Decorations

Iron Cross 2nd Class

Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse



The Iron Cross was established in 1813 in Breslau and given to soldiers in the wars against Napoleon. The Iron Cross was reauthorized in 1914 by Emperor Wilhelm II when the First World War started (see the WWI U-boat decoration).

Except for the actual award ceremony, the Iron Cross 2nd Class was usually worn in ribbon form only, through the second button-hole of the uniform jacket (see photo below).

The first award to the U-boat service in the Second World War was to the entire crew of U-29 by CinC Kriegsmarine order of 18 September 1939, following their sinking the 22,500 tons British aircraft carrier HMS Courageous the day before. The award was made on their return to port on 26th September.





The officers from the U-29 being congratulated by Hitler for the first Iron Crosses awareded to the U-Boat force. At the left is commander Kptlt. Otto Schuhart, who received both the Crosses, then the LI, shaking Hitler's hand is the II WO Ltnt. Ludwig Forster and on the right is the I WO and later Oak Leaves owner Ltnt. Georg Lassen.


Kptlt. Fritz-Julius Lemp showing 3 grades of the Iron Cross; 2nd class ribbon on the button hole, 1st class Iron Cross on his left side and finally the Knights Cross around his neck.

Bar to the Iron Cross (Spange zum Eisernen Kreuz)

The Bar to the Iron Cross was used to indicate the award of the 1st or 2nd class Iron Cross to someone who won the same decoration in the First World War. The bar was worn clipped to the uniform jacket above the 1st class 1914 medal, or in the case of the 2nd class, on the ribbon.


