- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberst (Colonel)
- Kommandeur Jäger-Regiment 56 / 5.Jäger-Division / Gruppe Laux / 16.Armee / Heeresgruppe Nord
- Awarded on:
- December 23rd, 1942
Awarded for his successful leadership of the regiment during its battles in 1942, specifically the following...
1) Operation Brükkenschlag, where his troops contributed to the German push towards the Demyansk pocket. They captured Kotschanovo, and later pushed on to take Syzyche.
2) Operation Michael, the German offensive to widen the corridor to the Demyansk pocket.