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VANAGS, HUGO

  • 1927- graduates from flight school.
  • August 13, 1928 - is checked out on the Letov S.16
  • August 28, 1928 - promoted to the rank of Captain.
  • May 25, 1930 - participates in the Aviation Festival at Riga/Spilve.
  • 1931 - responsible for parachute training for his squadron.
  • September 9, 1934 - Participates in the Aviation Festival at Riga/Spilve.
  • January 3, 1936 - named Commander of the 7th Reconnaissance Squadron.
  • December 16, 1936 - participates in the commission to select a new aircraft for the Regiment.
  • February , 1937 - the commission selects the Hawker Hind.
  • October, 1938 - Commander of the 6th Recon Squadron.
  • 1939-1940 - Commander of the 5th Reconnaissance Squadron, based in Riga and flying Letovs and Hawker Hinds.
  • November 14, 1939 - qualifies for designation as a Combat pilot.

    Sources

    - Bruvelis, E. Latvijas Aviacijas Vesture
    - Irbitis, K. Of Struggle and Flight
    - Latvijas Kareivis, May 22, 1930
    - Latvijas Kareivis, Sept.5, 1934
    - Latvijas Kareivis, Sept.11, 1934
    - Loza & Ozolins, Latviesu Lidotaji Vol.2, pg. 83
    - Sparnota Latvija, No.61 (July 1939) pg.247

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