- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Kommandeur Pionier-Bataillon 335 / 335. Infanterie-Division
- Awarded on:
- November 6th, 1943
Awarded for distinguishing himself with his Pionier-Bataillon during the retreat of his Division from the Donbass to the Dnieper river. In this time he and his Bataillon repeatedly succeeded in delaying the pursuing Soviets long enough for the Division to occupy new defensive positions. During the fighting in front of Zaporozhye he fought with particular ruthlessness and achieved major successes against Soviet tank formations.