Hans Zorn (27 October 1891 – 2 August 1943) was a German general in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves of Nazi Germany. 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.

Hans Zorn
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Born27 October 1891
Munich, Bavaria, German Empire
Died2 August 1943(1943-08-02) (aged 51)
Krassnaya-Roschtocha, Kromy, Oryol Oblast, RSFSR, USSR
Allegiance German Empire
 Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
Service/branchArmy
RankGeneral of the Infantry
Commands held20th Infantry Division
XXXX Army Corps
XXXXVI Panzer Corps
Battles/warsWorld War II
AwardsKnight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
RelationsEduard Zorn (brother)

Awards and decorationsEdit

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CitationsEdit

  1. ^ a b Thomas 1998, p. 476.
  2. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 533.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 371.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 62.

BibliographyEdit

  • 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.
  • 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.
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 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 Panzertruppe Hans-Karl Freiherr von Esebeck
Preceded by
General der Panzertruppe Hans-Karl Freiherr von Esebeck
Commander of XXXXVI. Panzerkorps
January 1943 – 2 August 1943
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Hans Gollnick