IAF CLAIMS VS. OFFICIAL LIST OF PAF LOSSES


Pakistan admits the loss of about 19 of its aircraft belonging to the Pakistan Air Force (PAF). These are broken up into 13 F-86s, two F-104 Starfighters and four B-57 Canberras. There were losses from other wings, of which positive proof in terms of wreckage was recovered.

These include a Bell Helicopter and an Auster AOP aircraft of the Pakistan Army Aviation. This list is from John Fricker's Battle for Pakistan, Ian Allan. Thanks to Rakesh Koshy for sending this list.


Table A: Indian Air Force Claims in the Air

Note: W/C - Wing Commander, S/L - Squadron Leader, F/L - Flight Lieutenant, F/O - Flying Officer

Date Aircraft Type Pilot Aircraft & Sqn. Location

03-Sep

F-86 Sabre

S/L Trevor Keelor

Gnat - No.23 Sqn

Over Chamb

04-Sep

F-86 Sabre

F/L V.S. Pathania

Gnat - No.23 Sqn

Over Chamb

06-Sep

F-86 Sabre

F/O A.R. Gandhi

Hunter - No. 7 Sqn

Halwara

06-Sep

F-86 Sabre

F/L D.N. Rathore

Hunter - No.27 Sqn

Halwara

06-Sep

F-86 Sabre

F/O V.K. Neb

Hunter - No.27 Sqn

Halwara

07-Sep

F-104 Starfighter

S/L A.B. Devayya

Mystere - No.1 Sqn

Sargodha

07-Sep

F-86 Sabre

F/L A.T. Cooke

Hunter - No.14 Sqn

Kalaikonda

07-Sep

F-86 Sabre

F/O S.C. Mamgain

Hunter - No.14 Sqn

Kalaikonda

14-Sep

F-86 Sabre

W/C Bharat Singh

Gnat - No.2 Sqn

Lahore

16-Sep

F-86 Sabre

F/O P.S. Pingale

Hunter - No. 7 Sqn

Khem Karan

18-Sep

F-86 Sabre

S/L A.S. Sandhu

Gnat - No.23 Sqn

Lahore

19-Sep

F-86 Sabre

S/L Denzil Keelor

Gnat - No.9 Sqn

Sialkot

19-Sep

F-86 Sabre

F/O Vinay Kapila

Gnat - No.9 Sqn

Sialkot

20-Sep

F-86 Sabre

F/O A.K. Mazumdar

Gnat - No.2 Sqn

Kasur


Table B: Official List of Pakistani Losses

Note: W/C - Wing Commander, S/L - Squadron Leader, F/L - Flight Lieutenant, F/O - Flying Officer

Date Rank and Name of PAF Pilot, with Aircraft Type Cause Status Target
4-Sep F/O N.M. Butt - F-86 Shot down by F/L Pathania, piloting a Gnat BO Chamb
6-Sep S/L S.A. Rafique - F-86 Shot down by F/O Gandhi, piloting a Hunter Killed Halwara
6-Sep F/L A.T.M. Aziz - F-86 Crashed during night T-O Killed Tejgaon
6-Sep F/O Yunus Hussain - F-86 Shot down by F/O V.K. Neb, piloting a Hunter Killed Halwara
6-Sep S/L S.A. Siddique and
S/L A. Qureshi - B-57
Anti-Aircraft Fire Killed Jamnagar
7-Sep F/L Amjad Hussain - F-104 Shot down by S/L Devayya, piloting a Mystere BO Sargodha
7-Sep None - F-86 Sabre Destroyed on ground --- Sargodha
7-Sep F/L Sikander Azam - F-86 Crashed during night landing Killed Lahore
7-Sep F/L Afzal Khan - F-86 Shot down by F/L A.T. Cooke, piloting a Hunter Killed Kalaikonda
8-Sep F/L Sadruddin - F-86 Anti-Aircraft Fire Ejected Amritsar
11-Sep S/L M. Ahmed - F-86 Anti-Aircraft Fire Killed Amritsar
11-Sep S/L Mohd Iqbal and F/L
Saifuddin Lodhi - RB-57
Own Anti-Aircraft Fire Killed Amritsar
13-Sep S/L A.U. Ahmed - F-86 Damaged in Train Blast Killed Ferozepur
14-Sep F/L Sheik and F/L
B.A. Choudary - B-57
Anti-Aircraft Fire POW Adampur
16-Sep F/O Shaukat - F-86 Shot down by F/O Pingale, piloting a Hunter POW Halwara
17-Sep F/L. M.A. Butt and F/O
K. U. Zaman - B-57
? Killed Risalpur
17-Sep F/O G.O. Abbassi - F-104 Undershot runway and then crashed Ejected Sargodha
19-Sep F/L S.M. Ahmed - F-86 Crashed after damage in air combat with S/L Trevor Keelor and F/O Kapila, piloting Gnats Ejected Sargodha
20-Sep F/L A.H. Malik - F-86 Shot down by F/O Mazumdar, piloting a Gnat Ejected Khem Karan

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