Nurka Domatov was born in 1924 in the town of Kokand, in eastern Uzbekistan, into a family of Bukhara Jews. In 1937, his father Khiio was arrested and sent to the GULAG, where he apparently perished. In 1939, Nurka graduated from a 7-year school and began to work to support his mother and three siblings.
Nurka Domatov was drafted into the Red Army in 1942 before he reached the age of 18. After long military training, he was assigned to the 15th Guards Regiment of the 277th Attack Aircraft Division, as a second pilot and gunner of an Ilyushin-2. From December 1944, he fought in East Prussia. From December 16, 1944 to May 8, 1945, he took part in 50 sorties, during which he personally destroyed 2 enemy tanks, 19 cannons, 6 anti-aircraft artillery batteries, 28 vehicles, military warehouses, and other targets. Domatov was awarded the"For Courage" medal (in January 1945) and the Order of the Red Star (in May 1945).
He was released from army service only in 1946.
Nurka Domatov died in 2014.