Mariya Oktyabrskaya, husband died in WW2 so she sold all of her belongings…

Mariya-Oktyabrskaya-croppedMariya Oktyabrskaya, who’s husband died in WW2 so she sold all of her belongings and built a tank “The Angry Girlfriend” for revenge. Mariya, often disregarding orders not to, would leap out of her tank and repair the tank, amidst heavy fire. She became the first female tanker to ever win the Hero of the Soviet Union award.

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