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Flight Lieutenant Partha Das Gupta

Service No & Branch 9770 F(P) (Orig: GD(P))
Date of Birth: 10 Nov 1943 Commissioned: 16 Oct 1965 Course: 94 Course
Service End: Died in Service 08 Apr 1975 (32 Years age) Aircraft Accident Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 16 Oct 1966
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Aug 1971 - 01 Mar 1972Flt LtNo.120 (Ad-Hoc) SquadronNal Squadron Pilot
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vir Chakra
Flt LtPartha Das Gupta9770 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

During the operation against Pakistan in December, 1971, Flight Lieutenant Partha Das Gupta was serving with a Fighter-Bomber Squadron. He flew 19 operational missions out of which twelve were flown deep into enemy territory. On the 5th December 1971, while flying as Number Two on a dawn tactical reconnaissance and strike mission in Chistian Mandi - Bahawal Nagar area he spotted a train carrying tanks near Chistian Mandi. Despite heavy anti aircraft fire he attacked the train twice and destroyed three tanks. Again while flying as Number Two in a strike mission to Multan he destroyed a huge oil dump at Multan and returned to base with a marginal endurance of three minutes. He carried out all his missions to the ultimate limits of endurance.

Throughout, Flight Lieutenant Partha Das Gupta displayed gallantry, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.

Unit : 120 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 29th July 1972 - No.92 - Pres/72 dated 18th July 1972

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
08 Apr 1975MiG-21 FLFlt Lt Partha Das Gupta +
28 SqnEng Flmae out Bird H
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