Karl Lorenz

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This article is about German Army Officer from World War II. For the German composer, see Karl Adolf Lorenz.
Karl Lorenz
Bundesarchiv Bild 101I-711-0428-28A, Russland, Oberst Lorenz mit Soldaten.jpg
Karl Lorenz in 1944 as an Oberst (officer with binoculars and peaked cap)
Born (1904-01-24)24 January 1904
Hanau
Died 3 October 1964(1964-10-03) (aged 60)
Bad Godesberg
Allegiance Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1924–45
Rank Generalmajor
Commands held Panzer-Grenadier-Division Großdeutschland
Battles/wars

World War II

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

Karl Lorenz (24 January 1904 – 3 October 1964) was a highly decorated Generalmajor 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. Karl Lorenz was captured by British troops in May 1945 and was held until 1946.

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References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ a b Thomas 1998, p. 38.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 242.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 67.
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 Hasso von Manteuffel
Commander of the Panzer-Grenadier-Division Großdeutschland
1 September 1944 - April 1945
Succeeded by
None