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Air Chief Marshal Om Prakash Mehra

Service No 1639 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 19 Jan 1919
Date Commissioned 30 Nov 1940 Course 5 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Jan 1976 / Died on 08 Nov 2015
Remarks :
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
05 Oct 1941 - 27 Mar 1946Plt OffrNo.3 Squadron, RIAFKohat later CO To AHQ
28 Dec 1945 - 27 Mar 1946Sqn LdrNo.3 SquadronKohat CO
01 Jan 1947 - 01 Dec 1947Wg CdrAFSAmbala CI (Ground)
01 Jan 1950 - 01 Jan 1953Gp CaptAFS TambaramChennai Stn Cdr
01 Aug 1951 - Gp CaptNo. 2 Air Force AcademyJodhpur Cmdt
01 Jan 1953 - 01 Jan 1954Gp CaptAir Head QuartersDelhi Director (Trg)
01 Sep 1954 - 01 Jan 1958Gp CaptOperations Command (WAC)Delhi SASO
01 Apr 1958 - 01 Jan 1960Gp CaptArmament Training WingJamnagar Stn Cdr
01 Jan 1960 - 01 Dec 1960Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi AOC (PP)
01 Dec 1960 - 02 Aug 1963Air CmdeIASPune Dean
03 Aug 1963 - 17 Feb 1967AVMMaintenance CommandNagpur AOC-in-C
01 Feb 1967 - 01 Dec 1967AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi AOM
01 Jan 1968 - 06 Aug 1969Air MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi AOM
07 Aug 1969 - 28 Feb 1971Air MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi DCAS
01 Mar 1971 - 15 Jan 1973Air MshlHindustan Aeronautics LimitedBangalore Chairman
16 Jan 1973 - 31 Jan 1976Air Chf MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi CAS
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 2
  
Param Vishist Seva Medal
AVMOm Prakash Mehra1639 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1968Announced 26 Jan 1968
Details : AOC-in-C MC
Unit : MC
Reference : Gazette of India : No.20 - Pres/68 dated 26th January 1968
Padma Vibhushan
Air Chief MarshOm Prakash Mehra1639 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1977Announced 26 Jan 1977
Details : CAS
Unit : Air HQ
Reference :

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
31 Jan 1942Audax (India)K4849Plt Offr O P Mehra
3Cr on L at Miranshah, Gunner Sgt Muralidhar