Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Squadron Leader Zahiruddin Ahmad

Service No & Branch 1672 GD(P)
Date of Birth: 24 Jan 1918 Commissioned: 03 Mar 1941 Course: 7 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Dec 1949 PAF Died on 15 Apr 1957 (39 Years age) Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks : Died in Cessna aircrash at Lahore in April 1957
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 03 Sep 1942Flt Lt : 18 Mar 1947
Badges Qualified
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Plt Offr
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

03 Mar 1941 - Acting Plt OffrInitial Training School (Officers)Lahore Trainee
21 Jul 1941 - 10 Jan 1942Acting Plt OffrNo.1 Service Flying Training School (India)Ambala Trainee Pilot
10 Jan 1942 - 04 Jan 1943Plt Offr1 SFTSAmbala Navigation Instructor
04 Jan 1943 - 22 Mar 1943Plt Offr1 SFTSAmbala ITS Instructor
23 Mar 1943 - 22 Aug 1943Fg Offr1 SFTSAmbala Bomber Group
23 Aug 1943 - 13 Oct 1943Fg Offr1 SFTSAmbala Fighter Group
14 Oct 1943 - 12 Mar 1944Fg Offr151 OTUPeshawar Vengeance Conversion
30 Jul 1945 - 31 Dec 1946Flt LtNo.9 Squadron Flight Commander B Flt
06 Jan 1947 - 18 Jul 1947Sqn LdrNo.8 SquadronKolar/ Pune Commanding Officer
31 Jul 1947 - 14 Aug 1947Sqn LdrNo.1 SquadronPeshawar Commanding Officer
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Accidents and Incidents: 2

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
26 Jan 1942Leopard MothDD818Plt Offr Zahiruddin Ahmed
1SFTSAmbala - Landing nor
27 Nov 1944Harvard IIBFS781Plt Offr P K Senapati
Fg Offr Z Ahmed
151OTUnosed over after nig

Additional Notes

Remarks: Farooq Ahmed Note added: 2020-08-02
Zaheeruddin opted for the RPAF. He raised the first fighter squadron of the PAF - No.5 at Peshawar, out of the assets left behind by No.1 Squadron IAF. In November 47, he flew the Pakistani Government Representative Sardar Alam to Gilgit airport in a Harvard to officially take control over Gilgit Province. He also few Major Brown out of Gilgit the same month. He left the RPAF in 1949. Held the rank of Wg Cdr. He joined Lahore Flying Club as CI . He was killed in a Cessna Crash in April 1957. His son is Farooq Ahmed , a Captain in the PIA.

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