HAKIMOV OLIM HAKIMOVICH
Major, Participant of World War II, The Hero of the Soviet Union (February 27, 1945)
He was born on May 12, 1919 in the village 9of Burchmulla (now Bostanlik district of Tashkent region). He finished high school. In 1939 he was drafted into the Red Army. In 1941 he graduated from the Leningrad Military-Political School, in 1942 from the “Shooting” course. From March 1942, he was a participant in World War II.
Until January 1945, Major Olim Khakimov commanded the 487th Artillery Battalion of the 143rd Artillery Division of the 47th Army of the 1st Belarusian Front.
He fought valiantly for the liberation of Poland. On January 16, 1945, Hakimov’s battalion crossed the Vislu River near the village of Lomna, 8 km southwest of Khotamuv, and captured the bridgehead on its west bank. While the main forces crossing the river, the battalion repulsed fifteen counter-attacks of the Nazis.
By the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of February 27, 1945, “For exemplary performance of combat duties, courage and heroism in the fight against Nazi invaders on the front”, Major Olim Hakimovich Hakimov was awarded the title of “The Hero of the Soviet Union”.
In 1950 Hakimov went on reserve. He lived and worked in Tashkent.