- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Hauptmann der Reserve
- Kommandeur Pionier-Bataillon 112
- Awarded on:
- February 14th, 1944
Awarded for actions in the Cherkassy pocket. Here he distinguished himself through his personal leading of numerous counterattacks that time and again managed to stabilize critical situations following hard close combat. It was due to Schlingmann and his men alone that an enemy breakthrough near Boguslaw was prevented.