- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
- Kommandeur II. / Kampfgeschwader 26
- Awarded on:
- March 28th, 1945
Awarded in recognition of his record as a bomber pilot in all the major theatres of the war, which ultimately added up to a total of 314 sorties flown. Also playing a role in his receiving the Knight's Cross was his command achievements as a Staffel and Gruppe leader.