- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
- Staffelführer, 3. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 3 "Blitz", Luftwaffe
- Awarded on:
- August 14th, 1941
Awarded for his successes as a bomber pilot in Poland, France, England and Russia. He particularly distinguished himself during raids against England, having notable success during a night raid against London on the 11.-12.05.1941 and in an earlier action against an armaments factory near the city, which he and his crew destroyed in two consecutive night attacks.