- Second World War (1939-1945)
- General der Infanterie (Lieutenant-General of Infantry)
- Chef des Generalstabes Heeresgruppe D
- Awarded on:
- September 13th, 1944
During the first four months of the Allied invasion General der Infanterie Blumentritt particularly distinguished himself by his outstanding planning and leadership achievements, which were accomplished in the frequent absence of his commander and under very difficult command circumstances.