Natalya Fyodorovna Meklin (born Kravtsova) -1922–2005 - was a much decorated World War II combat pilot in one of the three women-only Soviet air regiments. They were nicknamed the 'Night Witches' by their German opponents. Born in the Ukraine, in 1940 she joined the glider school at the Kiev Young Pioneer Palace. In 1942 when she was 19, she joined the Night Witches, piloting a Polikarpov Po-2 light bomber, and by the end of the war had flown 980 night missions. by guadalupe
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guadalupe Natalya Fyodorovna Meklin (born Kravtsova) -1922–2005 - was a much decorated World War II combat pilot in one of the three women-only Soviet air regiments. They were nicknamed the 'Night Witches' by their German opponents. Born in the Ukraine, in 1940 she joined the glider school at the Kiev Young Pioneer Palace. In 1942 when she was 19, she joined the Night Witches, piloting a Polikarpov Po-2 light bomber, and by the end of the war had flown 980 night missions.
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During the Nazi onslaught on her country in World War Two, teenage Natalya Meklin, scrounging whatever planes she could find, even bi-planes, flew 840 combat missions in less than three years time. Hero of the Soviet Union award recipient. by ruby_fowler
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ruby_fowler During the Nazi onslaught on her country in World War Two, teenage Natalya Meklin, scrounging whatever planes she could find, even bi-planes, flew 840 combat missions in less than three years time. Hero of the Soviet Union award recipient.
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Hiuaz Kairovna Dospanova (1922-2008), the only female pilot and navigator from Kazakhstan to serve during the Second World War. Dospanova made more than 300 combat missions and was seriously injured in April 1943 while making a landing in blackout conditions; she survived the crash but fractured both legs. Three months later, she returned to the regiment to continue fighting, going all the way to Berlin for the victory. by Famous_fashion
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Famous_fashion Hiuaz Kairovna Dospanova (1922-2008), the only female pilot and navigator from Kazakhstan to serve during the Second World War. Dospanova made more than 300 combat missions and was seriously injured in April 1943 while making a landing in blackout conditions; she survived the crash but fractured both legs. Three months later, she returned to the regiment to continue fighting, going all the way to Berlin for the victory.
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Bruce Perry Crandall (born February 17, 1933) is a retired US Army officer who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Ia Drang. During the battle he flew 22 missions in an unarmed helicopter into enemy fire to bring ammunition and supplies and evacuate the wounded. By the end of the Vietnam War, he had flown over 900 combat missions. by lavonne
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lavonne Bruce Perry Crandall (born February 17, 1933) is a retired US Army officer who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Ia Drang. During the battle he flew 22 missions in an unarmed helicopter into enemy fire to bring ammunition and supplies and evacuate the wounded. By the end of the Vietnam War, he had flown over 900 combat missions.
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“Stagecoach” Mary Fields (c. 1832-1914) was born a slave in Tennessee and following the Civil War, she moved to the pioneer community of by Ana Q.
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Ana Q. “Stagecoach” Mary Fields (c. 1832-1914) was born a slave in Tennessee and following the Civil War, she moved to the pioneer community of
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Krystyna Skarbek: (born 1908 & died 1952) was a Polish Special Operations Executive (SOE) agent. She became celebrated especially for her daring exploits in intelligence and irregular-warfare missions in Nazi-occupied Poland and France. She became a British agent months before the SOE was founded in July 1940 and was one of the longest-serving of all Britain’s wartime women agents. by Eva0707
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Eva0707 Krystyna Skarbek: (born 1908 & died 1952) was a Polish Special Operations Executive (SOE) agent. She became celebrated especially for her daring exploits in intelligence and irregular-warfare missions in Nazi-occupied Poland and France. She became a British agent months before the SOE was founded in July 1940 and was one of the longest-serving of all Britain’s wartime women agents.
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Karl Radermacher (born 1922) was conscripted into the German Army in 1942 and quickly built a reputation as a valiant combat leader. Winning the Iron Cross 2nd class, he went on to complete other heroic deeds and become the recipient of the Knight's Cross and the rare and much sought after Close Combat Clasp in Gold, awarded to him by Himmler personally when he was promoted to lieutenant.Postwar, he worked as a grocer and a bank employee and retired in 1987. by nita
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nita Karl Radermacher (born 1922) was conscripted into the German Army in 1942 and quickly built a reputation as a valiant combat leader. Winning the Iron Cross 2nd class, he went on to complete other heroic deeds and become the recipient of the Knight's Cross and the rare and much sought after Close Combat Clasp in Gold, awarded to him by Himmler personally when he was promoted to lieutenant.Postwar, he worked as a grocer and a bank employee and retired in 1987.
