Horst Warschnauer

Horst Warschnauer

Horst Warschnauer
Born 28 December 1919
Died 26 December 1948(1948-12-26) (aged 28)
Allegiance Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1937–45
Rank Major
Commands held Panzer-Pionier-Battalion "Großdeutschland

World War II

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


  1. ^ a b Thomas 1998, p. 416.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 354.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 81.

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht