Meet one of my favorite snipers….

Lyudmila Pavlichenko

Compiled from Wikipedia and other sites:

309 Confirmed Kills

Born in the Ukranian town of Belaya Tserkov on July 12, 1916, Pavlichenko moved to Kiev with her family at the age of fourteen. There she joined a shooting club and developed into a seasoned sharpshooter.

Pavlichenko was among the first round of volunteers at the recruiting office, where she requested to join the Russian infantry and subsequently was assigned to the Red Army‘s 25th Rifle Division; Pavlichenko had the option to become a nurse but refused (our kind of gal)

In June 1941, Pavlichenko was 24 and Nazi Germany were invading the Soviet Union. She was among the first volunteers and asked to join the infantry. she was assigned to the Red Armies 25th infantry Division. From there she became one of 2000 female snipers of the soviet.