- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Vorgeschobener Beobachter I. / Artillerie-Regiment 146 (motorisiert)
- Awarded on:
- January 15th, 1944
Awarded for his decisive role in preventing an enemy breakthrough NE of Krivoi Rog via a temporary hole in the German frontline. He did this primarily via directing artillery fire from five batteries onto the advancing enemy but also through an infantry engagement involving himself and the other three members of his forward observer group.