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, Werner244/12< Feb 1918  
12.Ltn. Schomburg, Oskar2010/15< Feb 1918  
13.Schäfer, Friedrich24IV/14< Feb 1918  
14.Godt, Eberhard17VII/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.Ewerth, Klaus +32256 Dec 1939  U-1, U-35, U-36, U-26
97.Kptlt. Ambrosius, Wilhelm362615 Dec 1939  U-28, U-21, U-43
98.Böttcher, Richard332515 Dec 1939  
99.Oblt. Teichert, Max-Martin +243415 Dec 1939  
100.Brüninghaus, Herbert293117 Dec 1939  
101.KrvKpt. Kals, Ernst342418 Dec 1939  
102.Kptlt. Schewe, Georg303020 Dec 1939  U-60
103.Kptlt. Metzler, Jost303221 Dec 1939  
104.Ltn. Zschech, Peter +213621 Dec 1939  
105.Oblt. Becker, Richard283422 Dec 1939  
106.Oblt. Baur, Götz22351939  
107.Oblt. Feiler, Gerhard30331939  
108.Kptlt. Vogelsang, Ernst +283131 Dec 1939  
109.Oblt. Zurmühlen, Bernhard +30331939  
110.Lehsten, Detlef von37b   
111.Aldegarmann, Wolfgang +23X/391940  
112.Altmeier, Friedrich19381940  
113.Ltn. Baberg, Kurt22361940  
114.Bach, Joachim-Werner2137b1940  
115.Ltn. Bahn, Rolf21361940  
116.Ballert, Sarto +2237b1940  
117.Oblt. Bernardelli, Richard31321940  
118.Ltn. Bode, Thilo21361940  
119.Oblt. Bohmann, Heino +25341940  
120.Boos, Hans-Heinz2619371940  
121.Borchardt, Gustav +2337b1940  
122.Ltn. Braeucker, Friedrich2037a1940  
123.Oblt. Brans, Hans-Joachim +24351940  
124.Breun, Gerhard19IV/401940  
125.Oblt. Brodda, Heinrich +36211940  
126.Ltn. Brosin, Hans-Günther +23361940  
127.Kptlt. Bruns, Heinrich +27311940  
128.Brünig, Matthias19381940  
129.Oblt. Brünning, Herbert24351940  
130.Buhse, Heinz +23X/391940  
131.Ltn. Bungards, Hans +22361940  
132.Christiansen, Helmuth21381940  
133.Ltn. Christophersen, Erwin +24361940  
134.Claussen, August-Wilhelm +2037b1940  
135.Oblt. Creutz, Horst +24351940  
136.Ltn. Dahms, Hermann +23361940  
137.Ltn. Davidson, Heinz von2137a1940  
138.Oblt. Deetz, Friedrich +23351940  
139.Oblt. Dierksen, Reiner +31331940  
140.Oblt. Dieterich, Max Bernd25341940  
141.Dobbert, Max29X/381940  
142.Dohrn, Erwin +19XI/19381940  
143.Oblt. Drewitz, Hans-Joachim +32331940  
144.Ltn. Drews, Ulrich23361940  
145.Kptlt. Dumrese, Adolf +30291940  
146.Ltn. Ebert, Jürgen +2337a1940  
147.Oblt. Eck, Heinz-Wilhelm23341940  
148.Ehrhardt, Walther20381940  
149.Oblt. Ellmenreich, Helmut +26351940  
150.Endler, Siegfried241940  
151.Ernst, Hans-Joachim2137bJan 1940  
152.Oblt. Ey, Hans23351940  
153.Falke, Hans +1939a1940  
154.Oblt. Fiehn, Helmut +23351940  
155.Ltn. Finke, Otto +24361940  
156.Giessler, Hans-Heinrich2831   
157.Hensellek, Ortwin28391940  
158.Herglotz, Helmut2138   
159.Johannsen, Hans29351940  
160.Ltn. Kandler, Hans-Albrecht +2237a   
161.Kandzior, Helmut +2038   
162.Ltn. Klapdor, Heinrich2536   
