Greek WWII Navy Hero Passes Away

papanikolisNikolaos Tasiakos, the last surviving member of a historic Greek navy submarine, passed away on Saturday at the age of 101.

Tasiakos was a member of the Papanikolis submarine that cemented its place in history in December 1940 by taking down three Italian ships in the days leading up to Christmas, thus stopping the supply of weapons to Italian troops located in Albania. The submarine went on to carry out other operations during the war. 

In October 2014 Tasiakos was awarded by the Greek state, for his services to the military, the “Military Merit A Class” award.