Captain-Major VERNER HANS PUURAND Recognized

January 6, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: History, US History, Revolution And Post-Independence (1775-1820), Revolutionary War
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Eva Jänes Tamsalu Gymnasium

Verner Hans Puurand can be considered the most famous person who has ever lived in Tamsalu. His farmhouse was located in Naistevälja village.

born in Narva on 27 September 1904 1928 graduated from the Military School in Tondi as Lieutenant Junior joined the Navy 1935 – 1937 in England supervising the construction of submarines to Estonia

Since 1939 the Commander of the submarine KALEV – one of the two submarines the Estonian Government ordered from England right before the war.

Submarine KALEV

Submarine LEMBITU

1941 liberation battles of Tallinn, Pärnu, Paldiski, Aegna, Hiiumaa and Saaremaa 1942 – 1944 Head of the German Intelligence School in Leetse

1944 promoted to Captain-Major Since 1945 • active in the US Military Government • liberation of Estonian war prisoners

1946 organised the formation of American Work and Guard Battalions from Baltic soldiers

1948 went to live in Brisbane, Australia together with his family

24 February 1974 promoted to Navy Captain 1973 – 1977 the Exile Minister of the Estonian Government 1977 – 1983 the Exile Minister of Economy of the Estonian Government

born in Tallinn in 1932 worked on a cargo ship in Australia studied to be an electrical engineer presented a rare photo album to the archives of Estonia (materials about the birth of the submarine KALEV) 2009 visited his father’s home in Naistevälja

Died on 12 June 1983 and was buried in Brisbane

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