163.Köhler, Otto3031   
164.Oblt. Liebe, Johannes2633   
165.Lührs, Dierk2038   
166.Niethmann, Otto2038   
167.Pauckstadt, Hans3326   U-18, U-12, U-30, U-34
168.Oblt. Pich, Helmuth2534   
169.Scheringer, Heinz3227   U-10, U-13
170.Ltn. Schramm, Joachim +23361940  
171.Oblt. Schrewe, Peter +26341 Jan 1940  
172.Schulte, Max-Martin2433   U-9
173.Schultz, Karl-Otto +25341 Jan 1940  
174.Schwarzenberg, Hans-Dietrich +1640   
175.Oblt. Schünemann, Horst26341 Jan 1940  
176.Oblt. Siemon, Hilmar +24341 Jan 1940  
177.Oblt. Sporn, Wolfgang27341 Jan 1940  
178.Stahl, Peter-Arthur +2638   
179.Oblt. Steinhoff, Friedrich +30341 Jan 1940  
180.Oblt. Struckmeier, Rolf23351940  
181.Oblt. Tillessen, Hans-Rutger26341 Jan 1940  
182.Oblt. Tinschert, Otto2435   
183.Unterhorst, Ernst-Günther2037b   
184.Oblt. Varendorff, Amelung von +2635   
185.Oblt. Wintermeyer, Max25341 Jan 1940  
186.Wunderlich, Karl +28II/40   
187.Oblt. Zetzsche, Hans-Jürgen24341 Jan 1940  
188.Oblt. Timm, Heinrich293310 Jan 1940  
189.Oblt. Witte, Helmut243412 Jan 1940  
190.Ltn. Eick, Alfred2337a13 Jan 1940  
191.Oblt. Folkers, Ulrich +243415 Jan 1940  
192.Ltn. Bothe, Friedrich +223618 Jan 1940  
193.Albrecht, Karl +32IV/192325 Jan 1940  
194.Oblt. Lüth, Wolfgang +263325 Jan 1940  U-13, U-9
195.Oblt. Mengersen, Ernst273327 Jan 1940  U-18
196.Kptlt. Oehrn, Victor322727 Jan 1940  U-14
197.Oblt. Tiesenhausen, Hans-Diedrich Freiherr von263430 Jan 1940  
198.Ltn. Trojer, Hans-Hartwig +24367 Feb 1940  
199.Kptlt. Cremer, Peter-Erich283211 Feb 1940  
200.Kptlt. Heyse, Ulrich333311 Feb 1940  
201.Pulst, Günther2137b11 Feb 1940  
202.KrvKpt. Rösing, Hans Rudolf342413 Feb 1940  U-11, U-35, U-10
203.Ltn. Franke, Heinz243623 Feb 1940  
204.Ltn. Clausen, Asmus Nicolai +282928 Feb 1940  
205.Ltn. Poel, Gustav223628 Feb 1940  
206.Dietrich, Willi +302823 Mar 1940  
207.Oblt. Guggenberger, Friedrich253423 Mar 1940  
208.Andersen, Klaus2137bApr 1940  
209.Ltn. Bertelsmann, Hans-Joachim +2336Apr 1940  
210.Ltn. Bokelberg, Max2037aApr 1940  
211.Oblt. Borchers, Rolf2633Apr 1940  
212.Oblt. Brandi, Albrecht2535Apr 1940  
213.KrvKpt. Engelmann, Kurt-Eduard +3723Apr 1940  
214.Oblt. Freyberg-Eisenberg-Allmendingen, Walter Freiherr von +2435April, 1940  
215.Oblt. Franken, Wilhelm +253514 Apr 1940  
216.Ltn. Marbach, Karl-Heinz2237a14 Apr 1940  
217.Ltn. Brüller, Ernst-Ulrich223615 Apr 1940  
218.Mangold, Ernst223516 Apr 1940  
219.Raabe, Ernst +332616 Apr 1940  
220.Kptlt. Rosenbaum, Helmut +263216 Apr 1940  U-2
221.Kptlt. Schacht, Harro +322619 Apr 1940  
222.Ltn. Becker, Klaus-Helmuth +223620 Apr 1940  
223.Ltn. Borchert, Dietrich3133/3420 Apr 1940  
224.Kptlt. Lehmann-Willenbrock, Heinrich283120 Apr 1940  U-8, U-5
225.Zorn, Rudolf +2237b20 Apr 1940  
