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.Neitzel, Karl1623WWI  
11.Oblt. Lange, Georg254/11< Feb 1918  
12.Oblt. Scheer, Werner Emil Hermann244/12< Feb 1918  
13.Ltn. Schomburg, Oskar2010/15< Feb 1918  
14.Schäfer, Friedrich24IV/14< Feb 1918  
15.Godt, Eberhard Friedrich Clemens17VII/181918  
16.Ltn. Friedeburg, Hans-Georg von +22IV/14World War I  
17.Oblt. Henke, Werner +30336 Jun 1939  
18.Oblt. Breithaupt, Wolfgang +25331939  
19.Bugs, Hans-Helmuth +2237a1939  
20.Kptlt. Daublebsky von Eichhain, Karl3029Sep 1939  U-13
21.Oblt. Driver, Heinrich27331939  
22.Oblt. Heydemann, Günther253317 Sep 1939  
23.Oblt. Seibicke, Günther +283217 Sep 1939  
24.Kptlt. Winter, Werner273018 Sep 1939  U-22
25.Ltn. Collmann, Herwig243520 Sep 1939  
26.Kptlt. Moehle, Karl-Heinz293023 Sep 1939  U-20
27.Oblt. Barten, Wolfgang +303125 Sep 1939  U-52, U-40
28.Oblt. Endrass, Engelbert +283425 Sep 1939  
29.Kptlt. Prien, Günther +313125 Sep 1939  U-47
30.Kptlt. Schultze, Herbert303025 Sep 1939  U-2, U-48
31.Ltn. Suhren, Reinhard233525 Sep 1939  
32.Ltn. Forster, Ludwig +233626 Sep 1939  
33.Ltn. Lassen, Georg243526 Sep 1939  
34.Kptlt. Rollmann, Wilhelm +322626 Sep 1939  U-34
35.Kptlt. Schuhart, Otto302926 Sep 1939  U-8, U-25, U-29
36.Ltn. Hamm, Horst +2335   
37.Oblt. Lemp, Fritz-Julius +263127 Sep 1939  U-28, U-30
38.Oblt. Kuhnke, Günter273129 Sep 1939  U-28
39.Kptlt. Dresky, Hans-Wilhelm von +312930 Sep 1939  U-4, U-33
40.Kptlt. Behrens, Udo2830Oct 1939  U-16, U-24
41.Kptlt. Buchholz, Heinz +3029Oct 1939  U-24, U-15
42.Kptlt. Büchel, Paul32251 Oct 1939  U-32
43.Euler, Klaus2037b1939  
44.Oblt. Jenisch, Hans2533   
45.Oblt. Schonder, Heinrich +29341 Oct 1939  
46.Oblt. Bartels, Robert +28342 Oct 1939  
47.Kptlt. Frauenheim, Fritz27302 Oct 1939  U-21
48.Kptlt. Merten, Karl-Friedrich34262 Oct 1939  
49.KrvKpt. Poske, Hans-Georg Friedrich34232 Oct 1939  
50.Oblt. Schultze, Heinz-Otto +24342 Oct 1939  
51.Oblt. Maus, August24346 Oct 1939  
52.Oblt. Wohlfarth, Herbert24336 Oct 1939  
53.Kptlt. Liebe, Heinrich31278 Oct 1939  U-2, U-38
54.Oblt. Rostin, Erwin +323210 Oct 1939  
55.Oblt. Esch, Dietrich von der +24341939  
56.Oblt. Grau, Peter-Ottmar243417 Oct 1939  
57.Oblt. Hartmann, Götz von253417 Oct 1939  
58.Oblt. Herbschleb, Karl-Heinz293417 Oct 1939  
59.Oblt. Hinsch, Hans-Peter253417 Oct 1939  
60.Oblt. Kessler, Horst Wilhelm253417 Oct 1939  
61.Oblt. Ketelsen, Wolfgang283417 Oct 1939  
62.Kptlt. Kretschmer, Otto273017 Oct 1939  U-35, U-23
63.Oblt. Manseck, Helmut243417 Oct 1939  
64.Oblt. Matuschka, Freiherr von Toppolczan und Spaetgen, Hartmut Graf von +243417 Oct 1939  
65.Oblt. Pfeffer, Günther253417 Oct 1939  
66.Oblt. Praetorius, Friedrich-Hermann353417 Oct 1939  
67.Kptlt. Jahn, Gunter293118 Oct 1939  
68.Oblt. Schnee, Adalbert253421 Oct 1939  
69.Ltn. Ites, Otto213627 Oct 1939  
70.Oblt. Bopst, Eberhard +2533Nov 1939  
71.Ltn. Döhler, Hans-Heinrich +2137aNov 1939  
