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Hellenic Parentage Fighter Pilots during WW2 Vol.1
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.

 

Authors: Demetrios Vassilopoulos, KyriakosPaloulian, George Chalkiadopoulos

330 pages (A4 Format)

435 Photos with bilingual captions, 48 profiles, 11 digital paintings, 4 paintings, Missions and Victories Tables

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Three years after the publication of the first volume of the ‘GREEKS IN FOREIGN COCKPITS’, the second volume is now going to print. Inside its 520 pages, the lives and combat careers of seven more Greek parentage pilots, who fought over Europe, Mediterranean and China during the Second World War, are presented. Among them is the top ranking Greek ace with sixteen victories, John Agorastos Plagis. His story, like the others, is supported by photos and testimonies not seen before in Greek and international aviation history publications. Along with the great ace from Lemnos, there are chapters featuring Richard Demetriadi (Battle of France and Britain), Harry Zavakos, James Vurgaropulos (both in combat over China), and Theodore Lambros, William Manos and George Kouris (all in action over Normandy and NW Europe). All chapters also include unpublished photos from the pilots’ personal albums. Oil paintings, pencil sketches, digital paintings and colour profiles of the aircraft flown by the Greek parentage pilots and some of their opponents supplement the historical research. Once again, the extensive research by the writers has not only yielded fruit, it’s exceeded their expectations. Maintaining the same format as Volume A, and having a quality upgraded cover, the much larger Volume B (190 more pages) is impressive. The captions remain bilingual and comprehensive to allow English-speaking readers to enjoy the photos and artistic depictions, as well as understanding the content of the book to a great extent.

 

Authors: Demetrios Vassilopoulos, KyriakosPaloulian, George Chalkiadopoulos

520 pages (A4 Format)

560 Photos with bilingual captions, 42 profiles, 8 digital paintings, 5 paintings, Missions and Victories Tables

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