- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberleutnant zur See
- Kommandant Schnellboot "S 55" / 3.Schnellbootsflottille
- Awarded on:
- July 5th, 1943
Awarded for the numerous successes of his S-Boat in multiple theatres of war, listed as follows...
- Capturing a Norwegian supply ship of 1000 GRT with S-19.
- Sinking a merchantman of 3000 GRT (22.09.1940)
- Sinking the British destroyer "Hasty" (15.06.1942)
- Capturing three British landing craft with 115 prisoners near Sidi el Barani (20.06.1942)
- Sinking a merchantman of 15000 GRT (13.08.1942)
- Sinking a Soviet submarine (S-3), destroyer, torpedo boat, and two small ships all in the opening days of Barbarossa.