By Pierre Kosmidis
Photos and Research: George Karelas
George Karelas, a respected researcher and deep scuba diver is credited, along with his associates, with some of the most impressive finds related to World War 2 in Greece, including aircraft wrecks, shipwrecks and even the lost panzer division, a deep sea enigma that lasted for decades.
Mr. Karelas has also been involved into solving riddles related to the locations of aerial bombings by the Luftwaffe in 1941, during the chaotic last days of Operation “Marita” the nazi invasion of Greece, which started on April 6, 1941.
Many black and white photographs, which were either used for propaganda purposes, or shot by the Luftwaffe crews during those attacks keep surfacing even today.
One such photo, which appeared on an auction site has been positively identified by George Karelas, as the Ju87 “Stuka” attack against an unarmed Greek steamer, the “Macedonia” at Spilia Phocidos on April 22, 1941.
“By identifying this and other photo locations, it is then easier for researchers and historians to see into the details of the attacks, evaluate the moral stance of the nazis, the noble Germans – when attacking clearly marked hospital ships or unarmed steamers and above all to understand History as it happened” George Karelas says and adds:
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