Israfil Magerram ogli Mammadov was born May, 30-th, 1919.
In 1939 Israfil was called up for military
service. An autumn of the same year he became soldier of the military
part which are taking place in northwest of Russia in known city of Novgorod.
On military preparations he differed the desire and interest to various
kinds of engineering, received excellent estimations, paid special attention
of a military history, studied technical subjects and improved knowledge,
reading it is a lot of books.
Getting used to military life, he studied
even better and, surprised with the readiness of comrades and commanders.
In 1941 year Israfil was sended to study in school of younger commanders.Israfil
with interest listens to military subjects and reads many books. After
the successful finishing of a six-monthly rate, Israfil in a rank of the
senior sergeant send in the military part which is taking place near to
Novgorod, and therefrom - in a battalion on northwest of city.
About military successes of northwest front
where is at war Israfil Mammadov, victorious news in a seal, mass media
were written. Israfil Mammadov has lead already some military operations,
became known at the front northwest.
In one of winter evenings, fascists again
have begun attack on a site defended by command of Israfil Mammadov. After
nine-hour battle they have rejected fascists on 200 meters. Having seen
futility of attempts of break on this site the angry enemy begins continuous
lasting many hours shelling positions of this command. The ambassador
artillery preparation, having assumed, that forces of the opponent are
weakened fascists dare to proceed in new attack . Having solved strategy
of the enemy, I.Mammadov has ordered to the soldiers to not open fire.
Having given the enemy to come nearer on 10-15 meters, he has ordered
to open fire.
Hitlerites already in fifth time went over
to the offensive. Half team of Israfil was broken, an ammunition came
to an end. In this intense and drama situation bravery and I.Mammadov's
boldness has solved all end of an opposition.
I.Mammadov with 20 soldiers during 10 hours battled to two battalions
of the opponent, has interrupted more than 300 fascists. I. Mammadov has
killed about 70 soldier and 3 officers.
For this bravery the Executive Committee of a Supreme Soviet of the USSR
the Decree from December, 11 of 1941 year has awarded with I.Mammadov
with a medal of the Hero of Soviet Union.