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Wing Commander Jagdish Ranganath Bankapur

Service No & Branch 2986 F(P) (Orig: GD(P))
Date of Birth: 10 Oct 1923 Commissioned: 04 Sep 1944 Course: 26 Course
Service End: Retired on 05 Oct 1971 Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Plt Offr : 15 Aug 1948Fg Offr : 04 Sep 1945Flt Lt : 04 Sep 1949Sqn Ldr : 01 Aug 1955
Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1964
Training and Other Courses Attended
12 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 22 Aug 1959
Badges Qualified
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Sqn Ldr
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

09 Jul 1945 - Plt OffrNo.7 Squadron Squadron Pilot fm 151OTU
- 12 Oct 1958Sqn LdrAir Head QuartersDelhi 
- 14 Jun 1962Sqn LdrNo.51 (Auxiliary AF) SquadronDelhi Commanding Officer
- 01 Dec 1956Sqn LdrAir Force Flying CollegeJodhpur Chief Ground Instructor
22 Aug 1959 - Sqn LdrAir Head QuartersDelhi 
24 Aug 1964 - 20 Feb 1965Wg CdrControl & Reporting SchoolJodhpur Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Mention in Despatches
Wg CdrJagdish Ranganath Bankapur2986 GD(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1966
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit :
Reference : Gazette of India , 5th November 1966 - No.77 - Pres/66 dated 27th October 1966

Accidents and Incidents: 2

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
13 Jan 1945Hurricane IICLF128Plt Offr J R Bankapur
151OTUBL at Peshawar after
29 Mar 1946Spitfire XIVTZ108Plt Offr J R Bankapur
7 SqnMaharajpur - swung t
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