Salzgitter Reichswerke Hermann Göring from above: Aerial view after Allied air raids in World War II

Salzgitter Reichswerke Hermann Göring from above: Aerial view after Allied air raids in World War II

February 27, 2020

The so-called “Reichswerke Hermann Göring” was an industrial conglomerate of Nazi Germany. Demand for iron ores and steel rose in line with the rise in military spending. So the domestic ore reserves in the city of Salzgitter were badly needed. Therefore, Göring announced that the Reichswerke would begin mining and processing Salzgitter ores and that the government would take over privately held ore deposits. A large mining factory was established in Salzgitter to extract and process iron ores, which often was a target of the Royal Air Force and United States Army Air Force. However, the conglomerate was dismembered by the Allies in 1945.

Salzgitter Reichswerke Hermann Göring from above: Aerial view after Allied air raids in World War II

Salzgitter Reichswerke Hermann Göring from above: Aerial view after Allied air raids in World War II

Salzgitter Reichswerke Hermann Göring from above: Aerial view after Allied air raids in World War II

Salzgitter Reichswerke Hermann Göring from above: Aerial view after Allied air raids in World War II

Trolley Mission

This website tells the story of an extraordinary sightseeing tour of Germany at the end of the European War (Second World War). These “Trolley Missions” were low-level flights over Germany between 7 May 1945 and 12 May 1945. Sometimes these missions are also called “Low Level Mission”, “Low Level Tours” or “Cook’s Tours”. During these flights across Europe and Germany aerial photographs were taken showing the destruction of German cities.