- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
- Kommandeur, III. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 55 'Greif' - Luftwaffe
- Awarded on:
- November 12th, 1941
Awarded the Knight's Cross for his success as a bomber pilot in missions against England in 1940 (where his bombers particularly distinguished themselves in an attack on the Westland aircraft factory in Yeovil) and against the Soviet Union in the summer of 1941.