The Royal Indian Air Force in the Second World War

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The final resting place of Jumbo Majumdar in Lahore

Dr Nadeem Ahmed, an ex-pat Pakistani in the US, on the request of another ex-pat from India, Sajid Malhotra are working on trying to get the final resting place of Jumbo Majumdar restored and cleaned up for preservation in posterity.  This is a heartwarming follow-up to some questions raised back a few months ago.. 

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The curious case of the missing "Tiger One"

There are milestones in an officer's career that are etched in stone. The day you got commissioned, the day you commanded your first unit as "CO" , the day you fly into operations, the day you command a force.  For one officer, his milestone of commanding a unit has been forgotten or not recorded by the IAF.   Anchit Gupta writes about righting a wrong in the Commanding Officer leader board of the IAF's senior-most Squadron - No.1 Squadron IAF.  The name of one of the commanding officers has been missing for nearly 73 years (At the time of writing) .  Building the evidence to support this assessment took years of effort - with the conclusive evidence coming from the Govt of India's Archives  

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Video : Planes of Hindustan, IAF in 1940.

Planes of Hindustan was one of the earliest World War II documentaries to be made in India and it was the second to be produced by the company Wadia. The film has rare footage of No.1 Squadron from early 1940, However further information is missing on details available in the film.  This is an updated higher resolution version of the clip we had updated seven years ago, with timestamp based analysis and links to the video. 

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No.1 Squadron “Tigers” and the Imphal Siege

The complete story of No.1 Squadron's operations in the Imphal Battle told in detail never before known. First published in an abridged form for the WW2 Imphal Battle Commemoration Brochure. This article also puts names to the unknown faces - and lists out those who sacrificed their lives in the battle.

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  • Veterans Project - Interviews, Profiles and Memoirs

    The WW2 Veterans Project : WWII Veteran Encounters, Profiles and Memoirs started off in earnest in 2002 when between a small group of like minded enthusiasts, an effort was made to locate and interview WW2 veterans of the Indian Air Force.  With the dwindling number of veterans every passing year, the effort continues in terms of family members writing profiles of their loved ones who took part in the war - and in keeping their memories alive.

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