Lyudmila Pavlichenko

Lyudmila Pavlichenko

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  • Lyudmila Pavlichenko was born in Bila Tserkva, Russian empire (now Ukraine) and lived from July 12, 1916 -  October 10, 1974. She was a russian Snipper that killed 309 people during WWll and is still to this day the world's most deadliest female sniper to ever live. That also help raise Awareness to the war in america after she was done fighting by making public Appearances and speaches. She was also given two nickname, the press called her lady death and the germans called her the russian B**** from hell.  
  • When she was 14 years old she relocated to Kiev with her family where she got enrolled into an OSOAVIAKhIM shooting club and eventually evolved as an amateur sharpshooter. Pavlichenko got married when she was just 16 years to Alexei Pavlichenko old, and had a son named Rostislav who was born in 1932. But not shortly after she got divorced and went to Kiev University in 1937 and obtained a master’s degree in history. During that time Lyudmila was attending school she came forward as one of the first round of volunteers at the Odessa recruiting office.
  • She requested to be assigned in the infantry and accordingly she was delegated to the 25th Rifle Division of the Red Army. With this she among the 2000 female snipers who fought in the Second World War and remained one of the 500 snipers who survived the war. Her first two sniper kills occurred close to Belyayevka in early August 1941. As the month went on she gained a hundred confirmed sniper kills following that she was elevated to the rank of senior sergeant on that month.
  • In May 1942, the Southern Army Council cited Lyudmila, who was recently elevated as a Lieutenant, for eliminating 257 German soldiers. The confirmed sniper kills by her amounted to 309 during the Second World War among them 36 were snipers from the enemy sides.A mortar fire injured her in June 1942 and although she eventually recovered from the wound, within a month of the recovery she was pulled back from the warfront because of her growing status and fame.
  • She made publicity visit in support of the war to Canada and the United States. She was the first citizen of the Soviet Union who was received by a President of the United States by Franklin D. Roosevelt who welcomed the ace sniper to the White House. She also received invitation from the First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt to tour across the US and share her experiences.She attended the International Student Assembly in Washington, D.C. and the Congress of Industrial Organizations’ meetings. She appeared in public rallies and gave speeches in the New York City and Chicago.
  • As the war ended, Lyudmila resumed and completed her studies at the Kiev University and then commenced a career of a historian. She served the Chief Headquarters of the Soviet Navy as a research assistant from 1945 to 1953. Later she got actively involved with the Soviet Committee of the Veterans of War. Lyudmila a female sniper who earned international repute for her service and war contributions passed away on October 10, 1974, at 58 years of age in Moscow, Soviet Union. Her remains were interred in Moscow’s Novodevichye Cemetery.
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