The WW2 sea mine found in Sifnos

By Pierre Kosmidis Sifnos island in Greece is a top class destination for tourists coming from all over the world as it offers stunning landscapes, along with beautiful beaches and unique architectural features. WW2 enthusiasts though are aware that Sifnos island features a unique aircraft wreck in pristine condition, considering it is at a depth of approximately […]

ΒΙΝΤΕΟ ΚΑΙ ΦΩΤΟΓΡΑΦΙΕΣ – Martin Baltimore: Ένα μοναδικό παγκοσμίως αεροσκάφος του Β’ Παγκοσμίου Πολέμου στο βυθό της Ικαρίας!

BY PIERRE KOSMIDIS STORY IN ENGLISH:  Unique photos and video of a rare Martin Baltimore WW2 bomber found in Ikaria island, Greece ΒΙΝΤΕΟ ΚΑΙ ΦΩΤΟΓΡΑΦΙΕΣ: ΣΤΕΛΙΟΣ ΔΕΜΕΡΤΖΗΣ ΚΑΙ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ ΜΑΛΑΓΑΡΗΣ Στα καταγάλανα νερά του Μαγγανίτη της Ικαρίας, βρίσκεται το σημείο αναπαύσεως ενός Martin Baltimore της Βασιλικής Ελληνικής Αεροπορίας. Σε βάθος 18 μέτρων, το ελαφρύ επιθετικό […]

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The unknown story of the Italian submarine “Axum”, lost in Greece, 29 December 1943

By Pierre Kosmidis The Royal Italian Navy Submarine “Axum”, (Regio sommergibile “Axum”), named after the ancient city in Ethiopia, was commissioned on 2 December 1936 and had a quite successful career during WW2, including many patrols and the torpedo attack against Allied shipping on August 12 1942, which resulted in the sinking of one ship and damaging of […]

FOUND! Théophile Gautier: A French ocean liner at the seabed of the Aegean

By Pierre Kosmidis The Aegean seabed is a silent witness of many dramatic events during the Second World War. The wreckdiving.gr research team located and positively identified the wreck of the French ocean liner Théophile Gautier, at a depth of 112 meters below sea level. “Following information received from local fishermen, and thorough research in the historical archives, and despite […]

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 […]

Going home: Greek Evzones marching, following the capitulation of Greece, April 1941

By Pierre Kosmidis Greek Evzones a.k.a. “Tsoliades”, elite mountain infantry units in the Greek army, analogous to Scottish Highlanders, are marching on their way back home. Following the capitulation of Greece, in April 1941, Greek soldiers were not rounded up as prisoners of war and were allowed instead to go home after the demobilisation of their units, […]

The Heinkel He111 of Leros, shot down on 14 November 1943

By Pierre Kosmidis On 14 November 1943, the crews of two 46 Squadron Beaufighters, Flight Lieutenant D. J. A. Crerar (pilot) with Pilot Officer L. Charles, and Flying Officer B. F. Wild (pilot) together with Flight Sergeant R. W. Gibbons, shared in the destruction of a Heinkel He 111H (8011/6N+EP) of II./K.G. 100. This was […]