Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?


Squadron Leader Owen Joseph D'Sena

Service No & Branch 7430 F(P)
Date of Birth: 06 Feb 1944 Commissioned: 22 Jun 1963 Course: 84 Course
Service End: Died in Service 24 Jul 1976
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
01 Feb 1968 - 31 Oct 1970Flt LtNo.26 SquadronAdampur Squadron Pilot
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vayu Sena Medal
Sqn LdrOwen Joseph D'Sena7430 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1976
Details : Squadron Leader Owen Joseph D'Sena has been a member of an important operational unit since December, 1971. He is today one of the top fighter pilots on new aircraft and is an invaluable fighter combat instructor. He has been assigned with special and strenuous tasks of combat flying and xxx hours of mission analysis during the last three years and he ensured the successful and timely completion of the special flight trials and tasks entrusted to him. Squadron Leader Owen Joseph D'Sena has throughout displayed professional skill, determination and devotion to duty of a high order
Unit : TACDE
Reference : Gazette of India dated 22nd January 1977 - No.5- Pres/77 dated 26th January 1976

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
24 Jul 1976Sukhoi-7Sqn Ldr Owen Joseph D'Sena +
TACDEAc tech failure. Cra
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