- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Kapitän zur See (Captain Royal Navy)
- Kommandant, Schwerer Kreuzer "Prinz Eugen", Kriegsmarine
- Awarded on:
- April 21st, 1945
Awarded for the achievements of his ship, the heavy cruiser “Prince Eugen”, in supporting German ground troops around Riga and Tukkum in the latter stages of the war on the Eastern front. His ship made major contributions to the German operations here by shelling Soviet tank concentrations and attack formations, and also by shielding the evacuation efforts of German naval forces in these areas.