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Valkyrie III Reich

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This woman was not just known, she was famous, and not only in Germany. She performed tasks that were beyond the power of male pilots. She has more than 40 world records. In her biography constantly flashes "first ...", "first ...", "first ...". This woman is test pilot Hanna Reitsch.


Unruly fraulein

Under the terms of the Versailles Treaty, Germany was forbidden to have its own air force. But no one in Germany considered the situation to be unshakable. Politicians and the Reichswehr dreamed of a revenge, such sentiments were strongly fueled by the people. While waiting for Germany to acquire the right to create its own air force, numerous sections of glider pilots were created throughout the country. It was in these sports circles that the future Luftwaffe aces of Hartmann, Marcel, Barkhorn, Novotny received their first flying skills.

Theoretically, the German girls were not ordered into these circles, but the unwritten rule limited the social role of the German woman to three “K”: “Kinder, Kirche, Küche”. Hanna Reich was one of the few who decided to go beyond this triangle.

Valkyrie III Reich


Planerkeeper Hanna Reitsch

Hannah was born in Silesia 29 March 1912, in the family of an ophthalmologist. Since childhood, it was overwhelmed by two passions: medicine and aeronautics. But if the parents perceived the first hobby quite calmly, they categorically objected to the second one. One day, the father promised his daughter that if she never gave a hint about flights before receiving the certificate, he would send her to glider piloting courses. Focus failed. Having received a certificate, Hannah refused a parental gift - a gold watch, and reminded her father of his promise. So in Graunau, the first and only cadet student Hanna Reitsch appeared in the glider school.

At the end of the courses, Hannah passes the “C-exam” with brilliance - instead of the required 5 minutes, she soars in the sky 20. Studying medicine at the insistence of her parents at Kiel University, she simultaneously enters a flight school, where she learns the wisdom of navigation, studies the design of an aircraft engine, and masters the art “ blind flight. " Hannah graduates from school, becomes famous among aviators and, one after another, sets records in altitude and duration of flight and makes the final choice in favor aviation.



In the service of the Nazis

An extraordinary female pilot draws the attention of the Nazis. Even before coming to power, Hitler met with Reitsch and tried to attract her to National Socialism. His speeches about humiliated Germany, about the need to return her former greatness have a strong impact on Hannah. She's just something 20 years, and Hitler, of course, possessed charisma and knew how to attract people. Rytsch became his supporter and subsequently, quite rightly, had the fame of the ardent Nazi.

In 1934, a group of glider pilots is sent to South America. Their tacit goal is to conquer the hearts of Brazilians, Argentines, Paraguayans for Germany. Hanna Reich - the central figure of this propaganda tour: a high-class pilot, and besides, also a young beautiful girl! (They knew how to set up propaganda in the III Reich!) By the way, Hannah contributed 3000 stamps from her personal funds to the expedition’s ticket office.

The tour takes place with tremendous success. Argentines are simply admired by German pilots. Particularly suspicious even inspect the air vehicles: are there any hidden motors? To believe that such complex figures are performed on gliders they simply cannot. “Germans can do anything!” Becomes the leitmotif of the speeches. 12 years will pass, and it is in Argentina that numerous “rat paths” will end, which will flee from Germany, fleeing from retaliation, numerous members of the NSDAP and the SS. But in 1934, no one has yet thought about it.



Germany Business Card

Soon Hanna Reitsch becomes the "calling card" of Germany. At the invitation of the Finnish government, she goes to cold Suomi in order to strengthen the German-Finnish friendship, demonstrates her skills and gives the first lessons of gliding to everyone. (In 1941, some of her students will bomb Karelia.)

In the year 1935, in violation of the Versailles Treaty, Germany introduced conscription. Neighboring countries are beginning to look at Germany with caution. In May, 35-th in Lisbon held "Festivos Lisboa"; the program provides demonstrations of the best glider pilots of the world. Germany is going to represent not the two-meter descendant of Siegfried - the standard of the future SS warrior, but the miniature blonde Hannah (height - 1,54 m, weight - 45 kg). Here it is - the face of this Germany, which no one wants evil! What some left-wing politicians are screaming is Bolshevik propaganda!

There will also be visits to the USA in 1938 for participation in the World Air Race, an expedition to North Africa (the time will come, and Rommel will remember with gratitude both Reitsch and other members of the expedition). At the same time, Hannah sets records, records, records.



Test Pilot

But all these shows, visits, tours - rare holidays. And in everyday life, closed to the majority, Reich is the first and only woman test aircraft in Germany. At one of the closed demonstrations, she throws the plane at the peak from the height of 3000 meters and just before the ground itself pulls the handle towards herself and the plane “candle” goes to the sky. Luftwaffe officers are delighted. Very soon, Poland, Belgium, France will hear the howling of the diving Ju87 and shudder.

At the flight range in Rechlin Reich tested bombers, fighters, attack aircraft. Hannah suggests using gliders to transport goods and soldiers. Ju52 in tow lifts a cargo glider into the air with a platoon of soldiers. At the helm of the glider - Hanna Reitsch. At the height of 1000 meters, she unhooks from Junkers and throws the car at the peak. It aligns the glider just before the ground and lands it directly in front of the generals present at the demonstration. Paratroopers jump out of the airframe and immediately take up a combat position. (This is exactly how Eben-Emael, the Belgian fort that was considered impregnable, will be taken in May 1940. That's how Skorzen’s paratroopers will land at the Campo Imperatore Hotel, where Mussolini is arrested)



Loyal to the Fuhrer and Reich

Hannah repeatedly got into an accident. In October, 1943, during the tests of Me163, she crashed so seriously that 5 spent months in the hospital and spent another month in 4 rehabilitation. But each time she left the hospital, she returned to her dangerous job to serve the Führer and the Reich.

Officially, Reitsch was not a soldier, but this did not prevent her from receiving two Iron crosses from Hitler's hands, and from Goering - the title of honorary pilot-captain and the golden sign of the Luftwaffe pilot with diamonds.

Kamikaze III Reich №1

In February, 1944, receiving another award from Hitler, Hannah offered the Führer to create a detachment of suicide pilots. According to her idea, He-111 will deliver an explosive plane filled with explosives with a pilot in a given area, where a flying bomb pilot will take control, bring a projectile at the target, and then drop out with a parachute (or die a hero). The targets of the attacks were to become important state and industrial facilities, key defense centers, large ships (they had never heard of Japanese kamikazes before).

Initially, Hitler rejected Hannah’s idea, but Reich found support in the person of Skorzeny. The approval was received and the Luftwaffe office received the first application for admission to the squad of suicide bombers, signed by Hanna Reitsch. As a base model, it was decided to take Fow-1. The device received the name "Reichenberg." The first tests of a flying bomb were unsuccessful. Two pilots were seriously injured. The Ministry of Aviation ordered the tests to end. Then Hanna herself sat at the helm of Reichenberg to prove the viability of her project. She carried out a test flight and safely landed a flying projectile.

By February, the 1945 of the year was ready for the 175 Reichenberg-4 and a group of 70 pilots. But everyone understood that this incomplete hundred ready-for-death pilots, headed by a desperate Valkyrie, would not be able to change the course of the war. The group was disbanded, the pilots returned to the front in their units.



Last special mission

25 April 1945, Colonel-General von Graham, who was accompanied by Hannah from 1943, told a friend that he was flying to Berlin: he was summoned by the Führer. Both Hannah and Graham understood that this enterprise was almost hopeless. Soviet aviation dominates the sky over Berlin. There are few chances to fly to Berlin, but practically no flights to fly back. But the oath! But the order of the Fuhrer! For von Graeme — a career military officer who had gone through World War I, the question “to fly — not to fly” did not even stand. Another thing is Hannah. Her honorary title is not binding. But she flies to Berlin.

Reitsch and von Graham take off from the last airfield in the hands of the Wehrmacht on the sports "Storkhe". At the helm - von Grame, Hannah - the co-pilot. Already on approach to Berlin, their plane is shelled by Soviet anti-aircraft artillery, von Graeme is wounded, Hanna takes control of the machine and lands the plane at the Brandenburg Gate. She sees the Fuhrer for the last time and offers him to be saved: she will take him out on the Storkha, she will break through! But hears in response: "No." Then she will die next to him! But the Fuhrer does not need her death. Last order: to deliver von Graham to Doenitz. Von Graham has just been promoted to field marshal (the last one who was so lucky!), He was appointed commander-in-chief of the Luftwaffe instead of Goering, who had betrayed Hitler in difficult times of trial.

Reitsch plays Russian Roulette for the second time. Barely off the ground, the plane comes under fire, but Hannah dives into the clouds. She nevertheless fell that lucky chance, one in a thousand, in which no one believed anymore.



