28 December 1919
26 December 1948
|Years of service||1937–45|
|Commands held||Panzer-Pionier-Battalion "Großdeutschland|
|Awards||Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves|
Horst Warschnauer (28 December 1919 – 26 December 1948) was a highly decorated Major in the Wehrmacht (the German army) 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. Horst Warschauer was captured by British forces at the end of the war and was held until 1947.
Awards and decorations
- Iron Cross (1939)
- General Assault Badge
- Eastern Front Medal
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
- Thomas 1998, p. 416.
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 354.
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 81.
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- Lexikon der Wehrmacht