By Pierre Kosmidis Photos © Leonidas Sboukis, submitted exclusively to www.ww2wrecks.com and used by permission Spitfire LF Mk IXc MJ755 was built at the Castle Bromwich factory and delivered to No. 43 Squadron RAF in August 1944, which was operating over Southern France. In 1947 MJ755 was transferred to the Royal Hellenic Air Force, along with 120 other Spitfires and used by the RHAF […]
By Pierre Kosmidis Photos © www.ww2wrecks.com Further reading on this unique aircraft: https://bit.ly/3CzDJzZ All photos shot on September 12, 2021 at the main exhibition hangar of the Hellenic Air Force Museum at Dekeleia Air Base (Tatoi).
By Pierre Kosmidis Photos by George Laitmer George Laitmer, a talented artist from Greece, recently finished a wall painting of the “Greek” Spitfire MJ755. Here is a step-by-step guide to the artwork: George Laitmer has completed some really impressive artwork all across Europe.
By Pierre Kosmidis Photos submitted to www.ww2wrecks.com by Kostas Tsipas and used by permission Main photo by George Theriakis, used by permission A legendary aircraft, one of the most iconic WW2 fighters, a Spitfire, is currently under extensive restoration, with the aim to bring it back into the skies, possibly in 2020. Spitfire LF Mk IXc MJ755 was built at […]
By Pierre Kosmidis Photos submitted to www.ww2wrecks.com by Kostas Tsipas and used by permission A legendary aircraft, one of the most iconic WW2 fighters, a Spitfire, is currently under extensive restoration, with the aim to bring it back into the skies, possibly in 2020. Spitfire LF Mk IXc MJ755 was built at the Castle Bromwich factory and […]
By Pierre Kosmidis Photos by Leonidas Sboukis, used by permission Acclaimed photographer Leonidas Sboukis shared with www.ww2wrecks.com his photos of the Greek War of Independence parade, held in Athens on 25 March 2022. See other photos from Leonidas Sboukis: The Greek Independence Day – The flying machines over the Acropolis Greece celebrated 201 years since the start of its struggle for […]
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. The Air Base started operating in 1918 and features a single runway with a length of 1764 metres. The airport is currently used by the […]
By Pierre Kosmidis Light Japanese tank Ha-Go Truk Lagoon is considered as the “Holy Grail” of wreck diving worldwide, due to the wide variety of wrecks, many of them in nearly intact condition. PHOTO CREDITS: ALEKSEI KONDRATUK Aleksei Kondratuk in Chuuk (formerly known as Truk) Aleksei Kondratuk, a scuba diver and underwater photographer from Vladivostok, Russia, […]
By Pierre Kosmidis Italian scuba diver Marco Bartolomucci describes his experience diving at a spectacular WW2 aircraft wreck, a Luftwaffe Junkers 88 that ditched at sea and remains in a very good condition, despite being over 70 years at sea. PHOTO CREDIT: Marco Bartolomucci “A few years ago a friend of mine told me he […]
By Pierre Kosmidis Text and photos: Lt. Colonel (ret.) Ilias Kotridis Fortress “Usita” is located on the west side of Rupel Bunkers Complex, near the Strymonas (Struma) River and is one of its six defensive positions. Usita consisted of eleven machine gun emplacements, two searchlight positions, a mortar emplacement, two observatories, an optical wireless […]