Major Rudolf Mons

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Major Rudolf Mons

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Death: November 26, 1943 (29) (Allegedly lost at Sea off the Algiers coast )
Occupation: Developer of tactical use of the Hs293 remote controlled air to ship missile
Managed by: David Morgan
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About Major Rudolf Mons

Mr David Morgan suggests that Rudolf Mons might be the unidenfied corpse found on Somerton Beach Adelaide in 1948 based upon facial matching software.
Pictured when he was a Ritterkreuzträger Oberleutnant in 1941
https://binreminded.medium.com/a-method-of-matching-a-police-sketch...

However it seems clear that Mons was killed in battle.
https://www.key.aero/article/tin-fish-specialists

https://www.tracesofwar.com/persons/72523/Mons-Rudolf.htm

Mons, Rudolf (KG 40)
Date of birth:
October 2nd, 1914 (Vienna, Austria)
Date of death:
November 26th, 1943 (Mediterranean Sea)
Nationality:
Austrian (1938-1945, Reichsgau)
Biography
01.02.1934: entered the Austrian Bundesheer, serving as an Alpenjäger, soon transferring to the Fliegertruppe
00.00.1937: Leutnant in a Fliegerregiment
00.02.1938: Leutnant, Bombenstaffel Nr. 1, Austrian Air Force
00.03.1938: entered the Luftwaffe, eventually assigned to LKS Fürstenfeldbruck
00.02.1940: transferred to I. /KG 40
08.01.1941: seriously damaged a 10,000 GRT freighter 480 km North West of Donegal Bay, Ireland
09.01.1941: mentioned in dispatches
05.05.1941: Oberleutnant, awarded the Ehrenpokal
18.09.1941: Oberleutnant in I./ KG 40, awarded the Ritterkreuz for sinking 63,000 GRT of enemy shipping and severely damaging a further 32,000 GRT
01.11.1941: promoted to Hauptmann
00.00.1942: temporarily attached to technischeamt of the RLM as an expert about long range bombing
00.01.1942: Hauptmann, Kdr. Erprobungs-u.Lehr St. He 177
01.09.1943: Stab, Kdo. d.Erprobungsstellen d.Lw., promoted to Major RDA 01.01.1943
00.09.1943-26.11.1943: Major, Kdr. II./ KG 40
26.11.1943: Major, Kdr. Stab, II. Gruppe, KG 40, MIA with He 177 A-3 coded 'F8+DM' lost near Bougie, Algeria - during attacks on shipping
01.08.1944: still officially listed as MIA

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Major Rudolf Mons's Timeline

1914
October 2, 1914
Vienna, Vienna, Austria
1943
November 26, 1943
Age 29