After the war

9 May 1945, the year Reich surrendered to the Americans. After spending 15 months in the camp, at 1946 she was released, where no one was waiting for her. The family perished, von Graham committed suicide, having learned that the Soviet authorities demanded his extradition from the Americans. The rest of her life was dedicated to gliding. She took part in international competitions, won prizes, in 1955, she became the champion of Germany. Founded the National Flight School in Ghana (Africa), which she led up to 1962. In 1978, at the age of 66, she set the last glider distance record, and died a year later.

Nazi forever

In 1951, Hanna Reitsch published memoirs. There is not a line of regret for their deed, nor a word of repentance. Prisons, concentration camps, millions of battles killed on the battlefield, shot, strangled in gas chambers - as if they existed in another, parallel world. For the rest of his life, Reitsch remained a loyal supporter of the ideas of national socialism. The tragic fate of Germany did not shake her love for Hitler. Until the last days she kept, and if the situation allowed - with pride she wore the Iron Fuhrer handed to her by the Fuhrer.

Reich was a gifted person, but she gave her talents, will, character to serve the most terrible phenomenon - fascism. The soul of the departed in a different world is made to desire peace and tranquility. Hanna Reitsch did not deserve either the first or the second.
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  1. svp67
    svp67 16 October 2013 08: 55 New
    +5
    Hannah Reich.
    favorite of the Fuhrer. It is a pity that there are such bright personalities on the "dark side" too ...
    1. BBM
      BBM 16 October 2013 20: 35 New
      +2
      such dithyrambs to this German woman, and yet, before Litvyak, with all due respect, she is like crustaceans.
      And this even more monstrous looks her hero star posthumous after half a century from the hands of Gorbachev ... not everything was all right in the USSR, especially in Stalin.
      1. Firstvanguard
        Firstvanguard 17 October 2013 09: 09 New
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        From the hands of Stalin I.V. she did not receive a star. So, not everything was all right in the USSR Gorbachev, the demise of the USSR with humpbacked evidence of this.
  2. soldier's grandson
    soldier's grandson 16 October 2013 09: 45 New
    -1
    it’s a pity that she is not the prototype of the statue in Gdansk
  3. the polar
    the polar 16 October 2013 10: 03 New
    -7
    But I don’t understand who needs to advertise the Nazis?
    It seems that Russia has not yet been completely occupied ...
    1. zub46
      zub46 16 October 2013 20: 10 New
      +8
      Loyal to the cause and idea of ​​the individual is always interesting and deserves respect. Even from the enemies. Moreover, not such characters unleash wars and genocide.
  4. Jaros81
    Jaros81 16 October 2013 10: 26 New
    -10 qualifying.
    Burn her in hell. I would love to spit on her grave
    1. Andrey Smirnov_2
      Andrey Smirnov_2 April 24 2019 19: 51 New
      0
      Burn you in hell that's for sure
  5. Federal
    Federal 16 October 2013 12: 01 New
    +3
    not the author to judge what the soul of Hannah Reich deserved. Man is a legend, not a wet place, of which there are most .... Respect to a man who has fought for his country to the end, business and idea. Rip
    1. biglow
      biglow 16 October 2013 12: 27 New
      +7
      Quote: Federal
      not the author to judge what the soul of Hannah Reich deserved. Man is a legend, not a wet place, of which there are most .... Respect to a man who has fought for his country to the end, business and idea. Rip

      Hitler’s logic should also be praised, he also didn’t deviate from his principles and died in his bunker, although he could have been saved
      1. Federal
        Federal 16 October 2013 14: 19 New
        -6
        and with your logic, and Stalin, who in his senility destroyed millions of OWN, and not strangers like Hitler, should I be counted among the saints? For the Germans, Hitler was the same as Napoleon for the Franks. It all depends on which side of the barricade you are on, and heroism is always admirable, no matter whose side it is displayed, there are few iron people and they are worthy of attention and respect, and let the Lord God decide which of them is more right or to blame, but better for yourself look and what kind of answer you will give in the next world and Hannah Reich will understand without you
        1. Lech from our city
          Lech from our city 16 October 2013 15: 58 New
          -4
          Take higher billions and trillions on the insanity of STALIN, and you can push such a figure.
          Hannah Raich, as I understood, as a talented enemy, without hesitation, she would kill our women and children by order of the Führer - therefore, I would gladly drive 9 grams of lead into her Nazi forehead.
        2. biglow
          biglow 16 October 2013 19: 09 New
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          Quote: Federal
          and with your logic, and Stalin, who in his senility destroyed millions of OWN, and not strangers like Hitler, should I be counted among the saints? For the Germans, Hitler was the same as Napoleon for the Franks. It all depends on which side of the barricade you are on, and heroism is always admirable, no matter whose side it is displayed, there are few iron people and they are worthy of attention and respect, and let the Lord God decide which of them is more right or to blame, but better for yourself look and what kind of answer you will give in the next world and Hannah Reich will understand without you

          hi bender laughing
          1. Federal
            Federal 17 October 2013 13: 26 New
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            the fool’s arguments are over ....
            1. biglow
              biglow 17 October 2013 20: 16 New
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              Quote: Federal
              the fool’s arguments are over ....

