The bombing of Piraeus on January 11, 1944

By Pierre Kosmidis The port of Piraeus has been the target of aerial bombings on several occasions during World War 2, both by the Germans, as well as the Allies. In April 1941, the Luftwaffe bombed Allied shipping and port facilities in Piraeus, causing extensive damage and on January 11, 1944, a large-scale Allied aerial […]

The Battle of Crete in 3D: Realistically recreating the WW2 battlefields

By Pierre Kosmidis Info and 3D renditions by Michael Johnson Mr. Michael Johnson is working on a computer project seeking to accurately reflect the invasion of Crete 1941. He is looking for accurate photos and locations of various buildings at Rethymno and Maleme so he can make them in 3D and place them on the maps […]

Help us solve the mystery of a Greek flag from World War 2!

By Pierre Kosmidis Photos and information submitted by Charles Eliopoulos Mr. Charles Eliopoulos, from Baltimore, USA, is of Greek descent and his uncle George fought during WW2 on board USS JORDAN. According to his account, he was in a Βritish convoy close to Crete, where they found a Greek naval ship. The Greeks were still fighting against […]

The story of the Greek PZL P24 fighter aircraft, 1940-41

By Pierre Kosmidis The Royal Hellenic Air Force (EVA) is the only air force during WW2 to operate the PZL.24 as its main fighter type. Two subtypes, thirty P.24F and six P.24G, were ordered and delivered in 1937-38. They were split between three Mirae Dioxeos (Fighter Squadrons): the 21st at Trikala, 22nd at Thessaloniki and […]

Bunker Archaeology: The German WW2 “Hohlgangsanlage” bunkers of Aegina island, Greece, by Konstantinos Kirimis

By Pierre Kosmidis Research and photos by Konstantinos Kirimis, submitted to and used by permission Among the various bunkers and fortifications built by the German occupation forces all over Greece during World War 2, this specific “cave-shelter” (Hohlgangsanlage, according to the German technical terminology of the time) is located in the Northern Fortress of Aegina (see Note 1, […]