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Samad Hamid oglu Abdullayev
File:Samad Abdullayev.jpg
Native name Səməd Həmid oğlu Abdullayev
Born 1920
Died 5 November 1943(1943-11-05) (aged Error: Need valid year, month, day)
Place of birth Qolqəti, Azerbaijan SSR
Place of death near Kerch, Crimea Autonomous Republic, RSFSR, Soviet Union
Allegiance Soviet Union
Service/branch Red Army
Years of service 1939–1943
Rank Starshina
Unit 318th Rifle Division
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards

Hero of the Soviet Union
Order of Lenin

Medal "For Courage"

Samad Hamid oglu Abdullayev (Azerbaijani language: Səməd Həmid oğlu Abdullayev; 1920–5 November 1943) was an Azerbaijani Red Army Starshina and a posthumous Hero of the Soviet Union. Abdullayev was posthumously awarded the title on 17 November 1943 for his actions during the Kerch–Eltigen Operation, in which he reportedly saved his commander's life on 1 November. He was killed in action four days later.[1]

Early life[]

Abdullayev was born in 1920 in Qolqəti to a peasant family. In 1937, he graduated from the Agdash Teacher College and worked as a teacher in the Küsnət village in Vartashen District. In 1939, he was drafted into the Red Army.[2] Abdullayev graduated from the sanitary instructor school in Tbilisi.[1]

World War II[]

Abdullayev fought in the Battle of the Caucasus, the Battle of Crimea, and the Battle of Kerch Peninsula. In one action he was wounded and sent to the hospital, but soon returned to his unit. He became a battalion sanitary instructor in the 1339th Rifle Regiment of the 318th Rifle Division with the rank of Starshina.[1][2] On 10 June 1943, he was awarded the Medal "For Courage" for his actions.[3]

He fought in the Kerch-Eltigen Operation. On 1 November 1943, Abdullayev landed on the Kerch peninsula near Eltigen with his unit. Under heavy fire, he reportedly carried wounded off the battlefield, giving them treatment. During an attack, the German troops came close to the positions, Abudullayev reportedly advanced while throwing grenades, causing the German troops to retreat and saving his wounded commander. While defending the wounded, Abdullayev killed more German soldiers. On 5 November, he was killed in action. Abdullayev was buried in the village of Eltigen. On 17 November, he was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin.[1][2][4]

Legacy[]

There is a plaque on Abdullayev's house in Agdash. A secondary school in Qolqəti is named for Abdullayev.[1][2]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Hero of the Soviet Union medal.png  Samad Abdullayev at the "Герои страны" ("Heroes of the Country") website (Russian)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Shkadov, Ivan, ed (1987) (in Russian). Герои Советского Союза: Краткий биографический словарь. 1 Abaev-Lubitsch. Moscow: Voenizdat. pp. 17. http://az-libr.ru/index.htm?Persons&000/Src/0006/618fc5ad. 
  3. Order No. 7 1339th Rifle Regiment, available online at pamyat-naroda.ru
  4. Hero of the Soviet Union citation, available online at pamyat-naroda.ru

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