- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberleutnant der Reserve (1st Lieutenant of Reserves)
- Staffelkapitän 2./Transportgeschwader 3
- Awarded on:
- February 28th, 1945
Awarded in recognition of his record as a transport pilot, a role which he dutifully carried out throughout the war from start to finish on all fronts. By the time of his reception of the Knight’s Cross he had completed a total of 495 front flights.