Michael Akkerman: Unfolding World War 2 stories through his drawings

By Pierre Kosmidis Drawings by Michael Akkerman, submitted to www.ww2wrecks.com and used by permission Michael Akkerman, a 29 year old man from Boise, Idaho, has an incredible talent in depicting World War 2 stories with his drawings, with attention to detail, accurately and with precision. Each drawing tells its own story, based on actual events, […]

“Y1: Στη Σιωπή του Βυθού”: Ο “Κατσώνης” ταξιδεύει στο 22ο Φεστιβάλ Ντοκιμαντέρ Θεσσαλονίκης

By Pierre Kosmidis   “Y1: Silence of the Deep”: The underwater exploration of a Greek submarine lost during World war 2 and the unknown story   “Y1: Στη Σιωπή του Βυθού”. Η άγνωστη ιστορία του ελληνικού υποβρυχίου που χάθηκε το 1943   FOUND! The WW2 Greek submarine Y1 “Katsonis”, sunk on September 14, 1943 Το […]

Shot down but not forgotten: The RAAF Beaufighter pilot Amichai Honig’ story

By Pierre Kosmidis Research and photos by George Karelas and Manolis Bardanis It all started with a black and white photo, depicting an aerial attack against a ship. Rated among the best in Greece, respected researchers George Karelas and Manolis Bardanis, managed to connect the dots and after a painstaking process and thorough research, they managed […]

1941-2019: Germans building a bunker in Crete

By Pierre Kosmidis Photos by Mr. Nikolaos Melakis and Mr. Nikolaos Suladakis Then and Now, 1941-2019: The “Guns of Navarone” in Crete  In the feature “Then and Now, 1941-2019: The “Guns of Navarone” in Crete”  the German WW2 battery at the northernmost tip of Crete was presented, with photos by Mr. Nikolaos Suladakis and Mr. Nikolaos Melakis.  Now, through […]

Then and Now, 1941-2019: The “Guns of Navarone” in Crete

By Pierre Kosmidis Photos, documentation and information provided by Mr. Nikolaos Suladakis Black and white photo and photo of shell case by Mr. Nikolaos Melakis A well-known WW2 movie, the Guns of Navarone, starring Gregory Peck, David Niven and Anthony Quinn, about  the efforts of an Allied commando unit to destroy a seemingly impregnable German fortress […]

Aviation Archaeology: Solving the mystery of the RAF Halifax bomber, EB140 624 squadron, crashed on Wednesday, December 1st, 1943

By Pierre Kosmidis Christos Tsiolas and Yiannis Yiannoulas: Crash site and recovered Halifax parts photos Karl Kjarsgaard, Director at the Bomber Command Museum of Canada: Documentation and period photos Chris Stone: RAF 624 Squadron photo Additional information on Operation Swifter by Manolis Bardanis and Ken Joyce   UPDATE: According to respected researcher Mr. Manolis Bardanis, the Halifax was […]

The Odyssey of Jacob Bensoua, a World War II Greek soldier of Jewish descent

Jacob, far left, and servicemen work on a truck. The Odyssey of Jacob Bensoua, a Greek of Jewish descent, during the turbulent times of WW2 and the ensuing Greek Civil War (1946-49), is published for the first time. Jacob told his story to his daughter Mattika Rosenthal and I personally wish to thank his son […]

27 January 1944: A unique photo of four downed Luftwaffe aircraft in Mykonos, Greece

By Pierre Kosmidis Photo by Manolis Bardanis Research by Manolis Bardanis and George Karelas The serene beaches of Rinia, close to Mykonos island, have a tragic past, which was unveiled thanks to the combined efforts of Greek researchers Kostas Koukovinis and Thanos Antonelos  Now, thanks to respected researcher Manolis Bardanis, who searched the archives of […]