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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 […]

Galilea: The 1942 shipwreck that took the lives of over 1,000 Italians

By Pierre Kosmidis George Karelas, a respected researcher from Patras, Greece unveiled a long forgotten naval tragedy that happened on the night of March 28, 1942, in the the Ionian Sea, Greece. “Galilea” is sailing back to Italy from Greece with 1,329 men on board. Just 279 Italians survived this wreck. The “Galilea” was a passenger ship of Adriatica Societa […]

The forgotten tragedies of the Aegean and the Ionian during WW2

By Pierre Kosmidis Italian POWs in Corfu Island, Greece, 1943. Unfortunately, most of the soldiers on this photo most probably drowned during their transportation to mainland Greece (Photo: Bundesarchiv) A series of forgotten tragedies claimed the lives of more than 13,000 Italian Prisoners of War during their transportation from the Greek islands of the Aegean and […]

1941-2017: Η “Μακεδονία” φλέγεται, 22 Απριλίου 1941

By Pierre Kosmidis Έρευνα, ιστορική τεκμηρίωση: Γιώργος Καρέλας READ THE STORY IN ENGLISH: Then and Now: Stuka attack on Greek steamer “Macedonia”, April 22, 1941 Ο διακεκριμένος ιστορικός ερευνητής και έμπειρος αυτοδύτης Γιώργος Καρέλας έχει συμμετάσχει σε πολλές έρευνες ναυαγίων πλοίων και αεροσκαφών του Β’ Παγκοσμίου Πολέμου στην Ελλάδα. Παράλληλα, έχει αφιερώσει πολύ χρόνο στην […]