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PIONEERING OFFICERS

It would be unfair to the pioneers of Pakistan Air Force for not acknowledging the service they rendered to the newborn nation. Most of these unsung heroes, toiled relentlessly on an arduous task to set the foundation of an air force that in the years to come, would be reckoned as one of the best in the world. Semi trained, ill equipped and faced with an enemy much larger in size, they worked with great zeal and fervor, often faced with a daunting task of keeping their flying machines aloft.

These men came from different air stations of RIAF, some battle hardened others novice in their trade, converged on to their pre-designated reporting points in their homeland - Pakistan. Most of them may have already departed to the heavenly world and a great deal of history gone with them. And those who are still around may be living in oblivion and also not in a state of health to be able to contribute to the purpose of documenting and immortalizing their deeds.

This section is dedicated to the men who raised RPAF from its infancy to shaping it into a formidable force. It is to serve as a feat of history for the men and women currently on the PAF roll, and a shining path for the new generation of aspiring technicians, engineers and flyers. This is a meager attempt to pay glowing tribute those pioneers of Pakistan Air Force.


List of Pioneering Officers as on 15th August, 1947

  Date of Birth
Date of Commission
     
Squadron Leaders (Pilots)    
Mohammad Khan Janjua
19-05-14 15-07-35
Haider Raza
23-09-16 15-02-40
     
Flight Lieutenants (Pilots)
12-11-14 15-02-40
Maqbool Rabb
18-10-18 01-08-40
Edwin Nazir Ullah
17-01-21 22-12-40
Mohammad Asghar Khan
01-01-20 30-11-40
Mirza Abdul Rahman
10-07-21 06-01-41
Mohammad Akhtar 05-08-15
06-01-41
     
Flying Officers (Pilots)
   
Malik Nur Khan 22-02-23 06-01-41
Zahiruddin Ahmad 24-01-18 03-03-41
Balwant Kumar Dass 30-04-18 03-03-41
Salah-ud-Din 09-03-16 10-11-41
Stephen Aratoon Joseph 27-03-21 10-11-41
Mohammad Ibrahim Khan 19-01-23 10-11-41
Mian Ata Rabbani 30-09-19 15-12-41
Mohammad Salim Khan 01-07-17 05-04-42
Said Akhtar Aziz 13-07-21 07-09-42
Abdullah Beg 03-08-24 29-06-42
Sahebzada Manzur Hussain 01-09-16 29-06-42
Abdul Naeem Aziz 01-11-23 29-06-42
Mohammad Jamiluddin Khan 17-10-19 29-06-42
Abdul Majeed Khan 23-08-24 29-06-42
Sheikh Niaz Ahmad 03-02-20 21-12-42
Mohammad Khyber Khan 15-03-24 21-12-42
Saleem Jamal-ud-Din 03-02-21 21-12-42
Syed Inam-ul-Rehman Bokhari 19-02-23 29-03-43
Aziz-ul-Rehman Khan 24-03-20 29-03-43
Abdul Oadir 24-08-22 27-09-43
Nawabzada Haider Mirza 21-10-22 27-09-43
Abu Khaled Salahuddin Ahmad 01-03-23 08-11-43
Mohammad Mazhar Jaffrey 09-07-21 08-11-43
Eric Gordon Hall 12-10-22 20-12-43
Mohammad Sarwar Khan 01-10-18 31-01-44
Mohammad Hasan Jamil 18-06-21 12-03-44
Janmast Afridi 17-08-25 24-04-44
Salahuddin 14-11-23 24-04-44
Abdur Rahim Khan 25-07-23 5-6-1944
Mohammad Wasim Khan 13-07-23 17-07-44
James Jebb Robin Louis 26-02-22 17-07-44
Mohammad Iqbal Rahman 23-10-24 17-07-44
Zaffar Mahmud 12-04-23 04-09-44
Masroor Hosain 29-12-22 04-09-44
Fuad Shahid Hussain 20-07-24 04-09-44
Zafar Ahmad Chaudhry 19-08-26 09-04-45
Syed Mansoor Ahmad Shah   11-03-26 09-04-45
Mohammad Ashraf Sheikh 01-05-25 21-05-45
Mohammad Sajjad Akhtar 17-02-25 25-06-45
S Mohammad Shamsul Haque 01-05-26 07-08-45
Saeedullah Khan 23-07-26 17-09-45
     
