This is a very rare and original WWII soldier's "bring-back" map of Hitler's home. This was an issued map to the soldiers that captured Hitler's house in Berchtesgaden on May 4th, 1945. The map reads " Obersalzberg - Hitler's Mountain Retreat " and measures 8-1/8" x 11-9/16". It is in excellent condition but has been folded.He dated this map " 18 June 1945 " so most likely he was there just after the 3rd Infantry Division and the 101st Airborne raided the home. On the other items that I have, the soldier put his initials JPB. I looked through some of the 3rd Infantry Division / 7th Infantry Regiment and found a Sgt. John P Bienkiewicz and a James P Bonner of Pennsylvania.
I have no idea if either one of them was the soldier but I think with a little research it could be figured out. The last photo shows the original contents list of some of the items he sent back from Germany. A lot of them are German paper items, most of them probably taken from Hitler's house as he had a large library of military history. I will send you a copy of this contents list if requested.You can notice on the bottom of the card that it is signed with his initials JPB. " This was probably tacked to a wood crate of "souvenirs.
These maps do not come up very often and this one is 100% original. Please ask if you have any questions.
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