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'Night Witch' Flew Bomber Planes During World War II

Jul 15, 2013 (All Things Considered) — As a young woman, Nadezhda Popova volunteered as a pilot during World War II to drop bombs on German troops, flying planes made of plywood and canvas. Their enemies called them "Night Witches" because the airplanes sounded like a witch's broomstick when they flew overhead. Popova died July 8.

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