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.Ltn. Mahn, Bruno10/11   
4.Oblt. (R) 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.Ltn. 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.Ltn. 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.Oblt. Wetjen, Eberhard +2535   
244.Albrecht, Rolf Heinrich Fritz1937b1 May 1940  
245.Ltn. Brasack, Paul2337aMay 1940  
246.Kptlt. Cohausz, Hans3226May 1940  U-15, U-30, UA
247.Ltn. Bauer, Hermann +22369 May 1940  
248.Ltn. Blauert, Hans-Jörg +2237b15 May 1940  
249.Ltn. Hagenau, Karl-Heinz2037b15 May 1940  
250.Ltn. Schaar, Gerd2137b15 May 1940  
251.Hechler, Ernst322923 May 1940  
252.Oblt. Clausen, Heinz-Ehlert303626 May 1940  
253.Bade, Hans-Botho +30X/3928 May 1940  
254.Kptlt. Gysae, Robert293131 May 1940  
255.Oblt. Kelbling, Gerd243431 May 1940  
256.Ltn. Dauter, Helmut2037b1940  
257.Emde, Bernhard2237a1940  
258.Ltn. Lange, Hans-Günther2337a7 Jun 1940  
259.Ltn. Basse, Georg-Wilhelm +22361940  
260.Oblt. Schneider, Herbert +243411 Jun 1940  
261.Kptlt. Beduhn, Heinz +322630 Jun 1940  U-10, U-16, U-18, U-23, U-25
262.Engel, Herbert28VII/393 Jul 1940  
263.Ltn. Claussen, Emil +2237a5 Jul 1940  
264.Oblt. Kraus, Hans-Werner25348 Jul 1940  
265.Ltn. Elfe, Horst233622 Jul 1940  
266.Oblt. Bargsten, Klaus Heinrich283523 Jul 1940  
267.Berkemann, Paul273323 Jul 1940  
268.Kptlt. Bleichrodt, Heinrich303125 Jul 1940  
269.Baum, Heinz274029 Jul 1940  
270.Oblt. Staats, Georg +243528 Aug 1940  
271.Oblt. Fehler, Johann-Heinrich293530 Aug 1940  
272.Oblt. Bielfeld, Heinz +24341940  
273.Boddenberg, Karl2610 Sep 1940  
274.Hohmann, Otto303712 Sep 1940  
275.Zapf, Werner +253615 Sep 1940  
276.Oblt. Hardegen, Reinhard273318 Sep 1940  
277.Kptlt. Schulz, Georg-Wilhelm343225 Sep 1940  U-10, U-64, U-124
278.Brüllau, Heinz-Ehler22XII/399 Oct 1940  
279.Oblt. Deecke, Joachim +283322 Oct 1940  U-9
280.Oblt. Cordes, Ernst +273624 Oct 1940  
281.Oblt. Schroeteler, Heinrich-Andreas243624 Oct 1940  
282.Oblt. Gelhaus, Harald253531 Oct 1940  
283.Ltn. Münster, Helmut2437b5 Nov 1940  
284.Oblt. Rosenstiel, Jürgen von +2733   
285.Barsch, Franz +2810 Nov 1940  
286.Ltn. Bach, Helmut33IX/3924 Nov 1940  
287.Kptlt. Bigalk, Gerhard +323330 Nov 1940  U-14
288.Rasch, Karl-Heinz +26X/381 Dec 1940  
289.Kaeding, Walter2511 Dec 1940  
290.Oblt. Bernbeck, Hinrich-Oscar263420 Dec 1940  
291.Oblt. Atzinger, Siegfried24361941  
292.Oblt. Bahr, Rudolf +24351941  
293.Balduhn, Ernst-Ludwig21381941  
294.Baldus, Hugo19X/391941  
295.Ltn. Balke, Diethelm2137b1941  
296.Beck, Dieter25341941  
297.Beckmann, Heinz +27X/391941  
298.Ltn. Bentzien, Heinz +2337b1941  
299.Bischoff, Gustav +24X/391941  
300.Brand, Wilhelm25X/391941  
