|Date of Birth:||20 Jan 1924|
|Date Commissioned||09 Apr 1945||Course||31 Course|
|Service End||Retired on 01 Dec 1966|
|Remarks :||Disposal of Air India (GoI)|
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|04 Mar 1946 -||Fg Offr||No.12 Squadron, RIAF||Risalpur|
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|Fg Offr||Desmond Eric Pushong||3122 GD(P)||Award Date 29 Mar 1948||Announced 26 Jan 1950|
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Flying Officer (Now Squadron Leader) Desmond Eric Pushong (3122) has to his credit a considerable number of hours of flying in Kashmir Operations as a Dakota Captain. His dauntless courage, determination and sense of duty were a source of inspiration to other pilots.
He was the first to land at POONCH whilst the airstrip was being heavily shelled by the enemy.
For the outstanding services rendered by him during the Kashmir Operations, he has been awarded the Vir Chakra.
|Unit : 12 Sqn|
|Reference : Gazette of India , Extraordinary, No. 2-Pres., dated 26th January, 1950|