Regia Aeronautica aircraft at Maritsa airfield, Rodos island, by Massimo Mometti

By Pierre Kosmidis Photos submitted to by Massimo Mometti and used by permission Mr. Massimo Mometti, from Italy, has a series of photos of his father, who served with the Regia Aeronautica, the Italian Royal Air Force, in Rodos island, during World War 2. Mr. Mometti’s father was base at the Maritsa airfield. Maritsa airfield is […]

A Bristol Beaufighter landing gear and engine found in Leros, by Karolos Lambrou

Photos submitted to by Karolos Lambrou and used by permission Mr. Karolos Lambrou, contacted and provided some photos with the following description: “During a spearfishing excursion in Leros in the summer of 1979, I ran into the wreck of this aircraft engine nacelle that was in front of a car repair shop. Definitely […]

Crete 1941 : Hill 107 and Tavronitis Bridge, the turning point of the Battle

By Pierre Kosmidis SOURCE   At 08:00 on 20 May 1941, German paratroopers, jumping out of dozens of Junkers Ju 52 aircraft, landed near Maleme airfield and the town of Chania. The 21st, 22nd and 23rd New Zealand battalions held Maleme airfield and the vicinity.   The Germans suffered many casualties in the first hours […]

Identified! WW2 aircraft gear wheel, by Ntinos Mpampakos

By Pierre Kosmidis Photos © Ntinos Mpampakos, submitted to and used by permission Kypseli is a mountain village in the prefecture of Kastoria. It is built at an altitude of 1,080 meters on the slopes of Mount Voio and is one of the most mountainous settlements in the prefecture of Kastoria. Kypseli belongs to the municipality […]

The story of Gaetano Marzotto’s luxurious yacht “Cyprus” sunk in 1942 in Greece, by George Karelas

Research and photos by George Karelas submitted to and used by permission English text by Pierre Kosmidis/ Gruppo Industriale Marzotto in Valdagno, Italy, the world’s largest designer clothing manufacturer, is a business empire that dates back to 1836. With brands such as Hugo Boss, acquired in the early 1990s, followed by acquisitions of other luxurious brands, such […]

The Marmon-Herrington Mk IVF armoured car at the Athens War Museum

By Pierre Kosmidis Photos © A restored to its 1947 Greek Army colour and markings Marmon-Herrington Armoured Car is currently exhibited at the court yard of the Athens War Museum. Marmon-Herrington Armoured Car was a series of armoured vehicles that were produced in South Africa and adopted by the British Army during WW2. Mk IVF (1943) is […]

Can you identify this item, possibly from a Spitfire aircraft?

By Pierre Kosmidis Photos © Ntinos Mpampakos, submitted to and used by permission Following the positive identification of a Spitfire landing gear part in a remote mountainous area of northwestern Greece by Mr. Ntinos Mpampakos, another item awaits its identification. Since this part was found close to the landing gear, it is highly probable that this part belonged […]

Help us identify this landing gear part: Could it belong to a Spitfire?

By Pierre Kosmidis Photos © Ntinos Mpampakos, submitted to and used by permission Another find by Mr. Ntinos Mpampakos in northwestern Greece, awaits its identification by aviation experts. The landing gear part was found in a remote area in the mountainous region of northwestern Greece, off the beaten track and possibly belongs to a Spitfire. During […]