Walter Gorn

Walter Gorn

Walter Gorn
Born (1898-09-24)24 September 1898
Bieganin, Posen, Kingdom of Prussia
Died 10 July 1968(1968-07-10) (aged 69)
Rosenheim, Germany
Allegiance German Empire (to 1918)
Weimar Republic (to 1920)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1915–20
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: 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.



  1. ^ a b 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.

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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