H επίθεση της 252 μοίρας της RAF στο Γερμανικό μεταγωγικό Citta di Savona και το ανθυποβρυχιακό UJ 2102 στα νοτιοανατολικά της Κω στις 3/10/1943

Έρευνα-κείμενο-φωτογραφίες: Γιώργος Καρέλας Αρχές Οκτωβρίου 1943 οι Γερμανοί ετοιμάζονταν για επιχειρήσεις στα Δωδεκάνησα ύστερα από την Ιταλική συνθηκολόγηση του Σεπτεμβρίου. Αμέσως μετά τη συνθηκολόγηση οι Γερμανοί κινήθηκαν γρήγορα και κατέλαβαν άμεσα τη Ρόδο μετά από μικρής έντασης αψιμαχίες με την Ιταλική φρουρά στις 9-11 Σεπτεμβρίου 1943. Στη γειτονική Κω όμως τα γεγονότα εξελίχθηκαν διαφορετικά αφού οι Ιταλικές […]

A detailed look at the salvaged Junkers Ju52, 4V+BT, Werknummer 7607

By Pierre Kosmidis Photos © www.ww2wrecks.com unless otherwise stated Further reading: https://bit.ly/3zaX0Wf It is considered a time capsule, as personal items, belonging to the crew and soldiers on board when the aircraft was shot down and ditched at sea, were found in the fuselage. A Ju52 was shot down in Leros island on November 13, 1943, during […]

Aviation Art: The “Greek” Spitfire MJ755, by George Laitmer

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.  

Νέα στοιχεία οδηγούν στην πιθανή ταυτοποίηση του Ju52 της Ρόδου

By Pierre Kosmidis Φωτογραφίες και video: © Μαρίνος Γιούργας, παραχωρήθηκαν στο www.ww2wrecks.com και δημοσιεύονται κατόπιν αδείας.   Δείτε το βίντεο του Ju52: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7i-7L0RgpWY   Διαβάστε για το Ju52 της Ρόδου: Η ανακάλυψη, η κατάδυση και τα αναπάντητα ερωτήματα    READ THE STORY IN ENGLISH: The Ju52 found off Rodos island, possibly identified as DR + UA, ditched on March 31, […]

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: https://www.instagram.com/aegeantec/?hl=en  Marinos Aegeantec on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marinos.aegeantec.9 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 […]

“Oria” shipwreck, the watery grave of 4,000 POWs in 1944

By Pierre Kosmidis The sinking of the steamship “Oria” in Gaidouronisi, a tragedy in the dark years of the nazi occupation of Greece in February 1944, which  resulted in 4,115 drowned Italian POWs, almost three times as many victims as the Titanic, is largely forgotten and kept in the dark drawers of history. Few people […]

The search for a Ju88 of Lehrgeschwader1 lost in Crete, 1942

By Pierre Kosmidis Information and photos by Adrian Matthes Additional contributions by AceSfakia Hans Schneider is a 100 year old veteran of the Luftwaffe, who fought during World War 2 and was stationed with Lehrgeschwader1 in Crete. He was involved in a notable event, back in 1942, which may lead to the discovery of a fully […]

Bunker Archaeology: The WW2 German Battery of Salamis island, by Konstantinos Kirimis

By Pierre Kosmidis Information, research by Konstantinos Kirimis Photos by Giannis Arseniadis, submitted to www.ww2wrecks.com by Konstantinos Kirimis and used by permission Salamina island (known as “Salamis” in English, based on the name of the island in ancient Greek), is known all over the world, as  a naval battle fought between an alliance of Greek city-states […]