Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Honored Allies Wednesday: Kadi Abakarov (Soviet Union)

"He was a squad leader in the 8th Rifle Company of the 301st Rifle Division's 1054th Rifle Regiment by April.  On 17 April 1945, he fought in the Battle of the Seelow Heights.  During an attempt to capture the Verbig railway station, Abakarov organized resistance to German counterattacks.  His squad reportedly destroyed seven tanks and two assault guns; he is said to have personally destroyed five tanks and an assault gun.  On 15 May 1946, Abakarov was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin for his actions during the Battle of the Seelow Heights."
A honored ally,

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