Aviators
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VEIKINS, KARLIS

  • November 18, 1899 - Born, in Limbazi
  • 1924 - receives his pilots wings (rank: sargeant)
  • 1927 - becomes a flight instructor.
  • May 25, 1930 - participates in the Aviation Festival at Riga/Spilve.
  • May 31, 1931 - Participates in the Aviation Festival at Riga/Spilve.
  • June 5, 1932 - participates in the Aviation Festival at Riga/Spilve.
  • May 28, 1933 - participates in the Aviation Festival at Riga/Spilve.
  • September 9, 1934 - participates in the Aviation Festival at Riga/Spilve.
  • March 13 - 14, 1935 - participates in the aviation promotional tour of Latgale.
  • September 8, 1935 - participates in the Aviation Festival at Riga/Spilve.
  • June 7, 1939 - As part of the Aviation Regiment's 20th anniversary, he is awarded the Viestura Ordenis V. class (with swords).
  • At end of his military career he held the rank of Lieutenant.
  • After the war, emigrated to Australia.
  • March 7, 1961 - Died, in Sidney, Australia. Laid to rest in the Rukuda cemetary, Sidney.

    Sources

    - Bruvelis, Edvins Latvijas Aviacijas Vesture
    - Kadets No.1, Dec 1967.
    - Latvijas Kareivis, May 22, 1930
    - Latvijas Kareivis May 30, 1931
    - Latvijas Kareivis June 2, 1931
    - Latvijas Kareivis, Sept.5, 1934
    - Latvijas Kareivis, Sept.11, 1934
    - Sparnota Latvija, No.61 (July 1939) pg.247
    - Sturtivant & Page The DH4/DH9 File pg.265

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