Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Honored Allies Wednesday: Nurken Abdirov (USSR)

"According to reports, 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."  He would be honored as a Hero of the Soviet Union while a sergeant with the 808th Attack Aviation Regiment on 31 March, 1943.
Another heroic ally,

Memorial in Karaganda, Kazakhstan

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