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.Singule, Rudolf von +kuk 01 WWI  
2.Mahn, Bruno11   
3.Oblt. (R) Kiesewetter, Wilhelm3700   
4.Oblt. Brümmer-Patzig, Helmut251011 May 1916  
5.Burghagen, Walter2411< Aug 1916  
6.Ltn. Wilamowitz-Möllendorf, Georg von +22IV/12 < Aug 1916  
7.Oblt. Lange, Georg2511< Feb 1918  
8.Oblt. Scheer, Werner24IV/12< Feb 1918  
9.Ltn. Schomburg, Oskar20X/15< Feb 1918  
10.Schäfer, Friedrich24IV/14< Feb 1918  
11.Oblt. Henke, Werner +30336 Jun 1939  
12.Oblt. Breithaupt, Wolfgang +25331939  
13.Bugs, Hans-Helmuth +2237a1939  
14.Kptlt. Daublebsky von Eichhain, Karl3029Sep 1939  U-13
15.Oblt. Driver, Heinrich27331939  
16.Oblt. Heydemann, Günther253317 Sep 1939  
17.Oblt. Seibicke, Günther +283217 Sep 1939  
18.Kptlt. Winter, Werner273018 Sep 1939  U-22
19.Ltn. Collmann, Herwig243520 Sep 1939  
20.Kptlt. Moehle, Karl-Heinz293023 Sep 1939  U-20
21.Oblt. Barten, Wolfgang +303125 Sep 1939  U-52, U-40
22.Oblt. Endrass, Engelbert +283425 Sep 1939  
23.Kptlt. Prien, Günther +313125 Sep 1939  U-47
24.Kptlt. Schultze, Herbert303025 Sep 1939  U-2, U-48
25.Ltn. Suhren, Reinhard233525 Sep 1939  
26.Ltn. Forster, Ludwig +233626 Sep 1939  
27.Ltn. Lassen, Georg243526 Sep 1939  
28.Kptlt. Rollmann, Wilhelm +322626 Sep 1939  U-34
29.Kptlt. Schuhart, Otto302926 Sep 1939  U-8, U-25, U-29
30.Oblt. Lemp, Fritz-Julius +263127 Sep 1939  U-28, U-30
31.Oblt. Kuhnke, Günter273129 Sep 1939  U-28
32.Kptlt. Dresky, Hans-Wilhelm von +312930 Sep 1939  U-4, U-33
33.Kptlt. Behrens, Udo2830Oct 1939  U-16, U-24
34.Kptlt. Buchholz, Heinz +3029Oct 1939  U-24, U-15
35.Kptlt. Büchel, Paul32251 Oct 1939  U-32
36.Euler, Klaus2037b1939  
37.Oblt. Jenisch, Hans2533   
38.Oblt. Schonder, Heinrich +29341 Oct 1939  
39.Oblt. Bartels, Robert +28342 Oct 1939  
40.Kptlt. Frauenheim, Fritz27302 Oct 1939  U-21
41.Kptlt. Merten, Karl-Friedrich34262 Oct 1939  
42.KrvKpt. Poske, Hans-Georg Friedrich34232 Oct 1939  
43.Oblt. Schultze, Heinz-Otto +24342 Oct 1939  
44.Oblt. Maus, August24346 Oct 1939  
45.Oblt. Wohlfarth, Herbert24336 Oct 1939  
46.Kptlt. Liebe, Heinrich31278 Oct 1939  U-2, U-38
47.Oblt. Rostin, Erwin +323310 Oct 1939  
48.Oblt. Esch, Dietrich von der +24341939  
49.Oblt. Grau, Peter-Ottmar243417 Oct 1939  
50.Oblt. Hartmann, Götz von253417 Oct 1939  
51.Oblt. Herbschleb, Karl-Heinz293417 Oct 1939  
52.Oblt. Hinsch, Hans-Peter253417 Oct 1939  
53.Oblt. Kessler, Horst Wilhelm253417 Oct 1939  
54.Oblt. Ketelsen, Wolfgang283417 Oct 1939  
55.Kptlt. Kretschmer, Otto273017 Oct 1939  U-35, U-23
56.Oblt. Manseck, Helmut243417 Oct 1939  
57.Oblt. Matuschka, Freiherr von Toppolczan und Spaetgen, Hartmut Graf von +243417 Oct 1939  
58.Oblt. Pfeffer, Günther253417 Oct 1939  
59.Oblt. Praetorius, Friedrich-Hermann353417 Oct 1939  
60.Kptlt. Jahn, Gunter293118 Oct 1939  
61.Oblt. Schnee, Adalbert253421 Oct 1939  