              in real life I would find arguments for you .... laughing
              1. Federal
                Federal 1 November 2013 13: 50 New
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                in real life, correct your pants, otherwise you will not reach the bushes uncle
        3. 11111mail.ru
          11111mail.ru 16 October 2013 19: 54 New
          +4
          Our most enlightened, how many millions did Stalin destroy in insanity? Uncover a terrible secret! Please! Wasn't your favorite Nikita Kukuruzny tearfully begging for an increase in the quota for the destruction of "enemies of the people" and then turned into a pure dove? crap the OWNER in the "secret" report, which the next day the foreign mourners began to quote on different "Voices" ?! Do not be lazy, Fedyaral ?, look for answers comrade. JV Stalin to the answers of some foreign journalist. It does not smell of any kind of insanity. And he did not lead the fronts on the globe, he knew by name the commanders of the divisions, and advised the red-lined hat-bearers with big stars on their epaulets to look into the spelling dictionary. Only a jackal can roar at a dead lion!
          1. lexe
            lexe 16 October 2013 20: 06 New
            0
            Only a jackal can growl at a dead lion!

            And this lion was at the front? -When the fate of the Russian people was decided?
            But the whole NKVD divisions were ...
            1. i.xxx-1971
              i.xxx-1971 4 November 2013 19: 19 New
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              This Leo has been to the front repeatedly, unlike, by the way, from Churchill and Hitler. And his refusal to evacuate from Moscow in October 1941 made us win.
      2. Andrey Smirnov_2
        Andrey Smirnov_2 April 24 2019 19: 52 New
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        You died and he died in old age
  6. Avenger711
    Avenger711 16 October 2013 12: 47 New
    -2
    It’s a pity they didn’t bring it down, however, the tales that the horseradish on Berlin were somehow not touched were somehow still necessary to be discovered in the sky in that era, and all these Ila, Yaki, La were busy with their own affairs.
    As for real test merits, I also doubt that the peasant will do the same, so in 50 years only historians from reference books will know among dozens.
    1. Day 11
      Day 11 16 October 2013 13: 40 New
      +9
      In vain you doubt! She really was a pilot from God! And a very brave man. All the great aces of the Luftwaffe talked about her "with aspiration" and respected her very much.
      1. Avenger711
        Avenger711 16 October 2013 13: 43 New
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        Well, the woman is, of course, aspirated. And there would be a man, so just a great pilot.
  7. Day 11
    Day 11 16 October 2013 13: 32 New
    +1
    Do you know what she said to one member of the Resistance Yvonne Pannier in 1950? - “You have to pray to God every day on your knees that the Germans did not shoot you.” Who owns Aglitsky? If not, there is such a function-captions , you can switch to Russian. The meaning will be clear.
  8. samoletil18
    samoletil18 16 October 2013 14: 08 New
    +3
    Theoretically, the German girls were not ordered into these circles, but the unwritten rule limited the social role of the German woman to three “K”: “Kinder, Kirche, Küche”. Hanna Reich was one of the few who decided to go beyond this triangle.

    Actually 4 "K": Kinder, Kuche, Kirhe, Kleider (children, kitchen, church, outfits). This is not a run over the author. I just don't remember how I know. the author does not need to know this.
    1. fed2912
      fed2912 16 October 2013 18: 21 New
      +1
      In "Mein Kampf" THREE "K" are mentioned ...
  9. ran nearby
    ran nearby 16 October 2013 14: 29 New
    +2
    Aunt is certainly a great pilot. Here dumb to say sho. It is a pity that Shaw was born in Germany, and not in the Russian Empire.

    ZY We need to give our Nazis an idea. Hannah will be made a "Hero of Ukraine", like Shukhevych's scum.
  10. samoletil18
    samoletil18 16 October 2013 14: 39 New
    -4
    aces of the Luftwaffe Hartmann, Marseille, Barkhorn, Novotny.

