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Abdolbaghi Darvish
Born 1948
Died 1986 (aged 37–38)
Place of birth Nowshahr, Iran
Place of death Ahwaz
Allegiance Iran
Service/branch Air Force
Rank Colonel
Battles/wars

Abdolbaghi Darvish (Persian: عبدالباقی درویش‎; 26 April 1948 – 20 February 1986) was an Iranian Air Force pilot who served during the Iran–Iraq War.

Early life

He was born in 1948 in Nowshahr. After finishing school, he had accepted in Iran's air force college and after that for advance training he was sent to the USA in 1969.[1]

End of life

On the 20th of February 1986, Colonel Abdolbaghi Darvish was shot down by an Iraqi MiG-23ML while flying his Iranian F27-600. All 51 crew and passengers were killed. [2][3] The aircraft was carrying a delegation of military and government officials on a mission. He was posthumously promoted to the rank of Major General.

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