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Air Commodore Solomon Purushottam

Service No 1928 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 16 Dec 1921
Date Commissioned 29 Jun 1942 Course 13 Course
Service End Retired on 15 Dec 1973
Remarks : DoE to be verified
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 29 Jun 1943Sqn Ldr : 01 Aug 1950Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1959Acting Gp Capt : 14 Aug 1962
Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1964Acting Air Cmde : 06 Nov 1966Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1968
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Notes: 1) Ranks shown are substantive ranks at retirement. 2)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 3)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
17 Mar 1943 - Plt OffrNo. 1 Elementary Flying Training SchoolBegumpet 
06 May 1944 - 12 Oct 1945Fg OffrNo. 7 Squadron, RIAF to 9Sqn
01 Oct 1945 - 06 May 1946Fg OffrNo. 9 Squadron, RIAF To IATC
19 Mar 1954 - 03 Nov 1957Wg CdrNo.11 SquadronBarrackpore CO
07 Nov 1962 - Gp Capt18 WingPathankot Stn Cdr First Stn Cdr
- Air CmdeAdvance HQ, Eastern Air CommandCalcutta AOC
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeSolomon Purushottam1928 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1972Announced 26 Jan 1972
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Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
17 Mar 1943Tigermoth DH82VT-AGRPlt Offr Purushottam
1EFTSWhile flying low at Medchal VT-AGR struck two pede