Flt Lt Andre Rudolph Da Costa, Vr.C, Indian Airforce

Flt Lt Andre Rudolph Da Costa, Vr.C


On 4th December 1971, Flt Lt Andre Rudolph Da Costa flew an offensive sortie in Lal Munirhat in the Rangpur Sector. After successfully strafing Army targets, he attacked a goods train south of Lal Munirhat bridge when he was hit. Although he tried to bring his aircraft back, it crashed and he was killed.

In this action, Flt Lt Andre Rudolph Da Costa displayed gallantry of a high order.