ISLAMABAD (Khyber Mail): Pakistan Air Force has paid a special tribute to 1965 war hero, Flt Lt Younus Hussain (Shaheed), who embraced Shahadat while fighting in air battle over enemy territory with great valor and professional skill.

On 06 September, 1965 while attacking Halwara airfield, a large number of enemy aircraft intercepted his small formation. He fought them with exceptional gallantry and shot down two IAF Hunters. Although his aircraft was hit, he refused to break off engagement in complete disregard to his personal safety and continued to fight till his Shahadat.

Flt Lt Younus Hussain (Shaheed) was honoured with the prestigious ‘Sitara-i-Jurat’ for displaying utmost courage & determination in the face of heavy odds and beyond the call of duty.

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