Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Group Captain Jacob Kayalath Chakko

Service No & Branch 3528 ENG
Date of Birth: 10 Mar 1924 Commissioned: 19 Dec 1947 Course: 0 DEO Course
Service End: Retired on 04 Mar 1969 Died on 23 Apr 2010 (86 Years age) Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 19 Dec 1949Flt Lt : 19 Dec 1953Sqn Ldr : 19 Dec 1960Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1965
Acting Gp Capt : 20 Nov 1967
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Fg Offr
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

04 Jan 1966 - Wg CdrHALBangalore 
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Additional Notes

Remarks: Obituary Notice Note added: 2010-04-23

Gp Capt Jacob Chakko passed away very peacefully the morning of April 23rd, 2010.

The funeral service will be held at St Mark's Cathedral.


From Dara Cooper

It is with a heavy heart that I just heard from Eddie and Bhushan, that Gp Capt Jacob Chakko passed away in his sleep, last night, in Bangalore.

This really comes as a shock. I last spoke to him just about a week ago. I am currently reading his book “Memoirs”, and our conversation was for clarifications for an article on the blog, regarding his trips to France and the UK, when he was part of the Aircraft Selection Team, that was instrumental in selecting the Mystere, Hunter, Canberra and Gnat aircraft for the IAF.  An amazingly talented and brilliant man he  excelled in everything he tried his hand at. From being instrumental in developing the Dashpot for the Mystere in France, to designing and fitting up the Jet Pak on Packets and a host of other projects, some of which never saw the light of day.

He was very enthusiastic about the blog, and was looking forward keenly to the Bangalore reunion. He will be sorely missed.

Our sincerest condolences to his family. May his soul rest in peace.


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