Albert Mandler

Avraham Albert Mandler
Born (1929-05-03)May 3, 1929
Linz, First Austrian Republic
Died October 3, 1973(1973-10-03) (aged 44)
Sinai, Egypt
Kiryat Shaul Cemetery
Allegiance  Israel
Service/branch  Israeli Ground Forces
Rank Major general
Commands held 8th Mechanized Infantry Brigade
Battles/wars Six-Day War
Yom Kippur War 
Albert Mandler sitting in the front passenger seat of a jeep during a parade in September 1948.

Avraham Albert Mandler (Hebrew: אברהם מנדלר‎; 3 May 1929 – 13 October 1973) was an Israeli major general. In the 1967 Six-Day War he was a colonel commanding the 8th Mechanized Infantry Brigade. This brigade pushed "elements of the Shazli Force and the Egyptian 6th Division straight into an ambush laid by Arik Sharon" at Nakhl on June 8, 1967.[1] During the Yom Kippur War, Major General Mandler was commander of the IDF's armored forces in the Sinai. He was killed in action on 13 October 1973[2] by Egyptian artillery fire[3] after his voice was intercepted and identified by Egyptian electronic warfare units using tactical COMINT equipment, who immediately transmitted his position to the nearest Second Army artillery battery.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Oren, Michael (2002). Six Days of War. Oxford University Press. p. 30. ISBN 1841762210
  2. ^ Dunsten, Simon (2003). The Yom Kippur War 1973 (2): The Sinai: Sinai Pt. 2 (Campaign) p. 30. ISBN 0-19-515174-7
  3. ^ Dunsten, Simon (2003). The Yom Kippur War 1973 (2): The Sinai: Sinai Pt. 2 (Campaign) p. 64-65. ISBN 0-19-515174-7