Spange zum EK 2


Spange zum EK 1

Decorations ordered by date

See this list sorted by last name


Commander and rankAgeCrewDate  U-boat Command(s) held *
1.Rasch, Hermann34   
2.Singule, Rudolf von +kuk 01 WWI  
3.Mahn, Bruno10/11   
4.Kiesewetter, Wilhelm3700   
5.Oblt. Brümmer-Patzig, Helmut254/1011 May 1916  
6.Burghagen, Walter244/11< Aug 1916  
7.Ltn. Wilamowitz-Möllendorf, Georg von +224/12 < Aug 1916  
8.Ibbeken, Hans18181918  
9.Sachs, Erwin3020World War I  
10.Oblt. Lange, Georg254/11< Feb 1918  
11.Oblt. Scheer, Werner Emil Hermann244/12< Feb 1918  
12.Ltn. Schomburg, Oskar2010/15< Feb 1918  
13.Schäfer, Friedrich24IV/14< Feb 1918  
14.Godt, Eberhard Friedrich Clemens17VII/181918  
15.Oblt. Henke, Werner +30336 Jun 1939  
16.Oblt. Breithaupt, Wolfgang +25331939  
17.Bugs, Hans-Helmuth +2237a1939  
18.Kptlt. Daublebsky von Eichhain, Karl3029Sep 1939  U-13
19.Oblt. Driver, Heinrich27331939  
20.Oblt. Heydemann, Günther253317 Sep 1939  
21.Oblt. Seibicke, Günther +283217 Sep 1939  
22.Kptlt. Winter, Werner273018 Sep 1939  U-22
23.Ltn. Collmann, Herwig243520 Sep 1939  
24.Kptlt. Moehle, Karl-Heinz293023 Sep 1939  U-20
25.Oblt. Barten, Wolfgang +303125 Sep 1939  U-52, U-40
26.Oblt. Endrass, Engelbert +283425 Sep 1939  
27.Kptlt. Prien, Günther +313125 Sep 1939  U-47
28.Kptlt. Schultze, Herbert303025 Sep 1939  U-2, U-48
29.Ltn. Suhren, Reinhard233525 Sep 1939  
30.Ltn. Forster, Ludwig +233626 Sep 1939  
31.Ltn. Lassen, Georg243526 Sep 1939  
32.Kptlt. Rollmann, Wilhelm +322626 Sep 1939  U-34
33.Kptlt. Schuhart, Otto302926 Sep 1939  U-8, U-25, U-29
34.Ltn. Hamm, Horst +2335   
35.Oblt. Lemp, Fritz-Julius +263127 Sep 1939  U-28, U-30
36.Oblt. Kuhnke, Günter273129 Sep 1939  U-28
37.Kptlt. Dresky, Hans-Wilhelm von +312930 Sep 1939  U-4, U-33
38.Kptlt. Behrens, Udo2830Oct 1939  U-16, U-24
39.Kptlt. Buchholz, Heinz +3029Oct 1939  U-24, U-15
40.Kptlt. Büchel, Paul32251 Oct 1939  U-32
41.Euler, Klaus2037b1939  
42.Oblt. Jenisch, Hans2533   
43.Oblt. Schonder, Heinrich +29341 Oct 1939  
44.Oblt. Bartels, Robert +28342 Oct 1939  
45.Kptlt. Frauenheim, Fritz27302 Oct 1939  U-21
46.Kptlt. Merten, Karl-Friedrich34262 Oct 1939  
47.KrvKpt. Poske, Hans-Georg Friedrich34232 Oct 1939  
48.Oblt. Schultze, Heinz-Otto +24342 Oct 1939  
49.Oblt. Maus, August24346 Oct 1939  
50.Oblt. Wohlfarth, Herbert24336 Oct 1939  
51.Kptlt. Liebe, Heinrich31278 Oct 1939  U-2, U-38
52.Oblt. Rostin, Erwin +323310 Oct 1939  
53.Oblt. Esch, Dietrich von der +24341939  
54.Oblt. Grau, Peter-Ottmar243417 Oct 1939  
55.Oblt. Hartmann, Götz von253417 Oct 1939  
56.Oblt. Herbschleb, Karl-Heinz293417 Oct 1939  
57.Oblt. Hinsch, Hans-Peter253417 Oct 1939  
58.Oblt. Kessler, Horst Wilhelm253417 Oct 1939  
59.Oblt. Ketelsen, Wolfgang283417 Oct 1939  
60.Kptlt. Kretschmer, Otto273017 Oct 1939  U-35, U-23
61.Oblt. Manseck, Helmut243417 Oct 1939  
62.Oblt. Matuschka, Freiherr von Toppolczan und Spaetgen, Hartmut Graf von +243417 Oct 1939  
63.Oblt. Pfeffer, Günther253417 Oct 1939  
64.Oblt. Praetorius, Friedrich-Hermann353417 Oct 1939  
65.Kptlt. Jahn, Gunter293118 Oct 1939  
66.Oblt. Schnee, Adalbert253421 Oct 1939  
67.Ltn. Ites, Otto213627 Oct 1939  
68.Oblt. Bopst, Eberhard +2533Nov 1939  
69.Ltn. Döhler, Hans-Heinrich +2137aNov 1939  
70.KrvKpt. Fechner, Otto +3324Nov, 1939  
71.Oblt. Mohr, Eberhard +2435   
72.Barber, Bruno +35226 Nov 1939  
