- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
- Flugzeugführer, II. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 2, Luftwaffe
- Awarded on:
- September 24th, 1942
Awarded for his successes as a bomber pilot in the West. He particularly distinguishing himself in the air war against England following the Battle of Britain, and among other things he sank 2 merchant ships (with 9000 GRT) during this time.