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Old 5th August 2016, 03:40
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Re: The lost Spitfires: Searching for the aircraft wrecks of the WW2 legends

Hello,
Have revisited the link that gives squadron details for 4/4/45.
Nikolopoulos flew first op in JK264 and then flew ER194 the fatal flight.

Next is given as 5/4/45 a/c EN244 but this a/c had a fatal crash when its belly tank caught fire, the date was 9/4/45 not the 5/4/45.

Next was JF426 which force landed on the 6/4/45.

On the 24/5/45 a/c EN425 ditched off Rhodes, this was a PR..XI.

15/6/45 F/Lt. Panagiotis Argyropoulos was killed.

On the 9/7/45 a/c MA344 force landed at Varkiza.

On 2/8/45 F/Sgt. Vasilias Alexandrakis is was killed.

On the 7/8/45W/O. Panagiotis Kostaras was flying BR375/B

Hope this is of some help.
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27/2/45 MA507 "Uruguay XII" was in a collision said to be with NH397.
The collision was NOT with NH397 as this a/c exploded on impact on 1/8/44.
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Old 5th August 2016, 11:43
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Re: The lost Spitfires: Searching for the aircraft wrecks of the WW2 legends

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Hello,
Have revisited the link that gives squadron details for 4/4/45.
Nikolopoulos flew first op in JK264 and then flew ER194 the fatal flight.

Next is given as 5/4/45 a/c EN244 but this a/c had a fatal crash when its belly tank caught fire, the date was 9/4/45 not the 5/4/45.

Next was JF426 which force landed on the 6/4/45.

On the 24/5/45 a/c EN425 ditched off Rhodes, this was a PR..XI.

15/6/45 F/Lt. Panagiotis Argyropoulos was killed.

On the 9/7/45 a/c MA344 force landed at Varkiza.

On 2/8/45 F/Sgt. Vasilias Alexandrakis is was killed.

On the 7/8/45W/O. Panagiotis Kostaras was flying BR375/B

Hope this is of some help.
Alex

PS
27/2/45 MA507 "Uruguay XII" was in a collision said to be with NH397.
The collision was NOT with NH397 as this a/c exploded on impact on 1/8/44.
Many thanks for your invaluable input Alex, I will notify the researchers accordingly!

Pierre
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Old 5th August 2016, 11:45
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The Heinkel He111 of Leros, shot down on 14 November 1943

On 14 November 1943, the crews of two 46 Squadron Beaufighters, Flight Lieutenant D. J. A. Crerar (pilot) with Pilot Officer L. Charles, and Flying Officer B. F. Wild (pilot) together with Flight Sergeant R. W. Gibbons, shared in the destruction of a Heinkel He 111H (8011/6N+EP) of II./K.G. 100. This was shot down north of Leros with the loss of Gefreiter Helmut Grundke (air-gunner).

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Thank you for that Nick, much appreciated, hope I provide WW2 aircraft enthusiasts with some lesser known info about Greece during WW2
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Old 8th August 2016, 15:28
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An Arado AR196 in Herakleia Island, Greece

An Arado AR196 in Herakleia Island, Greece
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A Beaufighter shot down in 1943 near Naxos, Greece

"As we get closer we see that the aircraft is in almost undamaged condition.

It looks like it landed there with care and skill, but of course this belongs only to the realm of our imagination since no airplane will not "choose" to land 34 meters below the sea surface" says acclaimed photographer and scuba diver Giorgos Rigoutsos.

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Giving answers to the families of MIA airmen

The goal of the Kwajalein MIA Project is to locate and identify WWII aircraft wrecks within the Kwajalein Atoll lagoon for maritime heritage discovery, preservation and education.

The primary mission is to help facilitate the recovery of American MIA servicemen from WWII.

The project will include education with emphasis on Operation Flintlock.

Wreck sites are not disturbed in any way by the Kwajalein MIA Project team.

No pieces of wreckage will be removed, moved or sand sifted to attempt to ascertain whether human remains are contained in the wreck or nearby.
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Old 3rd October 2016, 16:03
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Shot down but not forgotten: The search for lost WW2 airmen and their crashed aircraft (PHOTOS and VIDEO)

Full story, interview, photos and video: http://ow.ly/JHNA304MUDW

British, German, American, Canadian and pilots from many other nationalities were lost for decades and thanks to the efforts, professionalism and dedication of a team of experts based in Belgium, the identities of the young men that once took to the skies and never got back home emerge.
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Old 12th October 2016, 20:49
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www.ww2wrecks.com

Dear fellow aviation enthusiasts I would like to cordially invite you to have a look at my website

www.ww2wrecks.com

I hope you will find some interesting stories and I am looking forward to your feedback, story ideas and recommendations!

Thank you,

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