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WW2 Submarine Papanikolis: Truth and fiction beneath the waves

By Pierre Kosmidis The Greek submarine Y-2 “Papanikolis”, named after Dimitris Papanikolis (1790–1855), a naval hero of the Greek Revolution, famous for being the first to successfully employ a fireship to destroy an Ottoman ship, was one of the most successful Greek submarines during the Second World War. According to the Hellenic Navy, “Papanikolis” is […]

Operation Albumen: The daring SBS raids in Crete, 1942

By Pierre Kosmidis SOURCE: The National Archives ‘Albumen’ was a British special forces raid by elements of the Special Boat Squadron against airfields on German-occupied Crete (7/8 June 1942). The ‘Albumen’ undertaking was designed to prevent the German air strength on the Axis-occupied Greek island of Crete from being used to support Generalfeldmarschall Erwin Rommel’s […]

The Ju52 found off Rodos island, possibly identified as DR + UA, ditched on March 31, 1944

By Pierre Kosmidis Photos and video: © Marinos Giourgas, published under license aegeantec on Instagram:  Marinos Aegeantec on facebook: READ MORE ABOUT THE INITIAL DISCOVERY OF THE ILL-FATED Ju52  FOUND! A Ju 52 off Rodos island: The discovery, the exploration and the unanswered questions Mr. Marinos Giourgas B.Eng, M.Sc., DSAT Tec Trimix Instructor and a team of experienced […]