Mount Vernon native snared Hitler’s pistol in raid
By Ned P. Rauch
Palm and his raiding party had just kicked in the apartment’s front door, hoping to find Hitler and hasten the war’s end.
Instead they found the place deserted, forcing Palm to lead a mad dash through the city, back to the safety of the American lines.
But Palm would not make that run empty-handed. Opening the drawers of the desk in front of him, he grabbed some stationery and an ivory-handled, gold-plated pistol bearing a set of infamous initials: AH.
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