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Wing Commander Karun Krishna Majumdar

Service No & Branch 1555 GD(P)
Date of Birth: 06 Sep 1913 Commissioned: 16 Dec 1933 Course: 3 IAF Cranwell Course
Service End: Died in Service 17 Feb 1945 (32 Years age) Aircraft Accident Flying Hours : 2123 Nick Name : Jumbo
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 09 Jul 1935Acting Flt Lt : 15 Jan 1940Flt Lt : 09 Jul 1940Sqn Ldr : 30 Apr 1943
Badges Qualified
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Sqn Ldr
Notes:1)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 2)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

31 Jan 1932 - 15 Dec 1933Flt CdtRAF Academy CranwellCranwell,UK Cadet
15 Jan 1934 - 21 Jan 1934Plt Offr16 (AC) Sqn, RAFOld Sarum, UK U/T Pilot
22 Jan 1934 - 14 Apr 1934Plt OffrArmy Co-op School, RAFOld Sarum, UK AC Course
15 Apr 1934 - 25 Aug 1934Plt Offr2 (AC) Sqn, RAFUK Squadron Pilot
10 Nov 1934 - 14 Mar 1939Plt OffrNo.1 SquadronDrigh Road Squadron Pilot
15 Mar 1939 - 26 Jun 1941Fg OffrNo.1 SquadronAmbala Flight Commander C Flt
27 Jun 1941 - 16 Apr 1942Sqn LdrNo.1 SquadronPeshawar Commanding Officer
22 Apr 1942 - 04 Aug 1942Sqn LdrAir Head QuartersDelhi IAF Liaison Officer
05 Aug 1942 - 05 Jan 1944Sqn LdrAir Head QuartersDelhi 
23 Mar 1944 - 01 Jun 1944Sqn Ldr41 OTU, RAFUK Conversion
01 Jun 1944 - 23 Sep 1944Sqn Ldr268 Sqn, RAFUK Squadron Pilot
23 Sep 1944 - 25 Oct 1944Sqn LdrAir Ministry UnitUK 
25 Oct 1944 - 06 Dec 1944Sqn LdrCentral Gunnery SchoolUK 
06 Jan 1944 - 15 Feb 1944Wg CdrAir Head QuartersDelhi Wg Cdr (Training)
14 Dec 1944 - 17 Feb 1945Wg CdrIndian Air Force Display FlightKohat Officer Commanding
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Distinguished Flying Cross
Sqn LdrKarun Krishna Majumdar1555 GD(P)Award Date Announced 10 Nov 1942
Details : Early this year this officer commanded the squadron during its activities in Burma. He led two unescorted attacks on enemy airfields in Thailand and attacks in support of the army in Tennasserim; he also completed valuable reconnaissances during the retirement from Rangoon to the Prome positions.
Unit : 1 Squadron
Reference : London Gazette 35777 dated 10 Nov 1942, Page 4868
Bar to Distinguished Flying Cross
Wg CdrKarun Krishna Majumdar1555 GD(P)Award Date Announced 23 Jan 1945
Details : [268 Squadron RAF] This officer has completed many tactical reconnaissance and photographic sorties. His keenness for operational work and his skill on difficult and dangerous missions has always been outstanding. Before the advance northwards in France, he completed exceptionally valuable photographic reconnaissances of the Seine bridges, in the face of heavy ground defences. He has also participated in long tactical reconnaissances on which he was several times intercepted by superior formations of enemy aircraft. His skill and courage have always been outstanding.
Unit : 268 Sqn RAF
Reference : London Gazette 36905 dated 23 January 45, Page 527 (Citation Courtesy: Colin Ford )

Accidents and Incidents: 2

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
01 Mar 1942Lysander IIDG447Sqn Ldr Karun Krishna Majumdar
Sgt Rustomji
1 SqnForcelanded in fores
17 Feb 1945Hurricane IIcLE950Wg Cdr Karun Krishna Majumdar DFC + +
IAFDFDived into Ground dr
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