Apr 4, 2012

Russia FDC on "Centennial of the Birth of Marina Raskova"

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Centennial of the Birth of Marina Raskova

Date of Issue : 21 March 2012

Marina Raskova (March 28, 1912 - January 4, 1943) was a famous Soviet navigator. She later became one of over 800,000 women in the military service, founding three female air regiments which would eventually fly over 30,000 sorties in World War II. Raskova was among the first women awarded with the title Hero of the Soviet Union.

The stamp features a portrait of Raskova against route of fly, compass, slide rule, and navigation protractor.

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