Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Flying Officer Bollineni Ramachandra Rao

Service No & Branch 1726 GD(P)
Date of Birth: 07 Sep 1914 Commissioned: 10 Nov 1941 Course: 9 Course
Service End: Died on 08 Apr 1946 (32 Years age)
Qualifications Held :
Remarks : k in Civi Crash -
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 05 Apr 1943
Badges Qualified
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Fg Offr
Notes:1)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 2)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

10 Nov 1941 - Acting Plt OffrNo.1 Service Flying Training School (India)Ambala Trainee Pilot
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: 2
Mentioned in Dispatches
Fg OffrBollineni Ramachandra Rao1726 GD(P)Award Date 01 Jan 1945Announced 01 Jan 1945
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit : 1 Sqn
Reference : London Gazette 36866 pub 29 Dec 1944
Distinguished Flying Cross
Fg OffrBollineni 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)
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