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Squadron Leader Mahindra Singh Pujji

Service No 1604 Branch GD(P)
Date of Birth: 14 Aug 1918
Date Commissioned 01 Aug 1940 Course 4 Course
Service End Retired on 10 Jan 1947 / Died on 18 Sep 2010
Remarks : Invalidated from service due to TB
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 01 Feb 1942Acting Flt Lt : 01 Apr 1944
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Notes: 1) Ranks shown are substantive ranks at retirement. 2)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 3)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
10 Feb 1942 - Plt OffrNo. 4 Squadron, RIAFPeshawar Ex ME
18 Jan 1943 - Fg OffrNo. 1 Squadron, RIAFBairagarh Fm OUT
20 Dec 1943 - Fg OffrNo. 6 Squadron, RIAF Flt Cdr
04 Apr 1944 - 01 Jan 1945Flt LtNo. 4 Squadron, RIAFFeni To DSSC
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Distinguished Flying Cross
Flt LtĀ Ā Mahindra Singh Pujji1604 GD(P)Award Date Announced 17 Apr 1945
Details : This officer has flown on many reconnaissance sorties over Japanese occupied territory, often in adverse monsoon weather. he has obtained much valuable information of enemy troop movements and dispositions, which enabled an air offensive to be maintained against the Japanese troops throughout the monsoon. Flight Lieutenant Pujji has shown himself to be a skilful and determined pilot who has always displayed outstanding leadership and courage
Unit : 4 Squadron
Reference : London Gazette 37036 dated 17 April 1945, Page 2026 Citation from Air Ministry Bulletin 18375 (Citation Courtesy: Hugh Halliday)