- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
- Commander Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 12
- Awarded on:
- October 3rd, 1944
Awarded for his multiple command achievements during the battles in Italy in 1944, which included the following...
1) Participating in the German attempt to crush the Anzio bridgehead on 16.02.1944, where his regiment broke through British lines and advanced 3 km.
2) Launching a counterattack against the flank of the advancing allied troops during Operation Buffalo (23.05.1944), near the village of Velletri.
3) His troops' defensive battles at the Futa Pass.