72.KrvKpt. Fechner, Otto +3324Nov, 1939  
73.Oblt. Mohr, Eberhard +2435   
74.Barber, Bruno +356 Nov 1939  
75.Oblt. Bauer, Ernst25338 Nov 1939  
76.KrvKpt. Hartmann, Werner36218 Nov 1939  U-26, U-37
77.Kptlt. Schütze, Viktor332513 Nov 1939  U-19, U-11, U-25
78.Kptlt. Hartenstein, Werner +312816 Nov 1939  
79.Oblt. Möhlmann, Helmut263316 Nov 1939  
80.Kptlt. Hessler, Günter302718 Nov 1939  
81.Kptlt. Piening, Adolf Cornelius293021 Nov 1939  
82.Kptlt. Korth, Claus283222 Nov 1939  U-57
83.Kptlt. Bauer, Max-Hermann +273023 Nov 1939  U-18
84.Ltn. Thomsen, Rolf243625 Nov 1939  
85.Oblt. Heidtmann, Hans253427 Nov 1939  
86.KrvKpt. Brachmann, Hans-Günther352229 Nov 1939  
87.Kptlt. Dommes, Wilhelm323129 Nov 1939  
88.Oblt. Fahr, Theodor +303029 Nov 1939  
89.Oblt. Mohr, Johann +233429 Nov 1939  
90.Ltn. Auffhammer, Leonhard +2236Dec 1939  
91.Ltn. Barleben, Curt +301 Dec 1939  
92.Oblt. Degen, Horst26331939  
93.Oblt. Diggins, Kurt2734Dec 1939  
94.Kptlt. Stockhausen, Hans-Gerrit von +3226   U-13
95.KrvKpt. Baumann, Arend36223 Dec 1939  
96.Oblt. Oesten, Jürgen26333 Dec 1939  U-61
97.Kptlt. Kuppisch, Herbert +30325 Dec 1939  U-58
98.Lange, Kurt36   
99.KrvKpt. Ewerth, Klaus +32256 Dec 1939  U-1, U-35, U-36, U-26
100.Oblt. Jürst, Harald +2632   U-59
101.Kptlt. Ambrosius, Wilhelm362615 Dec 1939  U-28, U-21, U-43
102.Böttcher, Richard3315 Dec 1939  
103.Oblt. Teichert, Max-Martin +243415 Dec 1939  
104.Brüninghaus, Herbert2917 Dec 1939  
105.KrvKpt. Kals, Ernst342418 Dec 1939  
106.Kptlt. Schewe, Georg303220 Dec 1939  U-60
107.Kptlt. Metzler, Jost303221 Dec 1939  
108.Ltn. Zschech, Peter +213621 Dec 1939  
109.Oblt. Becker, Richard283422 Dec 1939  
110.Oblt. Baur, Götz22351939  
111.Oblt. Feiler, Gerhard30331939  
112.Kptlt. Vogelsang, Ernst +283131 Dec 1939  
113.Oblt. Zurmühlen, Bernhard +30331939  
114.Lehsten, Detlef von37b   
115.Aldegarmann, Wolfgang +23X/391940  
116.Altmeier, Friedrich19381940  
117.Ltn. Baberg, Kurt22361940  
118.Bach, Joachim-Werner2137b1940  
119.Ltn. Bahn, Rolf21361940  
120.Ballert, Sarto +2237b1940  
121.Oblt. Bernardelli, Richard31331940  
122.Ltn. Bode, Thilo21361940  
123.Oblt. Bohmann, Heino +25341940  
124.Boos, Hans-Heinz26371940  
125.Borchardt, Gustav +2337b1940  
126.Ltn. Braeucker, Friedrich2037a1940  
127.Oblt. Brans, Hans-Joachim +24351940  
128.Breun, Gerhard19IV/401940  
129.Oblt. Brodda, Heinrich +36331940  
130.Ltn. Brosin, Hans-Günther +23361940  
131.Kptlt. Bruns, Heinrich +27311940  
132.Brünig, Matthias19381940  
133.Oblt. Brünning, Herbert24351940  
134.Buhse, Heinz +23X/391940  
135.Ltn. Bungards, Hans +22361940  
136.Christiansen, Helmuth21381940  
137.Ltn. Christophersen, Erwin +24361940  
138.Claussen, August-Wilhelm +2037b1940  
139.Oblt. Creutz, Horst +24351940  
140.Ltn. Dahms, Hermann +23361940  
141.Ltn. Davidson, Heinz von2137a1940  
142.Oblt. Deetz, Friedrich +23351940  
143.Kptlt. Dierksen, Reiner +31331940  
