PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Lorenz, Karl
Date of birth: January 24th, 1904 (Hanau am Main/Hesse-Nassau, Germany)
Date of death:  October 3rd, 1964 (Bad Godesberg-Mehlem/North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:  German
BIOGRAPHY: 
Promotions:
1st April 1928: Leutnant
1st January 1932: Oberleutnant
1st October 1935: Hauptmann
1st January 1941: Major
1st February 1943: Oberstleutnant
1st August 1943: Oberst
1st November 1944: Generalmajor
     
EISERNES KREUZ 2. KLASSE
Awarded on: September 23rd, 1939
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 1. KLASSE
Awarded on: June 24th, 1940
 
     
DEUTSCHES KREUZ IN GOLD
Rank: Major
Unit: Pionier-Bataillon 290
Awarded on: January 2nd, 1942
Details: Award 44/36.
 
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: Major
Unit: Kommandeur Pionier-Bataillon "Großdeutschland" / Infanterie-Regiment „Großdeutschland“ / 9.Armee / Heeresgruppe Mitte
Awarded on: December 17th, 1942
Details: 1355th Award.
 
     
RITTERKREUZ MIT EICHENLAUB
Rank: Oberst (Colonel)
Unit: Kommandeur Grenadier-Regiment "Großdeutschland" / Panzer-Grenadier-Division „Großdeutschland“ / LVII.Panzer-Korps / 6.Armee / Heeresgruppe Süd
Awarded on: February 12th, 1944
Details: 395th Award.
 
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Picture source:   - Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv
Information source(s):   - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
- Kwasny A., Kwasny G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945 (CD), Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001
- Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
- Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X
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