"Awarded for his outstanding achievements during the summer and winter of 1943 as the chief of staff in Army Group South. He distinguished himself fully in this role while serving as the most important working colleague of Field Marshal von Manstein." from his Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross citation, awarded on January 30th, 1944 as Generalleutnant to Heeresgruppe Sü.
Awarded the Order of Michael the Brave 3rd Class on May 8th, 1942.
Another capable enemy elite,