Restoring salvaged WW2 aircraft at the Hellenic Air Force Museum

WW2 in Greece

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.

Among the WW2 aircraft of the Museum, a Ju87 “Stuka”W. Nr. 100375 S7+GM  which was shot down southwest of Rodos Island on 09 October 1943 with both crew KIA (pilot officer Rolf Metzger and radio operator Hans Sonnemann), a Ju52 “Tante Ju” and a Bristol Blenheim were salvaged from the depths and underwent a thorough preservation process.