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Air Marshal Kshirode Krishna Sen

Service No 4495 Branch F(P)

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Date of Birth: 01 Mar 1933
Date Commissioned 01 Apr 1953 Course 60 Course
Service End Retired on 18 Sep 1990
Remarks : d 2004
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 01 Apr 1954Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1971Acting Gp Capt : 23 Aug 1976Acting Air Cmde : 26 Mar 1979
Air Cmde : 01 Nov 1979AVM : 15 Nov 1984
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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

02 Jul 1968 - 30 Jul 1971Wg CdrNo.221 Squadron CO
- 01 Dec 1977Gp CaptArmament Training WingJamnagar Stn Cdr
- Air MshlTraining CommandBangalore SASO
- Air MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi IG(IS)
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 3
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Sqn LdrKshirode Krishna Sen4495 GD(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1968
Details :

Squadron Leader Kshirode Krishna Sen has flown a total of nearly 3500 hours which includes 250 hours on single engined aircraft during night and 1600 hours on instructional duties. On the 10th March 1962, while an instructional duties on an aircraft, he found that the ailerons had jammed and the aircraft went into a spiral. He skillfully managed to get the ailerons free by inducing excessive skid and rocking motion and this saved the aircraft and precious lives. He displayed similar remarkable skill in saving a Hunter aircraft when it was hit by a bird. Once again, he showed remarkable professional skill in saving a Vampire aircraft when there was rear bearing failure during a cross country flight.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Kshirode Krishna Sen displayed professional skill courage and devotion to duty.

Unit :
Reference : Gazette of India dated 8th June 1968 - No.35 - Pres/68 dated 26th January 1968
Bar to Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Wg CdrKshirode Krishna Sen4495 GD(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1970
Details :

On 27th February 1969, Wing Commander Kshirode Krishna Sen was flying a jet, giving preƂĀ­solo instruction to a trainee pilot under conversion. While on the final approach, about ten kilometers away from the airfield, the aircraft engine suddenly flamed out. He immediately took control of the rapidly sinking aircraft and ordered the trainee pilot to eject. The ejection process jeopardised his own safety because it blackened the periscope and totally cut out his front view. In spite of this, with determination and courage he kept direction and control of the aircraft and eventually crash-landed it at the airfield. Thus, he not only saved the lives of many civilians on the ground but also made it possible for the administration to investigate the cause of the engine failure and take remedial action.

Throughout, Wine Commander Kshirode Krishna Sen displayed courage and devotion to duty.

Unit :
Reference : Gazette of India dated 25th April 1970 - No.16 - Pres/70 dated 26th January 1970
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrKshirode Krishna Sen4495 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1979Announced 26 Jan 1979
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Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
27 Feb 1969Sukhoi-7UWg Cdr K K Sen
Flt Lt R L Bamzai
At Bareilly. Flt Lt Bamzai 2nd pilot.