Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Flying Officer Bondada Bhaskara Koteswara Rao

Service No & Branch 2437 GD(P)
Date of Birth: 30 Nov 1922 Commissioned: 27 Jun 1943 Course: 17 Course
Service End: Died in Service 23 Sep 1945 (23 Years age) Motor Vehicle Accident Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks : Died in a vehicle accident
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 27 Jun 1944
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.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

21 Apr 1944 - 23 Sep 1945Acting Plt OffrNo.2 SquadronKohat Sqn Pliot Fm 151OTU
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Distinguished Flying Cross
Fg Offr  Bondada Bhaskara Koteswara Rao2437 GD(P)Award Date Announced 02 Oct 1945
Details : This officer has consistently displayed keenness for operational flying and great determination. His photography has always been of a high standard and his courage and devotion to duty have been outstanding. Flying Officer Raohas proved himself to be a first class tactical reconnaissance pilot.
Unit : 2 Squadron
Reference : London Gazette 37291 dated 2 Oct 1945, Page 4859 Citation in Air Ministry Bulletin 19829. (Citation Courtesy: Hugh Halliday)

Additional Notes

Remarks: Amit Vishwakarma Note added: 2014-05-01
B.B.K. Rao's grandfather was a doctor with royal indian army and was awarded title of Rao Sahib his name was Rao sahib Padala moolah pathrudu, B.B.K Rao's father followed the tradition and became a govt doctor at visakhapatnam his name was Bondada kondala rao they were 6 brothers in all out of which 3 joined armed forces eldest was a JCo his name was B. Venkateswar rao wo was a havildar with army was dicharged on medical grounds during WW 1, BBK Rao's 4th brother joined army and retired with rank of Lt col his name was Bondada Suryanaryana murti and BBK Rao was 5th in siblings and 3rd in family who joined defence services at air force, he was intrested in airforce from very begining he got into airforce during his college days and was trained at madras, and his passing parade was at madras. Post his death dfc was awarded to his family on 15th aug 1947 at arkonam madras and it followed a cash reward of 5000 rs from govt.

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