144.Oblt. Dieterich, Max Bernd25341940  
145.Dobbert, Max29X/381940  
146.Dohrn, Erwin +19XI/19381940  
147.Oblt. Drewitz, Hans-Joachim +32321940  
148.Ltn. Drews, Ulrich23361940  
149.Kptlt. Dumrese, Adolf +30291940  
150.Ltn. Ebert, Jürgen +2337a1940  
151.Oblt. Eck, Heinz-Wilhelm23341940  
152.Ehrhardt, Walther20381940  
153.Oblt. Ellmenreich, Helmut +26351940  
154.Endler, Siegfried241940  
155.Ernst, Hans-Joachim2137bJan 1940  
156.Oblt. Ey, Hans23351940  
157.Falke, Hans +191940  
158.Oblt. Fiehn, Helmut +23351940  
159.Ltn. Finke, Otto +24361940  
160.Kptlt. Giessler, Hans-Heinrich2831   
161.Hensellek, Ortwin28391940  
162.Herglotz, Helmut2138   
163.Johannsen, Hans291940  
164.Ltn. Kandler, Hans-Albrecht +2237a   
165.Kandzior, Helmut +2038   
166.Ltn. Klapdor, Heinrich2536   
167.Oblt. Krech, Günther2533   
168.Kptlt. Köhler, Otto3031   
169.Oblt. Liebe, Johannes2633   
170.Lührs, Dierk2038   
171.Niethmann, Otto2038   
172.Kptlt. Pauckstadt, Hans3326   U-18, U-12, U-30, U-34
173.Oblt. Pich, Helmuth2534   
174.Kptlt. Scheringer, Heinz3227   U-10, U-13
175.Ltn. Schramm, Joachim +23361940  
176.Oblt. Schrewe, Peter +26341 Jan 1940  
177.Oblt. Schulte, Max-Martin2433   U-9
178.Oblt. Schultz, Karl-Otto +25341 Jan 1940  
179.Schwarzenberg, Hans-Dietrich +1640   
180.Oblt. Schünemann, Horst26341 Jan 1940  
181.Oblt. Siemon, Hilmar +24341 Jan 1940  
182.Oblt. Sporn, Wolfgang27341 Jan 1940  
183.Stahl, Peter-Arthur +2638   
184.Oblt. Steinhoff, Friedrich +30341 Jan 1940  
185.Oblt. Struckmeier, Rolf23351940  
186.Oblt. Tillessen, Hans-Rutger26341 Jan 1940  
187.Oblt. Tinschert, Otto2435   
188.Unterhorst, Ernst-Günther2037b   
189.Oblt. Varendorff, Amelung von +2635   
190.Oblt. Wintermeyer, Max25341 Jan 1940  
191.Wunderlich, Karl +28II/40   
192.Oblt. Zetzsche, Hans-Jürgen24341 Jan 1940  
193.Oblt. Timm, Heinrich293210 Jan 1940  
194.Oblt. Witte, Helmut Friedrich243412 Jan 1940  
195.Ltn. Eick, Alfred2337a13 Jan 1940  
196.Oblt. Folkers, Ulrich +243415 Jan 1940  
197.Ltn. Bothe, Friedrich +223618 Jan 1940  
198.Albrecht, Karl +32IV/192325 Jan 1940  
199.Oblt. Lüth, Wolfgang +263325 Jan 1940  U-13, U-9
200.Oblt. Mengersen, Ernst273327 Jan 1940  U-18
201.Kptlt. Oehrn, Victor322727 Jan 1940  U-14
202.Oblt. Tiesenhausen, Hans-Diedrich Freiherr von263430 Jan 1940  
203.Ltn. Trojer, Hans-Hartwig +24367 Feb 1940  
204.Kptlt. Cremer, Peter-Erich283211 Feb 1940  
205.Kptlt. Heyse, Ulrich333211 Feb 1940  
206.Pulst, Günther2137b11 Feb 1940  
207.KrvKpt. Rösing, Hans Rudolf342413 Feb 1940  U-11, U-35, U-10
208.Ltn. Franke, Rudolf Heinz243623 Feb 1940  
209.Oblt. Clausen, Asmus Nicolai +283428 Feb 1940  
210.Ltn. Poel, Gustav223628 Feb 1940  
211.Dietrich, Willi +3023 Mar 1940  
212.Oblt. Guggenberger, Friedrich253423 Mar 1940  
213.Andersen, Klaus2137bApr 1940  
214.Ltn. Bertelsmann, Hans-Joachim +2336Apr 1940  
215.Ltn. Bokelberg, Max2037aApr 1940  
