Wg Cdr Chandra Krishna Kumar Menon, Vr.C, Indian Airforce

Wg Cdr Chandra Krishna Kumar Menon, Vr.C


During the 1965 Indo-Pak war, Flt Lt C.K.K. Menon of a Hunter squadron at Halwara carried out eight operational sorties of which seven were in close support of the Army.

On 8th September, he led a four aircraft formation to engage targets in the Kasur-Lahore Sector. His formation destroyed a supply train carrying ammunition at Raiwind. During the same mission, a large number of tanks and gun emplacements were also successfully engaged and destroyed or damaged.

In these sorties, Flt Lt Menon displayed professional skill and utter disregard for his personal safety in the best traditions of the Air Force.