Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?


Squadron Leader Preet Pal Singh Gill

Service No & Branch 6342 F(P)
Date of Birth: Commissioned: 19 Dec 1961 Course: 80 Course Entry Mode : NDA
Service End: Retired on 21 Jul 1978 Released to Air India
Remarks :
Training and Other Courses Attended
18 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Jun 196029 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 01 Dec 1973
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vir Chakra
Sqn LdrPreet Pal Singh Gill6342 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Squadron Leader Preet Pal Singh Gill carried out a number of successful night bombing missions over vital and heavily defended targets situated deep inside enemy territory. His cool courage, professional skill and determination in the face of heavy enemy opposition besides resulting in severe damage to enemy installations, inspired other aircrews to follow his gallant example.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Preet Pal Singh Gill displayed gallantry, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.

Unit : 35 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 29th July 1972 - No.92 - Pres/72 dated 18th July 1972
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