- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
- Kommandeur Flak-Regiment 99 (motorisiert)
- Awarded on:
- January 18th, 1942
Awarded for his success in the infantry role during the winter of 1941/42 as part of Heeresgruppe Mitte. In the area near Anissowo Goroditsche he successfully conducted the prolonged defense of an airfield (one critical to the German defensive scheme no less) with only Luftwaffe troops, an airfield company and his own staff.