    This is my personal opinion, but Hartman is not an ace, but CheMeO. I read a translation of an English book about him. Don't believe me - download and read. "The Blond Knight of the Reich", if he has not forgotten, is called this opus.

    You can minus, but HARTMAN - CheMeO
    1. Day 11
      Day 11 16 October 2013 14: 56 New
      +6
      You are wrong. Hartmann, of course, was crap by human qualities (especially in the initial period), but he really flew excellently. And I shot down, I have to put up with it, a huge number of ours. You can certainly develop this topic, but to be honest, tired of
      1. Alex 241
        Alex 241 16 October 2013 14: 59 New
        +1
        Hi Denis. Interview with Hauptmann
        Alfred Grislavsky,
        pilot JG 52, JG 50, JG 1, JG 11, JG 53

        Recording and editing by Andrey Dikov and Dmitry Sribnoy

        April 13, 2003 http://www.airforce.ru/history/ww2/grislawsky/
        1. Day 11
          Day 11 16 October 2013 15: 11 New
          +1
          Wow, Sanya. I’ve also laid it out! We were discussing something with you then. I remembered about air rams
          1. Alex 241
            Alex 241 16 October 2013 15: 13 New
            +1
            There's more about Hartman Denis. I just laid out for it.
            1. old man54
              old man54 17 October 2013 03: 35 New
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              Quote: Alex 241
              There's more about Hartman Denis. I just laid out for it.

              Strange, Sasha, when there was an article about Litvyak, you didn’t write anything, like about Hannah, you are here. What are you, buddy ??
      2. samoletil18
        samoletil18 16 October 2013 15: 10 New
        +1
        Denis, I welcome you. With the conduct of the battle, as he preached, it was necessary to bring down 1000, but apparently afraid. And with a sledgehammer because of the Angle I will even defeat N. Valuev ahead of schedule, for the obvious advantage of a knockout with a fatal outcome. And in an open battle it will be the other way around.

