Kristen Stewart photographed by Lindsey Byrnes
Love a good uniform. I’m so lucky and happy to be where I am today. I’m immensely grateful to have the opportunity to be learning the concepts and skills in order to help others. #ems #metro #uniform #thismakesitfeelsoreal
There are thousands and thousands of ways to articulate the conditions of a feeling. But sometimes, words will fail you. You have to ride it out without being able to pinpoint the source of its presence, without the descriptive mutuality to share with someone else.
And here I am, with fatigue and…
The [588th Night Bomber Regiment of the Soviet Air Forces] was the most highly decorated female unit in that force, flying 30,000 missions over the course of four years — and dropping, in total, 23,000 tons of bombs on invading German armies. Its members, who ranged in age from 17 to 26, flew primarily at night, making do with planes that were — per their plywood-and-canvas construction — generally reserved for training and crop-dusting. They often operated in stealth mode, idling their engines as they neared their targets and gliding to the bomb release point. As a result, their planes made little more than soft “whooshing” noises as they flew by.
Those noises reminded the Germans, apparently, of the sound of a witch’s broomstick. So the Nazis began calling the female fighter pilots Nachthexen: “night witches.” They were loathed. And they were feared. Any German pilot who downed a “witch” was automatically awarded an Iron Cross.