- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberleutnant (Lieutenant)
- Kompaniechef 5. / Panzer-Regiment 3 / 2.Panzer-Division / 9.Armee / Heeresgruppe Mitte
- Awarded on:
- September 16th, 1942
Awarded for the success of his Panzer-Kompanie during the defensive fighting around Rzhev in July 1942, where they achieved the following...
1. Supporting Kampfgruppe von Goerne (based around Schützen-Regiment 304) in Bori north of Karmanovo on 06.08.1942.
2. The defensive fighting around Shtanino and Ryabinki starting on 10.08.1942. On the day after their arrival his panzers destroyed 20 Soviet tanks.
3. The overall success of his company in the difficult forest terrain throughout the battle, where they (with 7. Kompanie) destroyed 88 Soviet tanks from 05.08.-23.08.1942.