- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Korvettenkapitän (Lieutenant Commander)
- Commander U-510
- Awarded on:
- March 27th, 1943
Awarded for sinking 5 ships (with 28496 GRT) and damaging a further 7 ships (with 49587 GRT) as commander of U-510. 8 of these vessels were hit during a deadly attack against convoy BT-6 over the course of just 3 hours on 09.03.1943. It was primarily this action which formed the basis for his award of the Knight's Cross.