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Dipl.-Ing. Paul Drekmann
Born (1898-11-13)November 13, 1898
Died 9 March 1960(1960-03-09) (aged 61)
Place of birth Hamburg
Place of death Mülheim
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–1945
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 161. Infanterie-Division
252. Infanterie-Division

World War I
Spanish Civil War
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Dipl.-Ing. Paul Drekmann[Notes 1] (13 November 1893 – 9 March 1960) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Paul Drekmann was captured by British troops in May 1945 and was held until 1947.

Awards and decorations


  1. In German an engineer's degree is called Diplom-Ingenieur (abbreviated Dipl.-Ing.)


  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 139.
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Karl-Albrecht von Groddeck
Commander of 161. Infanterie-Division
28 August 1943 - 15 November 1943
Succeeded by
Disbanded after heavy losses
Preceded by
Formed from Korps-Abteilung A
Commander of 161. Infanterie-Division
27 July 1944 - 5 September 1944
Succeeded by
Disbanded again after heavy losses
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Walter Melzer
Commander of 252. Infanterie-Division
1 October 1944 - 25 March 1945
Succeeded by
Oberst von Unold

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