- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Korvettenkapitän der Reserve (Lieutenant-Commander of Reserves)
- Kommandant des Minnenschiffes "DRACHE" und der 21.Unterseebootsjagdflottille
- Awarded on:
- October 22nd, 1944
Awarded posthumously for his achievements as one of the few Kriegsmarine specialists in naval mines. They included the laying of a mine barrier in the gulf of Finland as well as one between the island of Leros and the Turkish coast. This latter mine barrier in particular resulted in many allied ships sunk.