- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
- 8. / Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"
- Awarded on:
- April 5th, 1942
Awarded after flying over 350 sorties. He particularly distinguished himself during the defensive battles during the winter of 1941/42, where on 28.02.1942 he and his Staffel were able to prevent a Soviet breakthrough.