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"We served in the same regiment he came in 1943, a second lieutenant, and by the end of the war was a major, squadron commander, Hero of the Soviet Union, twice awarded the" Gold Star ". And I - Sergeant "- says Catherine M., widow of the legendary pilot ¬-attack aircraft Anatoly Nedbailo (made ​​219 sorties. - Ed.). together with friends oruzheynitsa Kate engaged not women's work: hung from the IL-¬ 2 guns and bombs weighing 100-200 kg, and charged the pilots guns.

Танкисты подразделения старшего лейтенанта Н. Быстрова на рекогносцировке местности у танка Т-26 под Смоленском

Художник Валерий Григоренко (26 работ)

Central Women’s School of Sniper Training, 1943 In March, 1942 a Central Women’s School of Sniper Training was established in Vishniaki, a village 8.7 miles outside Moscow. The school recruited women aged 18-26, physically fit, with at least seven years of education. School Director was Nora P. Chegodayeva, a graduate of the famous Frunze Military Academy who had fought as a communist volunteer in the Spanish Civil War. By the end of the war, the school graduated 1,885 snipers and…

Lieutenant-General Gnechko Alexei Romanovich (1900 - 1980), Soviet military leader, a participant of the Civil, Great Patriotic (WWII in Russia) and Soviet-Japanese (1945) wars. Commanded the 59th Rifle Division (1941-1942), the 26th Rifle Corps (1942-1944) and the Kamchatka defensive region (1945).