Distinguished Flying Cross

Distingushed Flying Cross

The Distinguished Flying Cross is awarded to officers and Warrant Officers for an act or acts of valour, courage or devotion to duty performed whilst flying in active operations against the enemy. The slip-on bar has an eagle in the centre. The year of the award is engraved on the reverse. Strangely the name of the recipient was not engraved on the cross. A straight silver bar is awarded for a further act or acts of valour, courage or devotion to duty whilst flying in active operations against the enemy. The slip-on bar has an eagle in the centre. The year of the award is engraved on the reverse.

There were 22 Awards of DFC's and only One Bar to the DFC for Indian Air Force Officers

S No. Rank Name Unit Date Award
- Lt Indra Lal Roy   Sep 1918 DFC
1555 Sqn Ldr Karun Krishna Majumdar 1 IAF Nov 1942 DFC
1554 Sqn Ldr Aspy Merwan Engineer 1 IAF Dec 1942 DFC
2810 Plt Offr Calender Eknath Sukthankar 83 RAF Sep 1943 DFC
1577 Sqn Ldr Arjan Singh 1 IAF Jun 1944 DFC
1637 Fg Offr David Gordon Bhore   Aug 1944 DFC
1646 Flt Lt Jagdish Chandra Verma 6 IAF Aug 1944 DFC
1555 Wg Cdr Karun Krishna Majumdar 268 RAF Jan 1945 Bar to DFC
1707 Fg Offr Anand Ramdas Pandit 1 IAF Jan 1945 DFC
1726 Fg Offr Bollineni Ramachandra Rao 1 IAF Jan 1945 DFC
2335 Fg Offr Prem Sagar Gupta 1 IAF Apr 1945 DFC
2004 Fg Offr Khemendra Nath Kak 1 IAF Apr 1945 DFC
2364 Fg Offr Minoo Nowsherwan Bulsara   Apr 1945 DFC
1537 Sqn Ldr Ramaswamy Rajaram 1 IAF Apr 1945 DFC
1604 Flt Lt Mahendra Singh Pujji 4 RIAF Apr 1945 DFC
1716 Fg Offr Balamore Navaneetham Surendra 4 RIAF Jul 1945 DFC
1620 Flt Lt Hirendra Nath Chatterjee 1 RIAF Aug 1945 DFC
1841 Fg Offr Narayan Khanderao Shitoley 1 RIAF Aug 1945 DFC
1614 Flt Lt Minoo Merwan Engineer 3 RIAF Oct 1945 DFC
2120 Fg Offr Rointon Merwan Engineer 9 RIAF Oct 1945 DFC
2437 Fg Offr Bondada Bhaskara Koteshwara Rao 2 RIAF Oct 1945 DFC
2359 Fg Offr Sukumar Krishna Mukerjee 9 RIAF Oct 1945 DFC
1567 Sqn Ldr Pratap Chandra Lal 7 RIAF Oct 1945 DFC