- Second World War (1939-1945)
- General der Flieger
- Kommandierender General XI.Flieger-Korps
- Awarded on:
- September 27th, 1943
Awarded for the important role his troops played in the Mediterranean during the summer of 1943, specifically in the battle of Sicily, the rescue of Mussolini and the disarmament of Italian forces around Rome.