Hinrich Warrelmann

Hinrich Warrelmann

Hinrich Warrelmann
Born 16 April 1904
Oldenburg
Died 9 October 1980(1980-10-09) (aged 76)
Westerkappeln
Allegiance Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1921–45
Rank Generalmajor
Commands held 179. Infanterie-Division
183. Volks-Grenadier-Division
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Hinrich Warrelmann (16 April 1904 – 9 October 1980) 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. Hinrich Warrelmann was captured by British troops in April 1945.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations
  1. ^ a b c Thomas 1998, p. 415.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 354.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 73.
Bibliography
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  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall.  
  • 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 [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] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag.  
  • Thomas, Franz (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 2: L–Z] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag.  

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • World War 2 Awards.com
Military offices
Preceded by
Wolfgang Lange
Commander of 183. Volksgrenadier-Division
25 February 1945 - 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
None