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Squadron Leader Baldev Singh Dogra

Service No & Branch 1921 GD(P)
Date of Birth: 26 Jun 1920 Commissioned: 29 Jun 1942 Course: 13 Course
Service End: Died in Service 07 Feb 1951 (31 Years age) Aircraft Loss Vampire FB52 at Palam. Th
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Plt Offr : 29 Dec 1942Fg Offr : 29 Dec 1943Flt Lt : 15 Aug 1948
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

01 Mar 1943 - Plt OffrNo.8 SquadronPeshawar Squadron Pilot
01 Sep 1945 - 31 Dec 1946Fg OffrNo.1 SquadronKohat Squadron Pilot
01 Jan 1947 - 15 Aug 1947Fg OffrNo.1 SquadronYelahanka Flight Commander B Flt
16 Dec 1949 - 07 Feb 1951Sqn LdrNo.7 SquadronPalam Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vir Chakra
Flt LtBaldev Singh Dogra1921 GD(P)Award Date 15 Sep 1948Announced 20 Nov 1950
Details :

The late Sqn. Ldr. Baldev Singh Dogra (1921) completed a very large number of sorties during the Jammu and Kashmir Operations. Being a pilot of great skill he was responsible in effectively intercepting and destroying many enemy vehicles on the Kohala Bagh Road.

All his sorties were marked for his skill in flying, determination to get at the enemy at all costs and for unfailing devotion to duty. Often he took on difficult targets without hesitation and concluded his missions with success even when bad weather intervened. He had on many occasions carried out low level offensive reconnaissance on the Kohala Bagh Road and brought back valuable information which proved of immense value.

For his excellent leadership throughout the Kashmir Operations, he has been awarded the Vir Chakra.

Unit : 7 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 20th November 1950 - No.13 - Pres dated 15th November 1950

Accidents and Incidents: 3

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
20 Apr 1946Spitfire VIIIcMD400Fg Offr B S Dogra
1 Sqnhit slipstream of le
16 Nov 1949Tempest IIFlt Lt Baldev Singh Dogra
10 Sqncollided with above
07 Feb 1951Vampire FB52Sqn Ldr Baldev Singh Dogra +
7 SqnThe pilot was author
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