- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Generalleutnant (Major-general)
- Kommandeur 278. Infanterie-Division
- Awarded on:
- December 18th, 1944
Awarded for the outstanding leadership of his Division during the fighting in Italy in 1944. The Division was named in the Wehrmachtbericht of the 06.07.1944 for repelling all enemy breakthroughs during the 1st Battle of Ancona, especially in the fighting around Osimo (01.-08.07.1944). It would go on to distinguish itself in the 2nd Battle of Ancona as well as combat around Ostra, Filetto, Cesano, Metauro, Gotenstellung, S. Marino, Rubicone, Montilgallo, at the Savio (south of Cesena) and near Bertinoro.