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Wing Commander Jagdish Bhattacharya

Service No & Branch 7739 F(P) (Orig: GD(P))
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 28 Oct 1963 Course: 85 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Apr 1992 Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks : 11Sqn(71)
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 28 Oct 1964Wg Cdr : 13 May 1983
Training and Other Courses Attended
23 PAI (Flt Lt) - 03 Oct 1968
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 Dec 1967 - Flt LtNo.108 SquadronBagdogra Flight Commander
22 Mar 1982 - 26 Aug 1984Wg Cdr230 Signal UnitAmritsar Station Commander
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Flt LtJagdish Bhattacharya7739 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Flight Lieutenant Jagdish Bhattacharya, as a pilot of a Fighter Bomber Squadron, carried out many operational missions. On the 6th December, 1971, while he was attacking the enemy near Munawar river, his aircraft was hit by enemy ground fire. As his aircraft was getting out of control, he ejected in the enemy territory. The enemy sent a detachment to capture him but inspite of spine injury, he evaded the enemy.

Throughout, Flight Lieutenant Jagdish Bhattacharya displayed courage and devotion to duty.

Unit : 101 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 7th October 1972 - No.108 - Pres/72 dated 23rd September 1972

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
06 Dec 1971Sukhoi-7Flt Lt Jagdish Bhattacharya
101 SqnSD 1225 Hrs. Chamb
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