Soviet female pilots Nina Ulyanenko Commander of the unit (deputy leader) of the Guards Night Bomber Regiment of the Night Bomber Division of the Air Army of the Belorussian Front,( 905 armed sorties) Guard lieutenant
Soviet Air Force officers Rufina Gasheva night combat missions) and Nataly Meklin night combat missions) decorated as Heroes of the Soviet Union for their service with the famed Night Witches unit during World War II.
Lyudmila Pavlichenko, Soviet sniper during WWII. A student at the time, Pavlichenko was among the first to volunteer for the armed forced when the Soviet Union was invaded and declined the opportunity to serve as a nurse instead of a soldier.
Female lieutenant in Medical Services of the Soviet army, Medal for Courage, two Medals for Battle Merit, Medal "For the Defence of the Caucasus." Russian women in WWII were strong, powerful and full of love of country.