IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1948 : 22

A total of 22 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
28 Jan 48 Tempest II Fg Offr Tilak Raj Behal
3 Sqn Crashed on Forced Landing
29 Jan 48 Tempest II Fg Offr Amit Singh Bakhshi
8 Sqn ac crashed landing at jammu caught fire
15 Mar 48 Tempest II PR-749 Fg Offr Donald George Michael
Click to View Record 8 Sqn Battle Damage, Ac Cr and overturned Jammu
16 Mar 48 Tempest II PR-597 Fg Offr Balwant Singh +
Click to View Record 8 Sqn SD by AA fire
21 Mar 48 Dakota C-47 VP-914 Wg Cdr Karori Lal Bhatia
Fg Offr Das
Click to View Record 12 Sqn w/o dam by arty fire Poonch airstrip
22 Mar 48 Tempest II PR-660 Flt Lt Saradindu Das Gupta +
10 Sqn during an operational sortie in Kashmir
12 May 48 Tempest II PR-601 Fg Offr Derek Austin O Brien +
8 Sqn Stuck throttle on Ldg at Jammu. Crashed
14 May 48 Tempest II Plt Offr Dilip Kumar Sen +
4 Sqn In Memoriam
12 Jun 48 Spitfire Flt Cdt S Bhattacharjee +
AFS(I) In Memoriam
01 Jul 48 Tempest II Plt Offr Vijendra Nath Bhargava +
4 Sqn In Memoriam - Aircraft overturned after landing.
04 Jul 48 Tempest II Plt Offr Leonard Dewin Coello +
3 Sqn K in Crash at Pune
01 Aug 48 Tempest II Fg Offr Jesse Walter Davidson +
3 Sqn In Memoriam
08 Aug 48 Tempest II HA-431 Flt Lt Aloysius William Barrette +
Click to View Record 8 Sqn AC cr on TO at Jammu during airtest
12 Sep 48 Tempest II HA-411 Fg Offr Donald George Baptiste +
7 Sqn SD by AA Fire Kishen Ganga Valley
14 Sep 48 Tempest II Fg Offr Melville Vivian Ducasse
3 Sqn Hyd Ops Sortie to Hospet ac CrL at Sholapur
14 Sep 48 Tempest II Fg Offr Tilak Raj Behal
3 Sqn Hyd Ops Sortie to Hospet ran out fuel Plt BO Bagal
24 Sep 48 Spitfire VIII JG-325 Flt Cdt S C Samuel +
AFS(I) Cr near Jagadhri MAC during formation flying http:
03 Oct 48 Tempest II HA-363 Fg Offr Urmston George Wright
7 Sqn SD by our own AA over Kishenganga, Baled Out.
05 Nov 48 Tempest II HA-416 Plt Offr Ivor Patrick Carrapiett +
10 Sqn Accident DNE
09 Dec 48 Tempest II Plt Offr Terence Roy Frantz +
4 Sqn In Memoriam
09 Dec 48 Tempest II Plt Offr Sigamany Lokanathan +
4 Sqn In Memoriam
21 Dec 48 Tempest II Plt Offr Nevile Charles Isacke +
4 Sqn In Memoriam

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