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Wings, women, and war : soviet airwomen in world war ii combat.

Author: Reina Pennington
Publisher: Lawrence : University Pr Of Kansas, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Soviet Union was the first nation to allow women pilots to fly combat missions. During World War II the Red Air Force formed three all-female units -- grouped into separate fighter, dive bomber, and night bomber regiments -- while also recruiting other women to fly with mostly male units. Their amazing story, fully recounted for the first time by Reina Pennington, honors a group of fearless and determined women  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Reina Pennington
ISBN: 0700615547 9780700615544
OCLC Number: 153580082
Description: pages
Contents: Introduction --
Before the war --
Recruitment and training of Aviation Group 122 --
The 46th Guards Night Bomber Aviation Regiment --
The 125th Guards Bomber Aviation Regiment --
The 586th Fighter Aviation Regiment --
Women at war in mostly male regiments --
Demobilization and postwar experiences --
Conclusion --
Appendixes. Lists of regimental personnel --
Female Heroes of the Soviet Union --
Thoughts on sources and historiography --
About the author.

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The Soviet Union was the first nation to allow women pilots to fly combat missions. Their amazing story, fully recounted for the first time by Reina Pennington, honours a group of fearless and  Read more...

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Pennington's chilling tale of savage combat and incredible bravery and of the struggle of these pilots for recognition and acceptance will forever bury the myth that women cannot fight. A masterful Read more...

 
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