Aviators
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LAKSTIGALA, KRISS

Ercums
  • May 1, 1906 - Born, Ventspils
  • 1926 - called into military service, and enrolled in Military College
  • 1929 - Graduated from Military College and is assigned to the Aviation division.
  • 1931 - Graduates from flight school with pilots' license #224
  • 1937 - Assigned to the Naval Aviation division in Liepaja
  • 1940 - (Soviet occupation) released from military service
  • (German occupation) Called into the Legion. Served in the 19th division and was tasked with forming the auto transport corps.
  • 1944 - ordered to return to Germany to join the Latvian aviation squadron, However, he was retained in his 19th division HQ technical position until war's end.
  • Detained in DP camp in American sector
  • 1949 - emigrates to Adelaide, Australia.
  • Sept.16, 1978 - dies in Adelaide, Australia.

    Sources

    - Daugavas Vanagu Menesraksts 1976, No.4
    - Daugavas Vanagu Menesraksts 1978, No.5
    - Latvijas Aviacijas Vesture Edvins Bruvelis

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