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Mors, Otto-Harald (FJR)

Date of birth:
November 18th, 1910 (Alexandria, Egypt)
Date of death:
February 11th, 2001 (Berg (Starnberger See)/Bavaria, Germany)
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)


01.04.1931-31.03.1932: pre-military flight training with DVS including Zweigstelle Braunschweig
01.04.1932: entered service with the Reichsheer (Infanterie) with Inf.Rgt. 14
01.10.1934: pilot training with DLH and then at GrosseKFS Tutow
00.12.1934: received the Lw. advanced flying certificate
00.00.1935: certified fluent in French
16.04.1935: transferred to Fliegergruppe Greifswald as a pilot
12.03.1936: III./ KG 152 (Barth)
01.08.1936: promoted to Oberleutnant
01.03.1937: Oblt., III. /KG 152 Barth, transferred to Grosse KFS Fassberg (=Fliegergruppe (S) Fassberg) as an instructor, training supervisor and technical officer
01.03.1940: promoted to Hauptmann
25.08.1940: Hptm., appointed Ic, 7. Fliegerdivision
15.12.1940: transferred to Stab, IX. Fl.Korps
00.00.1941: Ic, Feindlage, XI. Fliegerkorps
14.02.1942-00.09.1943: Ia, Stab, XI. Fliegerkorps
01.04.1942: promoted to Major
01.03.1943-30.09.1943: acting Kdr., II./ Fsch.Jg.Rgt. 3
01.09.1943: Major, Kdr. I./ Fsch.Jg.Rgt. 7
26.09.1943: Maj., Fsch.Jg.-Lehr- Btl. awarded the DKiG
01.10.1943: Maj., Ia, 2. Fallschirmjäger-Div.
00.11.1943-00.12.1943: Kdr., Fsch.Jg.Rgt. 6
00.01.1944: in a Kurlazarett (rehab hospital) in Garmisch-Partenkirchen
01.02.1944: transferred into the Generalstab d.Lw. (did not attend the Luftkriegsakademie)
24.06.1944: hospitalized in Kriegslazarett Châlons
00.07.1944: Maj., involved in the planning of the operation to free Mussolini on 12.09.1943
01.03.1945-09.03.1945: Oberstleutnant i.G., Ia, 3. Fallschirmjäger-Div.
00.00.1961: Oberst i.G. in the Bundeswehr

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Second World War (1939-1945)
Fallschirmjäger-Lehr-Bataillon, XI. Fliegerkorps, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
September 26th, 1943

Decoration was possibly awarded for his part in the San Grasso raid in which Mussolini was liberated.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold