Who Are They?

INDIVIDUALS and SMALL GROUPS



These are images of individuals (and a few small groups) who are associated with Latvian aviation, but who are, as yet, unidentified. If someone can help me attach a name to any of the people pictured, please send me an email at Gunars Thank you!


Click for Larger Image Photo Number A081

On Back: Blank
Photo Studio: Unknown
Other Information: A member of the Naval Aviation Unit.
[V.Skirmants Collection]


Click for Larger Image Photo Number A082

On Back: Blank
Photo Studio: Unknown
Other Information: Officer on the right is a 1st Lt. of the Aviation Regiment.
[V.Skirmants Collection]



Click for Larger Image Photo Number A083

On Back: Blank
Photo Studio: Unknown
Other Information: Officer of the Aviation Regiment standing next to an airplane's radial engine.
[G.D.Zulis Collection]


Click for Larger Image Photo Number A084

On Back: Blank
Photo Studio: Unknown
Other Information:A young officer candidate with his bride. His badges include the Aviation Regiment badge, Flight School badge, Marksmanship badges and, lower down, the Latvian Aero Club badge.
[G.D.Zulis Collection]


Click for Larger Image Photo Number A085

On Back: Back
Photo Studio: R.Apse Foto Stud., Riga
Other Information: A Sargeant of the Aviation Regiment. Badges shown are the Aviation Regiment badge and the Flight School badge.Text on back reads: "A souvenir from Valentin Zelm??? Riga, October 24, 1940
[G.D.Zulis Collection]


Click for Larger Image Photo Number A086

On Back: Blank
Photo Studio: Unknown
Other Information:This appears to be the same member of the Naval Aviation Unit seen in photos # 070 and 072
[H.Robeznieks Collection]


Click for Larger Image Photo Number A087

On Back: Back
Photo Studio: J.Falkova, Ludza
Other Information: This member of the Latvian Aero Club wears a number of distinctive badges. The large disc worn around his neck states that he is the "Pagasts Vecakais", which literally translates as 'municipal elder' - essentially, the mayor. Below the LAK badge is the "Aizsargi" badge, and below that is the badge of the 5th Cesis Infantry. It would appear that he is retired from the active military, retains a role with the 3rd unit of the National Guard, and is also the local mayor.
[G.D.Zulis Collection]


Click for Larger Image Photo Number A088

On Back: Back
Photo Studio: Unknown
Other Information: A very young-looking corporal. The upper badge is that of the Latvian Aero Club, and below that is the badge of the Artillery Regiment. On the back, in pencil, is written the name "Alberts Gosins"
[G.D.Zulis Collection]


Click for Larger Image Photo Number A089

On Back: Blank
Photo Studio: Karlis Kosa, Riga. Dzirnavu Iela 90, dz.5, talr. 29468
Other Information:This is a member of the Aviation Regiment, with a girl in traditional Latvian folk costume on his knee. He is wearing the Aviation Regiment badge, below that what appears to be one of the medals awarded for marksmanship, and at the bottom (in the shadow), the badge of the Latvian Aero Club.
[G.D.Zulis Collection]


Click for Larger Image Photo Number A090

On Back: Back
Photo Studio: Unknown, but the logo suggests that it might have been printed at the Aviation Regiment lab.
Other Information: An aviator in full winter flight gear, Taken at Krustpils, Winter/early spring 1940.
[G.D.Zulis Collection]

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