73.Oblt. Bauer, Ernst25338 Nov 1939  
74.KrvKpt. Hartmann, Werner36218 Nov 1939  U-26, U-37
75.Kptlt. Schütze, Viktor332513 Nov 1939  U-19, U-11, U-25
76.Kptlt. Hartenstein, Werner +312816 Nov 1939  
77.Oblt. Möhlmann, Helmut263316 Nov 1939  
78.Kptlt. Hessler, Günter302718 Nov 1939  
79.Kptlt. Piening, Adolf Cornelius293021 Nov 1939  
80.Kptlt. Korth, Claus283222 Nov 1939  U-57
81.Kptlt. Bauer, Max-Hermann +273023 Nov 1939  U-18
82.Ltn. Thomsen, Rolf243625 Nov 1939  
83.Oblt. Heidtmann, Hans253427 Nov 1939  
84.KrvKpt. Brachmann, Hans-Günther352229 Nov 1939  
85.Kptlt. Dommes, Wilhelm323129 Nov 1939  
86.Fahr, Theodor +303029 Nov 1939  
87.Oblt. Mohr, Johann +233429 Nov 1939  
88.Ltn. Auffhammer, Leonhard +2236Dec 1939  
89.Ltn. Barleben, Curt +30351 Dec 1939  
90.Oblt. Degen, Horst26331939  
91.Oblt. Diggins, Kurt2734Dec 1939  
92.Kptlt. Stockhausen, Hans-Gerrit von +3226   U-13
93.KrvKpt. Baumann, Arend36223 Dec 1939  
94.Oblt. Oesten, Jürgen26333 Dec 1939  U-61
95.Kptlt. Kuppisch, Herbert +30335 Dec 1939  U-58
96.Lange, Kurt3622   
97.Ewerth, Klaus +32256 Dec 1939  U-1, U-35, U-36, U-26
98.Kptlt. Ambrosius, Wilhelm362615 Dec 1939  U-28, U-21, U-43
99.Böttcher, Richard332515 Dec 1939  
100.Oblt. Teichert, Max-Martin +243415 Dec 1939  
101.Brüninghaus, Herbert293117 Dec 1939  
102.KrvKpt. Kals, Ernst342418 Dec 1939  
103.Kptlt. Schewe, Georg303020 Dec 1939  U-60
104.Kptlt. Metzler, Jost303221 Dec 1939  
105.Ltn. Zschech, Peter +213621 Dec 1939  
106.Oblt. Becker, Richard283422 Dec 1939  
107.Oblt. Baur, Götz22351939  
108.Oblt. Feiler, Gerhard30331939  
109.Kptlt. Vogelsang, Ernst +283131 Dec 1939  
110.Oblt. Zurmühlen, Bernhard +30331939  
111.Lehsten, Detlef von37b   
112.Aldegarmann, Wolfgang +23X/391940  
113.Altmeier, Friedrich19381940  
114.Ltn. Baberg, Kurt22361940  
115.Bach, Joachim-Werner2137b1940  
116.Ltn. Bahn, Rolf21361940  
117.Ballert, Sarto +2237b1940  
118.Oblt. Bernardelli, Richard31321940  
119.Ltn. Bode, Thilo21361940  
120.Oblt. Bohmann, Heino +25341940  
121.Boos, Hans-Heinz2619371940  
122.Borchardt, Gustav +2337b1940  
123.Ltn. Braeucker, Friedrich2037a1940  
124.Oblt. Brans, Hans-Joachim +24351940  
125.Breun, Gerhard19IV/401940  
126.Oblt. Brodda, Heinrich +36211940  
127.Ltn. Brosin, Hans-Günther +23361940  
128.Kptlt. Bruns, Heinrich +27311940  
129.Brünig, Matthias19381940  
130.Oblt. Brünning, Herbert24351940  
131.Buhse, Heinz +23X/391940  
132.Ltn. Bungards, Hans +22361940  
133.Christiansen, Helmuth21381940  
134.Ltn. Christophersen, Erwin +24361940  
135.Claussen, August-Wilhelm +2037b1940  
136.Oblt. Creutz, Horst +24351940  
137.Ltn. Dahms, Hermann +23361940  
138.Ltn. Davidson, Heinz von2137a1940  
139.Oblt. Deetz, Friedrich +23351940  
140.Oblt. Dierksen, Reiner +31331940  
141.Oblt. Dieterich, Max Bernd25341940  
142.Dobbert, Max29X/381940  
143.Dohrn, Erwin +19XI/19381940  
144.Oblt. Drewitz, Hans-Joachim +32331940  
145.Ltn. Drews, Ulrich23361940  
146.Kptlt. Dumrese, Adolf +30291940  
147.Ltn. Ebert, Jürgen +2337a1940  
148.Oblt. Eck, Heinz-Wilhelm23341940  
149.Ehrhardt, Walther20381940  
150.Oblt. Ellmenreich, Helmut +26351940  
151.Endler, Siegfried241940  
152.Ernst, Hans-Joachim2137bJan 1940  
153.Oblt. Ey, Hans23351940  
154.Falke, Hans +1939a1940  
155.Oblt. Fiehn, Helmut +23351940  
156.Ltn. Finke, Otto +24361940  
157.Giessler, Hans-Heinrich2831   
158.Hensellek, Ortwin28391940  
