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The actual Storch involved in Mussolini's rescue in the Gran Sasso raid, bearing low-visibility versions of the Balkenkreuz and swastika.

1943 German commandos, led by Capt. Otto Skorzeny, help Italian dictator Benito Mussolini break out of a hotel in Gran Sasso where he is being held prisoner. Skorzeny and Il Duce escape in a Fieseler Storch observation airplane.

Fallschirmjager Gran Sasso raid september 1943, pin by Paolo Marzioli

Fallschirmjager Gran Sasso raid september pin by Paolo Marzioli

Fallschirmjagers after the rescue of Benito Mussolini in the Gran Sasso Raid. To the Left is Otto Skorzeny. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

Fallschirmjagers after the rescue of Benito Mussolini in the Gran Sasso Raid. To the Left is Otto Skorzeny. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

Bundesarchiv Bild 101I-567-1503C-05, Gran Sasso, Fieseler Fi 156 "Storch" - Operazione Quercia - Wikipedia, pin by Paolo Marzioli

The Fiesler Storch light aircraft that carried Mussolini and Skorzeny off the mountain, the landing strip was very short.

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'Scarface' - The Elite Nazi Commando Who Hitler Sent To Rescue Mussolini

Campo Imperatore, sur le Gran Sasso, dans les Abruzzes en Italie

[Photo] German airborne troops at Gran Sasso, Italy, 12 Sep 1943

German column, Gran Sasso raid 1943 - pin by Paolo Marzioli

German column, Gran Sasso raid 1943 - pin by Paolo Marzioli

A German glider trooper next to a DFS 230 C-1 glider damaged during landing, Gran Sasso, Italy, 12 Sep 1943

[Photo] A German glider trooper next to a DFS 230 C-1 glider damaged during landing, Gran Sasso, Italy, 12 Sep 1943

A German glider trooper next to a DFS 230 glider damaged during landing, Gran Sasso, Italy, 12 Sep pin by Paolo Marzioli

Fallschirmjager - Gran Sasso raid september 1943, pin by Paolo Marzioli

Fallschirmjager - Gran Sasso raid september pin by Paolo Marzioli

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