The first to take-off of the U.S.S. Hornet on April 18, 1942, is the last to land.
Russian Female Soldiers of WWII
Historians have always said there are two things the German's didn't expect going into the Soviet Union: the weather and the women. A hero of the Soviet Union (and a Ukrainian) Lyudmila Pavlichenko had 309 recorded (witnessed) kills against German soldiers during her service as a Sniper. 39 of those kills were enemy snipers. She fought in Crimea, Odessa and many other places. She was only one of 2,000 women trained and fighting as snipers against the Germans. The Russians had 800,000 women in uniform, from nurses and admin staff all the way to snipers and specialists on the front lines.