|Service No & Branch||4022 F(P)|
|Date of Birth: -- --- --||Commissioned: 19 Jan 1951||Course: 54 Course|
|Service End:||Retired on 30 Sep 1982|
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|01 Jan 1956 - 01 Jan 1959||Flt Lt||Flying Instructors School||Tambaram||Flying Instructor|
|01 Oct 1962 - 01 Apr 1965||Sqn Ldr||No.101 Squadron||Tezpur||Commanding Officer|
|- 01 Dec 1971||Wg Cdr||5 Forward Base Support Unit||Uttarlai||Station Commander|
|01 Apr 1967 - 21 Sep 1967||Wg Cdr||No.10 Squadron||Jamnagar||Commanding Officer|
|20 Dec 1969 - 10 Mar 1971||Wg Cdr||Fixed Wing Training Facility||Yelahanka||Chief Instructor (Flying)|
|01 Apr 1980 -||No.101 Squadron||Commodore Commandant|
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|Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)|
|Sqn Ldr||Vishwanatha Krishnamurthy||4022 GD(P)||Award Date||Announced 01 Jan 1967|
|Details :|| |
Sqn. Ldr. Vishwanathan Krishnamurthy was in command of a Reconnaissance Squadron in the eastern sector from October 1962 to April 1965. During this period in all difficult and hazardous missions, Sqn. Ldr. Krishnamurthy guided his men and proved himself to be a source of inspiration. During the trouble in Kutch, he volunteered for operations and carried out successfully all tasks assigned to him.
Throughout, Sqn. Ldr. Krishnamurthy displayed courage and devotion to duty.
|Unit : 108 Sqn|
|Reference : Gazette of India dated 7th January, 1967- No.102 - Pres/66 dated 31st December 1966|
|Ati Vishist Seva Medal|
|Wg Cdr||Vishwanatha Krishnamurthy||4022 F(P)||Award Date 26 Jan 1972||Announced 26 Jan 1972|
|Details :|| |
Wing Commander Vishwanathan Krishnamurthy was commissioned in the Flying Branch of the Indian Air Force in January, 1951. He has served in a number of fighter and fight bomber squadrons of the IAF. He has held command of a squadron, from 1962 to 1969. He is a qualified flying instructor holding the highest category. During the recent conflict with Pakistan, Wing Commander Krishnamurthy was in command of an airfield. He transformed this airfield into a major Air Force base inspite of numerous administrative and logistic problems. The enemy tried persistently to cripple the base, but due to effective air defence arrangements, the airfield remained operational throughout. Aircraft operating from this base shot down a number of enemy aircraft, including three FÃ‚Â104s. Numerous missions were also launched in close support of the Army, knocking out many enemy tanks, strong points, guns and warlike equipment. Also enemy lines of communication in the sector were very badly disrupted.
Throughout, Wing Commander Vishwanathan Krishnamurthy has rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.
|Unit : AFS Uttarlai|
|Reference : GoI19720126|
|Date||Aircraft Type||Tail No||Pilot/Crew||Unit||Remarks|
|16 Jul 1967||HF-24 Marut||BD-841||Wg Cdr Vishwanatha Krishnamurthy||10 Sqn||Both engine failed|