Reblogged from ogredrew
Now these Ladies where the fucking definition of Classic BadAss.
for those not in the know, night witches were Russian lady bombers who bombed the shit out of German lines in WW2. Thing is though, they had the oldest, noisiest, crappiest 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 the fuck out of dodge.
their leader flew over 200 missions and was never captured.
how the fuck is this not taught in every single history class ever
THE MOST BADASS EVER
I’ve reblogged this before and I will again, because this will never stop being the most inspiring shit I have ever read anywhere ever.