- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
- Zugführer, 1. Kompanie, Panzer-Abteilung 52, 10. Panzer-Brigade, Panzergrenadier-Division "Großdeutschland", Heer
- Awarded on:
- August 23rd, 1943
Awarded for distinguishing himself at Velikiye Luki in January 1943 (where he destroyed 8 tanks and 5 artillery pieces) and later during Operation Citadel via his thrusts into strong Soviet assembly areas. By the time he received fatal injuries in July 1943 he had destroyed/captured a total of 51 enemy tanks and 44 guns.
Submitted on August 18th 1943.
Preliminary document and decoration on August 23rd to Stellvertr. General Kommandant III.Armeekorps.