Aviators
K

KLEINS, KARLIS

  • May 17, 1923 - begins flight school. Rank: Sargeant
  • 1923 - passes his flight test, flying Fokker D.VII #16.
  • March 7, 1924 - graduates from flight school.
  • September 1924 - signs an agreement to remain in the Regiment for at least two more years.
  • 1926 - test flies and approves recently re-built Ansaldo Balilla #35. Rank: 1st Sargeant
  • December 1929 - is checked out on the new Bristol Bulldogs.
  • May 25, 1930 - participates in the Aviation Festival at Riga/Spilve.
  • 1930 - promoted to the rank of Lieutenant.
  • September 1939 - serves in the Technical Section of the Aviation Regiment.
  • 1940 (Soviet Occupation) - is required to serve in the "Gulbene Squadron", part of the Soviet 24th Territorial Corps.

    Sources

    - Bruvelis, E. Latvijas Aviacijas Vesture
    - R.Gulbis' log book
    - Latvijas Kareivis May 22, 1930
    - Sparnota Latvija, No.61 (July 1939) pg.247

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