A 1944 Willys MB Jeep restoration from A to Z. Akiss Paraskevopoulos and his WW2 legend

By Pierre Kosmidis Internationally acclaimed photographer Akiss Paraskevopoulos is the happy owner of a historic WW2 vehicle, a legendary 1944 Willys MB Jeep, equipped with a 2.2 lt. engine (55 hp), which with great effort, commitment and above all love, managed to bring it again to perfect working condition. Akiss Paraskevopoulos unfolds the thread of the myth that […]

FOUND! An intact Mitsubishi Zero A6M2b “Reisen” 零式艦上戦闘機

By Pierre Kosmidis Rod Pearce has dedicated his time and efforts finding underwater aircraft wrecks and seeking closure to the families of hundreds -if not thousands- of Missing in Action (MIA) airmen from all nations that fought during World War Two. Rod has been diving in Papua New Guinea for 40 years and is credited […]

Quota 731: Nemici in vita, fratelli nella morte

Pierre Kosmidis Photos: George Krikelas La quota 731 era un campo di dure battaglie tra i greci e gli italiani, marzo 1941, durante l’attacco fallito primavera degli italiani, sotto lo sguardo di Mussolini. Quota 731 (dal nome l’elevazione di esso) si trova a circa 20 chilometri a nord di Kleisoura e per la sua posizione strategica, l’occupazione […]

Η άγνωστη μάχη: Η σφαγή στα Λουτρά Σιδηροκάστρου, 6-8 Απριλίου 1941

By Pierre Kosmidis Ιστορική τεκμηρίωση & φωτογραφίες: Ηλίας Κοτρίδης – Αντισυνταγματάρχης ε.α., Ερευνητής, Συγγραφέας CLICK THE LINKS BELOW FOR RELATED STORIES IN ENGLISH WW2 bunkers in Greece: Lt. Colonel (ret.) Ilias Kotridis and the “Metaxas line” that stopped the nazis in 1941    Then and now: Arpalouki bunker complex, April 1941 – April 2016   Battlefield […]

Italian war crimes and atrocities in Greece during WW2

By Pierre Kosmidis The Italian occupation of Greece, from 1941 up until 1943, when the fascist regime of Benito Mussolini collapsed and the Italians swiftly changed sides, was a dark period, which was full of atrocities. Almost all of mainland Greece, the Ionian Islands and the Lasithi Prefecture of Crete were under the domination of […]

Brian Bateman: Aviation Art at its best

By Pierre Kosmidis Aviation Art by Brian Bateman  Aviation Artist Brian Bateman is considered to be among the greatest of his generation. His works of art are well-received by critics, aviation enthusiasts, the general public and the attention to detail and historical accuracy make them stand out. www.ww2wrecks.com has reached out to Brian Bateman and has asked him […]

The sinking of the Norwegian tanker MT Solheim close to Crete on March 24, 1941 by the Luftwaffe

By Pierre Kosmidis Research and photos by George Karelas, used by permission The chaotic days just before and during the German invasion of Greece, which was initiated on April 6, 1941, codenamed “Operation Marita”, have seen the Luftwaffe enjoying total air superiority. This meant that the German aircraft dominated the skies and bombed, without any significant opposition, any […]

The FW200 “Condor” G6+FY of Rodos island, by Danie van der Spuy

Research, photos and text by Danie van der Spuy, submitted to www.ww2wrecks.com and used by permission One of the most beautiful WW2 aircraft the German Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Condor, also known as Kurier to the Allies (English: Courier), a German all-metal four-engined monoplane originally developed by Focke-Wulf as a long-range airliner. A Japanese request for a long-range […]