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Flight Lieutenant Dewan Balwant Rai

Service No & Branch 1918 GD(P)

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Date of Birth: 12 Dec 1923 Commissioned: 29 Jun 1942 Course: 13 Course
Service End: Died in Service 26 Jul 1947 (24 Years age) Aircraft Accident Nick Name :
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Plt Offr : 29 Dec 1942Fg Offr : 29 Jun 1943
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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

18 Dec 1943 - Plt OffrNo.2 SquadronKohat Squadron Pilot
17 Jun 1947 - 29 Jul 1947Flt LtNo.2 SquadronPoona Flight Commander Fm UK. B Flt
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Accidents and Incidents: 4

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
19 Feb 1944HurricaneJS380Plt Offr Dewan Balwant Rai
2 SqnReturning from sorti
28 Feb 1944Hurricane808Plt Offr Dewan Balwant Rai
2 SqnTW/O ac mission to S
08 Aug 1946Spitfire VIIIcMD398Fg Offr D B Rai
2 Sqnundercarraige collap
26 Jul 1947Tempest IIPR534Flt Lt Dewan Balwant Rai +
2 Sqnflew into blind vall
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