- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Generalleutnant (Major-general)
- Kommandeur 7.Panzer-Division
- Awarded on:
- February 20th, 1945
In the heavy combat around Elbing, has with the Swords to the Oak Leaves of the Knight's Cross awarded commander of the 7th Panzer-Division, Lieutenant General Mauss, excelled through high personal bravery and determination. During an advance from Elbing to the west, he encouraged at the head of his division, himself fighting with the machine gun, by example his troops to great deeds.