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Squadron Leader Sadanand Ramchandra Pedagaonkar

Service No 6524 Branch F(P)

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Date of Birth:
Date Commissioned 26 May 1962 Course 81 Course
Service End Retired on 30 Nov 1977
Remarks :
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Fg OffrSadanand Ramchandra Pedagaonkar6524 GD(P)Award Date Announced 01 Jan 1967
Details :

Fg. Offr. Sadanand Ramchandra Pedgaonkar has been serving with a transport squadron engaged in airlift operations in NEFA and Nagaland sine May 1962. During the course of about 3 years, he has flown over 2000 hours, of which about 1500 hours have been on operations. He has successfully carried out landings and air dropping operations in many advance landing grounds and dropping zones. At times, when the exigencies of service so demanded, he flew as many as six to seven sorties a day. He flew over 180 hours in about a month's time during the Chinese aggression in 1962.

Throughout, Fg. Offr. Pedgaonkar displayed courage and devotion to duty.

Unit : 49 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 7th January, 1967- No.102 - Pres/66 dated 31st December 1966