|Akhsarbek Magometovich Abaev|
|Native name||Æбати Мæхæмæти фурт Æхсарбег|
|Born||14 December 1923|
|Died||13 May 1982|
|Place of birth||Khristianovskoye village, Mountain ASSR (present-day Digora)|
|Place of death||Digora|
|Years of service||1942-1945|
|Unit||2nd Guards Rifle Division|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
Akhsarbek Magometovich Abaev (Ossetian: Æбати Мæхæмæти фурт Æхсарбег, Russian: Ахсарбек Магометович Абаев; 14 December 1923 – 13 May 1982) was an Ossetian Red Army Sergeant and Hero of the Soviet Union.
Early life[edit | edit source]
World War II[edit | edit source]
In August 1942, he was drafted into the Red Army. For his actions in the North Caucasus, Abaev was awarded the Medal for Battle Merit and the Medal "For the Defence of the Caucasus". He was promoted to Sergeant in the 6th Guards Rifle Regiment of the 2nd Guards Rifle Division. On 3 November 1943, during the Kerch–Eltigen Operation, Abaev allegedly killed 40 and captured six German soldiers during the creation of a bridgehead on the Kerch Strait.
Later life[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "Абаев Ахсарбек Магометович". http://www.warheroes.ru/hero/hero.asp?Hero_id=5642. Retrieved 2015-09-22.
- "Библиотека - Люди и книги". http://www.az-libr.ru/index.htm?Persons&010/702e056f/index. Retrieved 2015-09-23.
- (in ru) Герои Советского Союза: Абаев-Любичев. Воен. изд-во. 1987-01-01. https://books.google.com/books?id=8f3TAAAAMAAJ.
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