PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Zorn, Hans
Date of birth: October 27th, 1891 (Munich/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:  August 2nd, 1943 (Krassnaya-Roschtocha/Oryol Oblast, Soviet Union)
Nationality:  German
BIOGRAPHY: 
Promotions:
1911: Fähnrich;
14th December 1913: Leutnant (entering 29th October 1912);
1917: Oberleutnant;
1st December 1922: Hauptmann;
1st February 1931: Major;
1st July 1934: Oberstleutnant;
1st August 1936: Oberst im Generalstab (16);
1st July 1940: Generalmajor;
15th January 1942: Generalleutnant;
1st June 1942: General der Infanterie.

Career:
1905: Bayerische Kadettenkorps;
1911: 2. Königlich Bayerisches Infanterie-Regiment "Kronprinz", Königlich Bayerische Armee;
1920: Reichswehr-Schützen-Regiment 41;
?: Kompanieoffizier 19. (Bayer.) Infanterie-Regiment;
1st October 1923: Regimentsstab 19. (Bayer.) Infanterie-Regiment;
1924: Reichswehrministerium;
?: Truppenamt (TA), Heeres-Transport-Abteilung (T 7);
1925: 8. (MG.) Kompanie, 20. (Bayer.) Infanterie-Regiment;
1st October 1921: Eskadronoffizier 17. (Bayer.) Reiter-Regiment;
1927: Stab 7. Division;
1929: Chef 4. (MG.) Kompanie, 19. (Bayer.) Infanterie-Regiment;
?: Truppenamt (TA), Heeresabteilung (T1), Reichswehrministerium;
?: Generalstabs-Offizier Eisenbahn-Abteilung;
1933: Chef der Eisenbahn-Abteilung;
1st May 1938: Kommandeur Infanterie-Regiment 19;
26th August 1939: Chef des Stabes XXVII. Armeekorps;
November 1940 - 12th January 1942: Kommandeur 20. Infanterie-Division (motorisiert);
15thJanuary 1942 - 16th February 1942: Kommandierende General XXXX. Armeekorps (motorisiert);
11th June 1942: Kommandierender General XXXXVI. Armeekorps (motorisiert);
14th June 1942 - 21st November 1942 : Kommandierender General XXXXVI. Panzerkorps;
January 1943 - 2nd August 1943: Kommandierender General XXXXI. Panzerkorps.
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Unit: Kommandeur 20. Infanterie-Division (motorisiert)
Awarded on: July 27th, 1941
 
     
DEUTSCHES KREUZ IN GOLD
Rank: General der Infanterie (Lieutenant-general of Infantry)
Unit: XXXXVI. Armeekorps (motorisiert)
Awarded on: June 14th, 1942
 
     
RITTERKREUZ MIT EICHENLAUB
Rank: General der Infanterie (Lieutenant-general of Infantry)
Unit: Kommandierender General XXXXI. Panzerkorps
Awarded on: September 3rd, 1943
Details: 291st Award.
Awarded posthumously.
 
     
1939 SPANGE ZUM EISERNEN KREUZES 1ER KLASSE 1914
 
     
1939 SPANGE ZUM EISERNEN KREUZES 2ER KLASSE 1914
 
     
EHRENKREUZ FÜR FRONTKÄMPFER
 
     
MEDAILLE "WINTERSCHLACHT IM OSTEN 1941/42" (OSTMEDAILLE)
 
 
 
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Information source(s):   - FELLGIEBEL, W.P., Elite of theThird Reich, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003.
- PATZWALL, K. & SCHERZER, V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001.
- http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de
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