The Bombing of Berchtesgaden


Hitler's mountaintop headquarters is attacked
by primarily British and Australian Lancaster
bombers in what was one of the last bomber
raids of the war in Europe


Hitler (right) with an aide at his chalet at Berchtesgaden, 1943

Berchtesgaden as it appeared on April 20, 1945 -- five days before the attack. Hitler's chalet is the L-shaped building in foreground

Lancaster bomber en route to the target -- April 25, 1945

The beginning of the attack -- Hitler's chalet is just above the smoke at lower right

The target under full attack

Aftermath of the attack