226.Bosüner, Harald2622 Apr 1940  
227.Eisele, Wilhelm332722 Apr 1940  
228.Ltn. Abel, Dr. Ulrich +28X/3923 Apr 1940  
229.Bork, Helmut29VIII/3924 Apr 1940  
230.KrvKpt. Czygan, Werner +352524 Apr 1940  
231.Ltn. Eckelmann, Heinz +2337a24 Apr 1940  
232.Oblt. Markworth, Friedrich253424 Apr 1940  
233.Oblt. Würdemann, Erich +263324 Apr 1940  
234.Kptlt. Strelow, Siegfried +293125 Apr 1940  
235.Ltn. Hellriegel, Hans-Jürgen +223626 Apr 1940  
236.Mattke, Willy +312828 Apr 1940  
237.Oblt. Mehl, Waldemar253330 Apr 1940  
238.Albrecht, Fritz1937b1 May 1940  
239.Ltn. Brasack, Paul2337aMay 1940  
240.Kptlt. Cohausz, Hans3226May 1940  U-15, U-30, UA
241.Ltn. Bauer, Hermann +22369 May 1940  
242.Blauert, Hans-Jörg +22XII/3915 May 1940  
243.Ltn. Hagenau, Karl-Heinz2037b15 May 1940  
244.Ltn. Schaar, Gerd2137b15 May 1940  
245.Kptlt. Hechler, Ernst322923 May 1940  
246.Oblt. Clausen, Heinz-Ehlert303326 May 1940  
247.Bade, Hans-Botho +30X/3928 May 1940  
248.Kptlt. Gysae, Robert293131 May 1940  
249.Oblt. Kelbling, Gerd243431 May 1940  
250.Ltn. Dauter, Helmut2037b1940  
251.Emde, Bernhard2237a1940  
252.Ltn. Lange, Hans-Günther2337a7 Jun 1940  
253.Ltn. Basse, Georg-Wilhelm +22361940  
254.Oblt. Schneider, Herbert +243411 Jun 1940  
255.Kptlt. Beduhn, Heinz +322630 Jun 1940  U-10, U-16, U-18, U-23, U-25
256.Engel, Herbert28VII/393 Jul 1940  
257.Ltn. Claussen, Emil +2237a5 Jul 1940  
258.Oblt. Kraus, Hans-Werner25348 Jul 1940  
259.Ltn. Elfe, Horst233622 Jul 1940  
260.Oblt. Bargsten, Klaus283623 Jul 1940  
261.Berkemann, Paul273323 Jul 1940  
262.Kptlt. Bleichrodt, Heinrich303325 Jul 1940  
263.Baum, Heinz274029 Jul 1940  
264.Oblt. Staats, Georg +243528 Aug 1940  
265.Oblt. Fehler, Johann-Heinrich293630 Aug 1940  
266.Oblt. Bielfeld, Heinz +24341940  
267.Boddenberg, Karl263310 Sep 1940  
268.Hohmann, Otto303712 Sep 1940  
269.Zapf, Werner +253615 Sep 1940  
270.Oblt. Hardegen, Reinhard273318 Sep 1940  
271.Kptlt. Schulz, Georg-Wilhelm343225 Sep 1940  U-10, U-64, U-124
272.Brüllau, Heinz-Ehler22XII/399 Oct 1940  
273.Oblt. Deecke, Joachim +283322 Oct 1940  U-9
274.Oblt. Cordes, Ernst +2724 Oct 1940  
275.Oblt. Schroeteler, Heinrich-Andreas243624 Oct 1940  
276.Oblt. Gelhaus, Harald253531 Oct 1940  
277.Ltn. Münster, Helmut2437b5 Nov 1940  
278.Oblt. Rosenstiel, Jürgen von +2733   
279.Barsch, Franz +283010 Nov 1940  
280.Ltn. Bach, Helmut33IX/3924 Nov 1940  
281.Kptlt. Bigalk, Gerhard +323330 Nov 1940  U-14
282.Rasch, Karl-Heinz +26X/381 Dec 1940  
283.Kaeding, Walter253511 Dec 1940  
284.Oblt. Bernbeck, Hinrich-Oscar263420 Dec 1940  
285.Oblt. Atzinger, Siegfried24361941  
286.Oblt. Bahr, Rudolf +24351941  
287.Balduhn, Ernst-Ludwig21381941  
288.Baldus, Hugo19X/391941  
289.Ltn. Balke, Diethelm2137b1941  
