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Horst von Mellenthin

Horst von Mellenthin

German General and Knight's Cross recipients
Horst von Mellenthin
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Intro German General and Knight's Cross recipients
A.K.A. Хорст фон Меллентин
Was Military officer
From Germany
Type Military
Gender male
Birth 31 July 1898, Hanover, Germany
Death 8 January 1977, Wiesbaden, Germany (aged 78 years)
Star sign LeoLeo
The details

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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