- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
- Chef 3. / Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 192 / XII.Armeekorps
- Awarded on:
- November 21st, 1941
Hauptmann and Batterie commander Adam received the Knight’s Cross for the following actions:
1.) Establishing a bridgehead over the Oka river near Wysokinichi while operating ahead of his supporting infantry against a tough defense (14.10.1941).
2.) Playing a decisive role in defeating a Soviet armoured attack, during which his 4 Sturmgeschütze were able to destroy 15 Soviet tanks (16.11.1941).