Omar Dani
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Omar Dani

Omar Dani
Omar Dani 1965.jpg
Minister / Commander of the Air Force

19 January 1962 - 24 November 1965
PresidentSukarno
Soerjadi Soerjadarma
Sri Mulyono Herlambang
Personal details
Born(1924-01-23)23 January 1924
Surakarta, Dutch Indies
Died24 July 2009(2009-07-24) (aged 85)
Jakarta, Indonesia
NationalityIndonesia
Spouse(s)Ny. Sri Wuryanti
Children6
ProfessionSoldier
Military service
AllegianceIndonesia
Branch/serviceLambang TNI AU.png Indonesian Air Force
Years of service1952-1965
RankPdu marsekaltni komando.png Air Marshall
UnitFlying Corps
Battles/wars

Air Marshal Omar Dani (23 January 1924 - 24 July 2009) was commander of the Indonesian Air Force (TNI-AU) from 1962 until 1965. He was a leading leftist figure in Indonesia during the Sukarno era.

Dani first worked on a plantation, then at the government radio station, in the ministry of information, and then in a bank. He enrolled in the Air Force Academy in 1950, and in 1956, attended the Royal Air Force Staff College, Andover in Great Britain. He rose through the ranks to become Minister and Commander of the Air Force in January 1962. His support for Sukarno, and his apparent support for the 30 September Movement in 1965 was his undoing. Shortly after the downfall of President Sukarno, he was arrested and sent to prison by the new government led by Suharto.[1]

In 1995, he was legally pardoned, released from jail and became one of the main sources for research into the Air Force's role during the 1965 coup. He died on 24 July 2009, at the age of 85. He is buried at Jeruk Purut Cemetery in South Jakarta.[2]

References

  1. ^ Soerodjo, Benedicta and Soeparno, JMV (2001), Tuhan, Pergunakanlah Hati, Pikiran dan Tanganku--Pledoi Omar Dani (God, Use My Heart, Mind and Hands--Omar Dani's Testimony), PT Media Lintas Inti Nusantara, Jakarta, ISBN 979-8933-32-X, p. 140
  2. ^ * "Former Air Force chief Omar Dhani dies at 85". The Jakarta Post. Jakarta. 14 July 2002. Archived from the original on 7 June 2011. Retrieved 2011.
Military offices
Preceded by
Soerjadi Soerjadarma
Chief of the Air Staff (TNI-AU)
1962-1965
Succeeded by
Sri Mulyono Herlambang

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