|Died||October 22, 1943|
|Place of birth||Chimkent Uyezd, Syr-Darya Oblast, Russian Turkestan, Russian Empire|
|Place of death||near Melitopol, Ukrainian SSR|
|Buried at||south of Melitopol, Ukraine|
|Years of service||1941 - October 22, 1943|
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 when he was killed by invading German forces.
Early life[edit | edit source]
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 a farm.
Eastern Front (World War II)[edit | edit source]
He joined the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in 1940, and was called up from the Kazakh SSR as a lieutenant in the 51st Army in 1941. He fought on the Eastern Front (World War II) in 1942, and was awarded the Order of Lenin.
Death and award[edit | edit source]
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 sixty enemy soldiers. However, he was killed in the fighting and posthumously awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union for "exemplary performance of command assignments at the front against the Nazi invaders and for displaying courage and heroism".
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