Night Witches: The Female Fighter Pilots of World War II
Night Witches: Night Witches were russian lady bombers in WW2. They had the oldest, noisiest, crappiest planes in the entire world. The planes were so noisy that to stop Germans from hearing them coming and starting up their anti aircraft guns, the Witches climbed to a certain height to coast down to German positions, drop their bombs, restart their engines in midair, and get back to base.
Theattack on Pearl Harbor and the entry of the United States into World War IIbrought dramatic changes to Duncan and Kelly Fields in San Antonio, with theneed for more pilots, bombardiers, navigators
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tropas do Exército primeiro em navios de desembarque de infantaria durante o ataque dos aliados nas praias da Normandia, guerra de mundo dois, França, 6 de junho de 1944.
Antonia Castro Gracia was a pioneer in the women’s movement (1942-1944) as one of the original “Kelly Katies” during World War II. This was San Antonio’s brand of “Rosie Riveter”. The Kelly Katies were a group of largely Mexican American women who were hired to work at Kelly Air Field to replace men who were shipping out during World War II. Women worked as mechanics, painting airplane wings, disassembled, cleaned and reassembled propellers. She was one of these special women. They filled…