"On the 10.04.1941 Major Gorn had the mission of advancing towards Debar via Gostivar with his small mixed Abteilung in order to establish contact with Italian troops. Following a swift, bold thrust against a much superior foe, Gorn and his troops overran a strong hostile resistance line in front of Debar and then crushed 7 enemy batteries. 9 enemy batteries, 12 anti-tank guns and numerous additional war materiel was captured. This bold attack also liberated 800 Italian prisoners, which were armed and taken under command. Through this action Gorn made a major contribution to the successful fighting in southern Serbia. For this, as well as for previously distinguishing himself on the 08.04.1941 at the Stracin Pass, he would be decorated with the Knight’s Cross." from his Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross citation, awarded on April 20, 1941.
"Awarded for his achievements during the fighting for Voronezh in July 1942 (particularly near Bol.-Wereika on the 23.-25.07.1942)." from his Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves citation, awarded on August 17, 1942.
"Oberst Gorn and his Regiment had a decisive share in the smashing of Soviet breakthrough attempts near Rzhev from the 25.11.1942, specifically near Sytschewka (along the Wasusa river) and south of Loshki. During this time Gorn contributed to his Division’s freeing of the 129 Infanterie Division and the destruction of cut-off enemy forces. In recognition of his actions here Gorn would receive the Swords to his Knight’s Cross." from his Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords citation, awarded on June 8, 1943.
Another capable enemy elite,