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, Bruno11   
4.Oblt. (R) Kiesewetter, Wilhelm3700   
5.Oblt. Brümmer-Patzig, Helmut251011 May 1916  
6.Burghagen, Walter2411< Aug 1916  
7.Ltn. Wilamowitz-Möllendorf, Georg von +22IV/12 < Aug 1916  
8.Oblt. Lange, Georg2511< Feb 1918  
9.Oblt. Scheer, Werner24IV/12< Feb 1918  
10.Ltn. Schomburg, Oskar20X/15< Feb 1918  
11.Schäfer, Friedrich24IV/14< Feb 1918  
12.Oblt. Henke, Werner +30336 Jun 1939  
13.Oblt. Breithaupt, Wolfgang +25331939  
14.Bugs, Hans-Helmuth +2237a1939  
15.Kptlt. Daublebsky von Eichhain, Karl3029Sep 1939  U-13
16.Oblt. Driver, Heinrich27331939  
17.Oblt. Heydemann, Günther253317 Sep 1939  
18.Oblt. Seibicke, Günther +283217 Sep 1939  
19.Kptlt. Winter, Werner273018 Sep 1939  U-22
20.Ltn. Collmann, Herwig243520 Sep 1939  
21.Kptlt. Moehle, Karl-Heinz293023 Sep 1939  U-20
22.Oblt. Barten, Wolfgang +303125 Sep 1939  U-52, U-40
23.Oblt. Endrass, Engelbert +283425 Sep 1939  
24.Kptlt. Prien, Günther +313125 Sep 1939  U-47
25.Kptlt. Schultze, Herbert303025 Sep 1939  U-2, U-48
26.Ltn. Suhren, Reinhard233525 Sep 1939  
27.Ltn. Forster, Ludwig +233626 Sep 1939  
28.Ltn. Lassen, Georg243526 Sep 1939  
29.Kptlt. Rollmann, Wilhelm +322626 Sep 1939  U-34
30.Kptlt. Schuhart, Otto302926 Sep 1939  U-8, U-25, U-29
31.Oblt. Lemp, Fritz-Julius +263127 Sep 1939  U-28, U-30
32.Oblt. Kuhnke, Günter273129 Sep 1939  U-28
33.Kptlt. Dresky, Hans-Wilhelm von +312930 Sep 1939  U-4, U-33
34.Kptlt. Behrens, Udo2830Oct 1939  U-16, U-24
35.Kptlt. Buchholz, Heinz +3029Oct 1939  U-24, U-15
36.Kptlt. Büchel, Paul32251 Oct 1939  U-32
37.Euler, Klaus2037b1939  
38.Oblt. Jenisch, Hans2533   
39.Oblt. Schonder, Heinrich +29341 Oct 1939  
40.Oblt. Bartels, Robert +28342 Oct 1939  
41.Kptlt. Frauenheim, Fritz27302 Oct 1939  U-21
42.Kptlt. Merten, Karl-Friedrich34262 Oct 1939  
43.KrvKpt. Poske, Hans-Georg Friedrich34232 Oct 1939  
44.Oblt. Schultze, Heinz-Otto +24342 Oct 1939  
45.Oblt. Maus, August24346 Oct 1939  
46.Oblt. Wohlfarth, Herbert24336 Oct 1939  
47.Kptlt. Liebe, Heinrich31278 Oct 1939  U-2, U-38
48.Oblt. Rostin, Erwin +323310 Oct 1939  
49.Oblt. Esch, Dietrich von der +24341939  
50.Oblt. Grau, Peter-Ottmar243417 Oct 1939  
51.Oblt. Hartmann, Götz von253417 Oct 1939  
52.Oblt. Herbschleb, Karl-Heinz293417 Oct 1939  
53.Oblt. Hinsch, Hans-Peter253417 Oct 1939  
54.Oblt. Kessler, Horst Wilhelm253417 Oct 1939  
55.Oblt. Ketelsen, Wolfgang283417 Oct 1939  
56.Kptlt. Kretschmer, Otto273017 Oct 1939  U-35, U-23
57.Oblt. Manseck, Helmut243417 Oct 1939  
58.Oblt. Matuschka, Freiherr von Toppolczan und Spaetgen, Hartmut Graf von +243417 Oct 1939  
59.Oblt. Pfeffer, Günther253417 Oct 1939  
60.Oblt. Praetorius, Friedrich-Hermann353417 Oct 1939  
61.Kptlt. Jahn, Gunter293118 Oct 1939  
62.Oblt. Schnee, Adalbert253421 Oct 1939  
63.Ltn. Ites, Otto213627 Oct 1939  
64.Oblt. Bopst, Eberhard +2533Nov 1939  