        With all respect, Andrew.
      3. Fitter65
        Fitter65 16 October 2013 17: 14 New
        -7
        Quote: Den 11
        You are wrong. Hartmann, of course, was crap by human qualities (especially in the initial period), but he really flew excellently. And I shot down, I have to put up with it, a huge number of ours. You can certainly develop this topic, but to be honest, tired of
        The pilot may not have been bad, but the air fighter made him like a bullet from feces. About this G really develop the topic just into padwa. Well, did he push it, really push it? Is there confirmation for everything? Or so he said on the radio, as usual. .. Here Golubev knocked down, Vorozheikin, Gulaev, of course Pokryshkin, and Kozhedub. So they knocked down a few cool "kuchebaytsy", in Berlin they left autographs at the Reichstag, and these "blond beasts" only tell how they "Soviets" beat and beat, But they didn't sign at the Kremlin, they didn't bring the chalk, or the janitor drove them out. You, as the first lufto expert, or the main luftoznaty (I don't know what the title of the first singer of the broken Luftwaffe is called correctly) would explain to the ignorant how it happened.
        1. Firstvanguard
          Firstvanguard 17 October 2013 09: 28 New
          -1
          Judging by the minuses of the fans of the Luftwaffe, there are plenty sad I wonder how many of them know the difference in the system of recording aerial victories of fascist Germany and the USSR? Hardly, one example: for shooting down a 4-engine aircraft - 4 wins. Those interested will find the rest of the accounting details themselves. Whom did Hartman shoot down? If he himself said that the basis of his "tactics" is avoidance of combat not only with a superior, but even with an equal opponent. But even the shot down Po-2 (shot down actually and confirmed) is not recruited and hundreds. The same cartoon with tank aces. Fascist Germany was defeated, but fascist ideology and propaganda lives on crying
      4. Bear52
        Bear52 20 October 2013 22: 35 New
        0
        according to human qualities was
        wink after serving the chervonets with us ... suddenly became a BIG FRIEND OF THE SOVIET UNION belay He played from these positions already at home!
  11. Day 11
    Day 11 16 October 2013 14: 47 New
    +2
    Guys, who will say what kind of woman? I know, I want to ask you. (Hint, I took up an interesting thing after the war) wink
    1. samoletil18
      samoletil18 16 October 2013 15: 02 New
      +4
      Beata Uze and sex shop?
      1. Day 11
        Day 11 16 October 2013 15: 07 New
        +1
        Exactly! She is the most. Plus to you
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          1. Alex 241
            Alex 241 16 October 2013 15: 18 New
            0
            TWO HEROES OF THE SOVIET UNION!
            1. Day 11
              Day 11 16 October 2013 15: 24 New
              +4
              And just beautiful!
              1. Day 11
                Day 11 16 October 2013 15: 28 New
                +3
                It was really very beautiful
                1. Alex 241
                  Alex 241 16 October 2013 15: 38 New
                  +1
                  [img] https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR_kjuOCQKgqsuf4PIpvvH
                  DtIBi25oLNoMOR5u74lkVcmjeaVkc5A [/ img]
                  Quote: Den 11
                  The real Lydia (Lilia) Litvyak was a thunderstorm of the Luftwaffe over Stalingrad and Rostov. A white lily was painted on the hood of her fighter, which is why it was called the “White Lily of Stalingrad.” But it was very beautiful
                  1. Alex 241
                    Alex 241 16 October 2013 15: 43 New
                    +4
                    I would like to quote the French pilots of the Normandie-Niemen regiment. Expressing their admiration for the exploits of Soviet women, when meeting with the brave pilots of the 587th, they said:
                    “If it were possible to collect flowers from all over the world and put them at your feet, even with this we could not express our admiration for the Soviet pilots!”
                    This gratitude, we think, can be attributed to all the female pilots who dared to confront the enemy, ready to go through the thorns of ridicule and prejudice to their goal!
                    1. Alex 241
                      Alex 241 16 October 2013 15: 44 New
                      +1
                      In 1943, record-breaking pilot Jacqueline Cochran won the White House’s consent and began to form an experimental female squadron for strategic troop deployment, later named WASP - Women's Airforce Service Pilots (by the way, the WASP acronym is translated from English as “wasp”). Women of the created unit were engaged in auxiliary work, thereby unloading male pilots, who were immediately sent to the front. But almost immediately, Cochran began to insist on the militarization of her new organization, that is, on its use for military purposes - this would provide WASP women with the status of war veterans with the corresponding privileges. However, this idea did not receive support, and at the end of 1944 the organization was already abolished. Since they were never recognized as war veterans, American pilots did not receive any honors or compensations, although the military was entitled to payments in the amount of 10 thousand dollars. The dead girls were buried for their money. Only in 1977 they were able to achieve veteran status, and in March 2010, surviving WASP members received one of the highest civilian awards in the United States - the Congressional Gold Medal.
                  2. old man54
                    old man54 17 October 2013 03: 48 New
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                    n-yes, Sasha, this article about me here about Lydia Litvyak, not so long ago, made a very strong impression on me, very directly! crying
                2. saturn.mmm
                  saturn.mmm 16 October 2013 16: 29 New
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                  Quote: Den 11
                  It was really very beautiful

                  Brave, daring, selfless and very young.
              2. old man54
                old man54 17 October 2013 03: 37 New
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                Quote: Den 11
                And just beautiful!

