Karakoz Abdaliev

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Karakoz Abdaliev
Born 1908
Chimkent Uyezd, Syr-Darya Oblast, Russian Turkestan, Russian Empire
Died October 22, 1943
near Melitopol, Ukrainian SSR
Buried at south of Melitopol, Ukraine
Allegiance  Soviet Union
Service/branch Red Army
Years of service 1941 – October 22, 1943
Rank Lieutenant
Unit 126th Rifle Division
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Hero of the Soviet Union Order of Lenin

Lieutenant Karakoz Abdaliev (Russian: Каракозы Абдалиев (1908 – October 22, 1943) was a Soviet soldier who was awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union posthumously in 1943 for his actions during the Battle of the Dnieper. He was reported to have killed 72 German soldiers and destroyed two tanks.

Early life[edit]

Abdalev was born in a peasant family of Kazakh ethnicity in Chimkent Uyezd, Syr-Darya Oblast, in Russian Turkestan in the Russian Empire (present-day Tole Bi District, Kazakhstan) in 1908. He attended school and graduated in 1924, after the Russian Revolution of 1917. From 1924 until 1941 he worked on the Taldybulak Kolkhoz.[1][2]

Eastern Front (World War II)[edit]

He joined the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in 1940, and was called up from the Kazakh SSR in 1941. He fought on the Eastern Front (World War II) from 1942. Abdaliev became a lieutenant and platoon leader in the 690th Rifle Regiment of the 126th Rifle Division, part of the 51st Army.[1][2]

Death and award[edit]

Abdaliev fought in the Battle of the Dnieper in late 1943. In fighting near Melitopol, in modern-day Ukraine, on 21–22 October 1943 he was reported by the Presidium of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union to have cleared 17 houses occupied by the Wehrmacht in addition to having destroyed 23 machine-gun posts, two tanks and killed more than 72 German soldiers. However, he was killed in the fighting and posthumously awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin for "exemplary performance of command assignments at the front against the Nazi invaders and for displaying courage and heroism".[3] He was buried south of Melitopol.[1][4][2]

Posthumous honours[edit]

In addition to his HSU medal, a bust of him was erected in Fogolevo, South Kazakhstan Province. A street is named after him in Melitopol with a plaque remembering his achievements.[1][2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Karakoz Abdaliev". Герои страны ("Heroes of the Country") (in Russian). 
  2. ^ a b c d Shkadov, Ivan, ed. (1987). Герои Советского Союза: Краткий биографический словарь [Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Brief Biographical Dictionary] (in Russian). 1 Abaev-Lubitsch. Moscow: Voenizdat. p. 15. 
  3. ^ Hero of the Soviet Union citation, available online at pamyat-naroda.ru
  4. ^ Irretrievable loss report, available online at pamyat-naroda.ru