- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberst (Colonel)
- Führer, 116. Panzer-Division, Heer
- Awarded on:
- December 9th, 1944
Awarded for his leadership of the 116. Panzer-Division in the time period from 19.9.1944 up until the beginning of December of that year, during which he commanded the division in its battles at Aachen, Vossenack and Hürtgen.