1965 war hero MM Alam passes away.
Pakistan Air Force (PAF) spokesman said that Air commodore (retd) Muhammad Mahmud Alam passed away in Karachi on Monday morning after a long illness. He was 78.
MM Alam emerged as a hero in 1965 Pak-India war when as a fighter pilot he downed five Indian aircraft in less than a minute - the first four within 30 seconds.
Squadron Leader Muhammad Mahmoud Alam, who was later promoted to the rank of Air Commodore, was awarded the Sitara-e-Jurrat for his achievements in 1965 war.
While posted in Sargodha, he had downed nine Indian fighters in air-to-air combat, including six Hawker Hunter fighters. In one mission on 7th September 1965, he downed 5 Indian aircraft in less than a minute.
Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt has expressed deep shock and grief over the demise of M. M. Alam.
He was suffering from lungs problem.
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|Publication:||The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)|
|Date:||Mar 19, 2013|
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