Layover Episode: The Night Witches 588th Night Bomber Regiment

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As the Soviet Union entered World War II in 1941, one of their most critical offenses came from the Night Witches. The all-female 588th Night Bomber Regiment was responsible for some of the most daring missions during the war, and in this week's Patreon-exclusive episode of Take to the Sky: The Air Disaster Podcast Stephanie tells some of the incredible stories that came to define the women who fought for the USSR and struck fear in the hearts of the enemy.
The Night Witches

A group shot of the Night Witches. Source: History of Yesterday

The Night Witches

Marina Raskova. Source: History of Yesterday

The Night Witches

A Po-2, the plane flown by the Night Witches. Source: