Latvian Riflemen
This article is about Latvian military formations in World War I and Russian Civil War. For Red Army military formations in World War II see Latvian Riflemen Soviet Divisions.Latvian riflemen (Latvian...
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List of World War I aces from Latvia
The list of World War I flying aces from Latvia contains the name of one ace known to have been born in Latvia, as well as the names of two aces who seem to have also been active in the fighting in th...
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Harald Schultz
Harald Schultz (10 November 1895 – 15 March 1957) was a highly decorated Generalmajor in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight'...
Ludvigs Bolšteins
Ludvigs Bolšteins (February 5, 1888 – June 21, 1940) was a Latvian general. From 1925 to 1928 Bolšteins was commander of the Aizsargi home guard, from 1928 to 1940 commander of the Latvian border guar...
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Leonīds Breikšs
Leonīds Breikšs was a noted 1930s Latvian poet, journalist and patriot. His Latvian-based country style sits with contemporaries including Aleksandrs Pelecis, Jānis Medenis, Gunars Freimanis, Bronisla...
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Karlis Aperats
Kārlis Aperāts (4 March 1892 – 16 July 1944) was a Standartenführer, (full colonel) in the Waffen SS during World War II. He was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, which was awarded to reco...
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Oskars Perro
Oskars Perro (1918–2003) was Latvian soldier and writer. He was the first Latvian to be awarded the Iron Cross in the Second World War.
Oskars Perro was born in Mazsalaca, Latvia on 26 September 1...
Oskars Kalpaks
Oskars Kalpaks (January 6, 1882–March 6, 1919) was the commander of 1st Latvian Independent Battalion, also known as "Kalpaks Battalion".Kalpaks was born to a farming family. Having decided to b...
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Jānis Buivids
Jānis Buivids (September 8, 1864 – April 2, 1937) was a general in the Latvian army. He participated in World War I and the Russian Civil War.
Buivids was born in the county of Kaun...
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Krišjānis Berķis
Krišjānis Berķis (April 26, 1884 in Īslīce parish, Bauska municipality, Courland, modern Latvia – July 29, 1942 in Perm, Russia) was a Latvian general. Rising to prominence as an officer of the Latvia...
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Miervaldis Adamsons
Miervaldis Adamsons (Latvian: Miervaldis Ādamsons) (29 June 1910 – 23 August 1946) Latvian military officer who during World War II Joined the Waffen SS and got the rank of Hauptsturmführer. He wa...
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Kārlis Lobe
Kārlis Lobe (26 March 1895 - 9 July 1985) was a Latvian officer in the Imperial Russian Army, Latvian Army and the Latvian Legion, recipient of the Order of the Three Stars.
Kārlis Lobe was born ...
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Viktors Arājs
Viktors Arājs (13 January 1910 – 13 January 1988) was a Latvian collaborator and Nazi SS officer, who took part in the Holocaust during the German occupation of Latvia and Belarus (then called White R...
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Jukums Vācietis
Jukums Vācietis (November 11, 1873 – July 28, 1938) (Russian: Иоаким Иоакимович Вацетис, Ioakim Ioakimovich Vatsetis) was a Latvian Soviet military commander. He was a rare example of notable Sovi...
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Eduard Berzin
Eduard Petrovich Berzin (Latvian: Eduards Bērziņš; 1894–1938), born in Latvia, was a soldier and Chekist, but is remembered primarily for setting up Dalstroy, which instituted a system of forced-l...
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Mārtiņš Peniķis
Mārtiņš Peniķis (1874–1964) was a Latvian general and commander in chief of Latvian Army from 1928 to 1934. He was awarded with Order of Lāčplēsis and Order of the Three stars.
Mārtiņš Peniķis was...
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Jānis Francis
Jānis Francis (July 3, 1877 – October 24, 1956) was a general of the Latvian Army, recipient of the Order of Lāčplēsis, the 3rd class.
Born in Ķoņu parish, into a farming family, Francis graduated...
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Konrāds Kalējs
Konrāds Kalējs (26 June 1913 – 8 November 2001) was a Latvian soldier who was a Nazi collaborator and an alleged war criminal during World War II. He gained notoriety for evading calls for his p...
Gustavs Celmiņš
Gustavs Celmiņš (April 1, 1899 in Riga – April 10, 1968), was a Latvian politician.
He was educated at the commerce school of the Riga Stock Exchange, and graduated in Moscow. In 1917, he be...
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Kārlis Goppers
General Kārlis Goppers (April 2, 1876, Plāņi parish – March 25, 1941 at Ulbroka) was a Latvian military officer and the founder and President of Latvijas Skautu un Gaidu Centrālā Organizācija. He was ...
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Frīdrihs Briedis
Frīdrihs Briedis (June 23, 1888 – August 28, 1918) was a Latvian colonel and one of the most famous Latvian Riflemen commanders. He was posthumously the recipient of all classes of the Order of Lāčpl...
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List of former Latvian commanders
This is a list of the former Latvian commanders, which also includes the Latvian officers who have served in the Imperial Russian Army, Wehrmacht, Waffen SS and the military commanders, who have retir...
Roberts Ancāns
Roberts Ancāns (11 November 1919 – 1 January 1982) was an Obersturmführer in the Waffen SS during World War II. He was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, which was awarded to recognize extr...
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Andrejs Auzāns
Andrejs Auzāns (1871-1953) was a Latvian general and topographer.Auzāns was a major general in the Imperial Russian Army, best known for being the commander of the 7th Bauska Rifleman Regiment and the...
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Kārlis Mūsiņš
Kārlis Mūsiņš (15 December 1919 – 2 June 1955) was a Untersturmführer in the Waffen SS during World War II and Latvian National partisan after the war. He was awarded with the German Cross in gold.
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Kārlis Prauls
Kārlis Prauls (May 2, 1895 – January 30, 1941) was a Latvian general, and from 1930 to 1940 a commander in the Aizsargi home guard.
Prauls was born in Lielstraupe parish in Vidzeme. In 1915, he vo...
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Eduards Kalniņš
Eduards Kalniņš (December 31, 1876 – June 28, 1964) was a Latvian general. He participated in the Russo-Japanese War and in the Latvian War of Independence. He was Minister of Defence of Latvia in 192...
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Rūdolfs Gaitars
Rūdolfs Gaitars (1907-1945) was a Waffen-Obersturmführer in the Waffen SS during World War II. He was the first Latvian to be awarded the German Cross in Gold.
Gaitars was born on 29 May 1907 in P...
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