|Service No & Branch||1928 F(P)|
|Date of Birth: -- --- --||Commissioned: 29 Jun 1942||Course: 13 Course|
|Service End:||Retired on 15 Dec 1973|
|Remarks :||DoE to be verified|
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|17 Mar 1943 -||Plt Offr||No.1 Elementary Flying Training School||Begumpet|
|06 May 1944 - 12 Oct 1945||Fg Offr||No.7 Squadron, RIAF||to 9Sqn|
|01 Oct 1945 - 06 May 1946||Fg Offr||No.9 Squadron, RIAF||To IATC|
|15 Oct 1947 -||Flt Lt||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||Flt Lt (Flying Training)|
|19 Mar 1954 - 03 Nov 1957||Wg Cdr||No.11 Squadron||Barrackpore||Commanding Officer|
|- 01 Dec 1962||Gp Capt||1 Tactical Air Center||Jallandhar||Commanding Officer|
|07 Nov 1962 - 13 Aug 1964||Gp Capt||18 Wing||Pathankot||Station Commander|
|07 Jul 1971 - 14 Dec 1973||Air Cmde||Advance HQ, Eastern Air Command||Calcutta||Air Officer Commanding|
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|Ati Vishist Seva Medal|
|Air Cmde||Solomon Purushottam||1928 F(P)||Award Date 26 Jan 1972||Announced 26 Jan 1972|
|Details :|| |
Air Commodore Solomon Purshotham was commissioned in the Flying (Pilot) of the Indian Air Force in June, 1942. During his long service, he has held a variety of important flying and staff appointments.
Air Commodore Purshotham was responzsible for the peace time training of forces under his command. In December, 1971, at the time of Indo-Pakistan conflict, he was the Air Officer Commanding Eastern Air Command Advanced Headquarters, which operates alongside the Headquarters Eastern Army Command. He was this responsible for joint planning and execution of ArmyAir operations in the Eastern Sector. Under his leadership, good rapport was established between the Army and the Air Force. The support provided by the Air Force effectively disrupted the enemy's lines of communications, isolating his forward troops. Enemy ammunition and fuel dumps were also blown up and many of his Headquarters locations were destroyed.
Air Commodore Solomon Purshotham made a significant contribution toward the final victory of our forces in Bangla Desh.
|Reference : GoI19720126|
|Date||Aircraft Type||Tail No||Pilot/Crew||Unit||Remarks|
|17 Mar 1943||Tigermoth DH82||VT-AGR||Plt Offr Purushottam||1EFTS||While flying low at|