290.Oblt. Beck, Dieter25341941  
291.Beckmann, Heinz +27X/391941  
292.Ltn. Bentzien, Heinz +2337b1941  
293.Bischoff, Gustav +24X/391941  
294.Brand, Wilhelm25X/391941  
295.Brückner, Werner251941  
296.Ltn. Brünner, Joachim +2137b1941  
297.Buscher, Hans22381941  
298.Ltn. Damerow, Wolf-Dietrich +2137b1941  
299.Oblt. Dangschat, Günther +25351941  
300.Oblt. Dieterichs, Horst +28341941  
301.Oblt. Engel, Hans-Adolf25361941  
302.Oblt. Fraatz, Georg-Werner +2335   
303.Gode, Heinrich18XII/39   
304.Grafen, Karl2535   
305.Ltn. Harpe, Richard von +2337b   
306.Oblt. Hartmann, Otto +2336   
307.Hasenschar, Heinrich +2436   
308.Heilmann, Udo2733   U-24, U-97
309.Ltn. Henning, Fritz2337a   
310.Hepp, Horst +2336   
311.Herrle, Friedrich-Georg +30XII/39   
312.Oblt. Herwartz, Oskar2635   
313.Hilbig, Kurt2138   
314.Hinz, Rudolf20X/39   
315.Kptlt. Horrer, Hans-Joachim +3233   
316.Oblt. Höltring, Horst +2733   U-149
317.Junker, Ottoheinrich3524   U-33
318.Oblt. Just, Paul2536   
319.Koch, Heinz +26IV/39   
320.Ltn. Kruschka, Max2137b   
321.Oblt. Lamby, Hermann2736   
322.Lange, Karl-Heinz +2237a   
323.Lange, Kurt3722   
324.Ltn. Lauterbach-Emden, Hans-Jürgen2137a   
325.Leinemann, Hannes3228   
326.Lottner, Ernst20X/39   
327.Mahrholz, Hans-Gert2238   
328.Oblt. Manchen, Erwin +2236   
329.Oblt. Manke, Rolf +2535   
330.Mannesmann, Gert +3033   
331.Oblt. Massmann, Hanns-Ferdinand2336   U-137
332.Melzer, Volker22X/39   
333.Meyer, Gerhard +2535   
334.Meyer, Rudolf +2038   
335.Ltn. Mohs, Hans-Dieter2137b   
336.Morstein, Hans-Joachim von3128   
337.Oblt. Neide, Kurt2436   
338.Ltn. Nonn, Victor-Wilhelm2337a   
339.Oblt. Oelrich, Adolf2435   
340.Offermann, Hans-Werner +19X/39   
341.Ltn. Ohling, Klaus2237a   
342.Oblt. Opitz, Herbert +2534   U-5
343.Ltn. Otto, Paul-Friedrich2337a   
344.Oblt. Petersen, Klaus2336   
345.Oblt. Petersen, Kurt2436   
346.Petersen, Theodor26   
347.Oblt. Pietsch, Ulrich +2536   
348.Radermacher, Alfred27VII/33   
349.Kptlt. Rathke, Hellmut3030   
350.Oblt. Reeder, Günther2535   U-7
351.Riecken, Werner +28   
352.Ltn. Roithberg, Hardo Rodler von +2237a   
353.Kptlt. Salman, Otto3232   U-7, U-52
354.Schaeffer, Heinz19XII/39   
355.Schlott, Heinrich1840   
356.Oblt. Schneewind, Fritz +2336   
357.Schneidewind, Karl-Hermann3327   
358.Schnoor, Ebe +45XII/15   
359.Schreiber, Gerd2831   U-3, U-95
360.Schrobach, Kurt2635   
361.Schubart, Albrecht2636   
362.Seeger, Joachim28X/39   
363.Ltn. Seehausen, Gerhard +2337a   
364.Oblt. Siegmann, Paul2735   
365.Sitek, Walter28VIII/39   
366.Oblt. Soden-Fraunhofen, Ulrich Graf von +2736   
367.Oblt. Sommer, Helmut2635   
368.Spahr, Wilhelm3621   
369.Ltn. Sthamer, Hans-Jürgen +2137b   
370.Ltn. Stock, Rupprecht2437a   
371.Stoeffler, Otto30XI/39   
