Roberts Dambitis

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Birthday
2, 1881
Birthplace
Latvia
Death Date
Mar 27, 1957 (75)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
2, 1881
Birthplace
Latvia
Death Date
Mar 27, 1957 (75)

About

Latvian politician known for being appointed Deputy Minister of Defense during the Independence War.

Before Fame

He became the first soldier in the Latvian Army when he placed volunteer units under the command of the People's Council of Latvia.

Trivia

He joined the Soviet puppet government as Minister of War in 1940 before being arrested by the Gestapo and interned in the Sachsenhausen concentration camp until 1945.

Family Life

His parents raised him in Strenci, Latvia.

Associated With

He and Georges Guynemer both fought in World War I.