- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant Colonel)
- Kommandeur, Flak-Regiment 133, Luftwaffe
- Awarded on:
- November 18th, 1944
Awarded for his successful leadership of the Flak-Regiment 133 (mot), particularly during the heavy defensive battles in southern Hungary. Here his regiment showed particular steadfastness, with Hortian also distinguishing himself through his skill and dedication. He and his unit would be named in the Wehrmachtbericht for their accomplishments.