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, Promoted to Generalmajor on 01-08-1940 he was Chief of the 7th
Department in the Army Personnel Office OKH,
to 01-10-1940. On 01-08-1942 promoted to Generalleutnant.
To 01-10-1942 he was Chief of Office Group P1 in the Army Personnel Office OKH. Drabich landed in the infamous Führer Reserve,
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.
Infantry Division spent its entire operational history on the Western Front, taking part in the Battle of Normandy (see Philippe Kieffer
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