- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Hauptmann (Captain)
- Führer, II. Bataillon, Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 1, 1. Fallschirmjäger-Division, Luftwaffe
- Awarded on:
- October 24th, 1944
Awarded for the following actions:
1.) His Bataillon’s contribution to preventing the Allied capture of the last hills before the Liri valley, which would in turn have led to a breakthrough to the Via Casilina. At the time his Bataillon was serving under Kampfgruppe Schulz.
2.) The success of his 7. Kompanie in holding back the attacks of the New Zealand Corps in the city of Cassino itself on the night of the 15./16.03.1944.