- Second World War (1939-1945)
- SS-Untersturmführer der Reserve (2nd Lieutenant of Reserves)
- Adjutant, I. Bataillon, SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment "Deutschland", SS-Panzergrenadier-Division "Das Reich", Waffen-SS
- Awarded on:
- April 10th, 1943
According to Patzwall / Scherzer on 24-4-1943, as SS-Untersturmführer in the 2./SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt. "D".
Vorschlag signed by Btl.-Kdr. Otto Weidinger; seconded 12-4-1943 by Rgt.-Kdr. Heinz Harmel via Vorschlagliste Nr. 7, which was countersigned on 15-4-1943 by Div.-Kdr. Walter Krüger.
Date of award per Yerger, citing a promotion recommendation (Beförderung in the Waffen-SS) for the rank of SS-Obersturmführer d.R., dated 16-4-1943 and signed by Fritz Ehrath (in his SS file) which references the award. Yerger writes that this document shows the award was given earlier than the date given in postwar texts.