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The Gran Sasso raid refers to Operation Eiche (German for “Oak”), the rescue of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini by German paratroopers led by Major Otto-Harald Mors and Waffen-SS commandos in September 1943, during World War II. The airborne operation was personally ordered by Adolf Hitler, planned by Major Harald Mors, and approved by General Kurt Student.