1942: Salvatore Lucania, aka Lucky Luciano, killer, pimp, drug dealer – designated with the “infamous” nickname – is serving several years in prison in a US penitentiary.
The Sicilian-American gangster boss cultivates important political friendships and liaison with the Sicilian Mafia. The men of the Naval intelligence come and go from his cell, get his cooperation against known German botaggi in the port of Manhattan and are calling for action at the heads of Cosa Nostra to facilitate the landing in Sicily. In return, the boss mob will achieve freedom.
Luciano gets to work: organizing secret meetings and provides important logistic information, provides the names and location of Italian officers;indicates roads, bridges, shelters that no one knows …
Here’s the official testimony of Paul A. Alfieri a Naval officer who landed at Gela: “… in most cases, these contacts were the result of collaboration with the boss Lucky Luciano. The information received have proved very useful. ”
In fact, America not forgotten him, long television documentaries often recall the “deeds “.
In our own way, we remember him, too.