62.Ltn. Ites, Otto213627 Oct 1939  
63.Oblt. Bopst, Eberhard +2533Nov 1939  
64.Ltn. Döhler, Hans-Heinrich +2137aNov 1939  
65.KrvKpt. Fechner, Otto +3324Nov, 1939  
66.Oblt. Mohr, Eberhard +2435   
67.Barber, Bruno +35226 Nov 1939  
68.Oblt. Bauer, Ernst25338 Nov 1939  
69.KrvKpt. Hartmann, Werner36218 Nov 1939  U-26, U-37
70.Kptlt. Schütze, Viktor332513 Nov 1939  U-19, U-11, U-25
71.Kptlt. Hartenstein, Werner +312816 Nov 1939  
72.Oblt. Möhlmann, Helmut263316 Nov 1939  
73.Kptlt. Hessler, Günter302718 Nov 1939  
74.Kptlt. Piening, Adolf Cornelius293021 Nov 1939  
75.Kptlt. Korth, Claus283222 Nov 1939  U-57
76.Kptlt. Bauer, Max-Hermann +273023 Nov 1939  U-18
77.Ltn. Thomsen, Rolf243625 Nov 1939  
78.Oblt. Heidtmann, Hans253427 Nov 1939  
79.KrvKpt. Brachmann, Hans-Günther352229 Nov 1939  
80.Kptlt. Dommes, Wilhelm323129 Nov 1939  
81.Fahr, Theodor +303029 Nov 1939  
82.Oblt. Mohr, Johann +233429 Nov 1939  
83.Ltn. Auffhammer, Leonhard +2236Dec 1939  
84.Ltn. Barleben, Curt +30351 Dec 1939  
85.Oblt. Degen, Horst26331939  
86.Oblt. Diggins, Kurt2734Dec 1939  
87.Kptlt. Stockhausen, Hans-Gerrit von +3226   U-13
88.KrvKpt. Baumann, Arend36223 Dec 1939  
89.Oblt. Oesten, Jürgen26333 Dec 1939  U-61
90.Kptlt. Kuppisch, Herbert +30335 Dec 1939  U-58
91.Ewerth, Klaus +32256 Dec 1939  U-1, U-35, U-36, U-26
92.Kptlt. Ambrosius, Wilhelm362615 Dec 1939  U-28, U-21, U-43
93.Böttcher, Richard332515 Dec 1939  
94.Oblt. Teichert, Max-Martin +243415 Dec 1939  
95.Brüninghaus, Herbert293117 Dec 1939  
96.KrvKpt. Kals, Ernst342418 Dec 1939  
97.Kptlt. Schewe, Georg303020 Dec 1939  U-60
98.Kptlt. Metzler, Jost303221 Dec 1939  
99.Ltn. Zschech, Peter +213621 Dec 1939  
100.Oblt. Becker, Richard283422 Dec 1939  
101.Oblt. Baur, Götz22351939  
102.Oblt. Feiler, Gerhard30331939  
103.Kptlt. Vogelsang, Ernst +283131 Dec 1939  
104.Oblt. Zurmühlen, Bernhard +30331939  
105.Lehsten, Detlef von37b   
106.Aldegarmann, Wolfgang +23X/391940  
107.Altmeier, Friedrich19381940  
108.Ltn. Baberg, Kurt22361940  
109.Bach, Joachim-Werner2137b1940  
110.Ltn. Bahn, Rolf21361940  
111.Ballert, Sarto +2237b1940  
112.Oblt. Bernardelli, Richard31321940  
113.Ltn. Bode, Thilo21361940  
114.Oblt. Bohmann, Heino +25341940  
115.Boos, Hans-Heinz2619371940  
116.Borchardt, Gustav +2337b1940  
117.Ltn. Braeucker, Friedrich2037a1940  
118.Oblt. Brans, Hans-Joachim +24351940  
119.Breun, Gerhard19IV/401940  
120.Oblt. Brodda, Heinrich +36211940  
121.Ltn. Brosin, Hans-Günther +23361940  
122.Kptlt. Bruns, Heinrich +27311940  
123.Brünig, Matthias19381940  
124.Oblt. Brünning, Herbert24351940  
125.Buhse, Heinz +23X/391940  
126.Ltn. Bungards, Hans +22361940  
127.Christiansen, Helmuth21381940  
128.Ltn. Christophersen, Erwin +24361940  
129.Claussen, August-Wilhelm +2037b1940  
130.Oblt. Creutz, Horst +24351940  
