Masthead/Headline: Hitler Dead
"Hitler Dead: Fuehrer Fell at CP, German Radio Says; Doenitz at Helm, Vows War Will Continue," The Stars and Stripes, May 2, 1945.
Hitler committed suicide in the Führerbunker on April 30, 1945. His remains and those of his wife, Eva Braun, had been doused in petrol and set aflame in the Chancellery’s bombed-out garden outside the bunker that same day. On May 2, the remains were discovered by a special Red Army unit charged with finding them.