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Flight Lieutenant Iqbal Fazal Husain

Service No 6744 Branch GD(P)
Date of Birth:
Date Commissioned 10 Nov 1962 Course 82 Course
Service End Died in Service 03 Sep 1966
Remarks :
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Fg OffrIqbal Fazal Husain6744 GD(P)Award Date 08 Sep 1965Announced 26 Jan 1967
Details :

During the operations against Pakistan, Flying Officer Iqbal Fazal Husain, in addition to armed patrol over the Pasrur and Chhamb sectors, carried out two successive low level strikes against enemy targets. On 8th September 1965, he took off from a strike mission in a formation of four aircraft. Despite anti-aircraft fire, his section completed the task successfully. While returning to base, his aircraft flamed out owing to damage to the fuel system caused by enemy ground fire. He successfully ejected himself and landed only 12 miles from his base. He was seriously injured by the villagers who took him to be an enemy pilot. Despite the difficult situation, he refrained from using his fire arms in self defence. Subsequently, he was killed in a flying accident.

Throughout, Flying Officer Iqbal Fazal Husain displayed cool courage and professional skill.

Unit : 32 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 1st April, 1967 - No.24-Pres/67 dated 26th January 1967

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
11 Sep 1965Mystere IVaFlt Lt I F Hussain
32SD by AA - Ejected safely