- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberleutnant zu See der Reserve
- Commander U-Jäger 202
- Awarded on:
- November 5th, 1944
Awarded posthumously in recognition of the following...
1) His ships' numerous successful operations in escort and security duty.
2) The destruction of 5 enemy aircraft and 1 submarine.
3) Participation in the German operation Wikinger, where Trautwein's ship was among the German escort vessels that sacrificed themselves to ensure the escape of the convoy their were escorting.