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Orwellian_Ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-05-09 08:44 AM
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57. Bump
Too late to rec.

Thanks Hannah.
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  -"Night Witches" The female fighter pilots of WW2 Hannah Bell  Nov-04-09 03:31 AM   #0 
  - PROUD to be the first rec!  lildreamer316   Nov-04-09 03:44 AM   #1 
  - beautiful women. I love the name.  roguevalley   Nov-04-09 02:43 PM   #20 
  - Yes, I recommended this too. We're lucky in this country we get to pick and choose who has to fight  Captain Hilts   Nov-04-09 08:35 PM   #39 
  - K&R  New Dawn   Nov-04-09 03:50 AM   #2 
  - "I too was there on Saint Crispin's Day  sarge43   Nov-04-09 04:03 AM   #3 
  - A little more about how the Nachthexen operated..  Fumesucker   Nov-04-09 04:13 AM   #4 
  - I've seen reference to these amazing women.  leveymg   Nov-04-09 04:37 AM   #5 
  - That's where I first read of them..  Fumesucker   Nov-05-09 06:19 AM   #48 
  - Thanks for that  blindpig   Nov-04-09 12:41 PM   #18 
  - OMG! WWI Bi-Planes!  burrowowl   Nov-04-09 09:33 PM   #44 
  - I just read about them....  Javaman   Nov-04-09 08:55 AM   #6 
  - Why have I never heard of this before?  SIMPLYB1980   Nov-04-09 08:58 AM   #7 
  - Cold War  Xithras   Nov-04-09 02:48 PM   #21 
  - But, we heard about women doctors...  Cerridwen   Nov-04-09 08:02 PM   #29 
  - For the same reason Anonymous was a woman.  sarge43   Nov-04-09 10:23 PM   #46 
  - I'm sure that has something to do with it, but  SIMPLYB1980   Nov-04-09 08:19 PM   #32 
  - You should have asked me!  Captain Hilts   Nov-04-09 07:58 PM   #28 
  - This is very interesting.  Berry Cool   Nov-04-09 09:02 AM   #8 
  - I saw some of them  saskawoo   Nov-04-09 09:08 AM   #9 
  - K&Rr for these heroic women  Vidar   Nov-04-09 09:41 AM   #10 
  - wow..never heard of that before...  Blue_Tires   Nov-04-09 09:51 AM   #11 
  - And there's also Lieutenant Lydia Litvyak  14thColony   Nov-04-09 11:26 AM   #12 
  - And the valiant Women's Battalion of Death during World War I  aint_no_life_nowhere   Nov-04-09 11:46 AM   #13 
  - K&R  Swede   Nov-04-09 11:48 AM   #14 
  - Wow. Thanks so much for posting this.  Matariki   Nov-04-09 11:56 AM   #15 
  - wow. tough ladies:  Soylent Brice   Nov-04-09 11:57 AM   #16 
  - Cornelia M. Fort - WASP Pilot, Female aviation pioneer.  ddeclue   Nov-04-09 11:57 AM   #17 
  - Wait....did I read that right?  femrap   Nov-04-09 05:33 PM   #22 
     - Jeff was the nickname she gave herself. Full name Jean Marie Donnell  sarge43   Nov-04-09 06:11 PM   #23 
        - Thx.  femrap   Nov-04-09 09:26 PM   #43 
  - kick  Hannah Bell   Nov-04-09 01:26 PM   #19 
  - Very cool !  Imajika   Nov-04-09 06:18 PM   #24 
  - Thanks! (n/t)  mitchum   Nov-04-09 06:22 PM   #25 
  - A late friend of mine wrote a novel based on the Night Witches  demodonkey   Nov-04-09 06:49 PM   #26 
  - Not fighters. Soviet women flew slow, vulnerable bombers. The men dominated the fighter planes. nt  Captain Hilts   Nov-04-09 07:57 PM   #27 
  - ??? n/t  Cerridwen   Nov-04-09 08:03 PM   #30 
  - The original OP refers to "combat" pilots and the term 'fighter' pilots  Captain Hilts   Nov-04-09 08:34 PM   #38 
     - Thanks. I appreciate you taking the time to  Cerridwen   Nov-04-09 08:36 PM   #40 
     - Sound like a lot of Navy vets I know!  Captain Hilts   Nov-04-09 08:46 PM   #41 
     - both.  Hannah Bell   Nov-05-09 07:16 AM   #50 
        - Yes, but the majority of women were flying bombers, as per your example at  Captain Hilts   Nov-05-09 07:58 AM   #51 
           - there was a fighter group, & apparently they flew a significant number of missions.  Hannah Bell   Nov-05-09 08:01 AM   #52 
              - I didn't say that didn't happen. nt  Captain Hilts   Nov-05-09 08:02 AM   #54 
                 - i didn't say you did.  Hannah Bell   Nov-05-09 08:04 AM   #55 
  - Tell that to Lydia Litvyak or Yekaterina Budanova  Posteritatis   Nov-04-09 08:29 PM   #36 
  - I didn't say women didn't fly fighters, but they mostly flew bombers. It's a sore spot.  Captain Hilts   Nov-04-09 08:31 PM   #37 
  - fighter pilots too.  Hannah Bell   Nov-05-09 07:14 AM   #49 
  - Very interesting read. thanks! +rec  Vehl   Nov-04-09 08:09 PM   #31 
  - "Night Witches" is a badass name! (NT)  Curtland1015   Nov-04-09 08:23 PM   #33 
  - When's the movie?  itsrobert   Nov-04-09 08:26 PM   #34 
  - That has to be one of the coolest  ellie   Nov-04-09 08:26 PM   #35 
  - Read the kind of novel, War of the Rats or see the movie "Enemy at the Gates." It's based on  Captain Hilts   Nov-04-09 08:47 PM   #42 
  - This story is REALLY FASCINATING! eom  burrowowl   Nov-04-09 09:47 PM   #45 
  - K&R. Very cool, thanks. n/t  Greyhound   Nov-05-09 01:10 AM   #47 
  - In Russia, WWII vets - men and women - often wear their medals every day. They aren't for  Captain Hilts   Nov-05-09 08:02 AM   #53 
     - The WWII Soviet causalities are estimated at 20 million.  sarge43   Nov-05-09 08:41 AM   #56 
  - Bump  Orwellian_Ghost   Nov-05-09 08:44 AM   #57 
 

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