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What's New Here - 2005 Archive

  • December 2005
    • December 31 - Added Images to the Bristol Bulldog page. Added "Pulka Seta" to the Other Locations section.
    • December 30 - Added link to the VEF I-16 page, updated the Bibliography page.
    • December 29 - Added images of Irbitis I-16 model built by Piotr Dmitruk to the scale models section.
    • December 23 - Updated the profile of A.Pantelejevs. Added image to J.Grinbergs' I-12 project.
  • November 2005
    • November 20 - Added two entries to the Cukurs Flight to Tokyo project.
    • November 8 - Added four entires to the Cukurs Flight to Tokyo project. Added Riga Aviation Festival of August 27, 1922. Added Image to Riga Aviation Festival of August 7, 1921.
    • November 7 - Added 10 Images to page 6 of the "Who Are These Guys?" Group photos section. Added images to the Riga/Spilve aerodrome page.
    • November 6 - Added Images to the Fairey Seal page. Added Image to the 1940 Daugavpils Aviation Festival page.
    • November 5 - Added text and photos to the Hong Kong element of the Cukurs Flight to Tokyo project.
    • November 4 - Added Image to the Udet Flamingo page.
  • October 2005
    • October 8 - Added five entries to the Cukurs Flight to Tokyo project.
  • September 2005
    • September 30 - Added Images to the Cukurs Flight to Tokyo page.
    • September 24 - Added seven entries to the Cukurs Flight to Tokyo project.
    • September 22 - Added Image to the Sopwith Strutter file.
    • September 21 - Added first eight entries to the Cukurs Flight to Tokyo project. (Historic Flights section)
    • September 19 - Added Image to the German invasion page. Updated a number of the aerodrome pages.
    • September 18 - Added Images to the He-4, Sopwith Camel, Junkers CL.1, Rumpler C.1, LVG and Albatros B.II pages.
    • September 17 - Added Images to the Sopwith Strutter and DFW C.V pages. Added Eduards Varazinskis to the biographies section. Updated J.Indan's bio. Redesigned the Latvian periodicals section of the Bibliography page, and added new items.
    • September 16 - Added Images to the Flamingo, Letov and Svenska Pirat pages. Added incident report from the summer of 1939.
  • August 2005
    • August 28 - Added Image to the LVG page. Updated the Riga/Spilve Aerodrome page. Added Zanis Rulle and Karlis Sabulis to the biographies section.
    • August 27 - Updated files in the "Latvian Aviators in WWII" section. Updated O.Kohs' biography page. Added Olgerts Vinklers to the biolgraphies section.
    • August 26 - Added Images to the Sopwith Camel and Hanriot HD17 sections.
    • August 24 - Added Voldemars Skrastins and Karlis Bambergs to the biographies section.
    • August 18 - Added Janis Lodzins to the biographies section.
    • August 17 - Added Janis Koluzs to the biographies section.
    • August 14 - Added Image to the VEF/Irbitis I-12 page.
    • August 13 - Added Images to K.Konstants and M.Ziedainis' biographies. Added a route map to the Cukurs Flight to Gambia project. Updated the Bibliography page.
    • August 10 - Added Arveds Ansons and Ansis Akmenkalns to the biographies section.
    • August 8 - Added items and restructured the Clip Art page.
    • August 7 - Added items to the Internet Links page.
    • August 5 - Added a page about the RWD-8 to the Air Force aircraft section.
    • August 4 - Added 3 Images to the Cukurs Flight to Gambia project. Updated the Vecumi aerodrome file.
    • August 3 - Added Image to the Rumpler C.1 file.
    • August 2 - Added Image to the Letov S.16 file.
    • August 1 - Added 32 Images to the Cukurs Flight to Gambia project.
  • July 2005
    • July 29 - Added the final 12 text entries to the Cukurs Flight to Gambia project.
    • July 27 - Added four entries to the Cukurs Flight to Gambia project.
    • July 24 - Added five entries to the Cukurs Flight to Gambia project.
    • July 21 - Added four entires to the Cukurs Flight to Gambia project.
    • July 19 - Added Images to Avro, Fiat Cr.1, Ansaldo Balilla and Gloster Gladiator files.
    • July 17 - Added Image to event of June 7, 1937.
    • July 12 - Added Peteris Abrams to the biographies section. Added Image of Abrams' glider to the Pioneers page.
    • July 11 - Maintenance Day - updated the Site Map, fixed a few of broken links.
    • July 10 - Added Images to the Pioneers page.
