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Flight Lieutenant A B Awan leads three Westland Wapitis of "A" Flight, No I Squadron, IAF from Drigh Road (now Faisal) air base on a coastal patrol in the Arabian Sea, As World War 11 raged in Europe, Allied air forces in Asia also prepared for possible operations against Germany and Japan - Hailing from Dera Ismail Khan, Wing Commander A B Awan was the first Muslim military aviator of the subcontinent. He died in 1989, having made a pioneering contribution to what would eventually become the Pakistan Air Force.