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This is the incredible TRUE story of the only female fighter pilots of WWII. All female. All true. This history is hers.

Produced by Gabrielle Pickle and Meg Messmer

“Nobody knows the exact date the Germans started calling us Night Witches.
We were bombing German positions every night and none of us were ever shot down, so the German's began saying these are Night Witches, because it seemed impossible to kill us.”

A Dance with death by anne Noggle




Brynn Holland
June 6, 2017
Pennington, Reina. “Not Just Night Witches.” Air Force Magazine, October 2014, 58-62.
Pennington, Reina. Wings, Women, & War: Soviet Airwomen in World War II Combat. Edited by Theodore Wilson. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2001.
The Night Witches Part 1: Marina Raskova
Uploaded by MagzTV
Night Witches: The Forgotten Heroines of the Soviet Union
NHD Senior Individual Documentary, by Sydney Dell
Posted on YouTube March 5, 2018

NBC News Learn

A Dance With Death: Soviet Airwomen of WWII, by Anne Noggle
Chronicles of Courage: Night Witches
Posted May 3, 2020
Night Witches — Film by Gunilla Bresky, 6 Parts
Posted Feb 27, 2013
Night Witches – Polikarpov Po-2 Flight
Posted Oct 17, 2012
Fantasy of Flight
The Night Witches and World War II
Posted March 25, 2017
Kim Green, editor of Red Sky Black Death
The Unwomanly Face of War is published by Penguin Classics. 
Svetlana Alexievich


Night Witches: The Amazing Story of Russia’s Women Pilots in World War II, by Bruce Myles

Colorized photos:
Used with permission by Klimbim


Colorized photos:
Used with permission by Klimbim