Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Air Vice Marshal Waman Raghunath Dani

Service No & Branch 1807 F(P)
Date of Birth: 19 Oct 1921 Commissioned: 26 Jan 1942 Course: 11 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Oct 1976 Superannuated
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 05 Apr 1943Flt Lt : 15 Aug 1948Sqn Ldr : 15 Aug 1949Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1954
Acting Gp Capt : 01 Feb 1960Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1964Acting Air Cmde : 03 Apr 1967Air Cmde : 01 Oct 1968
Acting AVM : 16 Apr 1973AVM : 18 Jul 1973
Training and Other Courses Attended
5 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 01 Apr 19528 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 1968
Badges Qualified
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Plt Offr

Sqn Ldr


Air Mshl
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

24 Aug 1942 - 13 Apr 1945Plt OffrNo.4 SquadronKohat Squadron Pilot Fm Ambala
14 Apr 1945 - 03 Apr 1946Flt LtNo.4 Squadron Flight Commander
15 Aug 1947 - 28 Sep 1948Flt LtAir Head QuartersDelhi Flt Lt (Flying Accidents)
29 Sep 1948 - 09 May 1949Sqn LdrAir Head QuartersDelhi Sqn Ldr (Flying Accidents)
- 30 Jul 1956Wg CdrAir Head QuartersDelhi DDPO
01 May 1957 - 29 Jan 1960Wg CdrNo.5 SquadronAgra Commanding Officer
01 Feb 1960 - 01 Oct 1962Gp Capt10 WingJorhat Station Commander
03 Apr 1967 - 04 Jan 1968Air CmdeMaintenance CommandNagpur Senior Air & Administration Staff Officer
16 Apr 1973 - 31 Oct 1976AVMMaritime Air OperationsBombay Air Officer Commanding
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalWaman Raghunath Dani1807 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1977Announced 26 Jan 1977
Details : Citation not available.
Unit :
Reference : GoI19770126

Accidents and Incidents: 2

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
11 Apr 1945Hurricane IICLE138Fg Offr W R Dani
4 SqnFL near Ramree town
03 Apr 1946Spitfire XIVeNH795Fg Offr W R N Dani
4 Sqnundershot, hit teleg

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