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Squadron Leader Anthony Louis Mousinho

Service No & Branch 4418 GD(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- -- Commissioned: 17 Jan 1953 Course: 59 Course
Service End: Retired on 23 Jul 1967
Remarks : 31Sqn(65) d:23
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 17 Jan 1954
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
- 01 Dec 1965Sqn LdrNo.31 Squadron Flight Commander
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vir Chakra
Sqn LdrAnthony Louis Mousinho4418 GD(P)Award Date 01 Sep 1965Announced 01 Jan 1966
Details :

During the recent operations Pakistan, Squadron Leader Anthony Louis Mousinho was the Flight Commander of an Operational Fighter Reconnaissance Squadron. In addition to other operational missions, he led his section of 11 missions against enemy ground positions and pressed home the attacks with courage and determination against a heavy barrage of enemy fire. He undertook dangerous reconnaissance missions in complete disregard of his personal safety. During one such mission he successfully located a tank train, which was subsequently attacked by our aircraft, resulting in 25 Patton tanks being knocked out.

His exemplary courage and determination have inspired the men under his command to a high sense of devotion to duty.

Unit : 31 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 12th February 1966 - No.15 - Pres/66 dated 1st January 1966

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
06 Sep 1965Mystere IVaIA-1007Sqn Ldr Anthony Louis Mousinho
31 SqnDest on ground Patha
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