- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberst (Colonel)
- Kommandeur Grenadier-Regiment 459
- Awarded on:
- May 4th, 1944
Awarded for his success while serving as acting commander of the 96. Infanterie-Division. His skillful leadership significantly contributed to his Division’s ability to break out of the Kamenets-Podolski pocket along with the rest of the 1. Panzerarmee during the early spring of 1944.