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Hans Zorn

Hans Wilhelm Karl Zorn
Born 27 October 1891
Died 2 August 1943(1943-08-02) (aged 51)
Kromy, Russia
Allegiance German Empire (to 1918)
Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1911–43
Rank General der Infanterie
Commands held 20. Infanterie-Division
XXXX. Armeekorps (mot.)
XXXXVI. Panzerkorps

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


  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 371.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 62.

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  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • World War 2
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
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