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[[File:Jurgis Dobkevičius.jpg|thumb|Jurgis Dobkevičius as a pilot]]
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[[Image:Jurgis Dobkevičius.jpg|thumb|Jurgis Dobkevičius as a pilot]]
'''Jurgis Dobkevičius''' (born March 23, 1900 in Saint Petersburg, died testing his own construction airplane [[Dobi-III]] in a crash June 8, 1926 in Kaunas) was a Lithuanian aviator and aircraft designer
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'''Jurgis Dobkevičius''' (born March 23, 1900 in [[Saint Petersburg]], died testing his own construction airplane [[Dobi-III]] in a crash June 8, 1926 in [[Kaunas]]) was a [[Lithuania]]n aviator and aircraft designer
   
 
==Military biography==
 
==Military biography==
Dobkevičius was a volunteer of Lithuanian Army and first officially recognised military pilot of [[Lithuanian Air Force]], Commander of Air Squadron in 1920. He's known for outstanding memory&mdash;contemporary sources say, that he at the dinner table played one or two games of chess with any opponent without a board. Dobkevičius participated as reconnaissance pilot in [[Lithuanian-Polish War]], completing 24 combat missions.<ref>{{cite book|title=Historic Lithuanian Aviators|publisher=Vilnius Airport|year=2011|location=Vilnius Airport}}</ref> After retiring from military service in 1923, Dobkevičius has studied at [[L'Ecole Superieure d'Aeronautique]] in Paris, graduating in 1925 and becoming first professional Lithuanian aircraft designer. Dobkevičius has designed a line of aircraft ''Dobi'': [[Dobi-I]], [[Dobi-II]] and the fatal variant, [[Dobi-III]].
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Dobkevičius was a volunteer of [[Lithuania]]n Army and first officially recognised military pilot of [[Lithuanian Air Force]], Commander of Air Squadron in 1920. He's known for outstanding memory&mdash;contemporary sources say, that he at the dinner table played one or two games of chess with any opponent without a board. Dobkevičius participated as reconnaissance pilot in [[Lithuanian-Polish War]], completing 24 combat missions.<ref>{{cite book|title=Historic Lithuanian Aviators|publisher=Vilnius Airport|year=2011|location=Vilnius Airport}}</ref> After retiring from military service in 1923, Dobkevičius has studied at [[L'Ecole Superieure d'Aeronautique]] in [[Paris]], graduating in 1925 and becoming first professional Lithuanian aircraft designer. Dobkevičius has designed a line of aircraft ''Dobi'': [[Dobi-I]], [[Dobi-II]] and the fatal variant, [[Dobi-III]].
   
 
Jurgis Dobkevičius was buried in [[Panemunė]] Cemetery.
 
Jurgis Dobkevičius was buried in [[Panemunė]] Cemetery.
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*{{en icon}}[http://www.lam.lt/istorija/karo_aviacija/dobkevic/nfrdbken.htm Short biography and photo]
 
*{{en icon}}[http://www.lam.lt/istorija/karo_aviacija/dobkevic/nfrdbken.htm Short biography and photo]
 
*{{lt icon}}[http://www.lizdas.lt/aviacija/lietuva/dobkevicius.htm Article about Dobkevičius]
 
*{{lt icon}}[http://www.lizdas.lt/aviacija/lietuva/dobkevicius.htm Article about Dobkevičius]
{{Wikipedia|Jurgis Dobkevičius}}
 
   
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[[Category:Lithuanian aviators]]
 
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[[Category:1926 deaths]]
 
[[Category:1926 deaths]]
 
[[Category:Victims of aviation accidents or incidents in Lithuania]]
 
[[Category:Victims of aviation accidents or incidents in Lithuania]]
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