301.Brückner, Werner251941  
302.Ltn. Brünner, Joachim +2137b1941  
303.Buscher, Hans22381941  
304.Ltn. Damerow, Wolf-Dietrich +2137b1941  
305.Oblt. Dangschat, Günther +25351941  
306.Oblt. Dieterichs, Horst +28341941  
307.Oblt. Engel, Hans-Adolf25361941  
308.Oblt. Fraatz, Georg-Werner +2335   
309.Gode, Heinrich18XII/39   
310.Grafen, Karl25   
311.Ltn. Harpe, Richard von +2337b   
312.Oblt. Hartmann, Otto +2336   
313.Hasenschar, Heinrich +2436   
314.Oblt. Heilmann, Udo2733   U-24, U-97
315.Oblt. Hellwig, Alexander +2435   
316.Ltn. Henning, Fritz2337a   
317.Hepp, Horst +2336   
318.Herrle, Friedrich-Georg +30XII/39   
319.Oblt. Herwartz, Oskar2635   
320.Hilbig, Kurt2138   
321.Hinz, Rudolf20X/39   
322.Kptlt. Horrer, Hans-Joachim +3232   
323.Oblt. Höltring, Horst +2733   U-149
324.KrvKpt. Junker, Ottoheinrich3524   U-33
325.Oblt. Just, Paul2536   
326.Koch, Heinz +26IV/39   
327.Ltn. Kruschka, Max2137b   
328.Oblt. Lamby, Hermann2736   
329.Lange, Karl-Heinz +2237a   
330.Ltn. Lauterbach-Emden, Hans-Jürgen2137a   
331.Leinemann, Hannes32   
332.Lottner, Ernst20X/39   
333.Mahrholz, Hans-Gert2238   
334.Oblt. Manchen, Erwin +2236   
335.Oblt. Manke, Rolf +2535   
336.Mannesmann, Gert +3033   
337.Oblt. Massmann, Hanns-Ferdinand2336   U-137
338.Melzer, Volker22X/39   
339.Meyer, Gerhard +25   
340.Meyer, Rudolf +2038   
341.Ltn. Mohs, Hans-Dieter2137b   
342.Oblt. Morstein, Hans-Joachim von3128   
343.Oblt. Neide, Kurt2436   
344.Ltn. Nonn, Victor-Wilhelm2337a   
345.Oblt. Oelrich, Adolf2435   
346.Offermann, Hans-Werner +19X/39   
347.Ltn. Ohling, Klaus2237a   
348.Oblt. Opitz, Herbert +2534   U-5
349.Ltn. Otto, Paul-Friedrich2337a   
350.Oblt. Petersen, Klaus2336   
351.Oblt. Petersen, Kurt2436   
352.Petersen, Theodor26   
353.Oblt. Pietsch, Ulrich +2536   
354.Radermacher, Alfred27VII/33   
355.Kptlt. Rathke, Hellmut3030   
356.Oblt. Reeder, Günther2535   U-7
357.Riecken, Werner +28   
358.Ltn. Roithberg, Hardo Rodler von +2237a   
359.Kptlt. Salman, Otto3232   U-7, U-52
360.Schaeffer, Heinz19XII/39   
361.Schlott, Heinrich1840   
362.Oblt. Schneewind, Fritz +2336   
363.Schneidewind, Karl-Hermann33   
364.Schnoor, Ebe +45XII/15   
365.Kptlt. Schreiber, Gerd2831   U-3, U-95
366.Schrobach, Kurt26   
367.Schubart, Albrecht2636   
368.Seeger, Joachim28X/39   
369.Ltn. Seehausen, Gerhard +2337a   
370.Oblt. Siegmann, Paul2735   
371.Sitek, Walter28VIII/39   
372.Oblt. Soden-Fraunhofen, Ulrich Graf von +2735   
373.Oblt. Sommer, Helmut2635   
374.Spahr, Wilhelm36   
375.Ltn. Sthamer, Hans-Jürgen +2137b   
376.Ltn. Stock, Rupprecht2437a   
377.Stoeffler, Otto30XI/39   
378.Säck, Franz31   
379.Oblt. Thäter, Gerhard2436   
380.Oblt. Trotha, Claus von +2636   
