The WW2 shipwrecks that disappeared: Underwater explorer Kevin Denlay’s interview on the lost fleet of the Pacific – PART 2

By Pierre Kosmidis – August 2017 Photos by Kevin Denlay (unless otherwise noted) Historical Photos: Kevin Denlay Collection READ PART ONE OF KEVIN DENLAY’S UNDERWATER EXPLORATIONS: WW2 Shipwreck exploration by Kevin Denlay: “Going back in time and bringing the ships back to life” – PART 1 Kevin Denlay is a pioneer in underwater exploration and has witnessed […]

Balalae island, a tragic story of loss during WW2

By Pierre Kosmidis Based on author Ken Wright’s account Balalae airfield lies obscured in the vicinity of Bougainville in the Solomon Islands. It would have been the final destination of Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, commander of the Imperial Japanese Navy, flying from Rabaul to Balalae island, if his Mitsubishi G4M “Betty” light bomber of 705 Kōkūtai had not been shot […]

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The WW2 submarine wreck sticking out of the seabed!

By Pierre Kosmidis Photos: Ura Tamaki The graveyard of no less than 24 Japanese submarines was located at a depth of approximately 200 metres close to Goto Islands in Japan. These submarines, along with other Imperial Japanese vessels were scuttled by the US Forces, after the end of WW2, following a close evaluation of their […]

Aviation Archaeology: Unearthing the WW2 treasures of “Project Lusty”

By Pierre Kosmidis Photos: David J. Gray/Freeman Field Recovery Team Additional reading: Planehunters: Finding WW2 crashed aircraft and keeping the memories alive Shot down but not forgotten: The search for lost WW2 airmen and their crashed aircraft (PHOTOS and VIDEO)  Aviation enthusiasts and archaeologists unearthed possibly the largest “treasure trove” of WW2 aircraft parts and […]

Rod Pearce: Searching for WW2 aircraft wrecks and giving closure

By Pierre Kosmidis Rod Pearce has dedicated his time and efforts finding underwater aircraft wrecks and seeking closure to the families of hundreds -if not thousands- of Missing in Action (MIA) airmen from all nations that fought during World War Two. Rod has been diving in Papua New Guinea for 40 years and is credited […]