159.Herglotz, Helmut2138   
160.Johannsen, Hans29351940  
161.Ltn. Kandler, Hans-Albrecht +2237a   
162.Kandzior, Helmut +2038   
163.Ltn. Klapdor, Heinrich2536   
164.Oblt. Krech, Günther2533   
165.Köhler, Otto3031   
166.Oblt. Liebe, Johannes2633   
167.Lührs, Dierk2038   
168.Niethmann, Otto2038   
169.Pauckstadt, Hans3326   U-18, U-12, U-30, U-34
170.Oblt. Pich, Helmuth2534   
171.Scheringer, Heinz3227   U-10, U-13
172.Ltn. Schramm, Joachim +23361940  
173.Oblt. Schrewe, Peter +26341 Jan 1940  
174.Schulte, Max-Martin2433   U-9
175.Schultz, Karl-Otto +25341 Jan 1940  
176.Schwarzenberg, Hans-Dietrich +1640   
177.Oblt. Schünemann, Horst26341 Jan 1940  
178.Oblt. Siemon, Hilmar +24341 Jan 1940  
179.Oblt. Sporn, Wolfgang27341 Jan 1940  
180.Stahl, Peter-Arthur +2638   
181.Oblt. Steinhoff, Friedrich +30341 Jan 1940  
182.Oblt. Struckmeier, Rolf23351940  
183.Oblt. Tillessen, Hans-Rutger26341 Jan 1940  
184.Oblt. Tinschert, Otto2435   
185.Unterhorst, Ernst-Günther2037b   
186.Oblt. Varendorff, Amelung von +2635   
187.Oblt. Wintermeyer, Max25341 Jan 1940  
188.Wunderlich, Karl +28II/40   
189.Oblt. Zetzsche, Hans-Jürgen24341 Jan 1940  
190.Oblt. Timm, Heinrich293310 Jan 1940  
191.Oblt. Witte, Helmut Friedrich243412 Jan 1940  
192.Ltn. Eick, Alfred2337a13 Jan 1940  
193.Oblt. Folkers, Ulrich +243415 Jan 1940  
194.Ltn. Bothe, Friedrich +223618 Jan 1940  
195.Albrecht, Karl +32IV/192325 Jan 1940  
196.Oblt. Lüth, Wolfgang +263325 Jan 1940  U-13, U-9
197.Oblt. Mengersen, Ernst273327 Jan 1940  U-18
198.Kptlt. Oehrn, Victor322727 Jan 1940  U-14
199.Oblt. Tiesenhausen, Hans-Diedrich Freiherr von263430 Jan 1940  
200.Ltn. Trojer, Hans-Hartwig +24367 Feb 1940  
201.Kptlt. Cremer, Peter-Erich283211 Feb 1940  
202.Kptlt. Heyse, Ulrich333311 Feb 1940  
203.Pulst, Günther2137b11 Feb 1940  
204.KrvKpt. Rösing, Hans Rudolf342413 Feb 1940  U-11, U-35, U-10
205.Ltn. Franke, Rudolf Heinz243623 Feb 1940  
206.Ltn. Clausen, Asmus Nicolai +282928 Feb 1940  
207.Ltn. Poel, Gustav223628 Feb 1940  
208.Dietrich, Willi +302823 Mar 1940  
209.Oblt. Guggenberger, Friedrich253423 Mar 1940  
210.Andersen, Klaus2137bApr 1940  
211.Ltn. Bertelsmann, Hans-Joachim +2336Apr 1940  
212.Ltn. Bokelberg, Max2037aApr 1940  
213.Oblt. Borchers, Rolf2633Apr 1940  
214.Oblt. Brandi, Albrecht2535Apr 1940  
215.KrvKpt. Engelmann, Kurt-Eduard +3723Apr 1940  
216.Oblt. Freyberg-Eisenberg-Allmendingen, Walter Freiherr von +2435April, 1940  
217.Oblt. Franken, Wilhelm +253514 Apr 1940  
218.Ltn. Marbach, Karl-Heinz2237a14 Apr 1940  
219.Ltn. Brüller, Ernst-Ulrich223615 Apr 1940  
220.Mangold, Ernst223516 Apr 1940  
221.Raabe, Ernst +332616 Apr 1940  
222.Kptlt. Rosenbaum, Helmut +263216 Apr 1940  U-2
223.Kptlt. Schacht, Harro +322619 Apr 1940  
224.Ltn. Becker, Klaus-Helmuth +223620 Apr 1940  
225.Ltn. Borchert, Dietrich3133/3420 Apr 1940  
226.Kptlt. Lehmann-Willenbrock, Heinrich283120 Apr 1940  U-8, U-5
227.Zorn, Rudolf +2237b20 Apr 1940  
228.Bosüner, Harald2622 Apr 1940  
229.Eisele, Wilhelm332722 Apr 1940  
230.Ltn. Abel, Dr. Ulrich +28X/3923 Apr 1940  
231.Bork, Helmut29VIII/3924 Apr 1940  
232.KrvKpt. Czygan, Werner +352524 Apr 1940  
233.Ltn. Eckelmann, Heinz +2337a24 Apr 1940  
234.Oblt. Markworth, Friedrich253424 Apr 1940  
235.Oblt. Würdemann, Erich +263324 Apr 1940  
236.Kptlt. Strelow, Siegfried +293125 Apr 1940  
