- Second World War (1939-1945)
- General der Infanterie (Lieutenant-general)
- Kommandierender General XXXXII.Armee Korps
- Awarded on:
- August 19th, 1944
In the fierce defensive battles in the great bend of the Vistula, the under the command of General of Infantry Recknagel standing Franco-Sudeten 88th Infantry Division, led by Major General Graf von Rittberg and the Hessian-Moselle 72nd Infantry Division under the leadership of Major General Hohn, have excelled themselves by showing unshakeable courage in battle and bold recklessness.