- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Korvettenkapitän der Reserve (Lieutenant-Commander of Reserves)
- Chef 1. Küstensicherungsverband
- Awarded on:
- December 31st, 1944
Awarded for his achievements in coastal defense along the northern part of the Norwegian shoreline. His principal accomplishment in this time was protecting the naval evacuation of German forces from Finland to northern Norway, which despite attacks from Soviet torpedo boats, aircraft, etc. was accomplished with minimal losses.