- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
- Zugführer 2. / Pionier-Bataillon 3 (motorisiert)
- Awarded on:
- November 6th, 1942
On the 27.08.1942 the Soviets managed to penetrate the positions of the 2./Pionier-Bataillon 3 (mot), during which the Kompanie commander (Oberleutnant Benn) became a casualty. In response Oberfeldwebel Heinze took over the Kompanie, launched a counterattack with his weak I. Zug and managed to throw back the enemy while reoccupying the positions that had been lost. He would receive the Knight’s Cross for this action.