Nadezhda Popova, who has died aged was a member of an elite corps of Soviet women — known as the “Night Witches” — who fought as bomber pilots in the air war against Germany, and the only one to win three Orders of the Patriotic War for bravery.
Victory: The Battle of Britain “We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets; we shall never surrender.” -Winston Churchill, St Paul's Cathedral in background, London Blitz
"Katya Budanova (Катя Буданова), was a fighter pilot in the Soviet Air Force during World War II. With 11 air victories, she was one of the world's two female fighter aces along with Lydia Litvyak." She chose fighter ace over fashion model, apparently.
Portrait of an Polish/American fighter pilot Francis “Gabby” Gabreski. He flew fighters, “Spitfire” and Altogether during the war shot down 28 German planes. Later, during the Korean War, won 6 more personal and a group victory.