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Guard lieutenant Natalia Fedorovna Meklin (1922-2005), Hero of the Soviet Union, Order of Lenin, and Gold Star. From the citation of Order of Lenin: "For exemplary performance of command assignments at the front against the German invaders, she personally made 840 combat sorties with Aircraft Po-2 with high efficiency, displaying courage and heroism, bravery. Guard lieutenant Meklin is worthy of being awarded the title – Hero of the Soviet Union."

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Originally posted 2017-12-16 07:37:36.