216.Oblt. Borchers, Rolf2633Apr 1940  
217.Oblt. Brandi, Albrecht2535Apr 1940  
218.KrvKpt. Engelmann, Kurt-Eduard +3723Apr 1940  
219.Oblt. Freyberg-Eisenberg-Allmendingen, Walter Freiherr von +2435April, 1940  
220.Oblt. Franken, Wilhelm +253514 Apr 1940  
221.Ltn. Marbach, Karl-Heinz2237a14 Apr 1940  
222.Ltn. Brüller, Ernst-Ulrich223615 Apr 1940  
223.Mangold, Ernst22XII/3916 Apr 1940  
224.Raabe, Ernst +3316 Apr 1940  
225.Kptlt. Rosenbaum, Helmut +263216 Apr 1940  U-2
226.Kptlt. Schacht, Harro +322619 Apr 1940  
227.Ltn. Becker, Klaus-Helmuth +223620 Apr 1940  
228.Oblt. Borchert, Dietrich313320 Apr 1940  
229.Kptlt. Lehmann-Willenbrock, Heinrich283120 Apr 1940  U-8, U-5
230.Zorn, Rudolf +2237b20 Apr 1940  
231.Bosüner, Harald2622 Apr 1940  
232.Eisele, Wilhelm3322 Apr 1940  
233.Ltn. Abel, Dr. Ulrich +28X/3923 Apr 1940  
234.Bork, Helmut29VIII/3924 Apr 1940  
235.KrvKpt. Czygan, Werner +352524 Apr 1940  
236.Ltn. Eckelmann, Heinz +2337a24 Apr 1940  
237.Oblt. Markworth, Friedrich253424 Apr 1940  
238.Oblt. Würdemann, Erich +263324 Apr 1940  
239.Kptlt. Strelow, Siegfried +293125 Apr 1940  
240.Ltn. Hellriegel, Hans-Jürgen +223626 Apr 1940  
241.Mattke, Willy +3128 Apr 1940  
242.Oblt. Mehl, Waldemar253330 Apr 1940  
243.Albrecht, Rolf Heinrich Fritz1937b1 May 1940  
244.Ltn. Brasack, Paul2337aMay 1940  
245.Kptlt. Cohausz, Hans3226May 1940  U-15, U-30, UA
246.Ltn. Bauer, Hermann +22369 May 1940  
247.Ltn. Blauert, Hans-Jörg +2237b15 May 1940  
248.Ltn. Hagenau, Karl-Heinz2037b15 May 1940  
249.Ltn. Schaar, Gerd2137b15 May 1940  
250.Hechler, Ernst322923 May 1940  
251.Oblt. Clausen, Heinz-Ehlert303626 May 1940  
252.Bade, Hans-Botho +30X/3928 May 1940  
253.Kptlt. Gysae, Robert293131 May 1940  
254.Oblt. Kelbling, Gerd243431 May 1940  
255.Ltn. Dauter, Helmut2037b1940  
256.Emde, Bernhard2237a1940  
257.Ltn. Lange, Hans-Günther2337a7 Jun 1940  
258.Ltn. Basse, Georg-Wilhelm +22361940  
259.Oblt. Schneider, Herbert +243411 Jun 1940  
260.Kptlt. Beduhn, Heinz +322630 Jun 1940  U-10, U-16, U-18, U-23, U-25
261.Engel, Herbert28VII/393 Jul 1940  
262.Ltn. Claussen, Emil +2237a5 Jul 1940  
263.Oblt. Kraus, Hans-Werner25348 Jul 1940  
264.Ltn. Elfe, Horst233622 Jul 1940  
265.Oblt. Bargsten, Klaus Heinrich283523 Jul 1940  
266.Berkemann, Paul273323 Jul 1940  
267.Kptlt. Bleichrodt, Heinrich303125 Jul 1940  
268.Baum, Heinz274029 Jul 1940  
269.Oblt. Staats, Georg +243528 Aug 1940  
270.Oblt. Fehler, Johann-Heinrich293530 Aug 1940  
271.Oblt. Bielfeld, Heinz +24341940  
272.Boddenberg, Karl2610 Sep 1940  
273.Hohmann, Otto303712 Sep 1940  
274.Zapf, Werner +253615 Sep 1940  
275.Oblt. Hardegen, Reinhard273318 Sep 1940  
276.Kptlt. Schulz, Georg-Wilhelm343225 Sep 1940  U-10, U-64, U-124
277.Brüllau, Heinz-Ehler22XII/399 Oct 1940  
278.Oblt. Deecke, Joachim +283322 Oct 1940  U-9
279.Oblt. Cordes, Ernst +273624 Oct 1940  
