- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Generalmajor (Brigadier)
- Kommandeur 17.Panzer-Division / LVII.Panzer-Korps / 4.Panzer-Armee / Heeresgruppe Don
- Awarded on:
- February 8th, 1943
Awarded for his distinguished leadership of the 17. Panzer-Division during the following actions in the winter of 1942/43...
1) The battles between the Volga and the Don during the attempted relief of the 6. Armee in Operation Wintergewitter.
2) During the defensive and retreat battles on the Kazakh steppe.
3) The fighting along the Manytsch river, where his Division was able to throw Soviet forces back across the river on the 24.01.1943.