Fear The Nachthexen!

January 6, 1943 The Nachthexen (Night Witches, as nicknamed by the Germans), an all female Russian bomber regiment founded by Colonel Marina Raskova, were officially acknowledged for meritorious service. The women flew over 24,000 sorties and dropped over 23,000 tons of bombs, piloting canvas and wood Polikarov biplanes, originally designed for cropdusting.