    • July 9 - Created a Latvian Aviation Pioneers page.
    • July 8 - Added Images and updated the VEF Irbitis I-16 page. Added Eizens Delle to the Constructors section. Updated the Gliders page.
    • July 7 - Added Images to the VEF Irbitis I-16 page. Added Karlis Konstants to the Biographies section.
    • July 6 - Added Herberts Runka to the Constructors section.
    • July 5 - Added Juris Brempelis to the Constructors section. Added Rudolfs Ziverts to the Biographies section.
    • July 4 - Added Gerhards Aboms to the biographies section. Updated the Aviation Festival of Aug. 21, 1938. Added Image to the Vladimirs Korobovskis biography. Added Georgs Novickis to the Constructors section.
    • July 3 - Added Riga Aviation Festival in May, 1931. Updated the Aviation Festival file for June 5, 1932. Added Image to the Udet Flamingo page.
    • July 2 - Added Nikolajs Dekeris, Otto Ostvalds and Martins Vitolins to the biographies section..
    • July 1 - Added Images to the Incident of Nov.6, 1931. Added Karlis Lepels to the biographies section..
  • June 2005
    • June 30 - Updated the Spilve Aug.21,1938 Aviation Festival file, the Gloster Gladiator file. Added Kalnciems to the Aerodromes section. Added Jelgava Aviation festival on August 12, 1923.
    • June 29 - Updated the Daugavpils aerodrome file.
    • June 28 - Added 10 Images to page 5 of the "Who Are These Guys?" Group photos section.
    • June 27 - Added 10 Images to page 8 of the "Who Are These Guys?" photo section.
    • June 26 - Added 10 Images to page 7 of the "Who Are These Guys?" photo section.
    • June 25 - Added 10 Images to page 4 of the "Who Are These Guys?" Group photos section.
    • June 24 - Added a page to the World War II section about Latvian fighter pilots. Also added V.Berkis, R.Dumpis, H.Klints, E.Lagzdins, J.Lecis, V.Livmanis, H.Makars and J.Stars to the Bios section.
    • June 22 - Added a page to the World War II section about Latvians serving in the Soviet Aviation units.
    • June 21 - Added LKOD to the Other Locations page.
    • June 19 - Added Jekabs Alksnis to the biographies pages.
    • June 18 - Added Images to the Ansaldo Balilla and Gourdou Lesseure pages.
    • June 11 - Added Profiles to the Udet Flamingo page. Added Haralds Melkus to the Constructor's Biographies section.
    • June 10 - Added Profiles to the Caudron C.60 and Fairey Seal pages.
    • June 8 - Added an interview with Toms Gailitis to the Gailitis bio page.
    • June 7 - Added items to the bibliography/sources page.
    • June 6 - Added Nikolajs Upenieks to the Biographies section.
    • June 5 - Added Alberts Gudermanis to the Biographies section.
    • June 4 - Returned from holiday. Added images to the biography pages of K.Blaus, P.Briedis, K.Ercums, A.Graudins, E.Mellups and R.Kandis. Added names to the "People - Others" section.
  • May 2005
    • May 22 - Added Images of the Regimental Band to the Special Items section.
    • May 21 - Added Incidents of May 20, 1937 and June 23, 1937. Added Image to the Incident of May 13, 1937. Added Daugavpils Aviation festivals of Sept.2, 1934 and May 26, 1940.
    • May 20 - Added Images to the Letov S.16, Albatros C.III, SV-5, Martinsyde Buzzard and Gloster Gladiator pages.
    • May 19 - Added page about Aviation activity during German invasion of June 1941. Updated a number of the aerodrome files.
    • May 16 - Added Image to the Fairey Seal page.
    • May 15 - Added Images to the July 28, 1920 item in the Losses and Incidents section, Letov S.16, KOD-1 and DFW C.V pages.
    • May 14 - Added Images to the Nov.6, 1931 item in the Losses and Incidents section.
    • May 13 - Added page about Juris Grinbergs' project to the Irbitis I-12 page.
    • May 9 - Added 10 Images to page 6 of the "Who Are These Guys?" section.
    • May 7 - Added 10 Images to page 3 of the "Who Are These Guys?" Group photos section.
    • May 6 - Added 10 Images to page 2 of the "Who Are These Guys?" Group photos section.
    • May 4 - Added Images to the Sopwith Camel and LVG pages, and also to the Zeppelin flight over Riga page (under Events)
  • April 2005
    • April 30 - Updated the Bio of Rudolfs Kandis.
