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27 January 1944: A unique photo of four downed Luftwaffe aircraft in Mykonos, Greece

By Pierre Kosmidis Photo by Manolis Bardanis Research by Manolis Bardanis and George Karelas The serene beaches of Rinia, close to Mykonos island, have a tragic past, which was unveiled thanks to the combined efforts of Greek researchers Kostas Koukovinis and Thanos Antonelos  Now, thanks to respected researcher Manolis Bardanis, who searched the archives of […]

ΒΟΤΡΥΣ: Το ελληνικό πλοίο που βυθίστηκε στην Αλβανία το 1940. Ο Γιώργος Καρέλας ξετυλίγει το μίτο του μυστηρίου.

By Pierre Kosmidis Ιστορική έρευνα και φωτογραφίες: Γιώργος Καρέλας Άλλη μια σημαντική επιτυχία του διακεκριμένου ερευνητή και έμπειρου αυτοδύτη Γιώργου Καρέλα, έρχεται να φωτίσει την άγνωστη ιστορία ενός ναυαγίου ελληνικού πλοίου, στις 29 Δεκεμβρίου του 1940, το οποίο βυθίστηκε στο λιμάνι των Αγίων Σαράντα, από την ιταλική αεροπορία. Η εξιστόρηση της έρευνας, της αναζήτησης, της […]

The mystery of the Ju88 wreck in Macedonia, Greece

By Pierre Kosmidis Research and photos submitted by George Karelas and used by permission The skies over Greece saw intense air battles during WW2, resulting in many aircraft destroyed. Several have been located, out of which some have been identified, while others are still shrouded in mystery. One such aircraft wreck, located thanks to information received […]

The Italian Savoia-Marchetti SM 79 «Sparviero» aircraft at the seabed of Poros Island, Greece

By Pierre Kosmidis Photos: Kostas Mylonakis  www.wetklik.gr An important historical discovery, the first Italian aircraft of World War II which was located in Greece was documented photographically by the diving team of Anthony Grafas. It is a three-engined bomber Savoia – Marchetti SM 79 ‘Sparviero “, (“Hawk”), which was originally identified a few years ago, […]

Found and identified: The Beaufighter KV930 shot down on 12 September 1944

By Pierre Kosmidis Photos and historical research: Makis Sotiropoulos and George Karelas Map of the attack created by George Karelas Diving and Research Team: Makis Sotiropoulos, Dionyssis Giannatos, Vassilis Medogiannis Greece has seen a lot of action during WW2 and many wrecks of that period vividly demonstrate the fact that this rather obscure  -compared to other […]

FOUND! The lost Panzer Division and the wreck of “Marburg” full of German tanks and guns

By Pierre Kosmidis The photo of the Italian Archivio Centrale Dello Stato files, reason for the investigation of the ship’s identity – Photo Credit: LUCE/George Karelas Research: George Karelas and Gerasimos Sotiropoulos Photos: As credited Text: Pierre Kosmidis By  May 21st, 1941 the Germans had concluded the invasion of mainland Greece, codenamed “Operation Marita” and […]

A Bf109 aircraft wreck shot down in 1944! Help us identify it!

By Pierre Kosmidis Not far from the northern coast of Crete, close to Anissaras, at approximately 800 metres from the beach, in a sandy seafloor, 27 metres under the surface, a German Messerschmitt Bf109 fighter aircraft is lying upside down, frozen in time. Underwater photographer Philippos Marakis, born in 1982 in Crete, captured unique photos […]