- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant Colonel)
- Kommodore Jagdgeschwader 2 "Richthofen"
- Awarded on:
- March 2nd, 1944
Awarded in recognition of his total of aerial victories. By his death this number amounted to 102 (including 25 four-engined bombers), achieved over 353 sorties.