Decorations

Iron Cross 1st Class

Eisernes Kreuz 1. 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).

The Iron Cross, the most famous German war decoration, was awarded in several classes:

Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse (EK 1) Iron Cross 1st Class
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse (EK 2) Iron Cross 2nd Class
Spange zum Eisernen Kreuz Bar for Iron Cross
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes Knights Cross to the Iron Cross
Großkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes Grand Cross to the Iron Cross

The Großkreuz was only awarded once, to Hermann Göring in July 1940.

Das Eiserne Kreuz 1. Klasse

The Iron Cross 1st Class was worn on the left side of jacket.

The first EK 1 awarded to the U-Boat-force by order of the CinC Kriegsmarine went to the commander of U-29 on 18 September 1939 (delivered when the boat arrived in port on 26 Sep). Successful commanders often received both Iron Crosses after their first patrol, like Kptlt. Kentrat (U-74) and Kptlt. Mützelburg (U-203).


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.


Three officers from U-453 wearing the Iron Cross 1st Class, in the middle with the Knights Cross the commander Kptlt. Freiherr von Schlippenbach

Kptlt. Otto Kretschmer with EK I

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.Pauckstadt, Hans26   
2.Singule, Rudolf von +kuk 01 WWI  
3.Ltn. Mahn, Bruno10/11   
4.Oblt. Brümmer-Patzig, Helmut264/106 Mar 1917  
5.Sachs, Erwin3020World War I  
6.Ltn. Schomburg, Oskar2010/151918  
7.Ltn. Friedeburg, Hans-Georg von +22IV/14World War I  
8.Oblt. Scheer, Werner Emil Hermann254/121918  
9.Kiesewetter, Wilhelm4000WWI  
10.Oblt. Vogelsang, Ernst +26311 Jan 1938  
11.Kptlt. Schuhart, Otto302926 Sep 1939  U-8, U-25, U-29
12.Oblt. Kuhnke, Günter2731   U-28
13.Oblt. Endrass, Engelbert +283417 Oct 1939  
14.Kptlt. Prien, Günther +313117 Oct 1939  U-47
15.Kptlt. Schultze, Herbert303027 Oct 1939  U-2, U-48
16.Kptlt. Frauenheim, Fritz27307 Nov 1939  U-21
17.KrvKpt. Hartmann, Werner36218 Nov 1939  U-26, U-37
18.Kptlt. Daublebsky von Eichhain, Karl30291939  U-13
19.Kptlt. Dresky, Hans-Wilhelm von +31291939  U-4, U-33
20.Oblt. Grau, Peter-Ottmar243417 Dec 1939  
21.Oblt. Hartmann, Götz von263417 Dec 1939  
22.Oblt. Herbschleb, Karl-Heinz293417 Dec 1939  
23.Oblt. Kessler, Horst Wilhelm253417 Dec 1939  
24.Kptlt. Kretschmer, Otto273017 Dec 1939  U-35, U-23
25.Oblt. Pfeffer, Günther253417 Dec 1939  
26.Oblt. Praetorius, Friedrich-Hermann353417 Dec 1939  
