Heroe€™s Portraits: Lyudmila Pavlichenko

Lyudmila Pavlichenko was a female Soviet sniper during World War II.   She is credited with 309 confirmed kills and was awarded the Soviet Union’s highest medal for bravery, the Hero of the Soviet Union in 1943.   After being wounded by a mortar in 1942 she was pulled from combat because of her growing fame and was commissioned.   She spent the rest of the war as an instructor at a sniper school.   After the war she completed a degree and spent the rest of her life working as a historian, mostly with the Russian Navy.   Hero of the Soviet Union Citations are very difficult to find, even in their native Russian versions.   I could not find a copy of her award citation although she is profiled on many other places on the internet.   This is perhaps the best profile page of her I found.

If anyone knows where to find a copy of her citation, please let me know.