This is Lyudmila Mikhailovna Pavlichenko: aka the deadliest female sniper in history.
She has a recorded 309 kills, placing 8th overall in amount of sniper kills. Her nickname is Lady Death.
She decided that her role in life was not to be a typical women of the time. She volunteered for the army and declined a role as nurse. Proving her worth in sniper training, she was given an improptu mission to kill two Romanians who were known to be working with the Germans. They are not added to her 309 kill count because she considered them "test shots." Lyudmila proudly served her country doing risky missions. 36 of her 309 kills we're the result of counter-sniping, one of the most dangerous tasks a sniper can have. During one of those missions, she had to stay still for three days, while trying to kill the other sniper.
She was one of the 500 out of 200 female snipers to survive the war, only stopping her service after being wounded by a mortar. She eventually visited America and got along with Eleanor Roosevelt, both strong believers in independent women.
She eventually died on October 10, 1974 and is remembered as a hero for her country.
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