The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of General Krišjānis Berķis

Berķis, Krišjānis


* 26th of April 1884

† 29th of July 1942


1919-10-XX Colonel
1925-06-22 General


1919-03-22 1919-05-18 Commanding Officer Reserve Battalion, Valmiera Infantry Regiment
1919-05-18 1919-08-06 Commanding Officer 2nd Cēsis Infantry Regiment
1919-08-06 1933-10-XX Commanding Officer 3rd Latgale Division
1933-10-XX 1934-04-12 Attached to the General Staff
1934-04-12 1934-11-14 Commanding Officer Vidzeme Division
1934-04-12 1934-11-14 Commandant of Riga
1934-11-14 1940-06-20 Commander in Chief of the Army
1940-04-XX 1940-06-XX Minister of Defence
1940-XX-XX Retired
1940-09-30 Deported to Siberia by the Soviets
1941-06-23 1942-07-29 Arrested by the Soviets
1942-07-29 Died in prison
Picture source: Courtesy of Valdis J. Kursietis