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Zobel, Horst

Date of birth:
May 6th, 1918 (Bromberg/West Prussia, Germany)
Date of death:
October 2nd, 1999 (Tunesia)
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)


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Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 21st, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Second World War (1939-1945)
Hauptmann (Captain)
Kommandeur Panzerabteilung "Müncheberg" / Panzerdivision "Müncheberg" / 9.Armee / Heeresgruppe Weichsel
Awarded on:
April 14th, 1945

Zobel was awarded his Knight’s Cross for actions at the Seelow Heights, east of Berlin where his unit destroyed 59 Soviet tanks without a single German tank lost.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes


  • Photo 1: Willi Schumacher
  • Photo: Willi Schumacher collection
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
    - Federl, C., Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Panzerdivisionen 1939-1945, VDM Heinz Nickel, Zweibrücken, Germany, 2000
    - Ritterkreuztraeger 1939 - 1945