237.Ltn. Hellriegel, Hans-Jürgen +223626 Apr 1940  
238.Mattke, Willy +312828 Apr 1940  
239.Oblt. Mehl, Waldemar253330 Apr 1940  
240.Albrecht, Rolf Heinrich Fritz1937b1 May 1940  
241.Ltn. Brasack, Paul2337aMay 1940  
242.Kptlt. Cohausz, Hans3226May 1940  U-15, U-30, UA
243.Ltn. Bauer, Hermann +22369 May 1940  
244.Blauert, Hans-Jörg +22XII/3915 May 1940  
245.Ltn. Hagenau, Karl-Heinz2037b15 May 1940  
246.Ltn. Schaar, Gerd2137b15 May 1940  
247.Kptlt. Hechler, Ernst322923 May 1940  
248.Oblt. Clausen, Heinz-Ehlert303326 May 1940  
249.Bade, Hans-Botho +30X/3928 May 1940  
250.Kptlt. Gysae, Robert293131 May 1940  
251.Oblt. Kelbling, Gerd243431 May 1940  
252.Ltn. Dauter, Helmut2037b1940  
253.Emde, Bernhard2237a1940  
254.Ltn. Lange, Hans-Günther2337a7 Jun 1940  
255.Ltn. Basse, Georg-Wilhelm +22361940  
256.Oblt. Schneider, Herbert +243411 Jun 1940  
257.Kptlt. Beduhn, Heinz +322630 Jun 1940  U-10, U-16, U-18, U-23, U-25
258.Engel, Herbert28VII/393 Jul 1940  
259.Ltn. Claussen, Emil +2237a5 Jul 1940  
260.Oblt. Kraus, Hans-Werner25348 Jul 1940  
261.Ltn. Elfe, Horst233622 Jul 1940  
262.Oblt. Bargsten, Klaus Heinrich283623 Jul 1940  
263.Berkemann, Paul273323 Jul 1940  
264.Kptlt. Bleichrodt, Heinrich303325 Jul 1940  
265.Baum, Heinz274029 Jul 1940  
266.Oblt. Staats, Georg +243528 Aug 1940  
267.Oblt. Fehler, Johann-Heinrich293630 Aug 1940  
268.Oblt. Bielfeld, Heinz +24341940  
269.Boddenberg, Karl263310 Sep 1940  
270.Hohmann, Otto303712 Sep 1940  
271.Zapf, Werner +253615 Sep 1940  
272.Oblt. Hardegen, Reinhard273318 Sep 1940  
273.Kptlt. Schulz, Georg-Wilhelm343225 Sep 1940  U-10, U-64, U-124
274.Brüllau, Heinz-Ehler22XII/399 Oct 1940  
275.Oblt. Deecke, Joachim +283322 Oct 1940  U-9
276.Oblt. Cordes, Ernst +2724 Oct 1940  
277.Oblt. Schroeteler, Heinrich-Andreas243624 Oct 1940  
278.Oblt. Gelhaus, Harald253531 Oct 1940  
279.Ltn. Münster, Helmut2437b5 Nov 1940  
280.Oblt. Rosenstiel, Jürgen von +2733   
281.Barsch, Franz +283010 Nov 1940  
282.Ltn. Bach, Helmut33IX/3924 Nov 1940  
283.Kptlt. Bigalk, Gerhard +323330 Nov 1940  U-14
284.Rasch, Karl-Heinz +26X/381 Dec 1940  
285.Kaeding, Walter253511 Dec 1940  
286.Oblt. Bernbeck, Hinrich-Oscar263420 Dec 1940  
287.Oblt. Atzinger, Siegfried24361941  
288.Oblt. Bahr, Rudolf +24351941  
289.Balduhn, Ernst-Ludwig21381941  
290.Baldus, Hugo19X/391941  
291.Ltn. Balke, Diethelm2137b1941  
292.Oblt. Beck, Dieter25341941  
293.Beckmann, Heinz +27X/391941  
294.Ltn. Bentzien, Heinz +2337b1941  
295.Bischoff, Gustav +24X/391941  
296.Brand, Wilhelm25X/391941  
297.Brückner, Werner251941  
298.Ltn. Brünner, Joachim +2137b1941  
299.Buscher, Hans22381941  
300.Ltn. Damerow, Wolf-Dietrich +2137b1941  
301.Oblt. Dangschat, Günther +25351941  
302.Oblt. Dieterichs, Horst +28341941  
303.Oblt. Engel, Hans-Adolf25361941  
304.Oblt. Fraatz, Georg-Werner +2335   
305.Gode, Heinrich18XII/39   
306.Grafen, Karl2535   
307.Ltn. Harpe, Richard von +2337b   
308.Oblt. Hartmann, Otto +2336   
309.Hasenschar, Heinrich +2436   
310.Heilmann, Udo2733   U-24, U-97
311.Ltn. Henning, Fritz2337a   
312.Hepp, Horst +2336   
313.Herrle, Friedrich-Georg +30XII/39   
314.Oblt. Herwartz, Oskar2635   
315.Hilbig, Kurt2138   
316.Hinz, Rudolf20X/39   
317.Kptlt. Horrer, Hans-Joachim +3233   
318.Oblt. Höltring, Horst +2733   U-149
319.Junker, Ottoheinrich3524   U-33
320.Oblt. Just, Paul2536   
321.Koch, Heinz +26IV/39   
