sergeant, a participant in World War II Full cavalier of the Order of Glory (06.27.1945)

Born in 1914 in Samarkand in the family of a peasant. Uzbek. After graduating from incomplete secondary school, he worked on a collective farm.
In 1939 he was drafted into the Red Army. In the battles of the Second World war since 1941. Participated in the battle of Stalingrad. He distinguished himself during the crossing of the Dnieper, in the battles on the Right-Bank Ukraine, during the liberation of Poland.
On October 16, 1943, the anti-tank rifle calculation commander of the 568th Infantry Regiment (149th Infantry Division, 65th Army, Central Front) was among the first to cross the Dnieper north of the city of Radul (Belarus). Near the shore, a mine hit the boat on which he was. Only two fighters reached the shore, both were wounded. Overcoming chest pain, Marupov from the last strength climbed a steep slope, with grants he crushed the enemy’s machine-gun point and lost consciousness.
By order of the 149th Infantry Division of December 5, 1943, Private Marupov Zabaidullo was awarded the Order of Glory of the 3rd degree “For his courage and bravery shown during the crossing of the Dnieper”.
After being cured in the hospital, he returned to his regiment and was enrolled the 45-mm guns in the artillery crew. When crossing the Vistula River was included in the advanced detachment.
On the night of August 7, 1944, on a makeshift raft, gunners crossed to the left bank of the Vistula near the city of Annopol (Poland). Calculation during the crossing, being on a raft, opened fire and crushed enemy bunkers. In fights on the bridgehead on August 7-22, brave artillerymen destroyed 4 more enemy firing points, eliminated more than 20 enemy soldiers.
By an order of November 21, 1944, for the courage and bravery shown in the battle during the crossing of the Vistula, Private Marupov Zabaidullo was awarded the Order of Glory of the 2nd degree.
In the area of Smykuv, while counterattacking, a brave gunner destroyed 4 machine guns and more than 10 enemy soldiers. During the reflection of the fourth counterattack, the platoon commander and all squad leaders were killed. The surviving infantrymen concentrated near the guns. Having taken command of the group, he organized the defense and held his position until reinforcements arrived.
By decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of June 27, 1945, “For the exceptional courage, courage and fearlessness shown at the final stage of the Great Patriotic War in battles with Nazi invaders”, Sergeant Marupov Zubaidullo was awarded the Order of Glory of the 1st degree.
In 1946, demobilized. He returned to Samarkand.
He died on November 6, 1964.