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Group Captain Norbert Joseph Misquitta

Service No & Branch 5314 F(P) (Orig: GD(P)) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: 02 May 1936 Commissioned: 23 Mar 1957 Course: 71 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 May 1986 Superannuated Died on 10 Jun 2023 (87 Years age) Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 23 Mar 1958Flt Lt : 23 Mar 1962Sqn Ldr : 23 Mar 1968Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1978
Acting Gp Capt : 01 Dec 1981Gp Capt : 08 Dec 1981
Training and Other Courses Attended
11 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 195543 APFIC (Flt Lt) - 01 Jan 196630 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 30 Nov 1974
Badges Qualified
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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

24 Mar 1957 - 01 Sep 1957Plt OffrJet Training WingHakimpet Trainee
01 Sep 1957 - 01 Mar 1958Plt OffrNo.20 Squadron Squadron Pilot
01 Apr 1958 - 01 Jul 1959Fg OffrNo.2 Squadron Squadron Pilot
01 Jul 1959 - 01 Mar 1963Fg OffrNo.1 Squadron Squadron Pilot
01 Mar 1963 - 01 Mar 1965Flt LtNo.8 Squadron Squadron Pilot
01 Mar 1965 - 01 Oct 1965Flt LtNo.28 Squadron Squadron Pilot
01 Jan 1966 - 01 Dec 1967Flt LtAir Force Flying CollegeJodhpur Flight Commander
01 Jan 1968 - 01 Dec 1968Sqn LdrFighter Training WingHakimpet Flight Commander
01 Jan 1969 - 31 Dec 1969Sqn LdrFighter Training WingHakimpet Chief Flying Instructor
01 Jan 1970 - 01 Jul 1970Sqn LdrFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Flying Instructor
01 Jul 1970 - 01 Sep 1972Sqn LdrIraq AFIraq Flying Instructor
01 Sep 1972 - 01 Jan 1974Sqn LdrNo.20 Squadron Flight Commander
01 Dec 1974 - 01 May 1976Wg CdrTraining CommandBangalore Command Flying Safety & Inspection Officer
01 Jun 1976 - 01 Jul 1977Wg Cdr28 WingHindan (Ghaziabad) Chief Operations Officer
01 Jul 1977 - 30 Sep 1980Wg CdrDefence Services Staff CollegeWellington Directing Staff
06 Oct 1980 - 31 Oct 1981Wg Cdr3 Battalion, National Defence AcademyKhadakvasla Battalion Commander
06 Nov 1981 - 01 Nov 1983Gp CaptAir Force Laison Cell (SWAC)Pune Commanding Officer
07 Nov 1983 - 31 Mar 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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