5 January, 1943
Luftwaffe pilots sharing a cigarette with 6th Army soldiers before taking off away from the “cauldron”.
At this date all the airfields were still operational inside the Stalingrad pocket: main one at Pitomnik, secondary at Gumrak, along with a few lesser airstrips not suitable for every aircraft to land on. The situation was to change in several days from now, as the Soviet offensive took them one by one. [Stalingrad Battle Data] #history #ww2 #stalingrad