Fatyh Zaripovich Sharipov

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Sharipov Fatyh Zaripovich
Born (1921-01-20)20 January 1921
Tatar Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic, Bavly district, Bairyaki-Tamak village
Died 4 June 1996(1996-06-04) (aged 75)
Saint Peterburg
Allegiance  Soviet Union
Service/branch  Soviet Union Red army,
 Soviet Union Soviet Army
Years of service 1940–1951
Rank Podpolkovnik
Commands held tank company of 183rd tank brigade of 10th tank case 40th armies of the Voronezh front
Battles/wars Great Patriotic War,
Battle of Voronezh (1942),
Battle of Kursk,
Lower Dnieper Offensive

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Za pobedu nad germaniej.jpg Medal "For the Victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War 1941–1945"

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Other work The mathematics teacher at rural school,
The teacher in military high schools of the USSR,
The teacher of military science in the Leningrad seaworthy school

Fatyh Zaripovich Sharipov (Tatar: Shәripov Fatyjh Zarif uly; January 20, 1921 — June 4, 1996) was a participant of the Second World War, the starshiy Leytenant,[1] the Hero of Soviet Union.


Sharipov was born in a country family of Tatar nationality. He completed Bugulminsky normal school, then worked some years as the mathematics teacher at a rural school, however in 1940 entered the Kazan tank school which he successfully completed in May 1942, and entered the CPSU the same year. In May 1942, he was assigned as an officer to a unit at the front. He passed a baptism of fire on July, 25th, 1942 as the commander of a tank company of 183rd tank brigade of 10th Tank Corps, 40th Army of the Voronezh Front. Participated in the Battle of Kursk.


On the night of September, 23rd, 1943 Sharipov with the tank company entrusted to it was forwarded through Dnepr around village the Balyk of Kagarlyksky area of the Kiev area and with fight have occupied base. Expecting the approach of the basic forces within three days a company under Sharipov's command courageously repulsed German counterattacks, being sustained by considerable losses in the technician and staff. In a course of action a company under Sharipov's command. Has seized and has kept before arrival of the basic forces, important height.

Указом Президиума Верховного Совета СССР от 10 января 1944 года за умелые действия при переправе через Днепр, захват плацдарма, за мужество, смелость и героизм, старшему лейтенанту Шарипову Фатыху Зариповичу присвоено звание Героя Советского Союза с вручением ордена Ленина и медали «Золотая Звезда» (№ 2360)[2]

The decree of Presidium of the Supreme body of the USSR from January, 10th, 1944 for skillful actions at a crossing through Dnepr, base capture, for courage, boldness and heroism, to the starshiy leytenant Sharipov Fatyhu Zaripovichu appropriates a rank of the Hero of Soviet Union with delivery of an award of Lenin and a medal «Gold Star» (№ 2360)[3]

After the war[edit]

Upon termination of war, in 1946 has ended the Leningrad higher school of the armoured and mechanized armies then has returned to teaching activity and began to teach military science in the higher military educational institutions. In 1951 the Podpolkovnik has retired in a rank. Further Fatyh Sharipov lived in the city of Leningrad where long time worked in the Leningrad seaworthy school on various posts. Has died in June, 1996 in Saint Petersburg where has been buried.[4]