- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
- Staffelkapitän 3. / Jagdgeschwader 52
- Awarded on:
- April 7th, 1945
Awarded in recognition of his successes as a fighter pilot, which included shooting down 9 enemy aircraft in one day.
By the end of the war he had flown 210 sorties, all in the East, during which he achieved 91 aerial victories.