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DIMZA, VOLDEMARS

Voldemars Dimza
  • 1927 - graduates from flight school Rank: !st Lieutenant
  • assigned to the naval aviation section. While serving in the naval section, he was also seconded to the Aviation Regiment as part of a program for the two branches of aviation to share latest technologies and practices.
  • June 9, 1928 - is granted full pilot status.
  • June 5, 1932 - participates in the Aviation Festival at Riga/Spilve.
  • August 1932 - commander of the 2nd Fighter Squadron Rank: Captain
  • May 28, 1933 - participates in the Aviation Festival at Riga/Spilve.
  • September 9, 1935 - participates in the Aviation Festival at Riga/Spilve.
  • September 8, 1935 - participates in the Aviation Festival at Riga/Spilve.
  • July 11, 1937 - participates in the Aviation Festival at Kuldiga.
  • July 25, 1937 - participates in the Aviation Festival at Rujiena.
  • April 17, 1937 - Second in Command of the Aizsargu Aviacija. Responsible for most of the technical and actual flying duties as the C.O. was not a flier himself. Part of his role is to be a liason between the AA and the Aviation Regiment.
  • August 22, 1937 - participates in the Aviation Festival at Valmiera.
  • July 10, 1938 - participates in the Aviation Festival at Kuldiga.
  • July 24, 1938 - participates in the Aviation Festival at Rujiena.
  • July 31, 1938 - participates in the Aviation Festival at Liepaja.
  • August 7, 1938 - participates in the Aviation Festival at Ventspils.
  • August 19, 1938 - participates in the Aviation Festival at Bauska.
  • August 28, 1938 - participates in the Aviation Festival at Koknese.
  • September 11, 1938 - participates in the Aviation Festival at Jelgava.
  • September 25, 1938 - participates in the Aviation Festival at Cesis/Priekule.
  • May 21, 1939 - participates in the Aviation Festival at Daugavpils.
  • July 2, 1939 - participates in the Aviation Festival at Rujiena.
  • July 9, 1939 - participates in the Aviation Festival at Kuldiga.
  • July 16, 1939 - participates in the Aviation Festival at Liepaja.
  • July 23, 1939 - participates in the Aviation Festival at Gulbene.
  • August 6, 1939 - participates in the Aviation Festival at Ventspils.
  • June 16, 1940 - he is in Valmiera where the AA are holding a training camp. On the 16th they end the camp with an Aviation Festival. Dimza is advised by HQ of the Soviet occupation ultimatum, but is forbidden to share the information at that time. He does, however, order the fliers to camoflage their aircraft overnight and, in the morning, he is permitted to advise them of what is happening. The pilots do carry out the Air Show, but they were all aware that this might be the last time that they ever have an opportunity to fly, so the event is very emotional for them.

Sources

- Aizsargs, No.184 (1939, No.10), pg.702
- Aviacijas Svetki (1932) Programma, pg.7, 9
- Aviacijas Svetki (1935) Programma, pg.10
- Briedis, E. Latviesa Stasts, pg. 107
- Bruvelis, E. Latvijas Aviacijas Vesture
- Irbitis, K. Of Struggle and Flight
- Jaunais Kurzemnieks July 13, 1938
- Jaunakas Zinas, June 2, 1932, pg.10
- Latvijas Kareivis, Sept.5, 1934
- Latvijas Kareivis, Sept.11, 1934
- Sparnota Latvija, No.36 (Jun 1937) pg.193
- Sparnota Latvija, No.37/38 (Jul/Aug 1937) pg.233
- Sparnota Latvija, No.39 (Sep 1937) pg.253
- Sparnota Latvija, No.40 (Oct 1937) pg.277*, 278, 280*
- Sparnota Latvija, No.41 (Nov 1937) pg.287, 290, 310, 311, 316, 317
- Sparnota Latvija, No.50 (Aug 1938) pg.603, 604, 605, 607, 608
- Sparnota Latvija, No.51 (Sept 1938) pg. 629, 631, 633, 636
- Sparnota Latvija, No.52 (Oct 1938) pg. 664, 665. 667
- Sparnota Latvija, No.53 (Nov 1938) pg.684, 709, 711, 713, 715
- Sparnota Latvija, No.54 (Dec 1938) pg. 749, 752
- Sparnota Latvija, No.56 (Feb 1939) pg.69, 70
- Sparnota Latvija, No.57 (March 1939) pg.75
- Sparnota Latvija, No.58 (Apr 1939) pg.132
- Sparnota Latvija, No.60 (June 1939) pg.216, 217, 223
- Sparnota Latvija, No.61 (July 1939) pg.254
- Sparnota Latvija, No.62 (Aug 1939) pg.270, 271, 272
- Sparnota Latvija, No.63 (Sep 1939) pg.297, 298, 300
- Sparnota Latvija, No.66 (Dec 1939) pg.382, 383
- Sparnota Latvija, No.71/72 (May 1940) pg.171

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