- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Generalleutnant (Major-General)
- Kommandeur, 1. Fallschirmjäger-Division, Luftwaffe
- Awarded on:
- March 25th, 1944
Awarded for his actions during the early fighting at Monte Cassino. On the 15.03.1944 he succeeded in effectively concentrating friendly artillery fire onto Cassino itself, with the result that the enemy assembly areas for their upcoming attack were smashed.