- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
- Flugzeugführer III. / Kampfgeschwader 55
- Awarded on:
- February 29th, 1944
Awarded for his total of over 300 bomber sorties flown in the East. In this time he achieved the incredible feat of logging 300 sorties in the space of just 13 months, a total that would take some pilots the entire war to reach.