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Drekmann, Dipl.Ing., Paul

Date of birth:
November 13th, 1893 (Hamburg-Harburg, Germany)
Date of death:
March 9th, 1960 (Mülheim/North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 15th, 1935
Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 6th, 1939
Spanienkreuz, Bronze
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 4th, 1939
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  1.Klasse, 25 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 30th, 1941
Kriegsverdienstkreuz 2.Klasse mit Schwertern
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 30th, 1942
Kriegsverdienstkreuz 1.Klasse mit Schwertern
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
February 23rd, 1943
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 7th, 1943
Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor
Unit:
Kommandeur Korps-Abteilung A
Awarded on:
April 15th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
February 8th, 1945
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
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.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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