Aviators
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LASMANIS, ARTURS

  • Born: August 29, 1915 in Talsis
  • Graduated from the 13th class of the Latvian Military College.
  • 1926 - Graduated from flight school
  • 1927, March 1 - completes the advanced flying course.
  • 1929, December - his fighter squadron was equipped with Bristol Bulldogs.
  • 1931 - attained the rank of officer candidate.
  • May 28, 1933 - Participates in the Aviation Festival at Riga/Spilve.
  • September 8, 1935 - Participates in the Aviation Festival at Riga/Spilve.
  • Promoted to rank of lieutenant
  • July 11, 1937 - participates in the Aviation Festival at Kuldiga.
  • July 18, 1937 - Participates in the Aviation Festival at Skrunda.
  • August 8, 1937 - Participates in the Aviation Festival at Krimulda.
  • August 29, 1937 - Participates in the Aviation Festivals at Lutrini and Aizpute.
  • 1939 - a member of the 3rd Fighter Squadron, Riga (flying Gloster Gladiators and Bristol Bulldogs).
  • (Soviet Occupation) Arrested and transported to Siberia, where he was forced to remain for many years.
  • Died: March 12, 1977 in Riga. His funeral was attended by many mourners, including a number of his comrades from the aviation regiment.

    Sources

    - Aviacijas Svetki (1935) Programma, pg.11
    - Briedis, E. Latviesa Stasts, pg. 80, 121
    - Bruvelis, E. Latvijas Aviacijas Vesture
    - Daugavas Vanagu Menesraksts 1977, No.3
    - Jaunais Kurzemnieks July 14, 1937
    - Kadets No.9, pg.64
    - Latvijas Kareivis 1937-04-11
    - Latvijas Kareivis 1937-09-26
    - Latvijas Kareivis 1937-11-17
    - Loza & Ozolins, Latviesu Lidotaji Vol.2, pg. 81
    - Sparnota Latvija, No.33 (Mar 1937) pg.85
    - Sparnota Latvija, No.39 (Sep 1937) pg.251, 252
    - Sparnota Latvija, No.40 (Oct 1937) pg.276
    - Sparnota Latvija, No.41 (Nov 1937) pg.290, 312
    - Sparnota Latvija, No.42 (Dec 1937) pg.345
    - Sparnota Latvija, No.53 (Nov 1938) pg.684, 685, 686, 687, 688, 689

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