- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
- Flugzeugführer 9. / Schlachtgeschwader 77
- Awarded on:
- June 9th, 1944
Awarded for his total of 711 sorties flown with the Ju 87. In that time he sunk a 12000 GRT tanker and damaged a British flak vessel during the French campaign.