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- Date of birth:
- January 20th, 1916 (Holzminden/Braunschweig, Germany)
- Date of death:
- September 25th, 1985 (Neunkirchen-Seelscheid/North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
- German (1933-1945, Third Reich)
?: Oberstleutnant (Bundeswehr).
April 1st, 1959 - September 30th, 1963: Kommodore, Jagdbombergeschwader 35 (Bundeswehr).
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- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Major (Squadron Leader)
- Kommandeur, I. Gruppe, Schlachtgeschwader 77, Luftwaffe
- Awarded on:
- May 20th, 1944
Awarded after flying over 1000 ground attack sorties. As a Gruppe commander he particularly distinguished himself on one occasion when he rescued a wounded, downed aircrew of his unit west of Taganrok while under heavy enemy fire.
- - FELLGIEBEL, W.P., Elite of theThird Reich, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003.
- PATZWALL, K. & SCHERZER, V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001.
- THOMAS, FRANZ & WEGMANN, GÜNTER, Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945, Biblio-Verlag, 1997.
- Jagdbombergeschwader 35 (1959)