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Squadron Leader Appasaheb Bhagwant Patil

Service No & Branch 3242 GD(P)
Date of Birth: 16 Apr 1923 Commissioned: 17 Sep 1945 Course: 35 Course
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Fg Offr : 17 Sep 1946Flt Lt : 17 Sep 1950Sqn Ldr : 11 May 1957
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

10 Feb 1947 - 26 May 1947Plt OffrNo.6 Squadron Squadron Pilot
08 Oct 1959 - 02 Feb 1960Sqn LdrNo.41 Squadron Commanding Officer
14 Feb 1960 - 07 Apr 1962Sqn LdrNo.59 SquadronJorhat Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Sqn LdrAppasaheb Bhagwant Patil3242 GD(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1961Announced 26 Jan 1961
Details :

Squadron Leader A.B. Patil joined the Air Force in the ranks in 1942. He was commissioned in the GD (P) Branch in 1945. He was appointed Squadron Leader in 1956. He has also served as Commanding Officer of a Logistic Air Force Squadron. Under his leadership this Squadron has carried out over 3,000 hours of flying in less than a year despite difficult flying conditions.

Since the arrival of No. 59 Logistics Air Support Squadron in Assam area, they have been putting in consistent efforts. The difficulties connected with flying conditions that obtain in Assam Valley and using Advance landing grounds are factors already well-known. Despite these handicaps, the Squadron has carried out over 3000 hours of flying in less than a year. Faced with shortage of aircrew as well as ground crew and with limited resources that are available, Sqn. Ldr. Patil has led the Squadron into a bunch of willing workers. During this time, he has himself put in 600 hours of flying and by his hard work, enthusiasm and leadership instilled into the younger pilots, keenness and devotion to duty.

During his service, Squadron Leader Patil has shown skill and devotion to duty of a high order.

The achievement of No. 59 L.A.S Squadron is mainly due to an example set up by their Commanding Officer Sqn. Ldr. Patil. His devotion to duty, tenacity and will are of the highest order.

Unit : 59 Sqn
Reference : GoI19610126No10
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