Today in World War II History—August 26, 1942
80 Years Ago—Aug. 26, 1942: Mussolini’s oldest son, Benito, whom he denied, is murdered in an asylum in Mombello, Italy, where he’d been forcibly interned, age 26.
First US Army Air Force C-47 cargo planes depart for Britain (51st Troop Carrier Wing).
In Bulgaria, Jews are required to wear the yellow star, but noncompliance is high and enforcement low; most Bulgarian Jews survive the war.