Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Air Vice Marshal Hemonto Kumar Bose

Service No & Branch 2348 F(P) (Orig: GD(P))
Date of Birth: 25 Jul 1922 Commissioned: 29 Mar 1943 Course: 16 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Mar 1977 Superannuated Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 29 Mar 1944Flt Lt : 15 Aug 1948Sqn Ldr : 01 Apr 1953Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1961
Acting Gp Capt : 20 Jun 1963Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1965Acting Air Cmde : 06 Mar 1967Air Cmde : 01 Oct 1968
Acting AVM : 01 Nov 1972AVM : 01 Apr 1973
Training and Other Courses Attended
95 CFS (Fg Offr) - 30 Nov 19469 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 11 Aug 19566 NDC (Gp Capt) - 01 Dec 1966
Badges Qualified
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Fg Offr
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

15 May 1944 - 30 Jun 1946Plt OffrNo.2 SquadronKohat Sqn Pliot Fm 151OTU To UK EFS
08 Apr 1949 - 09 Dec 1949Flt LtFlying Instructors SchoolAmbala Commanding Officer
09 Dec 1949 - 05 Jun 1951Sqn LdrFlying Instructors SchoolAmbala Commanding Officer
10 Jun 1953 - 30 Sep 1955Sqn LdrNo.14 Squadron Commanding Officer
20 Aug 1956 - 11 Oct 1959Sqn LdrAir Head QuartersDelhi 
29 Sep 1959 - Wg Cdr11 WingTezpur Station Commander
05 Oct 1959 - 11 Jan 1960Wg Cdr8 WingAdampur Station Commander
09 Oct 1961 - 18 Aug 1962Wg CdrDefence Services Staff CollegeWellington Directing Staff
12 Jan 1963 - 11 Jan 1966Gp CaptAir Head QuartersDelhi Director, Personnel Officers
06 Mar 1967 - 01 Jan 1970Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Director, Intelligence
- 01 Dec 1976AVMPSO: Personnel, Air HQDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Personnel
01 Nov 1972 - 04 Mar 1974AVMWestern Air CommandDelhi Senior Air Staff Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeHemonto Kumar Bose2348 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1969Announced 26 Jan 1969
Details :

Air Commodore Hemonto Kumar Bose was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in 1943 He saw active service during World War II. He attended Defence Services Staff College Course in 1955-56 and the National Defence College Course in 1966. He has held various staff and command appointments. He has been known for his dash as a flier, and for his initiative and thoroughness right from his early days. While in command of a Fighter Squadron he was responsible for bringing the squadron to the highest level. His pioneer efforts in establishing the Headquarters of a newly established Wing and other allied services proved to be of immense help during the Chinese aggression in 1962. He has rendered distinguished service as Director of Personnel (Officers) and Director of Intelligence at Air Headquarters.

Unit :
Reference : GoI19690126

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
04 Aug 1944Hurricane IICHV419Fg Offr H K Bose
2 SqnTaxied into a statio
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