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Flight Lieutenant Krishna Noel Natarajan

Service No 4724 Branch GD(P)
Date of Birth: 25 Dec 1934
Date Commissioned 17 Jul 1954 Course 63 Course
Service End Died in Service 23 Dec 1959
Remarks :
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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