WING COMMANDER WILLIAM MACDONALD GOODMAN
MAHA VIR CHAKRA
Award
MAHA VIR CHAKRA
Year of Award
1965
Service No.
3571
Service Particulars of Awardee
AIR CMDE WM GOODMAN MVC (3571) GD(P) (Retd)
Father's Name
Shri W Goodman
Mother's Name
NA
Domicile
Bangalore (Karnataka)

Citation

WING COMMANDER WILLIAM MACDONALD GOODMAN (3571) GD(P)

(Effective date of award – 1st September 1965)

During the period from the 1st to the 9th September, 1965, Wing Commander William Macdonald Goodman led a number of reconnaissance and ground attack missions on Pakistani tank and troop concentrations, undeterred by heavy air and ground opposition from the enemy. He was a source of inspiration to all ranks under his command. Under his guidance his unit maintained a very high standard of serviceability, which contributed to a number of successful air strikes on enemy positions.

The gallantry and leadership displayed by Wing Commander William Macdonald Goodman were in the best traditions of the Indian Air Force.

WING COMMANDER WILLIAM MACDONALD GOODMAN