Aviators
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KAGUSS, KARLIS

  • March 10, 1905 - Born, near Valka (Eveles pagasts)
  • 1927 - Graduates from Military College, assigned to the 8th Daugavpils Infantry.
  • 1930 - enrolls in flight school
  • October 15, 1930 - graduates from flight school (observer), and is transferred to the Aviation Regiment.
  • Assigned to a Reconnaissance Squadron.
  • September 8, 1935 - participates in the Aviation Festival at Riga/Spilve.
  • Earns the Order of Viesturs.
  • 1939 - on the roster of the 6th Recon Squadron, based at Gulbene and flying SV-5s. Rank: 1st Lieutenant
  • October 6, 1939 - designated with the status of "combat pilot".
  • 1940-41 (Soviet Occupation) - Serves in the Latvian Squadron of the Soviet 24th Territorial Corps, stationed at Gulbene and flying SV-5s.
  • (German Occupation) - serves in the military police unit at Jekabpils.
  • Earns the Iron Cross, 2nd Class.
  • Steps on a land mine and loses his foot. Is transported to Germany for treatment and, after the war, settles in Bilefelde.
  • April 11, 1987 - Died, in Bad Oeynhausen, Germany.
    Karlis Kaguss

    Sources

    Bruvelis, Edvins Latvijas Aviacijas Vesture
    Kadets No.9 (1980)
    Kadets No.10 (1981)

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