Action: Awarded for actions in early 1943, southwest of Orel. With his battalion he was able to defeat a Soviet breakthrough attempt by two battalions and three tanks in the fiercest of fighting, where even his messenger was wounded while beside him.
- Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
- Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X
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