- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
- Staffelkapitän III. / Kampfgeschwader 55
- Awarded on:
- August 19th, 1943
Awarded in recognition of his many successful missions attacking pinpoint targets (especially trains) as a bomber pilot. He would continue in this capacity after being awarded the Knight's Cross, and by the end of the war he had flown a total of over 400 sorties.