- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Kapitän zur See (Captain at Sea)
- Kommandant Hilfskreuzer "Atlantis" (Schiff 16 / Handelsstörkreuzer 2)
- Awarded on:
- December 31st, 1941
Awarded for having sunk/captured a grand total of 22 merchant ships with 145697 GRT as commander of the auxiliary cruiser "Atlantis". By this time he had travelled 110000 nautical miles over the course of 655 days with this ship.