- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberleutnant zur See
- Kommandant Schnellboot "S 56" / 3.Schnellbootsflottille
- Awarded on:
- April 14th, 1943
Achieved due to further successes as the commander of S-56. Sank a Soviet patrol vessel on 18.08.1941. Sank a British patrol vessel in the Mediterranean on 07.05.1942. Sank another British patrol vessel and a submarine chaser on 10.05.1942. Torpedoed and severely damaged the British cruiser "Newcastle" on 14.06.1942. Destroyed a number of British ships as they attempted to flee the port of Tobruk when it fell on 21.06.1942 (3 small ships with 350 GRT, 4 barges, 1 freighter with 5000 GRT that had already been damaged by the Luftwaffe, 1 steamship with 6810 GRT, 1 large and 2 smaller landing craft).
Awarded as 28th member of the Kriegsmarine.