- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
- Kommandeur Pionier-Bataillon 45
- Awarded on:
- August 15th, 1940
Awarded for the distinguished command of his battalion during the battalion in France, specifically in the following actions...
1. The crossing over the Meuse (13.05.1940).
2. Clearing the eastern suburb of Givet following hard street fighting (14.05.1940).
3. The crossing over the Scarpe-Kanal (23.05.1940).
4. The construction of a bridge over the Somme at Abbéville (05-06.06.1940).