- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Kommandeur Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment 4 / 6.Panzer-Division / XXXXTI.Armee-Korps / 8.Armee / Heeresgruppe Süd
- Awarded on:
- September 10th, 1943
Awarded for his successful leadership of the Panzergrenadier-Regiment 4 during the aftermath of the battle of Kursk, in particular for the fighting at Alexejevka (19.07.1943) and in the fourth battle of Kharkov at Taranovka (23.08.1943). His recommendation also mentioned his distinguished service during the battles in 1942 and early 1943, including the successful attack at Sytschevka (05.05.1942) in the southern sector of the 328. Infanterie-Division.