Monday, July 15, 2013

The Night Witch is Dead

Nadezhda Popova, 91, died this weekShe flew 852 missions against the Nazis in World War 2.

The aircraft, made of wood and fabric, were slow and cumbersome.  They had no radio, no guns and no parachutes.  



1 comment:

edutcher said...

The Russkies lost 3 men for every Kraut they killed, so they had to make up the losses.

Note, however, they didn't continue the practice after the war.