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FI_Willie
12-18-2004, 07:05 PM
Hopefully, casualty numbers.

An old WWII transport pilot buddy of mine has developed an interest in this and I thought I'd ask some of you guys. I've been unable to locate the numbers by doing a google search of the english speaking websites.

Thanks in advance,
Willie

PBNA-Boosher
12-18-2004, 07:16 PM
Casualty references for the 588th NBAP/46th Taman Guards Bomber regiment would be scarce, if they exist at all. I would say the casualty rate was the same as any other night bomber unit, but I could be wrong. I can, however, give you plenty of other info on them....

Call_me_Kanno
12-18-2004, 09:17 PM
They flew the PO-2 for night attacks. I found a lot of stuff about them by doing a google search. I got a bunch of pics I took of a PO-2 if you want them.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v22/Kanno/Po260.jpg

woofiedog
12-19-2004, 12:39 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif FI_Willie... here are a few links.
http://www.teacheroz.com/images/rosie2.gif

Here is one for books
http://webhome.idirect.com/~kjcottam/welcome.htm

http://connections.smsd.org/veterans/ptype.jpg

Here are some for reading material
http://www.samolet.co.uk/femalefaces.html

http://www.frenkenstein.com/ww2/soviet/Women.htm

http://www.teacheroz.com/WWIIHomefront.htm

http://www.wpafb.af.mil/museum/history/wasp/p5.jpg

http://www.wpafb.af.mil/museum/history/wasp/wasp2.htm

PBNA-Boosher
12-19-2004, 08:23 AM
Woofiedog, those are good references, but in the mention of the Night Witches, the 46th Taman Guards bomber regiment is specifically mentioned. I've been working a campaign for them.

While the American WASP group were female flyers during the war, they did not see combat, and were not intended to, which makes them entirely different. The group of the 586 IAP, 125th GvBAP, and the 46th GvNBAP were all female combat units, though the 46th was the only that was entirely female. The 586 had one small division of men, and the 587 mainly used men as gunners for their Pe-2 aircraft.

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Willie, please E-mail me at boosh at kbuch.com. I'll send you what I have on them. Also, if you'd like, you can IM me. Just ask me in e-mail what my IM name is and I'll give it to you.

FI_Willie
12-19-2004, 09:59 AM
THANKS Boosh!!

E on the way shortly!!

And thanks again to all that posted and for the links, I too love reading about stuff as this.

~S~

And KANNO I'd be very greatful if you would send me the pics, My E is willieIII at charter.net.

Thanks!!