Senior Lieutenant of the Guard, Participant of World War II, The Hero of the Soviet Union (July 29, 1945).
He was born on May 15, 1920 in the village of Tapimazar, Fergana region, now Rishtan district, in a peasant family. He was Tajik. He graduated from the Pedagogical College and worked as the head of the secondary school in Sokh district of Fergana region.
In 1939 he was drafted into the Red Army. He served in the Soviet-Finnish War of 1939-1940 and from June 1941 he participated in World War II. He graduated from the Junior Lieutenants course. He served as part of the 144th Marine Battalion (the 83rd Marine Brigade). In early 1945, he was a company commander in the 325th Guards Rifle Regiment (the 129th Guards Rifle Division).
He fought valiantly for the liberation of Czechoslovakia and Poland. On December 23, 1944, in the battles outside Czechoslovakia, Saidbekov was the first to launch an attack, skillfully expanded the bridgehead and entered the enemy’s defense. The company entered the village and destroyed the enemy group. More than 50 Nazis were killed and four were taken prisoner. The loot also included 5 artillery pieces, 25 submachine guns and rifles.
In a surprise attack on the next village, Saidbekov’s route captured
5 machine guns, 2 anti-tank guns and 25 soldiers. The company commander was wounded in the battle, but remained in the line. In the spring of 1945, the company commander effectively performed combat missions in battles on Polish territory.
At the Prukhne railway station, Saidbekov’s company surrounded the enemy and captured many captives. On April 8, 1945, he held checkpoints in the border areas of the Rogov settlement in Dombrova (Poland), and resisted several attacks by the enemy. He died in battle and was buried in Ribnik (Poland).
By the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of June 29, 1945, “For exemplary performance of combat duties, courage and heroism in the fight against Nazi invaders on the front”, Senior Lieutenant Saidbekov Amirali was awarded the title of “The Hero of the Soviet Union” (after his death).