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November 08, 2009

Night Witches

The scary Russian women pilots of World War II.

One cold spring day in 1943, two junior lieutenants, Tamara Pamyatnykh and Raisa Surnachevskaya, were on a routine patrol over a Soviet railway junction. Suddenly they were confronted by an armada of 42 German bombers - they reacted immediately.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at November 8, 2009 07:28 AM