Junior Sergeant of Guard, Participant of World War II, The Hero of the Soviet Union (March 24, 1945)
He was born in 1925 in Mirzachul village of Tashkent region, in an Uzbek peasant family. He graduated from the 7th grade and the Federal Law School in Novosibirsk. He worked on a collective farm.
He had been in the ranks of the Red Army since January 1943.
In June 1944, the troops of the 3rd Belorussian Front attacked and began to liberate Belarusian lands. Akhmedov took part in the liberation of Tolochin, Vitebsk region, and the villages of Khatin and Radoshkovichi (Minsk region).
On July 14, 1944, the division’s front detachment reached Neman near the city of Alytus and crossed the river under enemy machine gun and mortar fire. Junior Sergeant Ahmedov was the first to reach its left bank. While crossing the river, he was left alone. On the coast, he quickly prepared a machine gun for the battle and began firing at the Hitlerites, who were going to counterattack in order to throw paratroopers from the air onto the river. During the battle at the bridgehead, Akhmedov changed his position, and destroyed three enemy machine gun points, many Nazi soldiers and officers. Akhmedov’s skill and courage not only helped the fast group repel enemy counterattacks, but also established themselves firmly on the bridge circuit.
On July 30, 1944, Neman died bravely during the Battle of bridgehead.
By the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of March 24, 1945, “For exemplary performance of combat missions of the command in the fight against Nazi invaders on the front, as well as for courage and heroism”, Junior Sergeant Turgun Ahmedov was awarded the title of “The Hero of the Soviet Union” (after his death).