65.Ltn. Döhler, Hans-Heinrich +2137aNov 1939  
66.KrvKpt. Fechner, Otto +3324Nov, 1939  
67.Oblt. Mohr, Eberhard +2435   
68.Barber, Bruno +35226 Nov 1939  
69.Oblt. Bauer, Ernst25338 Nov 1939  
70.KrvKpt. Hartmann, Werner36218 Nov 1939  U-26, U-37
71.Kptlt. Schütze, Viktor332513 Nov 1939  U-19, U-11, U-25
72.Kptlt. Hartenstein, Werner +312816 Nov 1939  
73.Oblt. Möhlmann, Helmut263316 Nov 1939  
74.Kptlt. Hessler, Günter302718 Nov 1939  
75.Kptlt. Piening, Adolf Cornelius293021 Nov 1939  
76.Kptlt. Korth, Claus283222 Nov 1939  U-57
77.Kptlt. Bauer, Max-Hermann +273023 Nov 1939  U-18
78.Ltn. Thomsen, Rolf243625 Nov 1939  
79.Oblt. Heidtmann, Hans253427 Nov 1939  
80.KrvKpt. Brachmann, Hans-Günther352229 Nov 1939  
81.Kptlt. Dommes, Wilhelm323129 Nov 1939  
82.Fahr, Theodor +303029 Nov 1939  
83.Oblt. Mohr, Johann +233429 Nov 1939  
84.Ltn. Auffhammer, Leonhard +2236Dec 1939  
85.Ltn. Barleben, Curt +30351 Dec 1939  
86.Oblt. Degen, Horst26331939  
87.Oblt. Diggins, Kurt2734Dec 1939  
88.Kptlt. Stockhausen, Hans-Gerrit von +3226   U-13
89.KrvKpt. Baumann, Arend36223 Dec 1939  
90.Oblt. Oesten, Jürgen26333 Dec 1939  U-61
91.Kptlt. Kuppisch, Herbert +30335 Dec 1939  U-58
92.Ewerth, Klaus +32256 Dec 1939  U-1, U-35, U-36, U-26
93.Kptlt. Ambrosius, Wilhelm362615 Dec 1939  U-28, U-21, U-43
94.Böttcher, Richard332515 Dec 1939  
95.Oblt. Teichert, Max-Martin +243415 Dec 1939  
96.Brüninghaus, Herbert293117 Dec 1939  
97.KrvKpt. Kals, Ernst342418 Dec 1939  
98.Kptlt. Schewe, Georg303020 Dec 1939  U-60
99.Kptlt. Metzler, Jost303221 Dec 1939  
100.Ltn. Zschech, Peter +213621 Dec 1939  
101.Oblt. Becker, Richard283422 Dec 1939  
102.Oblt. Baur, Götz22351939  
103.Oblt. Feiler, Gerhard30331939  
104.Kptlt. Vogelsang, Ernst +283131 Dec 1939  
105.Oblt. Zurmühlen, Bernhard +30331939  
106.Lehsten, Detlef von37b   
107.Aldegarmann, Wolfgang +23X/391940  
108.Altmeier, Friedrich19381940  
109.Ltn. Baberg, Kurt22361940  
110.Bach, Joachim-Werner2137b1940  
111.Ltn. Bahn, Rolf21361940  
112.Ballert, Sarto +2237b1940  
113.Oblt. Bernardelli, Richard31321940  
114.Ltn. Bode, Thilo21361940  
115.Oblt. Bohmann, Heino +25341940  
116.Boos, Hans-Heinz2619371940  
117.Borchardt, Gustav +2337b1940  
118.Ltn. Braeucker, Friedrich2037a1940  
119.Oblt. Brans, Hans-Joachim +24351940  
120.Breun, Gerhard19IV/401940  
121.Oblt. Brodda, Heinrich +36211940  
122.Ltn. Brosin, Hans-Günther +23361940  
123.Kptlt. Bruns, Heinrich +27311940  
124.Brünig, Matthias19381940  
125.Oblt. Brünning, Herbert24351940  
126.Buhse, Heinz +23X/391940  
127.Ltn. Bungards, Hans +22361940  
128.Christiansen, Helmuth21381940  
129.Ltn. Christophersen, Erwin +24361940  
130.Claussen, August-Wilhelm +2037b1940  
131.Oblt. Creutz, Horst +24351940  
132.Ltn. Dahms, Hermann +23361940  
133.Ltn. Davidson, Heinz von2137a1940  
134.Oblt. Deetz, Friedrich +23351940  
135.Oblt. Dierksen, Reiner +31331940  
