- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
- II./Jagdgeschwader 2 "Richthofen"
- Awarded on:
- December 16th, 1944
Awarded for his success as a pilot and fighter commander. By the end of the war he had flown a total of over 400 sorties, during which he achieved a total of 44 aerial victories (almost all in the west, including 14 four-engined bombers).