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Flight Lieutenant Homi Dhanjishaw Bharucha

Service No & Branch 1962 GD(P)
Date of Birth: 12 Mar 1909 Commissioned: 02 Sep 1942 Course:
Service End: Retired on 15 Mar 1946 Class B Release
Qualifications Held :
Remarks : F/O as per retirement gazette
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 02 Sep 1942
Badges Qualified
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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.

Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Mentioned in Dispatches
Flt LtHomi Dhanjishaw Bharucha1962 GD(P)Award Date 01 Jan 1945Announced 01 Jan 1945
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit :
Reference : London Gazette 36866 pub 29 Dec 1944
Air Force Cross
Flt LtHomi Dhanjishaw Bharucha1962 GD(P)Award Date Announced 01 Sep 1945
Details : This officer has been employed as a pilot with his present squadron for three years. He is possessed of courage and endurance which were particularly evidenced when flying throughout one complete monsoon whilst employed on Bengal internal mail duties. He never failed to complete a task and his ability and determination have reached the highest standard.

Notes:Public Record Office Air 2/9117, Citation drafted when he had flown 1,510 hours, 650 in previous six months, 184 in previous six months.

Unit : 353 Squadron
Reference : London Gazette 37256 dated 7 Sept 1945, Page 4486 (Courtesy Hugh Halliday and Steve Brew)
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