Key Dates
Estonian Air Force (pre-WW2)

21 November 1918    Aviation Company of the Engineer Battalion created
January 1919    First aircraft obtained – captured from the Soviets
1920    Aviation Company expanded to an Aviation Regiment
1928    Aviation Regiment comes under the control of the Air Defence organisation
17 June 1940    Soviet Union invades Estonia – Estonian Air Force does not resist
June 1940    Air Force becomes Aircraft Squadron of 22nd Territorial Corps of the Soviet Army
22 June 1941    Germany invades the Soviet Union – Estonia soon occupied
June 1941    22nd Territorial Corps evacuates to Russia, but many Estonian personnel desert to fight the retreating Red Army

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