- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
- Chef Pionier-Kompanie / Division 408 / Kampfgruppe Jollasse
- Awarded on:
- March 23rd, 1945
On the 08.02.1945 the Soviets began a major attack from their Steinau bridgehead against the German Division Nr. 408. During this time the Pionierkompanie 408 particularly distinguished itself near Brauchitschdorf (south of Lüben) through the destruction of 18 enemy tanks. 12 of these were credited to the Kompanie commander, Hauptmann Friedrich. He would be awarded the Knight’s Cross for this outstanding success.