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Group Captain Norbert Joseph Misquitta

Service No 5314 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 02 May 1936
Date Commissioned 23 Mar 1957 Course 71 Course
Service End Retired on 31 May 1986
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 23 Mar 1962Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1978Acting Gp Capt : 01 Dec 1981Gp Capt : 08 Dec 1981
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

- 29 Jun 1986Gp CaptHunter Operational Flying Training UnitKalaikunda Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Sqn LdrNorbert Joseph Misquitta5314 GD(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1970
Details :

Squadron Leader Norbert Joseph Misquitta has been in Training Unit as a Flying Instructor since February 1966. During this period, he has flown a total of 1,300 hours including 950 instructional hours. On 12th August 1968, when his engine flamed out on the final approach, he took speedy relight action and landed the aircraft safely. Again, in February 1969, he went into an inverted spin while demonstrating a flick on top of a loop. He ordered the coƂĀ­pilot to eject but himself continued with the emergency recovery actions, and finally managed to recover the aircraft from the spin, and land it safely.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Norbert Joseph Misquitta displayed courage, professional skill and devotion to duty.

Unit :
Reference : Gazette of India dated 25th April 1970 - No.16 - Pres/70 dated 26th January 1970