Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Lancs Bomb Hitler's Eagles Nest and the SS Barracks

In previous postings I talked about my father's experiences during WW2 with RAF Bomber Command No 626 Squadron. Below is a photo taken during 626's final major operation of the war: The bombing of the SS Barracks in Obersalzberg, on April 25th, 1945.

Allied intelligence picked up on a rumour that hardcore Nazis were planning a 'last stand' at the barracks. The obvious bit of intelligence was to bomb it.

A force of over 350 Lancaster bombers struck.

By the way: Antifa!

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