- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Generalleutnant (Major-general)
- Commander 97. Jäger Division
- Awarded on:
- October 25th, 1943
Awarded for his leadership of the 97. Jäger-Division during the campaign for the Kuban bridgehead, and in particular the fighting for Hill 114.1, east of Moldawanskoje, in the time period 16.07.-14.09.1943. Here the Soviets tried many times, in vain, to seize this important hill from which all their movements in the area could be observed. It was only following the German evacuation of the Kuban bridgehead that this hill finally fell into their hands.