Aviators
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RETIGS, ARTURS

  • November 27, 1902 - Born, in Snikere, Zemgale
  • 1915 - his family moves to Limbazi where he contacted typhoid.
  • Served in the 10th Aizputes infantry.
  • Completed his high school education at night school, and also attended officer training school.
  • Graduated from aviation school (mechanic).
  • 1936 - Graduated from flight school.
  • October, 1938 - member of the 3rd Fighter Squadron.
  • June 7, 1939 - As part of the Aviation Regiment's 20th anniversary, he is awarded the Award of Honour II.Class. (Rank: Sargeant)
  • At war's end, he is placed in an american DP camp.
  • 1950 - emigrates to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
  • 1960 - moves to Toronto, Ontario and, after passing his technical exams, he is employed at the power plant for Toronto East General hospital.
  • Septembr 21, 1972 - he is the founder of the Toronto Latvian Pensioner's society and remains the society's leader for 12 years.
  • January 18, 1991 - Died, in Toronto, Canada
    Radomiska

    Sources

    - Daugavas Vanagu Menesraksts 1991, No.4

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