List of Syrian flying aces


The following Syrian pilots became flying aces by scoring five or more confirmed aerial victories while flying combat against the Israeli Air Force.

flying ace victories-kills rank airplane birth place
General Fayez Mansour[citation needed] 14 victories and 1 victory against the IAF General Mig-17+Mig-21FL Homs
Lieutenant-Colonel Bassam Hamshu[citation needed] 7 victories and 1 ground kill Lieutenant-Colonel MiG-21FL Ariha, Idlib Governorate
Major Adeeb Al-Jarf[citation needed] 7 victories Major MiG-21FL Hajin, Deir ez-Zor Governorate
Brigadier Majid Zugbi[citation needed] 7 victories Brigadier MiG-21MF Al-Midan, Damascus
Brigadier Majad Halabi[1] 6 victories Brigadier MiG-21FL Aleppo city
Captain Dzhur Abid Adib[2] 5 victories Captain MiG-21FL Dreikish, Tartous Governorate
Captain Muhammad Mansour[3] 5 victories Captain MiG-21MF Tafas, Daraa Governorate

See also


  1. ^ "Jan J. Safarik: Air Aces Home Page". Retrieved 14 November 2014.
  2. ^ Jean-Paul Gleize - GSoft France. "Syrian victory credits of the Arab-Israeli wars". Retrieved 14 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Syrian Air-to-Air Victories since 1948". Retrieved 14 November 2014.


  • Nicole, David. Arab MiG-19 & MiG-21 Units in Combat, Osprey Publishing 2004, ISBN 1841766550, 9781841766553.