Photo taken in:AthensYear when photo was taken:1946Country name at time of photo:GreeceCountry name today:Greece
This picture was taken in Athens in 1946, after I returned from the Middle East. The man on the left was an air navigator as well. They had sent us to the Air Force Police Office. We had a motorcycle and patrolled around Athens. I stayed at the Air Force Police Office for about four months.
We came back to Athens from Palestine on a ship, the 'Aksou'. They brought us back after the December events, the so-called 'Dekemvriana,' at the end of 1944. They didn't bring anyone back from the Middle East while the December events were taking place. Later on they took us to Athens, to the end of Patision Road. That's where our unit was.
They sent us to the Air Force Ministry, to perform a service which was giving the officers clothing passes. It was a clerical job. In fact the non commissioned officer who was with me was Karazisis whom I knew from the YMCA summer camp. For three months we had a very good time together.
After that, they sent me to the Air Force Police Office. It was on Academias Street, where I was very often the officer on duty. I had to change the shifts at night, but right behind the offices it was where Aunt Daisy lived. I slept in the office, but whenever I was free I would go there, as soon as I would finish my duty, I would go home. I ate at home. This was at the beginning of 1945. I stayed in Athens for almost a year. I was dismissed in 1946. I served for three full years.