- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Generalmajor (Brigadier)
- Kommandeur 6.Gebirgs-Division / XVIII.Armee-Korps / 12.Armee
- Awarded on:
- April 20th, 1941
The following wartime excerpt describes why Schörner received the Knight’s Cross…
“Before dawn on the 06.04.1941 Generalmajor Schörner (commander of the 6. Gebirgs-Division) and his troops succeeding in overrunning the enemy outposts on the snow covered Belaaica mountain through a surprise thrust. There two enemy bunker lines of the Metaxas Line were penetrated, and before long the whole division was in position in the valley before the enemy line at the Krusa mountain.
Later on the 08.04.1941, and on his own initiative, Schörner launched a surprise attack against the Allied forces on the northern part of the Krusa mountain. He and his men successfully ejected the defenders from this area and advanced towards Salonika. In conjunction with the advancing 2. Panzer-Division, these actions contributed significantly to the fall of Greece/Macedonia.”