    • April 28 - Updated the Bios of J.Abolins, K.Alksnis, E.Balodis, N.Balodis, J.Basko and J.Bergins.
    • April 27 - Added Images to the Cukurs Flight to Gambia project.
    • April 26 - Added Images to the LKOD-2, LKOD-1 and VEF I-12 pages.
    • April 24 - Added Aleksandrs Zarins to the Biographies section. Updated the N.Bulmanis bio.
    • April 22 - Added six entires to the Cukurs Flight to Gambia project.
    • April 19 - Added eight entries to the Cukurs' Flight to Gambia project.
    • April 18 - Made the first nine entries into the Cukurs' Flight to Gambia project (Historic Flights section).
    • April 17 - Added Image to the LKOD-2 page. Added Alfreds Danders to the biographies section. Added Jelgava's 1934 Aviation Festival.
    • April 15 - Added Augusts Lazdins to the biographies section.
    • April 12 - Added six incidents to the Losses/Incidents page.
    • April 10 - Added Janis Abolins to the biographies section.
    • April 8 - Added Fricis Sprogis to the biographies section. Updated the VEF JDA-10M file.
    • April 5 - Added Lukass Delveris to the biographies section. Added 15 items to the Losses/Incidents page.
    • April 4 - Updated the Martinsyde ADC-1 and Martinsyde Buzzard files. Updated the Bios of Rucels, Bulmanis, Sleiters, Nikolajs Balodis, Timmermanis, Udentins, Emils Briedis and Hugo Freimanis.
    • April 3 - Added Images to the HE-4, Letov S.16, Udet Flamingo and Civil Register pages. Added Viktors Krastins to the biographies section.
    • April 2 - Added Images to the Ansaldo Balilla, Bristol Bulldog, Fiat CR1, Stampe & Vertongen SV5 and VEF JDA-10 pages. Added Arvids Ozolins and Ludis Upans to the Biographies section.
    • April 1 - Added Images to the Fairey Seal, Irbitis I-12, LKOD-1, LKOD-2 and LVG pages. Updated the bio of L.Svans.
  • March 2005
    • March 31 - Added many items to the Bibliography page.
    • March 27 - Added Images to the Sopwith Strutter page.
    • March 26 - Added Peteris Antens and Karlis Bandenieks to the Bios Section.
    • March 25 - Added Images to the Gloster Gladiator, Letov S.16 and LKOD-2 pages. Added Janis Aboltins, Janis Cirulis, Janis Daiga, Oskars Kohs, Olgerts Pukse and Rudolfs Silarajs to the Biographies Section. Updated the Strukovs and J.Alksnis bios.
    • March 24 - Added Eduards Millers, Pauls Grube and Oskars Dzervitis to the Biographies Section. Added Images of Letov S.16 model to the Scale Models section.
    • March 23 - Added Karlis Skele to the Biographies Section.
    • March 22 - Added Eriks Kronis and Karlis Purmalis to the Biographies Section. Updated the biographies of B.Andersons, Baumanis, Bulmanis, Donis, Malins, Marsans, Milgravis, Nagainis, Reimanis, Rucels, Runka, Salna and Svans.
    • March 21 - Added Karlis Kaguss to the Biographies Section. Updated the biographies of Brakeris, Ercums, Greizis, Krastins, Lasmanis, Malins, Milgravis and TIrulis.
    • March 20 - Added Miervaldis Ziedainis to the Biographies Section.
    • March 17 - Added the 1939 awards to 17 of the bio profiles.
    • March 16 - Added "Valmierietis" to the Gliders page. Added eleven Events (mostly 1939-1940) to the Aviation Festivals page. Added Image to the Spilve Aerodrome page. Added Aviation Regiment's 20th Anniversary to the Events page.
    • March 15 - Added seven incidents to the Incidents/Losses page. Added N.Reinfelds to the Bios section.
    • March 14 - Added Augusts Strautnieks, V.J.Donis, Karlis Kalacis, Karlis Krumins and Peteris Apkalns to the Bios section.
    • March 13 - Added Karlis Veikins' file to the Bios section.
    • March 12 - Added Pulins flight to Sweden to the Historic Flights section. Updated a number of Aerodrome files.
    • March 6 - Note to regular visitors: My father passed away yesterday and I will not be adding new material for a few days.
    • March 5 - Added six items to the Aviation Festivals page.
    • March 4 - Added four events to the 1920 section of the Incidents and Losses page.
