Awardee List for the year 1943


A total of 7 Awards are listed.
Distinguished Flying Cross : 1 | Member of the Order of the British Empire : 2 | Mentioned in Dispatches : 4 |
Distinguished Flying Cross
Plt Offr Shailender Eknath Sukthankar 2810 GD(O)Unit : 83 Sqn RAF  Award Date Announced 01 Sep 43
Details : [83 Squadron, RAF] Pilot Officer CE Sukthanker was the first Indian Officer in the RAF to win a Distinguished Flying Cross. He was commissioned in March 1943 and, having trained as a navigator, took part in many bombing sorties over Berlin, Essen, Dortmund and other strongly defended urban and industrial centres in Germany. During these sorties, he displayed a high level of commitment, skill and efficiency.
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Member of the Order of the British Empire
Fg Offr David Gordon Bhore   1637 GD(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 01 Jun 43
Details :
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Member of the Order of the British Empire
Fg Offr Harjinder Singh 1963 ENGUnit : No.1 Squadron, RIAF  Award Date Announced 01 Jun 43
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Mentioned in Dispatches
Sqn Ldr Subroto Mukerjee 1551 GD(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 01 Jan 43 Announced 01 Jan 43
Details :
Citation Not Available
Reference: London Gazette 35825 pub 15 Dec 1942 

Mentioned in Dispatches
Sqn Ldr A M Engineer 1554 GD(P)Unit : No.1 Squadron  Award Date 01 Jan 43 Announced 01 Jan 43
Details : Air Gunner
Reference: London Gazette 35825 pub 15 Dec 1942 

Mentioned in Dispatches
Sgt Kartar Singh 1880 GD(AG)Unit : No.1 Squadron  Award Date 01 Jan 43 Announced 01 Jan 43
Details : Air Gunner
Reference: London Gazette 35825 pub 15 Dec 1942 

Mentioned in Dispatches
Flt Lt M K Janjua 1561 GD(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 01 Jan 43 Announced 01 Jan 43
Details :
Citation Not Available
Reference: London Gazette 35825 pub 15 Dec 1942 

The Awards Database presented here was made possible by the kind generosity of Air Marshal Bharat Kumar, author of Courage & Devotion to Duty : A Chronicle of IAF's Honours and Awards (1932-2008). Air Marshal Bharat Kumar had very graciously given permission to reproduce the citations from the book on this website.
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