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Old 17th August 2014, 17:48
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GREEKS IN FOREIGN COCKPITS: The Life and the Career of Hellenic Parentage Fighter Pilots in Service with the USAAF and the RAF, 1940-45 - Volume A

Hello friends. I would like to present you my book regarding Greek parentage fighter pilots during WW2


The combat history of the Royal Hellenic Air Force during WWII is not so well known as that of the other branches like the Greek Army and Navy. The stories of the many Greek parentage background pilots that served with the Allied Air Forces, RAF and USAAF remains completely undocumented albeit a few exceptions. This book documents for the first time in Greek bibliography the service record of ten fighter pilots who honored not only the country that they were born at, but also the birthplace of their ancestors, retaining full knowledge of their Greek background. The authors aim that this first volume is only the beginning of what would become a complete roll of honor, of all the heroes that remain unlisted from the modern history of Greece. Hopefully the service of these pilots would inspire the younger generations, and especially all the current and future Hellenic Air Force pilots.

The pilots covered in these vol.A are

Frank Zavakos 71 Eagle Sqn RAF
Nick Sintetos. 121 Eagle Sqn, 126 Sqn RAF and 64th FS/57th FG
Steve Pisanos 268 Sqn, 71 Eagle Sqn RAF and 334th and 335th FS/4th FG
Robert Vrilakas 94th FS/1st FG
Arthur Sugas 63rd FS/56th FG
Harry Coronios 62nd FS/56th FG
Atlee Manthos 363rd and 364th FS/357th FG
Philip Savides 313th FS/50th FG
John Lolos 341st and 460th FS/348th FG
Spiros Karavedas 310th FS/58th FG


Authors: D. Vasilopoulos / K. Paloulian / G. Chalkiadopoulos
Illustrators: Bertrand Brown (Gaetan Marie) and Andonis Karydis

Publisher: Eagle Aviation (2014)

ISBN: 978-6188137608

Description: 330 pages, Hardback, A4 size, 435 photos, 48 color profiles, 15 artworks, 18 emblem profiles, kill tables. Greek text, Fully bilingual captions (Greek / English)

Availability: Τhe book is available in England from www.aviationbookcentre.com and www.aviation-bookshop.com
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Old 23rd August 2014, 19:52
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Re: GREEKS IN FOREIGN COCKPITS: The Life and the Career of Hellenic Parentage Fighter Pilots in Service with the USAAF and the RAF, 1940-45 - Volume A

Congratulations!

Another great effort to unveil the unknown side of greek WW2 history!

Regards,

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Old 23rd August 2014, 22:27
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Re: GREEKS IN FOREIGN COCKPITS: The Life and the Career of Hellenic Parentage Fighter Pilots in Service with the USAAF and the RAF, 1940-45 - Volume A

Thank you for your kind words.
I believe that everybody will find it interesting. There plenty of previous unpublished photos from relatives.
Vol.2 is on the way with previous unpublished Infos and photos for the greatest GReek ace, John Plagis.
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Re: GREEKS IN FOREIGN COCKPITS: The Life and the Career of Hellenic Parentage Fighter Pilots in Service with the USAAF and the RAF, 1940-45 - Volume A

Good evening Gentlemen,

so you would say that Plagis is a Greek citizen ?

Cheers,

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