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    The “Night Witches” was the all female Night Bomber Reg. of the Soviet Air Forces that bombed German lines in WWII. They were equipped with the worst, oldest and noisest planes. The engines used to conk out halfaway through missions and they had to climb on the wings mid flight to restart the props. To stop germans from hearing and firing at them, they’d climb up to a certain height, coast down to German positions, drop their bombs, restart their engines in midair and fly off.

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    Las brujas de la noche.Algunas de las mujeres piloto de la aviacion Roja

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