Karl Lorenz

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Karl Lorenz
Bundesarchiv Bild 101I-711-0428-28A, Russland, Oberst Lorenz mit Soldaten.jpg
Karl Lorenz in 1944 as an Oberst (officer with binoculars and peaked cap)
Born (1904-01-24)24 January 1904
Hanau
Died 3 October 1964(1964-10-03) (aged 60)
Bad Godesberg
Allegiance  Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1924–45
Rank Generalmajor
Commands held Panzer-Grenadier-Division Großdeutschland
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Karl Lorenz (24 January 1904 – 3 October 1964) was a highly decorated Generalmajor in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient 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. Karl Lorenz was captured by British troops in May 1945 and was held until 1946.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 Thomas 1998, p. 38.
  2. Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 285.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 242.
  4. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 67.

Bibliography

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • 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. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Thomas, Franz (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2300-9. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Hasso von Manteuffel
Commander of the Panzer-Grenadier-Division Großdeutschland
1 September 1944 - April 1945
Succeeded by
None