280.Oblt. Schroeteler, Heinrich-Andreas243624 Oct 1940  
281.Oblt. Gelhaus, Harald253531 Oct 1940  
282.Ltn. Münster, Helmut2437b5 Nov 1940  
283.Oblt. Rosenstiel, Jürgen von +2733   
284.Barsch, Franz +2810 Nov 1940  
285.Ltn. Bach, Helmut33IX/3924 Nov 1940  
286.Kptlt. Bigalk, Gerhard +323330 Nov 1940  U-14
287.Rasch, Karl-Heinz +26X/381 Dec 1940  
288.Kaeding, Walter2511 Dec 1940  
289.Oblt. Bernbeck, Hinrich-Oscar263420 Dec 1940  
290.Oblt. Atzinger, Siegfried24361941  
291.Oblt. Bahr, Rudolf +24351941  
292.Balduhn, Ernst-Ludwig21381941  
293.Baldus, Hugo19X/391941  
294.Ltn. Balke, Diethelm2137b1941  
295.Beck, Dieter25341941  
296.Beckmann, Heinz +27X/391941  
297.Ltn. Bentzien, Heinz +2337b1941  
298.Bischoff, Gustav +24X/391941  
299.Brand, Wilhelm25X/391941  
300.Brückner, Werner251941  
301.Ltn. Brünner, Joachim +2137b1941  
302.Buscher, Hans22381941  
303.Ltn. Damerow, Wolf-Dietrich +2137b1941  
304.Oblt. Dangschat, Günther +25351941  
305.Oblt. Dieterichs, Horst +28341941  
306.Oblt. Engel, Hans-Adolf25361941  
307.Oblt. Fraatz, Georg-Werner +2335   
308.Gode, Heinrich18XII/39   
309.Grafen, Karl25   
310.Ltn. Harpe, Richard von +2337b   
311.Oblt. Hartmann, Otto +2336   
312.Hasenschar, Heinrich +2436   
313.Oblt. Heilmann, Udo2733   U-24, U-97
314.Oblt. Hellwig, Alexander +2435   
315.Ltn. Henning, Fritz2337a   
316.Hepp, Horst +2336   
317.Herrle, Friedrich-Georg +30XII/39   
318.Oblt. Herwartz, Oskar2635   
319.Hilbig, Kurt2138   
320.Hinz, Rudolf20X/39   
321.Kptlt. Horrer, Hans-Joachim +3232   
322.Oblt. Höltring, Horst +2733   U-149
323.KrvKpt. Junker, Ottoheinrich3524   U-33
324.Oblt. Just, Paul2536   
325.Koch, Heinz +26IV/39   
326.Ltn. Kruschka, Max2137b   
327.Oblt. Lamby, Hermann2736   
328.Lange, Karl-Heinz +2237a   
329.Ltn. Lauterbach-Emden, Hans-Jürgen2137a   
330.Leinemann, Hannes32   
331.Lottner, Ernst20X/39   
332.Mahrholz, Hans-Gert2238   
333.Oblt. Manchen, Erwin +2236   
334.Oblt. Manke, Rolf +2535   
335.Mannesmann, Gert +3033   
336.Oblt. Massmann, Hanns-Ferdinand2336   U-137
337.Melzer, Volker22X/39   
338.Meyer, Gerhard +25   
339.Meyer, Rudolf +2038   
340.Ltn. Mohs, Hans-Dieter2137b   
341.Oblt. Morstein, Hans-Joachim von3128   
342.Oblt. Neide, Kurt2436   
343.Ltn. Nonn, Victor-Wilhelm2337a   
344.Oblt. Oelrich, Adolf2435   
345.Offermann, Hans-Werner +19X/39   
346.Ltn. Ohling, Klaus2237a   
347.Oblt. Opitz, Herbert +2534   U-5
348.Ltn. Otto, Paul-Friedrich2337a   
349.Oblt. Petersen, Klaus2336   
350.Oblt. Petersen, Kurt2436   
351.Petersen, Theodor26   
352.Oblt. Pietsch, Ulrich +2536   
353.Radermacher, Alfred27VII/33   
354.Kptlt. Rathke, Hellmut3030   
355.Oblt. Reeder, Günther2535   U-7
356.Riecken, Werner +28   
357.Ltn. Roithberg, Hardo Rodler von +2237a   
358.Kptlt. Salman, Otto3232   U-7, U-52
359.Schaeffer, Heinz19XII/39   
360.Schlott, Heinrich1840   
361.Oblt. Schneewind, Fritz +2336   
362.Schneidewind, Karl-Hermann33   
