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RITENBERGS, NIKOLAJS

  • September 19, 1897 - born
  • 1922 - Graduates from flight school. Rank: Lieutenant
  • February 1923 - took part in the aviation promotional flight around Latgale, flying Halberstadt #19 (with Skaubitis).
  • October 11, 1923 - member of the artillery spotting unit.
  • Jan 22, 1927 - Commander of the Aviation Regiment's Reconnaissance section.
  • 1927 - seconded to the French Air Force. Serves with the 35th Squadron in Lyons.
  • September 12, 1929 - participates in the goodwill flight around Europe, sharing Letov #57K with Capt.Kandis.
  • 1931 - on the roster of the 7th Reconnaissance Squadron.
  • August 12, 1931 - dies in the crash of Letov S.16 #8, piloted by Sgt. J.Zeile. Laid to rest at Braul Kapi, Riga. B Rouse photo

    Sources

    - Aviacijas Svetki (1932) Programma, pg.19
    - Briedis, E. Latviesa Stasts, pg. 100
    - Bruvelis, E. Latvijas Aviacijas Vesture

    Gravesite photo Courtesy of Barbara Rouse.

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