(20. 6. 1920 - 27. 8. 1964)
From Afar Faris Mejid - machine-gun crew commander of the 78-arrow Guards Regiment (25 th Guards Rifle Division, 6 Army, South-Western Front) Guard Sergeant. Born June 20, 1920 in the village Nehrahalil now Agdash district of Azerbaijan in a peasant family. Azerbaijanian. Secondary Education. He graduated from Baku training courses for teachers of Russian language. He worked as a teacher in school. In the Soviet Army in 1939.
At the front of the Great Patriotic War in 1942. Guard Sergeant Safarov on the night of September 26, 1943, acting in the vanguard, crossed the Dnieper at night near the village of Host (Solonyansky region Dnepropetrovsk region). Beating out numerous attacks of the enemy, hit him then, the damage on the enemy. Their actions contributed to overcoming the Fording strelkovymmi units. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Faris Safarov awarded March 19, 1944.
. In 1944 he graduated from the Krasnodar machine-gun and mortar school.
. After the war he continued service in the army
. Since 1957, Major Safarov Б+T in Stock. Lived and worked in Baku. Awarded the Order of Lenin, Red Banner, Red Star and medals.
Died Aug. 27, 1964.
In September 1943, fierce battles for the city of Zaporozhye. By removing one after another counter-Fascist forces, our troops were approaching the Dnieper. By order of the command, Sergeant Fariz Safarov, plunging into the boats machine-guns and ammunition, with a small detachment moved to the opposite bank of the river. Carefully and quietly rowed fighters. When the coast left some ten or fifteen meters, the Germans apparently felt that something was wrong. Cut through the silence of the night suddenly bursts. To her immediately joined the thunder of guns and mortars rasping screech. Vain. Marines were outside the scope of the fire, but the Germans were shooting more for complacency. Meanwhile, Safarov and his team came out on the shore and immediately proceeded to the equipment seized a bridgehead.
Morning Nazis to find paratroopers opened fire on them from all kinds of weapons. Several times they vainly rushed into the attack, seeking to throw off Soviet soldiers in a river.
In one of the enemy machine-gun attacks Fariz Safarov silent Б+T run out of bullets. Assessing the situation, Fariz lightning jumped out of the trench, ran a little forward and took cover behind a mound. When an enemy machine gunner approached the trenches paratroopers, Fariz well-aimed shot put him, jumped to the German machine gun and immediately turned towards the enemy. To help the group came Safarova rifle company, which under the cover of machine gun had moved to the right bank of the Dnieper. When the whole company has been planted, a stray bullet struck down the commander. Senior serzhat Safarov took command of a company itself. At the same time he handed the phone to the left bank of the battalion commander: "The commander was seriously wounded. A company team, I. Please help.
And the help came immediately. Part of the Soviet troops had landed at the same time from different directions was hit on the fascists, surrounded them and squeezed in a deadly ring. In an effort to break out of it, the Germans were thrown into battle tanks. But our best shot guns, grenades and antitank guns, the enemy machines were destroyed. Five tanks knocked out rota Fariz Safarov.
In this battle, Sergeant Safarov was wounded, but he did not leave the battlefield.
Sources: 1) Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Brief Biographical Dictionary
. V.2. M.: Voeniz.1988.
2) Golden Stars Azerbaijan: Baku 1975.