27.Kptlt. Büchel, Paul3225Jan 1940  U-32
28.Oblt. Collmann, Herwig2435Jan 1940  
29.KrvKpt. Fechner, Otto +34241940  
30.Oblt. Jenisch, Hans2633   
31.Oblt. Matuschka, Freiherr von Toppolczan und Spaetgen, Hartmut Graf von +2534   
32.Stegemann, Hasso +19X/39   
33.Oblt. Tinschert, Otto2435   
34.Kptlt. Lemp, Fritz-Julius +263118 Jan 1940  U-28, U-30
35.Kptlt. Korth, Claus283226 Jan 1940  U-57
36.Oblt. Esch, Dietrich von der +25341940  
37.Kptlt. Rollmann, Wilhelm +32267 Feb 1940  U-34
38.KrvKpt. Schütze, Viktor342521 Feb 1940  U-19, U-11, U-25
39.Ltn. Ites, Otto223625 Feb 1940  
40.Oblt. Suhren, Reinhard233525 Feb 1940  
41.Barber, Bruno +3626 Feb 1940  
42.Oblt. Oesten, Jürgen263327 Feb 1940  U-61
43.Kptlt. Schepke, Joachim +273027 Feb 1940  U-3, U-19
44.Kptlt. Bauer, Max-Hermann +27303 Mar 1940  U-18, U-50
45.KrvKpt. Neitzel, Karl392323 Mar 1940  
46.Kptlt. Liebe, Heinrich32276 Apr 1940  U-2, U-38
47.Kptlt. Hartenstein, Werner +322827 Apr 1940  
48.Oblt. Brandi, Albrecht2535Apr 1940  
49.Oblt. Brans, Hans-Joachim +24351940  
50.KrvKpt. Brachmann, Hans-Günther36223 May 1940  
51.Kptlt. Kuppisch, Herbert +30324 May 1940  U-58
52.Kptlt. Jürst, Harald +2732   U-59
53.KrvKpt. Baumann, Arend37229 May 1940  
54.Oblt. Lüth, Wolfgang +263315 May 1940  U-13, U-9
55.Kptlt. Seibicke, Günther +283216 May 1940  
56.Kptlt. Timm, Heinrich303216 May 1940  
57.Ltn. Thomsen, Rolf253617 May 1940  
58.Bosüner, Harald2623 May 1940  
59.Kptlt. Strelow, Siegfried +293125 May 1940  
60.Eisele, Wilhelm331940  
61.Oblt. Clausen, Asmus Nicolai +293410 Jun 1940  
62.Kptlt. Oehrn, Victor322710 Jun 1940  U-14, U-37
63.Kptlt. Schewe, Georg303213 Jun 1940  U-60
64.Kptlt. Piening, Adolf Cornelius293027 Jun 1940  
65.Brüninghaus, Herbert291940  
66.Ltn. Hellriegel, Hans-Jürgen +23363 Jul 1940  
67.KrvKpt. Rösing, Hans Rudolf34243 Jul 1940  U-11, U-35, U-10, U-48
68.Kptlt. Stockhausen, Hans-Gerrit von +322612 Jul 1940  U-13, U-65
69.Oblt. (R) Lange, Kurt36   
70.Oblt. Lassen, Georg253518 Jul 1940  
71.Oblt. Schonder, Heinrich +303423 Jul 1940  U-53, U-58
72.Böttcher, Richard3330 Jul 1940  
73.Oblt. Bauer, Ernst26331 Aug 1940  U-120
74.Ltn. Trojer, Hans-Hartwig +24365 Aug 1940  
75.Oblt. Schnee, Adalbert263415 Aug 1940  U-6, U-60
76.Oblt. Kelbling, Gerd253429 Aug 1940  
77.Kptlt. Cohausz, Hans322630 Aug 1940  U-15, U-30, UA
78.Kptlt. Ambrosius, Wilhelm3726Sep, 1940  U-28, U-21, U-43
79.Engel, Herbert28VII/393 Sep 1940  
80.Oblt. Guggenberger, Friedrich25349 Sep 1940  
81.Oblt. Bargsten, Klaus Heinrich283525 Sep 1940  
