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Squadron Leader Krishna Noel Natarajan

Service No & Branch 4724 GD(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 17 Jul 1954 Course: 63 Course
Service End: Retired on 23 Feb 1971 Released to Air India Nick Name : Kitta
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Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 17 Jul 1955
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Flt LtKrishna Noel Natarajan4724 GD(P)Award Date 29 Apr 1960Announced 15 Aug 1960
Details :

On the 29th April 1960 Flight Lieutenant K.N. Natarjan displayed presence of mind, devotion to duty and airmanship of a high order when the aircraft under his command which was in flight over most difficult mountainous terrain experienced complete loss of power in one engine. He manipulated the aircraft with cool courage and skill, made a successful singleengine landing and saved the crew and the aircraft. His courage and airmanship were a source of inspiration to his comrades.

Unit : 12 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 20th August 1960 - No.47-Pres/60 dated 15th August 1960
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