|Service No & Branch||1869 GD(P)|
|Date of Birth: 24 Oct 1919||Commissioned: 05 Apr 1942||Course: 12 Course|
|Service End:||Died in Service 22 Aug 1951 (32 Years age) Aircraft Loss||Nick Name :|
|Qualifications Held :|
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|05 Apr 1942 -||Acting Plt Offr||No.1 Service Flying Training School (India)||Ambala||Trainee Pilot|
|06 Feb 1943 - 30 May 1943||Acting Plt Offr||No.22 Anti-Aircraft Co-Operation Unit||Drigh Road||Fm ATU Bairagarh To Overseas|
|04 Nov 1944 - 07 Dec 1944||Plt Offr||No.9 Squadron||Squadron Pilot Fm UK 1AGS|
|11 Dec 1944 - 31 Dec 1945||Fg Offr||No.8 Squadron||Amarda Road||Squadron Pilot|
|29 Nov 1945 - 16 Jul 1946||Fg Offr||No.12 Squadron||Squadron Pilot|
|- 01 Dec 1948||Flt Lt||No.7 Squadron||Flight Commander|
|16 Dec 1948 - 29 May 1950||Sqn Ldr||No.8 Squadron||Palam||Commanding Officer|
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|Flt Lt||Rustom Sorabji Kalyaniwala||1869 GD(P)||Award Date 29 Dec 1948||Announced 20 Nov 1950|
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This officer has done nearly 60 hours of Operational flying in a very short period. On all occasions he has displayed a cool head and has pressed home his attacks to maximum advantage.
As a flight Commander this officer took a leading part in most of the sorties carried out in the Northern Sector prior to the advent of winter conditions over the Kashmir Valley.
Sqn. Ldr. Kalyaniwala set a high standard in precision bombing and his attacks on the enemy picquets on the high hills near ZOJILLA Pass prior to the ground attack were most valuable. One attack in particular, near GUMRI, enabled our troops to break through the DRAS. For this he was commended by the Corps Commander.
|Unit : 7 Sqn|
|Reference : Gazette of India , 20th November 1950 - No.13 - Pres dated 15th November 1950|
|Date||Aircraft Type||Tail No||Pilot/Crew||Unit||Remarks|
|03 Aug 1945||Spitfire VIII||Fg Offr R S Kalyaniwala||8 Sqn||1030 Hours Crashed a|
|22 Aug 1951||Harvard T-6||Sqn Ldr Rustom Sorabji Kalyaniwala +||Mil Wing Cabinet Sec|