Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?


Group Captain Billore Satyanarayana Raju

Service No & Branch 5724 ADM
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 31 May 1959 Course: 17 GDOC Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Sep 1990
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 27 Aug 1979Acting Gp Capt : 16 Jan 1984Gp Capt : 19 Oct 1984
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Gp Capt
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vayu Sena Medal
Sqn LdrBillore Satyanarayana Raju5724 ADMAward Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Squadron Leader Billore Satyanarayana Raju was serving as Officerin-Charge, Photo Section of an Operational Squadron. The photo section, under his personal supervision, produced over 50 000 prints of vital reconnaissance missions maintaining highest quality control. On the 13th December, 1971, aerial photographs were taken of all approaches to Dacca city, and six thousand two hundred prints with twenty enlargements were delivered the next morning. The information collected through these prints was of immense value to our ground forces in planning their operations.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Billore Satyanarayana Raju displayed leadership, professional skill and devotion to duty.

Unit : 106 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 7th October 1972 - No.108 - Pres/72 dated 23rd September 1972
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