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Mellenthin, von, Horst

Date of birth:
July 31st, 1898 (Hannover/Hannover, Germany)
Date of death:
January 8th, 1977 (Wiesbaden, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Unit:
Kommandeur 205.Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
March 25th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Kommandeur 205.Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
October 10th, 1944
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Kommandeur 205.Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
April 4th, 1945
Details:
815th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 15th, 1943
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 26th, 1943
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Awarded on:
March 10th, 1967
Großes Verdienstkreuz des Verdienstordens der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
August 22nd, 1915
Eisernes Kreuz 2.Klasse (1914)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
May 29th, 1917
Eisernes Kreuz 1.Klasse (1914)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 20th, 1944
Action:
In the heavy defensive battles in Latvia, the Swabian 205th Infantry Division under the command of Lieutenant-General von Mellenthin, the Bavarian-Palatinate 132nd Infantry Division under the command of Lieutenant-General Wagner and the Saxon 24th Infantry Division led by Colonel Schulz, have proven themselves excellently by showing attacking momentum and steadfastness.
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 27th, 1944
Action:
In the heavy defensive battles in Courland, the 205th Infantry Division under the leadership of Lieutenant-General von Mellenthin and the 19 voluntary Division under SS-Gruppenführer and Lieutenant General of the Waffen-SS Streckenbach fought magnificently.
Wehrmachtbericht

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