Max Bork

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Max Hermann Bork
Born 1 January 1899
Died 4 July 1973(1973-07-04) (aged 74)
Allegiance  German Empire
 Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army
Years of service 1916–45
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 47th Infantry Division
XIII Army Corps
Korps "Bork"
Battles/wars World War II

Max Bork (1 January 1899 – 4 July 1973) was a general in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II who commanded the XIII Army Corps. He may have been a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.

Awards and decorations[edit]


  1. ^ Max Bork's nomination by the troop was received by the Heerespersonalamt (HPA—Army Staff Office) on 13 April 1945 via the Reichsführer-SS. Major Joachim Domaschk requested the explanatory statement from the Commander-in-Chief of AOK 1 via teleprinter message on 14 April 1945. He renewed his request on 5 May 1945. Domasck noted this in the book of "awarded Knight Crosses". In parallel the HPA received a second nomination by the troop, approved by all intermittent commanding officers, on 28 April 1945. This nomination apparently never made it to Major Domaschk. Both nominations by the troop fail to indicate further evidence that the nomination was processed or approved. The presentation date is an assumption of the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR). Bork was a member of the AKCR.[3]



  1. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 52.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 119.
  3. ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 122.


  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile [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 Militaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Commander of 47. Volksgrenadier-Division
18 September 1944 - February 1945
Succeeded by
Colonel von Grundherr
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Ralph Graf von Oriola
Commander of XIII. Armeekorps
31 March 1945 – 15 April 1945
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Walther Hahm