- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
- Staffelkapitän 7./Stukageschwader 1
- Awarded on:
- February 29th, 1944
Awarded following the completion of 550+ sorties, as well as the following materiel successes...
- A direct hit on a 10,000 ton cruiser south of Portsmouth.
- Seven bridges destroyed (over the Desna, Dnieper and Tim bridges).
- Two armoured trains in the Orel/Kursk area destroyed.
- 46 tanks destroyed.
- Six direct hits on Soviet "Katyusha" rocket launcher positions near Sevsk.