The Jammu & Kashmir Operations 1947-48

9 Officers and 23 other Ranks sacrificed their lives in the Kashmir Operations from 27 Oct 1947 till 31st Dec 1948.

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Flt Lt Clifford Joseph Mendoza
1875 GD(P)
12 Squadron
KIA 31 Oct 1947
Flt Lt Mendoza was the pilot of Dakota MA965 that crashed at Banihal Pass
Fg Offr Umesh Sunder Thonse
1981 GD(O)
12 Squadron
KIA 31 Oct 1947
Fg Offr Thonse was the navigator of Dakota MA965 that crashed at Banihal Pass
Fg Offr Trevor Reginald Peters
3063 GD(P)
12 Squadron
KIA 31 Oct 1947
Fg Offr T R Peters was the co-pilot of Dakota MA965 that crashed at Banihal Pass
LAC R Singh
26285
12 Squadron
KIA 31 Oct 1947
Aircrew in Dakota MA965 that crash at Banihal Pass
LAC Madan Prakash
34476
12 Squadron
KIA 31 Oct 1947
Aircrew in Dakota MA965 that crash at Banihal Pass
Other Airmen who were flying in Dakota MA965 at the time of the Crash include:
WO P Hart
21441
AFS Ambala
KIA 31 Oct 1947
Flt Sgt H K Singh
11375
AFS Ambala
KIA 31 Oct 1947
Sgt Om Prakash Kacker
10753
AFS Ambala
KIA 31 Oct 1947
Sgt John Stephen
12796
AFS Ambala
KIA 31 Oct 1947
Cpl I S Jesudasan
11565
AFS Ambala
KIA 31 Oct 1947
Cpl Huligole A Srinivas
12802
AFS Ambala
KIA 31 Oct 1947
LAC K S Gandarde
12174
AFS Ambala
KIA 31 Oct 1947
LAC Srinivasan
43853
AFS Ambala
KIA 31 Oct 1947
LAC B K Bakshi
24554
AFS Ambala
KIA 31 Oct 1947
LAC J M R John
25351
AFS Ambala
KIA 31 Oct 1947
LAC Om Prakash Sharma
38956
AFS Ambala
KIA 31 Oct 1947
LAC S Singh
30796
AFS Ambala
KIA 31 Oct 1947
LAC M Singh
34739
AFS Ambala
KIA 31 Oct 1947
LAC Mohan Singh
33572
AFS Ambala
KIA 31 Oct 1947
LAC Suresh Jha
38763
AFS Ambala
KIA 31 Oct 1947
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LAC R Singh
30552
AFS Ambala
KIA 31 Oct 1947
LAC N G Chowdhury
39502
AFS Ambala
KIA 31 Oct 1947
LAC Jai Pal Singh
23202
AFS Ambala
KIA 31 Oct 1947
Cpl Kartar Singh
20852
318 MU
KIA 31 Oct 1947
LAC Namburi Narayan
35228
8 Squadron
KIA 31 Oct 1947
         
         
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LAC R K Dutta
22879
Unknown
KIA 04 Mar 48
No Details
Fg Offr Balwant Singh
3340 GD(P)
7 Squadron
KIA 16 Mar 48
Fg Offr Balwant Singh was shot down while flying a Tempest fighter against ground targets
Flt Lt Sardindu Dasgupta
1882 GD(P)
10 Squadron
KIA 22 Mar 48
Failed to return from a Tempest sortie in Kashmir
Fg Offr D A O'Brien
3461 GD(P)
8 Squadron
KIA 12 May 48
Tempest fighter crashed during a forced landing at Jammu due to a stuck throttle
Flt Lt A W Barrette
3172 GD(P)
8 Squadron
KIA 08 Aug 48
Barrette, crashed just after take off from Jammu. He was awarded the Vir Chakra Posthumously
         
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Plt Offr D G Baptiste
3410 GD(P)
7 Squadron
KIA 12 Sept 48
Fg Offr Baptiste was shot down while flying a Tempest (HA411) against ground targets in Kishenganga Area
Plt Offr I P Carrapiett
3411 GD(P)
10 Squadron
KIA 05 Nov 48
Carrapiett was the pilot of a Tempest that failed to return from a sortie over Chamb sector.