"Awarded after 20 aerial victories." from his Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross citation, awarded on 1 August 1941.
"Awarded after 63 aerial victories." from his Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves citation, awarded on 16 April 1943.
"Awarded in recognition of his total of aerial victories. By his death this number amounted to 102 (including 25 four-engined bombers), achieved over 353 sorties." from his Knight's Cross to he Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords citation, awarded on 2 March 1944.
Another deadly enemy elite,