131.Ltn. Dahms, Hermann +23361940  
132.Ltn. Davidson, Heinz von2137a1940  
133.Oblt. Deetz, Friedrich +23351940  
134.Oblt. Dierksen, Reiner +31331940  
135.Oblt. Dieterich, Max Bernd25341940  
136.Dobbert, Max29X/381940  
137.Dohrn, Erwin +19XI/19381940  
138.Oblt. Drewitz, Hans-Joachim +32331940  
139.Ltn. Drews, Ulrich23361940  
140.Kptlt. Dumrese, Adolf +30291940  
141.Ltn. Ebert, Jürgen +2337a1940  
142.Oblt. Eck, Heinz-Wilhelm23341940  
143.Ehrhardt, Walther20381940  
144.Oblt. Ellmenreich, Helmut +26351940  
145.Endler, Siegfried241940  
146.Ernst, Hans-Joachim2137bJan 1940  
147.Oblt. Ey, Hans23351940  
148.Falke, Hans +1939a1940  
149.Oblt. Fiehn, Helmut +23351940  
150.Ltn. Finke, Otto +24361940  
151.Giessler, Hans-Heinrich2831   
152.Hensellek, Ortwin28391940  
153.Herglotz, Helmut2138   
154.Johannsen, Hans29351940  
155.Ltn. Kandler, Hans-Albrecht +2237a   
156.Kandzior, Helmut +2038   
157.Ltn. Klapdor, Heinrich2536   
158.Köhler, Otto3031   
159.Oblt. Liebe, Johannes2633   
160.Lührs, Dierk2038   
161.Niethmann, Otto2038   
162.Pauckstadt, Hans3326   U-18, U-12, U-30, U-34
163.Ltn. Schramm, Joachim +23361940  
164.Oblt. Schrewe, Peter +26341 Jan 1940  
165.Schultz, Karl-Otto +25341 Jan 1940  
166.Schwarzenberg, Hans-Dietrich +1640   
167.Oblt. Schünemann, Horst26341 Jan 1940  
168.Oblt. Siemon, Hilmar +24341 Jan 1940  
169.Oblt. Sporn, Wolfgang27341 Jan 1940  
170.Oblt. Steinhoff, Friedrich +30341 Jan 1940  
171.Oblt. Struckmeier, Rolf23351940  
172.Oblt. Tillessen, Hans-Rutger26341 Jan 1940  
173.Unterhorst, Ernst-Günther2037b   
174.Oblt. Wintermeyer, Max25341 Jan 1940  
175.Wunderlich, Karl +28II/40   
176.Oblt. Zetzsche, Hans-Jürgen24341 Jan 1940  
177.Oblt. Timm, Heinrich293310 Jan 1940  
178.Oblt. Witte, Helmut243412 Jan 1940  
179.Ltn. Eick, Alfred2337a13 Jan 1940  
180.Oblt. Folkers, Ulrich +243415 Jan 1940  
181.Ltn. Bothe, Friedrich +223618 Jan 1940  
182.Albrecht, Karl +32IV/192325 Jan 1940  
183.Oblt. Lüth, Wolfgang +263325 Jan 1940  U-13, U-9
184.Oblt. Mengersen, Ernst273327 Jan 1940  U-18
185.Kptlt. Oehrn, Victor322727 Jan 1940  U-14
186.Oblt. Tiesenhausen, Hans-Diedrich Freiherr von263430 Jan 1940  
187.Ltn. Trojer, Hans-Hartwig +24367 Feb 1940  
188.Kptlt. Cremer, Peter-Erich283211 Feb 1940  
189.Kptlt. Heyse, Ulrich333311 Feb 1940  
190.Pulst, Günther2137b11 Feb 1940  
191.KrvKpt. Rösing, Hans Rudolf342413 Feb 1940  U-11, U-35, U-10
192.Ltn. Franke, Heinz243623 Feb 1940  
193.Ltn. Clausen, Asmus Nicolai +282928 Feb 1940  
194.Ltn. Poel, Gustav223628 Feb 1940  
195.Dietrich, Willi +302823 Mar 1940  
196.Oblt. Guggenberger, Friedrich253423 Mar 1940  
197.Andersen, Klaus2137bApr 1940  
198.Ltn. Bertelsmann, Hans-Joachim +2336Apr 1940  
199.Ltn. Bokelberg, Max2037aApr 1940  
200.Oblt. Borchers, Rolf2633Apr 1940  
201.Oblt. Brandi, Albrecht2535Apr 1940  