372.Säck, Franz3128   
373.Oblt. Thäter, Gerhard2436   
374.Oblt. Trotha, Claus von +2636   
375.Oblt. Wahlen, Rolf-Birger2536   
376.Oblt. Weber, Karl-Otto2636   
377.Wedemeyer, Heimar34   
378.Oblt. Witte, Werner +2635   
379.Zander, Hermann3029   
380.KrvKpt. Brandenburg, Karl +342415 Feb 1941  
381.Ltn. Rosenberg-Gruszcynski, Hans-Achim von +2337a18 Feb 1941  
382.Oblt. Schlippenbach, Egon Reiner Freiherr von263425 Feb 1941  
383.Ltn. Dunkelberg, Hans2237b1941  
384.Oblt. Müller-Stöckheim, Günther +27341 Mar 1941  
385.Oblt. Fischel, Unno von +25348 Mar 1941  
386.Ltn. Fenn, Heinz-Konrad2237a13 Mar 1941  
387.Block, Helmut +253818 Mar 1941  
388.KrvKpt. Eckermann, Hans352519 Mar 1941  U-20, UA
389.Oblt. Emmermann, Carl263419 Mar 1941  
390.Oblt. Blum, Otto-Ulrich24361 Apr 1941  
391.Oblt. Carlewitz, Dietrich von +24361 Apr 1941  
392.Hornbostel, Klaus24341 Apr 1941  
393.Falke, Hans20X/3911 Apr 1941  
394.Kptlt. Kentrat, Eitel-Friedrich342813 Apr 1941  U-8, U-74
395.Ltn. Frerks, Paul32XI/3914 Apr 1941  
396.Ltn. Zwarg, Heinz2337a14 Apr 1941  
397.Dankleff, Walter +343520 Apr 1941  
398.Ltn. Deckert, Horst2237a24 Apr 1941  
399.Bormkessel, Dieter20XII/392 May 1941  
400.Callsen, Peter29XI/398 May 1941  
401.Ltn. Koitschka, Siegfried2337a8 May 1941  
402.Oblt. Benker, Hans +243613 May 1941  
403.Blaich, Fredinand29I/401 Jun 1941  
404.Blaudow, Ernst-Ulrich +26351941  
405.Oblt. Eckhardt, Hermann +24361941  
406.Ltn. Hinrichs, Otto2736   
407.Kühn, Herbert22X/391 Jun 1941  
408.Ltn. Lehmann, Hans2538   
409.Nölke, Kurt +263511 Jun 1941  
410.Oblt. Auffermann, Hans-Jürgen +2634Jul 1941  
411.Kptlt. Mützelburg, Rolf +28321 Jul 1941  U-10, U-203
412.Beckmann, Hans23X/393 Jul 1941  
413.Oblt. Reche, Reinhart25347 Jul 1941  
414.Kptlt. Thurmann, Karl +312821 Jul 1941  U-553
415.Oblt. Fiedler, Hans +263631 Jul 1941  
416.Cranz, Wilhelm +26X/394 Aug 1941  
417.KrvKpt. Zapp, Richard37266 Aug 1941  U-66
418.Oblt. Achilles, Albrecht +27347 Aug 1941  
419.Dobratz, Kurt372218 Aug 1941  
420.Ltn. Schroeter, Horst von2237b25 Aug 1941  
421.Düppe, Joachim25I/4023 Sep 1941  
422.Ltn. Edelhoff, Ernst233625 Sep 1941  
423.Ltn. Baden, Hans-Heinrich +26386 Oct 1941  
424.Ltn. Böhme, Kurt2437b10 Oct 1941  
425.Ltn. Fenski, Horst-Arno2237b10 Oct 1941  
426.Berends, Fritz +353314 Oct 1941  
427.Boehmer, Wolfgang21XII/3915 Oct 1941  
428.Oblt. Eichmann, Kurt +2437a23 Oct 1941  
429.Oblt. Bürgel, Friedrich25361941  
430.Dübler, Rudolf20XII/39Nov 1941  
431.Oblt. Kusch, Oskar-Heinz +2337a10 Nov 1941  
432.Ltn. Christiansen, Uwe21382 Dec 1941  
433.Oblt. Epp, Dietrich +2437a2 Dec 1941  
434.Böhm, Hermann30X/375 Dec 1941  
435.Ltn. Ebert, Eberhard34IX/395 Dec 1941  
436.Oblt. Lüdden, Siegfried +253618 Dec 1941  
