Happy Birthday Marina Mikhailovna Raskova

March 28, 1912 Marina Mikhailovna Raskova, the “Russian Amelia Earhart” was born.She joined one of the all female Soviet air regiments during WWII and became the first woman navigator in the Soviet Air Force. She taught flying at Zhukovskii Air Academy and set many speed and endurance records. Her goal had been to become an opera singer, but when she was seven years old her father was killed in a motorcycle accident and she devoted herself to science.