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Nightwitches

Die NachtHexen

Ночные ведьмы

For those who don’t know, Nightwitches were Russian lady bombers who bombed the shit out of German lines in WW2. Thing is though, they had the oldest, noisiest, crappiest planes in the entire world. The engines used to conk out halfway through their missions, so they had to climb out on the wings mid flight to restart the props. To stop Germans from hearing them coming and starting up their anti aircraft guns, they’d climb up to a certain height, coast down to German positions, drop their bombs, restart their engines in midair, and get the fuck out of dodge.
Their leader flew over 200 missions and was never captured.

gatheringbones:

wrathofprawn:

lostsplendor:

stalins-princess:

Nightwitches

Die NachtHexen

Ночные ведьмы

For those who don’t know, Nightwitches were Russian lady bombers who bombed the shit out of German lines in WW2. Thing is though, they had the oldest, noisiest, crappiest planes in the entire world. The engines used to conk out halfway through their missions, so they had to climb out on the wings mid flight to restart the props. To stop Germans from hearing them coming and starting up their anti aircraft guns, they’d climb up to a certain height, coast down to German positions, drop their bombs, restart their engines in midair, and get the fuck out of dodge.

Their leader flew over 200 missions and was never captured.

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Filed under history ww2 quite interesting