Zuleykha Seyidmammadova

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Zuleykha Seyidmammadova
Seyidmammadova early in the war.jpg
Native name Züleyxa Seyidməmmədova
Born 22 March 1919
Baku, Azerbaijan DR
Died 1999
Baku, Azerbaijan
Allegiance  Soviet Union
Service/branch Soviet Air Force
Years of service 1941 — 1945
Rank Captain
Unit 586th Fighter Aviation Regiment
Battles/wars

Eastern Front of World War II

Awards Order of Lenin Orderredbannerlabor rib.png Orderredbannerlabor rib.png Order Of The Patriotic War (2nd Class)
Order redstar rib.png Order of the Badge of Honour Order of the Badge of Honour

Zuleykha Seyidmammadova (Azerbaijani: Züleyxa Seyidməmmədova; 22 March 1919 – 1999) was one of the first Azerbaijan female pilots and the first Azerbaijani woman to fly in combat.[1]

Seyidmammadova was born in Baku on 22 March 1919.[2] She gained her pilot's license in 1935 at a flying club in her hometown and later at the aviation academy in Zhukovsky near Moscow. She was a fighter pilot in the 586th Fighter Aviation Regiment, one of the three women's military aviation regiments founded by Marina Raskova. Throughout the war, she fought in over 40 aerial battles and carried out over 500 missions on her Yak-9.[3]

Seyidməmmədova died in Baku in 1999.

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  1. ^ (Russian) The Proprietress of the Sky by I.Gadirova. Nash Vek. 7 May 2004. Retrieved 6 June 2007
  2. ^ Züleyxa Seyidməmmədova. http://qadin.net/index.php?newsid=254
  3. ^ Puchkov, Vladimir. "«Небесные сестры» Востока". Moscow-Baku.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 2018-02-12.