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Walter Gorn
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Born (1898-09-24)24 September 1898
Died 10 July 1968(1968-07-10) (aged 69)
Place of birth Bieganin, Posen, Kingdom of Prussia
Place of death Rosenheim, Germany
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1920)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1915-1920
1935-1945
Rank Generalmajor
Commands held I./Schützen-Regiment 10
Krad-Schützen-Bataillon 59
Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment 10
561. Volksgrenadier-Division
710. Infanterie-Division
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords
Other work Police officer

Walter Gorn (24 September 1898 – 10 July 1968) was a German general, serving during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords (German language: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern). The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves and Swords was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. At the Enns River, Austria, Gorn surrendered to Major General Stanley Eric Reinhart's 261st Infantry Regiment.

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Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 Thomas 1997, p. 210.
  2. Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 142.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 199.
  4. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 61.
  5. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 41.
Bibliography
  • Berger, Florian (2000). Mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern. Die höchstdekorierten Soldaten des Zweiten Weltkrieges. Selbstverlag Florian Berger. ISBN 3-9501307-0-5.
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) (in German). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [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]. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Patzwall, Klaus D. and Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941–1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall (in German). ISBN 3-931533-45-X.
  • Schaulen, Fritjof (2003). Eichenlaubträger 1940 - 1945 Zeitgeschichte in Farbe I Abraham - Huppertz (in German). Selent, Germany: Pour le Mérite. ISBN 3-932381-20-3.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.
  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 3-7648-2299-6.

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Rudolf-Eduard Licht
Commander of 710. Infanterie-Division
15 April 1945 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
None



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