202.KrvKpt. Engelmann, Kurt-Eduard +3723Apr 1940  
203.Oblt. Freyberg-Eisenberg-Allmendingen, Walter Freiherr von +2435April, 1940  
204.Oblt. Franken, Wilhelm +253514 Apr 1940  
205.Ltn. Marbach, Karl-Heinz2237a14 Apr 1940  
206.Ltn. Brüller, Ernst-Ulrich223615 Apr 1940  
207.Mangold, Ernst223516 Apr 1940  
208.Raabe, Ernst +332616 Apr 1940  
209.Kptlt. Rosenbaum, Helmut +263216 Apr 1940  U-2
210.Kptlt. Schacht, Harro +322619 Apr 1940  
211.Ltn. Becker, Klaus-Helmuth +223620 Apr 1940  
212.Ltn. Borchert, Dietrich3133/3420 Apr 1940  
213.Kptlt. Lehmann-Willenbrock, Heinrich283120 Apr 1940  U-8, U-5
214.Zorn, Rudolf +2237b20 Apr 1940  
215.Bosüner, Harald2622 Apr 1940  
216.Eisele, Wilhelm332722 Apr 1940  
217.Ltn. Abel, Dr. Ulrich +28X/3923 Apr 1940  
218.Bork, Helmut29VIII/3924 Apr 1940  
219.KrvKpt. Czygan, Werner +352524 Apr 1940  
220.Ltn. Eckelmann, Heinz +2337a24 Apr 1940  
221.Oblt. Markworth, Friedrich253424 Apr 1940  
222.Oblt. Würdemann, Erich +263324 Apr 1940  
223.Kptlt. Strelow, Siegfried +293125 Apr 1940  
224.Ltn. Hellriegel, Hans-Jürgen +223626 Apr 1940  
225.Mattke, Willy +312828 Apr 1940  
226.Oblt. Mehl, Waldemar253330 Apr 1940  
227.Albrecht, Fritz1937b1 May 1940  
228.Ltn. Brasack, Paul2337aMay 1940  
229.Kptlt. Cohausz, Hans3226May 1940  U-15, U-30, UA
230.Ltn. Bauer, Hermann +22369 May 1940  
231.Blauert, Hans-Jörg +22XII/3915 May 1940  
232.Ltn. Hagenau, Karl-Heinz2037b15 May 1940  
233.Ltn. Schaar, Gerd2137b15 May 1940  
234.Kptlt. Hechler, Ernst322923 May 1940  
235.Oblt. Clausen, Heinz-Ehlert303326 May 1940  
236.Bade, Hans-Botho +30X/3928 May 1940  
237.Kptlt. Gysae, Robert293131 May 1940  
238.Oblt. Kelbling, Gerd243431 May 1940  
239.Ltn. Dauter, Helmut2037b1940  
240.Emde, Bernhard2237a1940  
241.Ltn. Lange, Hans-Günther2337a7 Jun 1940  
242.Ltn. Basse, Georg-Wilhelm +22361940  
243.Oblt. Schneider, Herbert +243411 Jun 1940  
244.Kptlt. Beduhn, Heinz +322630 Jun 1940  U-10, U-16, U-18, U-23, U-25
245.Engel, Herbert28VII/393 Jul 1940  
246.Ltn. Claussen, Emil +2237a5 Jul 1940  
247.Oblt. Kraus, Hans-Werner25348 Jul 1940  
248.Ltn. Elfe, Horst233622 Jul 1940  
249.Oblt. Bargsten, Klaus283623 Jul 1940  
250.Berkemann, Paul273323 Jul 1940  
251.Kptlt. Bleichrodt, Heinrich303325 Jul 1940  
252.Baum, Heinz274029 Jul 1940  
253.Oblt. Staats, Georg +243528 Aug 1940  
254.Oblt. Fehler, Johann-Heinrich293630 Aug 1940  
255.Oblt. Bielfeld, Heinz +24341940  
256.Boddenberg, Karl263310 Sep 1940  
257.Hohmann, Otto303712 Sep 1940  
258.Zapf, Werner +253615 Sep 1940  
259.Oblt. Hardegen, Reinhard273318 Sep 1940  
260.Kptlt. Schulz, Georg-Wilhelm343225 Sep 1940  U-10, U-64, U-124
261.Brüllau, Heinz-Ehler22XII/399 Oct 1940  
262.Oblt. Deecke, Joachim +283322 Oct 1940  U-9
263.Oblt. Cordes, Ernst +2724 Oct 1940  
264.Oblt. Schroeteler, Heinrich-Andreas243624 Oct 1940  
