- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
- Staffelkapitän, 3. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Sturzkampfgeschwader 3, Luftwaffe
- Awarded on:
- September 3rd, 1942
Awarded for his personal total of 180 sorties flown as well as his achievements as a Stuka Gruppe commander. Among the most notable of the latter included his Gruppe’s attack on the British aircraft carrier “HMS Indomitable” on 12.08.1942, which inflicted considerable damage on the warship.