Above, Baltabek Dzhetpysbaev, a Kazakh "Hero of the Soviet Union". Found on Kazahstanskaya Pravda. Tinet can probably help me to glean his heroic deeds from the article.
Amet-Han Sultan, air ace of the USSR, Crimean Tatar. Wikipedia tells us that he
received the title of Hero of the Soviet Union twice. During World War II, he participated in 150 air combats with 30 enemy planes downed individually and 19 in group. After World War II, he became a test pilot. He met his unfortunate demise in a plane crash on February 1, 1971. During his lifetime, he was known to have personally tested over 100 planes.His father was reputedly a Lak (an ethnic group of Daghestan). Photo from airaces.narod.ru - more photos at pilotenbunker.de, which also has some details about how he fared during Stalin's persecutions of Crimean Tatars.