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Dear friends,

 

We need your help! We're looking for any information, descriptions and photos of Soviet and German airfields for our new project Battle of Kuban.

The list of known airfields:

 

Kerch Peninsula:

 

Bagerovo
Kertsch
Kertsch IV

 

Kuban:

 

Anapa (Anapa)

Krymskaja (Krymskaya)
Gostagajewskaja (Gostagaevskaya)

Taman (Taman’)
 

Abinskaja (Abinskaya)
Achtyrskaja (Akhtyrskaya)

Adler

Gelendjik (Helendzhik)
Iwanowskaja (Ivanovskaya)
Korenowskaja (Korenovskaya)

Krasnoarmeyskaya

Krasnodar
Labinskja (Labinskaya)
Lasarewskaja (Lazarevskoye)

Maikop
St. Mirskaja (St. Mirskaya)

Nowowelitschkowskaja (Novovelichkovskaya)

Novotitarovskaya

Pashkovskaya
Popowitschewskaja (Popovicheskaya)
Sslawjanskaja (Slavyanskaya)

Staronijnesteblievskaya

Timoshevskaya

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Hi BlackSix, here's what I can find on WWII Aerial Photos and Maps http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com/index.html

 

Abinskaya

 

http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com/targetrussia/citynamesbeginninga/citynames-abascha-ales/slides/Abinskaja%20%20004.html

 

Adler

 

http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com/targetrussia/citynamesbeginninga/citynames-abascha-ales/slides/Adlert%20%20024.html

 

http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com/targetrussia/citynamesbeginninga/citynames-abascha-ales/slides/Adlert%20%20025.html

 

http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com/targetrussia/citynamesbeginninga/citynames-abascha-ales/slides/Adlert%20%20026.html

 

http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com/targetrussia/citynamesbeginninga/citynames-abascha-ales/slides/Adlert%20%20027.html

 

http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com/targetrussia/citynamesbeginninga/citynames-abascha-ales/slides/Adlert%20%20028.html

 

http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com/targetrussia/citynamesbeginninga/citynames-abascha-ales/slides/Adlert%20%20029.html

 

http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com/targetrussia/citynamesbeginninga/citynames-abascha-ales/slides/Adlert%20%20030.html

 

http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com/targetrussia/citynamesbeginninga/citynames-abascha-ales/slides/Adlert%20%20031.html

 

http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com/targetrussia/citynamesbeginninga/citynames-abascha-ales/slides/Adlert%20%20032.html

 

http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com/targetrussia/citynamesbeginninga/citynames-abascha-ales/slides/Adlert%20%20033.html

 

Anapa

 

http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com/targetrussia/citynamesbeginninga/citynames-ales-apa/slides/Anapa%20%20001.html

 

http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com/targetrussia/citynamesbeginninga/citynames-ales-apa/slides/Anapa%20%20148.html

 

http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com/targetrussia/citynamesbeginninga/citynames-ales-apa/slides/Anapa%20%20149.html

 

http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com/targetrussia/citynamesbeginninga/citynames-ales-apa/slides/Anapa%20%20153.html

 

Anapa III

 

http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com/targetrussia/citynamesbeginninga/citynames-ales-apa/slides/Anapa%20III%20%20154.html

 

Gelendzhik III & IV

 

http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com/targetrussia/citynamesbeginningg/citynames-gele-gust/slides/Gelendshik%20II%20IV%20%20007.html

 

Krasnodar II

 

http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com/targetrussia/citynamesbeginningk/citynames-kras-kros/slides/Krasnodar%20%20026.html

 

http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com/targetrussia/citynamesbeginningk/citynames-kras-kros/slides/Krasnodar%20II%20%20018.html

 

Krasnodar III

 

http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com/targetrussia/citynamesbeginningk/citynames-kras-kros/slides/Krassnodar%20III%20%20027.html

 

Novorossiysk

 

http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com/targetrussia/citynamesbeginningn/citynames-nisk-novo/slides/Novorossiysk%20Russia%20%20012.html

 

Novotitarovskaya

 

http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com/targetrussia/citynamesbeginningn/citynames-novo-nyri/slides/Novotitarovskaya%20Russia%20%20002.html

 

Tikhoretsk

 

http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com/targetrussia/citynamesbeginningt/City%20Names%20TERB%20to%20TIMI/slides/Tikhoretsk%20Russia%20%20037.html

 

Timoshevskaya

 

http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com/targetrussia/citynamesbeginningt/City%20Names%20TERB%20to%20TIMI/slides/Timashevskaya%20Russia%20%20008.html

 

Some are only partial, although quite a few are really detailed.

