- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Kommandeur Grenadier-Regiment 502 / 290.Infanterie-Division / X.Armee-Korps / 16.Armee / Heeresgruppe Nord
- Awarded on:
- April 16th, 1944
Awarded the Knight's Cross for the following actions.
1. Starting on 21.01.1944 Warrelmann's regiment was positioned in the middle of the 23. Infanterie-Division's sector, but lost the town of Bliny two days later. Warrelmann assembled a scratch counterattack force consisting of parts of the regimental pioneer platoon and 10 men of his regimental headquarters. They counterattacked the Soviet spearhead south of Ilyushkino and were able to stabilize the situation.
2. His regiment's success in the battles near Beloje lake (south of Idriza and northwest of Newel). Following the Soviet capture of Hill 173.1 Warrelmann led a counterattack from the front of one of his battalions with armour support, and were able to retake the position. Every Soviet attempt to wrest control of the hill thereafter, supported by heavy artillery and tanks, was repulsed. By holding this key position Warrelmann ensured the security of the main German line.