Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Air Commodore Samir Banerji

Service No & Branch 2881 F(P)
Date of Birth: 25 Dec 1924 Commissioned: 24 Apr 1944 Course: 23 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Mar 1976 Superannuated Died on 10 Feb 2018 (94 Years age)
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Sqn Ldr : 01 Jun 1955Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1963Acting Gp Capt : 01 Jun 1965Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1967
Acting Air Cmde : 23 Nov 1970Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1972
Training and Other Courses Attended
103 CFS (Fg Offr) - 30 Apr 194810 NDC (Gp Capt) - 01 Dec 1970
Badges Qualified
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Air Cmde
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

06 Mar 1945 - Plt OffrNo.8 SquadronBaigachi Squadron Pilot Fm O T U
15 Dec 1945 - Plt OffrNo.8 Squadron Squadron Pilot
- 19 Jan 1958Sqn LdrAir Head QuartersDelhi 
12 Feb 1958 - 30 Oct 1959Sqn LdrNo.14 Squadron Commanding Officer
01 Jan 1960 - 01 Sep 1960Wg Cdr2 Tactical Air CenterPune Commanding Officer
18 Jun 1960 - 03 Oct 1962Wg Cdr9 WingHalwara Station Commander
04 Oct 1962 - 23 Nov 1964Wg CdrWestern Air CommandDelhi Air-I
- Gp Capt15 WingBareilly Station Commander
- 01 Dec 1971Air CmdeJammu & KashmirUdhampur Air Officer Commanding
01 Nov 1972 - 08 Feb 1976Air Cmde8 WingAdampur Air Officer Commanding
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Mention in Despatches
Air CmdeSamir Banerji2881 F(P)Award Date Announced 23 Jun 1972
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit :
Reference : Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972

Accidents and Incidents: 3

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
16 Dec 1944Hurricane IICLD834Plt Offr S Banerji
151OTUBL aircraft at Shagi
24 Mar 1945Spitfire VIIIcJF625Plt Offr S Banerji
8 Sqnengine failure at 80
23 Sep 1946Spitfire XIVeTZ169Fg Offr S Banerji
8 Sqnleft peritrack while
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