- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
- Führer 3. / Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 667
- Awarded on:
- September 4th, 1942
Awarded for the successes of his battery of Sturmgeschütze in the fighting around Rzhev in August 1942. During these battles, in which they supported the 161. Infanterie-Division, Wagner's battery destroyed 83 Soviet tanks. Wagner and his crew alone destroyed 18 on the 29/30 August.