Driving home the other night, I caught the tail end of an NPR radio broadcast about a group of female Russian pilots during WWII. They were so feared by the enemy for their eerily successful nighttime bombing raids, that they were dubbed the Night Witches.
You know I had to find out more.
These women flew fearlessly in flimsy wooden planes normally reserved for training missions, flew at night, flew so well they were among the most decorated pilots of the whole Soviet army. Night Witches indeed!
Their story is the inspiration behind a few new pieces, and some more that are still in the works. Someday soon you will hear the story of The White Rose of Stalingrad…
You can see these pieces and more over in the SHOP.