- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
- 9. / Sturzkampfgeschwader 77, Luftwaffe
- Awarded on:
- January 24th, 1942
Awarded for the successes of his Staffel in attacking shipping in the Balkan campaign, around Crete and in the Black sea. These amounted to one destroyer and 31,000 GRT of shipping sunk, as well as 29,000 GRT of shipping damaged. Also contributing to the award was his own mission count, which at the time amounted to over 250 sorties flown.