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In the sky - Soviet pilots: from the history of the Great Patriotic War

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In the sky - Soviet pilots: from the history of the Great Patriotic War

Women during the Great Patriotic War. How can the tongue turn to call them the weaker sex? They stood at the machines for many hours in factories, they baked bread for the besieged Leningrad, they nursed the wounded in hospitals, taking them out of the battlefield. And a considerable number of women fought with the enemy directly on the fronts, along with male fellow soldiers.


So, three women's air regiments with battles reached Königsberg and Berlin, causing enormous damage to the Nazi invaders. The statistics of the times of the Great Patriotic War leads to a telling fact: 43 women were awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union, and 28 of them are female pilots.

More than 50 years ago, the documentary film "My Troubled Happiness" was released in the USSR. It is dedicated to female pilots of the war years. The tape was prepared on the basis of the memoirs of the women veterans themselves, including the diary memoirs of the Hero of the Soviet Union Yevgenia Rudneva, navigator Galina Dokutovich.

In the propaganda videos of the Third Reich, pointing to Soviet women on the fronts, they stated the following:

The Russians are doing very badly. They even force women to fight.

And then the Nazis could not grasp a simple truth: tens of thousands of women across the country themselves came to the military registration and enlistment offices and asked to go to the front. Yes, yes, it was to the front - to beat the enemy who invaded his native country.

About Soviet pilots in the sky - a film about one of the pages stories Great Patriotic War:

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  1. Blacksmith 55
    Blacksmith 55 7 March 2021 09: 45
    +10
    It was not only women who fought, the entire Soviet people fought, and even teenagers took up arms.
    How many were in the partisans, how many were the sons of the regiment.
    Taking this opportunity, I congratulate all women on the upcoming holiday on March 8.
    I wish you health and happiness from the bottom of my heart.
    1. Sling cutter
      Sling cutter 7 March 2021 10: 01
      +4
      The Soviet people withstood the terrible ordeals of the war, and women at the front and in the rear made an invaluable contribution to the Victory.
      Glory to the courage of Soviet women.
      This film tells about one of them Lydia Litvyak.
    2. Insurgent
      Insurgent 7 March 2021 10: 09
      +5
      Photo from the pre-war family archive.



      Saur-grave, a stele dedicated to Soviet pilots, which captured a fighter pilot, the best female ace of the Second World War, the White Lily of Stalingrad - Lydia Litvyak, who fell in an air battle for our Donbass, and was buried in the village. Dmitrovka Shakhtyorskiy district of the DPR.



      What was and what became ...



      1. Blacksmith 55
        Blacksmith 55 7 March 2021 10: 18
        +5
        Shame on those who are at war with monuments, cowards do it, after all, monuments cannot stand up for themselves.
        What is going on in the minds of such "people"?
        1. Insurgent
          Insurgent 7 March 2021 10: 26
          +2
          Quote: Blacksmith 55
          Shame on those who are at war with monuments, cowards do it, after all, monuments cannot stand up for themselves.
          What is going on in the minds of such "people"?

          As cynical as it may sound, but from a military point of view, the category "monument", "memorial" does not matter. As in 1943, battles were fought for "height 277,9" with coordinates 47 ° 55'22 "s. sh. 38 ° 44'25 ″ in. etc.
          On the other hand, we were on our own land, where invaders came, to whom our shrines are alien ...
          1. Machito
            Machito 7 March 2021 12: 26
            0
            Saur Mogila became a grave for the fascists of the Ukrovermacht.
        2. nnm
          nnm 7 March 2021 10: 38
          +4
          It's simple, colleague - they are perfectly aware of everything. Therefore, they are trying to rid the memory of new generations of real heroes, replacing them with traitors and cowards. Like Orwell's - a traitor - a hero, a Nazi - a friend, Bandera - white and fluffy. And smear them all with dirt, make them believe that they raped everyone in their path, killed for no reason, brought pain and suffering. They want to forget everything and create a new wonderful world.
      2. Sling cutter
        Sling cutter 7 March 2021 11: 51
        +4
        Quote: Insurgent
        What was and what became ...

        He killed all that rubbish that is at war with the memory of the people. am
  2. Clear
    Clear 7 March 2021 09: 46
    +12
    Our Soviet beauties!


    Order-bearers of the Soviet aviation, Heroes of the Soviet Union, Natalya Meklin-Kravtsova, Nadezhda Popova, Evdokia Nikulina. The month of May, 1945.
    1. prior
      prior 7 March 2021 10: 28
      +7
      Yes. This is not Sobchak, Buzova and Semenovich ...
      It is immediately obvious who is the pride of the nation and who is its "elite waste".
      1. IPC 245
        IPC 245 9 March 2021 06: 14
        +11
        Precisely said, there is even nothing to add!
  3. nnm
    nnm 7 March 2021 10: 33
    +4
    I read hundreds of memoirs of the heroes of that time, therefore, unfortunately, I do not remember the name of the one I want to talk about, but I still remember her memories - about how she was still a girl at the wheel, about how she was shot down and burned in airplane, and then these enlightened Germans tore off only the healed skin on it during interrogations without even asking questions (well, what an ordinary pilot might know), but simply for the sake of being scoffed at. And how she went through all the torture, how she did not break ... I remember this before her every word. It is impossible in words to express admiration and respect for the people of THAT era. But you think about something else - could we now be able to do the same? Could Buzova stand at the machine for days, would the daughters of VVP go to the active army, could he fight with dignity himself ...
    All the same, it was the era of PEOPLE. Precisely with a capital letter, and precisely PEOPLE. And on their examples, we need to raise young people, it is on their understanding of the world, their country and their place in life that we need to raise those to whom we will leave our country ...
  4. Ros 56
    Ros 56 7 March 2021 10: 37
    +5
    Honor and glory to them at all times. ...


    Happy March 8th.
  5. Free wind
    Free wind 8 March 2021 06: 31
    0
    Girls, women, grandmothers, Happy Holidays to all of you !!!!
  6. mat-vey
    mat-vey 8 March 2021 07: 36
    +1
    In the propaganda videos of the Third Reich, pointing to Soviet women on the fronts, they stated the following:

    The Russians are doing very badly. They even force women to fight.
    Well, yes, but it would not hurt ourselves to look in the mirror
    https://russian7.ru/post/belokurye-chudovishha-kak-nemki-voeva/
  7. agond
    agond 8 March 2021 19: 25
    0
    "The girl, tenderly touched the plane,
    She whispered: "My Yashka, saved me again,
    I'll draw you a beautiful Lily,
    White and tender as my soul….
    The plane started quietly
    The fighter is affectionate
    Maybe the engine hasn't cooled down yet "