- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberleutnant zur See (Lieutenant)
- Kommandant U 138
- Awarded on:
- October 24th, 1940
Awarded for his successful patrols while commanding U-9 and U-138. With U-9 he sunk 7 ships with 16669 GRT, as well as the French submarine “Doris” on the 09.05.1940. With U-138 he sunk 5 ships with 39971 GRT and damaged a tanker with 6993 GRT.