Echoes of the past: The forgotten battlefields of the Greek Civil War, 1946-49

By Pierre Kosmidis Photos by Andreas Galanos Grammos mountain, part of the Northern Pindos Mountains, covers an area of 35,000 hectares and is an ocean of mountains, deep gorges and ravines, which are covered by dense forests. It was a main theater of operations during he three-year Greek Civil War. Every stone has a story to tell: […]

Help us identify this Luftwaffe WW2 aircraft part, shot down in April 1941 in Greece

By Pierre Kosmidis Photos submitted by Stavros El An item from a crashed Luftwaffe aircraft in the area of Metaxas Line, shot down in early April 1941, needs to be identified. Expert opinion is welcome! According to respected researcher Joop Hendrix, this part belongs to a Bf109. Respected aviation researcher Thanos Antonelos provided the following information: RAF […]

Found and identified: Two WW2 wrecks lost since April 1941

By Pierre Kosmidis Photos by Helen Tsopouropoulou, used by permission In the bustling port of Piraeus nowadays, thousands of tourists from all over the world are waiting every day to sail for a holiday to the Aegean islands and dozens of ships of all types are berthed at the docks. Credit Image:  John H Marsh Maritime, […]

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 […]

Vickers Wellington: A rare WW2 treasure at the seabed of the Aegean Sea

By Pierre Kosmidis PHOTOS: LENA TSOPOUROPOULOU   www.wreckdiving.gr   The Vickers Wellington bomber found in Sifnos Island at the Cyclades, Greece, is one of the few wrecks of its type -if not the only one- that is preserved in such an excellent condition. Another forgotten page from the years of World War II was discovered thanks […]

Το νησί των γενναίων: Ένα εικονογραφημένο βιβλίο για τη Μάχη της Κρήτης

By Pierre Kosmidis Ο Μιχαήλ Λαμπαθάκης  γεννήθηκε και μεγάλωσε στα Χανιά της Κρήτης. Αποφοίτησε από το 3ο Λύκειο Χανίων(1992), σπούδασε στο Τμήμα Επιστήμης Φυσικής Αγωγής & Αθλητισμού Αθηνών(1992-1996),στην Σχολή Δοκίμων Λιμενοφυλάκων (1999-2000),στην Σχολή Δοκίμων Σημαιοφόρων Λιμενικού Σώματος (2000-2002),στο Σχολείο Ειδικών Αποστολών Λιμενικού Σώματος. Υπηρέτησε ως Αξιωματικός του Λιμενικού Σώματος  στο Κλιμάκιο Ειδικών Αποστολών(2002-2004). Μεταπήδησε στον […]

Help us solve the mystery: Wellington W5584, RAF 148 squadron

By Pierre Kosmidis Photo and info submitted by Karl Kjarsgaard  Karl Kjarsgaard from the Bomber Command Museum of Canada and Halifax 57 Rescue has a  question about a Wellington W5584 – RAF 148 squadron shot down on Jan.19, 1942 into the bay 4 kms south of Eleusis, close to the port of Piraeus in Greece. There […]

Restoring salvaged WW2 aircraft at the Hellenic Air Force Museum

By Pierre Kosmidis The Hellenic Air Force Museum, located at Dekelia Air Base (ICAO: LGTT), at the north of Athens, features some unique aircraft, ranging from WW2 to today. Check HERE more photos of the rare warbirds at the Hellenic Air Force Museum The Air Base started operating in 1918 and features a single runway […]