Droitsch, Herbert

Date of birth:
May 18th, 1912 (Torgau, Germany)
Date of death:
January 16th, 1975 (Bielefeld, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant der Reserve (1st Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Chef 1./Grenadier-Regiment 187 / 87. Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
January 25th, 1945
On the 22.12.1944 units of the 87. Infanterie-Division launched an operation that aimed to recapture the old frontline along both sides of Gederti-Vamzi. During the course of this counterassault Oberleutnant Droitsch and his Kompanie succeeded in seizing the village of Gederti in a swift action, one which was a major boost to morale for the German forces in the area. Droitsch would subsequently be awarded the Knight’s Cross for this successful action.
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