- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberleutnant zur See (1st Lieutenant at Sea)
- Gruppenführer/Kommandant "Vp 1509" / 15.Vorpostenflottille
- Awarded on:
- August 26th, 1944
Awarded for his successful combat record while in command of "VP 1509". In total he and his ship were credited with 21 allied aircraft shot down and 3 allied light craft sunk or damaged.