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Horst von Mellenthin

Horst von Mellenthin

German General and Knight's Cross recipients
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Intro German General and Knight's Cross recipients
Countries Germany
Occupations Military officer
A.K.A. Хорст фон Меллентин
Gender male
Birth July 31, 1898 (Hanover)
Death January 8, 1977 (Wiesbaden)
Horst von Mellenthin
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Biography

Horst von Mellenthin (31 July 1898 – 8 January 1977) was a German general during World War II who commanded several corps. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves of Nazi Germany.

Awards and decorations

  • Iron Cross (1914) 2nd Class (22 August 1915) & 1st Class (29 May 1917)
  • Clasp to the Iron Cross (1939) 2nd Class (15 July 1943) & 1st Class (26 July 1943)
  • German Cross in Gold on 25 March 1944 as Generalmajor and commander of the 205. Infanterie-Division
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
    • Knight's Cross on 10 October 1944 as Generalleutnant and commander of the 205. Infanterie-Division
    • Oak Leaves on 4 April 1945 as Generalleutnant and commander of the 205. Infanterie-Division
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