Evdokia Bershanskaya – The commander of the female aviation regiment.
With the release of the Taman Peninsula 2nd Guards Infantry Division covered the air aviation female regiment – the 46th Guards Taman night bomber Aviation Regiment (46th Guards NBAP.).
The commander of the 46th NBAP Evdokia D. Bershanskaya (1918-1982), leading the regiment, was able to prove to skeptics that female air unit has the right to exist and can fight on par with male parts, and sometimes – and successfully them. February 8, 1943 588 NBAP, commanded by Evdokia Bershanskaya, became the first in the division of the Guards and was named 46 NBAP. During the war, the regiment made 24,000 sorties, dropped on the enemy more than 3 thousand tons of bombs. 23 Regiment pilots became Heroes of the Soviet Union. Evdokia Bershanskaya only one of the women was awarded the Order of Suvorov.