82.Kptlt. Bleichrodt, Heinrich303125 Sep 1940  U-48
83.Kptlt. Schulz, Georg-Wilhelm343225 Sep 1940  U-10, U-64, U-124
84.Oblt. Krech, Günther263326 Sep 1940  
85.Oblt. Kraus, Hans-Werner253428 Sep 1940  
86.Ltn. Basse, Georg-Wilhelm +23361941  
87.Oblt. Wohlfarth, Herbert25331 Oct 1940  U-14, U-137
88.Kptlt. Moehle, Karl-Heinz303024 Oct 1940  U-20, U-123
89.Hechler, Ernst322925 Oct 1940  
90.Oblt. Mehl, Waldemar263326 Oct 1940  
91.Ltn. Brasack, Paul2437aNov 1940  
92.Oblt. Elfe, Horst2336Nov 1940  
93.Oblt. Brüller, Ernst-Ulrich233616 Nov 1940  
94.Kptlt. Rostin, Erwin +333221 Nov 1940  
95.Dietrich, Willi +301 Dec 1940  
96.Ltn. Eckelmann, Heinz +2437a1940  
97.Oblt. Fehler, Johann-Heinrich30357 Dec 1940  
98.Kptlt. Mengersen, Ernst283310 Dec 1940  U-18, U-143, U-101
99.Ltn. Lange, Hans-Günther2437a12 Dec 1940  
100.Kptlt. Lehmann-Willenbrock, Heinrich293131 Dec 1940  U-8, U-5, U-96
101.Ltn. Münster, Helmut2437b31 Dec 1940  
102.Oblt. Bartels, Robert +29341941  U-139
103.Oblt. Bungards, Hans +23361941  
104.Kptlt. Drewitz, Hans-Joachim +33321941  
105.Oblt. Drews, Ulrich24361941  
106.Ltn. Ebert, Jürgen +2437a1941  
107.Ltn. Fabricius, Fritz2137bJan, 1941  
108.Ltn. Kandler, Hans-Albrecht +2337a   
109.Oblt. Liebe, Johannes2733   U-6
110.Lührs, Dierk2138   
111.Oblt. Pich, Helmuth2634   
112.Kptlt. Schulte, Max-Martin2533   U-9, U-13
113.Schwarzenberg, Hans-Dietrich +1740   
114.Stahl, Peter-Arthur +2738   
115.Tiesler, Raimund2137a   
116.Ltn. Unterhorst, Ernst-Günther2137b   
117.Wunderlich, Karl +29II/40   
118.Oblt. Hamm, Horst +2435   
119.Oblt. Hartmann, Otto +2336   
120.Oblt. Gelhaus, Harald253524 Feb 1941  
121.Oblt. Hellwig, Alexander +2535   
122.Kptlt. Hessler, Günter31271 Mar 1941  U-107
123.Kptlt. Metzler, Jost32322 Mar 1941  U-69
124.Ltn. Bach, Helmut34IX/3919 Mar 1941  
125.Ltn. Barsch, Franz +291 Apr 1941  
126.Kptlt. Heydemann, Günther273312 Apr 1941  
127.Kptlt. Kentrat, Eitel-Friedrich342813 Apr 1941  U-8, U-74
128.Oblt. Schroeteler, Heinrich-Andreas253614 Apr 1941  
129.Kptlt. Gysae, Robert303115 Apr 1941  U-98
130.Kptlt. Rosenbaum, Helmut +273225 Apr 1941  U-2, U-73
131.Oblt. Mohr, Johann +24344 May 1941  
132.Oblt. Ey, Hans24351941  U-433
133.Kptlt. Horrer, Hans-Joachim +3332   U-555
134.Ltn. Niethmann, Otto2138   
135.Ltn. Abel, Dr. Ulrich +29X/395 Jun 1941  
136.Oblt. Teichert, Max-Martin +26347 Jun 1941  
137.Bade, Hans-Botho +31X/39July, 1941  
138.Kptlt. Mützelburg, Rolf +28321 Jul 1941  U-10, U-203
139.Oblt. Witte, Helmut Friedrich263410 Jul 1941  
