- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Käpitanleutnant (Lieutenant)
- Kommandant "U 371" / 29.Unterseebootsflottille
- Awarded on:
- March 28th, 1944
Awarded for sinking 9 ships (with 42451 GRT) and damaging another 4 ships (with 28072 GRT). His total of destroyed ships included three warships, HMS Jura, HMS Hythe and the USS Bristol.