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Air Marshal Yeshwant Vinayak Malse

Service No & Branch 1616 F(P) (Orig: GD(P))
Date of Birth: 02 Jun 1921 Commissioned: 01 Aug 1940 Course: 4 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Mar 1976 Superannuated Died on 15 May 2006 (85 Years age) Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 01 Feb 1942Acting Flt Lt : 01 Oct 1944Flt Lt : 01 Nov 1946Sqn Ldr : 15 Aug 1948
Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1950Acting Gp Capt : 06 Aug 1951Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1954Acting Air Cmde : 07 May 1960
Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1963Acting AVM : 07 Nov 1963AVM : 01 Apr 1966Acting Air Marshal : 07 Aug 1969
Air Marshal : 01 Oct 1969C-in-C : 01 Oct 1964
Training and Other Courses Attended
3 NDC (Air Cmde) - 30 Apr 1963
Badges Qualified
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Fg Offr

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 Aug 1940 - 30 Nov 1940Acting Plt OffrInitial Training School (Officers)Lahore Trainee Pilot
01 Dec 1940 - 21 May 1941Acting Plt OffrNo.1 Flying Training School (India)Ambala Trainee Pilot
25 May 1941 - Plt OffrNo.1 SquadronPeshawar Squadron Pilot
29 Dec 1943 - 15 Jan 1946Flt LtNo.2 SquadronKohat Flight Commander B Flt. Fm 1Sqn
15 Jan 1946 - 20 Feb 1946Flt LtNo.12 Squadron Adjutant
22 Jan 1946 - Flt LtNo.6 Squadron Attached For Spit Conv
21 Feb 1946 - Flt LtNo.2 SquadronKohat Flight Commander B Flt
10 Nov 1947 - 31 Jan 1949Wg CdrAir Head QuartersDelhi Wg Cdr (Organisation I)
01 Feb 1949 - 28 Mar 1950Wg CdrAir Head QuartersDelhi Deputy Director, Works
02 Apr 1950 - 25 May 1950Wg CdrParatrooper Training SchoolAgra Commanding Officer
20 Jun 1950 - 15 Aug 1951Wg CdrNo.12 SquadronAgra Commanding Officer
- Gp CaptOperational CommandDelhi Senior Officer-in-charge Administration
01 Aug 1951 - Gp CaptLand/ Air Warfare SchoolOld Sarum, UK Senior Air Support Course
20 Jun 1953 - 14 Oct 1957Gp Capt6 WingBarrackpore Station Commander
03 Nov 1957 - 06 May 1960Gp CaptIndian Air Force Selection BoardDehradun President
07 May 1960 - Air CmdeEastern Air CommandCalcutta Senior Air Staff Officer
02 May 1961 - 01 Aug 1962Air CmdeOperational CommandDelhi Senior Air Staff Officer
07 Nov 1963 - 30 Sep 1964AVMNational Defence CollegeDelhi Senior Directing Staff (Air)
01 Oct 1964 - 30 Sep 1966AVMEastern Air CommandShillong Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief
11 Nov 1966 - 08 Aug 1969AVMPSO: Administration, Air HQDelhi Air Officer-in-Charge Administration
11 Aug 1969 - 31 Mar 1972Air MarshalPSO: Maintenance, Air HQDelhi Air Officer-in-Charge Maintenance
03 May 1972 - 31 Mar 1973Air MarshalPSO: Operations, Air HQDelhi Deputy Chief of Air Staff
01 Apr 1973 - 30 Sep 1973Air MarshalPSO: Planning, Air HQDelhi Vice Chief of Air Staff
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Param Vishist Seva Medal
AVMYeshwant Vinayak Malse1616 GD(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1967Announced 26 Jan 1967
Details :

Air Vice Marshal Yeshwant Vinayak Malse was commissioned in the Air Force in 1940. He has held important appointments in Air Headquarters as well as in the Command of various Air Force units. He attended the Staff College Course at Quetta in 1947; Senior Air Support Course at Land/ Air Warfare School, Old Sarum (U.K.) in 1951 and the National Defence College Course in 1962-63. He also served as Senior Directing Staff at National Defence College. He was appointed Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Eastern Air Command on 1st October, 1964. During his tenure, the Command undertook a number of important operations and consolidated operational bases to face threat from China and Pakistan. The Command also undertook airlift tasks to support the Army located in the border areas. The extensive air support given after the insurrection in the Mizo Hills was handled by him with promptness and precision. Under his able guidance, the Command assisted the Assam Government in airlift and other tasks. He personally supervised these operations and, at times, participated in them himself.

Unit : EAC
Reference : GoI19670126

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
15 Feb 1942Lysander IIP9120Plt Offr Yeshwant Vinayak Malse
1 SqnDNE Ac destroyed in

Articles from Main Site

The view from Tezpur by Air Marshal Y V Malse -

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