- Category: The Royal Indian Air Force in the Second World War
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The Internet's best resource on the Indian Air Force in the Second World War. Read about veteran storiess, units, database research tools and the hundreds of photographs and images from that era!
The complete story of No.1 Squadron's operations in the Imphal Battle told in detail never before known. First published in an abridged form for the WW2 Imphal Battle Commemoration Brochure. This article also puts names to the unknown faces - and lists out those who sacrificed their lives in the battle.
Complete nominal rolls of all IAF Flying Squadrons, flights and many of the ground establishments. Click individual numbers to see detailed service records. This is a must have research tool for the IAF WW2 historian.
We love making annotations to WW2 era footage that surfaces showing Indian pilots. This latest one is a British Publicity film released by British Pathe Archive on Youtube.
The IAF grew in size from 1 single squadron to ten squadrons by the end of the Second World War. But it was still dwarfed by the size of the Allied air forces in India at that time. A detailed look at how the IAF grew over the years, and what it contributed..
The WW2 Veterans Project : WWII Veteran Encounters, Profiles and Memoirs started off in earnest in 2002 when between a small group of like minded enthusiasts, an effort was made to locate and interview WW2 veterans of the Indian Air Force. With the dwindling number of veterans every passing year, the effort continues in terms of family members writing profiles of their loved ones who took part in the war - and in keeping their memories alive.