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PAF s' Attrition
PAF s' Attrition: 1971 - 1975
 
DATE AIRCRAFT PLACE CASUALTIES/STATUS DETAILS
Aug 22, 1971 T-33 Karachi 2 Killed Pilot Officer Rashid Minhas (Shaheed) awarded Nishan-i-Haider (posthumous), Pakistan's highest military decoration after downing his own plane a few minutes after being hijacked by a PAF Instructor working for Indian military intelligence with the intention of taking him and the plane to India. It is later revealed that India wanted to humiliate Pakistan by concocting a story that Minhas had defected.
Nov 22, 1971 F-86E Chuagacha POW F/L Pervez M Qureshi - 14 Sqn - Shot down by F/O Donald Lazarus
Nov 22, 1971 F-86E Chuagacha POW F/O Khalil Ahmed - 14 Sqn - Shot down by F/L M A Ganapathy
Dec 04, 1971 F-86F Murid - Destroyed on ground - 20 Sqn raid (Hunters)
Dec 04, 1971 F-86E Rafiqui Fatal F/L Nayyar Iqbal - 17 Sqn - 1689 - Flamed-out after take-off (Non Combat Related Accident)
Dec 04, 1971 F-86E Tezgaon KIA W/C S M Ahmed - F-86E - Claimants include W/C N Chatrath, S/L V K Neb, F/L S Jayendra and F/O Masand
Dec 04, 1971 F-86E Kurmitola KIA F/L Saeed Afzal - 14 Sqn - Claimants include W/C N Chatrath, S/L V K Neb, F/L S Jayendra and F/O Masand
Dec 04, 1971 F-86E Tezgaon EOT F/O Sajjad Noor - 14 Sqn - Shot down by W/C R Sundaresan
Dec 05, 1971 F-104A Amritsar POW S/L Amjad Hussain - 9 Sqn - 804 - Shot down by AAA, Hav T C Ramaswamy, 27 AD Regt
Dec 06, 1971 B-57 Amritsar 2 KIA F/L Javed Iqbal and F/L G M Malik (Navigator) - 7 Sqn - 3948 - Shot down by AAA Hav Gopala Krishnan, 27 AD Regt
Dec 06, 1971 B-57 Bhuj 2 KIA S/L Ishfaq Hameed and S/L Zulfiqar Ahmed (Navigator) - 7 Sqn - 3943 - Failed to return, presumed Shot down by AAA
Dec 06, 1971 B-57 Jamnagar 2 KIA S/L Khusro and S/L Peter Christy (Navigator) - 7 Sqn - 3939 - Failed to return, presumed Shot down by AAA
Dec 06, 1971 RB-57 Masroor - 3934 - Destroyed on ground by Canberra raid
Dec 07, 1971 F-86F Khushalgarh EOT F/O Hamid A Khawaja - 15 Sqn - 4030 - Flamed-out while chasing Hunter (Combat Related Accident)
Dec 07, 1971 F-6 Marala POW F/L Wajid Ali Khan - 11 Sqn - 4110 - Shot down by Naik Bal Bahadur, AAA 29 AD Regt
Dec 07, 1971 F-86E Zafarwal EOT S/L Cecil Choudhry - 18 Sqn - 1657 - Shot Down by own AAA
Dec 08, 1971 B-57 Mianwali - 3945 - Caught fire during servicing (Non Combat Related Accident)
Dec 08, 1971 5 x F-86F Murid - 1095, 3839, 3848, 3851, 4018 - Destroyed on ground by 20 Sqn raid (Hunters)
Dec 08, 1971 F-6 Jaranwala KIA F/L Afzal J Siddiqui - 23 Sqn - 1508 - Possible fratricide by Leader; own AAA also not ruled out (Combat Related Accident)
Dec 08, 1971 F-86F Zafarwal KIA F/L Fazal Elahi - 26 Sqn - 4019 - Shot down by Hav Uttam Jawalge, AAA 501 AD Gp
Dec 10, 1971 F-86F Chamb KIA S/L Aslam Choudhry - 26 Sqn - 3856 - Shot down by S/L R N Bharadwaj
Dec 12, 1971 F-104A Jamnagar KIA W/C M L Middlecoat - 9 Sqn - 773 - Shot down by F/L Bharat B Soni
Dec 12, 1971 F-6 Risalewala EOT F/L Ejazuddin - 23 Sqn - 1703 - Shot down by F/L S S Malhotra
Dec 13, 1971 F-86E Talhar KIA F/O N N A Baig - 19 Sqn - 1718 - Shot down by F/L Farokh J Mehta
Dec 17, 1971 F-104A Naya Chor KIA F/L Samad Changezi - 9 Sqn - 787 - Shot down by F/L Aruna K Datta; ex-RJAF F-104
Dec 17, 1971 F-6 Shakargarh KIA F/L Shahid Raza - 25 Sqn - 4108 - Shot down by Hav M Kycharala, 45 AD Regt
 
EOT - Ejected Own Territory
KIA - Killed In Action
POW - Prisoner Of War
 
 
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