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Denis La Fontaine Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : October 23, 2019

Short Biography

Denis La Fontaine was born on 17-09-1929 in Chennai in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. He was an Indian Air Force Officer.

Other Name: Denis Anthony La Fontaine

Denis La Fontaine Complete Bio & Career

Denis La Fontaine did his primary education from "St Anthony's High School"(Lahore), and he did his graduation from "St George's College"(Musoorie). On Oct 1947, he registered his name into "Indian Air Force."He commenced his training first from "Tigermoth aircraft," and later he moved on to “Spitfires and Harvard's.” On Apr 1950, he was selected into the Ambala "Flying Branch." 
He first posted on to the (No-7)  of Battle Axes  Squadron flying the Tempests aircraft".In 1951 at the time No-7 changed to the De Havilland Vampires. Then he was the first pilot from the Indian Air Force who underwent training for jet planes flying, and he became the first jet fighters, which were operated by any Asian country. In the year 1956, he came back for experiences the operational flying and at the time, his posting was to No-2 "Squadron flying the (Toofanis)."
In the latter part of his training, he promoted to senior flight pilot under N0-29 (Scorpions). In 1960, he started commanding his unit, and by seeing his commanding skills, he again promoted to "squadron leader," and he was committed to building the new squadron, (No-47) Black Archers. He won the "Mukherjee Trophy" in the first year of his raising by flying the (Toofani), and with that, he became the first (Fighter -Combat Squadron). He was so emerging, dedicating and was had a robust personality who had subsequent promotion over time in few time like from "squadron commanders to fighter squadrons and to become wing commander."This rugged pilot appointed to take the No-14 (Fighting Bulls Squadron) command (Kalaikunda). He began an arid fighter stopping progress over the Jessore city  (East Pakistan )and a failing interference to (Barrackpore). 
At the crash of the 1971 Indo Pak War, he appointed into the Maritime Air Operations Cell (Bombay) as a senior staff officer to handle the civilian airline operational activities. On July 1985, he became the "Chief of Air Staff." On the post of CAS, he commanded the IAF drafting the defense fighters such as the MiG-29 and Mirage 2000. Because both fighters plans were used to counter the threat of (Pakistani F-16).In 1988 He retired from the post of Air Chief Marshal.

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Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Denis La Fontaine died on 06-04-2011 in Medak in the Telangana State of India at the age of 81.

DEATHDAY 6 April,2011 (Saturday)
DEATH PLACE Medak, Telangana

Denis La Fontaine Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was married and had 3 daughters.

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Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Salt & Pepper

Personal Info

Home Town Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Nationality Indian
Religion Christian
Address Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
School St. Anthony's High School, Lahore
College St. George's College, Musoorie
Qualification Graduate
Hobbies Travelling
Marital Status Married
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color Blue
Favorite Player Dhyan Chand
Favorite Sport Hockey
Favorite Actor Rajesh Khanna
Favorite Singer Mohammed Rafi
Favorite Place Mussorie

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Denis La Fontaine

  • He honored the Vayu Sena Medal, Param Vishisht Seva Medal, and Ati Vishisht Seva Medal for his authoritative service.
  • He became the (13th Chief of Air Staff) of the (Indian Air Force) and he remained on this post (3 Jul 1985 to 31 Jul 1988)
  • In 1988 He retired on the rank of Air Chief Marshal
  • He fought 1965 and 1971 Indo-Pakistani War.

Denis La Fontaine Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Denis La Fontaine was 81 years 6 months & 19 days old age.