381.Oblt. Wahlen, Rolf-Birger2536   
382.Oblt. Weber, Karl-Otto2636   
383.Wedemeyer, Heimar34   
384.Oblt. Witte, Werner +2635   
385.Zander, Hermann30   
386.KrvKpt. Brandenburg, Karl +342415 Feb 1941  
387.Ltn. Rosenberg-Gruszczynski, Hans-Achim von +2337a18 Feb 1941  
388.Oblt. Schlippenbach, Egon Reiner Freiherr von263425 Feb 1941  
389.Ltn. Dunkelberg, Hans2237b1941  
390.Oblt. Müller-Stöckheim, Günther +27341 Mar 1941  
391.Oblt. Fischel, Unno von +25348 Mar 1941  
392.Ltn. Fenn, Heinz-Konrad2237a13 Mar 1941  
393.Block, Helmut +253818 Mar 1941  
394.KrvKpt. Eckermann, Hans352519 Mar 1941  U-20, UA
395.Oblt. Emmermann, Carl263419 Mar 1941  
396.Oblt. Blum, Otto-Ulrich24361 Apr 1941  
397.Oblt. Carlewitz, Dietrich von +24361 Apr 1941  
398.Hornbostel, Klaus24341 Apr 1941  
399.Falke, Hans20X/3911 Apr 1941  
400.Kptlt. Kentrat, Eitel-Friedrich342813 Apr 1941  U-8, U-74
401.Ltn. Frerks, Paul32XI/3914 Apr 1941  
402.Ltn. Zwarg, Heinz2337a14 Apr 1941  
403.Dankleff, Walter +343520 Apr 1941  
404.Ltn. Deckert, Horst2237a24 Apr 1941  
405.Bornkessel, Dieter20XII/392 May 1941  
406.Callsen, Peter29XI/398 May 1941  
407.Ltn. Koitschka, Siegfried2337a8 May 1941  
408.Oblt. Benker, Hans +243613 May 1941  
409.Blaich, Ferdinand29I/401 Jun 1941  
410.Blaudow, Ernst-Ulrich +261941  
411.Oblt. Eckhardt, Hermann +24361941  
412.Ltn. Hinrichs, Otto2736   
413.Kühn, Herbert22X/391 Jun 1941  
414.Ltn. Lehmann, Hans2538   
415.Oblt. Nölke, Kurt +263511 Jun 1941  
416.Oblt. Auffermann, Hans-Jürgen +2634Jul 1941  
417.Kptlt. Mützelburg, Rolf +28321 Jul 1941  U-10, U-203
418.Beckmann, Hans23X/393 Jul 1941  
419.Oblt. Reche, Reinhart25347 Jul 1941  
420.Kptlt. Thurmann, Karl +312821 Jul 1941  U-553
421.Oblt. Fiedler, Hans +263631 Jul 1941  
422.Cranz, Wilhelm +26X/394 Aug 1941  
423.KrvKpt. Zapp, Richard37266 Aug 1941  U-66
424.Oblt. Achilles, Albrecht +27347 Aug 1941  
425.Dobratz, Kurt372218 Aug 1941  
426.Ltn. Schroeter, Horst von2237b25 Aug 1941  
427.Düppe, Joachim25I/4023 Sep 1941  
428.Ltn. Edelhoff, Ernst233625 Sep 1941  
429.Baden, Hans-Heinrich +26386 Oct 1941  
430.Ltn. Böhme, Kurt2437b10 Oct 1941  
431.Ltn. Fenski, Horst-Arno2237b10 Oct 1941  
432.Berends, Fritz +3514 Oct 1941  
433.Boehmer, Wolfgang21XII/3915 Oct 1941  
434.Oblt. Eichmann, Kurt +2437a23 Oct 1941  
435.Oblt. Bürgel, Friedrich25361941  
436.Dübler, Rudolf20XII/39Nov 1941  
437.Oblt. Kusch, Oskar-Heinz +2337a10 Nov 1941  
438.Ltn. Christiansen, Uwe21382 Dec 1941  
439.Oblt. Epp, Dietrich +2437a2 Dec 1941  
440.Böhm, Hermann30X/375 Dec 1941  
441.Ltn. Ebert, Eberhard34IX/395 Dec 1941  
442.Oblt. Lüdden, Siegfried +253618 Dec 1941  
443.Bensel, Rolf Rüdiger184029 Dec 1941  
444.Ahlers, Kurt19XII/391941  
445.Schüler, Wolf-Harald20X/3931 Dec 1941  
