Karl Parts

Karl Parts

Karl Parts in 1920.
Born July 15, 1886
Died September 1, 1941 (aged 55)
September 1, 1941 Kirov, Soviet Union
Allegiance  Estonia
Service/branch Estonia
Years of service 1914–1917 Imperial Russian Army
1918–1925 Estonian Army
Rank Colonel
Unit Estonian Army
Battles/wars World War I
Estonian War of Independence
Awards Cross of Liberty
Other work Farmer

Karl Parts VR I/1, VR II/2, VR II/3 (July 15, 1886 in Palupera Commune, Estonia – September 1, 1941 in Kirov, Soviet Union) was an Estonian military commander during the Estonian War of Independence.

In 1915 he graduated from Peterhof Military School, and participated in World War I. In July 1917 Parts joined the Estonian national units. During the German occupation in 1918 he organized the underground Estonian Defence League. In the Estonian Liberation War Karl Parts led and organized the armoured trains and in April 1919 became the commander of Armoured Trains Division. He commanded in the biggest armoured conflict of war that resulted in the capture of Pskov. After the war Parts served 1921–1923 as commander of Armoured Trains Brigade and later as inspector. He actively participated in defeating the 1924 coup attempt. In 1925 he retired and became a farmer. In 1940 Soviet occupation authorities arrested Parts, and he was shot in imprisonment the year after.

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