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Today in World War II History—August 26, 1942

Douglas C-47 Skytrain of US Air Transport Command, 1940s (US Air Force photo)

Douglas C-47 Skytrain of US Air Transport Command, 1940s (US Air Force photo)

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.

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