446.Ady, Gerhard18401942  
447.Anschütz, Hans-Helmut18V/411942  
448.Oblt. Bender, Werner +25361942  U-152
449.Ltn. Bitter, Otto2337b1942  
450.Kptlt. Borcherdt, Ulrich +32331942  U-8, U-587
451.Bortfeldt, Karl-Hermann20X/391942  
452.Ltn. Brauel, Wilhelm2737b1942  
453.Ltn. Dobberstein, Erich +22381942  
454.Ltn. Drescher, Günther2238   
455.Ltn. Erdmann, Dieter21381942  
456.Ltn. Fischer, Klaus +2238   
457.Fleige, Karl36   
458.KrvKpt. Hopman, Rolf-Heinrich +3526   U-405
459.Oblt. Janssen, Gustav-Adolf2636   U-151, U-37
460.Oblt. Jebsen, Johann +2535   U-565
461.Oblt. Karpf, Hans +2535   U-10
462.Ltn. Krieg, Johann-Otto2237b1942  
463.Oblt. Lauzemis, Albert +2337a   
464.Ltn. Leu, Wolfgang +2437b   
465.Oblt. Looks, Hartwig2436   
466.KrvKpt. Lott, Werner3426   U-21, U-32, U-35
467.Oblt. Makowski, Kurt +2636   U-78
468.Niemeyer, Heinrich31X/39   
469.Oblt. Nordheimer, Hubert2436   
470.Purkhold, Hubertus25   U-30, U-14
471.Oblt. Queck, Horst-Thilo2635   
472.Kptlt. Reschke, Franz-Georg3329   U-205
473.Oblt. Riekeberg, Wolfgang +2337a   
474.Kptlt. Röther, Josef3436   U-380
475.Sass, Paul-Heinrich +22X/39   
476.Kptlt. Schumann-Hindenberg, Friedrich2832   
477.Tiesler, Raimund2237a   
478.Oblt. Uphoff, Horst +2535   U-84
479.Oblt. Wächter, Karl-Jürg +2536   
480.Zahnow, Günter21X/39   
481.Oblt. Curio, Oskar2337a16 Jan 1942  
482.Kptlt. Berger, Joachim +283430 Jan 1942  U-87
483.Oblt. Eickstedt, Wolfgang von26355 Feb 1942  
484.Kptlt. Forstner, Siegfried Freiherr von +313018 Feb 1942  U-59, U-402
485.Ltn. Breckwoldt, Friedrich29IX/393 Mar 1942  
486.Budzyn, Sigmund26V/4128 Mar 1942  
487.Kptlt. Bülow, Otto von30306 Apr 1942  U-3, U-404
488.Ltn. Ferro, Otto +314014 Apr 1942  
489.Oblt. Coester, Christian-Brandt +2237b24 Apr 1942  
490.Ltn. Bitter, Georg von +21X/3929 Apr 1942  
491.Ltn. Stuckmann, Hermann +21X/3915 May 1942  
492.Kptlt. Borm, Carl30331942  U-592
493.Buttjer, Johann301942  
494.Ltn. Dahlhaus, Eberhard +2138Jun 1942  
495.Ltn. Duppel, Martin22381942  
496.Elsinghorst, Josef25IV/391942  
497.Oblt. Walkerling, Heinz2735   U-91
498.Oblt. Börner, Hans-Joachim +2337b4 Jun 1942  
499.Ltn. Brockmann, Karl +27IV/398 Jun 1942  UC-1
500.Cabolet, Servais34X/3724 Jun 1942  
501.Ahlefeld, Hunold194026 Jun 1942  
502.Ltn. Fiebig, Günther223826 Jun 1942  
503.Ltn. Deiring, Hugo213816 Jul 1942  
504.Kptlt. Baume, Günter La +312922 Jul 1942  U-355
505.Ltn. Bergemann, Wilhelm22X/398 Aug 1942  
506.Oblt. Büchler, Rudolf +26368 Aug 1942  
507.Oblt. Franze, Joachim2437a9 Aug 1942  
508.Kptlt. Witt, Hans-Ludwig322923 Aug 1942  U-161, U-129
509.Oblt. Carlsen, Claus-Peter2237b1942  
510.Ltn. Bartke, Erwin +33409 Sep 1942  
511.Ltn. Ackermann, Wolf21X/3913 Sep 1942  
