Horst von Mellenthin

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.

Horst von Mellenthin
Born31 July 1898
Hanover
Died8 January 1977(1977-01-08) (aged 78)
Wiesbaden
Allegiance German Empire (1915–1918)
 Weimar Republic (1918–1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branchArmy (Wehrmacht)
Years of service1915–45
RankGeneral
Commands heldXVI. Armeekorps
XXXVIII. Panzerkorps
XI. Armeekorps
VIII. Armeekorps
Battles/warsWorld War I
World War II
AwardsKnight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
RelationsFriedrich von Mellenthin (brother)

Awards and decorationsEdit

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CitationsEdit

  1. ^ a b Thomas 1998, p. 71.
  2. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 303.
  3. ^ a b Scherzer 2007, p. 536.

BibliographyEdit

  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Militaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Thomas, Franz (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 2: L–Z] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2300-9.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalmajor Friedrich von Schellwitz
Commander of 23. Infanterie-Division
August 1943 – 1 September 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Paul Gurran
Preceded by
General der Pioniere Otto Tiemann
Commander of 93. Infanterie-Division
1 September 1943 – 1 October 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Karl Löwrick
Preceded by
Generalmajor Ernst Michael
Commander of 205. Infanterie-Division
1 December 1943 – 20 November 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Ernst Biehler
Preceded by
General der Kavallerie Philipp Kleffel
Commanding General of the XVI. Armeekorps
October 1944 – November 1944
Succeeded by
General der Kavallerie Philipp Kleffel
Preceded by
General der Artillerie Kurt Herzog
Commanding General of the XXXVIII. Panzerkorps
8 January 1945 – 15 March 1945
Succeeded by
Unknown
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Rudolf von Bünau
Commanding General of the XI. Armeekorps
16 March 1945 – 20 March 1945
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Rudolf von Bünau
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Friedrich Wiese
Commanding General of the VIII. Armeekorps
20 April 1945 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
None