363.Schnoor, Ebe +45XII/15   
364.Kptlt. Schreiber, Gerd2831   U-3, U-95
365.Schrobach, Kurt26   
366.Schubart, Albrecht2636   
367.Seeger, Joachim28X/39   
368.Ltn. Seehausen, Gerhard +2337a   
369.Oblt. Siegmann, Paul2735   
370.Sitek, Walter28VIII/39   
371.Oblt. Soden-Fraunhofen, Ulrich Graf von +2735   
372.Oblt. Sommer, Helmut2635   
373.Spahr, Wilhelm36   
374.Ltn. Sthamer, Hans-Jürgen +2137b   
375.Ltn. Stock, Rupprecht2437a   
376.Stoeffler, Otto30XI/39   
377.Säck, Franz31   
378.Oblt. Thäter, Gerhard2436   
379.Oblt. Trotha, Claus von +2636   
380.Oblt. Wahlen, Rolf-Birger2536   
381.Oblt. Weber, Karl-Otto2636   
382.Wedemeyer, Heimar34   
383.Oblt. Witte, Werner +2635   
384.Zander, Hermann30   
385.KrvKpt. Brandenburg, Karl +342415 Feb 1941  
386.Ltn. Rosenberg-Gruszcynski, Hans-Achim von +2337a18 Feb 1941  
387.Oblt. Schlippenbach, Egon Reiner Freiherr von263425 Feb 1941  
388.Ltn. Dunkelberg, Hans2237b1941  
389.Oblt. Müller-Stöckheim, Günther +27341 Mar 1941  
390.Oblt. Fischel, Unno von +25348 Mar 1941  
391.Ltn. Fenn, Heinz-Konrad2237a13 Mar 1941  
392.Block, Helmut +253818 Mar 1941  
393.KrvKpt. Eckermann, Hans352519 Mar 1941  U-20, UA
394.Oblt. Emmermann, Carl263419 Mar 1941  
395.Oblt. Blum, Otto-Ulrich24361 Apr 1941  
396.Oblt. Carlewitz, Dietrich von +24361 Apr 1941  
397.Hornbostel, Klaus24341 Apr 1941  
398.Falke, Hans20X/3911 Apr 1941  
399.Kptlt. Kentrat, Eitel-Friedrich342813 Apr 1941  U-8, U-74
400.Ltn. Frerks, Paul32XI/3914 Apr 1941  
401.Ltn. Zwarg, Heinz2337a14 Apr 1941  
402.Dankleff, Walter +343520 Apr 1941  
403.Ltn. Deckert, Horst2237a24 Apr 1941  
404.Bornkessel, Dieter20XII/392 May 1941  
405.Callsen, Peter29XI/398 May 1941  
406.Ltn. Koitschka, Siegfried2337a8 May 1941  
407.Oblt. Benker, Hans +243613 May 1941  
408.Blaich, Ferdinand29I/401 Jun 1941  
409.Blaudow, Ernst-Ulrich +261941  
410.Oblt. Eckhardt, Hermann +24361941  
411.Ltn. Hinrichs, Otto2736   
412.Kühn, Herbert22X/391 Jun 1941  
413.Ltn. Lehmann, Hans2538   
414.Oblt. Nölke, Kurt +263511 Jun 1941  
415.Oblt. Auffermann, Hans-Jürgen +2634Jul 1941  
416.Kptlt. Mützelburg, Rolf +28321 Jul 1941  U-10, U-203
417.Beckmann, Hans23X/393 Jul 1941  
418.Oblt. Reche, Reinhart25347 Jul 1941  
419.Kptlt. Thurmann, Karl +312821 Jul 1941  U-553
420.Oblt. Fiedler, Hans +263631 Jul 1941  
421.Cranz, Wilhelm +26X/394 Aug 1941  
422.KrvKpt. Zapp, Richard37266 Aug 1941  U-66
423.Oblt. Achilles, Albrecht +27347 Aug 1941  
424.Dobratz, Kurt372218 Aug 1941  
425.Ltn. Schroeter, Horst von2237b25 Aug 1941  
426.Düppe, Joachim25I/4023 Sep 1941  
427.Ltn. Edelhoff, Ernst233625 Sep 1941  
428.Baden, Hans-Heinrich +26386 Oct 1941  
429.Ltn. Böhme, Kurt2437b10 Oct 1941  
430.Ltn. Fenski, Horst-Arno2237b10 Oct 1941  
431.Berends, Fritz +3514 Oct 1941  
432.Boehmer, Wolfgang21XII/3915 Oct 1941  
433.Oblt. Eichmann, Kurt +2437a23 Oct 1941  
434.Oblt. Bürgel, Friedrich25361941  
