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Olga Nikolayevna Yamshchikova (Russian: Ольга Николаевна Ямщикова) (1914-1983) was Soviet female aviator, aviation instructor, Soviet Air Force commander, and test pilot. Nicknamed "granny of the Soviet aviation". Three confirmed kills during the Great Patriotic War. Awarded Order of the Great Patriotic War, Order of the Red Star (three times), several medals and Order of the Red Banner of Labor.[1]

She was the first female pilot with an aerial victory (September 24, 1942, vicinity of Stalingrad).[2]


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