Flt Lt Raizada Harbans Chawdhry, Indian Airforce

Flt Lt Raizada Harbans Chawdhry, KC


He was one of the two survivors of an IAF Dakota which crashed on 06 Oct 1949 in Turkey. At personal risk, he dragged the other survivor, Plt Offr MM Dutt in unconscious state from the burning aircraft and saved his life in spite of his own injuries. Thereafter he rushed to the aid of other victims and succeeded in smothering the fire with his raincoat. This action after the crash was a noble example of conspicuous bravery under the most trying circumstances.