Women during the World War II

During the Second World War, 95 women were awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union.

More than half of them received the title posthumously, including two Kazakh girls, Aliya Moldagulova and Manshuk Mametova.

In the end of the summer of 1942 Manshuk Mametova went to the front line as a volunteer of the 100th Kazakh Separate Rifle Brigade, that was founded in Almaty.

Hiuaz Dospanova carried out combat missions since the spring of 1942.

In the beginning of February 1942, being the only woman from Kazakhstan, Khalida Mamanova started her service in a penal battalion. In 1943 Aliya Moldagulova started to serve.

At the time of joining the Red Army, the eldest of them was 24 years old.

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