- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Feuerwerker und Bombenräumer, Köln, Luftgau-Kommando VI Münster, Luftwaffe
- Awarded on:
- February 7th, 1945
Awarded the Knight’s Cross for defusing a total of 1892 bombs in the city of Cologne. Among these were a couple of particularly dangerous assignments which included defusing one bomb that had landed in an oxygen plant and another in a gas tank that was full of fuel (thereby saving thousands of litres of valuable fuel).