- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Kommandeur le.Flak-Abteilung 84 / Führer Kampfgruppe Tyroller (Flugplatz Kantemirovka-Süd)
- Awarded on:
- December 23rd, 1942
Awarded for his Kampfgruppe's defense of the Kantemirovka-Süd airfield, located on the middle stretch of the Don river, during December 1942. Despite the adverse weather the Kampfgruppe, consisting of almost 2000 men from 65 (!) units of which Tyroller's battalion made up the core, were able to fend off the attacking Soviets for weeks.