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Meet the "Night Witches"  The story of the Women's Air Service Pilots (WASP) in the United States is relatively well known. Phentrimine online review Much less well known however is the story of the Night Witches, phentrimine online review an incredible group of Soviet women who flew bombing missions during World War II. The year was 1941 and Hitler had invaded the Soviet Union. By November the German army was just 19 miles from Moscow. Phentrimine online review Leningrad was under siege and 3 million Russians had been taken prisoner. Phentrimine online review The Soviet air force was grounded. In the summer of 1941 Marina Raskova, phentrimine online review a record-breaking aviatrix, phentrimine online review was called upon to organize a regiment of women pilots to fly night combat missions of harassment bombing. From mechanics to navigators, phentrimine online review pilots and officers, phentrimine online review the 588th regiment was composed entirely of women. 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Natalya Myeklin (at right) and Rufina Gosheva, phentrimine online review posing after both were decorated with the Hero of the Soviet Union medal. This is a picture of Lilya Litvak, phentrimine online review more famously nicknamed the "White Rose of Stalingrad". On each side of her YaK-1's cockpit she painted a white lily, phentrimine online review often confused for a rose—hence the nickname. She was so fond of flowers, phentrimine online review that she often picked wildflowers and carried them aloft on her missions. Phentrimine online review According to her mechanic, phentrimine online review Inna Pasportnikova, phentrimine online review she had a postcard with yellow roses in her instrument panel. The white rose on the fuselage became famous among the Germans, phentrimine online review who knew better than to try to dogfight the familiar YaK-1, phentrimine online review and usually tried to make good their escape before Litvyak got too close. She was repeatedly successful in her flying missions, phentrimine online review however Lilya was killed while escorting a unit of Shturmoviks returning from an attack in August 1, phentrimine online review 1943 (it was her third mission that day). Because of her notoriety amongst the Germans, phentrimine online review eight Messerschmitt Bf 109's concentrated solely on Lilya's plane with number '23' on board, phentrimine online review and it took all eight Messershmitt to finally shoot down the 'White Rose of Stalingrad'. Her body and aircraft were not found during the war, phentrimine online review but a marble monument, phentrimine online review with 12 gold stars one for each enemy plane that she had shot down was erected in her memory. Phentrimine online review Litvyak had completed 168 missions, phentrimine online review and had 3 shared victories in addition to her personal twelve. Phentrimine online review She was 22 years old when she died. 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