Benito Mussolini, Prime Minister of Italy (Axis). Nicknamed "Il Duce", he formed the facist party in March 1919 and by 1925 had become a dictator. Mussolini, being heavily influenced by Hitler introduced similar ideals into Italy. In He was executed.
April Benito Mussolini is executed. On this day in “Il Duce,” Benito Mussolini, and his mistress, Clara Petacci, are shot by Italian partisans who had captured the couple as they attempted to flee to Switzerland.
On July Mildred Gillars, better known as "Axis Sally," was released from prison after serving eleven years at the Federal Reformatory for Women in Alderson. She was convicted of treason for broadcasting Nazi propaganda during World War II.
Two Norwegian Gestapo agents arrested by members of the resistance May Arne Braa Saaatvedt, in white jacket, was executed at Akershus castle, Oslo, in October the same year after being found guilty of torture and murder.