It just so happened that all our ideas about war are associated with the image of the male soldier. This is understandable: some fought mainly by men - men. And somehow I usually forget to say about women that they, too, have done a lot to win. During the Great Patriotic War, women have not only saved and bandaging the wounded, but also fired "sniper", undermining bridges, went to the exploration, flying on airplanes.
That's what these women and post-heroes. Recall?
Snipers: Faina Yakimova Rosa Sanin, Lydia Volodin
Hero of the Soviet Union Natalya Fyodorovna Meklin (Kravtsov).
Rose Shanin. 54 killed opponents.
Hero of the Soviet Union Lydia Litvyak. The most productive female fighter of WWII. On account of her 14 downed enemy aircraft.
Hero of the Soviet Union Lyudmila Pavlichenko. The most productive female sniper - 309 killed [including 36 snipers].
Maria valley, deputy squadron commander, Hero of the Soviet Union.