265.Oblt. Gelhaus, Harald253531 Oct 1940  
266.Ltn. Münster, Helmut2437b5 Nov 1940  
267.Oblt. Rosenstiel, Jürgen von +2733   
268.Barsch, Franz +283010 Nov 1940  
269.Ltn. Bach, Helmut33IX/3924 Nov 1940  
270.Kptlt. Bigalk, Gerhard +323330 Nov 1940  U-14
271.Rasch, Karl-Heinz +26X/381 Dec 1940  
272.Kaeding, Walter253511 Dec 1940  
273.Oblt. Bernbeck, Hinrich-Oscar263420 Dec 1940  
274.Oblt. Atzinger, Siegfried24361941  
275.Oblt. Bahr, Rudolf +24351941  
276.Balduhn, Ernst-Ludwig21381941  
277.Baldus, Hugo19X/391941  
278.Ltn. Balke, Diethelm2137b1941  
279.Oblt. Beck, Dieter25341941  
280.Beckmann, Heinz +27X/391941  
281.Ltn. Bentzien, Heinz +2337b1941  
282.Bischoff, Gustav +24X/391941  
283.Brand, Wilhelm25X/391941  
284.Brückner, Werner251941  
285.Ltn. Brünner, Joachim +2137b1941  
286.Buscher, Hans22381941  
287.Ltn. Damerow, Wolf-Dietrich +2137b1941  
288.Oblt. Dangschat, Günther +25351941  
289.Oblt. Dieterichs, Horst +28341941  
290.Oblt. Engel, Hans-Adolf25361941  
291.Oblt. Fraatz, Georg-Werner +2335   
292.Gode, Heinrich18XII/39   
293.Grafen, Karl2535   
294.Ltn. Harpe, Richard von +2337b   
295.Oblt. Hartmann, Otto +2336   
296.Hasenschar, Heinrich +2436   
297.Heilmann, Udo2733   U-24, U-97
298.Ltn. Henning, Fritz2337a   
299.Hepp, Horst +2336   
300.Herrle, Friedrich-Georg +30XII/39   
301.Oblt. Herwartz, Oskar2635   
302.Hilbig, Kurt2138   
303.Hinz, Rudolf20X/39   
304.Kptlt. Horrer, Hans-Joachim +3233   
305.Oblt. Höltring, Horst +2733   U-149
306.Junker, Ottoheinrich3524   U-33
307.Oblt. Just, Paul2536   
308.Koch, Heinz +26IV/39   
309.Ltn. Kruschka, Max2137b   
310.Oblt. Lamby, Hermann2736   
311.Lange, Karl-Heinz +2237a   
312.Lange, Kurt3722   
313.Ltn. Lauterbach-Emden, Hans-Jürgen2137a   
314.Leinemann, Hannes3228   
315.Lottner, Ernst20X/39   
316.Mahrholz, Hans-Gert2238   
317.Oblt. Manke, Rolf +2535   
318.Mannesmann, Gert +3033   
319.Oblt. Massmann, Hanns-Ferdinand2336   U-137
320.Melzer, Volker22X/39   
321.Meyer, Gerhard +2535   
322.Meyer, Rudolf +2038   
323.Ltn. Mohs, Hans-Dieter2137b   
324.Morstein, Hans-Joachim von3128   
325.Oblt. Neide, Kurt2436   
326.Ltn. Nonn, Victor-Wilhelm2337a   
327.Oblt. Oelrich, Adolf2435   
328.Offermann, Hans-Werner +19X/39   
329.Ltn. Ohling, Klaus2237a   
330.Oblt. Opitz, Herbert +2534   U-5
331.Ltn. Otto, Paul-Friedrich2337a   
332.Oblt. Petersen, Klaus2336   
333.Oblt. Petersen, Kurt2436   
334.Petersen, Theodor26   
335.Oblt. Pietsch, Ulrich +2536   
336.Radermacher, Alfred27VII/33   
337.Kptlt. Rathke, Hellmut3030   
338.Oblt. Reeder, Günther2535   U-7
339.Riecken, Werner +28   
340.Ltn. Roithberg, Hardo Rodler von +2237a   
341.Kptlt. Salman, Otto3232   U-7, U-52
342.Schaeffer, Heinz19XII/39   
343.Schlott, Heinrich1840   
344.Oblt. Schneewind, Fritz +2336   
345.Schneidewind, Karl-Hermann3327   
346.Schnoor, Ebe +45XII/15   
