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Flight Lieutenant Alfred Jag Jivan

Service No & Branch 1955 GD(AG)

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Date of Birth: 02 Sep 1920 Commissioned: 28 Aug 1942 Course:
Service End: Retired on 12 Feb 1953 PAF / Died on 08 Jan 2004
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Fg Offr : 28 Aug 1943
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Notes:1)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 2)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
18 Dec 1942 - Plt OffrNo.3 Squadron, RIAFKohat WOpAG Fm WOS Andheri
01 Mar 1943 - 01 Nov 1944Plt OffrNo.8 Squadron, RIAFPeshawar Obs Attd 152OTU Peshawar to 1SFTS
 
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Additional Notes

Remarks: Recorded by Gp Capt S M Hali Note added: 2014-07-23

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Flying Officer Alfred Jagjivan, who had received six shrapnels of the 20mm cannons fired by the attacking Tempest that fateful day, survives to tell his tale. The son of a preacher is a veteran pilot of the second world war and was commissioned in 1942. Having flown the Vultee Vengeance dive bomber on the Burma front, after partition he opted for Pakistan and because of the shortage of transport aircrew he was posted as Navigator. 

 Having traced him out in his house at Wah Cantt, it was a pleasant surprise to meet him fifty years after the November 4, episode. I found him confined to bed with his left arm and side paralyzed and both his legs numb and lifeless. He was touched that PAF thought it befitting to call on him. He insisted that he be picked up and placed on a chair. He wanted to talk to a PAF officer sitting up with rapt attention. He explained that with advancing age, his bullet wounds were taking their toll and the death of his 27 years old son from leukemia broke his back and he suffered a stroke. Alfred Jagjivan's spirit, however, is not broken. With a sparkle in his eyes he narrated the incident how he had volunteered to board the supply drop mission. He recalled that when the Indian Tempests wanted to air arrest them, he shouted to Dogar, ÒDo not give in, we will live for Pakistan and die for Pakistan,' Jagjivan insisted that I must convey to the Air Chief that if the nation required his services, he would come and fly again. 


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