"On the 15.06.1941 Leutnant Zahn repulsed a strong enemy armoured thrust (which came from Capuzzo in the direction of Bardia) with just a single 5-cm Pak gun. He then entered into Capuzzo with this gun and destroyed 6 enemy armored vehicles there. After his gun was knocked out he was taken prisoner after offering bitter resistance. However he then managed to escape the English in a display of courageous and determined resolve." from his Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross citation, awarded on June 30th, 1941 as Leutnant der Reserve, 2. Kompanie, Panzerjäger-Abteilung 33, 15. Panzer-Division.
Another bold enemy elite,