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The Fighting Girlfriend, an Unsexed Soldier, & a Police Matron

Name: Mariya Oktyabrskaya Born: August 16, 1905    Died: March 15, 1944 What they did: Tank-Driving Nazi Killing Widow Facts: Born into a poor Ukrainian family on the Crimean Peninsula. She was one of ten children. In 1925, she married a Soviet army officer. While married to her husband, Ilya Oktyabrskaya , she began to acquire […]