The mystery of the Ju88 wreck in Macedonia, Greece

By Pierre Kosmidis Research and photos submitted by George Karelas and used by permission The skies over Greece saw intense air battles during WW2, resulting in many aircraft destroyed. Several have been located, out of which some have been identified, while others are still shrouded in mystery. One such aircraft wreck, located thanks to information received […]

The Air Battle over Mykonos island: 27 January 1944, hell over the Aegean

By Pierre Kosmidis Research by Kostas Koukovinis and Thanos Antonelos Mykonos island  is considered one of the top destinations worldwide. The Greek island combines sandy beaches with buzzing nightlife, attracting tourists from all over the world. Located in the center of the Aegean Sea, Mykonos is also close to Delos island, the sacred island of the […]

The Italian Savoia-Marchetti SM 79 «Sparviero» aircraft at the seabed of Poros Island, Greece

By Pierre Kosmidis Photos: Kostas Mylonakis  www.wetklik.gr An important historical discovery, the first Italian aircraft of World War II which was located in Greece was documented photographically by the diving team of Anthony Grafas. It is a three-engined bomber Savoia – Marchetti SM 79 ‘Sparviero “, (“Hawk”), which was originally identified a few years ago, […]

Locating and identifying WW2 aircraft wrecks: The Kwajalein Missing in Action (MIA) Project

By Pierre Kosmidis   Flight deck of the PBM-3D which crashed at Kwajalein on February 16, 1944 Kwajalein Atoll is part of the Republic of the Marshall Islands. The southernmost and largest island in the atoll is named Kwajalein Island. Dan Farnham speaks to WW2 Wrecks andpierekosmidis.blogspot.com about the Kwajalein Missing in Action (MIA) Project:  “The […]

Takis Lazaridis, the man who escaped the execution by firing squad

By Pierre Kosmidis «Περίλυπος σέρνω αυτές τις γραμμές», γράφει ο Τάκης Λαζαρίδης στο βιβλίο του «Ευτυχώς ηττηθήκαμε σύντροφοι…» που πρωτοκυκλοφόρησε το 1988, προκαλώντας την οργή των πρώην συντρόφων του και έκτοτε έχει επανεκδοθεί 7 φορές: «Διπλά καλότυχοι όσοι, σαν τον πατέρα μου, δεν πήγαν από αδελφικό, αλλά από γερμανικό βόλι. Και για τους ζωντανούς, πώς […]

Το Ju52 της Ρόδου: Η ανακάλυψη, η κατάδυση και τα αναπάντητα ερωτήματα

By Pierre Kosmidis Φωτογραφίες και video: © Μαρίνος Γιούργας, παραχωρήθηκαν στο www.ww2wrecks.com και δημοσιεύονται κατόπιν αδείας. Ο κ. Μαρίνος Γιούργας είναι εκπαιδευτής τεχνικών καταδύσεων και μαζί με συνεργάτες του, εντόπισε στη θαλάσσια περιοχή της Ρόδου ένα γερμανικό μεταγωγικό αεροπλάνο Junkers 52 σε πάρα πολύ καλή κατάσταση, το οποίο χρονολογείται από την περίοδο του Β’ Παγκοσμίου Πολέμου. Κάθε φορά που […]

Dark Waters: Exploring the wrecks of the abyss with Richie Kohler and Dmitry Tomashov

By Pierre Kosmidis Photos submitted by Dmitry Tomashov and used by permission Dark Waters, a fascinating TV series, documenting the fate of stunning wrecks, which caught the imagination of explorers, is brought to life, thanks to the efforts of U Boat Malta and AQ Films Malta, featuring Richie Kohler and Dmitry Tomashov. www.ww2wrecks.com reached out to […]