Khiuaz Dospanova

1922 - 2008

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Khiuaz Qayrkyzy Dospanova (Russian: Хиуаз Каировна Доспанова, Kazakh: Хиуаз Қайырқызы Доспанова; 15 May 1922 – 20 May 2008) was a Kazakh pilot and navigator who served during World War II in the 588th Night Bomber Regiment, nicknamed the "Night Witches." In addition to being the first Kazakh woman officer in the Soviet Air Force, she was the only Kazakh woman to serve in the "Night Witches". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Khiuaz Dospanova has received more than 36,842 page views. Her biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Khiuaz Dospanova is the 1,056th most popular military personnel (down from 972nd in 2019), the 29th most popular biography from Kazakhstan and the 3rd most popular Kazakhstani Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Khiuaz Dospanova ranks 1,056 out of 1,466Before her are Alberto Bayo, Paul Bader, Friedrich Freiherr Kress von Kressenstein, Samad bey Mehmandarov, Wilhelm Reinhard von Neipperg, and Pyotr Koshevoy. After her are Otelo Saraiva de Carvalho, Nuri Killigil, Petar Bojović, Hubert Lanz, Akashi Motojiro, and Gonzalo Queipo de Llano.

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Among people born in 1922, Khiuaz Dospanova ranks 187Before her are Francisco Aramburu, Adil Çarçani, Roy Salvadori, William Baumol, Elsa Joubert, and Luiz Bonfá. After her are Egon Bahr, Vsevolod Bobrov, Jack Klugman, George McGovern, Martin Gray, and Virgilio Noè. Among people deceased in 2008, Khiuaz Dospanova ranks 127Before her are Majel Barrett, Cornell Capa, Jean-Daniel Cadinot, Freddie Hubbard, Evelyn Keyes, and Mieczysław Rakowski. After her are Géza Kalocsay, Joan Segarra, Stanley Kamel, Dorival Caymmi, Mikel Laboa, and Anthony Mamo.

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Among people born in Kazakhstan, Khiuaz Dospanova ranks 29 out of 116Before her are Abul Khair Khan (1693), Wladimir Klitschko (1976), Manshuk Mametova (1922), Vladimir Shatalov (1927), Mukaghali Makatayev (1931), and Oleg Yankovsky (1944). After her are Mustafa Shokay (1890), Nina Lobkovskaya (1925), Zhaksylyk Ushkempirov (1951), Talgat Musabayev (1951), Alexander Dutov (1864), and Timur Bekmambetov (1961).


Among military personnels born in Kazakhstan, Khiuaz Dospanova ranks 3Before her are Lavr Kornilov (1870) and Manshuk Mametova (1922). After her are Nina Lobkovskaya (1925).