Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Flight Lieutenant Arthur Srihari

Service No & Branch 3181 GD(P)
Date of Birth: 10 Mar 1925 Commissioned: 08 Nov 1943 Course: 19 Course
Service End: Died in Service 03 May 1949 (24 Years age) Aircraft Loss Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 15 Aug 1948
Training and Other Courses Attended
102 CFS (Fg Offr) - 14 Jan 1948
Badges Qualified
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

15 Jun 1946 - Plt OffrNo.2 SquadronKohat Squadron Pilot Fm RAFAmb
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vir Chakra
Flt LtArthur Srihari3181 GD(P)Award Date 29 Dec 1948Announced 20 Nov 1950
Details :

The late Flt. Lt. Arthur Srihari (3181) always showed tenacity of purpose and precision in all his sorties. By his ability to make quick decisions, he had on one occasion attacked and totally destroyed an enemy Brigade Headquarters which was controlling operations against our hard pressed forces.

He completed in a short period approximately 100 successful operational sorties, all of which were outstanding for the perseverance and determination in pressing home the attack on the enemy. Many long range sorties of his across a very difficult terrain in the Northern Sector were outstanding because of its navigational precision, ability to spot the camouflaged targets, and skill in attacking to destroy.

For the outstanding services rendered by him during the Kashmir Operations, the officer was posthumously awarded the Vir Chakra.

Unit : 10 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 20th November 1950 - No.13 - Pres dated 15th November 1950

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
03 May 1949Tempest IIFlt Lt Arthur Srihari +
7 SqnCrash 7 miles from R
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