16 SAAF Beaufighter strike photos 14 August 1944

14 August 1944: Attack on Hotel Excelsior in Dubrovnik (German HQ)

Hotel Excelsior today

Visit to Hotel Excelsior in Dubrovnik 2 July 2017

On 14 August 1944 Beaufighters of 16 and 19 squadrons attacked the Hotel Excelsior in Dubrovnik. Believed to be the German HQ of the region. It was reported that several Germans were killed during this attack.

Tersia and me visited the Hotel and met up with Antun Rakigjija who is a reception employee at the Hotel. We showed him the photographs of the attack on the hotel. He showed immense interest and undertook to share the photographs with senior management. 

Thank you Sasha for this wonderful photo:

Hi from Dubrovnik

Here is one more historical photo which can go with your article and photos at link:  


Best regards,


PS my grand father was in partisan army fighting in Bosnia


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