FG OFFR DESIMOND ERIC PUSHONG
VIR CHAKRA
Award
VIR CHAKRA
Year of Award
1950 (Republic Day)
Service Particulars of Awardee
WG CDR DE PUSHONG, VrC (3122) GD(P) (Retd)
Rank at time of Award
FG OFFR
Father's Name
NA
Mother's Name
NA
Domicile
Shri OC Pushong

Citation

FLYING OFFICER (NOW WING COMMANDER) DESIMOND ERIC PUSHONG (3122) G.D. (P) (Effective date of award: 29 Mar 1948) Fg Offr  (now Wg. Cdr.) Desimond Eric Pushong (3122) has to his credit a considerable number of hours of flying in Kashmir Operations as a Dakota Captain.  His dauntless courage, determination and sense of duty were a source of inspiration to other pilots. In initial stages of Kashmir Operations, when our garrisons were surrounded in MIRPUR, KOTLI and POONCH areas, this officer carried out supply dropping under intense enemy fire, and always defied the enemy with a grim determination. He was the first to land at POONCH whilst the airstrip was being heavily shelled by the enemy. On 21st March 1948, when POONCH was hard pressed by the enemy, he made a night landing without any landing aids, to deliver some equipment of vital importance to our garrison and thus helped our troops to beat back the enemy. He further rescued and stranded crew of another aircraft, which had been damaged earlier by enemy shelling.  For the outstanding services rendered by him during and Kashmir Operation, he has been awarded the Vir Chakra.

FG OFFR DESIMOND ERIC PUSHONG