Women in Air War: The Eastern Front of World War II

TitleWomen in Air War: The Eastern Front of World War II
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1997
Series EditorCottam, Kazimiera Janina
Number of Pages365
PublisherNew Military Publishing
CityNepean, ON

The theme of this book is personal experience of Soviet airwomen during World War II. This book consists of contributions of about sixty individual authors, who tell the story of three women's air wings formed by Marina Raskova, famous woman pilot/navigator. There are over sixty illustrations, mostly dating to World War II. The editor/translator of this book has taught Russian History at the University of Ottawa and was employed by the Canadian Department of National Defense. She is recipient of the 1999 Mary Zirin Prize awarded by the Association for Women in Slavic Studies (affiliated with the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies).

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