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Harriet Tubman (born Araminta Ross; c. March 1822 – March 10, 1913) was an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian and Union spy during the American Civil War. After escaping from slavery, into which she was born, she made 13 missions to rescue more than 70 slaves using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad. She later helped John Brown recruit men for his raid on Harpers Ferry, and in the post-war era struggled for women's suffrage by carmen
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carmen Harriet Tubman (born Araminta Ross; c. March 1822 – March 10, 1913) was an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian and Union spy during the American Civil War. After escaping from slavery, into which she was born, she made 13 missions to rescue more than 70 slaves using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad. She later helped John Brown recruit men for his raid on Harpers Ferry, and in the post-war era struggled for women's suffrage
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Soviet Pe-2 bomber and crew. Soviet pilots preparing for a flight in a Pe-2 bomber during World War II. This bomber was built by the design bureau led by Soviet aviation engineer Vladimir Petlyakov (1891-1942). Photographed in Russia in June 1942. by ruby
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ruby Soviet Pe-2 bomber and crew. Soviet pilots preparing for a flight in a Pe-2 bomber during World War II. This bomber was built by the design bureau led by Soviet aviation engineer Vladimir Petlyakov (1891-1942). Photographed in Russia in June 1942.
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Pilots of the 588th Night Bomber Regiment, a ka the "Night Witches," walk in front of a line of Po-2s at a Soviet air force base in 1944. by guadalupe
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guadalupe Pilots of the 588th Night Bomber Regiment, a ka the "Night Witches," walk in front of a line of Po-2s at a Soviet air force base in 1944.
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Christmas in Kiev, Ukraine by Joann E Granger
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Nadezhda Popova was a Russian female pilot during WWII. The German military called her one of the "Nachthexen", or "Night Witches" She flew 852 decoy missions in a canvas winged plane. Dropped food and medicine to Russian marines trapped on the beach at Malaya Zemlya. She had to fly so low that she heard their cheers. After the mission, she found 42 bullet holes in her plane.She died on July 8, 2013 at the age of 91 by rosiete
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rosiete Nadezhda Popova was a Russian female pilot during WWII. The German military called her one of the "Nachthexen", or "Night Witches" She flew 852 decoy missions in a canvas winged plane. Dropped food and medicine to Russian marines trapped on the beach at Malaya Zemlya. She had to fly so low that she heard their cheers. After the mission, she found 42 bullet holes in her plane.She died on July 8, 2013 at the age of 91
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Loft in Kiev, Ukraine by Kirstin Nielsen
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Esther Jane Williams (August 8, 1921 – June 6, 2013) was an American competitive swimmer and MGM movie actress.Williams set multiple national and regional swimming records in her late teens as part of the Los Angeles Athletic Club swim team. Unable to compete in the 1940 Summer Olympics because of the outbreak of World War II, she joined Billy Rose's Aquacade. Williams died in her sleep in her Los Angeles home. She was two months shy of her 92nd by annmarie
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annmarie Esther Jane Williams (August 8, 1921 – June 6, 2013) was an American competitive swimmer and MGM movie actress.Williams set multiple national and regional swimming records in her late teens as part of the Los Angeles Athletic Club swim team. Unable to compete in the 1940 Summer Olympics because of the outbreak of World War II, she joined Billy Rose's Aquacade. Williams died in her sleep in her Los Angeles home. She was two months shy of her 92nd
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Brig. Gen. Steve Ritchie (Ret.), a command pilot with more than 3,000 flying hours, is our last American Ace. He became the only Air Force Pilot Ace of the Vietnam War and the only American pilot to down five MiG-21's. Having flown more than 800 hours of combat during 339 missions, he is one of the most decorated pilots in military history. Ritchie realized that he survived hundreds of hours of combat only because of the support from thousands by guadalupe
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guadalupe Brig. Gen. Steve Ritchie (Ret.), a command pilot with more than 3,000 flying hours, is our last American Ace. He became the only Air Force Pilot Ace of the Vietnam War and the only American pilot to down five MiG-21's. Having flown more than 800 hours of combat during 339 missions, he is one of the most decorated pilots in military history. Ritchie realized that he survived hundreds of hours of combat only because of the support from thousands
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Artist - Natasha Milashevich was born in 1967 in Dushanbe in the former Soviet Union (currently Tajikistan). by juliet
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juliet Artist - Natasha Milashevich was born in 1967 in Dushanbe in the former Soviet Union (currently Tajikistan).
