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The Soviet Night Witches

Author : Pamela Dell
ISBN : 9781515779452
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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The Soviet Night Witches flew over 30,000 missions in planes made of almost nothing more than plywood and canvas. Learn more about the origin of the Night Witches and the amazing women who flew these missions and were indispensable to the war effort in WWII.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Night Witches

Author : Bruce Myles
ISBN : IND:30000045718008
Genre : History
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In 1941, as Nazi hordes swept east into the Soviet Union, a desperte call went out for women to join the Russian air force. The result - three entire regiments of women pilots and bombers - was a phenomenon unmatched in World II. Through interviews with these courageous pilots, the author uncovers their story. Soon to be a major motion picture.
Category: History

Tonight We Fly The Soviet Night Witches Of Wwii

Author : Claudia Hagen
ISBN : 1543036678
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The Soviet Night Witches were the most extraordinary and historically significant female fighting forces during WWII. These young women became the first in the world to fly combat missions, the first "stealth Bombers" in the truest sense of the term, and some of the most feared pilots during the war. They relentlessly bombed and harassed German strongholds in the dark of night. The Germans despised them, placed bounties on them and called them Nachtexen, Night Witches. They were the most highly decorated regiment in the Soviet Air Force. AND, there was no witchcraft involved!

Night Witches

Author : Kathryn Lasky
ISBN : 9780545683111
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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16-year-old Valya knows what it feels like to fly. She's a pilot who's always felt more at home soaring through the sky than down on earth. But since the Germans surrounded Stalingrad, Valya's been forced to stay on the ground and watch her city crumble. When her mother is killed during the siege, Valya is left with one burning desire: to join up with her older sister, a member of the famous and feared Night Witches-a brigade of young female pilots. Using all her wits, Valya manages to get past the German blockage and find the Night Witches' base . . . and that's when the REAL danger starts. The women have been assigned a critical mission. If they succeed, they'll inflict serious damage on the Nazis. If they fail, they'll face death . . . or even worse horrors. Historical fiction master Lasky sheds light on the war's unsung heroes-daredevil girls who took to the skies to fight for their country-in an action-packed thrill ride that'll leave you electrified and breathless.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Night Witches

Author : Fergus Mason
ISBN : 9781629173870
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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From 1942 until the end of World War II, the Soviets had a secret weapon: women. The 588th Night Bomber Regiment was one of the most decorated units; each member had flew more than 800 missions by the end of the war, and twenty-three were awarded the Hero of the Soviet Union (the highest distinction). Despite all the awards, the unit is largely forgot now. This book looks at the history of one of the most daring aviations units ever commissioned.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Night Witches

Author : Mirren Hogan
ISBN : 1988281164
Genre : Fiction
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Nadia Valinsky is a young female pilot and university student from Moscow. When the Germans invade the Soviet Union in 1941, she wants to fight to defend her country. In October 1941 Marina Raskova, a famous female aviator asks for volunteers and Nadia signs up right away. She is offered a place in the training regiment as a navigator. The regiment travels to Engles Air Force base and commence training for the dangers that are to come as the Soviet Union fight off the Nazi invasion. Nadia meets many new friends -- both female and male -- but will they all survive the horrors of WWII?
Category: Fiction

A Dance With Death

Author : Anne Noggle
ISBN : 1585441775
Genre : History
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For their heroism and success against the enemy, two of the women's regiments were honored by designation as "Guard" regiments. At least thirty women were decorated with the gold star of Hero of the Soviet Union, their nation's highest award.
Category: History

The Night Witches Russian Combat Pilots Wwii Heroines Of The Soviet Union

Author : Emma Gee
ISBN : 1311810501
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The Night WitchesCombat Pilots WWIIHeroines of the Soviet UnionBy Emma GeeEager young Russian women pilots, some of them still teen-agers, fearlessly fly night bombing missions at the Russian front. They fly outdated Polikarpov Po-2 open cockpit biplanes converted to bombers. These courageous night bomber crews drop their payload of bombs relentlessly on the German invaders during the Great Patriotic War of Russia 1941-1945 during WWII. While caught in the blinding searchlights, they face the overwhelming superiority of the Messerschmitt fighter planes of the German Luftwaffe along with the endless barrage of the enemy anti-aircraft guns on every sortie.At first, the Russian Military turned away the young female volunteers, telling them to go home and help their mothers, but as the German invasion of Russia progresses, they accepted the female pilots to train as combat pilots. As the war rages on, the courageous women demonstrate their resolve, their male counter parts respectfully refer to the highly decorated airwomen of the night bomber regiment as their 'brave little sisters.'To the German soldier, they are the Nachthexen, the dreaded 'Night Witches' because of the quiet swoosh of the silenced engines of the Po-2 biplanes, which reminds them of the swooshing sound of a witches broom flying through the air. The constant harassment bombing in the dead of the night, leave the Germans with little rest.Romance at the front is often just a brief encounter, a kiss goodbye with the hopes of meeting again after the war is over. Some of the airwomen meet soldiers, fall in love, and marry, only to find themselves widowed not long afterwards; that is the way of life on the front lines.The daredevils of the all-woman night bombing regiment fly between 10 and 18 missions a night in any kind of hazardous weather conditions. Many of them receive the 'Hero of the Soviet Union' award, the country's highest honor, some posthumously, for their awe-inspiring bravery. These courageous young aviators, the only women combat night bombers of WWII, play a significant role in defeating the German invaders and driving them out of their beloved Russia.

Garth Ennis Battlefields Vol 1

Author : Garth Ennis
ISBN : 9781606900284
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Late summer, 1942. As the German army smashes deep into Soviet Russia and the defenders of the Motherland retreat in disarray, a new bomber squadron arrives at a Russian forward airbase. Its crews will fly flimsy wooden biplanes on lethal night missions over German lines, risking fiery death as they fling themselves against the invader- but for these pilots, the consequences of capture will be even worse. For the pilots of the 599th Night Bomber Regiment are women. In the deadly skies of the Eastern front, they will become a legend- known, to friend and foe alike, as the Night Witches. Featuring issues 1-3 of the Night Witches series!
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Flying For Her Country

Author : Amy Goodpaster Strebe
ISBN : 0275994341
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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American and Russian women served vailantly as pilots during the Second World War, in spite of gender discrimination and the lack of postwar aviation opportunities.
Category: Biography & Autobiography