Hans Zorn

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Hans Wilhelm Karl Zorn
Born 27 October 1891
Munich
Died 2 August 1943(1943-08-02) (aged 51)
Kromy, Russia
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1911–1943
Rank General der Infanterie
Commands held 20. Infanterie-Division
XXXX. Armeekorps (mot.)
XXXXVI. Panzerkorps
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Hans Wilhelm Karl Zorn (27 October 1891 – 2 August 1943) was a highly decorated General der Infanterie in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Hans Zorn was killed on 2 August 1943 by Soviet fire during Operation Kutuzov. He was posthumously awarded the Oak leaves to his Knight's Cross on 3 September 1943.

Awards and decorations[edit]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 371.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 62.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • 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. 
  • 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 Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 
  • 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. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Mauritz von Wiktorin
Commander of 20. Infanterie-Division
November 1940 – 12 January 1942
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Erich Jaschke
Preceded by
General der Kavallerie Georg Stumme
Commander of XXXX. Armeekorps (mot.)
15 January 1942 – 16 February 1942
Succeeded by
General der Kavallerie Georg Stumme
Preceded by
Generaloberst Heinrich von Vietinghoff
Commander of XXXXVI. Armeekorps
11 June 1942 – 14 June 1942
Succeeded by
Renamed XXXXVI. Panzerkorps
Preceded by
Previously XXXXVI. Panzerkorps
Commander of XXXXVI. Panzerkorps
14 June 1942 – 21 November 1942
Succeeded by
General der Panzertruppen Hans-Karl Freiherr von Esebeck
Preceded by
General der Panzertruppen Hans-Karl Freiherr von Esebeck
Commander of XXXXVI. Panzerkorps
January 1943 – 2 August 1943
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Hans Gollnick