8 August 1901|
4 February 1945
|Buried at||Munich Waldfriedhof|
Weimar Republic (to 1933)
|Years of service||1921–45|
|Commands held||189. Infanterie-Division|
|Awards||Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves|
Eduard Emil Karl Zorn (8 August 1901 – 4 February 1945) was a highly decorated Generalmajor in the Wehrmacht during World War II, and one of only 882 recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Eduard Zorn was killed on 4 February 1945 in the Colmar Pocket. He was posthumously promoted to Generalmajor and awarded the Oak Leaves to his Knight's Cross.
Awards and decorations
- Iron Cross (1939)
- Eastern Front Medal
- Infantry Assault Badge
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
- Thomas 1998, p. 475.
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 371.
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 80.
- 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 [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag.
- Thomas, Franz (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 2: L–Z] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag.
- Lexikon der Wehrmacht
Generlmajor Joachim Degener
Commander of 189. Infanterie-Division
15 November 1944 - 4 February 1945