- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Major (Squadron Leader)
- Kommandeur II. / Kampfgeschwader 1 "Hindenburg"
- Awarded on:
- January 5th, 1943
Awarded for his successes as both a bomber pilot and Gruppe commander. With his crew he personally destroyed five enemy battery positions, several tanks and locomotives, as well as countless vehicles. In total he flew over 200 sorties.