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Squadron Leader Rathindra Kumar Basu

Service No & Branch 3968 GD(P) Stream :Transport

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Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 14 Oct 1950 Course: 53 Course
Service End: Retired on 15 Jul 1967 Released to Air India
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Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 14 Oct 1951Sqn Ldr : 10 Sep 1962
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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

- 17 Jul 1959Flt LtMaintenance CommandNagpur 
18 Jul 1959 - Flt LtAir Head QuartersDelhi 
10 Jul 1966 - 15 Jul 1967Sqn LdrAir India Pilot
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal
Sqn LdrRathindra Kumar Basu3968 GD(P)Award Date Announced 01 Jan 1965
Details : Squadron Leader Basu has been a Flight Commander of a Heavy Transport Squadron in the Jammu and Kashmir area since April 1961. He has carried out a total of about 4,900 hours of flying, of which over 1400 hours have been on operational flights. He has also carried out more than 300 operational supply missions and has to his credit 200 landings on advance landing grounds like Leh and Chushul. Squadron Leader Basu was entrusted with the task of training and familiarising the new pilots of his unit with operations in the forward areas, and with perseverance and high professional skill successfully completed it. He is always eager to lead id the most difficult and vital missions, and thus sets a fine example to his subordinates. Squadron Leader Rathindra Kumar Basu displayed courage, leadership and devotion to duty of a high order.
Unit : 44 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India 13th March 1965 - No.20 - Pres/65 dated 1st January 1965.

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
05 Aug 1961Antonov An-12BL-536Flt Lt Rathindra Kumar Basu
Flt Lt Tarun Kumar Dey
44 SqnNosegear collapse on
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