Drabich-Waechter, Victor Paul Konrad Gustav Ludwig von

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Drabich-Waechter, Victor Paul Konrad Gustav Ludwig von, is born on 18-08-1889 in Strasbourg, Elsass, in the same year as Adolf Hitler (did you know). He joined the Army on 12-03-1910, 20 years old, as a Fahnenjunker in the 7th Grenadier Regiment and was a company leader with the outbreak of the first war. He was wounded  in hospital from 10-10-1914 until 19-11-1914 and ended the war in the same command. Drabich was allowed in the new Reichswehr  and at the beginning of World War II, he was Chief of the 7th Department in the Army Personnel Office OKH,  to 01-10-1940. To 01-10-1942 he was Chief of Office Group P1 in the Army Personnel Office OKH. Drabich landed in the infamous Führer Reserve, until 01-06-1943.

Death and burial ground of Drabich-Waechter, Victor Paul Konrad Gustav Ludwig von.

 Drabich here with Georg von Küchler , as commander of the 326th Infantry Division  on the Normandy front he was killed in action, at the age of 54, on 02-08-1944. He was succeeded by Generalmajor der Infanterie, Kommandeur 326th Volksgrenadier Division Erwin Kaschner
  who led the division till the end. In 1945 the division, separated into two groups, entered U.S captivity in the Ruhr Pocket and Harz respectively, where Field Marshal, Walter Model
   committed suicide. Drabich-Waechter is buried on the French war cemetery of La Cambe.  The 326th Infantry Division spent its entire operational history on the Western Front, taking part in the Battle of Normandy (see Philippe KiefferKieffer, Philippe under Army Group D and command of General Fieldmarshal der Panzertruppe, Kommandeur Battle of the Bulge, Gerd von Rundstedt  and the Ardennes under Army Group B, under command of Gerd von Rundstedt.
   Only steps from the grave of Panzer Ace SS Hauptsturmführer, Zugführer 13 SS Pz Reg 1 “LSSAH”, Michael Wittmann and his crew. Also the Generalleutnant der Infanterie, Kommandeur der 6th Infanterie Division , Arnold von Biegeleben, Generalmajor der Infanterie, Chef der SS Panzergruppe West, Sigismund Edler von Dawans.

Cemetery location of Drabich-Waechter, Victor Paul Konrad Gustav Ludwig von.

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