Mehdi Huseynzade

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Mehdi Hanifa oglu Huseynzade
Stamp of Azerbaijan, 2013
Nickname Михайло (Mikhailo)
Born (1918-12-22)December 22, 1918
Novkhani, Baku Governorate, Azerbaijan Democratic Republic
Died November 16, 1944(1944-11-16) (aged 25)
Vitovlje, Kingdom of Italy (now Slovenia)
Buried at Čepovan, Nova Gorica, Slovenia
Allegiance  Soviet Union
Service/branch Partisans
Years of service 1941–1944
Rank Liutenant
Unit 9th Corps of Yugoslav Partisans
Commands held Reconnaissance and sabotage group
Battles/wars Battle of Stalingrad
Yugoslav Front
Awards Hero of the Soviet Union, Order of Lenin

Mehdi Hanifa oglu Huseynzade (December 22, 1918, Novxanı, Azerbaijan – November 2, 1944, Vitovlje, Slovenia) was an Azerbaijani guerrilla and scout during World War II. After he died he was given the title of Hero of the Soviet Union on April 11, 1957.

Plaque on building where Mehdi Huseynzade lived in Baku

Huseynzade attended the Azerbaijan University of Languages.[1]

His life and heroism during World War II was described in Imran Gasimov's book On Distant Shores.

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