15th April 1936: Leutnant zur See der Reserve;
1st December 1939: Oberleutnant zur See der reserve (RDA 2nd October 1939),
00.00.1943: Kapitänleutnant der Reserve, Kdt, Vorpostenboot 'V 715', ex-trawler 'Alfred I'
06.07.1944: attacked near Ushant by Canadian destroyers HMCS QU'APPELLE, HMCS SASKATCHEWAN, HMCS SKEENA and HMCS RESTIGOUCHE while protecting the convoy consisting of U-212 and U-309 and rended ungovernable by an artillery shell
V-715 returned fire while burning and escpaed after a 1 hour battle named 'Battle of Pierres Noires'
V-715 drifted on fire and she was abandoned, south east of the Canal du Fromveur after 6 hours by her crew
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