Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Air Commodore Narayanrao Khanderao Shitoley

Service No & Branch 1841 F(P) (Orig: GD(O))
Date of Birth: 07 Sep 1923 Commissioned: 28 Mar 1942 Course: 8 OBS Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Mar 1975 Died on 01 Dec 2006 (83 Years age) Nick Name : Nanu
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 05 Apr 1943Flt Lt : 15 Aug 1948Sqn Ldr : 15 Feb 1950Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1955
Acting Gp Capt : 29 Jul 1960Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1963Acting Air Cmde : 12 Jan 1966Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1967
Training and Other Courses Attended
94 CFS (Flt Lt) - 30 Sep 19469 DSSC (Wg Cdr) - 11 Aug 19564 NDC (Gp Capt) - 01 Dec 1964
Badges Qualified
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Flt Lt

Gp Capt

Air Cmde
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

03 Aug 1944 - 30 Apr 1946Fg OffrNo.1 SquadronImphal Squadron Navigator To 151 OUT for Aeros Course (jan 46).
23 Sep 1948 - 15 Apr 1951Sqn LdrAirHQ Communications SquadronPalam Commanding Officer
16 Apr 1951 - Sqn LdrAir Head QuartersDelhi S/L (Aircrew Testing Team
01 Oct 1956 - 09 Jun 1959Wg CdrAircrew Examination BoardPalam Commanding Officer
10 Jun 1959 - 26 Mar 1960Wg CdrAir Head QuartersDelhi 
28 Jul 1960 - Gp CaptAir Head QuartersDelhi 
29 Jul 1960 - 14 Feb 1962Gp CaptAir Head QuartersDelhi Director (Flight Safety)
15 Jun 1962 - Gp Capt3 WingPalam (Delhi) Station Commander
- 31 Mar 1975Air CmdeNo 1 Operational Group (SWAC)Jodhpur Senior Air Staff Officer
11 Jan 1967 - 26 Mar 1968Air CmdeEastern Air CommandShillong Senior Air Staff Officer
20 Apr 1968 - 15 Jul 1970Air CmdeAFS JalahalliBengaluru Air Officer Commanding
16 Jul 1970 - 28 Dec 1972Air CmdeNCC APSecunderabad Director
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Distinguished Flying Cross
Fg Offr  Narayanrao Khanderao Shitoley1841 GD(P)Award Date Announced 17 Aug 1945
Details : Flying Officer Shitoley is a daring and courageous reconnaissance pilot. He has taken part in a large number of operational sorties and the information he has obtained has been of great value to the army. In addition he has secured many excellent photographs. This officer has always displayed praiseworthy skill and determination to complete his allotted task, often in the most adverse weather
Unit : 1 Squadron
Reference : London Gazette 37228 dated 17 Aug 1945, Page 4188 Citation from Air Ministry Bulletin 19448. (Citation Courtesy: Hugh Halliday)

Accidents and Incidents: 3

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
26 Jul 1942Audax (India)K5568Plt Offr Roger George COBLEY
Plt Offr N K Shitoley
1 1ATU1ATU EC OT FL Pempor
23 Mar 1944Hurricane IZ4089Plt Offr Shitoley
151OTUswung on ldg, port a
07 Jun 1944Harvard IIBFE484Plt Offr Shitoley
FSgt Allen
151OTUground looped on ldg
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