    • March 3 - Added five events to the Incidents and Losses page.
    • March 2 - Added V.Korobovskis and B.Petersons to the biographies page.
    • March 1 - Added Image to the Fokker D.VII page. Added six events to the Incidents and Losses page.
  • February 2005
    • February 28 - Added May 7, 1926 and Sept. 4, 1924 to the Incidents and Losses page, added Eduards Tomsons to the Biographies.
    • February 27 - Added 4 Images to the Civil Registry page.
    • February 25 - Added a page about the Latvian Luftwaffe Units.
    • February 24 - Updated the Aerodrome pages with Incident Reports.
    • February 20 - Added a page about the "Gulbene Squadron" (1940-1941).
    • February 16 - Added a page about the Soviet occupation of Latvian Air Bases in 1939-1940.
    • February 12 - Created a Section about Latvian Aviators in World War II - started with the Liepaja-Grobini page.
    • February 11 - Added Jezups Basko's biography to the Bios section.
    • February 9 - Added Arturs Kraulis' and Janis Bilmanis' biographies to the Bios section. Updated information on the August 7, 1921 Aviation Festival.
    • February 8 - Added Vilis Munters' biography to the Bios section.
    • February 7 - Added image to the Graf Zeppelin over Riga page.
    • February 6 - Added Nikolajs Bulmanis' biography to the Bios section (this brings the total number of Bios to 100)
    • February 5 - Added Image to the DFW C.V page.
    • February 4 - Added Janis Alksnis' military documents.
    • February 2 - Added Images for YL-AAZ and YL-AAX to the Civil Register, updated a number of the Aerodrome files.
  • January 2005
    • January 31 - Completed Site Map.
    • January 30 - technical stuff - began work on the Site Map, repaired dead links and spelling errors. Updated Aerodromes.
    • January 27 - Completed the Luftwaffe airfield project with the addition of unit info for Saldus, Cirava, Dimanti, Skrunda and Talsi.
    • January 26 - Added Image to the Fairey Seal page.
    • January 25 - Added German occupation (Luftwaffe unit) info for Cesis, Koknese, Vilani, Vecumi and Vainode.
    • January 24 - Added German occupation (Luftwaffe unit) info for Daugavpils, Tukums, Gulbene, Valmiera, Vilani and Sigulda aerodromes.
    • January 23 - Updated the biographies of Skurbe and Sotnieks. Added names to the Bios-others section. Added German occupation (Luftwaffe unit) info for Jelgava and Jekabpils aerodromes.
    • January 22 - Updated the biography of R.D.Timermanis. Added ten more photos to the "Who are These Guys?" pages.
    • January 21st - Added Images to the Irbitis VEF I-15, Gloster Gladiator, Junkers, Sopwith Strutter and Letov S.16 pages. Added the event of Sept.10, 1927 to the Events page. Added Jelgava to the Aerodromes page.
    • January 20th - Added Images to the Fokker D.VII and Hawker Hind pages.
    • January 19th - Added Images to the Bristol Bulldog, Sopwith Camel and DFW C.V pages.
    • January 17th - Added links to images for the Luftwaffe Spilve and Luftwaffe Liepaja pages.
    • January 15th - Added A.Tomass to the Biographies page. Added a page about Luftwaffe units based in Liepaja during the German occupation. (See link in "Liepaja" under the Aerodromes section). Updated the Launics biography.
    • January 14th - Added Atrens to the Biographies page. Updated the biographies of Rutins and Udentins.
    • January 12th - Completed the page about Lufwaffe units based at Spilve during the German occupation.
    • January 9th - Updated biographies of Argalis, Dzenitis, Kandis, Rucels, Skurbe and Strauja.
    • January 7th - Began a page about Luftwaffe units based at Spilve during the German occupation (See "Spilve/Riga" under Aerodromes)
    • January 6th - Added link to review of the 1:72 Resin model of the Svenska S.IIa (He-4).
    • January 5th - Added link to review of the 1:48 Resin model of Irbitis' I-16.
    • January 3rd - Added Images to the Cukurs flight to Tokyo page. Added 10 individuals to the "Who Are These Guys?" section.
    • January 2nd - Added Images to the Bristol Bulldog, Letov S.16 and KOD-1 pages. Added Venstpils 1939 to the Festivals section. Added Krustpils to the Aerodromes section. Added Janis Bergins and Edgars Baumanis to the Bios Section.
    • January 1st - Added August 30, 1937 to the Incidents/Losses page.

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