Wilhelm Lorenz

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Wilhelm Lorenz
Born 25 April 1894
Died 2 January 1943(1943-01-02) (aged 48)
Demyansk
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army
Years of service 1912–30
1938–43
Rank Generalmajor (Posthumously)
Commands held 12th Infantry Division
Battles/wars Demyansk Pocket 
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Wilhelm Lorenz (25 April 1894 – 2 January 1943) was a general in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. Lorenz was wounded on 27 December 1942, and died from his wounds on 2 January 1943 in Demyansk, occupied Soviet Union. He was posthumously promoted to Generalmajor.

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 242.

Bibliography[edit]

  • 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. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Oberst Gerhard Müller
Commander of 12. Infanterie-Division
11 July 1942 – 20 July 1942
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Kurt-Jürgen Freiherr von Lützow