347.Schreiber, Gerd2831   U-3, U-95
348.Schrobach, Kurt2635   
349.Schubart, Albrecht2636   
350.Seeger, Joachim28X/39   
351.Ltn. Seehausen, Gerhard +2337a   
352.Oblt. Siegmann, Paul2735   
353.Sitek, Walter28VIII/39   
354.Oblt. Soden-Fraunhofen, Ulrich Graf von +2736   
355.Oblt. Sommer, Helmut2635   
356.Spahr, Wilhelm3621   
357.Ltn. Sthamer, Hans-Jürgen +2137b   
358.Ltn. Stock, Rupprecht2437a   
359.Stoeffler, Otto30XI/39   
360.Säck, Franz3128   
361.Oblt. Thäter, Gerhard2436   
362.Oblt. Trotha, Claus von +2636   
363.Oblt. Wahlen, Rolf-Birger2536   
364.Oblt. Weber, Karl-Otto2636   
365.Wedemeyer, Heimar34   
366.Oblt. Witte, Werner +2635   
367.Zander, Hermann3029   
368.KrvKpt. Brandenburg, Karl +342415 Feb 1941  
369.Ltn. Rosenberg-Gruszcynski, Hans-Achim von +2337a18 Feb 1941  
370.Oblt. Schlippenbach, Egon Reiner Freiherr von263425 Feb 1941  
371.Ltn. Dunkelberg, Hans2237b1941  
372.Oblt. Müller-Stöckheim, Günther +27341 Mar 1941  
373.Oblt. Fischel, Unno von +25348 Mar 1941  
374.Ltn. Fenn, Heinz-Konrad2237a13 Mar 1941  
375.Block, Helmut +253818 Mar 1941  
376.KrvKpt. Eckermann, Hans352519 Mar 1941  U-20, UA
377.Oblt. Emmermann, Carl263419 Mar 1941  
378.Oblt. Blum, Otto-Ulrich24361 Apr 1941  
379.Oblt. Carlewitz, Dietrich von +24361 Apr 1941  
380.Hornbostel, Klaus24341 Apr 1941  
381.Falke, Hans20X/3911 Apr 1941  
382.Kptlt. Kentrat, Eitel-Friedrich342813 Apr 1941  U-8, U-74
383.Ltn. Frerks, Paul32XI/3914 Apr 1941  
384.Ltn. Zwarg, Heinz2337a14 Apr 1941  
385.Dankleff, Walter +343520 Apr 1941  
386.Ltn. Deckert, Horst2237a24 Apr 1941  
387.Bormkessel, Dieter20XII/392 May 1941  
388.Callsen, Peter29XI/398 May 1941  
389.Ltn. Koitschka, Siegfried2337a8 May 1941  
390.Oblt. Benker, Hans +243613 May 1941  
391.Blaich, Fredinand29I/401 Jun 1941  
392.Blaudow, Ernst-Ulrich +26351941  
393.Oblt. Eckhardt, Hermann +24361941  
394.Ltn. Hinrichs, Otto2736   
395.Kühn, Herbert22X/391 Jun 1941  
396.Ltn. Lehmann, Hans2538   
397.Nölke, Kurt +263511 Jun 1941  
398.Oblt. Auffermann, Hans-Jürgen +2634Jul 1941  
399.Kptlt. Mützelburg, Rolf +28321 Jul 1941  U-10, U-203
400.Beckmann, Hans23X/393 Jul 1941  
401.Oblt. Reche, Reinhart25347 Jul 1941  
402.Kptlt. Thurmann, Karl +312821 Jul 1941  U-553
403.Oblt. Fiedler, Hans +263631 Jul 1941  
404.Cranz, Wilhelm +26X/394 Aug 1941  
405.KrvKpt. Zapp, Richard37266 Aug 1941  U-66
406.Oblt. Achilles, Albrecht +27347 Aug 1941  
407.Dobratz, Kurt372218 Aug 1941  
408.Ltn. Schroeter, Horst von2237b25 Aug 1941  
409.Düppe, Joachim25I/4023 Sep 1941  
410.Ltn. Edelhoff, Ernst233625 Sep 1941  
411.Ltn. Baden, Hans-Heinrich +26386 Oct 1941  
412.Ltn. Böhme, Kurt2437b10 Oct 1941  
413.Ltn. Fenski, Horst-Arno2237b10 Oct 1941  
414.Berends, Fritz +353314 Oct 1941  
415.Boehmer, Wolfgang21XII/3915 Oct 1941  
416.Oblt. Eichmann, Kurt +2437a23 Oct 1941  
