The Capture of Arnim Zola was an attempt by the Strategic Scientific Reserve and the Howling Commandos to capture premier HYDRA scientist Arnim Zola.


In early 1945, the Strategic Scientific Reserve had managed to crack HYDRA's encryption codes, and were able to listen in on their radio communications.

This ability, coupled with other intelligence, allowed the SSR to confirm Dr. Arnim Zola's presence on board a Schnellzug EB912 travelling through the snowy Austrian Alps along the Danube River.

The Howling Commandos, led by Captain America, were assembled and tasked with the recovery of Zola.