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Air Marshal Anand Ramdas Pandit

Service No 1707 Branch F(P)
Name : Anand Ramdas Pandit Rank Air Marshal
Date of Birth: 21 Jun 21
Date Commissioned 14 Sep 41 Service End No Details
Remarks : psc
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

Awards and Decorations
Number of Awards: 3


Distinguished Flying Cross
Fg Offr   Anand Ramdas Pandit 1707 GD(P) Award Date Announced 23 Jan 45
Details :

Flying Officer Anand Ramdas Pandit while serving with No.1 (RIAF) Squadron during World War II, proved himself to be an accomplished tactical reconnaisance pilot and completed 169 sorties totalling 206 hours in 2 months. His outstanding daring and determination had been the cause of his bringing back very valuable information on most occassions. The photographs secured by him had been highly commended by the Fourteenth Army. His keenness and enthusiasm for operational flying was exemplarary. For the above acts of gallantry he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.

Additional Citation: Flying Officer Pandit has completed a large number of operational sorties. Many of these have been flown during the monsoon period and over jungle covered mountainous terrain. He has, throughout, displayed the greatest enthusiasm and skill in his work as tactical reconnaissance pilot. His outstanding courage and determination have enabled him to secure valuable information and photographs.

Notes: Public Record Office Air 2/9043 has citation drafted when he had flown 169 sorties (206 operational hours).

Unit : 1 Squadron 
Reference : London Gazette 36905 dated 23 January 45, Page 527 (Citation Courtesy: Hugh Halliday)

Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air Cmde Anand Ramdas Pandit 1707 F(P) Award Date 26 Jan 69 Announced 26 Jan 69No Image Available
Details :

SASO, Eastern Air Command

Unit : EAC 
Reference : Gazette of India : No.12 - Pres/69 dated 26th January 1969

Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air Marshal Anand Ramdas Pandit 1707 F(P) Award Date 26 Jan 77 Announced 26 Jan 77
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit : 
Reference :

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
11 Nov 47 Tempest II PR-836 Sqn Ldr Anand Ramdas Pandit DFC 3 Injured in Crash at Pune

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