Flt Lt Ulrich Anthony D'Cruz, Indian Airforce

Flt Lt Ulrich Anthony D'Cruz, KC

Flt Lt Ulrich Anthony D'Cruz was shot down and captured by Pathans on 01 Dec 1947 during an offensive reconnaissance sortie. He remained loyal and devoted to the IAF though beaten up and lured to monetary gains by tribesmen and Pakistan Army. His fortitude and devotion to duty was of the highest order and source of inspiration to others.