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Air Vice Marshal Fredrick Van Allen Scudder

Service No & Branch 2639 F(P) (Orig: GD(P))
Date of Birth: 23 Feb 1921 Commissioned: 13 Sep 1943 Course: 18 Course
Service End: Retired on 29 Feb 1976 Superannuated Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks : Orig 15PC
Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 15 Aug 1948Sqn Ldr : 01 Oct 1952Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1959Acting Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1962
Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1965Acting Air Cmde : 11 Jan 1967Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1968Acting AVM : 16 Jun 1972
AVM : 12 Jan 1973
Training and Other Courses Attended
8 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 06 Aug 19556 NDC (Gp Capt) - 01 Dec 1966
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

15 Jun 1943 - 03 Mar 1945Plt OffrNo.22 Anti-Aircraft Co-Operation UnitDrigh Road 
01 Feb 1946 - 19 Aug 1946Fg OffrNo.8 SquadronTrichnopoly Squadron Pilot To ACU as FL
01 Sep 1951 - 01 Oct 1954Sqn LdrNo.101 SquadronPalam Commanding Officer
- 30 Sep 1962Wg Cdr11 WingTezpur Station Commander
01 Nov 1955 - 01 May 1956Wg Cdr3 WingPalam (Delhi) Officer in Charge Flying
14 Oct 1957 - 19 Aug 1961Wg CdrDefence Services Staff CollegeWellington Directing Staff
01 Oct 1962 - 01 Aug 1963Gp CaptAir Head QuartersDelhi Director, Works
- 01 Dec 1968Air CmdeEastern Air CommandShillong Air Defence Commander
01 Mar 1968 - 01 Sep 1970Air CmdeJammu & KashmirUdhampur Air Officer Commanding
01 Oct 1970 - 07 May 1972Air CmdeJoint Air Warfare SchoolSecunderabad Commandant
04 Jan 1974 - 29 Feb 1976AVMNational Defence CollegeDelhi Senior Directing Staff (Air)
11 Jun 1976 - No.101 Squadron Commodore Commandant
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptFredrick Van Allen Scudder2639 GD(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1967Announced 26 Jan 1967
Details :

Air Commodore Frederick Van Allen Scudder was commissioned in the Indian Army in 1941 and was seconded to the Indian Air Force in 1943. He has attended the Defence Service Staff College Course at Wellington. He has attended the National Defence College Course. He has held important appointments in Air Headquarters and in various Air Force units. Soon after he took over as Director of Air Force Works at Air Headquarters in October 1962, he had to face many important problems connected with the expansion of the Air Force. By working long hours with determination, he tackled all the problems successfully and ensured completion of all tasks satisfactorily and in time.

Unit :
Reference : GoI19670126

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
06 Dec 1944Hurricane IICLE171Plt Offr F V Scudder
151OTUFL Sambrial 16 m E o
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