322.Ltn. Kruschka, Max2137b   
323.Oblt. Lamby, Hermann2736   
324.Lange, Karl-Heinz +2237a   
325.Ltn. Lauterbach-Emden, Hans-Jürgen2137a   
326.Leinemann, Hannes3228   
327.Lottner, Ernst20X/39   
328.Mahrholz, Hans-Gert2238   
329.Oblt. Manchen, Erwin +2236   
330.Oblt. Manke, Rolf +2535   
331.Mannesmann, Gert +3033   
332.Oblt. Massmann, Hanns-Ferdinand2336   U-137
333.Melzer, Volker22X/39   
334.Meyer, Gerhard +2535   
335.Meyer, Rudolf +2038   
336.Ltn. Mohs, Hans-Dieter2137b   
337.Morstein, Hans-Joachim von3128   
338.Oblt. Neide, Kurt2436   
339.Ltn. Nonn, Victor-Wilhelm2337a   
340.Oblt. Oelrich, Adolf2435   
341.Offermann, Hans-Werner +19X/39   
342.Ltn. Ohling, Klaus2237a   
343.Oblt. Opitz, Herbert +2534   U-5
344.Ltn. Otto, Paul-Friedrich2337a   
345.Oblt. Petersen, Klaus2336   
346.Oblt. Petersen, Kurt2436   
347.Petersen, Theodor26   
348.Oblt. Pietsch, Ulrich +2536   
349.Radermacher, Alfred27VII/33   
350.Kptlt. Rathke, Hellmut3030   
351.Oblt. Reeder, Günther2535   U-7
352.Riecken, Werner +28   
353.Ltn. Roithberg, Hardo Rodler von +2237a   
354.Kptlt. Salman, Otto3232   U-7, U-52
355.Schaeffer, Heinz19XII/39   
356.Schlott, Heinrich1840   
357.Oblt. Schneewind, Fritz +2336   
358.Schneidewind, Karl-Hermann3327   
359.Schnoor, Ebe +45XII/15   
360.Schreiber, Gerd2831   U-3, U-95
361.Schrobach, Kurt2635   
362.Schubart, Albrecht2636   
363.Seeger, Joachim28X/39   
364.Ltn. Seehausen, Gerhard +2337a   
365.Oblt. Siegmann, Paul2735   
366.Sitek, Walter28VIII/39   
367.Oblt. Soden-Fraunhofen, Ulrich Graf von +2736   
368.Oblt. Sommer, Helmut2635   
369.Spahr, Wilhelm3621   
370.Ltn. Sthamer, Hans-Jürgen +2137b   
371.Ltn. Stock, Rupprecht2437a   
372.Stoeffler, Otto30XI/39   
373.Säck, Franz3128   
374.Oblt. Thäter, Gerhard2436   
375.Oblt. Trotha, Claus von +2636   
376.Oblt. Wahlen, Rolf-Birger2536   
377.Oblt. Weber, Karl-Otto2636   
378.Wedemeyer, Heimar34   
379.Oblt. Witte, Werner +2635   
380.Zander, Hermann3029   
381.KrvKpt. Brandenburg, Karl +342415 Feb 1941  
382.Ltn. Rosenberg-Gruszcynski, Hans-Achim von +2337a18 Feb 1941  
383.Oblt. Schlippenbach, Egon Reiner Freiherr von263425 Feb 1941  
384.Ltn. Dunkelberg, Hans2237b1941  
385.Oblt. Müller-Stöckheim, Günther +27341 Mar 1941  
386.Oblt. Fischel, Unno von +25348 Mar 1941  
387.Ltn. Fenn, Heinz-Konrad2237a13 Mar 1941  
388.Block, Helmut +253818 Mar 1941  
389.KrvKpt. Eckermann, Hans352519 Mar 1941  U-20, UA
390.Oblt. Emmermann, Carl263419 Mar 1941  
391.Oblt. Blum, Otto-Ulrich24361 Apr 1941  
392.Oblt. Carlewitz, Dietrich von +24361 Apr 1941  
393.Hornbostel, Klaus24341 Apr 1941  
394.Falke, Hans20X/3911 Apr 1941  
395.Kptlt. Kentrat, Eitel-Friedrich342813 Apr 1941  U-8, U-74
396.Ltn. Frerks, Paul32XI/3914 Apr 1941  
397.Ltn. Zwarg, Heinz2337a14 Apr 1941  
398.Dankleff, Walter +343520 Apr 1941  
399.Ltn. Deckert, Horst2237a24 Apr 1941  
400.Bornkessel, Dieter20XII/392 May 1941  
401.Callsen, Peter29XI/398 May 1941  
402.Ltn. Koitschka, Siegfried2337a8 May 1941  
403.Oblt. Benker, Hans +243613 May 1941  
404.Blaich, Ferdinand29I/401 Jun 1941  
405.Blaudow, Ernst-Ulrich +26351941  
406.Oblt. Eckhardt, Hermann +24361941  
407.Ltn. Hinrichs, Otto2736   
408.Kühn, Herbert22X/391 Jun 1941  
409.Ltn. Lehmann, Hans2538   
410.Nölke, Kurt +263511 Jun 1941  
411.Oblt. Auffermann, Hans-Jürgen +2634Jul 1941  
412.Kptlt. Mützelburg, Rolf +28321 Jul 1941  U-10, U-203
