- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
- Flugzeugführer, I. Gruppe, Transportgeschwader 3, Luftwaffe
- Awarded on:
- February 9th, 1945
Awarded in recognition of his total of over 500 front flights completed as a transport pilot since the beginning of the war. During his career he particularly distinguished himself for his role in the aerial resupply of the cut-off XXIV. Panzerkorps and the Panzerkorps “Großdeutschland” as they retreated back to the Oder in early 1945.