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Spandegs, Vilis

General Vilis SPANDEGS (L.k.o.k.) (19 Dec 1890 - 16 Oct 1941)
Following service in the Russian Army, joined the Latvian Army as Captain on June 9, 1919. Arrested in 1941 by the Russians, he was sent to Moscow, tried and executed.


19 Jun 1919 - Jul 1919: Chief of Staff, Northern Latvia Brigade
Jul 1919 - Aug 1919: Chief of Staff, Southern Front
Jul 1919 - Sep 1920: Chief of Staff, 2. Vidzeme Division
(Jan 1920: Promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel)
Sep 1920 - 1924: Chief of the Chancellery, Ministry of Defense
?: Acting Commander, 2. Vidzeme Division
1924 - 1925: Battalion Commander, 4. Valmiera Infantry Regiment
1925 - Dec 1926: Deputy Commander, 1. Liepāja Infantry Regiment
Dec 1926 - 1936: Commander, 2. Ventspils Infantry Regiment
(1927: Promoted to Colonel)
1936 - 30 Jul 1940: Commander, 7. Sigulda Infantry Regiment
(Jul 1940: Promoted to General)
30 Jul 1940 - 2 Aug 1940: Special Purposes Officer to the Commander-in-Chief of the Army
2 Aug 1940 - 27 Sep 1940: Commanding General, 1. Kurzeme 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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