136.Oblt. Dieterich, Max Bernd25341940  
137.Dobbert, Max29X/381940  
138.Dohrn, Erwin +19XI/19381940  
139.Oblt. Drewitz, Hans-Joachim +32331940  
140.Ltn. Drews, Ulrich23361940  
141.Kptlt. Dumrese, Adolf +30291940  
142.Ltn. Ebert, Jürgen +2337a1940  
143.Oblt. Eck, Heinz-Wilhelm23341940  
144.Ehrhardt, Walther20381940  
145.Oblt. Ellmenreich, Helmut +26351940  
146.Endler, Siegfried241940  
147.Ernst, Hans-Joachim2137bJan 1940  
148.Oblt. Ey, Hans23351940  
149.Falke, Hans +1939a1940  
150.Oblt. Fiehn, Helmut +23351940  
151.Ltn. Finke, Otto +24361940  
152.Giessler, Hans-Heinrich2831   
153.Hensellek, Ortwin28391940  
154.Herglotz, Helmut2138   
155.Johannsen, Hans29351940  
156.Ltn. Kandler, Hans-Albrecht +2237a   
157.Kandzior, Helmut +2038   
158.Ltn. Klapdor, Heinrich2536   
159.Köhler, Otto3031   
160.Oblt. Liebe, Johannes2633   
161.Lührs, Dierk2038   
162.Niethmann, Otto2038   
163.Pauckstadt, Hans3326   U-18, U-12, U-30, U-34
164.Oblt. Pich, Helmuth2534   
165.Scheringer, Heinz3227   U-10, U-13
166.Ltn. Schramm, Joachim +23361940  
167.Oblt. Schrewe, Peter +26341 Jan 1940  
168.Schulte, Max-Martin2433   U-9
169.Schultz, Karl-Otto +25341 Jan 1940  
170.Schwarzenberg, Hans-Dietrich +1640   
171.Oblt. Schünemann, Horst26341 Jan 1940  
172.Oblt. Siemon, Hilmar +24341 Jan 1940  
173.Oblt. Sporn, Wolfgang27341 Jan 1940  
174.Stahl, Peter-Arthur +2638   
175.Oblt. Steinhoff, Friedrich +30341 Jan 1940  
176.Oblt. Struckmeier, Rolf23351940  
177.Oblt. Tillessen, Hans-Rutger26341 Jan 1940  
178.Oblt. Tinschert, Otto2435   
179.Unterhorst, Ernst-Günther2037b   
180.Oblt. Varendorff, Amelung von +2635   
181.Oblt. Wintermeyer, Max25341 Jan 1940  
182.Wunderlich, Karl +28II/40   
183.Oblt. Zetzsche, Hans-Jürgen24341 Jan 1940  
184.Oblt. Timm, Heinrich293310 Jan 1940  
185.Oblt. Witte, Helmut243412 Jan 1940  
186.Ltn. Eick, Alfred2337a13 Jan 1940  
187.Oblt. Folkers, Ulrich +243415 Jan 1940  
188.Ltn. Bothe, Friedrich +223618 Jan 1940  
189.Albrecht, Karl +32IV/192325 Jan 1940  
190.Oblt. Lüth, Wolfgang +263325 Jan 1940  U-13, U-9
191.Oblt. Mengersen, Ernst273327 Jan 1940  U-18
192.Kptlt. Oehrn, Victor322727 Jan 1940  U-14
193.Oblt. Tiesenhausen, Hans-Diedrich Freiherr von263430 Jan 1940  
194.Ltn. Trojer, Hans-Hartwig +24367 Feb 1940  
195.Kptlt. Cremer, Peter-Erich283211 Feb 1940  
196.Kptlt. Heyse, Ulrich333311 Feb 1940  
197.Pulst, Günther2137b11 Feb 1940  
198.KrvKpt. Rösing, Hans Rudolf342413 Feb 1940  U-11, U-35, U-10
199.Ltn. Franke, Heinz243623 Feb 1940  
200.Ltn. Clausen, Asmus Nicolai +282928 Feb 1940  
201.Ltn. Poel, Gustav223628 Feb 1940  
202.Dietrich, Willi +302823 Mar 1940  
203.Oblt. Guggenberger, Friedrich253423 Mar 1940  
204.Andersen, Klaus2137bApr 1940  
205.Ltn. Bertelsmann, Hans-Joachim +2336Apr 1940  
206.Ltn. Bokelberg, Max2037aApr 1940  
207.Oblt. Borchers, Rolf2633Apr 1940  
