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Forgotten heroes

Forgotten heroes

It was pre-dawn July 22, 1974 and Cyprus was at war, there was mayhem and destruction – Greece was on a secret mission to help – it ended with a transport plane full of its commandos being shot down by friendly fire. Efforts to locate the remains of 19 Greek soldiers, killed when their plane

Search for downed Noratlas plane to resume on July 27

The excavation works at the Tomb of Makedonitissa in Nicosia in search for the remains of Greek airborne commandos, killed when their Noratlas plane was shot down by friendly fire during the 1974 conflict will start on July 27, Presidential Commissioner for Humanitarian Issues and Overseas  Photis Photiou said, adding that this  constitutes a moral