Location11 km SW Gumrak
Coordinates48° 44.3' N 44° 14.7' E (48.7383,44.2450)
Elevation137 m (450 ft)
Runway1500x30 m (4921x98 ft) 101-281°T (ABANDONED)
Military unitsMilitary

Comments and historyLocation and orientation suspected; airfield long plowed under into farmland. The Pitomnik airfield (Russian: питомник, lit. plant nursery) was an airfield in Russia, the primary of the seven airfields used by the German Wehrmacht during the Battle of Stalingrad within the city [WIKI]. Pitomnik was captured by the German 6th Army when it linked up there with the 4th Panzer Army on 3 September 1942 [WIKI]. The airfield at Pitomnik was one of seven airfields within the Stalingrad pocket and the only one properly equipped to handle large amounts of traffic. It was equipped with lights for night operation [WIKI]. As of 2009, the location of the Pitomnik Airfield is used as farmland [WIKI].

Mapping linksGoogle Earth - http://maps.google.com/maps?&q=48.7383,44.2450&spn=0.1,0.1&output=kml
Google Maps (map) - http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=48.7383,44.2450&spn=0.1,0.1&t=m&q=48.7383,44.2450
Google Maps (sat) - http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=48.7383,44.2450&spn=0.1,0.1&t=h&q=48.7383,44.2450
Wikimapia - http://wikimapia.org/#lat=48.7383&lon=44.2450&z=14&l=1&m=b (Russian viewing recommended)
Geohack - http://stable.toolserver.org/geohack/geohack.php?params=48.7383_N_44.2450_E_type:city

Sources Computations and data compilation: Tim Vasquez
Coordinate data: Google Earth
Elevation data: Google Earth
Runway data: Google Earth
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