- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberleutnant der Reserve (1st Lieutenant of Reserves)
- 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.