Today in World War II History—September 22, 1943
80 Years Ago—Sept. 22, 1943: Mussolini proclaims Repubblica Sociale Italiana, based in German-occupied northern Italy.
In Italy, US Fifth Army takes Acerno and Oliveto.
At Alta Fjord in Norway, British midget subs damage German battleship Tirpitz with mines; it will be out of commission until April 1944, but two of the midget subs are sunk and one captured.