Cheers.

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Edit: Damned I have been too long...

 

For Bagerovo photos are difficult to find. However a careful observation of Google Earth aerial view shows beside and under  the monster 1947-1950 russian installation old runways and taxiways which are probably German. There is a surviving hangar which is very typically german.... It would be possible to recretae a close semblance of what the airfield was in 1943. I can probably do that if you want (with a bit of poetic license probably but it cannot be helped)

 

I presume you know the resource already but anyway:

 

For Kersch: http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com/aerialmiscellaneous/slides/Kerch%201-1944.html

 

The airfield is bottom right, probably in a not too good shape compared to 1943. It is visibly deactivated at this time (trenches in the middle). the image cuts off its W part, but this area is still undevelopedas of now so GE image would help fill the missing part nicely.

 

For Taman: http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com/aerialmiscellaneous/slides/Kerch%201-1944.html

I think the airfield is E of the city centered here: 45°12'35.71"N  36°44'40.81"E

There is an oblique aerial of Taman: http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com/targetrussia/citynamesbeginningt/City%20Names%20TAMA%20to%20TEOF/slides/Taman%20Russia%20%20001.html

Details are sketchy but I think I am right.

 

For Krasnodar see here: http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com/targetrussia/citynamesbeginningk/citynames-kras-kros/slides/Krasnodar%20%20026.html

 

and http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com/targetrussia/citynamesbeginningk/citynames-kras-kros/slides/Krasnodar%20II%20%20018.htm

 

Funnily enough the Germans have named the same airfield Krasnodar as well as Krasnodar II! This airfield has been lost to the town development. The center of the airfield is about there: 45°03'32.61"N  38°57'20.28"E

 

For Krasnodar III aka Pashkovskaya: http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com/targetrussia/citynamesbeginningk/citynames-kras-kros/slides/Krassnodar%20III%20%20027.html

Google Earth is of no help here urbanization has utterly erased any trace of the airfield (center there: 45°01'52.90"N  39°04'34.51"E)

 

For Abinskaja: http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com/targetrussia/citynamesbeginninga/citynames-abascha-ales/slides/Abinskaja%20%20004.html

Actual location is 44°53'22.84"N  38°09'46.51"E (not yet totally disappeared)

 

For Adler: http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com/targetrussia/citynamesbeginninga/citynames-abascha-ales/slides/Adlert%20%20024.html

Location is 43°26'45.22"N  39°56'17.90"E. International airport (Sochi serving airport).

 

For Anapa: www.wwii-photos-maps.com/targetrussia/citynamesbeginninga/citynames-ales-apa/slides/Anapa%20%20150.html

 

                  and http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com/targetrussia/citynamesbeginninga/citynames-ales-apa/slides/Anapa%20%20001.html

 

Actual location: 44°52'19.98"N  37°19'25.16"E (not yet totally erased)

 

There was another airfield known to the germans as Anapa III: http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com/targetrussia/citynamesbeginninga/citynames-ales-apa/slides/Anapa%20III%20%20154.html

 

This is the actual location of Krasnyy Kurgan airfield: 44°59'49.26"N  37°20'47.82"E

 

For Maikop I: http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com/targetrussia/citynamesbeginningm/citynames-mach-malw/slides/Maikop%20I%20%20017.html

                     and http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com/targetrussia/citynamesbeginningm/citynames-mach-malw/slides/Maikop%20I%20%20018.html

 

Still there as old abandoned Soviet era airfield (but with grass runway): 44°38'13.54"N  40°06'21.20"E

 

For Maikop III: http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com/targetrussia/citynamesbeginningm/citynames-mach-malw/slides/Maikop%20III%20%20016.html

 

totally erased: 44°36'28.49"N  40°03'54.63"E

 

That will be all for today. I will continue exploring this marvellous site if you are interested...

