- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberst (Colonel)
- Kommandeur Infanterie-Regiment 480 / 260.Infanterie-Division / XIII.Armee-Korps / 2.Armee / Heeresgruppe Mitte
- Awarded on:
- November 15th, 1941
Awarded for the decisive successes of his Regiment during the following two actions…
1) The destruction of an enemy tank regiment that was attacking the southern flank of the 2. Armee, which took the wind out of the momentum of the enemy offensive operation here that could have potentially led to undesirable operational consequences.
2) For his Regiment’s attack against Tschernigoff on the 01.09.1941 through heavy enemy artillery fire, which enabled other elements of the Division to force a swift crossing over the Desna river.