- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
- Staffelführer, 2. Staffel, Kampfgruppe 606, Luftwaffe
- Awarded on:
- January 5th, 1943
Received in recognition of his successes in the field of naval aviation. Over the course of well over 100 sorties, Prüger and his crew sunk about half a dozen ships (with 47000 GRT) and seriously damaged a heavy cruiser.