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Otto Skorzeny

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Otto Skorzeny
Skorzeny as commander o the SS unit "Friedenthal"
Elk-name"The Lang Jumper" efter rescuin Benito Mussolini in 1943
"The Maist Dangerous Man in Europe" efter the Battle o the Bulge
Born12 Juin 1908(1908-06-12)
Vienna, Austrick-Hungary
Dee'd5 Julie 1975
Madrid, Spain
Allegiance Nazi Germany  Kingdom of Egypt
Years o service1931–1945
Service numberSS #295,979
Commands heldSS Panzer Brigade 150
Battles/warsWarld War II
AwairdsAirn Cross (First an Seicont Clesses)
Knicht's Cross o the Airn Cross
Aik Leaves tae the Knicht's Cross

Otto Skorzeny (12 Juin 1908 – 5 Julie 1975) wis an Austrick SS-Obersturmbannführer (lieutenant colonel) in the German Waffen-SS during Warld War II. During the war, he wis involved in a string o operations, includin the rescue mission that freed the deponed Italian dictator Benito Mussolini frae captivity.