Pilot Officers (Pilots)
   
Nazir Ahmad Siddiqui 28-08-23 09-04-45
Mohammad Abbas 16-01-25 17-09-45
Patrie Desmond Callaghan 16-07-26 17-09-45
Mohammad Ashraf 02-12-24 29-04-46
Stephen Israel 25-05-26 29-04-46
Mahmood Jan 01-09-26 29-04-46
Chaudhry Rab Nawaz 15-05-24 29-04-46
Michael John O'Brian 05-01-28 29-04-46
Mohammad Saleem Sheikh 28-08-24 29-04-46
Khalid Bin Majid 15-08-27 01-06-46
Oswald Lionel Springett   18-07-27 01-06-46
Suleman Soni Afzal 12-09-26 16-09-46
Aubrey Neil Macleish Game 16-10-26 16-09-46
Shamsuzzoha Khan 23-11-23 16-09-46
Imtiaz Hussain Khan 23-11-23 22-09-46
Mohammad Zafar Masud 17-10-27 25-02-46
     
Flying Officers (Navigators)
   
Mir Abdul Jalil 03-08-17 28-03-42
Leslie H F De'Cruz 18-04-13 14-06-42
Yusuf Ali Aziz 16-05-21 27-09-42
Kamal Ahmad 31-07-23 25-02-46
Malik Mohammad Iqbal 15-11-23 06-10-46
Tahir Saleem Jan 18-05-26 06-10-46
Sher Afzal Khan 01-01-24 06-10-46
     
Flying Officers (Gunners)
   
Mian Mohammad Shafi 08-12-13 20-04-42
Alfred Jag Jivan 09-02-20 28-08-42
Ghulam Ali 10-02-18 17-02-43
     
Flying Officers (Technical Engineering)
   
Jalil-ur-Rahman Khan 01-08-17 21-12-42
Abdul Hai 13-05-14 12-10-43
Mohammad Mahboob 03-02-09 12-12-43
Mohammad Siddiq 01-06-10 19-11-46
     
Pilot Officers (Technical Engineering)
   
Syed Khalilur Razzak 12-06-14 10-10-42
     

Flying Officers (Technical Electrician)

   
Abdul Mannan Khan 17-07-17 13-06-43
     

Flying Officers (Technical Signals)

   
Zulfiqar Ali Aziz 05-08-17 29-06-42
Rana Mohammad Saeed 13-04-18 31-10-42
Abdus Salam Butt 30-12-14 29-03-43
Malik Bashir Ahmad 14-07-14 12-08-43
Mohammad Mustafa Khan 03-07-22 12-10-43
     

Pilot Officers (Technical Armament)

   
Vivian Deryck Marston
19-01-20 14-05-43
     

Flight Lieutenants (Admin And Special Duties)

   
Abdul Mofazil Alahdad 21-02-15 01-08-40
Said-ud-Din, M B E 19-08-13 14-08-41
     
Flying Officers (Admin And Special Duties)
   
Abdul Rahman 15-12-00 12-03-42
Mohammad Ilyas Khan 15-12-15 26-01-42
Mustafa Kamal 02-05-22 15-12-41
Sardar Hamid Omar 17-12-17 05-04-42
Hamid Ali Soofi 09-08-06 08-08-42
Lal Mohammad Dutta 06-10-04 29-08-42
Rana Fakher-uz-Zaman 18-12-22 12-10-42
Mohammad Mahbub Piracha 22-10-22 31-10-42
Mohammad Khalil Khan 08-07-04 31-01-42
Shahzada Taimur Shah 20-01-22 31-10-42
Saied-ud-Din 10-06-07 31-10-42
Syed Munawar Hasan 16-02-05 31-10-42
Agha Habib Ahmad 20-01-11 27-11-42
     
