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Hi Herr Doktor,Doktor Krollspell wrote:Hello Panzermahn!
There were both Heer and Luftwaffe Fallschirmjäger participating in the Airborne assault on Leros. Oberleutnant Oschatz led the "Brandenburger" Fallschirmjäger-Kompanie in the assault on the Greek Island Leros on November 12, 1943. They recieved 1/3 casualties almost immediately while landing due to enemy Flak and MG fire. They were the vanguard assault and where followed half an hour later by the I./FJR 2 led by Hauptmann Kühne. The Brandenburgers under Oschatz hooked up with Kühne and participated in the conquering of Leros. The last english and italian units surrendered on November 16.
Source: Franz Kurowski "Deutsche Kommandotrupps 1939-1945 - Brandenburger und Abwehr im weltweiden Einsatz" (3rd ed, 2004).
About your question if Generaloberst Lothar Rendulic made a combat jump leading a company... The answer is a big no!
About the eventual name on the Leros operation I do not know. There ought to be obe though...