208.Oblt. Brandi, Albrecht2535Apr 1940  
209.KrvKpt. Engelmann, Kurt-Eduard +3723Apr 1940  
210.Oblt. Freyberg-Eisenberg-Allmendingen, Walter Freiherr von +2435April, 1940  
211.Oblt. Franken, Wilhelm +253514 Apr 1940  
212.Ltn. Marbach, Karl-Heinz2237a14 Apr 1940  
213.Ltn. Brüller, Ernst-Ulrich223615 Apr 1940  
214.Mangold, Ernst223516 Apr 1940  
215.Raabe, Ernst +332616 Apr 1940  
216.Kptlt. Rosenbaum, Helmut +263216 Apr 1940  U-2
217.Kptlt. Schacht, Harro +322619 Apr 1940  
218.Ltn. Becker, Klaus-Helmuth +223620 Apr 1940  
219.Ltn. Borchert, Dietrich3133/3420 Apr 1940  
220.Kptlt. Lehmann-Willenbrock, Heinrich283120 Apr 1940  U-8, U-5
221.Zorn, Rudolf +2237b20 Apr 1940  
222.Bosüner, Harald2622 Apr 1940  
223.Eisele, Wilhelm332722 Apr 1940  
224.Ltn. Abel, Dr. Ulrich +28X/3923 Apr 1940  
225.Bork, Helmut29VIII/3924 Apr 1940  
226.KrvKpt. Czygan, Werner +352524 Apr 1940  
227.Ltn. Eckelmann, Heinz +2337a24 Apr 1940  
228.Oblt. Markworth, Friedrich253424 Apr 1940  
229.Oblt. Würdemann, Erich +263324 Apr 1940  
230.Kptlt. Strelow, Siegfried +293125 Apr 1940  
231.Ltn. Hellriegel, Hans-Jürgen +223626 Apr 1940  
232.Mattke, Willy +312828 Apr 1940  
233.Oblt. Mehl, Waldemar253330 Apr 1940  
234.Albrecht, Fritz1937b1 May 1940  
235.Ltn. Brasack, Paul2337aMay 1940  
236.Kptlt. Cohausz, Hans3226May 1940  U-15, U-30, UA
237.Ltn. Bauer, Hermann +22369 May 1940  
238.Blauert, Hans-Jörg +22XII/3915 May 1940  
239.Ltn. Hagenau, Karl-Heinz2037b15 May 1940  
240.Ltn. Schaar, Gerd2137b15 May 1940  
241.Kptlt. Hechler, Ernst322923 May 1940  
242.Oblt. Clausen, Heinz-Ehlert303326 May 1940  
243.Bade, Hans-Botho +30X/3928 May 1940  
244.Kptlt. Gysae, Robert293131 May 1940  
245.Oblt. Kelbling, Gerd243431 May 1940  
246.Ltn. Dauter, Helmut2037b1940  
247.Emde, Bernhard2237a1940  
248.Ltn. Lange, Hans-Günther2337a7 Jun 1940  
249.Ltn. Basse, Georg-Wilhelm +22361940  
250.Oblt. Schneider, Herbert +243411 Jun 1940  
251.Kptlt. Beduhn, Heinz +322630 Jun 1940  U-10, U-16, U-18, U-23, U-25
252.Engel, Herbert28VII/393 Jul 1940  
253.Ltn. Claussen, Emil +2237a5 Jul 1940  
254.Oblt. Kraus, Hans-Werner25348 Jul 1940  
255.Ltn. Elfe, Horst233622 Jul 1940  
256.Oblt. Bargsten, Klaus283623 Jul 1940  
257.Berkemann, Paul273323 Jul 1940  
258.Kptlt. Bleichrodt, Heinrich303325 Jul 1940  
259.Baum, Heinz274029 Jul 1940  
260.Oblt. Staats, Georg +243528 Aug 1940  
261.Oblt. Fehler, Johann-Heinrich293630 Aug 1940  
262.Oblt. Bielfeld, Heinz +24341940  
263.Boddenberg, Karl263310 Sep 1940  
264.Hohmann, Otto303712 Sep 1940  
265.Zapf, Werner +253615 Sep 1940  
266.Oblt. Hardegen, Reinhard273318 Sep 1940  
267.Kptlt. Schulz, Georg-Wilhelm343225 Sep 1940  U-10, U-64, U-124
268.Brüllau, Heinz-Ehler22XII/399 Oct 1940  
269.Oblt. Deecke, Joachim +283322 Oct 1940  U-9
270.Oblt. Cordes, Ernst +2724 Oct 1940  
271.Oblt. Schroeteler, Heinrich-Andreas243624 Oct 1940  
272.Oblt. Gelhaus, Harald253531 Oct 1940  
