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CzechTexan
07-23-2007, 07:32 AM
I know this subject has been discussed before but I recently did a search for pilot interviews and came across a nice little excerpt (24 pages printed from computer) from a book about the Russian women pilots.
Link to book excerpt (http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0EXI/is_2000_Fall-Winter/ai_73063467/pg_1)

It's from the book WINGS, WOMEN AND WAR: Soviet women in Military Aviation in the Second World War (University Press of Kansas).

This excerpt focuses on the history of the 586th Fighter Aviation Regiment (IA/PVO), all-women in beginning and men joined later. It's very good reading and informative.

Has anyone else read this book? I wonder if it discusses the other women's regiments (587th BAP with Pe-2)(588th NBAP with U-2VS). There are reviews on Amazon but I couldn't tell if the other regiments were in it.

CzechTexan
07-23-2007, 07:32 AM
I know this subject has been discussed before but I recently did a search for pilot interviews and came across a nice little excerpt (24 pages printed from computer) from a book about the Russian women pilots.
Link to book excerpt (http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0EXI/is_2000_Fall-Winter/ai_73063467/pg_1)

It's from the book WINGS, WOMEN AND WAR: Soviet women in Military Aviation in the Second World War (University Press of Kansas).

This excerpt focuses on the history of the 586th Fighter Aviation Regiment (IA/PVO), all-women in beginning and men joined later. It's very good reading and informative.

Has anyone else read this book? I wonder if it discusses the other women's regiments (587th BAP with Pe-2)(588th NBAP with U-2VS). There are reviews on Amazon but I couldn't tell if the other regiments were in it.

Feathered_IV
07-23-2007, 08:43 AM
Nice find http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

MadBadVlad
07-23-2007, 03:08 PM
Yes I have it and it does cover all the other fighter and bomber regiments that included women. It is easily the most detailed work in English on the Russian women pilots of WWII.

The main chapters include:

Recruitment and training of Aviation Group 122
The 46th Guards Night Bomber Aviation Regiment (previously the 588th up to Feb 43)
The 125th Guards Bomber Aviation regiment
The 586th Fighter Aviation Regiment
Women at war in mostly male regiments
Demobilization and Postwar experiences

Appendixes include:

Full lists of all regimental personnel
Female heroes of the Soviet Union
Thoughts on sources and historiography

Plenty of black and white photos

Go and get it - you won't be disappointed http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

CzechTexan
07-24-2007, 05:47 AM
That's a really nice review MadBadVlad. Thanks for the info. This book would look good on my library shelf.