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Squadron Leader Amar Prakash Chandra Kapoor

Service No & Branch 5603 GD(P)

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Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 19 Dec 1958 Course: 73 Course
Service End: Retired on 23 Feb 1971 Released to Air India Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 29 May 1959Flt Lt : 29 May 1963
Training and Other Courses Attended
13 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 1956
Badges Qualified
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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 Jun 1967 - 01 Sep 1968Flt LtAirHQ Communications SquadronPalam Squadron Pilot
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Flt LtAmar Prakash Chandra Kapoor5603 GD(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1967
Details :

Flight Lieutenant Amar Prakash Chandra Kapoor has been serving with an operational transport squadron since July 1962. He has always volunteered for flying most difficult and arduous tasks. Out of a total of 4350 flying hours, he has flown 1668 hours in operational areas. During the operations against China and Pakistan, he maintained high morale amongst the air crew of his Squadron. He was entrusted with the supervision of Junior pilots for operational training in supply dropping in forward areas. During a sortie, when he was carrying out a check on a junior pilot, one of the undercarriage tyres of the aircraft burst on take off causing the most outer wheel to disengage partially and resulting in severe vibration in the aircraft. He promptly took over the controls and ensured the safe landing of the aircraft. Throughout, Flight Lieutenant Amar Prakash Chandra Kapoor displayed courage, professional skill and devotion to duty.

Unit :
Reference : Gazette of India dated 1st April, 1967 - No.24-Pres/67 dated 26th January 1967

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
17 May 1960Dakota C-47IJ-495Fg Offr Amar Prakash Chandra Kapoor
Fg Offr Bayard Vernon Capps
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