140.Oblt. Rasch, Hermann263411 Jul 1941  
141.Oblt. Cordes, Ernst +283617 Jul 1941  
142.Oblt. Eck, Heinz-Wilhelm253417 Jul 1941  
143.Kptlt. Bopst, Eberhard +2733Aug 1941  U-6
144.Kptlt. Driver, Heinrich2933Aug 1941  U-20, U-23, U-145, U-371
145.Ltn. Schöneboom, Dietrich +2337a1 Aug 1941  
146.Oblt. Emmermann, Carl26342 Aug 1941  
147.KrvKpt. Zapp, Richard37266 Aug 1941  U-66
148.Dobratz, Kurt372218 Aug 1941  
149.Kptlt. Hardegen, Reinhard283323 Aug 1941  U-147, U-123
150.Zapf, Werner +263623 Aug 1941  
151.Kaeding, Walter2525 Aug 1941  
152.Boddenberg, Karl2728 Aug 1941  
153.Oblt. Müller-Stöckheim, Günther +2734   U-67
154.Falke, Hans +219 Sep 1941  
155.Oblt. Heidtmann, Hans273423 Sep 1941  U-2, U-14, U-21, U-559
156.Oblt. Schultze, Heinz-Otto +263423 Sep 1941  U-4, U-141, U-432
157.Oblt. Henke, Werner +32334 Oct 1941  
158.Oblt. Koitschka, Siegfried2437a7 Oct 1941  
159.Ltn. Frerks, Paul33XI/3912 Oct 1941  
160.Kptlt. Thurmann, Karl +322823 Oct 1941  U-553
161.Hensellek, Ortwin303927 Oct 1941  
162.Kptlt. Winter, Werner293010 Nov 1941  U-22, U-103
163.Oblt. Fischel, Unno von +263414 Nov 1941  U-374
164.Ltn. Lehsten, Detlef von2437b   
165.Oblt. Finke, Otto +26361941  
166.Kptlt. Möhlmann, Helmut28331 Dec 1941  U-143, U-52, U-571
167.Ltn. Hohmann, Otto31375 Dec 1941  
168.Oblt. Tiesenhausen, Hans-Diedrich Freiherr von28347 Dec 1941  U-331
169.Beckmann, Hans23X/3912 Dec 1941  
170.Oblt. Franke, Rudolf Heinz263612 Dec 1941  
171.Oblt. Siemon, Hilmar +263417 Dec 1941  U-334
172.Kptlt. Steinhoff, Friedrich +323417 Dec 1941  U-511
173.Oblt. Tillessen, Hans-Rutger283417 Dec 1941  
174.Oblt. Wintermeyer, Max273417 Dec 1941  U-62
175.Oblt. Zetzsche, Hans-Jürgen263417 Dec 1941  U-20, U-8, U-4, U-560, U-591
176.KrvKpt. Kals, Ernst362418 Dec 1941  U-130
177.Kptlt. Bigalk, Gerhard +333326 Dec 1941  U-14, U-751
178.Oblt. Bauer, Hermann +243628 Dec 1941  
179.Oblt. Baur, Götz24351941  
180.Oblt. Becker, Klaus-Helmuth +23361941  
181.KrvKpt. Merten, Karl-Friedrich362631 Dec 1941  U-68
182.Aldegarmann, Wolfgang +25X/391942  
183.Kptlt. Auffermann, Hans-Jürgen +27341942  U-69
184.Kptlt. Bernardelli, Richard33331942  
185.Oblt. Bokelberg, Max2237a1942  
186.Ltn. Coester, Christian-Brandt +2237b1942  
187.Oblt. Creutz, Horst +26351942  
188.Oblt. Deckert, Horst2337a1942  U-8
189.Oblt. Dieterichs, Horst +29341942  U-406
190.Ltn. Ehrhardt, Walther22381942  
191.Oblt. Engel, Hans-Adolf26361942  
192.Ltn. Ernst, Hans-Joachim2337b1942  
193.Oblt. Fenn, Heinz-Konrad2337a1942  U-139
194.Oblt. Fiedler, Hans +27361942  
