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Flying Officer Balamore Navaneetham Surendra

Service No 1716 Branch GD(P)
Date of Birth: 15 Apr 1917
Date Commissioned 14 Sep 1941 Course 8 Course
Service End No Details
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Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 14 Mar 1943
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
22 Apr 1942 - 08 Oct 1945Plt OffrNo. 4 Squadron, RIAFKohat To 10Sqn
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Distinguished Flying Cross
Fg Offr  Balamore Navaneetham Surendra1716 GD(P)Award Date Announced 20 Jul 1945
Details : This officer has taken part in a large number of operational sorties of a varied nature. He has achieved some excellent results when flying on tactical reconnaissance and has obtained valuable information, often in adverse weather, of Japanese troop concentrations and movements in dense jungle. In smoke laying and target marking operations, Flying Officer Surendra’s skilful navigation has largely contributed to the successes achieved. In addition he has inflicted considerable damage on the enemy’s rivercraft and lines of communication. At all times this officer’s leadership, courage and determination have been worthy of the highest praise.
Unit : 4 Squadron
Reference : London Gazette 37187 dated 17 July 1945, Page 3785 Citation from Air Ministry Bulletin 19267. (Citation Courtesy: Hugh Halliday)