- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
- Kommandeur II.(Schlacht) / Lehrgeschwader 2
- Awarded on:
- May 18th, 1940
Awarded for the outstanding achievements of his Gruppe during the campaign in France, where they participated in the battles at Maastricht, Eben Emael, the 6th Army's crossing points over the Meuse, Liège and Namur. They were particularly successful at Cambrai, where they smashed an attempted French flanking attack and destroyed 40 tanks along with numerous trucks and their mounted infantry.