for those not in the know, night witches were russian lady bombers who bombed the shit out of german lines in WW2. Thing is though, they had the oldest, noisiest, crappest planes in the entire world. The engines used to conk out halfway through their missions, so they had to climb out on the wings mid flight to restart the props. the planes were also so noisy that to stop germans from hearing them combing and starting up their anti aircraft guns, they’d climb up to a certain height, coast down to german positions, drop their bombs, restart their engines in midair, and get the fuck out of dodge.
their leader flew over 200 missions and was never captured.
how the fuck is this not taught in every single history class ever
pretty sure I’ve reblogged this before but it can happen again
it’s back omfg yes
Can I use this as an opportunity to rant for a sec? I’m so fucking sick of people saying that we’ve run out of original ideas for films and everything’s crap now. If you look at what’s actually being released then yes, a lot of it is crap, but think of all the amazing historical figures whose lives could be made into amazing movies. Like these bad bitches for example. But no, we need another goddamn Transformers.