AKA Nadedja Degtereva
I need a photo of her. If you can help, please contact me.
via email from Dave Lam, 9-29-03
     Ukranian (born in Kiev), who joined the Russian air force while pretending to be male. Flew on the Galacian Front. She was wounded in aerial combat in 1915, and when her sex was discovered, she became a national heroine. She recovered, and then rejoined the air force on the Caucasus front.

     If you search for "Nadeshda Degtereva", using the Google search engine, (4-24-04), you will find just two links.
Women Combat Pilots of WW1
     This page on Dr. Russell Naughton's "The Pioneers" website offer a brief mention of her participation "in the Galician Front, where she flew reconnaissance missions.." You will find entries for many other early female aviators. You can access that page by clicking on the title.
     If you are not familiar with his website, and if time permits, you should visit the homepage and sample a few of the many other valuable features.

     If you search for "Nadedja Degtereva,", using the Google search engine, (4-24-04), you will find a single link back to this site.

I don't know the dates of her birth or death.
Editor's Note:
If you have any more information on this pioneer aviator
please contact me.
E-mail to Ralph Cooper

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