- Born: February 14, 1900, Vietlava pag.
- Attended a technical high school (railway technology)
- 1917-1918 - technical draftsman for the Moscow-Ventspils railway workshop.
- Summer 1918 - returns to Latvia.
- June 17, 1919 - called into the Latvian army, initially assigned to
the Valmiera infantry, later transferred to the 6th Riga Infantry.
- Autumn, 1919 - enrols in military college, but for the time being remains
on the front lines. Takes part in the liberation of Pardaugava and the
battles along the Iecava River.
- November 5, 1919 - distinguished himself in a particularly dangerous
reconnaissance mission which led to an exchange of fire with the enemy (Noted
in his Lacplesis Order citation).
- 1920 - graduates (in the first graduating class) of the Latvian military college.
- Serves in the 9th Rezeknes Infantry.
- 1921 - Awarded the Order of Lacplesis
- August 16, 1921 - Transfers to the Aviation Division
- August 22, 1922 - completes his first solo flight
- When the Aviation Division received its first new aircraft, only select pilots
were permitted to fly them. Dzenitis, a new pilot, was given permission to fly the SVA-10.
- Served as a flight instructor.
- July 27, 1926 - Replaces Podnieks as Commander of the 1st Squadron. Rank: Captain
- Promoted to the rank of Lt.Colonel.
- January 31, 1929 - sent to Czechoslovakia to test fly the Avio B-H-33 (being
considered for purchase) and then to England to fly the Bristol Bulldog.
- March 10, 1930 - Replaced by Bulmanis as Commander of the Aviation Regiment's Fighter Section.
- May 25, 1930 - participates in the Aviation Festival at Riga/Spilve.
- May 31, 1931 - Participates in the Aviation Festival at Riga/Spilve.
- June 5, 1932 - Participates in the Aviation Festival at Riga/Spilve.
- 1932 - Completes the instrument flying course and starts making occasional night flights in June.
- May 28, 1933 - Participates in the Aviation Festival at Riga/Spilve.
- Sept.9, 1934 - Participates in the Aviation Festival at Riga/Spilve.
- 1935 - Was honored with the "Best Latvian Aviator of the Year" award from the International
League of Aviators.
- July 1, 1935 - test flies and accepts Udet Flamingo #95, built by Arsenals.
- September 8, 1935 - Dzenitis flies the KOD-1 in public for its first time, at the Riga air show.
- July 5, 1936 - Participates in the Aviation Festival at Liepaja.
- March 1937 - November 1940 - Commander of the Fighter Division, consisting of three Squadrons.
- October, 1938 - Member of the 1st Squadron.
- August 21, 1938 - participates in the Aviation Festival at Riga/Spilve.
- May 21, 1939 - Participated in the Aviation Festival at Daugavpils.
- June 7, 1939 - As part of the Aviation Regiment's 20th anniversary, he is awarded the Viestura Ordenis IV Class (with swords).
- 1939 - logs a total of 69 flight hours.
- Dec. 1940 - relieved of his duties (Soviet occupation)
- April - June, 1941 - University of Latvia - Assistant Chair in the Military Studies Faculty.
- June, 1941 - (German Occupation) Commander of the Jekabpils civil defense unit.
- 1941 - 1943 - Commander of the Jekabpils, Bauska and Jelgava civil defense region.
- 1943 - 1944 - Commander of the 318th Police Battalion
- 1942 - Decorated with the German War Medal, 2nd class
- 1944 - Assigned as Commander of the re-constituted National Guard.
- December 1946 - (Soviet Occupation) Arrested by the Soviets.
- June 1947 - Sentenced to labour camp in Siberia for a term of 20 years.
- 1958 - paroled from Siberia, but forbidden to return to Latvia so he settles in Pitalov.
- Died - June 10, 1963 in Pitalov. Laid to rest in Riga, Bralu Kapi.
- Lacplesa Kara Ordena Kavalieri Ilze Antena, ed.
- Latvijas Aviacijas Vesture Edvins Bruvelis
- Latvijas Kareivis May 22, 1930
- Latvijas Kareivis May 30, 1931
- Latvijas Kareivis June 2, 1931
- Latvijas Kareivis, Sept.5, 1934
- Latvijas Kareivis, Sept.11, 1934
- Latviesu Karavirs Zem Kaskrusta Karoga Igors Varpa
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