Khanpasha Nuradilov

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Khanpasha Nuradilov
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Native name
Chechen: Хампаша Нурадилан-кIант Нурадилов
Russian: Ханпаша Нурадилович Нурадилов
Born(1924-07-06)6 July 1924[a]
Yaryksu-Aukh village, Khasav-Yurt District, Dagestan ASSR, RSFSR
Died12 September 1942(1942-09-12) (aged 18)
Stalingrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Allegiance Soviet Union
Service/branchRed Army
Years of service1940 – 1942
RankSergeant
Unit34th Cavalry Regiment
Battles/warsWorld War II
AwardsHero of the Soviet Union

Khanpasha Nuradilovich Nuradilov (Chechen: Хампаша Нурадилан-кIант Нурадилов, Russian: Ханпаша Нурадилович Нурадилов; 6 July 1924 – 12 September 1942,) was a Chechen machine gunner in the Red Army credited with killing an estimated 920 enemy soldiers with his machine gun, making him the highest-scoring machine gunner in the Soviet Union.[1] He was posthumously awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union for his last stand in the Battle of Stalingrad.[2]

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Footnotes[edit]

1944 Soviet postage stamp featuring Nuradilov.
  1. ^ Nuradilov told Red Army recruiters that he was born in 1920, not 1924, after being repeatedly rejected for service because of his age.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Памятник самому результативному пулеметчику Второй мировой откроют в Грозном 9 Мая". ТАСС. 8 May 2018. Retrieved 2019-03-14.
  2. ^ Vorobyov, Valery. "Нурадилов Ханпаша Нурадилович". warheroes.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 2019-03-14.