- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
- Staffelkapitän 5. / Sturzkampfgeschwader 1
- Awarded on:
- March 19th, 1942
Awarded in recognition of his wartime successes as a Stuka pilot. He flew a total of 257 sorties with this aircraft (including 138 in the East), during which he destroyed at least 30000 GRT of shipping.