                Yes, there are almost no people like Lily, alas ... crying
        2. samoletil18
          samoletil18 16 October 2013 15: 30 New
          +1
          I looked at W here. Her name is Beate. Distilled planes. And about 3 years ago, from not figs to do, in some magazine (female) I read that she was an al-fighter.
          Tip: do not touch the magazines of your wives. (I wanted to write in response that she is an ace)
          1. Day 11
            Day 11 16 October 2013 15: 52 New
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            In general, there is a lot of talk about the warring Frauleins. Even our veterans remember something like that. One wrote (I don't remember where) that our anti-aircraft gunners shot down a bomber. He pulled and pulled to the front line and eventually sat down on a forced line in the forest. They were "met" Partisans. There was a blonde woman in the crew. As a result, everyone was spanked (writes-in front of his eyes). One kind of flew on a Ju-52 to Stalingrad (a woman's crew), hauled up used supplies, took out the wounded.
            1. Alex 241
              Alex 241 16 October 2013 15: 58 New
              +1
              Denis it was in the memoirs of the commander-in-chief of ADD Golovanov.
              1. Alex 241
                Alex 241 16 October 2013 16: 03 New
                +2
                A woman who experienced Hitler's dive bombers (Die Welt, Germany)
                Half Jewish, sister-in-law of the man who committed the assassination attempt on Hitler, and the Amazon of the brown dictatorship: a new book describes pilot engineer Melitt von Stauffenberg as an extreme man
                Читать полностью: http://rus.ruvr.ru/2012_03_26/69617623/ http://rus.ruvr.ru/2012_03_26/69617623/
                1. Day 11
                  Day 11 16 October 2013 16: 20 New
                  +1
                  She is at the helm of Yu-88 (?)
                  1. Alex 241
                    Alex 241 16 October 2013 16: 26 New
                    +1
                    Perhaps the most famous Hauptmann Beata Ush, the only German pilot in my opinion who flew all types of fighters (including the Me-262). A very experienced test pilot. I did not receive permission to participate in hostilities, although I applied several times, especially after the death of my husband, a night fighter.
                  2. Alex 241
                    Alex 241 16 October 2013 16: 28 New
                    +1
                    A less famous, and less award-winning, but IMHO brighter character is another flycapitan
                    -Melizia Schnek, Countess von Staufenburg, also a tester, station wagon, by the way an ardent and convinced Nazi. Here she repeatedly interlocked with the Allies in a clear order and without any permits .. On January 22, 43, she shot down an allied plane (she didn’t find out the type and place), for which she was awarded the Iron Cross with 2 tbsp. She is credited with 2 more victories, but they are not confirmed. It was noted by Hitler, whom she personally met in June 44, but did not seem to receive high awards. She died in an air battle over southern Germany on April 8, 45 (it was confirmed that she didn’t find out the type and number of planes). And this despite the fact that she did not officially fight .. The most combat biography and the most obscure.
                    1. Day 11
                      Day 11 16 October 2013 16: 38 New
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                      This is the same one about which you wrote above. Her name is Melitta Schenck von Stauffenberg (sister of the same regiment)
                      1. Bear52
                        Bear52 18 October 2013 22: 32 New
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                        Cool! angry
                        (sister of that same regiment
                        But, IMHO, the subfloor ....
                        But still cool!
                2. saturn.mmm
                  saturn.mmm 16 October 2013 16: 58 New
                  +1
                  Quote: Alex 241
                  A woman who experienced Hitler's dive bombers

                  So can you tell who this girl is?
                  1. Alex 241
                    Alex 241 16 October 2013 17: 01 New
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                    Valentina Grizodubova.
                    1. saturn.mmm
                      saturn.mmm 16 October 2013 17: 27 New
                      +1
                      Quote: Alex 241
                      Valentina Grizodubova.

                      Fate is somewhat similar to Melitt von Stauffenberg (nee Schnek with Jewish roots on her father)
                      1. Alex 241
                        Alex 241 16 October 2013 17: 32 New
                        +1
                        There is a book by Marina Raskova "navigator's notes", read it highly recommend.
              2. Day 11
                Day 11 16 October 2013 16: 09 New
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                Exactly! Danke Sasha. I'm all trying to remember hi
      2. Bear52
        Bear52 18 October 2013 22: 27 New
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        Beata Uze and sex shop?
        Is it that, somewhere in the 70s, she managed to "ride" on an airplane (in Germany) a group of Soviet children. And she gave gifts No. sad
  12. Avenger711
    Avenger711 16 October 2013 14: 57 New
    +1
    Hitler's Germany in terms of ideology advanced very robustly, as well as in the preparation of the boys, so they then beat the ass all over the world. And Riefenstahl's Triumph of Will is still considered a masterpiece of propaganda cinema. But nothing good smiled at us from this very ideology, and no matter how ideal a thread of an SS officer shooting in the 45th, so as not to fall into the hands of the Untermensch, and no matter how they rushed under the tracks of our tanks from the Hitler Youth "in their hopeless attempts to stop the Red Army, we do not regret them at all. And we deeply and sincerely do not care how they understood their duty and their idea. Remembering the recent Chechen trick with monuments to some women who supposedly drowned themselves so as not to go prisoner. Yes, we don't care if this incident took place, or just a fairy tale, the main thing is that their peasants robbed our people and fought against our soldier, and if so then die, pretentious, or with full pants, all the same nothing but a hole and a half by two, so that they don't stink are not worthy.
    1. Day 11
      Day 11 16 October 2013 16: 00 New
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      The ideology was firmly beaten into their brains. Although there is no ideology (in the song), it’s just a song about the soldiers who performed their duty. Their clip
  13. Simple
    Simple 16 October 2013 17: 40 New
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    Good day to all.

    Who from the first attempt will say what is depicted in the photograph (applies to aviation)?
    1. Alex 241
      Alex 241 16 October 2013 17: 51 New
      +1
      Swastika Spirit of St. Louis.
      1. Simple
        Simple 16 October 2013 18: 06 New
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        Greetings, Alexander.
        Your erudition prompted?