195.Oblt. Fraatz, Georg-Werner +2435   U-652
196.Oblt. Freyberg-Eisenberg-Allmendingen, Walter Freiherr von +26351942  U-52
197.Grafen, Karl26   
198.Ltn. Harpe, Richard von +2437b   
199.Hasenschar, Heinrich +2536   U-29
200.Kptlt. Heilmann, Udo2833   U-24, U-97
201.Oblt. Henning, Fritz2437a   
202.Hepp, Horst +2436   
203.Ltn. Herglotz, Helmut2338   
204.Herrle, Friedrich-Georg +31XII/39   
205.Hinz, Rudolf21X/39   
206.Kptlt. Hornbostel, Klaus25341942  
207.Kptlt. Höltring, Horst +2833   U-149
208.KrvKpt. Junker, Ottoheinrich3624   U-33
209.Oblt. Just, Paul2636   
210.Ltn. Kandzior, Helmut +2238   
211.Koch, Heinz +27IV/39   
212.Ltn. Kruschka, Max2237b   
213.Oblt. Lamby, Hermann2836   
214.Lange, Karl-Heinz +2337a   
215.Oblt. Lauterbach-Emden, Hans-Jürgen2237a   
216.Ltn. Leinemann, Hannes33   
217.Lottner, Ernst21X/39   
218.Ltn. Mahrholz, Hans-Gert2338   
219.Oblt. Manke, Rolf +2635   
220.Mannesmann, Gert +3133   
221.Melzer, Volker23X/39   
222.Meyer, Gerhard +26   
223.Ltn. Meyer, Rudolf +2138   
224.Ltn. Mohs, Hans-Dieter2237b   
225.Kptlt. Morstein, Hans-Joachim von3228   
226.Oblt. Neide, Kurt2536   
227.Oblt. Nonn, Victor-Wilhelm2437a   
228.Oblt. Nordheimer, Hubert2436   
229.Oblt. Oelrich, Adolf2535   
230.Offermann, Hans-Werner +20X/39   
231.Oblt. Otto, Paul-Friedrich2437a   
232.Oblt. Petersen, Klaus2436   
233.Oblt. Petersen, Kurt2536   
234.Petersen, Theodor27   
235.Oblt. Pietsch, Ulrich +2636   
236.Radermacher, Alfred28VII/33   
237.Oblt. Reeder, Günther2635   U-7, U-214
238.Riecken, Werner +29   
239.Oblt. Roithberg, Hardo Rodler von +2337a   U-24
240.Kptlt. Salman, Otto3332   U-7, U-52
241.Schaeffer, Heinz20XII/39   
242.Schlott, Heinrich1940   
243.Oblt. Schneewind, Fritz +2436   
244.Schneidewind, Karl-Hermann34   
245.Schnoor, Ebe +46XII/15   
246.Kptlt. Schreiber, Gerd2931   U-3, U-95
247.Schrobach, Kurt27   
248.Seeger, Joachim29X/39   
249.Oblt. Seehausen, Gerhard +2437a   
250.Oblt. Siegmann, Paul2835   
251.Oblt. Soden-Fraunhofen, Ulrich Graf von +2835   
252.Oblt. Sommer, Helmut2735   
253.Oblt. Spahr, Wilhelm37   
254.Ltn. Sthamer, Hans-Jürgen +2237b   
255.Oblt. Stock, Rupprecht2537a   
256.Stoeffler, Otto31XI/39   
257.Säck, Franz32   
258.Oblt. Thäter, Gerhard2536   
259.Oblt. Trotha, Claus von +2736   
260.Oblt. Wahlen, Rolf-Birger2636   
261.Oblt. Weber, Karl-Otto2736   
262.Wedemeyer, Heimar35   
263.Kptlt. Wilamowitz-Möllendorf, Georg von +484/12   U-2, U-459
264.Ltn. Willner, Horst2238   
265.Oblt. Witte, Werner +2735   
