"Awarded for his actions during the defensive combat around Bromberg and Graudenz in early 1945. Here he and his 5 Sturmgeschützen managed to eject a Soviet contingent that had penetrated the German lines. In the process he and his men destroyed 7 tanks and immobilized another 7 out of a total force of 30 attacking tanks." from his Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross citation, awarded on February 14th, 1945 as Hauptmann of the Panzerjäger-Abteilung 35 of the 35th Infantry Division.
Another deadly enemy elite,