Nurken Abdirov : biography
Nurken Abdirovich Abdirov ( ) was a Kazakh pilot who served for the Soviet Union in World War II, and was killed in the Battle of Stalingrad.
Abdirov is a legendary figure in his hometown of Karaganda, Kazakhstan. According to local history, when Abdirov's plane was disabled by enemy fire, he and gunner Aleksandr Komissarov heroically steered his descent to crash into a column of German tanks, sacrificing his own life to destroy his enemy.
On March 31, 1943, Abdirov was posthumously made Hero of the Soviet Union.
Category:1919 births Category:1943 deaths Category:Heroes of the Soviet Union Category:Ethnic Kazakh people Category:People from Karaganda Category:Soviet Air Force officers Category:Soviet military personnel killed in World War II Category:Soviet World War II pilots
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