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Squadron Leader Anil Kumar Dogra

Service No & Branch 8729 F(P) (Orig: GD(P))

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Date of Birth: 02 Nov 1942 Commissioned: 01 Aug 1964 Course: 89/90 Course
Service End: Died in Service 03 Nov 1978 (36 Years age) Aircraft Loss Nick Name :
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Fg Offr : 01 Aug 1965
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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.

Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Shaurya Chakra
Flt LtAnil Kumar Dogra8729 F(P)Award Date 31 May 1973Announced 15 Aug 1973
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On the night of 31st May, 1973, a Boeing 737 aircraft of Indian Airlines crashed near residential area of Vasant Vihar, New Delhi. At approximately 2150 hours that night, Flight Lieutenant Anil Kumar Dogra, who was passing by that way in his car, noticed a bright red glow in the area. Instinctively, he assumed that it was an air crash as the glow was in the approach funnel of Delhi airport. He immediately turned his car in the direction of the glow and drove in the total darkness over the rocky terrain until he could see the origin of the glow.

On reaching the scene of the crash, Flight Lieutenant Dogra found the wreckage of the burning aircraft was scattered over a large area. With complete disregard for his personal safety, he proceeded to extricate victims of the crash from the burning wreckage. He personally rescued eight out of seventeen survivors and moved them to a safe distance. Inspired by his example, some villagers who had collected at the site also began to help him. He then rushed three persons, who were in critical condition, to the Army Hospital, Delhi Cantonment in his car for timely medical aid. He immediately returned to the scent of the accident to help on evacuation of other victims. He thus took prompt action and saved the lives of many passengers.

In this action, Flight Lieutenant Anil Kumar Dogra displayed gallantry and initiative of a high order.

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Reference : Gazette of India , 23rd March 1974 - No.33 - Pres/74 dated 11th March 1974

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
03 Nov 1978ChetakSqn Ldr Anil Kumar Dogra +
Sqn Ldr Manohar Lal Monga +
114 HUCrashed 15 Miles SW
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