Aviators
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JENKEVICS, RUDOLFS

Ercums
  • Born: August 23, 1902, Mezmuizas (Augstkalnes) pag.
  • 1919, January 5 - Volunteers for the Latvian army, in the Jelgava Volunteer Company.
  • After the retreat to Liepaja, he is transferred to the Kalpaka battalion, cavalry.
  • Promoted to the rank of Corporal.
  • 1919, June 21 - distinguished himself in a particularly dangerous reconnaissance of the German-held territories (Noted in his Lacplesis Order citation)
  • 1921 - Awarded the Order of Lacplesis For his service in the war of liberation he is awarded a homestead (named "Atvari") in the county of Jaunsati, Tukums region.
  • 1924 - Graduated from the Military College, cavalry division
  • 1924 - promoted to Lieutenant.
  • 1930, July 25 - Graduates from flight school (observer)
  • May 28, 1933 - Participates in the Aviation Festival at Riga/Spilve.
  • 1933 - promoted to Captain-Lieutenant.
  • 1934, Sept.9 - Participates in the Aviation Festival at Riga/Spilve.
  • Promoted to the rank of Captain.
  • 1935, March 2 - named assistant to the Aizsargi Commander.
  • September 8, 1935 - Participates in the Aviation Festival at Riga/Spilve.
  • July 7, 1936 - Participates in the Aviation Festival at Riga/Spilve.
  • July 12, 1936 - Participates in the Aviation Festival at Kuldiga.
  • August 9, 1936 - Participates in the Aviation Festival at Ventspils.
  • August 16, 1936 - Participates in the Aviation Festival at Bauska.
  • September 6, 1936 - Participates in the Aviation Festival at Ikskile.
  • July 10, 1938 - participates in the Aviation Festival at Kuldiga.
  • 1939 - Aizsargi HQ officer in charge of communications.
  • 1942 (German occupation) Wounded while serving in the German military as commander of the 2nd Company, 266th battalion.
  • Evacuated to Germany. Spouse: Anna (nee Dzenis), two daughters Mara and Inara.
  • Died: September 4, 1946 in Ergalen, Germany
    Rudolfs Jenkevics Rudolfs Jenkevics

    Sources

    - Antena, Ilze ed. Lacplesa Kara Ordena Kavalieri
    . Bruvelis, Edvins Latvijas Aviacijas Vesture
    - Jaunais Kurzemnieks, July 13, 1938
    - Latvijas Kareivis, Sept.5, 1934
    - Latvijas Kareivis, Sept.11, 1934

    My thanks to the family of R.Jenkevics, and in particular Kristin Zeller, for information and photos to help prepare this profile.

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