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Wing Commander S Narasimha Murthy

Service No & Branch 2434 GD(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 27 Jun 1943 Course: 17 Course
Service End: Retired on 14 Jul 1966 Voluntary Retirement Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Plt Offr : 27 Dec 1943Fg Offr : 27 Dec 1944Flt Lt : 27 Dec 1948Sqn Ldr : 01 Apr 1955
Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1964
Training and Other Courses Attended
95 CFS (Fg Offr) - 30 Nov 1946
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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

- 16 Sep 1947Fg OffrAdvanced Flying School (India)Ambala To 10 Sqn
06 Aug 1944 - 18 Dec 1945Fg OffrNo.3 SquadronKohat Squadron Pilot
19 Dec 1945 - 31 May 1946Fg OffrNo.9 Squadron Squadron Pilot To UK for FIS
01 Jun 1954 - Sqn LdrBangalore Commanding Officer
01 May 1963 - Wg Cdr2 Madhya Pradesh Air Sqn, NCCBhopal Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vir Chakra
Flt LtS Narasimha Murthy2434 GD(P)Award Date 20 Sep 1948Announced 26 Jan 1950
Details :

Flying Officer (Now Squadron Leader) Narsimha Murthy (2434) operated in Jammu and Kashmir theater with distinction during 1948. In spite of meeting heavy enemy fire, he persistently operated with singleness of purpose showing relentless courage and exemplary devotion to duty and completed about 100 ground attack sorties.

In one of these sorties, when his aircraft under-carriage was badly damaged by enemy fire and emitted fumes, he persisted for 45 minutes in an attempt to get the under-carriage of the aircraft down in order to save the valuable fighter plane.

For the good service rendered by him during the Kashmir Operations he has been awarded the Vir Chakra.

Unit : 10 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , Extraordinary, No. 2-Pres., dated 26th January, 1950
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