- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Kommandeur I. / Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 1 / Flieger-Division 7
- Awarded on:
- May 24th, 1940
Awarded for the following actions...
1) His bold maneuvers with the reinforced 2./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 1 towards Hamar and Elverum that disrupted the Norwegian mobilization efforts and thus greatly aided the German effort.
2) Capturing the bridges at Dordrecht and holding them against repeated counterattacks until the arrival of friendly German forces.