- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Kapitänleutnant (Luitenant ter Zee 2e Klasse)
- Kommandant U 711 / 13.Unterseebootsflottille
- Awarded on:
- August 26th, 1944
Awarded for his claimed successes as a late war U-Boat commander under the most difficult of conditions. They included the following…
I.) Sinking the US freighter “William S. Thaver” (with 7176 GRT) as well as 2 destroyers over the course of 7 war patrols. (Note: none of these are substantiated by post-war records).
II.) Unsuccessfully attacking the Soviet battleship “Archangelsk” on the 23.08.1944.
III.) Bombarding the Soviet radio stations at Pravdyi (18.09.1943) and Blagopolncija (24.09.1943) with the deck gun of his U-Boat.
IV.) Distracting convoy escorts on multiple occasions, thereby allowing other U-Boats to attack.