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

566 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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