Kazakhstan stamp with Manshuk Mametova
|Born||23 October 1922
|Died||15 October 1943
Manshuk "Mansiya" Zhiengalievna Mametova or Mänşük Jïenğaliqizi Mämetova (Kazakh: Мәншүк Жиенғалиқызы Мәметова; Russian: Маншук Жиенгалиевна Маметова; (23 October 1922 – 15 October 1943) was a Soviet Kazakh machine gunner of the 21st Guards Rifle Division of the 3rd Shock Army and the first Soviet Asian woman to receive the Hero of the Soviet Union medal for acts of bravery.
Many streets and schools in Almaty, Nevel, Oral and other cities were named after her, and monuments in her honour may be found in many parts of former Soviet Union.
- "Manshuk Mametova". Герои страны ("Heroes of the Country") (in Russian).
- Чечеткина О. Героини. Вып. I. (Очерки о женщинах — Героях Советского Союза) // Батыр Маншук М., Политиздат, 1969.
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