- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Leutnant der Reserve (2nd Lieutenant of Reserves)
- Zugführer, 2. Kompanie, Panzerjäger-Abteilung 33, 15. Panzer-Division, Heer
- Awarded on:
- June 30th, 1941
Awarding for his resiliency in battle during the British Operation Battleaxe. With his 5cm Pak he defeated a British armoured attack and destroyed 6 enemy tanks. When his gun was knocked out he continued to fight on as an infantryman, and despite being captured he refused to give up and managed to escape and return to German lines.