squadron was formed at Mauripur on 1st August, 1960, and was
equipped with B-57 aircraft. At the time of the 1965 war, it
was under the command of Sqn. Ldr. Raees A. Rafi. It moved
to different bases durig the war, playing an active role and
successfully attacking enemy air bases in the Southern and
Northern sectors. Sqn. Ldr. Raees A. Rafi, Flt. Lt. S. M.
Akbar and Flt. Lt. Y. H. Alvi were awarded Sitara-i-Jurat.