Bunker Archaeology: The 305 mm naval guns WW2 emplacements, by Konstantinos Kirimis

By Pierre Kosmidis Photos and information submitted by researcher and author Konstantinos Kirimis, used by permission Check the links below IN RED for more stories by Konstantinos Kirimis: Bunker Archaeology: Exploring the 150 mm artillery positions in Aegina   WW2 Bunker Archaeology: The 102 mm gun emplacements of Aegina   The Greek Navy constructed a series […]

HMS Regulus: Sunk by a mine off Corfu island, Greece on 12 January 1945

By Pierre Kosmidis Photos: www.aegeantec.gr © Marinos Giourgas and Dimitris Haliasos published under license A Greek scuba diving team visited recently one of the known wrecks off Kerkyra island in Greece. The Algerine class minesweeper HMS Regulus was sunk by a mine on 12 January 1945, with one casualty. According to the Naval History website, HMS Regulus, while on a […]

Bunker Archaeology: The WW2 178 mm coastal artillery emplacement of Fleves island, by Konstantinos Kirimis

By Pierre Kosmidis Photos and information submitted by researcher and author Konstantinos Kirimis, used by permission Author and researcher Mr. Konstantinos Kirimis, from Greece, has conducted extensive and systematic investigation and on site exploration of WW2 bunkers and other fortifications. One such bunker and artillery positions complex, located at Fleves island, still survives to this day, reminding […]

The bombing of Piraeus on January 11, 1944

By Pierre Kosmidis The port of Piraeus has been the target of aerial bombings on several occasions during World War 2, both by the Germans, as well as the Allies. In April 1941, the Luftwaffe bombed Allied shipping and port facilities in Piraeus, causing extensive damage and on January 11, 1944, a large-scale Allied aerial […]

WW2 Bunker Archaeology: The 102 mm gun emplacements of Aegina

By Pierre Kosmidis Photos and additional information by Konstantinos Kyrimis used by permission Author and researcher Mr. Konstantinos Kyrimis, from Greece has visited and documented the Northern Aegina Fortress, a complex of bunkers which were built between 1936 and 1940 by the Greeks, in view of the oncoming World War. “The Northern Aegina Fortress or BOA, […]