Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Group Captain Norbert Joseph Misquitta

Service No & Branch 5314 F(P) (Orig: GD(P))
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 23 Mar 1957 Course: 71 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 May 1986 Superannuated Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 23 Mar 1962Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1978Acting Gp Capt : 01 Dec 1981Gp Capt : 08 Dec 1981
Training and Other Courses Attended
11 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 195530 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 30 Nov 1974
Badges Qualified
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Wg Cdr
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

01 Jan 1969 - 01 Jan 1970Sqn LdrFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Flying Instructor
16 Jan 1978 - 22 Nov 1980Wg CdrDefence Services Staff CollegeWellington Directing Staff
06 Oct 1980 - 31 Oct 1981Wg Cdr3 Battalion, National Defence AcademyKhadakvasla Battalion Commander
- 31 May 1986Gp CaptOperational Conversion UnitKalaikunda Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Sqn LdrNorbert Joseph Misquitta5314 GD(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1970
Details :

Squadron Leader Norbert Joseph Misquitta has been in Training Unit as a Flying Instructor since February 1966. During this period, he has flown a total of 1,300 hours including 950 instructional hours. On 12th August 1968, when his engine flamed out on the final approach, he took speedy relight action and landed the aircraft safely. Again, in February 1969, he went into an inverted spin while demonstrating a flick on top of a loop. He ordered the coƂĀ­pilot to eject but himself continued with the emergency recovery actions, and finally managed to recover the aircraft from the spin, and land it safely.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Norbert Joseph Misquitta displayed courage, professional skill and devotion to duty.

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

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
12 Aug 1965MiG-21 PFFlt Lt Norbert Joseph Misquitta
28 SqnOverran runway into
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