WWII Women Heroes of the Soviet Union

Discussion in 'The Women of WW2' started by Zoya, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. Zoya

    Zoya Partisan

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    Lydia Litvak (above), fighter ace: Lydia Litvyak - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Anna Yegorova, pilot: Anna Yegorova - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Katya Budanova, hero of the Russian Federation, awarded 1993: Katya Budanova - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Natalya Myeklin, fighter pilot: Natalya Myeklin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Mariya Dolina, bomber pilot: Mariya Dolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Maria Baida, WWII scout in the Crimea: Maria Baida - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Lyudmila Pavlichenko, sniper: Lyudmila Pavlichenko - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
  2. Korps Steiner

    Korps Steiner Senior Member

    Natalya V Koshova and Mariya S Polivanova both snipers who scored over 300 kills in the Battles around Leningrad , killed in action together on 14/8/1942 near Novgorod

    Lyudmila Pavlichenko , sniper 309 kills.

    92 Women were made Heroes of the Soviet union.

    21 Members of the famous womens 46th Guards Aviation Regt , the " Night Witches " became HOSU .

    regards

    Paul
     
  3. Zoya

    Zoya Partisan

    Thanks for the add. info, Paul :)
     
  4. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    Fantastic thread Zoya! Well done and good post Paul.
     
  5. Owen

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  6. Zoya

    Zoya Partisan

    ...and in bare feet!
    My, those women were tough!
     
  7. Korps Steiner

    Korps Steiner Senior Member

    Col Anatoly Kozlov , Chairman of the Stalingrad Veterans Association together with two Heroines of the Soviet Union :)

    Victory day in Stalingrad / Volgograd .

    Anatoly was party of a Guards Tank Korps and fought at Stalingrad / Kursk / Poland / East Germany and Berlin.

    The ladies drove trucks of supplies and ammo from Iran to Stalingrad and then followed the Red Army to Berlin being under fire many times, they thoroughly deserved the medals they wear.

    On this day we spent the entire day with them and other Russian vets at the Mamayev Kurgan and then had a wonderful picnic and many Vodkas in the steppe at Rossoschka as we listened to their stories and beautiful singing. :) :)

    Paul
     

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  8. Zoya

    Zoya Partisan

    Sounds like a great experience, Paul.
    Thanks for that photo :)
     
  9. 4th wilts

    4th wilts Discharged

    thanks for the links comrade zoya,brave women indeed.yours,lee.
     
  10. chipmunk wallah

    chipmunk wallah Senior Member

    "Natalya Myeklin, fighter pilot"
    Shouldnt that be Bomber Pilot Z'? As she was one of the famous Night Witches.
    (and in my humble and irelevant opinion bloomin gorgeous too :) )
     
  11. Zoya

    Zoya Partisan

    This is from Wikipedia, but there is no guarantee of its accuracy, as no sources are cited:

    Natalya Myeklin (Меклин, Наталия Федоровна) was a much decorated World War II combat pilot in one of the three women-only Russian air regiments nicknamed the 'Night Witches' by their German opponents.

    She was born on September 8, 1922, in Lubny, Ukraine. In 1940 she joined the glider school at the Kiev Young Pioneer Palace. When she was 19, in 1942 she joined the Night Witches, piloting a Polikarpov Po-2 light bomber, and by the end of the war had flown 980 night missions.

    After the war she worked as a translator before retiring. She became a member of the Union of Soviet Writers.

    Honours
    What an amazing woman! :)
     
  12. chipmunk wallah

    chipmunk wallah Senior Member

    Well acording to my Ospray book Female HSU's she was in the Night witches.....mind you,Ospray/wiki...neither all that bothered about letting the facts get in the way of things...ocasionally...:)
     

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