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Air Vice Marshal Hemonto Kumar Bose

Service No 2348 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 25 Jul 1922
Date Commissioned 29 Mar 1943 Course 16 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Mar 1977
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 29 Mar 1944Flt Lt : 15 Aug 1948Sqn Ldr : 01 Apr 1953Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1961
Acting Gp Capt : 20 Jun 1963Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1965Acting Air Cmde : 06 Mar 1967Air Cmde : 01 Oct 1968
Acting AVM : 01 Nov 1972AVM : 01 Apr 1973
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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

15 May 1944 - 30 Jun 1946Plt OffrNo.2 Squadron, RIAFKohat Fm 151OTU To UK AFS
08 Apr 1949 - 09 Dec 1949Flt LtFlying Instructors SchoolAmbala Commanding Officer
09 Dec 1949 - 01 Dec 1954Sqn LdrFlying Instructors SchoolAmbala Commanding Officer
10 Jun 1953 - 30 Sep 1955Sqn LdrNo.14 Squadron Commanding Officer
05 Oct 1959 - 11 Jan 1960Wg Cdr8 WingAdampur Station Commander
- 01 Dec 1961Gp CaptAir Head QuartersDelhi Director (PO)
- Gp CaptAir Head QuartersDelhi Director (Intelligence)
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeHemonto Kumar Bose2348 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1969Announced 26 Jan 1969
Details :

Air Commodore Hemonto Kumar Bose was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in 1943 He saw active service during World War II. He attended Defence Services Staff College Course in 1955-56 and the National Defence College Course in 1966. He has held various staff and command appointments. He has been known for his dash as a flier, and for his initiative and thoroughness right from his early days. While in command of a Fighter Squadron he was responsible for bringing the squadron to the highest level. His pioneer efforts in establishing the Headquarters of a newly established Wing and other allied services proved to be of immense help during the Chinese aggression in 1962. He has rendered distinguished service as Director of Personnel (Officers) and Director of Intelligence at Air Headquarters.

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Reference : GoI19690126