417.Oblt. Bürgel, Friedrich25361941  
418.Dübler, Rudolf20XII/39Nov 1941  
419.Oblt. Kusch, Oskar-Heinz +2337a10 Nov 1941  
420.Ltn. Christiansen, Uwe21382 Dec 1941  
421.Oblt. Epp, Dietrich +2437a2 Dec 1941  
422.Böhm, Hermann30X/375 Dec 1941  
423.Ltn. Ebert, Eberhard34IX/395 Dec 1941  
424.Oblt. Lüdden, Siegfried +253618 Dec 1941  
425.Bensel, Rolf Rüdiger184029 Dec 1941  
426.Ahlers, Kurt19XII/391941  
427.Schüler, Wolf-Harald20X/3931 Dec 1941  
428.Ady, Gerhard18401942  
429.Anschütz, Hans-Helmut18V/411942  
430.Oblt. Bender, Werner +25361942  U-152
431.Ltn. Bitter, Otto2337b1942  
432.Kptlt. Borcherdt, Ulrich +32311942  U-8, U-587
433.Bortfeldt, Karl-Hermann20X/391942  
434.Ltn. Brauel, Wilhelm2737b1942  
435.Ltn. Dobberstein, Erich +22381942  
436.Ltn. Drescher, Günther2238   
437.Ltn. Erdmann, Dieter21381942  
438.KrvKpt. Hopman, Rolf-Heinrich +3526   U-405
439.Oblt. Janssen, Gustav-Adolf2636   U-151, U-37
440.Oblt. Jebsen, Johann +2535   U-565
441.Oblt. Karpf, Hans +2535   U-10
442.Ltn. Krieg, Johann-Otto2237b1942  
443.Oblt. Lauzemis, Albert +2337a   
444.Ltn. Leu, Wolfgang +2437b   
445.Oblt. Looks, Hartwig2436   
446.KrvKpt. Lott, Werner3426   U-21, U-32, U-35
447.Oblt. Makowski, Kurt +2636   U-78
448.Niemeyer, Heinrich31X/39   
449.Oblt. Nordheimer, Hubert2436   
450.Oblt. Purkhold, Hubertus2535   U-30, U-14
451.Oblt. Queck, Horst-Thilo2635   
452.Kptlt. Reschke, Franz-Georg3329   U-205
453.Oblt. Riekeberg, Wolfgang +2337a   
454.Kptlt. Röther, Josef3427   U-380
455.Schumann-Hindenberg, Friedrich2832   
456.Tiesler, Raimund2237a   
457.Oblt. Uphoff, Horst +2535   U-84
458.Oblt. Wächter, Karl-Jürg +2536   
459.Oblt. Curio, Oskar2337a16 Jan 1942  
460.Kptlt. Berger, Joachim +283430 Jan 1942  U-87
461.Oblt. Eickstedt, Wolfgang26355 Feb 1942  
462.Kptlt. Forstner, Siegfried Freiherr von +313018 Feb 1942  U-59, U-402
463.Ltn. Breckwoldt, Friedrich29IX/393 Mar 1942  
464.Budzyn, Sigmund26V/4128 Mar 1942  
465.Kptlt. Bülow, Otto von30306 Apr 1942  U-3, U-404
466.Ltn. Ferro, Otto +314014 Apr 1942  
467.Oblt. Coester, Christian-Brandt +2237b24 Apr 1942  
468.Ltn. Bitter, Georg von +21X/3929 Apr 1942  
469.Ltn. Stuckmann, Hermann +21X/3915 May 1942  
470.Kptlt. Borm, Carl30331942  U-592
471.Buttjer, Johann30311942  
472.Ltn. Dahlhaus, Eberhard +2138Jun 1942  
473.Ltn. Duppel, Martin22381942  
474.Elsinghorst, Josef25IV/391942  
475.Oblt. Walkerling, Heinz2735   U-91
476.Oblt. Börner, Hans-Joachim +2337b4 Jun 1942  
477.Ltn. Brockmann, Karl +27IV/398 Jun 1942  UC-1
478.Cabolet, Servais34X/3724 Jun 1942  
479.Ahlefeld, Hunold194026 Jun 1942  
480.Ltn. Fiebig, Günther223826 Jun 1942  
481.Ltn. Deiring, Hugo213816 Jul 1942  
482.Kptlt. Baume, Günter La +312922 Jul 1942  U-355
483.Ltn. Bergemann, Wilhelm22X/398 Aug 1942  
484.Oblt. Büchler, Rudolf +26368 Aug 1942  
485.Oblt. Franze, Joachim2437a9 Aug 1942  
