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FAIR WITCHES IN THE SKY

Female famous fighter pilots of WW2



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All the lists present the following data:
Name and (when known) first name are presented with arbitrary choice for the spelling (russian, german, arab names...).
RANK of the pilot: see the rank page for the meaning of the abbreviations and the equivalence.
According to the pages, COUNTRY, NATION for the nationality or ethnic origin, AIR_SERVICE for the air arm, are provided.
The number of victories represents usually the total of kills (individual plus shared). The shared kills are indicated when known under the form [indiv+shared]. The official score is indicated when different from the total (American and British scores of ww2 for example).
Authors of the SOURCES column are given; report to the bibliography page to find the books, articles, web pages in alphabetical order. The OTHER_SOURCES column presents the divergent scores with sometimes the author of the source.
The DETAIL column shows occasionally the type of kill, balloons, V-1s, ground kills, unconfirmed kills...
The NOTE column exposes different commentaries and for lack of space, abbreviations are used: report to the abbreviation page for their meaning.




Updated: 08/11/2007

Rank First Name Name Country Ww2 Victories Sources Detail Air Service Units Death Note Other Sources
mlLt Lydya 'Lilya'Vladimirovna LITVYAK USSR 16 [12+4] T. Polak (1 balloon) PVO & VVS 586 IAP, 437 IAP, 6 IAD, 296 IAP, 73 IAP 01/08/1943 Female ace, Yak-1. KIA. 13;12+3;11+3;5+7(Bykov)
stLt Ekaterina Vasilevna BUDANOVA USSR 11 [6+5] T. Polak, V.Arkhipov PVO & VVS 586 IAP, 9 GIAP, 296 IAP, 73 GIAP 08/07/1943 Female ace, Stalingrad front. 6;12;14;10(1993 citation)
Klaudiia Yakovlevna FOMICHYOVA USSR 11 [0+11] V.Arkhipov (web Wio) (ground kills?) VVS 125 GBAP 06/10/1958 Pe-2 female ace.
Kapt Klaudia PANKRATOVA TUBALOVA USSR 4 A.Abramov VVS 586 IAP Yak female fighter pilot.
stLt Raisa Vasilevna BELIAEVA USSR 3 [1+2] A.Abramov PVO 437 IAP, 586 IAP 19/07/1943 Yak female pilot, 1942-43. KIFA. 4
Galina Pavlovna BURDINA USSR 3 [2+1] A.Abramov PVO 586 IAP Yak female pilot, 1943-45. 2 (Pennington)
Kapt Maria Ivanovna DOLINA USSR 3 [0+3] A.E. Melnikov VVS 587 BAP, 125 GvBAP Pe-2 female bomber pilot.
Antonina Vasilevna'Tonia' LEBEDEVA USSR 3 A.Abramov VVS 586 IAP, 434 IAP, 65 GIAP Yak female fighter pilot. 1+1sh
Raisa Nefedovna SURNACHEVSKAIA USSR 3 [2+1] R.Pennington PVO 586 IAP Yak female pilot, 1943-45. 2 (Abramov); 0+4sh
stLt Olga Nikolaevna YAMSHCHIKOVA USSR 3 A.Abramov VVS 586 IAP Yak female fighter pilot. 17; 1sh
Anja Ivanovna BODRIAGINA USSR 2 A.Abramov VVS Female fighter pilot.
Maj Galina Ivanovna DZHUNKOVSKA MARKOVA USSR 2 [0+2] A.E.Melnikov, A.Abramov VVS 587 BAP, 125 GBAP (gunner) 12/09/1985 Pe-2 female bomber gunner, 1943-45.
Shura MUKUSEEVA USSR 2 A. Abramov VVS 566 ShAP (gunner) Sturmovik female gunner.
stLt Tamara Ustinovna PAMIATNYKH USSR 2 R.Pennington PVO 586 IAP Yak female pilot, 1943-45. 0+4sh
stLt Yekaterina Ivanovna ZELENKOVA USSR 2 A.Abramov (1 taran) VVS 135 BBAP 12/09/1941 Bomber female pilot, Su-2, 1941. KIA.
Maria BARTAKOVA USSR 1 [0+1] VVS Female fighter pilot.
Maria Mashenka 'Masha' BATRAKOVA USSR 1 [0+1] A.Abramov VVS 586 IAP Yak female pilot. MIA 1945.
A. N. DEMCHENKOVA USSR 1 VVS 586 IAP Yak female fighter pilot, 1944.
Lt Valerya Ivanovna KHOMYAKOVA USSR 1 A.E. Melnikov VVS 586 IAP 30/09/1942 Female fighter pilot, Yak-1, 1942.
stLt Tamara Fyodorovna KONSTANTINOVA USSR 1 A.Abramov VVS 386 AP, 566 ShAP, 999 ShAP Female Sturmovik pilot.
Masha M. KUZNETSOVA USSR 1 [0+1] VVS 586 IAP Yak female fighter pilot.
Lt Valentina M. LISITSYNA USSR 1 [0+1] Abramov VVS 586 IAP Yak female fighter pilot, 1943.
Irina Ivanovna OLKOVOVA USSR 1 [0+1] A.Abramov VVS 586 IAP Yak female fighter pilot.
mlLt Valentina S. PETROCHENKOVA USSR 1 [0+1] A.Abramov VVS 586 IAP Yak, female fighter pilot, 1943.
Zynaida Fedorova SOLOMATINA USSR 1 [0+1] A.Abramov VVS 586 IAP Yak female fighter pilot.
Lidia Ivanovna SULKINOVA USSR 1 J.Safaryk VMF 7 GShAP-KBF Female fighter pilot.
Olga I. YAKOVLEVA USSR 1 [0+1] A.Abramov VVS 586 IAP Yak female fighter pilot, 1943.
N. Aleksandrovna ZHURKINA USSR 1 A.Abramov VVS 99 GORAP Female radio operator gunner. 2
Table: Female famous fighter pilots of WW2


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