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Nadia of the Night Witches

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Published by Royal Fireworks Press in Unionville, N.Y .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Soviet Union
    • Subjects:
    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, Soviet -- Juvenile fiction.,
    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations -- Fiction.,
    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Soviet Union -- Fiction.,
    • Soviet Union -- Fiction.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Tom Townsend.
      GenreJuvenile fiction., Fiction.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPZ7.T666 Nag 1998
      The Physical Object
      Pagination153 p. ;
      Number of Pages153
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL493742M
      ISBN 100880922737
      LC Control Number98226273
      OCLC/WorldCa40990030

      The downside? German planes were too fast to stay on their tails or keep up with their turns. More than 8, women fought in the charnel house of Stalingrad. This made the top speed of the Po-2 biplanes slower than the stalling speed of the German fighters. In a flashback we see why: the family farm is bombed, her family is killed, and a near-crazed and bloodied Nadia is rescued from two German soldiers by a female pilot, Lilly, who swoops out of the air in a PO-2 and flies the girl to the safety of the Night Witches base. And in her helmet.

      Their uniforms were hand-me-downs from male pilots. By the time I got back, four of our planes had perished with eight girls in them burned alive Each night, in general, 40 planes—each crewed by two women, a pilot and a navigator—would fly eight or more more missions. In a flashback we see why: the family farm is bombed, her family is killed, and a near-crazed and bloodied Nadia is rescued from two German soldiers by a female pilot, Lilly, who swoops out of the air in a PO-2 and flies the girl to the safety of the Night Witches base. In 30, missions over four years, they dumped 23, tons of bombs on the German invaders, ultimately helping to chase them back to Berlin.

      The winter of was brutally cold, with temperatures plunging as low as F and countless snow storms. The storm finally blew itself out around midnight, and the exhausted women, soaked to the skin and half frozen, could finally rest. Then they would restart their engines and fly away. The women of the th flew their first bombing mission on June 8, Popova, who died at 91 on July 8 in Moscow, was inspired both by patriotism and a desire for revenge. Author: Brynn Holland They flew under the cover of darkness in bare-bones plywood biplanes.


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Nadia of the Night Witches book

The women had to fight both enemy aircraft as well as the resentment of their male colleagues. One way or another, a remarkable chapter of the most awful war ever fought is ending.

Share this book. Despite her parents' opposition, she pursued her new passion and obtained her flying license. And really, in this country, who knew?

Khiuaz Dospanova Other women's regiments[ edit ] On 8 OctoberOrder number specified the creation of three women's regiments—all personnel from technicians to pilots would be entirely composed of women. These planes, which rarely had ammunition to defend themselves, would release a flare to light up the intended target.

I've given what appear to be the best numbers. Their maximum speed was slower than the stall speed of the Nazi planes, which meant these wooden planes, ironically, could maneuver faster than the enemy, making them hard to target.

They would then glide in silently, release their bombs, then restart their engines and fly home. Their distinctive sound came to terrorize the soldiers. He attended high school at the Munich American School in Germany, where his father was an Army officer.

They dropped tons of bombs from their tiny planes. After returning, she found her aircraft riddled with bullet holes, right down to her map and helmet.

Many of the Witches flew so low to the ground that they were hidden by hedgerows! The pilots did what anyone piloting a plane made of plywood would do when confronted with enemy craft and enemy fire: they ducked. They were feared and hated so much by the Nazis that any German airman who downed one was automatically awarded the prestigious Iron Cross medal.

Kukuruznik means crop-duster, and that's what those primitive planes really were. The tiny planes' flimsiness was in some ways an asset: their maximum speed was lower than the stall speed of the Nazi planes, meaning that the pilots could maneuver their craft with much more agility than their attackers.

Disbanded and Overlooked Their last flight took place on May 4, —when the Night Witches flew within 60 kilometers approx. By the fall the Germans were pressing on Moscow, Leningrad was under siege and the Red Army was struggling.Buy the Paperback Book Night Witches by Mirren Hogan at hildebrandsguld.com, Canada's largest bookstore.

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Nadezhda Popova

Nadia Valinsky was a student teacher in Moscow until Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union. Determined to defend her people, she joins the Air Force; where the famous aviator Marina Raskova is. Night Witches User Review - sheridan27 - hildebrandsguld.com I came across the history of these women flyers quite by accident after seeing the plane they flew at an airshow.

I found the book to be full of history that I knew little about.5/5(2). Get this from a library! NIGHT WITCHES. [MIRREN HOGAN] -- Nadia Valinsky was a student teacher in Moscow until Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union. Determined to defend her people, she joins the Air Force; where the famous aviator Marina Raskova is.

Jul 15,  · She and her comrades were known by the Germans as the "Night Witches." Nadia Popova has passed away in Moscow, aged Nadezhda Popova at an official reception in.

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