- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
- Staffelkapitän 10./JG 2 "Richthofen"
- Awarded on:
- September 4th, 1942
Awarded mainly for the successes of his Staffel in the fighter-bomber role, primarily against shipping around England. Up until the 26.06.1942 this Staffel claimed to have sunk 20 ships with 63000 GRT. Liesendahl also distinguished himself by his personal successes, achieved over 142 sorties.