Look at these photos! Above is Nancy Harkness Love, an American pilot and commander during World War II, female pilot and first to fly for the U.S. military… For quite a while, she had evaded the ‘no flying’ rule of Milton Academy, the prestigious New England boarding school where she was attending high school. No one knew that she had a pilot’s license, so it was simply a matter of coming up with a good excuse for her to leave the Massachusetts campus. Once away, Harkness headed straight into Boston, and later Cape Cod, to rent an airplane for an afternoon of flying. A decade later, the young girl who would rather risk expulsion than give up flying became the head of the first group of women pilots to fly for the U.S. military. Read more here.
And here is Nadia Savchenko, a Ukrainian Army aviation pilot in the Ukrainian Ground Forces, imprisoned in Russia since June 2014. During the 2014 War in Donbass, Savchenko, a first lieutenant in the Ukrainian Ground Forces, served as instructor with a volunteer infantry unit, the Aidar Battalion.
Nadia Savchenko was captured by pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine in 2014 and handed over to Russia, where she was accused of having directed artillery fire that killed two Russian state-television journalists at the positions of pro-Russian forces in Ukraine. She was subsequently charged and convicted of murder and illegally crossing Russian state border despite being abducted from Ukrainian territory one hour before the deaths of the journalists.
Don’t you think their resemblance is just absolutely stunning?
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