Lt. Indra Lal Roy was recognized for killing eight German fighter aircraft in aerial battle. He was honored by the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) in September 1918 for his work during the period of 6-9 July 1918. He was the first only Indian pilot to get honor during First World War. He was martyred in fighting in an encounter against German Fokker D. Vols aircraft over France on 22 July 1918. When martyred, He was just 19 years old.
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Lt. Indra Lal Roy was born in Calcutta on 2 December 1898. He was the second son of Piera Lal Roy and Lolita Roy, His family was highly qualified and famous. When the First World War started He was attending St Paul’s School, Hammersmith in London, England. Initially, He was disallowed by the Royal Flying Coops due to poor eyesight, He try for a second judgment from a leading eye expert and the Judgment was changed. On 4 April 1917, he was admitted to the Royal Flying Crops. He was part of “A” Flight, controlled by Captain Ricahrd Maybery.
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