Mehdi Huseynzade

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Mehdi Hanifa oglu Huseynzade
Stamp of Azerbaijan, 2013
NicknameМихайло (Mikhailo)
Born(1918-12-22)December 22, 1918
Novkhani, Baku Governorate, Azerbaijan Democratic Republic
DiedNovember 16, 1944(1944-11-16) (aged 25)
Vitovlje, Kingdom of Italy (now Slovenia)
Buried atČepovan, Nova Gorica, Slovenia
Allegiance Soviet Union
 YUG
Service/branchPartisans
Years of service1941–1944
RankLiutenant
Unit9th Corps of Yugoslav Partisans
Commands heldReconnaissance and sabotage group
Battles/warsBattle of Stalingrad
Yugoslav Front
AwardsHero 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.

References[change | change source]