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No. 15 Squadron History: 1947-1982

This squadron too was established at Mauripur on 15th June, 1956, and was equipped with Sabre F-86 aircraft. In September 1965 it was shifted to Sargodha under the command of Sqn. Ldr. M. Arshad. It took part in Kashmir operations from 1st to 5th September, 1965, and in the war against India from 6th to 23rd September, flying a total of 193 sorties of 231:15 hours. Flt. Lt. I. A. Bhatti shot down two Indian Vampire aircraft and damaged one Indian Gnat.

In December, 1971 war, the squadron moved to PAF Murid, and participated in missions against the enemy comprising strikes on airfields, close air support, A.D.A., and C.A.P. In June, 1975 the squadron was re-designated as No. 15 Air Superiority Squadron.

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