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SKRIBO, KARLIS

Karlis Skribo
  • May, 1921 - Skribo, with no aviation experience, is transferred to the aviation section from the Zemgale Division HQ.
  • March 1922 - begins flight school
  • 1922: Granted full pilot status after logging 15 hrs, 10 min. of flight time. Rank: Lieutenant.
  • August 31, 1922 - makes his first solo flight (in an Albatros)
  • October 11, 1923 - member of the Reserve squadron.
  • December, 1929 - one of the first pilots assigned the new Bristol Bulldog. Rank: Captain
  • January 28, 1930 - (Presidential Order No.527(1)) - promotes Captain Karlis Skribo to the rank of Lt.Colonel.
  • May 25, 1930 - participates in the Aviation Festival at Riga/Spilve.
  • 1931 - Qualifies on the new Fiat CR1s.
  • June 5, 1932 - Participates in the Aviation Festival at Riga/Spilve.
  • May 28, 1933 - Participates in the Aviation Festival at Riga/Spilve.
  • July 15, 1933 - named Commander of the 2nd Fighter Squadron.
  • 1933 - Completes advanced officer training courses.
  • September 9, 1934 - Participates in the Aviation Festival at Riga/Spilve.
  • 1936 - Commander of the Supply section.
  • July 5, 1936 - participates in the ceremony placing a cornerstone for hangars at the new aerodrome in Liepaja.
  • 1941 (Soviet Occupation) - arrested and deported to Siberia.

    Sources

    - Aviacijas Svetki (1932) Programma, pg.7, 9
    - Briedis, E. Latviesa Stasts, pg. 76, 82
    - Bruvelis, E. Latvijas Aviacijas Vesture
    - Jaunakas Zinas, June 2, 1932, pg.10
    - Latvijas Kareivis, January 30, 1930
    - Latvijas Kareivis, May 22, 1930
    - Latvijas Kareivis, Sept.5, 1934
    - Latvijas Kareivis, Sept.11, 1934

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