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MEIJERS, SERGEJS

  • Learned to fly in the Czarist Russian air force, and served in a naval unit there.
  • Studied aviation technology in France, earning a degree in civil aviation.
  • Ethnically, a Russian, he fought for the Latvians in the War of Independence (member of the Vecauce Company).
  • June 19, 1919 - Transferred to Aviation group from the Vecauces military command.
  • September 1, 1924 - a founding member of the naval aviation unit (initially rated as an observer)
  • January 22, 1925 - re-certifies as a pilot.
  • January 23, 1925 - checks out on the Hanriot.
  • February 22, 1925 - Meijers is officially reprimanded for a clumsy landing in which Hanriot #5 was damaged.
  • June 1925 - checks out on the Savoia flying boat.
  • July 19, 1925 - with observer Lidaks, makes a long and dangerous ocean reconnaissance flight in very poor weather to investigate Soviet ships reports near Liepaja.
  • September, 1925 - Meijers is disciplined for flying in Caudron #6 too low over the city (presumably Liepaja)
  • October and December, 1926 - called to testify in the court martial of N.Jevlampjev.
  • Between September 15, 1923 and January 1, 1927 Meijers logged 126.7 flying hours.
  • September 9, 1934 - participates in the Aviation Festival at Riga/Spilve.
  • September 8, 1935 - participates in the Aviation Festival at Riga/Spilve.
  • May 22, 1936 - The Naval aviation unit is disbanded. Meijers requests, and is granted, his discharge from the military.

    Sources

    - Bruvelis, E. Latvijas Aviacijas Vesture
    - Latvijas Kareivis, Sept.5, 1934
    - Latvijas Kareivis, Sept.11, 1934

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