- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
- Staffelkapitän, I. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 27 "Boelke", Luftwaffe
- Awarded on:
- September 17th, 1941
Awarded after a total of 151 sorties, and for the achievement of both himself and his Staffel. During attacks against British shipping in the Channel his Staffel claimed a total of 92,000 GRT sunk and 74,000 GRT damaged. Of these Skorczewski and his crew sunk eight ships. On the day he was awarded the Knight's Cross he also sunk a Soviet destroyer in the mouth of the Bug River.