White Lily is the story of the two highest scoring female combat pilots of all time: Lilya Litvyak and Katya Budanova. They flew as fighter pilots for the Soviet Union during the second world war, and are the only two women in world history to earn that title of ace fighter pilot. The title refers to Lilya’s aviator call sign. According to legend, she painted a large white lily on the tail of her plane. Western media referred to her as the “White Rose of Stalingrad.”

We tell their story over five comics. You can get the first for free by submitting your email address to the right of this page. You will then receive notices of when subsequent issues are ready.

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