WWII -- original caption: "Willa Beatrice Brown, a Negro American, serves her country by training pilots for the U. She is the first african american woman to receive a commission as a Lieutenant in the U.
"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.
In a small team of women quietly changed history: American military minds in Afghanistan realized that Afghan women often held the essential information, and that American women were, as author Gayle Tzemach Lemmon explains, …
Sniper Sergeant Roza Georgiyevna Shanina poses with her rifle on April She scored 54 confirmed kills, including 12 of enemy snipers. She fell in action on January 1945 during operations in East Prussia.