Last night seventy-eight years ago, Stalin ordered the deployment of three all-female Soviet air force units to help the Soviet Union combat invading Nazi forces. Less a year later they flew their first mission to successfully bomb the headquarters of invading Nazi forces.
The fought valiantly using hand-me-downs and relics, cast off equipment no longer suitable for male pilots.
Animation Workshop: Nachthexen – Reminiscence of a 588th Veteran
New York Time Op-Doc: The Night Witch
MAKE A PLAN, MAKE AN INVESTMENT, MAKE A DIFFERENCE. WE CAN HELP.SM
588th Night Bomber Regiment in 1942 – Public Domain
Polikarpov Po-2 – Douzeff, CC BY-SA 3.0
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