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Flying Officer Bollineni Ramachandra Rao

Service No 1726 Branch GD(P)
Date of Birth: 07 Sep 1914
Date Commissioned 10 Nov 1941 Course 9 Course
Service End No Details
Remarks : k in Civi Crash
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
23 Jul 1942 - 03 Dec 1942Plt OffrNo.1 Anti-Aircraft Co-Operation FlightDrigh Road 
03 Dec 1942 - 12 Feb 1943Plt OffrNo.22 Anti-Aircraft Co-Operation UnitDrigh Road Ex-1AACF to 151OTU
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Distinguished Flying Cross
Fg Offr  Bollineni Ramachandra Rao1726 GD(P)Award Date Announced 23 Jan 1945
Details : This officer has taken part in a large number of operational sorties. He is a skilful tactical reconnaissance pilot who has always displayed outstanding determination, gallantry and devotion to duty. He has achieved some excellent results and the fine photographs he has obtained have been of great value to the army.

Notes: Public Record Office Air 2/9043 has citation drafted when he had flown 172 sorties (229 operational hours).

Unit : 1 Squadron
Reference : London Gazette 36905 dated 23 January 45, Page 527 (Citation Courtesy: Hugh Halliday)

Additional Notes

Remarks: Death in Civilian Aircraft Note added: 2017-08-29
Died flying DH89 VT-ART at Pratapgarh (Pastabgath?), 35 ml N of Allahabad 8.4.46; Capt B Ramchandra Rao & Capt H O'Neill killed.
Remarks: Death in Civilian Aircraft Note added: 2017-08-29
Died flying DH89 VT-ART at Pratapgarh (Pastabgath?), 35 ml N of Allahabad 8.4.46; Capt B Ramchandra Rao & Capt H O'Neill killed.