- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Generalleutnant (Major-general)
- Kommandeur 252.Infanterie-Division
- Awarded on:
- March 28th, 1945
Awarded for his leadership of the 252. Infanterie-Division during the fighting for the Wkra position in early 1945. His Division’s achievements merited a mention in a Wehrmachtbericht supplement on the 08.02.1945…
“The Silesian 252. Infanterie-Division under the command of Generalleutnant Drekmann… has distinguished itself through its steadfastness in the heavy fighting along the Vistula river during the time period 31.01.-02.02.1945.”
Drekmann received the Knight’s Cross for this achievement as well as further successes in the days which followed. On the 04.02.1945 there was another offensive success near Zappeln, and the danger to the Korps’ flank at Bellno was also eliminated. Further successes were achieved during the attack against Schwenten, and the road north of this village was recaptured. The distillery at Sarten was captured on the 05.02.1945, and subsequently the Soviets were forced to reorganize their forces.