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Air Marshal Saroj Jena

Service No 3157 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 05 Dec 1924
Date Commissioned 25 Jun 1945 Course 33 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Dec 1982 / Died on 10 May 2005
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
01 Aug 1946 - 22 Mar 1947Plt OffrNo.8 Squadron, RIAFKolar To UK
01 Dec 1962 - 01 Jun 1965Wg CdrNo.106 SquadronAgra CO
01 Jan 1967 - 01 Jan 1969Gp Capt3 WingPalam (Delhi) Stn Cdr
01 Jan 1969 - 01 Jan 1972Gp CaptAir Head QuartersDelhi JD (Ops)
01 Dec 1973 - 01 Dec 1975Air Cmde2 WingLohegaon (Pune) AOC
01 Jan 1975 - 01 Jan 1976Air CmdeDefence Services Staff CollegeWellington CI (Air)
01 Jan 1976 - 01 Jan 1979AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi ACAS (Flt Safety)
01 Jan 1976 - 01 Jan 1979AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi ACAS (Inspection)
01 Mar 1979 - 23 Feb 1981Air MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi AOA
24 Feb 1981 - 31 Dec 1982Air MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi AOP
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 3
   
Vayu Sena Medal
Gp CaptSaroj Jena3157 GD(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1969
Details :

Group Captain Saroj Jena commanded the I.A.F. Canberra Detachment in the Congo during April-October 1962. His Squadron rendered valuable service. He himself flew 10 sorties on reconnaissance missions. During the period December 1962 to May 1965, he commanded another Squadron. Under his able guidance the Squadron fulfilled all the tasks allotted to it creditably. Group Captain Jena took over Command of Air Force Station Palam, in January 1967 and was responsible for organising the fly-past during Republic Day 1967 and 1968. He was also responsible for the intricate flight planning, safety of aircraft and correct timings of the aircraft participating in the Air Power Demonstration held at Tilpat on 31st March 1968.

Throughout, Group Captain Saroj Jena displayed courage, leadership and devotion to duty in the best traditions of the Indian Air Force.

Unit : 3 Wing
Reference : Gazette of India dated 12th April 1969 : No.18 - Pres/69 dated 26th January 1969
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeSaroj Jena3157 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1973Announced 26 Jan 1973
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
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Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalSaroj Jena3157 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1981Announced 26 Jan 1981
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
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Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
04 May 1946Spitfire XIVeTX976Plt Offr S Jena
1SFTSstalled on landing, uc collapse at ambala