|Born||9 August 1919
Karaganda, Alash Autonomy (now Kazakhstan)
|Died||19 December 1942
Stalingrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Service/branch||Soviet Air Force|
|Years of service||1940-1942|
|Unit||808th Attack Aviation Regiment|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
Nurken Abdirovich Abdirov (Kazakh: Nu’rken A’bdirov, نٷركەن أبدئروۆ; Russian: Нуркен Абдирович Абдиров) was a Kazakh pilot who served for the Soviet Union in World War II, and was killed in the Battle of Stalingrad.
Abdirov is a legendary figure in his hometown of Karaganda, Kazakhstan. According to local history, when Abdirov's plane was disabled by enemy fire, he and gunner Aleksandr Komissarov heroically steered his descent to crash into a column of German tanks, sacrificing his own life to destroy his enemy.
- "Абдиров Нуркен" [Abdirov Nurken]. www.warheroes.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 2015-12-21.
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