THE GREAT WAR

Baltic nations aces and pilots



  The lists

All the lists present the following data:
Name and (when known) first name are presented with arbitrary choice for the spelling (russian, german, arab names...).
RANK of the pilot: see the rank page for the meaning of the abbreviations and the equivalence.
According to the pages, COUNTRY, NATION for the nationality or ethnic origin, AIR_SERVICE for the air arm, are provided.
The number of victories represents usually the total of kills (individual plus shared). The shared kills are indicated when known under the form [indiv+shared]. The official score is indicated when different from the total (American and British scores of ww2 for example).
Authors of the SOURCES column are given; report to the bibliography page to find the books, articles, web pages in alphabetical order. The OTHER_SOURCES column presents the divergent scores with sometimes the author of the source.
The DETAIL column shows occasionally the type of kill, balloons, V-1s, ground kills, unconfirmed kills...
The NOTE column exposes different commentaries and for lack of space, abbreviations are used: report to the abbreviation page for their meaning.




Updated: 08/11/2007

Rank First Name Name Country Ww1 Victories Sources Detail Air Service Units Death Note Other Sources
Lt Peteris Eduard M. TOMSONS Latvia 11 V.Arkhipov, A.Abramov AM, IRAS & Let.AS 1KAO; Aviacijas Grupa France, Russia. Indep. war. 5; 3; 1 off. (Franks)
Ens Grigori Eduardovich SUK Lithuania 9 [6+3] Franks et al. IRAS 26KAO, 9KAO 28/11/1917 Nieuport, VFB19, Spad VII, 1917. 7+2unconf(Abramov)
Jaan M. MAJHLAPUU Estonia 6 A.Abramov IRAS 12.NSq Nieuport ace, 1917. KIFA. 5 (Franks)
Olgerdis I. TETERIS Latvia 6 A. Abramov IRAS 13KAO 28/02/1917 2 off. (Franks)
Ens Ernst Krislanovich LEMAN Lithuania 5 [1+4] Franks et al. IRAS 19KAO 17/12/1917 Nieuport ace, 1917. Suicide.
Lt Eduard W. A. Martinovich PULPE Latvia 5 [3+2] D. Porret (4 in France) FFC & IRAS MS23, N23 FFC, 8IO, KAO10 02/08/1916 Morane, Nieuport, 1915-16. KIA. 5+3unconf(Abramov)
Lt Valfrid Erhard 'Poju' NYKANEN Finland 4 IRAS 7FAO Nieuport pilot, Ukraine, 1918.
Nikolajs JEVLAMPJEVS Latvia 1 Web Latvian Aviation IRAS & LetAF
Adj Edgar Ivanovich MEOS Estonia 1 A. Abramov (1 balloon)(more?) Av.Mil.fra. N3, SPA3 Nieuport, 1917. WIA. 4+4unconf
Table: Baltic nations aces and pilots


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