Flying Officers (Admin And Special Duties)
   
Mohammad Akbar Khan
11-07-09 27-11-42
Dost Mohammad Khan
01-02-14 27-11-42
Ghulam Safdar Khan
12-07-16 29-12-42
Firman Wali Khan
10-08-18 12-01-43
Fahimuz-Zaman
20-08-10 12-01-43
Syed Masud Ahmad
01-10-20 12-01-43
Mohammad Yousaf Khan
05-10-12 12-01-43
Munir-ud-Din Ahmad
20-07-20 21-10-42
Aminullah Khan
12-01-13 05-02-43
Hamid Ullah Bhatty
13-02-05 12-02-43
Abdul Khair Sayidur Rahman
19-02-19 04-03-43
Syed Shamsuddin Khalid
12-03-09 14-03-43
Aftab Ahmad
08-09-18 14-03-43
Sahebzada Anweruddin Ahmad
07-02-16 14-03-43
Malik Aqil Khan
02-03-18 14-03-43
Mohammad Fazil Khan
27-03-13 14-03-43
Mohammad Amir Khan
10-07-20 31-07-42
Melville Robert Ritchie
10-09-23 29-03-43
Abdul Ghayur Kakar
16-07-18 11-04-43
Zia-ud-Din Ahmad
17-10-11 11-04-43
Johnson Edward Lewis
14-12-97   11-04-43
Sultan Ahmad
30-12-16 13-06-43
Mohammad Shafi
13-10-09 13-06-43
Mohammad Tufail Khan
01-02-09 13-06-43
Sultan Salahuddin Fatih
10-09-22 13-06-43
Abdus Sattar Saggu
10-07-12 12-07-43
Syedul Islam
26-01-15 12-07-43
Sheikh Ghulam Hassan
20-09-12 12-08-43
Mohammad Akram
05-10-15 12-08-43
Rahat Bokhari
03-03-03 12-08-43
M Mohammad Said
24-01-14 12-08-43
Malik Shabbir Hussain
27-03-17 12-08-43
Hubert Joseph Cardeaux
19-11-99 12-09-43
Archibald Vivian Engles
10-11-16 12-09-43
Mohammad Hafeezullah
20-07-10 12-09-43
Anwar Mansoor jafree
12-02-16 12-09-43
Syed Riaz Qutb
01-05-13 12-09-43
Syed Ghazanfar Ali Shah
01-01-08 12-10-43
Abdul Rauf Khan
13-05-17 12-10-43
Joseph Martyn Octavious
26-01-11 12-11-43
Sufi Ahmad Hussain
05-08-15 12-11-43
Mohammad Baqir
01-01-09 12-11-43
Mohammad Afzal Khan
16-09-18 12-11-43
TasiLdduq Hussain Gardezi
14-09-12 12-11-43
Chaudri Ataullah Mahes
12-08-11 12-11-43
Kamaluddin Ahmad
15-04-20 28-03-42
Noel Ternice Monis
26-11-15 11-03-44
Chaudri Shahbaz Khan
28-06-22 22-01-43
Mohammad Yahya Butt
01-09-23 31-03-43
Sahebzada Imtiaz Khan
30-09-20 3-3-1941
Sarfaraz Ali
15-06-98 12-10-43
Najib Ullah Khan
19-06-19 14-03-43
Khurshid Ahmad Hashmi
09-01-09 13-05-45
Syed Mustafa Hussain Razvi
05-05-06 13-05-45
Anis Ahmad Khan Shirwany
16-01-23 19-08-45
Mohammad I kram Khawaja
05-07-14 19-08-45
Mohammad Afazur Rahman
01-08-14 19-08-45
Zafar Husain Khan
06-11-12 21-10-45
Pir Ataullah Shah
20-12-04 21-10-45
Herbert Winston Hyland
23-10-14 21-10-45
Mumtaz Khan
09-03-17 21-10-45
Syed Taqi Zaidi
16-11-15 21-10-45
     

