Aerial view of Stalingrad from a German bomber, Russia, Sep 1942

Caption   Aerial view of Stalingrad from a German bomber, Russia, Sep 1942 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseGerman Federal Archive
Identification Code   Bild 183-B22176
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 3 Dec 2009

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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Mark Prange says:
14 Mar 2013 01:45:23 PM

The Barrikady armaments factory is in the right half of the photo, obscured by smoke.
2. Anonymous says:
7 Apr 2013 11:19:44 AM

An aerial photo of the Barrikady factory before its destruction is online; search under "Stalingrad Aerial Scans" and select GX1567SG-134.
3. Mark Prange says:
3 May 2013 05:23:23 PM

The triangular block of about 13 buildings in the upper left are the Schnellhefter Block, or six-sided block. About 5 storeys high before their ruination. The cellars housed some of the remanants of the northern pocket. The collapsed steel-reinforced floor slabs proved to be very effective protection against shells and bombs. Skulpturny Park is at left center. It is now Yuri Gagarina Park--a memorial to war dead. Some of the buildings are still standing. Google Maps numbers them 11A, 59, 2, and 145. Between northern Barrikady and the Volga was an isolated pocket of Soviet troops commanded by General Liudnikov. "Liudnikov's Island" is seen in the gap in the smoke.
4. Mark Prange says:
9 Sep 2014 04:21:14 PM

Another apartment complex, just out of view above, is sometimes labeled "Schnellhefter Bloc."

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