- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
- Staffelkapitän, 4. Staffel, II. Gruppe, Lehrgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
- Awarded on:
- November 24th, 1940
Awarded for his successes over the course of 75 bomber sorties. They included…
- Missions over Dunkirk in May 1940.
- Operations against the Loire bridges near Orleans.
- Further operations from August 1940 against special targets in England, and in particular one mission against the Worthy Down naval dockyard (NE of Southampton) on the 13.08.1940.
- His personal total of 22000 GRT worth of enemy shipping sunk and another 11000 GRT damaged.