Mehlem, von, Erwin

    Date of death:
    May 13th, 1945
    Nationality:
    Austrian (1918-1938, Republic)

    Biography

    Erwin von Mehlem had a brother who was killed during the First World War during a battle between the Austrian Army and the Italian Army. He also had four sisters. His second sister (Hildegard), died during the Dresden bombing. His father, Erwin von Mehlem, died in 1912 in Graz, Austria.
    Erwin von Mehlem was shot by Soviet military on 13th May 1945. The reason is unknown.

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Oberst
    Unit:
    Artillerie-Kommandeur 133
    Awarded on:
    September 12th, 1944
    Deutsches Kreuz in Gold

    Sources

    • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
      - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X
      - Family records