Bauryzhan Momyshuly was a participant of the Great Patriotic War, the Hero of the Soviet Union, the People’s Hero of Kazakhstan. He participated in the battles of the Great Patriotic War from September, 1941 as a part of the 316th Infantry Division under the command of Major General I.V. Panfilov. During the defence of Moscow, he participated in 27 battles. The battalion of Senior Lieutenant Bauryzhan Momyshuly, in isolation from the division, heroically fought on the Volokolamsk highway near the village of Matrenino during the second general offensive of the Wehrmacht on Moscow from November 16 to November 18 in 1941. The skillful leadership of the battalion commander made it possible to detain the Germans at this turn for 3 days. After that Senior Lieutenant Momyshuly brought the battalion out of the encirclement combat-ready. He served as a deputy commander of the 1075th Rifle Regiment from December 1941. He was appointed the commander of the 19th Guards Rifle Regiment in February 1942. He also participated in the counteroffensive near Moscow. In January 1942, the 8th Guards Rifle Division was transferred to the 3rd Shock Army of the Northwestern Front, where it fought with the SS division «Deadhead» (Totenkopf) during the Demyansk offensive operation. Then the division occupied the defence on the front line near the town of Kholm. For his courage and heroism in the battle of Moscow, Captain Bauryzhan Momyshuly was presented with the title of the Hero of the Soviet Union in 1942, but it was not awarded to him. The title of the Hero was awarded to him only posthumously on December 11, 1990.
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