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ERGLIS, JULIJS

Erglis
  • Born: December 24, 1885, Mieranu pag.
  • Called into the Russian army during WW1
  • Graduated from Russian military college as an officer, assigned to the 430th Infantry
  • June 1917 - transferred to the Red 'strelnieki' reserve. Saw a great deal of action.
  • Awarded the Annas Order (IV class), Stanislav Order (III class).
  • February 10, 1919 - volunteers for the Latvian army, assigned to the Kalpaka battalion.
  • Promoted to commander of the 1st Leipajas Infantry. Took part in the fighting in Kurzeme.
  • January 6, 1920 - Distinguished himself in action on the Latgales front (Noted in the Lacplesis Order citation)
  • 1920 - awarded the Order of Lacplesis.
  • Commander of the 9th Madonas National Guard infantry.
  • 1925-1931 - Member of the Latvian Parliament
  • 1924 - founder and first chairman of the Riga Milk Producers Association.
  • August 21, 1936 - Participates in the Aviation Festival at Riga/Spilve.
  • January 4, 1937 - named Commander of the National Air Guard. He was not a pilot himself, so he delegated all leadership duties which required actual flying to his assistant, Capt. V. Dimza and retained for himself the administrative functions.
Erglis
  • July 10, 1938 - participates in the Aviation Festival at Kuldiga.
  • 1939 - Chairman of the Board of "Degviela" corp.
  • October 14, 1940 (Soviet occupation) - arrested.
  • May 6, 1941 - death penalty pronounced.
  • June 22, 1941 - executed by the Soviets, near Baltezers. Another report has him being shot dead in the basement of the Riga Central Prison.

Sources

- Aizsargs, No.184 (1939, No.10), pg.702
- Andersons, E. Latvijas Brunotie Speki, pg. 428
- Antena, Ilze (ed) Lacplesa Kara Ordena Kavalieri pg. 145
- Bruvelis, E. Latvijas Aviacijas Vesture
- Irbitis, K. Of Struggle and Flight
- Jaunais Kurzemnieks July 13, 1938
- Latvijas Kareivis 1937-01-14
- Latvijas Kareivis 1937-01-24
- Latvijas Kareivis 1937-03-04
- Latvijas Kareivis 1937-03-21
- Latvijas Kareivis 1937-04-07
- Latvijas Kareivis 1937-05-05
- Latvijas Kareivis 1937-06-05
- Latvijas Kareivis 1937-10-03
- Latvijas Kareivis 1937-10-14
- Latvijas Kareivis 1937-10-17
- Latvijas Kareivis 1937-11-17
- Pelkavs, Elmars (ed) Policy of Occupation Powers in Latvia, pg. 135
- Sparnota Latvija, No.31 (Jan 1937) pg.1, 20, 21
- Sparnota Latvija, No.32 (Feb 1937) pg.52
- Sparnota Latvija, No.33 (Mar 1937) pg.86, 88
- Sparnota Latvija, No.34 (Apr 1937) pg.119
- Sparnota Latvija, No.35 (May 1937) pg.158
- Sparnota Latvija, No.36 (Jun 1937) pg.192
- Sparnota Latvija, No.40 (Oct 1937) pg.267, 271, 280, 284
- Sparnota Latvija, No.41 (Nov 1937) pg.287, 290, 310, 311, 312, 316
- Sparnota Latvija, No.42 (Dec 1937) pg.345, 346
- Sparnota Latvija, No.50 (Aug 1938) pg.573
- Sparnota Latvija, No.51 (Sept 1938) pg.612
- Sparnota Latvija, No.53 (Nov 1938) pg.684, 691, 713, 714
- Sparnota Latvija, No.54 (Dec 1938) pg. 750
- Sparnota Latvija, No.55 (Jan 1939) pg.28
- Sparnota Latvija, No.56 (Feb 1939) pg.68, 69, 70
- Sparnota Latvija, No.60 (June 1939) pg.216, 218, 220, 223, 224
- Sparnota Latvija, No.61 (July 1939) pg.252
- Sparnota Latvija, No.71/72 (May 1940) pg.169, 171

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