|Yak-1 296th IAP, yellow 44||The strikingly beautiful Lydia Litvyak was one
of several women who served the Soviet Union as fighter pilots in the Great
Patriotic War. She was known to her friends as as Lilya (lily), and is
reputed to have been so fond of flowers that she would take some with her in
the cockpit. Legendary as the White Rose of Stalingrad, she fought in the
intense aerial engagements on that Front during spring and summer of 1943,
ultimately scoring 12 victories. Wounder three times in action, she was
killed fighting eight Me-109's on August 1, 1943. She was only 22 years old.
The zip contains two skins, one in black and AII green, the other in black and Factory green. The former is most likely correct, but the existing illustrations are conflicting. Use the one you like best!
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