Amid concerns of potential escape, the US intelligence agency, the OSS (Office of Strategic Services), which operates under the authority of the CIA, enlisted the services of Eddie Senz, an American makeup artist. Senz's task was to create various hypothetical portraits of Hitler in case the dictator attempted to conceal his identity and flee Germany. These meticulously crafted images were subsequently disseminated among Allied forces prior to the D-Day invasion in June 1944.
Nearly half a century later, in the 1990s, Der Spiegel, a German magazine, unveiled these images to the public for the first time.
Displayed below are portrait photographs of Hitler spanning the years 1916 to 1936, revealing a remarkable consistency in his appearance over time.