Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Squadron Leader Birendra Datt Dangwal

Service No & Branch 4839 GD(P)
Date of Birth: 10 Dec 1935 Commissioned: 06 Nov 1954 Course: 64 Course
Service End: Died in Service 16 Aug 1971 (36 Years age) Aircraft Accident Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 06 Nov 1955Flt Lt : 06 Nov 1959
Training and Other Courses Attended
6 JSW (Cadet) - 01 Jun 1953
Badges Qualified
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

22 Nov 1965 - 24 Feb 1969Sqn LdrNo.111 Helicopter UnitHashimara Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal
Sqn LdrBirendra Datt Dangwal4839 GD(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1970
Details :

Squadron Lender Birendra Datt Dangwal has been In Command of a Helicopter Unit from November 1965. He has flown 730 accident free hours including 470 hours on operational commitments. Further, being a qualified Flying Instructor he has also been responsible for conducting the operational training of his pilots. His efforts have enabled the Squadron to fulfill its operational tasks creditably. During the flying in North Bengal in 1968, his unit airlifted supplies and evacuated casualties and marooned people from difficult and inaccessible places. He fulfilled the task by skillful handling of the air and around crew.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Birendra Datt Dangwal displayed courage and devotion to duty.

Unit : 111 HU
Reference : Gazette of India dated 25th April 1970 - No.16 - Pres/70 dated 26th January 1970

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
16 Aug 1971Antonov An-12BL-918Wg Cdr Ajit Kumar Bhattacharjee +
Sqn Ldr Birendra Datt Dangwal +
44 SqnCr Ahmednagar Pune 1
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