- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Major (Squadron Leader)
- Kommandeur, Kampfgruppe 606, Luftwaffe
- Awarded on:
- October 21st, 1940
Awarded for the successes of his unit against British shipping, ports and airfields. In particular, he was named in a Wehrmacht communique on the 02.10.1941 for a low level attack conducted by his unit against the Pembroke Carew airfield in which hits on several hangars were confirmed.