273.Ltn. Münster, Helmut2437b5 Nov 1940  
274.Oblt. Rosenstiel, Jürgen von +2733   
275.Barsch, Franz +283010 Nov 1940  
276.Ltn. Bach, Helmut33IX/3924 Nov 1940  
277.Kptlt. Bigalk, Gerhard +323330 Nov 1940  U-14
278.Rasch, Karl-Heinz +26X/381 Dec 1940  
279.Kaeding, Walter253511 Dec 1940  
280.Oblt. Bernbeck, Hinrich-Oscar263420 Dec 1940  
281.Oblt. Atzinger, Siegfried24361941  
282.Oblt. Bahr, Rudolf +24351941  
283.Balduhn, Ernst-Ludwig21381941  
284.Baldus, Hugo19X/391941  
285.Ltn. Balke, Diethelm2137b1941  
286.Oblt. Beck, Dieter25341941  
287.Beckmann, Heinz +27X/391941  
288.Ltn. Bentzien, Heinz +2337b1941  
289.Bischoff, Gustav +24X/391941  
290.Brand, Wilhelm25X/391941  
291.Brückner, Werner251941  
292.Ltn. Brünner, Joachim +2137b1941  
293.Buscher, Hans22381941  
294.Ltn. Damerow, Wolf-Dietrich +2137b1941  
295.Oblt. Dangschat, Günther +25351941  
296.Oblt. Dieterichs, Horst +28341941  
297.Oblt. Engel, Hans-Adolf25361941  
298.Oblt. Fraatz, Georg-Werner +2335   
299.Gode, Heinrich18XII/39   
300.Grafen, Karl2535   
301.Ltn. Harpe, Richard von +2337b   
302.Oblt. Hartmann, Otto +2336   
303.Hasenschar, Heinrich +2436   
304.Heilmann, Udo2733   U-24, U-97
305.Ltn. Henning, Fritz2337a   
306.Hepp, Horst +2336   
307.Herrle, Friedrich-Georg +30XII/39   
308.Oblt. Herwartz, Oskar2635   
309.Hilbig, Kurt2138   
310.Hinz, Rudolf20X/39   
311.Kptlt. Horrer, Hans-Joachim +3233   
312.Oblt. Höltring, Horst +2733   U-149
313.Junker, Ottoheinrich3524   U-33
314.Oblt. Just, Paul2536   
315.Koch, Heinz +26IV/39   
316.Ltn. Kruschka, Max2137b   
317.Oblt. Lamby, Hermann2736   
318.Lange, Karl-Heinz +2237a   
319.Lange, Kurt3722   
320.Ltn. Lauterbach-Emden, Hans-Jürgen2137a   
321.Leinemann, Hannes3228   
322.Lottner, Ernst20X/39   
323.Mahrholz, Hans-Gert2238   
324.Oblt. Manchen, Erwin +2236   
325.Oblt. Manke, Rolf +2535   
326.Mannesmann, Gert +3033   
327.Oblt. Massmann, Hanns-Ferdinand2336   U-137
328.Melzer, Volker22X/39   
329.Meyer, Gerhard +2535   
330.Meyer, Rudolf +2038   
331.Ltn. Mohs, Hans-Dieter2137b   
332.Morstein, Hans-Joachim von3128   
333.Oblt. Neide, Kurt2436   
334.Ltn. Nonn, Victor-Wilhelm2337a   
335.Oblt. Oelrich, Adolf2435   
336.Offermann, Hans-Werner +19X/39   
337.Ltn. Ohling, Klaus2237a   
338.Oblt. Opitz, Herbert +2534   U-5
339.Ltn. Otto, Paul-Friedrich2337a   
340.Oblt. Petersen, Klaus2336   
341.Oblt. Petersen, Kurt2436   
342.Petersen, Theodor26   
343.Oblt. Pietsch, Ulrich +2536   
344.Radermacher, Alfred27VII/33   
345.Kptlt. Rathke, Hellmut3030   
346.Oblt. Reeder, Günther2535   U-7
347.Riecken, Werner +28   
348.Ltn. Roithberg, Hardo Rodler von +2237a   
349.Kptlt. Salman, Otto3232   U-7, U-52
350.Schaeffer, Heinz19XII/39   
351.Schlott, Heinrich1840   
352.Oblt. Schneewind, Fritz +2336   
353.Schneidewind, Karl-Hermann3327   
354.Schnoor, Ebe +45XII/15   
