Decorations

War Merit Cross 2nd Class with Swords

Kriegsverdienstkreuz 2. Klasse



War Merit Cross 2nd Class with Swords

Similiar to the Iron Cross it was awarded to non-combattant achievments. For U-boat men mostly in the training flotillas. A Knights Cross also existed, it was only awarded twice, to Admiral Hans-Georg von Friedeburg and to Krvkpt Otto Salmann both on the Bdu staff.

Decorations ordered by last name

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Commander and rankAgeCrewDate  U-boat Command(s) held *
KrvKpt. Ambrosius, Wilhelm392620 Apr 1943  U-28, U-21, U-43
Oblt. Aust, Eduard +24X/391 Sep 1944  U-34, U-29, U-922

Kptlt. Bauer, Ernst303320 Apr 1944  U-120, U-126
Kptlt. Baume, Günter La +292930 Jan 1941  
KrvKpt. Bleichrodt, Heinrich35311 Jan 1945  U-48, U-67, U-109
Breckwoldt, Friedrich32IX/391945  U-679
Brümmer-Patzig, Helmut524/1020 Apr 1943  UD-4
Ltn. Buhse, Heinz +26X/3920 Apr 1943  
Burghagen, Walter494/111 Sep 1941  
Buttjer, Johann2920 Apr 1942  
KrvKpt. Bülow, Otto von323020 Apr 1944  U-3, U-404
Oblt. Böttcher, Richard3720 Apr 1944  U-139

Kptlt. Clausen, Heinz-Ehlert35361 Sep 1944  U-403
Clemens, Johannes +301 Sep 1941  

KrvKpt. Dommes, Wilhelm373130 Jan 1945  U-431, U-178

Eberlein, Otto +27I/381 Sep 1941  
Eisele, Wilhelm3630 Jan 1944  U-57, U-78
Ellerlage, Hermann29VIII/4030 Jan 1942  
Kptlt. Emmermann, Carl29341 Sep 1944  U-172
Emmrich, Heinz284115 Jul 1941  

KrvKpt. Fahr, Theodor +33301 Sep 1943  U-567
Ltn. Franze, Joachim2337a29 Apr 1941  
KrvKpt. Freiwald, Kurt36251943  U-21, U-7, U-33
Friedeburg, Hans-Georg von +47IV/141943  U-27

Oblt. Hagenau, Karl-Heinz2437b20 Apr 1944  U-34, U-704

FrgKpt. Kals, Ernst3824   U-130
KrvKpt. Kuhnke, Günter3131   U-28, U-125

Oblt. Münster, Helmut2737b20 Apr 1944  U-101, U-428

Kptlt. Struckmeier, Rolf27351944  U-608
KrvKpt. Suhren, Reinhard273530 Jan 1944  U-564

30 U-boat Commanders decorated with War Merit Cross 2nd Class with Swords (Kriegsverdienstkreuz 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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