CITATION OF PAF HEROS

Squadron leader A. Ghaffar Mahmood
Tamgha-i-Basalat

Squadron Leader Abdul Masood Khan
Sitara-i-Juraat

Squadron Leader Abdul Masood Khan flew many special missions in a transport aircraft over an important enemy airfield where he dropped paratroops. He succeeded in penetrating the enemy's concentrated radar defences to accomplish the mission. In doing so, he displayed great skill, determination, professional ability and courage. Squadron Leader Abdul Masood Khan was, therefore, awarded Sitara-i-Juraat.
 

Squadron leader Aurangzeb Malik
Tamgha-i-Basalat

Squadron Leader Azim Daudpota
Sitara-i-Juraat

Squadron Leader Azim Daudpota flew 15 strike and 5 Air Defence missions. He controlled and conducted his missions very ably and was always looked up to by his subordinates. He gave precise and clear-cut instructions in the air and was responsible for wrecking many tanks, guns, vehicles, etc, in the face of heavy enemy ground fire. His great moments came on 21st September, 1965, when his formation destroyed many enemy medium guns at Wagha-Attari Sector. For his leadership, devotion to duty and complete disregard for personal safety, Squadron Leader Azim Daudpota was awarded Sitara-i-Juraat
 

Squadron leader G. M. Khan
Tamgha-i-Basalat

Squadron Leader Ghulam Mohammad Khan has been associated with intelligence work for the last six years. He has worked in various capacities at Inter services Intellignece Directorate as well as Directorate of Air Intelligence, Air Headquarters. For the last two years he is carrying out duties of Assistant Director of Air Intelligence (Operations). In this capacity he is responsible for producing and maintaining upto date record of operational intelligence about the Air Forces of interest to the Pakistan Air Force. Squadron Leader Ghulam Mohammad Khan has applied himself to his duties most enthusiastically and worked with extreme devotion throughout. During the period of emergency he was observed to have totally dedicated himself towards the cause of service and gave his undivided attention not only to his primary duties but also to any other assignments beyond the scope of his duties. Because of his zeal the Directorate was able to produce useful information which helped in accurate and effective delivery of attacks on Indian Air Force targets. Squadron Leader Ghulam Mohammad Khan is the only Air Force Officer who has visited operational areas across the cease fire line to bring the photographs of the Indian Vampires shot down there. He went unarmed by road without any assistance, searched the wreckage and completed his mission in the area which was being continuously shelled by the enemy at great personal risk. For his devotion to duty and courage he recommended for the award of Tamgha-i-Basalat.
 

Squadron Leader Jamal Ahmed Khan
Sitara-i-Juraat

During the Indo-Pakistan War, Squadron Leader Jamal Ahmed Khan flew 29 Air Defence missions and one Photo Mission. He took part mainly in night operations. He was one of two pilots who were credited with the showing down of a Canberra aircraft. His contribution to deterring the weight and accuracy of enemy night bomber's attacks was commendable. He carried out all his missions with aggressiveness. For his exceptional devotion to duty and courage, Squadron Leader Jamal Ahmed Khan was awarded Sitara-i-Juraat.
 

Squadron leader M. E. A. Bhuya
Tamgha-i-Basalat

Squadron Leader Mir Abdul Rashid
Sitara-i-Juraat

Squadron Leader Mir Abdul Rashid made a valuable contribution to the operational effectiveness of the Pakistan Air Force by carrying out extensive surveillance of radar stations in India and by carrying out aerial photography of vital areas in enemy territory. He always responded most enthusiastically and courageously to all calls made on him in this regard and invariably set an inspiring example for his colleagues. In one particular sortie, after the aircraft was severely disabled, he showed tremendous coolness, courage and piloting skill to bring the aircraft back safely to his base. Squadron Leader Mir Abdul Rashid was, therefore, awarded Sitara-i-Juraat.
 

Squadron Leader Mervyn Leslie Middlecoat
Sitara-i-Juraat

Squadron Leader Middlecoat's performance during the operations has been outstanding both on the ground and in the air. He worked continuously with no regard to fatigue and much beyond the call of duty. He kept the morale of the Squadron very high and guided his pilots in a highly professional manner. He flew 17 Air Defense Sorties and 3 Photo Sorties over the forward bases. For his leadership and devotion to duty Squadron Leader Mervyn Leslie Middlecoat was awarded the Sitara-i-Juraat.
 

Squadron Leader Mohammad Mahmood Alam
Sitara-i-Juraat

On 6th September, 1965, during an aerial combat over enemy territory, Squadron Leader Mohammad Mahmood Alam flying as pilot of an F-86 Sabre Jet, shoot down two enemy Hunter aircraft and damaged three others. For the exceptional flying skill and valor displayed by Squadron Leader Mohammad Mahmood Alam in operations, he was awarded Sitara-i-Juraat. On 7th September, 1965, in a number of interception missions flown by Squadron Leader Mohammad Mahmood Alam against the enemy aircraft attacking Pakistan Air Force Station, Sargodha, Squadron Leader Alam destroyed five more enemy Hunter aircrafts. In less than a minute , which remains a record till today. Overall he had nine kills and two damagers to his credit. For the exceptional flying skill and valour shown by him in pressing home his attacks in aerial combats with the enemy, Squadron Leader Mohammad Mahmood Alam is awarded a bar to his Sitara-i-Juraat.
 

Squadron leader Mubraiz-ud-Din
Tamgha-i-Basalat

Squadron leader Mir Mubariz-ud-din Ahmed is officer Commanding Photo Reconnaissance Squadron.He has done four opertional missions deep into enemy territory. He did two successful missions over Akhnur Area. His third mission was to photograph Amritsar Radar Station and Pathan Kot Airfield.When he went over Amritsar ,he was chased out by two indian Air Force Hunter Aircraft. He pulled back inside Pakistan and later went over to Pathan Kot Airfield and successfully photographed that airfield unescorted.For his initiative and courage and determination in achieving the objective Squdron Leader Mir Mubariz-uddin recommended for the award of Tamgha-i-Basalat.
 

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