355.Schreiber, Gerd2831   U-3, U-95
356.Schrobach, Kurt2635   
357.Schubart, Albrecht2636   
358.Seeger, Joachim28X/39   
359.Ltn. Seehausen, Gerhard +2337a   
360.Oblt. Siegmann, Paul2735   
361.Sitek, Walter28VIII/39   
362.Oblt. Soden-Fraunhofen, Ulrich Graf von +2736   
363.Oblt. Sommer, Helmut2635   
364.Spahr, Wilhelm3621   
365.Ltn. Sthamer, Hans-Jürgen +2137b   
366.Ltn. Stock, Rupprecht2437a   
367.Stoeffler, Otto30XI/39   
368.Säck, Franz3128   
369.Oblt. Thäter, Gerhard2436   
370.Oblt. Trotha, Claus von +2636   
371.Oblt. Wahlen, Rolf-Birger2536   
372.Oblt. Weber, Karl-Otto2636   
373.Wedemeyer, Heimar34   
374.Oblt. Witte, Werner +2635   
375.Zander, Hermann3029   
376.KrvKpt. Brandenburg, Karl +342415 Feb 1941  
377.Ltn. Rosenberg-Gruszcynski, Hans-Achim von +2337a18 Feb 1941  
378.Oblt. Schlippenbach, Egon Reiner Freiherr von263425 Feb 1941  
379.Ltn. Dunkelberg, Hans2237b1941  
380.Oblt. Müller-Stöckheim, Günther +27341 Mar 1941  
381.Oblt. Fischel, Unno von +25348 Mar 1941  
382.Ltn. Fenn, Heinz-Konrad2237a13 Mar 1941  
383.Block, Helmut +253818 Mar 1941  
384.KrvKpt. Eckermann, Hans352519 Mar 1941  U-20, UA
385.Oblt. Emmermann, Carl263419 Mar 1941  
386.Oblt. Blum, Otto-Ulrich24361 Apr 1941  
387.Oblt. Carlewitz, Dietrich von +24361 Apr 1941  
388.Hornbostel, Klaus24341 Apr 1941  
389.Falke, Hans20X/3911 Apr 1941  
390.Kptlt. Kentrat, Eitel-Friedrich342813 Apr 1941  U-8, U-74
391.Ltn. Frerks, Paul32XI/3914 Apr 1941  
392.Ltn. Zwarg, Heinz2337a14 Apr 1941  
393.Dankleff, Walter +343520 Apr 1941  
394.Ltn. Deckert, Horst2237a24 Apr 1941  
395.Bormkessel, Dieter20XII/392 May 1941  
396.Callsen, Peter29XI/398 May 1941  
397.Ltn. Koitschka, Siegfried2337a8 May 1941  
398.Oblt. Benker, Hans +243613 May 1941  
399.Blaich, Fredinand29I/401 Jun 1941  
400.Blaudow, Ernst-Ulrich +26351941  
401.Oblt. Eckhardt, Hermann +24361941  
402.Ltn. Hinrichs, Otto2736   
403.Kühn, Herbert22X/391 Jun 1941  
404.Ltn. Lehmann, Hans2538   
405.Nölke, Kurt +263511 Jun 1941  
406.Oblt. Auffermann, Hans-Jürgen +2634Jul 1941  
407.Kptlt. Mützelburg, Rolf +28321 Jul 1941  U-10, U-203
408.Beckmann, Hans23X/393 Jul 1941  
409.Oblt. Reche, Reinhart25347 Jul 1941  
410.Kptlt. Thurmann, Karl +312821 Jul 1941  U-553
411.Oblt. Fiedler, Hans +263631 Jul 1941  
412.Cranz, Wilhelm +26X/394 Aug 1941  
413.KrvKpt. Zapp, Richard37266 Aug 1941  U-66
414.Oblt. Achilles, Albrecht +27347 Aug 1941  
415.Dobratz, Kurt372218 Aug 1941  
416.Ltn. Schroeter, Horst von2237b25 Aug 1941  
417.Düppe, Joachim25I/4023 Sep 1941  
418.Ltn. Edelhoff, Ernst233625 Sep 1941  
419.Ltn. Baden, Hans-Heinrich +26386 Oct 1941  
420.Ltn. Böhme, Kurt2437b10 Oct 1941  
421.Ltn. Fenski, Horst-Arno2237b10 Oct 1941  
422.Berends, Fritz +353314 Oct 1941  
423.Boehmer, Wolfgang21XII/3915 Oct 1941  
424.Oblt. Eichmann, Kurt +2437a23 Oct 1941  
425.Oblt. Bürgel, Friedrich25361941  
426.Dübler, Rudolf20XII/39Nov 1941  