435.Dübler, Rudolf20XII/39Nov 1941  
436.Oblt. Kusch, Oskar-Heinz +2337a10 Nov 1941  
437.Ltn. Christiansen, Uwe21382 Dec 1941  
438.Oblt. Epp, Dietrich +2437a2 Dec 1941  
439.Böhm, Hermann30X/375 Dec 1941  
440.Ltn. Ebert, Eberhard34IX/395 Dec 1941  
441.Oblt. Lüdden, Siegfried +253618 Dec 1941  
442.Bensel, Rolf Rüdiger184029 Dec 1941  
443.Ahlers, Kurt19XII/391941  
444.Schüler, Wolf-Harald20X/3931 Dec 1941  
445.Ady, Gerhard18401942  
446.Anschütz, Hans-Helmut18V/411942  
447.Oblt. Bender, Werner +25361942  U-152
448.Ltn. Bitter, Otto2337b1942  
449.Kptlt. Borcherdt, Ulrich +32331942  U-8, U-587
450.Bortfeldt, Karl-Hermann20X/391942  
451.Ltn. Brauel, Wilhelm2737b1942  
452.Ltn. Dobberstein, Erich +22381942  
453.Ltn. Drescher, Günther2238   
454.Ltn. Erdmann, Dieter21381942  
455.Ltn. Fischer, Klaus +2238   
456.Fleige, Karl36   
457.KrvKpt. Hopman, Rolf-Heinrich +3526   U-405
458.Oblt. Janssen, Gustav-Adolf2636   U-151, U-37
459.Oblt. Jebsen, Johann +2535   U-565
460.Oblt. Karpf, Hans +2535   U-10
461.Ltn. Krieg, Johann-Otto2237b1942  
462.Oblt. Lauzemis, Albert +2337a   
463.Ltn. Leu, Wolfgang +2437b   
464.Oblt. Looks, Hartwig2436   
465.KrvKpt. Lott, Werner3426   U-21, U-32, U-35
466.Oblt. Makowski, Kurt +2636   U-78
467.Niemeyer, Heinrich31X/39   
468.Oblt. Nordheimer, Hubert2436   
469.Purkhold, Hubertus25   U-30, U-14
470.Oblt. Queck, Horst-Thilo2635   
471.Kptlt. Reschke, Franz-Georg3329   U-205
472.Oblt. Riekeberg, Wolfgang +2337a   
473.Kptlt. Röther, Josef3436   U-380
474.Sass, Paul-Heinrich +22X/39   
475.Kptlt. Schumann-Hindenberg, Friedrich2832   
476.Tiesler, Raimund2237a   
477.Oblt. Uphoff, Horst +2535   U-84
478.Oblt. Wächter, Karl-Jürg +2536   
479.Zahnow, Günter21X/39   
480.Oblt. Curio, Oskar2337a16 Jan 1942  
481.Kptlt. Berger, Joachim +283430 Jan 1942  U-87
482.Oblt. Eickstedt, Wolfgang von26355 Feb 1942  
483.Kptlt. Forstner, Siegfried Freiherr von +313018 Feb 1942  U-59, U-402
484.Ltn. Breckwoldt, Friedrich29IX/393 Mar 1942  
485.Budzyn, Sigmund26V/4128 Mar 1942  
486.Kptlt. Bülow, Otto von30306 Apr 1942  U-3, U-404
487.Ltn. Ferro, Otto +314014 Apr 1942  
488.Oblt. Coester, Christian-Brandt +2237b24 Apr 1942  
489.Ltn. Bitter, Georg von +21X/3929 Apr 1942  
490.Ltn. Stuckmann, Hermann +21X/3915 May 1942  
491.Kptlt. Borm, Carl30331942  U-592
492.Buttjer, Johann301942  
493.Ltn. Dahlhaus, Eberhard +2138Jun 1942  
494.Ltn. Duppel, Martin22381942  
495.Elsinghorst, Josef25IV/391942  
496.Oblt. Walkerling, Heinz2735   U-91
497.Oblt. Börner, Hans-Joachim +2337b4 Jun 1942  
498.Brockmann, Karl +27IV/398 Jun 1942  UC-1
499.Cabolet, Servais34X/3724 Jun 1942  
500.Ahlefeld, Hunold194026 Jun 1942  
501.Ltn. Fiebig, Günther223826 Jun 1942  
502.Ltn. Deiring, Hugo213816 Jul 1942  
503.Kptlt. Baume, Günter La +312922 Jul 1942  U-355
504.Ltn. Bergemann, Wilhelm22X/398 Aug 1942  
505.Oblt. Büchler, Rudolf +26368 Aug 1942  
506.Oblt. Franze, Joachim2437a9 Aug 1942  
