- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Hauptmann (Kapitein-vlieger)
- Kommandeur I./KG 27 "Boelcke"
- Awarded on:
- July 1st, 1942
Awarded in recognition of his 382 bomber sorties flown. In this time he particularly distinguished himself during attacks on shipping in the Atlantic (in which he sank 3 ships on 27.03.1941 with 15000 GRT) and in improvised night missions on the Eastern front, which saw him achieve one night victory.