The Night Witches: How an All-female Soviet Bomb Squad Terrorized Nazi Germany


The 588th Night Bomber Regiment at the airfield in 1942. Public Domain

The 588th Night Bomber Regiment didn't have the best equipment, and they didn't have the best planes. What this all-female bomber regiment did have, however, was unstoppable ambition, brilliant strategies and dozens of fearless pilots. Listen in to learn more about the rise of the terrifying force the German soldiers called die Nachthexen -- the Night Witches.