- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Fahnenjunker-Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
- Flugzeugführer 7. / Jagdgeschwader 77
- Awarded on:
- August 19th, 1944
Awarded in recognition of his 75 aerial victories, achieved over about 700 sorties. These included 29 in the East and 16 four-engined bombers. He also sunk several ships near Crete.