437.Bensel, Rolf Rüdiger184029 Dec 1941  
438.Ahlers, Kurt19XII/391941  
439.Schüler, Wolf-Harald20X/3931 Dec 1941  
440.Ady, Gerhard18401942  
441.Anschütz, Hans-Helmut18V/411942  
442.Oblt. Bender, Werner +25361942  U-152
443.Ltn. Bitter, Otto2337b1942  
444.Kptlt. Borcherdt, Ulrich +32311942  U-8, U-587
445.Bortfeldt, Karl-Hermann20X/391942  
446.Ltn. Brauel, Wilhelm2737b1942  
447.Ltn. Dobberstein, Erich +22381942  
448.Ltn. Drescher, Günther2238   
449.Ltn. Erdmann, Dieter21381942  
450.Ltn. Fischer, Klaus +2238   
451.Fleige, Karl3624   
452.KrvKpt. Hopman, Rolf-Heinrich +3526   U-405
453.Oblt. Janssen, Gustav-Adolf2636   U-151, U-37
454.Oblt. Jebsen, Johann +2535   U-565
455.Oblt. Karpf, Hans +2535   U-10
456.Ltn. Krieg, Johann-Otto2237b1942  
457.Oblt. Lauzemis, Albert +2337a   
458.Ltn. Leu, Wolfgang +2437b   
459.Oblt. Looks, Hartwig2436   
460.KrvKpt. Lott, Werner3426   U-21, U-32, U-35
461.Oblt. Makowski, Kurt +2636   U-78
462.Niemeyer, Heinrich31X/39   
463.Oblt. Nordheimer, Hubert2436   
464.Oblt. Purkhold, Hubertus2535   U-30, U-14
465.Oblt. Queck, Horst-Thilo2635   
466.Kptlt. Reschke, Franz-Georg3329   U-205
467.Oblt. Riekeberg, Wolfgang +2337a   
468.Kptlt. Röther, Josef3427   U-380
469.Sass, Paul-Heinrich +22X/39   
470.Schumann-Hindenberg, Friedrich2832   
471.Tiesler, Raimund2237a   
472.Oblt. Uphoff, Horst +2535   U-84
473.Oblt. Wächter, Karl-Jürg +2536   
474.Zahnow, Günter21X/39   
475.Oblt. Curio, Oskar2337a16 Jan 1942  
476.Kptlt. Berger, Joachim +283430 Jan 1942  U-87
477.Oblt. Eickstedt, Wolfgang26355 Feb 1942  
478.Kptlt. Forstner, Siegfried Freiherr von +313018 Feb 1942  U-59, U-402
479.Ltn. Breckwoldt, Friedrich29IX/393 Mar 1942  
480.Budzyn, Sigmund26V/4128 Mar 1942  
481.Kptlt. Bülow, Otto von30306 Apr 1942  U-3, U-404
482.Ltn. Ferro, Otto +314014 Apr 1942  
483.Oblt. Coester, Christian-Brandt +2237b24 Apr 1942  
484.Ltn. Bitter, Georg von +21X/3929 Apr 1942  
485.Ltn. Stuckmann, Hermann +21X/3915 May 1942  
486.Kptlt. Borm, Carl30331942  U-592
487.Buttjer, Johann30311942  
488.Ltn. Dahlhaus, Eberhard +2138Jun 1942  
489.Ltn. Duppel, Martin22381942  
490.Elsinghorst, Josef25IV/391942  
491.Oblt. Walkerling, Heinz2735   U-91
492.Oblt. Börner, Hans-Joachim +2337b4 Jun 1942  
493.Ltn. Brockmann, Karl +27IV/398 Jun 1942  UC-1
494.Cabolet, Servais34X/3724 Jun 1942  
495.Ahlefeld, Hunold194026 Jun 1942  
496.Ltn. Fiebig, Günther223826 Jun 1942  
497.Ltn. Deiring, Hugo213816 Jul 1942  
498.Kptlt. Baume, Günter La +312922 Jul 1942  U-355
499.Ltn. Bergemann, Wilhelm22X/398 Aug 1942  
500.Oblt. Büchler, Rudolf +26368 Aug 1942  
501.Oblt. Franze, Joachim2437a9 Aug 1942  
502.Kptlt. Witt, Hans-Ludwig322923 Aug 1942  U-161, U-129
503.Oblt. Carlsen, Claus-Peter2237b1942  
