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Gorn, Walter

Date of birth:
September 24th, 1898 (Bieganin/Posen, Germany)
Date of death:
July 10th, 1968 (Rosenheim/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 16th, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 8th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur I. / Schützen-Regiment 10 / 9.Panzer-Division / XXXX.Armee-Korps (motorisiert) / 12.Armee
Awarded on:
April 20th, 1941
Details:
267th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
9.Panzer-Division
Awarded on:
February 8th, 1942
Details:
Award 64/13.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant
Unit:
Kommandeur Kradschützen-Bataillon 59 / 9.Panzer-Division / 2.Armee / Heeresgruppe B
Awarded on:
August 17th, 1942
Details:
113th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst
Unit:
Kommandeur Panzergrenadier-Regiment 10
Awarded on:
June 8th, 1943
Details:
30th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern

Sources

  • Photo 1: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • Photo: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Kwasny A., Kwasny G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945 (CD), Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001
    - 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
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X
    - Lexikon der Wehrmacht
    - Ritterkreuztraeger 1939 - 1945
    - Axis History Biographical Research via Axis History Forum

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