U-boat War Badge with Diamonds

U-Boot-Kriegsabzeichen mit Brillanten

U-boat War Badge with Diamonds

Awarded from 1941. The U-Boot-Kriegsabzeichen mit Brillanten look similar like the usual U-Bootskriegsabzeichen, but is was made from gilding silver with 9 small diamonds.

The badge was presented roughly 30 times, it was usually awarded when a commander was decorated with the Oak Leaves. Admiral Dönitz wore a special piece of this decoration.

The U-Boot-Kriegsabzeichen mit Brillanten document for Kptlt. Herbert Schultze

(Dear Schultze!
Honouring your outstanding achievement and your great successes, which you won as commander of U-48, I award you the U-Boot-Kriegsabzeichen mit Brillanten.
With friendly greetings and Heil Hitler!
Your Raeder*)

* Großadmiral Erich Raeder was in 1941 CinC of the Kriegsmarine.

Decorations ordered by date

See this list sorted by last name

Commander and rankAgeCrewDate  U-boat Command(s) held *
1.Kptlt. Schultze, Herbert313015 Jul 1941  U-2, U-48
2.Kptlt. Endrass, Engelbert +303418 Jul 1941  U-46
3.Kptlt. Suhren, Reinhard2535Mar, 1942  U-564
4.Kptlt. Topp, Erich273411 Apr 1942  U-57, U-552
5.Kptlt. Hardegen, Reinhard29337 May 1942  U-147, U-123
6.Kptlt. Bleichrodt, Heinrich3231Oct, 1942  U-48, U-67, U-109
7.Kptlt. Lüth, Wolfgang +293326 Jan 1943  U-13, U-9, U-138, U-43, U-181
8.KrvKpt. Merten, Karl-Friedrich372630 Jan 1943  U-68
9.Kptlt. Bülow, Otto von3130May 1943  U-3, U-404
10.Kptlt. Emmermann, Carl28341 Oct 1943  U-172
11.KrvKpt. Brandi, Albrecht3035Jul 1944  U-617, U-380, U-967
12.Kptlt. Lassen, Georg293522 Oct 1944  U-29, U-160

12 U-boat Commanders decorated with U-boat War Badge with Diamonds (U-Boot-Kriegsabzeichen mit Brillanten) 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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