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Soviet soldier in Stalingrad 1942 - fighting in the factories by marguerite
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marguerite Soviet soldier in Stalingrad 1942 - fighting in the factories
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Nazi Persecution of Soviet Prisoners of War. Column of Soviet prisoners of war from the Ukrainian front. Kharkov, Soviet Union, June 18, 1942. by juliet
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juliet Nazi Persecution of Soviet Prisoners of War. Column of Soviet prisoners of war from the Ukrainian front. Kharkov, Soviet Union, June 18, 1942.
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Green rooftops in Kiev, Ukraine by olga
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German military transport aircraft S-52 (Junkers 52) in flight. Nicknamed "Auntie Ju", the S-52 was in continuous production from 1932 to 1945. She saw both civilian and military use. During the war, the S-52 was the primary transport plane of the Luftwaffe in the troop and supplies transport role. S-52s could be seen in service well into the 1980s. by nannie
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nannie German military transport aircraft S-52 (Junkers 52) in flight. Nicknamed "Auntie Ju", the S-52 was in continuous production from 1932 to 1945. She saw both civilian and military use. During the war, the S-52 was the primary transport plane of the Luftwaffe in the troop and supplies transport role. S-52s could be seen in service well into the 1980s.
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TWILIGHT: Born in 1843 in Texas, JASPER Whitlock joined the Confederate forces in the Civil War. This photo from 1862 was taken shortly after he enlisted. Jasper rose to the rank of Major in the war. He was changed to a vampire in 1863 and after meeting the Cullen family in 1950 he took the name Hale. by terry
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terry TWILIGHT: Born in 1843 in Texas, JASPER Whitlock joined the Confederate forces in the Civil War. This photo from 1862 was taken shortly after he enlisted. Jasper rose to the rank of Major in the war. He was changed to a vampire in 1863 and after meeting the Cullen family in 1950 he took the name Hale.
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Burgess Meredith joined the United States Army Air Corps in February, 1942 and eventually reached the rank of Captain. He transferred to the Office of War Information and was involved in making films for GIs. He was discharged in 1945 to work on the movie, The Story of G.I. Joe. by susan62
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susan62 Burgess Meredith joined the United States Army Air Corps in February, 1942 and eventually reached the rank of Captain. He transferred to the Office of War Information and was involved in making films for GIs. He was discharged in 1945 to work on the movie, The Story of G.I. Joe.
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Simo Häyhä in 1940 with his jaw deformed due to injury from an enemy bullet.Simo Häyhä (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈsimɔ ˈhæy̯hæ]; December 17, 1905 – April 1, 2002), nicknamed "White Death" (Russian: Белая смерть, Belaya Smert; Finnish: valkoinen kuolema; Swedish: den vita döden) by the Red Army, was a Finnish sniper. Using a modified Mosin–Nagant in the Winter War, he has the highest recorded number of confirmed sniper kills – 505 – in any major war. by sharron
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sharron Simo Häyhä in 1940 with his jaw deformed due to injury from an enemy bullet.Simo Häyhä (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈsimɔ ˈhæy̯hæ]; December 17, 1905 – April 1, 2002), nicknamed "White Death" (Russian: Белая смерть, Belaya Smert; Finnish: valkoinen kuolema; Swedish: den vita döden) by the Red Army, was a Finnish sniper. Using a modified Mosin–Nagant in the Winter War, he has the highest recorded number of confirmed sniper kills – 505 – in any major war.
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Brian Keith - joined the United States Marine Corps (1942–1945). He served during World War II as an air gunner (he was a radio-gunner in the rear cockpit of a two-man Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber in a U.S. Marine squadron), and received an Air Medal. by marcia
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marcia Brian Keith - joined the United States Marine Corps (1942–1945). He served during World War II as an air gunner (he was a radio-gunner in the rear cockpit of a two-man Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber in a U.S. Marine squadron), and received an Air Medal.
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Nina Mae McKinney [1912-1967] In Europe McKinney was nicknamed the “Black Garbo,” because of her striking beauty. In December 1932, she went to Paris, where she performed as a cabaret entertainer in nighttime hot spots or restaurants, including Chez Florence. In February 1933, she starred in a show called Chocolate and Cream in the Leicester Square Theatre in London. She also worked in Athens, Greece, and returned there after World War II. by jeannine
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jeannine Nina Mae McKinney [1912-1967] In Europe McKinney was nicknamed the “Black Garbo,” because of her striking beauty. In December 1932, she went to Paris, where she performed as a cabaret entertainer in nighttime hot spots or restaurants, including Chez Florence. In February 1933, she starred in a show called Chocolate and Cream in the Leicester Square Theatre in London. She also worked in Athens, Greece, and returned there after World War II.
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