        Spirit developers:
        1. Alex 241
          Alex 241 16 October 2013 18: 14 New
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          Hi namesake, after the flight Goering awarded Lindberg with a Cross with a German eagle and a star - the highest German order for foreign citizens.
          Quote: Simple
          Your erudition prompted?
          Of course, I did not know such subtleties, but thanks to you, I filled the gap.
          1. Simple
            Simple 16 October 2013 19: 12 New
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            The swastika was always a sign of Good.

            After how many centuries will it take its former meaning in the minds of people?

            Here is an unanswered question.

            Sincerely.
            1. Alex 241
              Alex 241 16 October 2013 19: 17 New
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              Sasha never!
              1. saturn.mmm
                saturn.mmm 16 October 2013 21: 04 New
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                Quote: Alex 241
                Sasha never!

                Often ancient masters depicted signs that indicated the sun. These are solar signs. Over the millennia, the sun has received a great variety of image options. These include a variety of crosses - both in a circle and without it. Some crosses in a circle are very similar to the image of a wheel, and this is not without reason: a person saw how the sun moved, that is, "rolled" across the sky, like a wheel of fire. The eternal movement of the heavenly body was marked by a hooked cross, a swastika. The swastika meant not only the moving sun, but also the wish for well-being. It is especially common in northern embroidery of both towels and shirts, and in abusive weaving.
                This is generally the symbolism of the Slavs
            2. Bear52
              Bear52 18 October 2013 22: 36 New
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              The swastika was always a sign of Good.
              Hm. Not sure ... But Lindbergh was a convinced Nazi and has remained!
  14. voliador
    voliador 16 October 2013 19: 25 New
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    She was a fascist, and there is nothing to turn a wolf into a lamb!
  15. Fitter65
    Fitter65 17 October 2013 01: 26 New
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    Quote: voliador
    She was a fascist, and there is nothing to turn a wolf into a lamb!

    The correct member of the Nazi Party, or the Nazi, they are fascists in Italy.
  16. Freelancer7
    Freelancer7 17 October 2013 02: 44 New
    +3
    Although she was a Nazi, but still I must give her credit.
  17. Klim podkova
    17 October 2013 10: 36 New
    +2
    The stronger the enemy was, the brighter the star of our Victory shines!
  18. SkyMaXX
    SkyMaXX 17 October 2013 12: 42 New
    +1
    The only known person in Nazi Germany to whom I have always respected.
  19. Centaurus
    Centaurus 17 October 2013 17: 05 New
    +1
    Well, Frau Rai4 certainly represented the so-called The absolute evil in the face of Fascism.
    That’s what the Nazis did, it’s unlikely that they will ever be forgotten, in any case in the near future.

    (I still can’t root for the German football team, even if they play with the USA or England;)

    But nevertheless, the fidelity and devotion that she showed to her ruler and his ideas characterize her from the highly moral side, at least in relation to Germany itself. Yes, she was a fascist and a Nazi, and for sure (I think about this, it was simply implored in the article) threw bombs on ours. Yes, I even agree that in relation to us she was still the same, sorry, goat.
    But all the same, that her, albeit somewhat fanatical, adherence to her Fuhrer, and her readiness to die by his side, against my will, inspire respect from me.
    And then, until there is no remorse and admission of one's own guilt, it is better to be a 4nest enemy, a 4th lying friend.
    Hannah Paradise remained the first option until the end of her life.
    But Goering, and others like him ...
    Well, the same thing, in this case, about the deceased is either good or nothing.
  20. vlad0
    vlad0 17 October 2013 17: 13 New
    +1
    Great article about a great pilot. Pilot from God. It was not her fault that she was born in Germany, but remained with her country to the end. Homeland, like parents, do not choose. We really want all the best representatives of man! To be so in our country, but, unfortunately, this does not always happen. Non-German engineers, scientists, pilots and musicians created National Socialism and brought Hitler to power. Not everyone in the whole world loves us either, but we love our country, although we often negatively assess our leadership, we hate stupid and greedy officials, corruption.
    Thanks to the author!
  21. Bear52
    Bear52 18 October 2013 11: 40 New
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    IMHO a bit too much ideology in the article, but the purely aviation theme was brief. One could write much more and more interesting about her successes as pilots. Sorry.
  22. kelevra
    kelevra 14 December 2013 13: 10 New
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    By the way, she, like Novodvorskaya, was a virgin in life! She said something like, "Great Germany gave birth to me, and my father Adolf Hitler! And I must be pure and innocent in front of him and before the Third Reich" This is where the cockroaches are among people !