CITATION OF PAF HEROS

Flight Lieutenant Taloot Mirza
Tamgha-i-Juraat

Flight Lieutenant Taloot Mirza flew a total of fifteen operational missions and was engaged in aerial combat thrice. He demonstrated a high degree of cool courage in both ground attack and aerial combat. On 10th December, 1971,when on a close support mission, his formation of two aircrafts was engaged by six enemy SU-7 aircrafts. Flight Lieutenant Taloot accepted the challenge coolly and successfully destroyed one SU-7 in the face of heavy odds. For his courage and dedication to service he has been awarded Tamgha-i-Juraat.
 

Flying Officer Mohammad Shamsul Haq
Sitara-i-Juraat

During the war Flying Officer Mohammad Shamsul Haq, being the youngest member of the squadron with the least experience of flying, acquitted himself with exemplary courage and skill. On 4th December, 1971 he was ordered to scramble and intercept a formation of four SU-7 aircraft's attacking Dhaka airfield. As he got airborne, the SU-7s attacked his formation with missiles. He very coolly broke into the attacking aircraft at very low speed and asked his wingman to do the same and in the ensuing battle shot down on SU-7. Meanwhile four Hunters joined the battle. He engaged these Hunters and shot down two of them. There-after he was attacked by 4 MIG-21's. He put off their attack by quick planning and superior handling of aircraft. Against such heavy odds he displayed exemplary courage and leadership. Flying Officer Shamsul Haq has been awarded Sitara-i-Juraat.
 

Flying Officer Riffat Jamil
Sitara-i-Juraat

Flying Officer Riffat Jamil flew as a co-pilot on a bombing mission to Jaisalmir on 6th December, 1971. He made a significant contribution to the success of the mission as result of which the enemy suffered heavy losses. In recognition of his courage and determination, he has been awarded Sitara-i-Juraat.

Flying Officer Syed Shamshad Ahmed
Sitara-i-Juraat

On 4th December, 1971 Flying Officer Syed Shamshad Ahmed was scrambled to intercept a formation of four SU-7s attacking Dhaka airfield. As he got airborne he was attacked by the SU-7s with missiles. He put off their attack by superior handling of his aircraft. In the same mission he intercepted a formation of four Hunters. In the subsequent air battle he shot down one Hunter. On another mission he spotted one Hunter attacking our troop positions. Fearlessly he engaged that aircraft and shot it down. Though very young and having very little experience of fighter flying he kept his spirits high and displayed great courage throughout the war. For his courage, skill and performance, Flying Officer Syed Shamshad Ahmed has been awarded Sitara-i-Juraat.
 

Warrant Officer Abdul Haq
Tamgha-i-Juraat

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Senior Technician Asghar Ali
Tamgha-i-Juraat

Senior Technician Sajjad Shah
Tamgha-i-Juraat

Flight Sergeant Abdul Majid
Tamgha-i-Basalat

Flight Sergeant Abdul Rashid
Tamgha-i-Basalat

Flight Sergeant Amir-ud-din
Tamgha-i-Basalat

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