Merchant Raider Badge

Hilfskreuzer Kriegsabzeichen 1941 - 1945

Merchant Raider Badge

Given for acts of valur in the face of the enemy. Some 1500 of those were awarded. A version with diamonds existed but it was only given once, to Bernhard Rogge for his work on the raider Atlantis.

Decorations ordered by last name

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Commander and rankAgeCrewDate  U-boat Command(s) held *
Ltn. Bach, Helmut343921 Nov 1941  
Boos, Hans-Heinz27371941  

Dobbert, Max30X/381941  

Oblt. Ellmenreich, Helmut +27351941  

Oblt. Fehler, Johann-Heinrich313521 Dec 1941  

Ltn. Riekeberg, Wolfgang +2237a   

Zapf, Werner +2623 Aug 1941  

7 U-boat Commanders decorated with Merchant Raider Badge (Hilfskreuzer Kriegsabzeichen 1941 - 1945) located.

+ 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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