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Walter Gorn

German general
The basics
Occupation Military personnel
Country Germany
Date of birth Bieganin, Gmina Raszków, Ostrów Wielkopolski County, Greater Poland Voivodeship
Date of death Jul 10, 1968 Rosenheim, Upper Bavaria, Bavaria, Germany
Awards German Cross in Gold, Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords
The details

Walter Gorn (24 September 1898 – 10 July 1968) was a general in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II who commanded several divisions. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords.


  • Clasp to the Iron Cross (1939) 2nd Class (16 October 1939) & 1st Class (8 April 1941)
  • German Cross in Gold on 8 February 1942 as Major in the 9. Panzer-Division
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords
    • Knight's Cross on 20 April 1941 as Major and commander of the I./Schützen-Regiment 10
    • 113th Oak Leaves on 17 August 1942 as Oberstleutnant and commander of Krad-Schützen-Bataillon 59
    • 30th Swords on 8 June 1943 as Oberst and commander of Panzergrenadier-Regiment 10
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