At the height of World War II, the Soviet pilots of the 588th Night Bomber regiment set themselves apart for their fearless tactics. Though civilians on the ground often witnessed these boys' derring-do, nobody ever saw them outside of their flight helmets. That's because the pilots of the 588th weren't boys at all. Meet the Night Witches.
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Russian Night Witches
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"Night witches" were Russia's all-female fighter pilots in World War II. 01:00
Soviet night witches would fly as many as 18 missions in a single night. 02:33
If a German killed a night witch in WWII, automatically that soldier is awarded an iron cross. 03:27
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