507.Kptlt. Witt, Hans-Ludwig322923 Aug 1942  U-161, U-129
508.Oblt. Carlsen, Claus-Peter2237b1942  
509.Ltn. Bartke, Erwin +33409 Sep 1942  
510.Ltn. Ackermann, Wolf21X/3913 Sep 1942  
511.Ltn. Bremen, Hanskurt von243814 Sep 1942  
512.Oblt. Dültgen, Gert +2437b16 Sep 1942  
513.Buhr, Johann de +3034/4023 Sep 1942  
514.Ltn. Fischer, Ernst21X/394 Oct 1942  
515.Ltn. Blischke, Heinz +23387 Oct 1942  
516.Oblt. Ehrich, Heinz +2337b18 Oct 1942  
517.Oblt. Brammer, Herbert +28XI/3720 Oct 1942  
518.Angermann, Walter194029 Oct 1942  
519.Ltn. Eberbach, Heinz-Eugen21X/39Nov 1942  
520.Ltn. Becker, Klaus22X/3918 Nov 1942  
521.Ltn. Arco-Zinneberg, Ulrich-Philipp Graf von und zu24X/3924 Nov 1942  
522.Ltn. Aust, Eduard +22X/391 Dec 1942  
523.Ltn. Baltz, Rudolf223810 Dec 1942  
524.Ltn. Ballert, Rene22XII/3919 Dec 1942  
525.Ltn. Dingler, Gottfried20XII/391942  
526.Becker, Philipp21401943  
527.Oblt. Borger, Wolfgang +29361943  
528.Ltn. Eckel, Kurt21XII/391943  
529.Ltn. Gerlach, Peter +20XII/39   
530.Hess, Hans-Georg1940   
531.Ltn. Peters, Gerhard21XII/39   
532.Ltn. Werner, Herbert A.22XII/391943  
533.Ltn. Willner, Horst2338   U-58
534.Witzendorff, Ernst von2637a   U-121, U-46, U-101, U-650
535.Ltn. Ackermann, Paul22XII/3923 Jan 1943  
536.Ltn. Sieder, Heinz +223829 Jan 1943  
537.Clemens, Johannes +3130 Jan 1943  
538.Ltn. Breinlinger, Siegfried22XII/3919 Feb 1943  
539.Hoß, Hans Julius21   
540.Ltn. Fabricius, Ludwig22XII/39Apr, 1943  
541.Ltn. Feindt, Hans-Arend21XII/399 Apr 1943  
542.Oblt. Bühring, Hans-Jürgen2237b25 Apr 1943  U-360
543.Ltn. Boldt, Walter21XII/399 May 1943  
544.Eberlein, Otto +29I/389 May 1943  
545.Ltn. Conrad, Gerhard +20XII/3923 May 1943  
546.Ltn. Dobinsky, Hans-Jürgen20XII/391 Jun 1943  
547.Ltn. Dobenecker, Günter21401943  
548.Ltn. Czekowski, Martin214019 Jul 1943  
549.Ltn. Faust, Erich +22XII/3927 Jul 1943  
550.Ltn. Dick, Hans-Peter22X/39Aug 1943  
551.Ltn. Arco, Ferdinand Graf von22I/41Sep 1943  
552.Oblt. Luther, Otto2537b   U-135
553.Ltn. Dähne, Wolfgang22XII/3911 Oct 1943  
554.Ltn. Wex, Hans-Dieter23XII/3911 Oct 1943  
555.Ltn. Benthin, Karl-Dietrich22404 Dec 1943  
556.Ltn. Baumgärtel, Friedrich20409 Dec 1943  
557.Ltn. Arendt, Rudolf20401943  
558.Braun, Kurt20V/411944  
559.Ltn. Dierks, Hans-Joachim20401944  
560.FrgKpt. Freiwald, Kurt37251944  U-21, U-7, U-33, U-181
561.Oblt. Barschkis, Hans-Heinrich23XII/399 Jan 1944  
562.Oblt. Bartsch, Hans-Jürgen22XII/3913 Jan 1944  
563.Baumann, Heinz214019 Jan 1944  
564.Ltn. Augustin, Hans-Eckart20V/4112 Apr 1944  
565.Oblt. Bornhaupt, Konrad +2337b27 Apr 1944  U-285
566.Oblt. Duis, Hans Diederich22XII/3923 May 1944  
567.Ltn. Vockel, Jürgen +28X/401944  
568.Oblt. Behnisch, Günter22XII/3922 Jun 1944  
569.Oblt. Besold, Heinrich24X/3929 Oct 1944  

569 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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