- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
- Staffelkapitän I. / Kampfgeschwader 51
- Awarded on:
- September 19th, 1943
Awarded in recognition of his achievements over the course of 272 sorties as a bomber pilot. He particularly distinguished himself on the 06.03.1943, when with a flight of 6 Ju 88's he led an attack on an important bridge over the Don near Rychkov. Several direct hits were achieved and the bridge was destroyed.