Sunday, 29 March 2015
Women Warriors - the 1077th Anti-aircraft regiment
Here's another story of tenacious Soviet women in the Second World War. This time it's the women of the 1077th anti-aircraft regiment during the Siege of Stalingrad.
They were being attacked by the 16th Panzer Division, so they lowered their anti-aircraft guns to their lowest elevation and fought off the tanks for two days. All 37 gun emplacements were destroyed, but the women of the regiment destroyed or damaged 83 tanks and 15 other vehicles carrying infantry, destroyed or dispersed more than three battalions of assault infantry and shot down 14 aircraft.