|Max Hermann Bork|
|Born||January 1, 1899|
|Died||4 July 1973(aged 74)|
|Place of birth||Lasdehnen, East Prussia|
|Place of death||Hollern-Twielenfleth|
German Empire (to 1918)|
Weimar Republic (to 1933)
|Years of service||1916–1945|
|Awards||Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross|
Max Hermann Bork (1 January 1899 – 4 July 1973) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.
Awards and decorations
- Iron Cross (1914)
- 2nd Class (30 October 1917)
- 1st Class (31 January 1921)
- Wound Badge (1914)
- in Black (29 March 1919)
- Cross of Honor
- Anschluss Medal
- Sudetenland Medal with Prague Castle Bar
- Memel Medal
- Iron Cross (1939)
- 2nd Class (31 October 1939)
- 1st Class (31 May 1940)
- Eastern Front Medal (20 July 1942)
- German Cross in Gold on 16 August 1942 as Oberst im Generalstab of the LIII. Armeekorps
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 9 May 1945 as Generalleutnant and commanding general of Korps "Bork"[Note 1]
- Max Bork's nomination by the troop was received by the Heerespersonalamt (HPA—Army Staff Office) on 13 April 1945 via the Reichsführer-SS. Major Joachim Domaschk requested the explanatory statement from the Commander-in-Chief of AOK 1 via teleprinter message on 14 April 1945. He renewed his request on 5 May 1945. Domasck noted this in the book of "awarded Knight Crosses". In parallel the HPA received a second nomination by the troop, approved by all intermittent commanding officers, on 28 April 1945. This nomination apparently never made it to Major Domaschk. Both nominations by the troop fail to indicate further evidence that the nomination was processed or approved. The presentation date is an assumption of the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR). Bork was a member of the AKCR.
- Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 52.
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 119.
- Scherzer 2007, p. 122.
- Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) (in German). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches]. Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6.
- Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001) (in German). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2]. Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8.
- Scherzer, Veit (2007) (in German). 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]. Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.
- Max Bork @ Axis Biographical Research
- Lexikon der Wehrmacht
- Ritterkreuztraeger 1939-1945
- World War 2 Awards.com
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