Chronicle of war:

Hazi Ahad oglu Aslanov
Hazi Ahad oglu Aslanov22.1.1910 - 24.1.1945

Hazi Ahad oglu Aslanov was a commander of the 55th separate Tank Regiment (the 2nd Guards Army, Stalingrad Front); commander of the 35th Guards Tank Brigade (3rd Guards Mechanized Corps).

He was born on January 22, 1910 in Lenkoran (Azerbaijan) in a working class family. Azerbaijani. A member of the CPSU (b) since 1937. Lower secondary education. He worked at Lenkoran brick factory.

Joined the Red Army in 1929. He enrolled to study in the Transcaucasian Military Prep School (Baku). He graduated from the Leningrad Cavalry School, courses at the Military Academy of Armored Forces. He served in combat units in the Ukraine and Belarus.

A member of the Soviet-Finnish War of 1939-1940.

Since the beginning of the Great Patriotic War he was on the front in the 10th Tank Division. He was a commander of the 10th Motor Battalion. Since August 1941 – Deputy Commander of Armaments of the 20th Tank Regiment. In December 1941 he was appointed deputy commander of the 55th Armored Brigade. Since 1942 – commander of the 55th separate tank regiment, formed. In late 1942 – commander of Tank Group of survived tanks of the 3rd Guards Mechanized Corps.

The first battle captain Hazi Aslanov took in Zolochyov of Lvov region. He fought at Moscow, in the Crimea, under Krasnodar, near Kalach, Stalingrad, Rostov, and Kursk Salient. Participated in the liberation of the Ukraine, Belarus and the Baltics.

Commander of the 55th separate tank regiment (the 2nd Guards Army, Stalingrad Front), Lieutenant Aslanov particularly distinguished himself during the Battle of Stalingrad. On December 15-19, 1942 he proficiently led units, which reflected the enemy’s onslaught. Regiment’s tankers hit and burned 30 enemy tanks, 50 vehicles and killed up to an infantry battalion, blocking the path to the enemy near Khutor Verkhne-Kumsky (today Khutor Sovetsky of October district of the Volgograd region).

The title of Hero of the Soviet Union, the Order of Lenin and the Gold Star medal (№ 727) Lieutenant Colonel Hazi Aslanov was awarded on December 22, 1942.

Later Guard Major General (March 13, 1944) Aslanov commanded the 35th Armored Brigade. During one battle in the Lithuanian land on January 24, 1945, he was mortally wounded ... He was buried in the capital of Azerbaijan - Baku.

On June 21, 1991 Hazi Aslanov secondarily was posthumously awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union for his courage and heroism during the Great Patriotic War. His relatives were handed the Order of Lenin and the second Gold Star medal (№ 128).

He was awarded two Orders of Lenin (December 22, 1942; June 21, 1991), 3 Orders of the Red Banner (11/14/43, 07/31/44, 01/07/45); the 2nd Class Order of Suvorov (07/22/44), the Order of Alexander Nevsky (04/15/43), the 1st Class Order of the Patriotic War (01/27/45), 2 Orders of the Red Star (09/26/42, 11/03/44), and medals.

Monuments to the hero were set in Nagorny Park (former Kirov Park) in Baku and in Lenkoran. Memorial plaque with his name was set on the Mamaev Kurgan in Volgograd. A new metro station in Baku, the street in Volgograd, a tanker, schools in Baku and Volgograd are named after him. Hero’s house museum opened in Lenkoran in 1969. E. Meerovich wrote a poem dedicated to the hero.

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