- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberst (Group Captain)
- Lufttransportführer, Luftflotte 4, Luftwaffe
- Awarded on:
- December 23rd, 1942
Awarded for his energy and organizational talent as Lufttransportführer to Luftflotte 4, during the Stalingrad airlift. Förster was also recognized for personally participating in 107 transport missions, including a few into the Stalingrad pocket itself.