504.Ltn. Bartke, Erwin +33409 Sep 1942  
505.Ltn. Ackermann, Wolf21X/3913 Sep 1942  
506.Ltn. Bremen, Hanskurt von243814 Sep 1942  
507.Oblt. Dültgen, Gert +2437b16 Sep 1942  
508.Buhr, Johann de +3034/4023 Sep 1942  
509.Ltn. Fischer, Ernst21X/394 Oct 1942  
510.Ltn. Blischke, Heinz +23387 Oct 1942  
511.Oblt. Ehrich, Heinz +2337b18 Oct 1942  
512.Oblt. Brammer, Herbert +28XI/3720 Oct 1942  
513.Angermann, Walter194029 Oct 1942  
514.Ltn. Eberbach, Heinz-Eugen21X/39Nov 1942  
515.Ltn. Becker, Klaus22X/3918 Nov 1942  
516.Ltn. Arco-Zinneberg, Ulrich-Philipp Graf von und zu24X/3924 Nov 1942  
517.Ltn. Aust, Eduard +22X/391 Dec 1942  
518.Ltn. Baltz, Rudolf223810 Dec 1942  
519.Ltn. Ballert, Rene22XII/3919 Dec 1942  
520.Ltn. Dingler, Gottfried20XII/391942  
521.Becker, Philipp21401943  
522.Oblt. Borger, Wolfgang +29361943  
523.Ltn. Eckel, Kurt21XII/391943  
524.Hess, Hans-Georg1940   
525.Ltn. Peters, Gerhard21XII/39   
526.Ltn. Werner, Herbert A.22XII/391943  
527.Ltn. Willner, Horst2338   U-58
528.Witzendorff, Ernst von2637a   U-121, U-46, U-101, U-650
529.Ltn. Ackermann, Paul22XII/3923 Jan 1943  
530.Ltn. Sieder, Heinz +223829 Jan 1943  
531.Clemens, Johannes +313530 Jan 1943  
532.Ltn. Breinlinger, Siegfried22XII/3919 Feb 1943  
533.Hoß, Hans Julius21   
534.Ltn. Fabricius, Ludwig22XII/39Apr, 1943  
535.Ltn. Feindt, Hans-Arend21XII/399 Apr 1943  
536.Oblt. Bühring, Hans-Jürgen2237b25 Apr 1943  U-360
537.Ltn. Boldt, Walter21XII/399 May 1943  
538.Eberlein, Otto +29I/389 May 1943  
539.Ltn. Conrad, Gerhard +20XII/3923 May 1943  
540.Ltn. Dobinsky, Hans-Jürgen20XII/391 Jun 1943  
541.Ltn. Dobenecker, Günter21401943  
542.Ltn. Czekowski, Martin214019 Jul 1943  
543.Ltn. Faust, Erich +22XII/3927 Jul 1943  
544.Ltn. Dick, Hans-Peter22X/39Aug 1943  
545.Ltn. Arco, Ferdinand Graf von22I/41Sep 1943  
546.Oblt. Luther, Otto2537b   U-135
547.Ltn. Dähne, Wolfgang22XII/3911 Oct 1943  
548.Ltn. Wex, Hans-Dieter23XII/3911 Oct 1943  
549.Ltn. Benthin, Karl-Dietrich22404 Dec 1943  
550.Ltn. Baumgärtel, Friedrich20409 Dec 1943  
551.Ltn. Arendt, Rudolf20401943  
552.Braun, Kurt20V/411944  
553.Ltn. Dierks, Hans-Joachim20401944  
554.FrgKpt. Freiwald, Kurt37251944  U-21, U-7, U-33, U-181
555.Oblt. Barschkis, Hans-Heinrich23XII/399 Jan 1944  
556.Oblt. Bartsch, Hans-Jürgen22XII/3913 Jan 1944  
557.Baumann, Heinz214019 Jan 1944  
558.Ltn. Augustin, Hans-Eckart20V/4112 Apr 1944  
559.Oblt. Bornhaupt, Konrad +2337b27 Apr 1944  U-285
560.Oblt. Duis, Hans Diederich22XII/3923 May 1944  
561.Ltn. Vockel, Jürgen +28X/401944  
562.Oblt. Behnisch, Günter22XII/3922 Jun 1944  
563.Oblt. Besold, Heinrich24X/3929 Oct 1944  

563 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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