Stories regarding the Second World War and the people involved in it never cease to amaze.
There are tons and tons of tales that can have their books and become best sellers for several years.
One of the stories that people often overlook is that of a squadron that only consisted of females.
It was famous for using scare tactics against the Nazis.
The group gained quite a bit of popularity at that time, but due to the massive nature of World War 2, people failed to discuss and spread their stories for future generations.
Consider yourself lucky as we will discuss various things about this group in great depth and talk about their selfless contributions in killing hundreds, if not thousands of Nazis.
Who Were The Night Witches
The Night Witches belonged to the Soviet Air Force and were part of its Bomber Regiment.
Their role was quite extraordinary, considering most women at that time did not get much freedom.
However, these brave women went to fight the Nazis without any parachutes, radios, machine guns, or radars.
They only had pencils, flashlights, stopwatches, rulers, a compass, and a map.
While the group did not have the right artillery to face thousands of powerful weapon yielding Nazis, they did know how to make the best of what they had because of their creativity.
The women completed more than thirty thousand bombing raids. They also dropped around twenty-five thousand tons over their enemy, killing thousands of them.
These women stood out from the other squadrons as they used to decorate their planes with leaves and flowers.
They also used navigational pencils to paint their lips and act like witches, striking fear into their enemy’s hearts.
What’s so funny about this is that the Nazis started believing that witches were real and that they were immortal.
How Did The Team Form?
The Soviet Union was and still is widely popular for its brave people and their patriotic ways. Everybody is ready to sacrifice their lives for the betterment of their country.
Women also wanted to try their hand at defending their country by entering the battlefield.