512.Ltn. Bremen, Hanskurt von243814 Sep 1942  
513.Oblt. Dültgen, Gert +2437b16 Sep 1942  
514.Buhr, Johann de +3034/4023 Sep 1942  
515.Ltn. Fischer, Ernst21X/394 Oct 1942  
516.Ltn. Blischke, Heinz +23387 Oct 1942  
517.Oblt. Ehrich, Heinz +2337b18 Oct 1942  
518.Oblt. Brammer, Herbert +28XI/3720 Oct 1942  
519.Angermann, Walter194029 Oct 1942  
520.Ltn. Eberbach, Heinz-Eugen21X/39Nov 1942  
521.Ltn. Becker, Klaus22X/3918 Nov 1942  
522.Ltn. Arco-Zinneberg, Ulrich-Philipp Graf von und zu24X/3924 Nov 1942  
523.Ltn. Aust, Eduard +22X/391 Dec 1942  
524.Ltn. Baltz, Rudolf223810 Dec 1942  
525.Ltn. Ballert, Rene22XII/3919 Dec 1942  
526.Ltn. Dingler, Gottfried20XII/391942  
527.Becker, Philipp21401943  
528.Oblt. Borger, Wolfgang +29361943  
529.Ltn. Eckel, Kurt21XII/391943  
530.Ltn. Gerlach, Peter +20XII/39   
531.Hess, Hans-Georg1940   
532.Ltn. Peters, Gerhard21XII/39   
533.Ltn. Werner, Herbert A.22XII/391943  
534.Ltn. Willner, Horst2338   U-58
535.Witzendorff, Ernst von2637a   U-121, U-46, U-101, U-650
536.Ltn. Ackermann, Paul22XII/3923 Jan 1943  
537.Ltn. Sieder, Heinz +223829 Jan 1943  
538.Clemens, Johannes +3130 Jan 1943  
539.Ltn. Breinlinger, Siegfried22XII/3919 Feb 1943  
540.Hoß, Hans Julius21   
541.Ltn. Fabricius, Ludwig22XII/39Apr, 1943  
542.Ltn. Feindt, Hans-Arend21XII/399 Apr 1943  
543.Oblt. Bühring, Hans-Jürgen2237b25 Apr 1943  U-360
544.Ltn. Boldt, Walter21XII/399 May 1943  
545.Eberlein, Otto +29I/389 May 1943  
546.Ltn. Conrad, Gerhard +20XII/3923 May 1943  
547.Ltn. Dobinsky, Hans-Jürgen20XII/391 Jun 1943  
548.Ltn. Dobenecker, Günter21401943  
549.Ltn. Czekowski, Martin214019 Jul 1943  
550.Ltn. Faust, Erich +22XII/3927 Jul 1943  
551.Ltn. Dick, Hans-Peter22X/39Aug 1943  
552.Ltn. Arco, Ferdinand Graf von22I/41Sep 1943  
553.Oblt. Luther, Otto2537b   U-135
554.Ltn. Dähne, Wolfgang22XII/3911 Oct 1943  
555.Ltn. Wex, Hans-Dieter23XII/3911 Oct 1943  
556.Ltn. Benthin, Karl-Dietrich22404 Dec 1943  
557.Ltn. Baumgärtel, Friedrich20409 Dec 1943  
558.Ltn. Arendt, Rudolf20401943  
559.Braun, Kurt20V/411944  
560.Ltn. Dierks, Hans-Joachim20401944  
561.FrgKpt. Freiwald, Kurt37251944  U-21, U-7, U-33, U-181
562.Oblt. Barschkis, Hans-Heinrich23XII/399 Jan 1944  
563.Oblt. Bartsch, Hans-Jürgen22XII/3913 Jan 1944  
564.Baumann, Heinz214019 Jan 1944  
565.Ltn. Augustin, Hans-Eckart20V/4112 Apr 1944  
566.Oblt. Bornhaupt, Konrad +2337b27 Apr 1944  U-285
567.Oblt. Duis, Hans Diederich22XII/3923 May 1944  
568.Ltn. Vockel, Jürgen +28X/401944  
569.Oblt. Behnisch, Günter22XII/3922 Jun 1944  
570.Oblt. Besold, Heinrich24X/3929 Oct 1944  

570 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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