- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberstleutnant (Wing Commander)
- Kommodore Kampfgeschwader 2
- Awarded on:
- January 23rd, 1944
Awarded for his achievements as a bomber pilot, Staffel, Gruppe and Geschwader commander. He particularly distinguished himself during difficult operations against England in the years 1941-44. By the time of his award he had flown 269 sorties, including 156 (14 by day and 142 by night) against the UK.