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SVALBE, LUDVIGS (aka LUDVIGS SARMA)

  • was a paid mechanic for the Aizsargu Aviacija
  • 1936 - graduates from flight school.
  • July 11, 1937 - participates in the Aviation Festival at Kuldiga.
  • July 25, 1937 - participtes in the Aviation Festival at Rujiena.
  • September 26-27, 1937 - flying as a passenger with Lesinskis, participates in the second "Flight Around Latvija" contest.
  • July 10, 1938 - participates in the Aviation Festival at Kuldiga.
  • July 24, 1938 - participates in the Aviation Festival at Rujiena
  • July 31, 1938 - participates in the Aviation Fesitval at Liepaja
  • September 25, 1938 - participates in the Aviation Festival at Cesis.
  • October 1-2, 1938 - in LKOD-2 #25, with V.Plose as passenger, participated in the third "Flight Around Latvia" competition.
  • January 13, 1939 - serves as a flight instructor for the 4th graduating class of the LAK's Riga flight school.
  • July 2, 1939 - participates in the Aviation Festival at Rujiena.
  • July 30, 1939 - participates in the Aviation Festival at Krimulda.
  • August 6, 1939 - participates in the Aviation Festival at Ventspils.
  • during the Soviet occupaton, Svalbe joined a partisan group and died fighting the Soviets.

    Sources

    - Bruvelis, E. Latvijas Aviacijas Vesture
    - Jaunais Kurzemnieks July 13, 1938
    - Sparnota Latvija, No.37/38 (Jul/Aug 1937) pg.234
    - Sparnota Latvija, No.39 (Sep 1937) pg.253
    - Sparnota Latvija, No.41 (Nov 1937) pg.290, 312, 316
    - Sparnota Latvija, No.50 (Aug 1938) pg.604, 605
    - Sparnota Latvija, No.51 (Sept 1938) pg. 629, 632, 633
    - Sparnota Latvija, No.53 (Nov 1938) pg.685, 686, 687, 688, 689, 690, 692
    - Sparnota Latvija, No.60 (June 1939) pg.217, 224
    - Sparnota Latvija, No.62 (Aug 1939) pg.270
    - Sparnota Latvija, No.63 (Sep 1939) pg.299, 300
    - Sparnota Latvija, No.65 (Nov 1939) pg.348

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