- Second World War (1939-1945)
- General der Panzertruppe (Lieutenant-general)
- Kommandierender General XXXXVII.Armeekorps (mot.) / 4.Panzerarmee / Heeresgruppe Mitte
- Awarded on:
- July 27th, 1941
Awarded for the leadership of his Korps during the opening month of Barbarossa, particularly in the area around Smolensk where his men closed off a pocket full of Soviet troops near Slonim.
Submitted on July 18th 1941.
Preliminary document and decoration on July 28th 1941 to Heeresgruppe Mitte.