 

Cheers

 

jvm

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Here's one that might just be on the western edge of the map:

 

Ak-Monaj 45°13'17.90"N 35°35'23.65"E

http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com/targetrussia/citynamesbeginninga/citynames-abascha-ales/slides/Ak-Monaj%20%20079.html

 

Btw, jvm, I don't think that the area in Kertsch you picked up is the airfield. Looking at the heights on Google Earth it appears to be a hill - 75m in the middle and 55m and 35m around the edge.

Cheers.

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Btw, jvm, I don't think that the area in Kertsch you picked up is the airfield. Looking at the heights on Google Earth it appears to be a hill - 75m in the middle and 55m and 35m around the edge.

Cheers.

 

I guess you are right (these are the limits of photo interpretation if you have no corroborating data!)...So Kerch I is probably the actual Kertch airport (the area SW of village of Voikove (new name of Katerles)).

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I guess you are right (these are the limits of photo interpretation if you have no corroborating data!)...So Kerch I is probably the actual Kertch airport (the area SW of village of Voikove (new name of Katerles)).

Yes, looking at Fern's photo as well then that probably is Kerch. I also agree that with your interpretation of Bagerovo. Here's

 

 

an interesting drone flight above the field after the Russian runways were stripped out; what looks like the German ones weren't touched. There is also a good shot of the 'German' hangar and a great feel for what the countryside looks like.

Cheers.

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It is very easy to be fooled by identical names...Only way to check is go on the ground and/or to look at aerial of the time or of a short time after and to begin with, to check simple feasibility. The Varvarovka near Sochi cannot seemingly have an airfield judging by the relief there...(Lot of) experience talking...

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Some more:

 

Gelendzhik (I)?

 

44°35'29.40"N 38° 2'23.05"E – western edge of photo

http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com/targetrussia/citynamesbeginningg/citynames-gele-gust/slides/Gelendshik%20Bucht%20%20003.html

 

More Adler

 

http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com/targetrussia/moderncitynamesa/slides/Adler%20Russia%20%20013.html

 

http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com/targetrussia/moderncitynamesa/slides/Adler%20Russia%20%20014.html

 

http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com/targetrussia/moderncitynamesa/slides/Adler%20Russia%20%20015.html

 

http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com/targetrussia/moderncitynamesa/slides/Adler%20Russia%20%20016.html

 

http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com/targetrussia/moderncitynamesa/slides/Adler%20Russia%20%20017.html

 

More Angelinskaya

 

http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com/targetrussia/moderncitynamesa/slides/Angelinskaya%20Russia%20%20095.html

 

Armavir I – this might be off the Eastern edge.

44°58'10.54"N 41° 6'31.23"E

 

http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com/targetrussia/citynamesbeginningg/citynames-gele-gust/slides/Gelendshik%20Bucht%20%20003.html

 

http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com/targetrussia/citynamesbeginninga/citynames-arc-bak/slides/Armawir%20%20112.html

 

http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com/targetrussia/citynamesbeginninga/citynames-arc-bak/slides/Armawir%20%20113.html

 

http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com/targetrussia/citynamesbeginninga/citynames-arc-bak/slides/Armawir%20%20120.html

 

http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com/targetrussia/citynamesbeginninga/citynames-arc-bak/slides/Armawir%20%20121.html

 

Armavir I & II

 

http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com/targetrussia/citynamesbeginninga/citynames-arc-bak/slides/Armawir%20%20118.html

 

http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com/targetrussia/citynamesbeginninga/citynames-arc-bak/slides/Armawir%20%20123.html

 

Cheers.

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Anyone translate for us? The photos of both Maikop I & III (March 42) are all grass but that looks like a concrete apron in the drawing. Maybe it's Maikop II? Odd drawing altogether - the legend has Me109 and Me110 on it but the aircraft are represented by swept wing jets! Interesting.

Cheers.

 

Edit: Maikop I fits the detail on the bottom of the drawing, so it's that. The second photo of Maikop I listed by jvm is April '43 and still all grass, so is the grey shaded bit just representing the runway?

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This maps gives an idea where the other Kerch airfields lies. (Northeast of Kerch)

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Anyone translate for us? The photos of both Maikop I & III (March 42) are all grass but that looks like a concrete apron in the drawing. Maybe it's Maikop II? Odd drawing altogether - the legend has Me109 and Me110 on it but the aircraft are represented by swept wing jets! Interesting.
Cheers.

