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

534 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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