These 3 pieces silverware formal pattern were brought home along with several other pieces by U.S. Solider Archie Dunbar of the 232nd Infantry regiment 42nd Division (see his hand written note). The 42nd Division was among the first U.S. troops to enter Munich and they captured the Fuhrerbau and BrownHouse. The BrownHouse was bombed but Hitler’s silver was kept in the basement and was unharmed! The Veteran calls it “Hitler’s underground beer garden” but we are sure it was the basement of the BrownHouse! They kept food and most likely some beer there too! There was also a kitchen in the basement for the dinner held next door. This “Formal Pattern” silver was used in the Fuhrerbau next door for fancy state dinners and used when Hitler was present. Hitler’s silver was the ultimate war trophy for U.S. soldiers.