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    • Leyla Merdente

      The woman on the left is reported to be Lyudmila Pavlichenko, the most successful female sniper and one of the deadliest humans in history. Pavlichenko used her sharpshooting skills to record over 300 kills. Of these, thirty-six were German snipers.

    • Harlley Gurrola

      Lyudmila Pavlichenko (L) was a Ukrainian Soviet sniper during World War II. Credited with 309 kills, she is regarded as the most successful female sniper in history

    • Rhayna Kramer

      Women of the Soviet Union's 1077th regiment during WWII; fought Germans during the Battle of Stalingrad. Although the regiment was ultimately dissolved when the women were overwhelmed by Germans, they managed to destroy 83 tanks, 15 infantry vehicles, kill three battalions of infantry and shoot down 14 aircraft.

    • Laura Grandy

      Soldiers of the 177th Anti-Aircraft Regiment. This regiment like many other anti-aircraft regiments in the Soviet Union at the time was made up entirely of young women, some of them not long out of high school. The 1077th is known for their fierce interception of the German 16th Panzer Division.

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