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Fields of Interest

The foundations have been layed for the establishment of a department of research and factual evidence collection. All the available aviation-related bibliography in Greek has already been obtained, as well as various sources in foreign languages.

One of the many fields where the museum’s activities have been unique is the recovery of 2nd World War aircraft wreckage. This activity, internationally described under the term “Aviation Archeology”, is conducted both by the museum and the private sector.

On May 1993 a mixed team composed of personnel from the museum and the HAF’s special team of frogmen, hauled up the remains of a British Blenheim Mk.I bomber from Lake Prespa. However, the most complete similar task organized by the same units in July 1996 was the spectacular hauling up of a British Blenheim Mk.IV F, which was shot down during the battle of Crete near the city of Rethymno.

Another initiative worth to be mentioned is the creation of a collection of vehicles of historic value. The most interesting piece of this collection is a rare Dodge ambulance of the 2nd World War, which was restored to the form of HAF’s vehicles during the 50’s.

Also included in the collection are a Willys Jeep, a Norton bicycle previously used by the HAF Police, a Dodge bomber-carrier vehicle and a Dodge vehicle used for the transportation of personnel. Moreover, an armoured M8, a Scout used for staff transportations, a Unimog fire-fighting vehicle and a French-built tractor have also been obtained.