Leonardas Peseckas




Pilot. Lieutenant colonel
1899-1976


Leonardas Peseckas was born on August 15, 1899, in Lithuania. On January 24, 1919, he joined the Lithuanian Army as a volunteer and battled the Bolsheviks at Jieznas and Alytus. He was accepted to the School of Aviation on April 8, 1919, and graduated with the rank of lieutenant on December 16 of the same year. He was active in the battles for independence flying various sorties. On June 2, 1924, he received the designation of military pilot (later this designation was called Military Pilot of the Is' Order). On August 1, 1925 he was assigned as commander of the newly formed 4th Air Squadron; on July 27, 1933— commander of the Zokniai crew; on September 1, 1934—commander of the 6th Air Squadron; and on September 21, 1935—commander of the First Reconnaissance Group. On August 24, 1938, by then a lieutenant colonel, he entered the reserves and worked at the Agency of Commerce, Industry and the Trades. During the Soviet occupation he worked at the Knitwear Plant, and under German occupation he was Director of the Lima Textile Factory. He then fled to Vienna in the summer of 1944. Later he moved to Germany and lived in Regensburg and Scheinfeld. In 1949, he moved to Detroit (USA), became a U.S. citizen, and worked as a laborer at the Ford Automotive Plant. He died on May 29, 1976, in Chicago.


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