|Irina Feodorovna Sebrova|
|Native name||Ирина Фёдоровна Себрова|
December 25, 1914|
Novomoskovsk, Tula Governorate
|Died||April 5, 2000
|Service/branch||Soviet Air Forces|
|Years of service||1941-1948|
|Unit||588th Night Bomber Regiment|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
Irina Feodorovna Sebrova (Russian: Ирина Фёдоровна Себрова) (December 25, 1914 – April 5, 2000) was a lieutenant and pilot for the Soviet Air Forces who served in the all-female Night Witches during the Second World War. Sebrova was awarded the title Hero of Soviet Union.
Born in December 25, 1914 in Tetyakovka, Novomoskovsk to a working-class family, Sebrova moved to Moscow and graduated with a degree in milling from Moscow University, after which she worked in a factory. At the age of 23, she was already an experienced flight instructor at the Frunze flight club in Moscow. In 1938, she graduated from the Moscow Aeroclub, and in 1940 she began training in military aviation.
Joining the Red Army in October 1941, she completed her military aviation studies and was assigned to the 588th Night Bomber Regiment, also known as the Night Witches, in 1942. Sebrova took part in 1008 bombing sorties against the Axis. Sebrova joined the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in 1943.
Ракобольская И. В., Кравцова Н. Ф. — «Нас называли ночными ведьмами». М.: Изд-во МГУ, 2005. — 336 с