private, participant of World War II, Full cavalier of the Order of Glory (06/27/1945)
Born on February 13, 1920 in the village of Niyazbash, now Yangiyul district of the Tashkent region of the Republic of Uzbekistan, into a peasant family. Uzbek.
After graduating from a rural school, he worked as an accountant at the collective farm named after Lenin. In 1940 he was drafted into the Red Army. With the beginning of the Great Patriotic War at the front.
He entered the battle near the city of Sukhinichi. In the battles near Moscow he was seriously wounded. After the hospital he returned to the fountain, took part in the defense of Stalingrad. In the fall of 1943, near the city of Fastov, he was seriously wounded for the second time, in the legs. After the hospital he returned to his unit – the 53rd Guards Tank Brigade.
On July 17-25, 1944, in the battles for the city of Przemysl (now Przemysl, Poland), the Red Army Guard Karimov, as part of a reconnaissance group, penetrated the enemy’s location. In battle, he killed many soldiers with machine gun fire and grenades, and took two prisoners. On the night of July 21, when crossing the river, Karimov was one of the first to burst into an enemy trench and destroyed fourteen Nazis. In this battle, with the help of his comrades, he captured another “tongue”. By order of August 29, 1944, the Red Army soldier Karimov Mumin was awarded the Order of Glory, 3rd degree.
The submission for the awarding of the Order of Glory, 2nd degree, states: “On January 15, 1945, when crossing the Pilitsa River, the Red Army soldier Karimov, carrying a reconnaissance platoon, was the first to cross the water line. In the battle for the bridgehead, he personally destroyed 30 soldiers and one enemy officer. On January 16, Comrade Karimov, showing exceptional courage, killed 37 Nazis in a street battle for the city of Radomsko and blew up one car with grenades. ” By order of March 10, 1945, the Red Army soldier Karimov Mumin was awarded the Order of Glory, 2nd degree.
On April 17, 1945, on the outskirts of the village of Barut (22 km southeast of the city of Luckenwalde, Germany), the Red Army soldier Karimov, as part of a group of scouts, attacked the enemy headquarters, defeated more than 10 Nazis, seized the “language” and valuable documents. On April 20, he was one of the first to enter the city, reconnoitred the enemy’s fire system, was wounded in a street battle, but continued to carry out the assigned task. In just 4 days of the offensive, Karimov personally destroyed 87 Nazis.
By the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of June 27, 1945 “For exemplary performance of command assignments in battles against the Nazi invaders”, the Red Army soldier Karimov Mumin was awarded the Order of Glory, 1st degree.
In 1945 he was demobilized. He returned to his native village, worked on a collective farm, then worked as a military commander in a secondary school.
Died on May 5, 1978.