Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Squadron Leader Prithipal Singh

Service No & Branch 1578 GD(P)
Date of Birth: 23 Sep 1919 Commissioned: 23 Dec 1939 Course: 8 IAF Cranwell Course Entry Mode : Cranwell
Service End: Died in Service 06 Jan 1945 (26 Years age) Aircraft Loss Aircraft Loss Nick Name : Polly
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 23 Jun 1941Flt Lt : 30 Apr 1943
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Flt Lt
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

01 Mar 1940 - Plt OffrNo.1 Squadron, RIAF 
16 Sep 1942 - 09 Oct 1942Flt LtNo.4 Squadron, RIAFKohat Fm 1Sqn to 227Gp
13 Sep 1943 - 06 Jan 1945Sqn LdrNo.3 Squadron, RIAFRisalpur CO k in Crash
13 Sep 1943 - 06 Jan 1945Sqn LdrNo.3 SquadronPeshawar Commanding Officer
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Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
06 Jan 1945Hurricane IIcLD773Sqn Ldr Prithpal Singh +
3 SqnDived into ground at

Articles from Main Site

No.4 Squadron - Flying Toofanis at Hasimara by -
Pilots Courses by -
Flying the DHC-4 Caribou by Wg Cdr Prithipal Singh Bhachu -
Ejected over No Man's Land! by Gp Capt Gurdeep Singh (Retd) -

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