Edit: Maikop I fits the detail on the bottom of the drawing, so it's that. The second photo of Maikop I listed by jvm is April '43 and still all grass, so is the grey shaded bit just representing the runway?

 

Cat, that drawing was used for Maikop Landings.

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so is the grey shaded bit just representing the runway?

 

Взлётно-посадочная полоса - Take-off and landing way.

Железнодорожный вокзал - railway station. 


BTW, I noted two Kertch airfields: Kertch-2 and Kertch-Osaviakhim.

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This maps gives an idea where the other Kerch airfields lies. (Northeast of Kerch)

Great map!

 

Cat, that drawing was used for Maikop Landings.

Blimey! What were they expecting? :)

 

Взлётно-посадочная полоса - Take-off and landing way.

Железнодорожный вокзал - railway station.

Thanks. Curiosity satisfied!

Cheers.

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Here's another one on the eastern side:

 

Kavkaskaya

40°41'32.83" E 45°28'4.50"N

 

http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com/targetrussia/citynamesbeginningk/citynames-kas-kess/slides/Kawkaskaja%20%20093.html

 

Pashkovskaya is Krasnodar III - the locality name is just below the airfield on the photo.

 

Slavyanskaya appears to be just north of Ost-Labinsk

45°14'19.63" N 39°42'41.24"E

Google Earth goes there with Slavyanskaya Ulitsa, and there is what appears to be clear evidence of a runway visible. Could this also be 'Labinskaya'?

 

Cheers.

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Two more:

 

Kijat

45°14'50.07" N 35°40'6.31"E

 

http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com/targetrussia/citynamesbeginningk/citynames-kib-kil/slides/Kijat%20%20004.html

 

Kiyevskoye

45° 3'28.59" N 37°52'23.84"E

 

http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com/targetrussia/citynamesbeginningk/citynames-kib-kil/slides/Kijewskoje%20%20005.html

 

Cheers.

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Another Novorossiysk: This one is really good. Shows the whole layout of the airfield. Cool website also. May have other useful stuff to search through.

 

http://retromap.ru/show_pid.php?pid=g4698

 

 

Another Armavir stitched together

 

http://retromap.ru/m.php#l=1419437&z=14&y=44.960309&x=41.121344

 

 

Anotehr Krasnodar stitched together also

 

http://retromap.ru/m.php#r=1419436&z=14&y=45.051879&x=38.955106

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Another Novorossiysk: This one is really good. Shows the whole layout of the airfield. Cool website also. May have other useful stuff to search through.

 

http://retromap.ru/show_pid.php?pid=g4698

 

 

Another Armavir stitched together

 

http://retromap.ru/m.php#l=1419437&z=14&y=44.960309&x=41.121344

 

 

Anotehr Krasnodar stitched together also

 

http://retromap.ru/m.php#r=1419436&z=14&y=45.051879&x=38.955106

Oh wow! Didn't know this website. Speaking as a retired mapmaker these are just brilliant! I used to love working from air photos, but seeing them stitched together is great.

Thankyou and cheers!

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I know, major necropost, but...I just came across this great site where German docs captured by the Russians are being uploaded: https://germandocsinrussia.org/ru/nodes/1-rossiysko-germanskiy-proekt-po-otsifrovke-trofeynyh-kollektsiy

 

From that, I found an interesting map, called: Akte 161. Übersichtskarte über die sowjetischen Flugplätze in den Ostgebieten, Stand 15.09.1941, mit durchschnittlicher Zahl der sowjetischen Frontflugzeuge in der Zeit vom 21.-30.09.1941. Materialien des Ob. d. L. Führungsstabes. Maßstab 1:2500000 (https://wwii.germandocsinrussia.org/de/nodes/6399-akte-161-bersichtskarte-ber-die-sowjetischen-flugpl-tze-in-den-ostgebieten-stand-15-09-1941-mit-durchschnittlicher-zahl-der-sowjetischen-frontflugzeuge-in-der-zeit-vom-21-30-09-1941-materialien-des-ob-d-l-f-hrungsstabes-ma-stab-1-2500000#page/1/mode/grid/zoom/1).

 

From that, we can see many airfields in the Kuban region, two of which are marked as Kerch-1 and Kerch-III:

 

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