(Found on Imgur)
Female snipers of the 3rd Shock Army, 1st Belorussian Front. The ‘Shock’ armies were created with the specific structure to engage and destroy significant enemy forces, and were reinforced with more armored and artillery assets than other combined arms armies. Where necessary the Shock armies were reinforced with mechanized, tank and cavalry formations and units.
The snipers in the picture:
First row –
Guard Staff Sergeant, VN Stepanova: 20 kills,
Guard Sgt JP Belousova: 80 kills,
Guard Sgt AE Vinogradova: 83 kills.
Second row –
Guard Lieutenant EK Zhibovskaya: 24 kills,
Guard Sgt KF Marinkin: 79 kills,
Guard Sgt OS Marenkina: 70 kills.
Third row – Guard Lieutenant NP Belobrova: 70 kills,
Lieutenant N. Lobkovsky: 89 kills,
Guard Lieutenant VI Artamonova: 89 kills,
Guard Staff Sergeant MG Zubchenko: 83 kills.
Forth row –
Guard Sergeant, NP Obukhova: 64 kills,
Guard Sergeant, AR Belyakova 24 kills.
Total number of confirmed kills: 775.
Photo taken in Germany, May 4, 1945.