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Air Marshal Yeshwant Vinayak Malse

Service No 1616 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 02 Jun 1921
Date Commissioned 01 Aug 1940 Course 4 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Mar 1976 / Died on 15 May 2006
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 01 Feb 1942Acting Flt Lt : 01 Apr 1944Sqn Ldr : 15 Aug 1948Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1950
Acting Gp Capt : 06 Aug 1951Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1954Acting Air Cmde : 07 May 1960Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1963
Acting AVM : 07 Nov 1963AVM : 01 Apr 1966Acting Air Marshal : 07 Aug 1969Air Marshal : 01 Oct 1969
C-in-C : 01 Oct 1964
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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

25 May 1941 - Plt OffrNo.1 Squadron, RIAFPeshawar Fm SFTS Ambala
29 Dec 1943 - 15 Jan 1946Flt LtNo.2 Squadron, RIAFKohat OC B Flt Fm 1Sqn
15 Dec 1945 - 04 Mar 1946Flt LtNo.12 Squadron, RIAFKohat Flying
22 Jan 1946 - Flt LtNo.6 Squadron, RIAF Attd Spit Conv
21 Feb 1946 - Flt LtNo.2 Squadron, RIAFKohat 
12 Apr 1946 - 09 Dec 1946Flt LtNo.2 Squadron, RIAFKohat Flt Cdr
- Wg CdrParatrooper Training SchoolAgra Officer Commanding
20 Jun 1950 - 15 Aug 1951Wg CdrNo.12 SquadronAgra Commanding Officer
- Gp Capt6 WingBarrackpore Station Commander
01 Jan 1962 - Gp CaptNDCDelhi Staff Course
- Air CmdeOperational Command (WAC)Delhi Senior Air Staff Officer
07 Nov 1963 - 30 Sep 1964AVMNDCDelhi Senior Directiong Staff (Air), NDC
01 Oct 1964 - 30 Sep 1966AVMEastern Air CommandShillong Air Officer Commanding in Chief
21 Nov 1966 - 06 Aug 1969AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Air Officer-in-Charge Administration
07 Aug 1969 - 31 Mar 1972Air MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi Air Officer-in-Charge Maintenance
01 May 1972 - 31 Mar 1973Air MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi Deputy Chief of Air Staff
01 Apr 1973 - 30 Sep 1973Air MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi Vice Chief of Air Staff
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Param Vishist Seva Medal
AVMYeshwant Vinayak Malse1616 GD(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1967Announced 26 Jan 1967
Details :

Air Vice Marshal Yeshwant Vinayak Malse was commissioned in the Air Force in 1940. He has held important appointments in Air Headquarters as well as in the Command of various Air Force units. He attended the Staff College Course at Quetta in 1947; Senior Air Support Course at Land/ Air Warfare School, Old Sarum (U.K.) in 1951 and the National Defence College Course in 1962-63. He also served as Senior Directing Staff at National Defence College. He was appointed Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Eastern Air Command on 1st October, 1964. During his tenure, the Command undertook a number of important operations and consolidated operational bases to face threat from China and Pakistan. The Command also undertook airlift tasks to support the Army located in the border areas. The extensive air support given after the insurrection in the Mizo Hills was handled by him with promptness and precision. Under his able guidance, the Command assisted the Assam Government in airlift and other tasks. He personally supervised these operations and, at times, participated in them himself.

Unit : EAC
Reference : GoI19670126

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
15 Feb 1942Lysander IP9120Plt Offr Yeshwant Vinayak Malse
1DNE Ac destroyed in Jap Raid on Magwe