- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
- 1./Grenadier-Regiment 426
- Awarded on:
- October 1st, 1943
During the defensive battle of Lake Ladoga Wechsung particularly distinguished himself. Over the days of battle he and his men were able to clean up a Soviet breakthrough, retook the command post of the neighbouring company and in the process destroyed a Soviet battalion staff. For these victorious actions he was awarded the Knight's Cross.