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Wing Commander Wishnu Mitter Sondhi

Service No 5705 Branch F(P)

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Date of Birth: 21 Jan 1937
Date Commissioned 29 May 1959 Course 75 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Jan 1987
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr (TS) : 29 May 1983
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Flt LtWishnu Mitter Sondhi5705 GD(P)Award Date Announced 01 Jan 1966
Details :

In September, 1965, Flight Lieutenant Wishnu Mitter Sondhi was sub-section leader in the second formation of Vampires that struck the enemy in the armour in Chhamb Sector. Fully aware that the first section was jumped by an enemy F-86 formation, he kept a sharp look out for the enemy aircraft even when attacking the enemy armour with rockets. Undaunted by the presence of the enemy aircraft of superior performance, he delivered his rockets against the enemy tanks. He sighted a formation of F-86 and registered several hits on it. Meanwhile his wingman warned him of other F-86s closing in astern and Flight Lieutenant Wishnu Mitter Sondhi had to break off to avoid being hit. His wingman was shot down and he alone of his section fought his way back to base. His cool courage and flying skills were in the best traditions of the Air Force.

Unit : 220 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 12th February 1966 - No.14-Pres/66 dated 1st January 1966