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Air Commodore Vishwanatha Krishnamurthy

Service No 4022 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 10 Sep 1930
Date Commissioned 19 Jan 1951 Course 54 Course
Service End Retired on 30 Sep 1982
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 19 Jan 1952Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1971Acting Gp Capt : 25 Mar 1974Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1974
Acting Air Cmde : 26 Jul 1976Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1978
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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

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
01 Oct 1962 - 01 Apr 1965Sqn LdrNo.101 SquadronTezpur CO
- 01 Dec 1971Wg Cdr5 Forward Base Support UnitUttarlai Stn Cdr
01 Apr 1967 - 21 Sep 1967Wg CdrNo.10 SquadronJamnagar CO
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 2
  
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Sqn LdrVishwanatha Krishnamurthy4022 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 CdrVishwanatha Krishnamurthy4022 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1972Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details : Stn Cdr, Uttarlai
Unit : AFS Uttarlai
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Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
16 Jul 1967HF-24 MarutBD-840Wg Cdr V Krishnamurthy
10Lost way BO Jamnagar after Fuel went out