Thursday, October 31, 2013

                    Happy Samhain!

Here are some Nachthexen....  

The Germans gave the 588th Night Bomber regiment this name because the aircrew were all females and flew dangerous, almost suicidal bombing missions against the enemy at night in small, slow biplanes. They deservedly won the admiration of their enemy and the numerous medals they were awarded as well as proving they were not to be defeated by male chauvinism and stupidity displayed by their own side.
Here is a link to the history of these brave women who rode their "broomsticks" against all kinds of obstacles, both human and natural.

p.s. For those who have a further interest this may be of interest by Jessica Leigh Bhuvasorakul.


Post a Comment

<< Home