- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
- Kommandeur II. / Jagdgeschwader 53
- Awarded on:
- October 24th, 1944
Awarded for his wartime successes up to that point. By the end of the war these amounted to about 250 sorties flown, during which he achieved 53 aerial victories in the West.