- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Leutnant der Reserve (2nd Lieutenant of Reserves)
- 9./Grenadier-Regiment 508
- Awarded on:
- July 25th, 1943
Awarded the Knight's Cross for a counterattack he led in the area south of Orel on 09.07.1943. With only a handful of forces he repulsed the enemy that had broken through in his battalion's sector and pushed them back, regaining the old defensive positions as well as several dominant heights.