Obit for WW2 Soviet Woman Bomber Piltot

Discussion in 'The Intelligence Cell' started by Wordsmith, Jul 11, 2013.

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  1. Wordsmith

    Wordsmith LE Book Reviewer

    This was in the Telegraph - I found it interesting.

    Nadezhda Popova - Telegraph

    Another little known facet of the Second world War.

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  2. hotel_california

    hotel_california LE Book Reviewer

  3. 18 sorties in one night!!! Given that apart from the 'being shot at' bit, take off and landing are the most dangerous phases of flight that is absolutely remarkable.
  4. I met one of them once in Moscow. When I asked how she ended up doing that in the war, she said she was in a group of gymnasts, and one day soon after the war started (for them) a recruiter came in and said they were all going to do aircrew training.
    Bizarre! Nice old dear, tough as boots.

  5. Truly NAILS
  6. mercurydancer

    mercurydancer LE Book Reviewer

    852 missions? With unreliable aircraft and negligible survival if something went wrong? Brave beyond any imaginings.

    Russia has lost a heroine. I am in Moscow next week, and I shall make remembrance for her.