- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Major (Majoor)
- Kommandeur II./Infanterie-Regiment 352/ 246. Infanterie-Division
- Awarded on:
- August 1st, 1942
Major König distinguished himself as the commander of the II./Infanterie-Regiment 352 on the 06.02.1942 during the storming of Turowo (5 km southwest of Belyj) and the attack on Wlasnewo-Chirewo (02.05.1942). As a regimental commander, he then further distinguished himself during the attack on Ssuchowo, the continuation of the attack on Shury, and the storming of the Hill 228.4 (500 metres west of Gridina). His independent decision to attack and capture Hill 228.4 in particular (which was 4 km northeast of Belyj) was decisive for the elimination of the Soviet pocket further south as it enabled a linkup with the 1. Panzer-Division, which was attacking towards the north.
For his conduct during these battles König would receive the Knight’s Cross.