|May 1945 photo of Hitlers' home, Der Berghof, which
was heavily damaged during
the RAF bombing raid on 25 April 1945, about 10 days before the 506th PIR arrived
at Berchtesgaden. Der Berghof was NOT the Eagle's Nest, Hitler's retreat built on the
top of Kehlstein Mountain, overlooking the Berchtesgaden area. To deter tourists, the
Bavarian government blew up the ruins of Der Berghof on April 30, 1952, the seventh
anniversary of Hitler's death.
This postcard of Der Berghof, showing what it looked
like before the April 25, 1945
Printed on back of postcard: Alpiner Kunstverlag Hans Huber, Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Bruck, Austria, 1945: private plane of Hermann Goering,
Commander-in-Chief of the
This plane is a SIEBEL Si.204 D, a trainer manufactured
by Siebel Flugzeugwerke; crew 2;
|COL Robert F. Sink at Zell Am See, Austria, where
had set up the REGT HQ Command Post in May 1945.
These Headquarters remained until the end of July 1945,
when the 506th PIR moved to Joigny, France.
|Mercedes Benz, probably for MG Maxwell D. Taylor
(CO, 101st Airborne Division)
This may have been one of the automobiles (used by high officials in the German Army)
that were found by the 506th PIR at Berchtesgaden. According to Charles Craton, this
car was used by COL Sink.