- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberst (Group Captain)
- II./Kampf-Geschwader 4
- Awarded on:
- January 5th, 1943
Awarded for his successful command of Luftwaffe bomber units, specifically...
1. III./KG 4 in operations against England, in Yugoslavia and the Eastern Mediterranean, and in the northern and southern sectors of the Eastern front up until mid-1942.
2. The complete Kampfgeschwader 4 in the second half of 1942. His aircrews particularly distinguished themselves for their support during the battles for Rzhev and the airlift to Velikiye Luki.