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General Avraham Mendler, 44, Killed in Sinai Fighting

Among the casualties announced today was that of General Avraham Mendler, commander of the Israeli armored forces. He was killed today while fighting in Sinai. Known to his friends as Albert, the name he brought from Austria, his birthplace, Gen. Mendler was born in 1929 in Linz and came to Israel after the Nazis took Austria. He joined the Hagana and later became an officer in the Israel Army. Prior to being appointed commander of the armored forces in Sinat he commanded a tank formation in the Sinai battle.