- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Generalmajor (Brigadier)
- Kommandeur 281. Sicherungs-Division / XXXIX. Armee-Korps / 16.Armee / Heeresgruppe Nord
- Awarded on:
- February 20th, 1942
Awarded for his achievements during the first month of the battle of Cholm, where he commanded an ad-hoc group of about 5,000 men and succeeded in holding the town despite being cut off in winter and lacking heavy weapons.