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[[File:Jurgis Dobkevičius.jpg|thumb|Jurgis Dobkevičius as a pilot]]
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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 Lithuanian aviator and aircraft designer
[[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 [[Lithuania]]n aviator and aircraft designer
 
   
 
==Military biography==
 
==Military biography==
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]].
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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]].
   
 
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]
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Latest revision as of 01:05, 11 May 2014

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

Military biography[edit | edit source]

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—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.[1] 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.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Historic Lithuanian Aviators. Vilnius Airport: Vilnius Airport. 2011. 

External links[edit | edit source]

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