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Wing Commander John Philipose

Service No & Branch 4477 F(P) (Orig: GD(P))
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 01 Apr 1953 Course: 60 Course
Service End: Retired on 22 Jan 1978 Voluntary Retirement Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 01 Apr 1954Flt Lt : 01 Apr 1958Sqn Ldr : 01 Apr 1964Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1971
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Notes:1)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 2)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

- 01 Dec 1975Wg CdrAviation Research CenterCharbatia Assistant Operations Manager
16 Dec 1968 - 23 Oct 1971Wg CdrFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal
Flt LtJohn Philipose4477 GD(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1964
Details :

Flight Lieutenant John Philipose has been operating in J & K area with transport units since 1956. He is one of the first few pilots to fly Packet aircraft over Ladakh area in hazardous conditions over difficult hilly terrain. He undertook the task of airlifting heavy and cumbersome engineer stores to our forward airfields and carried out a total of 43 such missions. As these loads were not cable of ejection in the air, each of the sorties was fraught with grave danger. He has flown about 800 operational flying hours.

Flight Lieutenant Philipose was associated with the evaluation and trials of Packet aircraft fitted wit the newly acquired Jet engine, and contributed considerably to the successful landing and take-off at Daulat Beg Oldi.

Throughout, Flight Lieutenant Philipose has displayed courage, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.

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Reference : Gazette of India 1st February 1964 - No.20 - Pres/64 dated 26th January 1964.
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