- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
- Kommandeur Kradschützen-Bataillon 22 / 12. Panzer-Division
- Awarded on:
- July 17th, 1941
Awarded for his actions during the opening stages of Operation Barbarossa. Along with his Kradschützen and a Vorausabteilung, he broke through the Russian positions and field fortifications as far as Saslawl (20 km northwest of Minsk). By doing this he completed one of the most important preconditions for the capture of Minsk itself.