- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
- Bordfunker 9. / Kampfgeschwader 1 "Hindenburg"
- Awarded on:
- November 18th, 1944
Awarded for his distinguished combat record as a bomber radio operator, following the successful completion of 368 combat missions (of which ~100 were in the West). These were flown in the following operations...
1) Action in Poland and the Norwegian campaign.
2) Bombing missions against Britain in 1940, where he flew mostly night missions against a variety of targets (including minelaying missions).
3) Actions on the Eastern front, including bombing raids against Moscow, supply missions to the Demyansk/Cholm pockets and minelaying operations in the Gulf of Finland.
4) Night bombing missions against England in late 1943 - early 1944 with the He 177 bomber.