486.Kptlt. Witt, Hans-Ludwig322923 Aug 1942  U-161, U-129
487.Oblt. Carlsen, Claus-Peter2237b1942  
488.Ltn. Bartke, Erwin +33409 Sep 1942  
489.Ltn. Ackermann, Wolf21X/3913 Sep 1942  
490.Ltn. Bremen, Hanskurt von243814 Sep 1942  
491.Oblt. Dültgen, Gert +2437b16 Sep 1942  
492.Buhr, Johann de +3034/4023 Sep 1942  
493.Ltn. Fischer, Ernst21X/394 Oct 1942  
494.Ltn. Blischke, Heinz +23387 Oct 1942  
495.Oblt. Ehrich, Heinz +2337b18 Oct 1942  
496.Oblt. Brammer, Herbert +28XI/3720 Oct 1942  
497.Angermann, Walter194029 Oct 1942  
498.Ltn. Eberbach, Heinz-Eugen21X/39Nov 1942  
499.Ltn. Becker, Klaus22X/3918 Nov 1942  
500.Ltn. Arco-Zinneberg, Ulrich-Philipp Graf von und zu24X/3924 Nov 1942  
501.Ltn. Aust, Eduard +22X/391 Dec 1942  
502.Ltn. Baltz, Rudolf223810 Dec 1942  
503.Ltn. Ballert, Rene22XII/3919 Dec 1942  
504.Ltn. Dingler, Gottfried20XII/391942  
505.Becker, Philipp21401943  
506.Oblt. Borger, Wolfgang +29361943  
507.Ltn. Eckel, Kurt21XII/391943  
508.Hess, Hans-Georg1940   
509.Ltn. Peters, Gerhard21XII/39   
510.Ltn. Werner, Herbert A.22XII/391943  
511.Ltn. Willner, Horst2338   U-58
512.Witzendorff, Ernst von2637a   U-121, U-46, U-101, U-650
513.Ltn. Ackermann, Paul22XII/3923 Jan 1943  
514.Ltn. Sieder, Heinz +223829 Jan 1943  
515.Clemens, Johannes +313530 Jan 1943  
516.Ltn. Breinlinger, Siegfried22XII/3919 Feb 1943  
517.Hoß, Hans Julius21   
518.Ltn. Fabricius, Ludwig22XII/39Apr, 1943  
519.Ltn. Feindt, Hans-Arend21XII/399 Apr 1943  
520.Oblt. Bühring, Hans-Jürgen2237b25 Apr 1943  U-360
521.Ltn. Boldt, Walter21XII/399 May 1943  
522.Eberlein, Otto +29I/389 May 1943  
523.Ltn. Conrad, Gerhard +20XII/3923 May 1943  
524.Ltn. Dobinsky, Hans-Jürgen20XII/391 Jun 1943  
525.Ltn. Dobenecker, Günter21401943  
526.Ltn. Czekowski, Martin214019 Jul 1943  
527.Ltn. Faust, Erich +22XII/3927 Jul 1943  
528.Ltn. Dick, Hans-Peter22X/39Aug 1943  
529.Ltn. Arco, Ferdinand Graf von22I/41Sep 1943  
530.Ltn. Dähne, Wolfgang22XII/3911 Oct 1943  
531.Ltn. Wex, Hans-Dieter23XII/3911 Oct 1943  
532.Ltn. Benthin, Karl-Dietrich22404 Dec 1943  
533.Ltn. Baumgärtel, Friedrich20409 Dec 1943  
534.Ltn. Arendt, Rudolf20401943  
535.Braun, Kurt20V/411944  
536.Ltn. Dierks, Hans-Joachim20401944  
537.FrgKpt. Freiwald, Kurt37251944  U-21, U-7, U-33, U-181
538.Oblt. Barschkis, Hans-Heinrich23XII/399 Jan 1944  
539.Oblt. Bartsch, Hans-Jürgen22XII/3913 Jan 1944  
540.Baumann, Heinz214019 Jan 1944  
541.Ltn. Augustin, Hans-Eckart20V/4112 Apr 1944  
542.Oblt. Bornhaupt, Konrad +2337b27 Apr 1944  U-285
543.Oblt. Duis, Hans Diederich22XII/3923 May 1944  
544.Ltn. Vockel, Jürgen +28X/401944  
545.Oblt. Behnisch, Günter22XII/3922 Jun 1944  
546.Oblt. Besold, Heinrich24X/3929 Oct 1944  

546 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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