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Horst von Mellenthin

German General and Knight's Cross recipients
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About
Occupation Officer
Country Germany
Date of birth Hanover, Hanover region, Lower Saxony, Germany
Date of death Jan 08, 1977 Wiesbaden, Darmstadt Government Region, Hesse, Germany
Awards German Cross in Gold, Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
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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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