Otto Skorzeny, Harald Mors, and Benito Mussolini in front of
Imperatore, Gran Sasso, Italy, 12 Sep 1943
(German Federal Archive)
70 Years Ago—Sept.
12, 1943: German SS detachment in gliders rescues Mussolini from Gran Sasso,
where he was imprisoned by the Italian government. Australians take Salamaua in
New Guinea. US War Ration Book Three becomes active.