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Krustins, Andrejs

General Andrejs KRUSTIŅŠ (L.k.o.k.) (2 Jul 1884 - 16 Oct 1941)
Served in the Russian Army as Commander, 6. Tukums Rifle Regiment and Chief of Staff of the 3. Soviet Latvian Rifle Brigade until arrested. After escaping from prison, returned to Latvia and joined the Latvian Army as Lieutenant-Colonel on October 8, 1919. Following the Russian occupation of Latvia in 1940, he was taken into the Red Army as a Major-General and commander of the 183. Rifle Division until his arrest in 1941. He was sent to Moscow, tried and executed that same year.


8 Oct 1919 - 20 Oct 1919: Attached to the General Staff
20 Oct 1919 - 1922: Commander, 8. Daugavpils Infantry Regiment
(Dec 1919: Promoted to Colonel)
1922 - 1925: Deputy Commanding General, 3. Latgale Division
(1925: Promoted to General)
1925 - 1933: Commanding General, 1. Kurzeme Division
1933 - 27 Sep 1940: Commanding General, 3. Latgale Division


Principal Sources:
Lāčplēša Kara Ordeņa Kavalieri, published by Latvijas Valsts Vēstures Arhīvs
Latvijas Armijas Augstākie Virsnieki, published by Latvijas Valsts Vēstures Arhīvs
Latvijas Bruņotie Spēki, by Edgars Andersons
The Armed Forces of Latvia 1918 - 1940, by Andris J. Kursietis
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