- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
- Flugzeugführer, II. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 54, Luftwaffe
- Awarded on:
- June 22nd, 1941
Awarded for his successes as a bomber pilot. Among these were a number of special missions against England including one on the Whitehead Torpedo Factory in Weymouth (where he scored several direct hits) and another raid against an important aluminum factory, where he achieved similar results.