Born: 2 April, 1917 in Kerzdorf, near Lauban.
Died: 27 May, 1941 aboard Bismarck.
Age (at the time of Bismarck's sinking): 24.
Rank (at the time of Bismarck's sinking): Feldwebel.
Position: Pilot of Arado Ar 196, T3+MK.
Additional notes: Left behind a fiancée, Liesbeth Richter in Ribnitz, Mecklenburg, who bravely waited for him to come back for many years.