|Service No & Branch||8175 F(P)|
|Date of Birth: 15 Nov 1942||Commissioned: 31 Dec 1963||Course: 86 Course||Entry Mode : Direct|
|Service End:||Died in Service 04 Dec 1971|
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|Flt Lt||Andre Rudolph Da Costa||8175 F(P)||Award Date 04 Dec 1971||Announced 26 Jan 1972|
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On the 4th December, 1971, Flight Lieutenant Andre Rudolph Da Costa flew as Number Two on offensive recce sorties in Lal Munirhat, Rangpur Sector. After successfully strafing the Army targets, the pair attacked a goods train south of Lal Munirhat bridge and both the aircraft ejected close to the base. Flight Lieutenant Da Costa was also hit and although he tried to bring his aircraft back, he fell unconscious and his aircraft crashed short as a result of which he died.
Throughout, Flight Lieutenant Andre Rudolph Da Costa displayed gallantry of a high order.
|Unit : 7 Sqn|
|Reference : Gazette of India , 17th June 1972 - No.79 - Pres/72 dated 1st June 1972|
|Date||Aircraft Type||Tail No||Pilot/Crew||Unit||Remarks|
|04 Dec 1971||Hunter F56||BA-295||Flt Lt Andre Rudolph Da Costa +||7 Sqn||SD AAA at Lal Munir|