Merchant Raider Badge
Hilfskreuzer Kriegsabzeichen 1941 - 1945
Given for acts of valur in the face of the enemy. Some 1500 of those were awarded. A version with diamonds existed but it was only given once, to Bernhard Rogge for his work on the raider Atlantis.
Decorations ordered by last name
See this list sorted by date
|Commander and rank||Age||Crew||Date||U-boat Command(s) held *|
|Ltn.||Bach, Helmut||34||IX/39||21 Nov 1941|
|Oblt.||Ellmenreich, Helmut +||27||35||1941|
|Oblt.||Fehler, Johann-Heinrich||31||36||21 Dec 1941|
|Ltn.||Riekeberg, Wolfgang +||22||37a|
|Zapf, Werner +||26||36||23 Aug 1941|
7 U-boat Commanders decorated with Merchant Raider Badge (Hilfskreuzer Kriegsabzeichen 1941 - 1945) located.
+ Indicates the Officer died in the war.
* Commands held indicates the U-boat commands held by this officer before award date. In some cases the officer had not taken command his first boat yet or was not even in the U-boat force yet.
Note: This listing is still being compiled and some recipients might be missing.