BORN: 06 SEP 1913 | DIED: 17 FEB 1945
The Indian Air Force has the distinction of producing an officer whose name featured among the best pilots of all Allied Forces by the end of the Second World War. Wg Cdr KK ‘Jumbo’ Majumdar DFC was born at Calcutta on 06 Sep 1913. In Dec 1933, Majumdar graduated from the Royal Flying College and the illustrious career in the Air Force beckoned him. In Nov 1934 Pilot Officer KK Majumdar was posted to No. 1 Sqn of the IAF at Drigh Road, Karachi where he displayed sound leadership and daring performance. Majumdar was awarded with Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) and thus became the first IAF Pilot to be awarded this honour. On 17 February 1945 Jumbo died in an accident at Walton near Lahore while performing complicated turns during an air show.