413.Beckmann, Hans23X/393 Jul 1941  
414.Oblt. Reche, Reinhart25347 Jul 1941  
415.Kptlt. Thurmann, Karl +312821 Jul 1941  U-553
416.Oblt. Fiedler, Hans +263631 Jul 1941  
417.Cranz, Wilhelm +26X/394 Aug 1941  
418.KrvKpt. Zapp, Richard37266 Aug 1941  U-66
419.Oblt. Achilles, Albrecht +27347 Aug 1941  
420.Dobratz, Kurt372218 Aug 1941  
421.Ltn. Schroeter, Horst von2237b25 Aug 1941  
422.Düppe, Joachim25I/4023 Sep 1941  
423.Ltn. Edelhoff, Ernst233625 Sep 1941  
424.Ltn. Baden, Hans-Heinrich +26386 Oct 1941  
425.Ltn. Böhme, Kurt2437b10 Oct 1941  
426.Ltn. Fenski, Horst-Arno2237b10 Oct 1941  
427.Berends, Fritz +353314 Oct 1941  
428.Boehmer, Wolfgang21XII/3915 Oct 1941  
429.Oblt. Eichmann, Kurt +2437a23 Oct 1941  
430.Oblt. Bürgel, Friedrich25361941  
431.Dübler, Rudolf20XII/39Nov 1941  
432.Oblt. Kusch, Oskar-Heinz +2337a10 Nov 1941  
433.Ltn. Christiansen, Uwe21382 Dec 1941  
434.Oblt. Epp, Dietrich +2437a2 Dec 1941  
435.Böhm, Hermann30X/375 Dec 1941  
436.Ltn. Ebert, Eberhard34IX/395 Dec 1941  
437.Oblt. Lüdden, Siegfried +253618 Dec 1941  
438.Bensel, Rolf Rüdiger184029 Dec 1941  
439.Ahlers, Kurt19XII/391941  
440.Schüler, Wolf-Harald20X/3931 Dec 1941  
441.Ady, Gerhard18401942  
442.Anschütz, Hans-Helmut18V/411942  
443.Oblt. Bender, Werner +25361942  U-152
444.Ltn. Bitter, Otto2337b1942  
445.Kptlt. Borcherdt, Ulrich +32311942  U-8, U-587
446.Bortfeldt, Karl-Hermann20X/391942  
447.Ltn. Brauel, Wilhelm2737b1942  
448.Ltn. Dobberstein, Erich +22381942  
449.Ltn. Drescher, Günther2238   
450.Ltn. Erdmann, Dieter21381942  
451.Ltn. Fischer, Klaus +2238   
452.Fleige, Karl3624   
453.KrvKpt. Hopman, Rolf-Heinrich +3526   U-405
454.Oblt. Janssen, Gustav-Adolf2636   U-151, U-37
455.Oblt. Jebsen, Johann +2535   U-565
456.Oblt. Karpf, Hans +2535   U-10
457.Ltn. Krieg, Johann-Otto2237b1942  
458.Oblt. Lauzemis, Albert +2337a   
459.Ltn. Leu, Wolfgang +2437b   
460.Oblt. Looks, Hartwig2436   
461.KrvKpt. Lott, Werner3426   U-21, U-32, U-35
462.Oblt. Makowski, Kurt +2636   U-78
463.Niemeyer, Heinrich31X/39   
464.Oblt. Nordheimer, Hubert2436   
465.Oblt. Purkhold, Hubertus2535   U-30, U-14
466.Oblt. Queck, Horst-Thilo2635   
467.Kptlt. Reschke, Franz-Georg3329   U-205
468.Oblt. Riekeberg, Wolfgang +2337a   
469.Kptlt. Röther, Josef3427   U-380
470.Sass, Paul-Heinrich +22X/39   
471.Schumann-Hindenberg, Friedrich2832   
472.Tiesler, Raimund2237a   
473.Oblt. Uphoff, Horst +2535   U-84
474.Oblt. Wächter, Karl-Jürg +2536   
475.Zahnow, Günter21X/39   
476.Oblt. Curio, Oskar2337a16 Jan 1942  
477.Kptlt. Berger, Joachim +283430 Jan 1942  U-87
478.Oblt. Eickstedt, Wolfgang26355 Feb 1942  
479.Kptlt. Forstner, Siegfried Freiherr von +313018 Feb 1942  U-59, U-402
480.Ltn. Breckwoldt, Friedrich29IX/393 Mar 1942  
481.Budzyn, Sigmund26V/4128 Mar 1942  
482.Kptlt. Bülow, Otto von30306 Apr 1942  U-3, U-404
483.Ltn. Ferro, Otto +314014 Apr 1942  
484.Oblt. Coester, Christian-Brandt +2237b24 Apr 1942  
485.Ltn. Bitter, Georg von +21X/3929 Apr 1942  
486.Ltn. Stuckmann, Hermann +21X/3915 May 1942  
487.Kptlt. Borm, Carl30331942  U-592
488.Buttjer, Johann30311942  
489.Ltn. Dahlhaus, Eberhard +2138Jun 1942  
490.Ltn. Duppel, Martin22381942  
491.Elsinghorst, Josef25IV/391942  
492.Oblt. Walkerling, Heinz2735   U-91
493.Oblt. Börner, Hans-Joachim +2337b4 Jun 1942  
494.Ltn. Brockmann, Karl +27IV/398 Jun 1942  UC-1
