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Greatest Rescue mission of Iran/Iraq war

Discussion in 'Military History' started by Artesh, Aug 23, 2017.

  1. Artesh

    Artesh IDF NewBie

    Jul 16, 2017
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    . 8 members of Iranian Army Aviation that rescued pilots of a downed aircraft, were promoted

    :Here is text of Islamic Republic of Iran's Joint Chiefs of Staff notifications

    at afternoon of 5 Dec 1980, Members of Iranian Army Aviation had saved Maj. Rezaee and 1Lt. Soleimanee, two pilots of a downed aircraft. they ejected somewhere near Small Town of "DarbandiKhan" about 35 Km inland of Iraq, after their Aircraft was hit by enemy AAA batteries

    The Rescue team, Consisted of 1 Agosta-Bell 214 Transport Helicopter and 2 AH-1J Cobra Attack Helicopters, had saved them and returned to iran

    To honor this unique and encouraging action, Army have been approved and communicated the following details about them

    1. WO Mohammad Esfahani, to Junior Leiutenant.

    2. WO Hossein Shahdadi, to Junior Leiutenant.

    3. Sgt. Esmaeel Ilbeigee, to M/Sgt.

    4. 2Lt. Olfat Nazari, 1 year seniority.​

    5. 2Lt. Majid Haqiqati Ravan, 1 year seniority.

    6. 2WO Ahmad Pishgah Hadian, to 1WO.

    7. 2WO Ali Milan, to 1WO.

    8. Cpt. Abbas Salehi, 6 months Seniority.



    Standing row, 2nd from Left, WO Mohammad Esfahani

    Standing row, 1st from right, 2WO Ahmad Pishgah Hadian
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