- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberleutnant der Reserve (Reserve Lieutenant)
- Chef 2./leichte Flak-Abteilung 77 (mot.)
- Awarded on:
- November 18th, 1944
Starting on 29.08.1944 Vesenmayer's battery was charged with covering the retreat of Kampfgruppe Winkler along the road through the Buzau pass. He played a decisive role in ensuring the Kampfgruppe escaped through the pass along a good march route, saving hundreds of valuable vehicles for the army. For this he was awarded the Knight's Cross.