The Brotherhood of Greek Veterans: Remembering and honouring all veterans and fallen comrades who served in Greece during WW2

By Pierre Kosmidis Information and photos submitted by David Sanderson, Chairman of the Brotherhood of Greek Veterans and used by permission. Thousands of Allied soldiers found themselves in the maelstrom of events following “Operation Marita”, the German invasion of Greece, which unfolded from April 6, 1941, until the end of May, when the Battle of Crete sealed the […]

Bunker Archaeology: WW2 German bunker complex in western Attica, by Konstantinos Kirimis

Information, research and photos by Konstantinos Kirimis Mr. Konstantinos Kirimis, a respected researcher and author, is a regular contributor of www.ww2wrecks.com  and prepared a feature on a World War 2 bunker complex. During 1943, the German occupation forces in Greece, were expecting an Allied landing. In fact, this was deliberately circulated by the Allies, codenamed “Operation Animals”, as a distraction of […]

Stuka Attack! The new book on I./StG 3 Ju87 bombers in Southeast Europe and North Africa

By Pierre Kosmidis Information, photos and documents by Lt. Col. (ret.) Hans Peter Eisenbach, used by kind permission. A new book by acclaimed researcher and author Lt. Col. (ret.) Hans Peter Eisenbach is published, featuring the history of Sturzkampfgruppe I./3 in 1941. The book documents the history of Sturzkampfgruppe I./3, also known as the “Grazer Gruppe”, in 1941 and represents […]

R-194, the German Navy minesweeper sunk by Allied aircraft in 1944, off Corfu in Greece

By Pierre Kosmidis Photos and research submitted by George Karelas and used by permission CLICK THE LINK TO WATCH THE VIDEO OF THE WRECK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=le3Y_TSC-Y8 At a depth of approximately 55 metres, a WW2 wreck was located by a group of experienced Greek scuba divers, in 2015. The scuba diving expedition team consisting of Nikos Vasilatos, Eleni Tsopouropoulou, […]

Beaufighter Mk.X LZ397 304FTU, 16SAAF, shot down on 17/06/44, close to Monemvasia, Greece

By Pierre Kosmidis Photos and information submitted by Ioannis Chronakis, Darren Prior and Ioannis Mylonas and used by permission Monemvasia, meaning “single entry”, is a medieval Byzantine city, built on a peninsula in the Peloponnese, Greece. Mr. Ioannis Chronakis, contacted www.ww2wrecks.com with a series of photos of a WW2 aircraft wreck part, along with some […]

Crashed on the island of Icarus: The Beaufighter of Ikaria island

By Pierre Kosmidis Information submitted by Dimitris Filippopolitis, George Karelas, Ioannis Mylonas, Paul Andersson and photos shot by Alexios Xenias. According to ancient Greek mythology, Icarus was the son of Daedalus, the creator of the Labyrinth. Icarus and his father attempted to escape from Crete with wings that his father made from feathers and wax.  Icarus’ father warned […]

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 […]