Pilot Officers (Admin And Special Duties)

   
Mohammad Nizam-ud-Din Ansari
11-06-17 09-12-45
     

Meteorological

   
Mohammad Abid Faruqi
15-07-14 11-03-44
Mohammad Abdul Baaquie
01-01-20
08-04-45
     

Flight Lieutenants (Equipment)

   
Malik Abdul Rashid Khan
15-10-11
22-10-40
     

Flying Officers (Equipment)

   
Syed Mushtaq Ahmed 10-01-15 25-01-42
Mohammad Amin Rizwani 19-05-21 31-10-42
Rafiq Ahmad Qureshie 03-02-02 31-10-42
Nazir Ahmad Rishi 08-10-11 11-04-43
Mohammad Hamim Khan 30-06-18 19-05-43
Rafi-ur-Rahman Khan 22-10-22 20-05-43
Abdul Hamid Khan 12-11-21 13-06-43
Syed Ishrat Hussain Zaidi 01-05-07 12-09-43
Abdul jabbar Khan 01-01-12 12-09-43
William Satis Chandra Biswas 11-04-94 14-03-43
Mirza Haider Raza 11-05-11 12-11-43
Taj Ahmad Khan 16-03-04 12-12-43
Saidullah Butt 05-06-12 12-12-43
Sirajuddin Zafar 24-03-12 12-12-43
Abdul Majeed Khawaja 02-01-16 19-08-45
     

Flying Officers (Accounts)

   
Qasim Hussain 10-03-15 27-11-42
Syed Zahurul Askari 14-04-12 08-02-43
Iftakhar Ahmad Qazi 18-05-17 12-09-43
Hashem Jamal Dhannani 24-12-14 12-10-43
Mohammad Akram Butt 21-08-18 12-11-43
Mohammad Anwar Toor 10-01-22 12-08-43
Hassan Ali Shah 10-05-10 21-10-45
Sheikh Ghulam Sadiq 19-11-11 13-06-43
Aftab Ahmad Bilgrami 10-06-14 21-10-45
Zahir-ud-Din Uraizee 02-08-15 12-08-43
     

Flight Lieutenants (Medical)

   
Basheer Ahmad 01-04-16 05-10-41
Mohammad Masudal Haque 01-03-14 17-10-43
Syed Baqir Hussain Gardezi 13-04-16 05-06-42
Mumtaz Hussain 22-04-20 18-02-43
Syed Abid Hasnain 15-05-17 18-02-43
Mir Rifat Mahmood 12-02-18 18-02-43
Allauddin 01-04-19 18-02-43
Nawab Khan 10-03-21 14-07-43
Sheikh Abdul Ghafoor 21-10-18 18-11-43
Mohammad Aslam Khan 06-04-23 14-07-44
Syed Ahmad Raza Peerzada 05-04-21 14-07-44
     

Flying Officers (Education)

   
Syed Fayyaz Mahmud 03-10-06 13-06-43
Asghar Husain 01-08-14 12-09-43
Mohammad Daud 09-03-17 12-10-43
Wali-ud-Din 03-11-15 12-10-43
Malik Mohammad Ibrahim 01-01-16 12-10-43
Ahbabullah Kakakhel 01-07-15 11-02-44
Charles Malcolm Revis 01-02-05 11-02-44
Mirza Nisar Ali Beg 15-06-08 11-03-44
Qamqam Hussain 15-01-15 13-07-44
Hassan-ud-Din 28-07-18 24-08-44
Syed Mohammad 01-01-18 05-10-44
Mohammad Nazir Qazi 06-08-08 03-03-45
Mohammad Ismail Qureshi 15-11-09 13-05-45
Abbas Akhtar Sheikh 02-12-16 17-06-45
     

Flight Lieutenants (Legal)

   
Syed Mohammad Aslam
21-06-00 14-04-42