|Service No & Branch||2434 GD(P)|
|Date of Birth: -- --- ----||Commissioned: 27 Jun 1943||Course: 17 Course|
|Service End:||Retired on 14 Jul 1966|
|Qualifications Held :|
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|06 Aug 1944 - 18 Dec 1945||Fg Offr||No.3 Squadron, RIAF||Kohat||To 9Sqn|
|01 Jun 1954 -||Sqn Ldr||Bangalore||Commanding Officer|
|01 May 1963 -||Wg Cdr||2 Madhya Pradesh Air Sqn, NCC||Bhopal||Commanding Officer|
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|Flt Lt||S Narasimha Murthy||2434 GD(P)||Award Date 20 Sep 1948||Announced 26 Jan 1950|
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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|