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LODZINS, PETERIS

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  • December 15, 1904 - born, near Valmiera, where he completes his basic education.
  • 1924 - called into military service, assigned to the Aviation Regiment.
  • 1925 - completes the aviation mechanic program with honors.
  • August 12, 1928 - completes his first solo flight.
  • October 1, 1928 - graduates from flight school. Rank: Sargeant
  • September 13, 1929 - crashes heavily in a Martinsyde ADC.1
  • December 3, 1930 - crashes in Bristol Bulldog #73 at Spilve. Initially, his injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, but over the next 24 hours his condition declined dramatically and he succumbed to internal injuries during the night of December 4 - 5.
  • December 8, 1930 - laid to rest in Riga's Mezu Kapi.


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Sources

- Briedis, E. Latviesa Stasts, pg. 99
- Bruvelis, E. Latvijas Aviacijas Vesture
- Latvijas Kareivis, December 4, 1930
- Latvijas Kareivis, December 5, 1930
- Latvijas Kareivis, December 6, 1930
- Latvijas Kareivis, December 7, 1930
- Latvijas Kareivis, December 9, 1930

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