- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Flugzeugführer I. / Kampfgeschwader 4 "General Wever"
- Awarded on:
- August 21st, 1942
Awarded in recognition of his career as a bomber pilot, which at the time of his award amounted to a total of 242 sorties flown. He particularly distinguished himself by participating in two raids on the Saratov ball bearing factory on 24/25.06.1942, during which he scored several direct hits.