Sunday, February 12, 2012
RedTails had gotten a raw deal in WWII, but the fact that I have never heard of these ladies until now is truly criminal!!!!!! I'm gonna have to do more research!
For those not in the know, night witches were Russian lady bombers who bombed the German lines in WW2. Thing is though, they had the oldest, noisiest, crappest 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. the planes were also so noisy that to stop germans from hearing them combing 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 out of dodge.
Their leader flew over 200 missions and was never captured.