Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Group Captain Damodar Madhao Oka

Service No & Branch 1813 GD(P)
Date of Birth: 02 Oct 1918 Commissioned: 26 Jan 1942 Course: 11 Course
Service End: Retired on 09 Mar 1967
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 05 Apr 1943Flt Lt : 15 Aug 1948Sqn Ldr : 15 Aug 1949Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1959
Acting Gp Capt : 24 Jul 1962Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1964
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Plt 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

09 Nov 1942 - 30 Nov 1942Plt OffrNo.1 Flight (Coastal Defence)Madras 
28 Sep 1943 - Plt OffrNo.2 Squadron, RIAF 
01 Jun 1947 - 05 Jun 1947Flt LtNo.10 Squadron, RIAF to ITW Coimb
12 Nov 1949 - Sqn LdrEmbassy of India, PakistanIslamabad Air Advisor
13 Oct 1953 - 18 Mar 1954Wg CdrNo.11 SquadronBarrackpore Commanding Officer
30 Mar 1954 - 06 Mar 1955Wg CdrParatrooper Training SchoolAgra Commanding Officer
19 Apr 1955 - 22 Mar 1958Wg Cdr3 Battalion, National Defence AcademyKhadakvasla Battalion Commander
17 Aug 1959 - 26 Jan 1960Wg Cdr1 WingSrinagar Station Commander
27 Jan 1960 - 18 Jun 1961Wg Cdr4 Tactical Air CenterUdhampur Commanding Officer
06 Jul 1961 - 23 Jul 1962Wg CdrNo.43 SquadronSrinagar Commanding Officer
12 Jun 1962 - 26 Dec 1962Gp Capt1 WingSrinagar Station Commander
21 Jan 1963 - 02 Jan 1965Gp Capt6 WingBarrackpore Station Commander
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Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
02 Oct 1945Hurricane IIcHW136Fg Offr D M Oka
2abandoned TO as ASI
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