- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Stabsfeldwebel (Sergeant Major)
- Zugführer, 2. Kompanie, I. Bataillon, Infanterie-Regiment 31, 24. Infanterie-Division, Heer
- Awarded on:
- July 27th, 1941
In order to facilitate the attack plans of the 24. Infanterie-Division on the opening days of Barbarossa, the capture of Hill 342 (Kapellenberg) located to the east of Potylicz was crucial. Stabsfeldwebel Simm and his platoon, along with two attached squads, were able to capture the steep hill in a coup-de-main on 24.06.1941. By this action he seized the cornerstone of the enemy battle position located south of Rawa-Ruska and in doing so was able to save much effort and blood for the division. In recognition of his decisive actions Simm received the Knight's Cross.