Corporal, Participant of World War II, The Hero of the Soviet Union (April 10, 1945)
He was born on June 15, 1915 in Dutir village of Rishtan districtn of Fergana region, in a peasant family. He was Uzbek. He had incomplete secondary education. He worked on a collective farm.
He had been in the ranks of the Red Army since January 1942. He served in World War II as commander of the 88th Special Motor Engineering Battalion. He was especially zealous in crossing the Oder.
At night of January 27, 1945, his unit was commissioned to build a coastal facility near the town of Steinau (now Szcinawa, Poland) that could allow tanks to pass on ferries (left) from the Oder River. Despite the constant firing of enemy machine guns and mortars, his unit was on duty two hours ahead of schedule and ensured that the tank was moved to the right bank of the river in a timely manner.
During the crossing, the engine of a boat towing one of the ferries loaded with tanks stopped. Corporal T.Ahmedov threw himself into the cold water and took the boat’s rope to shore. The boat and tank were rescued.
During three hours of non-stop work, Akhmedov’s unit moved 35 tanks to the west bank of the Oder.
By the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of April 10, 1945, “For exemplary performance of combat missions, as well as for his courage and heroism in the fight against Nazi invaders on the front” Corporal Ahmedov Tokhtasin was awarded the title of “The Hero of the Soviet Union”.
He was demobilized after the war. He returned to his village. He worked as a manager of a cotton collection point. He died on May 30, 2000.