Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Group Captain Kumarendra De

Service No & Branch 7415 F(P) (Orig: GD(P))
Date of Birth: 15 Mar 1942 Commissioned: 22 Jun 1963 Course: 84 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Mar 1992 Superannuated Died on 31 Dec 2004 (62 Years age) Nick Name : Crow
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 22 Jun 1964Wg Cdr : 06 Aug 1981Gp Capt : 21 Apr 1986
Training and Other Courses Attended
4 AFC (USAF) (Plt Offr) - 01 Oct 196415 FCL (Wg Cdr) - 31 Jul 1979
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

15 Jan 1980 - 05 May 1982Wg CdrNo.108 SquadronAdampur/ Bhatinda Commanding Officer
11 May 1987 - 22 Jan 1989Gp Capt9 Tactical Air CenterAmbala Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal
Sqn LdrKumarendra De7415 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1976
Details : Squadron Leader Kumarendra De has been the Flight Commander of an operational Squadron since 2nd April 1974. His Squadron has achieved the rare accident free record for the entire year 1974. He participated in Indo-Pak Conflicts in 1965 and 1971. He has now been flying supersonic for almost six years. Squadron Leader Kumarendra De has throughout displayed professional skill, leadership and devotion to duty of a high order.
Unit :
Reference : Gazette of India dated 22nd January 1977 - No.5- Pres/77 dated 26th January 1976

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
17 Jan 1970GnatIE-1202Flt Lt Kumarendra De
ejected safely after
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