"Breakthrough near Martelange. Pursuit towards Bouillon. Capture of Bouillon. Regiment as the first to reach and cross the Maas. Breakthrough of the bunker position. Defense against attacks at Bois de la Marfe. Victorious pursuit battles along the route Chanery—Omont. Several thousand prisoners and about 30 guns captured." from his Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross citation, awarded on 3 June 1940.
"Awarded for holding the Chir river line with his 11. Panzer-Division during late 1942. In this time his Division smashed all the corps of the Soviet 5th Tank Army one after another." from his Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves citation, awarded on 20 December 1942.
"Awarded for assisting in the destruction of Mobile Group Popov in the Barwenkowo area during early 1943." from his Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords citation, awarded on 4 March 1943.
"Awarded for achieving the first successful offensively-conducted defensive battle along the Vistula river in 1944." from his Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds citation, awarded on 31 August 1944.
Another capable enemy elite,