- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
- Staffelkapitän 3. / Kampfgeschwader 4 "General Wever"
- Awarded on:
- August 8th, 1944
Awarded in recognition of his 386 sorties as a bomber pilot in the East, where he proved himself as one of the best pilots in his unit.