- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
- 6./Kampfgeschwader 30
- Awarded on:
- June 19th, 1941
Awarded the Knight's Cross for actions during the Norway campaign. There he damaged a heavy cruiser west of Namsos and conducted a number of effective bombing and strafing runs in support of Dietl's forces around Narvik. He was among the first German bomber pilots to be decorated with this award.