495.Cabolet, Servais34X/3724 Jun 1942  
496.Ahlefeld, Hunold194026 Jun 1942  
497.Ltn. Fiebig, Günther223826 Jun 1942  
498.Ltn. Deiring, Hugo213816 Jul 1942  
499.Kptlt. Baume, Günter La +312922 Jul 1942  U-355
500.Ltn. Bergemann, Wilhelm22X/398 Aug 1942  
501.Oblt. Büchler, Rudolf +26368 Aug 1942  
502.Oblt. Franze, Joachim2437a9 Aug 1942  
503.Kptlt. Witt, Hans-Ludwig322923 Aug 1942  U-161, U-129
504.Oblt. Carlsen, Claus-Peter2237b1942  
505.Ltn. Bartke, Erwin +33409 Sep 1942  
506.Ltn. Ackermann, Wolf21X/3913 Sep 1942  
507.Ltn. Bremen, Hanskurt von243814 Sep 1942  
508.Oblt. Dültgen, Gert +2437b16 Sep 1942  
509.Buhr, Johann de +3034/4023 Sep 1942  
510.Ltn. Fischer, Ernst21X/394 Oct 1942  
511.Ltn. Blischke, Heinz +23387 Oct 1942  
512.Oblt. Ehrich, Heinz +2337b18 Oct 1942  
513.Oblt. Brammer, Herbert +28XI/3720 Oct 1942  
514.Angermann, Walter194029 Oct 1942  
515.Ltn. Eberbach, Heinz-Eugen21X/39Nov 1942  
516.Ltn. Becker, Klaus22X/3918 Nov 1942  
517.Ltn. Arco-Zinneberg, Ulrich-Philipp Graf von und zu24X/3924 Nov 1942  
518.Ltn. Aust, Eduard +22X/391 Dec 1942  
519.Ltn. Baltz, Rudolf223810 Dec 1942  
520.Ltn. Ballert, Rene22XII/3919 Dec 1942  
521.Ltn. Dingler, Gottfried20XII/391942  
522.Becker, Philipp21401943  
523.Oblt. Borger, Wolfgang +29361943  
524.Ltn. Eckel, Kurt21XII/391943  
525.Ltn. Gerlach, Peter +20XII/39   
526.Hess, Hans-Georg1940   
527.Ltn. Peters, Gerhard21XII/39   
528.Ltn. Werner, Herbert A.22XII/391943  
529.Ltn. Willner, Horst2338   U-58
530.Witzendorff, Ernst von2637a   U-121, U-46, U-101, U-650
531.Ltn. Ackermann, Paul22XII/3923 Jan 1943  
532.Ltn. Sieder, Heinz +223829 Jan 1943  
533.Clemens, Johannes +313530 Jan 1943  
534.Ltn. Breinlinger, Siegfried22XII/3919 Feb 1943  
535.Hoß, Hans Julius21   
536.Ltn. Fabricius, Ludwig22XII/39Apr, 1943  
537.Ltn. Feindt, Hans-Arend21XII/399 Apr 1943  
538.Oblt. Bühring, Hans-Jürgen2237b25 Apr 1943  U-360
539.Ltn. Boldt, Walter21XII/399 May 1943  
540.Eberlein, Otto +29I/389 May 1943  
541.Ltn. Conrad, Gerhard +20XII/3923 May 1943  
542.Ltn. Dobinsky, Hans-Jürgen20XII/391 Jun 1943  
543.Ltn. Dobenecker, Günter21401943  
544.Ltn. Czekowski, Martin214019 Jul 1943  
545.Ltn. Faust, Erich +22XII/3927 Jul 1943  
546.Ltn. Dick, Hans-Peter22X/39Aug 1943  
547.Ltn. Arco, Ferdinand Graf von22I/41Sep 1943  
548.Oblt. Luther, Otto2537b   U-135
549.Ltn. Dähne, Wolfgang22XII/3911 Oct 1943  
550.Ltn. Wex, Hans-Dieter23XII/3911 Oct 1943  
551.Ltn. Benthin, Karl-Dietrich22404 Dec 1943  
552.Ltn. Baumgärtel, Friedrich20409 Dec 1943  
553.Ltn. Arendt, Rudolf20401943  
554.Braun, Kurt20V/411944  
555.Ltn. Dierks, Hans-Joachim20401944  
556.FrgKpt. Freiwald, Kurt37251944  U-21, U-7, U-33, U-181
557.Oblt. Barschkis, Hans-Heinrich23XII/399 Jan 1944  
558.Oblt. Bartsch, Hans-Jürgen22XII/3913 Jan 1944  
559.Baumann, Heinz214019 Jan 1944  
560.Ltn. Augustin, Hans-Eckart20V/4112 Apr 1944  
561.Oblt. Bornhaupt, Konrad +2337b27 Apr 1944  U-285
562.Oblt. Duis, Hans Diederich22XII/3923 May 1944  
563.Ltn. Vockel, Jürgen +28X/401944  
564.Oblt. Behnisch, Günter22XII/3922 Jun 1944  
565.Oblt. Besold, Heinrich24X/3929 Oct 1944  

565 U-boat Commanders decorated with Iron Cross 2nd Class (Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse) located.

Legend:
+ 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.

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