- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
- Flugzeugführer, 4. Staffel, II. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 76, Luftwaffe
- Awarded on:
- June 19th, 1942
Awarded for his successes as a bomber pilot, particularly on the Eastern front. Here, primarily flying over the central sector, Herrmann and his crew destroyed 35 locomotives and 10 aircraft on the ground. He also distinguished himself by a major feat of flying in early 1942. His aircraft had been rammed by a Soviet fighter, which wrecked the aircraft’s port engine. However Herrmann’s gunner shot down this fighter, and Herrmann himself managed to bring his aircraft back to base on just one engine.