- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
- 4. Staffel, II. Gruppe, Lehrgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
- Awarded on:
- July 5th, 1941
Awarded for his distinguished record as a bomber pilot during the first couple years of the war. He and his crew were especially adept at destroying enemy shipping in the Mediterranean. They sunk an 8000 GRT freighter and a destroyer, and damaged 2 heavy cruisers and 2 destroyers.