4 July 1944: The flaming end of a Ju52 off Syros island in the Aegean Sea, Greece

Research by Georgios Bouras Photos from  WW2 SAAF Colourised Photographs  Greek researcher Mr. Georgios Bouras identified the probable point of the destruction of a Ju52 floatplane, based on visual identification of the shoreline. The aircraft wreck, if indeed anything remains of it, lies at a depth of approximately 20 metres. Nose camera photographs from the collection […]

The attack of the III./Geb.-Jäg.-Rgt 85, against the Greek fortress “Istibei”, 6 April 1941

Images submitted by Christian Kapeller Source of information: http://www.museumsofmacedonia.gr/History_And_War/Ohiro_Istibey.html Fort Istibei (Greek: Οχυρό Ιστίμπεη) is a fortress on Mount Beles, Central Macedonia, on Greece’s northern border with Bulgaria, that was built to help defend Greece during World War II. It became part of the fortifications of the Metaxas Line, a chain of fortifications along the Greek-Bulgarian […]

Bunker Archaeology: The WW2 bunkers of Vatochori, by Dennis Agrafiotis

Photos and research by Dennis Agrafiotis, submitted to www.ww2wrecks.com and used by permission At the village of Vatochori, a few kilometers from the Greek-Albanian border, a fortified strongpoint (center of resistance) was organized before WW2. The fortifications were constructed in accordance with the general plan of the Metaxas Government to defend the northern borders of Greece against attacks mainly […]

New items found at the crash site of the Hellenic Royal Air Force Spitfire Mk.IXLF, RR192, shot down on 10 September 1948, by Ntinos Mpampakos

By Pierre Kosmidis Photos © Ntinos Mpampakos, submitted to www.ww2wrecks.com and used by permission The Greek Civil War, lasted from 1946 to 1949 and was a fierce and costly war, that claimed the lives of thousands of Greeks, killing each other. Mr. Ntinos Mpampakos has identified, with the assistance of respected aviation researcher Mr. Ioannis Mylonas the […]

Hellenic Air Force Museum – Photo gallery of the exhibits new set up, 10 March 2024

By Pierre Kosmidis All photos © www.ww2wrecks.com The Hellenic Air Force Museum is undergoing a series of major works, which aim at enhancing the visitors’ experience, as well as demonstrating the exhibits in a new way. www.ww2wrecks.com visited the HAF Museum on March 10, 2024 and documented with a series of photos the current state of the […]