- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
- 4./Schlachtgeschwader 10
- Awarded on:
- January 14th, 1945
Awarded after the completion of 301 sorties and 71 additional fighter-bomber sorties (of which 54 were over Britain). His Knight's Cross award also recognized his material successes of two aerial victories and one destroyer sunk.