Farah Kamaldinov – commander of the assault rifle platoon of the 410th rifle regiment, 81st rifle division, 13th army of the Central Front, junior lieutenant.
Farah Gimdeevich Farah was born on May 12 (25), 1914 in a peasant family in the village of Nurkai, now Krivosheinsky district, Tomsk region. Tatarin.
After finishing secondary school worked as a tractor-mechanic at the collective farm, then as a motor mechanic at the Zapadno-Sibirskiy River Shipping Company.
In 1934 he was drafted into the Red Army. He participated in the battles for the Motherland with Japanese militarists near Lake Hasan in 1939-1940s – on the Finnish front.
After graduating from the Moscow Infantry School in 1940, he linked his fate with the army for a long time. From the first days of the Great Patriotic War he was at the front. The commander of the assault rifle platoon, Junior Lieutenant Kamaldinov Farah Gimdeevich withstood on the night of July 5, 1943, defending the town of Maloarkhangelsk, Orel region, where he and his platoon repeatedly went into counterattack, successfully repelling the superior forces of the enemy. In this battle, Kamaldinov’s assault rifle platoon destroyed 7 enemy tanks and about 200 Hitlerites.
Being wounded, Kamaldinov continued the battle.
By the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of August 27, 1943 the commander of the assault rifle platoon of the 410th rifle regiment of the 81st rifle division of the 13th army of the Central Front, senior lieutenant Farah Gimdeevich Kamaldinov was awarded the title of the Hero of the Soviet Union. For his heroic deeds he was awarded the Order of Lenin, the Order of the Red Banner, the Order of the Great Patriotic War, the Order of the Red Star and medals.
Since 1980, senior lieutenant of the Kamaldinov reserve Farah Gimdeevich lived in the city of Temirtau. In 1986 he moved to Karaganda with his family.
He died in August 1987. He was buried in Mikhailovsky cemetery, near the common grave of soldiers who died in Karaganda hospitals in 1941-1944.
The hero’s name is immortalized in his homeland and places of participation in the battles. The expositions of the Museum of Fighting Glory of secondary school No. 11. Temirtau presents materials about the feats of arms of the Hero of the Soviet Union Farah Gimdeevich.
The material is published, being based on the book published in RIO Bolashak Baspa and on materials of the Internet.
Heroes of Karaganda [Text]: collection of biographical information / edited by Zh. S. Akylbaev, A. A. Abdakimov, N. O. Dulatbekov, R. K. Omarbekova. – Karaganda: Bolashak-Baspa, 2000. – – 146 p.