From PRO file WO.208/4170
C. S. D. I. C. (U.K.)
Information received: 16 Aug 45
Petersen(?): Why did they kill off Fegelein?
Koller(?): Feldmarschall von Greim told me that on the 22nd/23rd, when these important decisions were being made, Fegelein was not there in the Bunker. For some reason or other he was commanded there by the Führer., and on the 25th, I believe, he arrived in a Fw 190. So there he was in the Bunker, but, as Greim tells me, he didn't feel too safe. Fegelein put on civvies and tried to slip out of the Chancellery like that. He was caught while doing so by the SS guard and the Führer had him shot immediately. But then Hitler said that his attempted escape was not the only reason, a far more important reason was that Fegelein also belonged to the traitor clique, as he too had negotiated with the Russian leaders either by order of the Reichsführer or independently -- he had proof of that.
BY C.S.D.I.C. (U.K.)
M.I.19.a War Office
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