427.Oblt. Kusch, Oskar-Heinz +2337a10 Nov 1941  
428.Ltn. Christiansen, Uwe21382 Dec 1941  
429.Oblt. Epp, Dietrich +2437a2 Dec 1941  
430.Böhm, Hermann30X/375 Dec 1941  
431.Ltn. Ebert, Eberhard34IX/395 Dec 1941  
432.Oblt. Lüdden, Siegfried +253618 Dec 1941  
433.Bensel, Rolf Rüdiger184029 Dec 1941  
434.Ahlers, Kurt19XII/391941  
435.Schüler, Wolf-Harald20X/3931 Dec 1941  
436.Ady, Gerhard18401942  
437.Anschütz, Hans-Helmut18V/411942  
438.Oblt. Bender, Werner +25361942  U-152
439.Ltn. Bitter, Otto2337b1942  
440.Kptlt. Borcherdt, Ulrich +32311942  U-8, U-587
441.Bortfeldt, Karl-Hermann20X/391942  
442.Ltn. Brauel, Wilhelm2737b1942  
443.Ltn. Dobberstein, Erich +22381942  
444.Ltn. Drescher, Günther2238   
445.Ltn. Erdmann, Dieter21381942  
446.Ltn. Fischer, Klaus +2238   
447.Fleige, Karl3624   
448.KrvKpt. Hopman, Rolf-Heinrich +3526   U-405
449.Oblt. Janssen, Gustav-Adolf2636   U-151, U-37
450.Oblt. Jebsen, Johann +2535   U-565
451.Oblt. Karpf, Hans +2535   U-10
452.Ltn. Krieg, Johann-Otto2237b1942  
453.Oblt. Lauzemis, Albert +2337a   
454.Ltn. Leu, Wolfgang +2437b   
455.Oblt. Looks, Hartwig2436   
456.KrvKpt. Lott, Werner3426   U-21, U-32, U-35
457.Oblt. Makowski, Kurt +2636   U-78
458.Niemeyer, Heinrich31X/39   
459.Oblt. Nordheimer, Hubert2436   
460.Oblt. Purkhold, Hubertus2535   U-30, U-14
461.Oblt. Queck, Horst-Thilo2635   
462.Kptlt. Reschke, Franz-Georg3329   U-205
463.Oblt. Riekeberg, Wolfgang +2337a   
464.Kptlt. Röther, Josef3427   U-380
465.Sass, Paul-Heinrich +22X/39   
466.Schumann-Hindenberg, Friedrich2832   
467.Tiesler, Raimund2237a   
468.Oblt. Uphoff, Horst +2535   U-84
469.Oblt. Wächter, Karl-Jürg +2536   
470.Zahnow, Günter21X/39   
471.Oblt. Curio, Oskar2337a16 Jan 1942  
472.Kptlt. Berger, Joachim +283430 Jan 1942  U-87
473.Oblt. Eickstedt, Wolfgang26355 Feb 1942  
474.Kptlt. Forstner, Siegfried Freiherr von +313018 Feb 1942  U-59, U-402
475.Ltn. Breckwoldt, Friedrich29IX/393 Mar 1942  
476.Budzyn, Sigmund26V/4128 Mar 1942  
477.Kptlt. Bülow, Otto von30306 Apr 1942  U-3, U-404
478.Ltn. Ferro, Otto +314014 Apr 1942  
479.Oblt. Coester, Christian-Brandt +2237b24 Apr 1942  
480.Ltn. Bitter, Georg von +21X/3929 Apr 1942  
481.Ltn. Stuckmann, Hermann +21X/3915 May 1942  
482.Kptlt. Borm, Carl30331942  U-592
483.Buttjer, Johann30311942  
484.Ltn. Dahlhaus, Eberhard +2138Jun 1942  
485.Ltn. Duppel, Martin22381942  
486.Elsinghorst, Josef25IV/391942  
487.Oblt. Walkerling, Heinz2735   U-91
488.Oblt. Börner, Hans-Joachim +2337b4 Jun 1942  
489.Ltn. Brockmann, Karl +27IV/398 Jun 1942  UC-1
490.Cabolet, Servais34X/3724 Jun 1942  
491.Ahlefeld, Hunold194026 Jun 1942  
492.Ltn. Fiebig, Günther223826 Jun 1942  
493.Ltn. Deiring, Hugo213816 Jul 1942  
494.Kptlt. Baume, Günter La +312922 Jul 1942  U-355
495.Ltn. Bergemann, Wilhelm22X/398 Aug 1942  
496.Oblt. Büchler, Rudolf +26368 Aug 1942  
