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    • Female Face of WWII: Soviet Pilots, Snipers and Partisans
    • Female Face of WWII: Soviet Pilots, Snipers and Partisans
    • Female Face of WWII: Soviet Pilots, Snipers and Partisans
    • Female Face of WWII: Soviet Pilots, Snipers and Partisans
    • Female Face of WWII: Soviet Pilots, Snipers and Partisans
    • Female Face of WWII: Soviet Pilots, Snipers and Partisans
    • Female Face of WWII: Soviet Pilots, Snipers and Partisans
    • Female Face of WWII: Soviet Pilots, Snipers and Partisans
    • Female Face of WWII: Soviet Pilots, Snipers and Partisans
    • Female Face of WWII: Soviet Pilots, Snipers and Partisans
    • Female Face of WWII: Soviet Pilots, Snipers and Partisans
    • Female Face of WWII: Soviet Pilots, Snipers and Partisans
    • Female Face of WWII: Soviet Pilots, Snipers and Partisans
    • Female Face of WWII: Soviet Pilots, Snipers and Partisans
    • Female Face of WWII: Soviet Pilots, Snipers and Partisans
    • Female Face of WWII: Soviet Pilots, Snipers and Partisans
    • Female Face of WWII: Soviet Pilots, Snipers and Partisans
    • Female Face of WWII: Soviet Pilots, Snipers and Partisans
    • Female Face of WWII: Soviet Pilots, Snipers and Partisans
    • Female Face of WWII: Soviet Pilots, Snipers and Partisans
    • Female Face of WWII: Soviet Pilots, Snipers and Partisans
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    Female aviation units were established in the USSR on October 8, 1941. The 586 regiment was formed under the command of famous pilot Marina Raskova. The regiment took part in all the main battles of the Great Patriotic War.
    Photo: Aircraft maintenance technicians of the 586th fighter air regiment preparing a plane for a combat mission during WWII.

    Take a look at Soviet women who fought during the Great Partiotic War in Sputnik's gallery.

    At least 800,000 women-soldiers of the Soviet Army fought along with men on the fronts of the Great Patriotic War. About 150 thousand of them were awarded orders and medals, more than 90 were awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union.

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