- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberst (Colonel)
- Kommandeur Schützen-Regiment 59 / 20.Panzer-Division / XX.Armee-Korps / 3.Panzer-Armee / Heeresgruppe Mitte
- Awarded on:
- May 27th, 1942
Awarded for actions in early 1942. In February 1942 he and his Kampfgruppe were able to prevent 2 Soviet Armies from achieving contact. Later, in April, his Regiment defended against strong enemy attacks between Ugra and Worja (in the area around Bereski). In doing so he made a major contribution in ensuring that the so-called Below pocket, which contained a number of Soviet formations, could be liquidated.