Nadzhafguli Imanovich Zulfigarov

Order of the Red Star nr. 1400090 was awarded by Order of the 5th Guards Rifle Division of May 13, 1945 to the 25- or 26-year-old Private Nadzhafguli Imanovich Zulfigarov (Наджавгули Иманович Зульфигаров), a chemical soldier in the 3rd Company, 108th Independent Chemical Defense Battalion, 5th Guards Rifle Division, 8th Guards Rifle Corps, 11th Guards Army, 3rd Belorussian Front.


Record card

Order booklet nr. 575372

1. Last name: Zulfigarov
2. First name and patronymic: Nadzhafguli Imanovich
3. Military rank: Private
4. Sex: Male
5. Year of birth: 1919
6. Place of birth: Salyan Raion, Azerbaijan SSR
7. Party membership (since which year): Candidate member of the Communist Party since 1945
8. Education: Elementary
9. Nationality: Azerbaijani
10. Since which year in the Red Army: From October 25, 1939 to May 13, 1946
11. Place of service (name of the unit) and position occupied at the time of the award: Rifleman in the 27th Guards Rifle Regiment, 5th Guards Rifle Division
12. Current place of service and position: Farmer at the Kyzylorda Kolkhoz, Salyan Raion, Azerbaijan SSR
13. Home address of the awardee: Chukhanlinsky Rural Municipality, Salyan Raion, Azerbaijan SSR

14. List of all awards received:

Name of the order or medal

Serial number

Number of the document

Ground of award

Order of the Red Star [citation]

1400090

Temporary certificate nr. Zh-011845

Order of the 5th Guards Rifle Division nr. 024/N of May 13, 1945

Medal for the Victory over Germany

/

Permanent certificate nr. A-0135957

Decree of May 9, 1945

Medal for the Capture of Königsberg

/

Permanent certificate nr. A-154991

Decree of June 9, 1945

Signature of the awardee: [signed]

I confirm the correctness of the data and the signature of the awardee (position and signature):

Military commissar of the Salyan Raion, Azerbaijan SSR
Captain [signed] /Faizulin/
March 22, 1947


Award sheet

All fields to be filled out fully

1. Last name, first name and patronymic: Zulfigarov, Nadzhafguli Imanovich
2. Rank: Private
3. Position and unit: Chemical soldier in the 3rd Company, 108th Independent Chemical Defense Battalion

Nominated for: Order of Glory, 3rd Class

4. Year of birth: 1919
5. Nationality: Azerbaijani
6. Party membership and period: Komsomol member
7. Participation in the Civil War, the subsequent combat actions to defend the USSR, and the Patriotic War (where and when): Has been serving in the Patriotic War since 1941
8. Wounds and contusions received during the Patriotic War: No
9. Since when in the Red Army: Since 1939
10. Drafted by which military commissariat: Military Commissariat of the Salyan Raion, Azerbaijan SSR
11. Previous awards (for which achievements): No
12. Permanent home address (of the prospective awardee or his family): _______________, no parents

Brief, concrete description of his feat of arms or achievements:

During the assault on the city of Königsberg Private Zulfigarov was involved in laying smoke screens in the sector of the 83rd Rifle Division near Setkenfeld on April 6, 1945 and in the sector of the 5th Rifle Division during the crossing of the Pregel River.

While laying these smoke screens Private Zulfigarov showed valor, bravery, and initiative, and at the Pregel River he and the smoke screen equipment were put across the river alongside the first battalion to cross to the opposite bank. He established a smoke line, set up a smoke screen, and although subjected to heavy enemy rifle and machine-gun fire, Private Zulfigarov's post functioned smoothly.

He fully deserves to be awarded the Order of Glory, 3rd Class.

Commanding officer of the Smoke Screen Unit of the 108th Independent Chemical Defense Battalion
Major [signed] /Rozhenkov/
April 10, 1945



Order of the Red Star nr. 1400090, obverse and reverse



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