- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Flugzeugführer 2. / Kampfgeschwader 55
- Awarded on:
- March 24th, 1943
Awarded in recognition of his total of 263 bomber sorties flown, during which he achieved his greatest operational success on the Eastern front. Here he distinguished himself, among other things, by scoring several direct hits on Rostov's railway station (19.07.1942), placing a direct hit on an engine factory in Stalingrad (25.08.1942) and by striking against shipping on the Volga.