Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Squadron Leader Jal Maniksha Mistry

Service No & Branch 5006 F(P) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: 29 Dec 1935 Commissioned: 08 Oct 1955 Course: 66 Course
Service End: Died in Service 05 Dec 1971 (36 Years age) Aircraft Loss Hunter F56a at . SD Mirag
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Training and Other Courses Attended
26 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 21 Nov 1970
Badges Qualified
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

- 01 Dec 1967Sqn LdrNo 1. Jet Training WingHakimpet Flight Commander
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vir Chakra
Sqn LdrJal Maniksha Mistry5006 F(P)Award Date 05 Dec 1971Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Squadron Leader Jal Maniksha Mistry was a Senior Pilot in a Fighter-Bomber Squadron. On 4th December he carried out a daring counter air deep day penetration mission to Kohat and caused extensive damage to the airfield. On 5th December he was leading a formation of two aircraft on a strike mission to Sakesar Radar Station, which was very heavily defended. The aircraft flown by his Number Two became unserviceable during take off itself. Undeterred by this, he proceeded alone on this mission. After reaching the target he attacked the Radar Station in the face of heavy ground fire and succeeded in damaging and putting the radar station off the air.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Jal Maniksha Mistry displayed commendable courage, determination and devotion to duty.

Unit : 20 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 17th June 1972 - No.79 - Pres/72 dated 1st June 1972

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
05 Dec 1971Hunter F56aA-1014Sqn Ldr Jal Maniksha Mistry +
20 SqnSD MirageIIIs
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