- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Generalmajor (Brigadier)
- Kommandierender General, I. Flakkorps, Luftwaffe
- Awarded on:
- September 4th, 1941
Awarded for playing a major role in the great successes of his Flak-Korps while the unit was supporting the operations of Panzergruppe Guderian. He was the first Flak artilleryman to be awarded the Knight’s Cross for his actions on the Eastern front.