497.Oblt. Franze, Joachim2437a9 Aug 1942  
498.Kptlt. Witt, Hans-Ludwig322923 Aug 1942  U-161, U-129
499.Oblt. Carlsen, Claus-Peter2237b1942  
500.Ltn. Bartke, Erwin +33409 Sep 1942  
501.Ltn. Ackermann, Wolf21X/3913 Sep 1942  
502.Ltn. Bremen, Hanskurt von243814 Sep 1942  
503.Oblt. Dültgen, Gert +2437b16 Sep 1942  
504.Buhr, Johann de +3034/4023 Sep 1942  
505.Ltn. Fischer, Ernst21X/394 Oct 1942  
506.Ltn. Blischke, Heinz +23387 Oct 1942  
507.Oblt. Ehrich, Heinz +2337b18 Oct 1942  
508.Oblt. Brammer, Herbert +28XI/3720 Oct 1942  
509.Angermann, Walter194029 Oct 1942  
510.Ltn. Eberbach, Heinz-Eugen21X/39Nov 1942  
511.Ltn. Becker, Klaus22X/3918 Nov 1942  
512.Ltn. Arco-Zinneberg, Ulrich-Philipp Graf von und zu24X/3924 Nov 1942  
513.Ltn. Aust, Eduard +22X/391 Dec 1942  
514.Ltn. Baltz, Rudolf223810 Dec 1942  
515.Ltn. Ballert, Rene22XII/3919 Dec 1942  
516.Ltn. Dingler, Gottfried20XII/391942  
517.Becker, Philipp21401943  
518.Oblt. Borger, Wolfgang +29361943  
519.Ltn. Eckel, Kurt21XII/391943  
520.Hess, Hans-Georg1940   
521.Ltn. Peters, Gerhard21XII/39   
522.Ltn. Werner, Herbert A.22XII/391943  
523.Ltn. Willner, Horst2338   U-58
524.Witzendorff, Ernst von2637a   U-121, U-46, U-101, U-650
525.Ltn. Ackermann, Paul22XII/3923 Jan 1943  
526.Ltn. Sieder, Heinz +223829 Jan 1943  
527.Clemens, Johannes +313530 Jan 1943  
528.Ltn. Breinlinger, Siegfried22XII/3919 Feb 1943  
529.Hoß, Hans Julius21   
530.Ltn. Fabricius, Ludwig22XII/39Apr, 1943  
531.Ltn. Feindt, Hans-Arend21XII/399 Apr 1943  
532.Oblt. Bühring, Hans-Jürgen2237b25 Apr 1943  U-360
533.Ltn. Boldt, Walter21XII/399 May 1943  
534.Eberlein, Otto +29I/389 May 1943  
535.Ltn. Conrad, Gerhard +20XII/3923 May 1943  
536.Ltn. Dobinsky, Hans-Jürgen20XII/391 Jun 1943  
537.Ltn. Dobenecker, Günter21401943  
538.Ltn. Czekowski, Martin214019 Jul 1943  
539.Ltn. Faust, Erich +22XII/3927 Jul 1943  
540.Ltn. Dick, Hans-Peter22X/39Aug 1943  
541.Ltn. Arco, Ferdinand Graf von22I/41Sep 1943  
542.Oblt. Luther, Otto2537b   U-135
543.Ltn. Dähne, Wolfgang22XII/3911 Oct 1943  
544.Ltn. Wex, Hans-Dieter23XII/3911 Oct 1943  
545.Ltn. Benthin, Karl-Dietrich22404 Dec 1943  
546.Ltn. Baumgärtel, Friedrich20409 Dec 1943  
547.Ltn. Arendt, Rudolf20401943  
548.Braun, Kurt20V/411944  
549.Ltn. Dierks, Hans-Joachim20401944  
550.FrgKpt. Freiwald, Kurt37251944  U-21, U-7, U-33, U-181
551.Oblt. Barschkis, Hans-Heinrich23XII/399 Jan 1944  
552.Oblt. Bartsch, Hans-Jürgen22XII/3913 Jan 1944  
553.Baumann, Heinz214019 Jan 1944  
554.Ltn. Augustin, Hans-Eckart20V/4112 Apr 1944  
555.Oblt. Bornhaupt, Konrad +2337b27 Apr 1944  U-285
556.Oblt. Duis, Hans Diederich22XII/3923 May 1944  
557.Ltn. Vockel, Jürgen +28X/401944  
558.Oblt. Behnisch, Günter22XII/3922 Jun 1944  
559.Oblt. Besold, Heinrich24X/3929 Oct 1944  

559 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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