JUMAGALI QALDIQKORAYEV (JUMANGALI)
private, participant in World War II, Hero of the Soviet Union (January 15, 1944).
He was born on March 28, 1922, in the village of Ivan Yab, Khojeyli district, present-day Karakalpakstan, in a peasant family. Nationality – Kazakh.
He has incomplete secondary education. From 1937 he lived and worked on the Kirov collective farm in the Kalininsky district of the Toshauz region of the Turkmen SSR. Upon completion of the course, he worked as a tractor driver.
In 1941 he was drafted into the Red Army. A participant in World War II. He fought valiantly across the Dnieper River, holding the platsdarm on the right bank. On the night of September 27, 1943, he was one of the first of three anti-tank guns to cross the village of Komarin (now a village in the Bragin district of Gomel region) on the right bank of the Dnieper. He captures part of the enemy’s trenches and helps his company cross the river.
For this battle in October 1943 he was awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union. But he doesn’t have time to get the award. He was killed on January 26, 1944 in a battle near the city of Mozir (Gomel region, Belarus). He is buried in Mozir.
By the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of January 15, 1944, he was awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union “For exemplary performance of combat duties, courage and heroism in the fight against Nazi invaders on the front.”