266.Oblt. Franken, Wilhelm +273528 Jan 1942  
267.Fleige, Karl36   
268.Kptlt. Cremer, Peter-Erich303210 Feb 1942  U-152, U-333
269.Kptlt. Dommes, Wilhelm343110 Feb 1942  U-431
270.Ltn. Schroeter, Horst von2237b10 Feb 1942  
271.Baden, Hans-Heinrich +263815 Mar 1942  
272.Kptlt. Rosenstiel, Jürgen von +293317 Mar 1942  U-143, U-502
273.Düppe, Joachim26I/4018 Mar 1942  
274.Kptlt. Deecke, Joachim +293320 Mar 1942  U-9, U-584
275.Kptlt. Heyse, Ulrich353224 Mar 1942  U-128
276.Blaudow, Ernst-Ulrich +2731 Mar 1942  
277.Oblt. Christophersen, Erwin +26361942  
278.KrvKpt. Poske, Hans-Georg Friedrich37233 Apr 1942  U-504
279.Kptlt. Achilles, Albrecht +28345 Apr 1942  U-161
280.Kptlt. Bülow, Otto von30306 Apr 1942  U-3, U-404
281.Oblt. Lüdden, Siegfried +25368 Apr 1942  
282.Oblt. Zschech, Peter +233612 Apr 1942  
283.Oblt. Blum, Otto-Ulrich253618 Apr 1942  
284.Dankleff, Walter +353520 Apr 1942  
285.Böhm, Hermann31X/3724 Apr 1942  
286.Oblt. Dauter, Helmut2237bMay 1942  
287.Ltn. Hinrichs, Otto2836   
288.Ltn. Lehmann, Hans263827 May 1942  
289.Kptlt. Degen, Horst28331942  U-701
290.Kptlt. Giessler, Hans-Heinrich3131   U-455
291.Oblt. Makowski, Kurt +2636   U-78, U-619
292.Kptlt. Reschke, Franz-Georg3429   U-205
293.Sitek, Walter29VIII/39   U-17
294.KrvKpt. Schacht, Harro +34266 Jun 1942  U-507
295.Oblt. Bahr, Rudolf +263510 Jun 1942  
296.Kptlt. Würdemann, Erich +283318 Jun 1942  U-506
297.Oblt. Kusch, Oskar-Heinz +2437a22 Jun 1942  
298.Mangold, Ernst24XII/3927 Jun 1942  
299.Kptlt. Bohmann, Heino +2834Jul 1942  U-88
300.Oblt. Bürgel, Friedrich2536Jul 1942  U-97
301.Kptlt. Berger, Joachim +29349 Jul 1942  U-87
302.Kptlt. Bielfeld, Heinz +253416 Jul 1942  U-703
303.Kptlt. Reche, Reinhart263423 Jul 1942  U-255
304.Oblt. Zorn, Rudolf +2537b25 Jul 1942  
305.Kptlt. Borchert, Dietrich333330 Jul 1942  U-24, U-566
306.Kptlt. Schlippenbach, Egon Reiner Freiherr von28346 Aug 1942  U-121, U-453
307.Kptlt. Forstner, Siegfried Freiherr von +31307 Aug 1942  U-59, U-402
308.Rasch, Karl-Heinz +28X/3814 Aug 1942  
309.Kptlt. Witt, Hans-Ludwig322923 Aug 1942  U-161, U-129
310.Ltn. Bitter, Georg von +21X/3927 Aug 1942  
311.Oblt. Bahn, Rolf2436Sep 1942  
312.Kptlt. Brodda, Heinrich +3933Sep 1942  U-209
313.Ltn. Dahlhaus, Eberhard +22381942  
314.Bork, Helmut32VIII/394 Sep 1942  
315.KrvKpt. Brandenburg, Karl +36248 Sep 1942  U-457
316.Oblt. Struckmeier, Rolf26351942  U-608
317.Oblt. Börner, Hans-Joachim +2437bOct 1942  
318.Oblt. Ballert, Sarto +2537b2 Oct 1942  
319.Kptlt. Dierksen, Reiner +34333 Oct 1942  U-176
320.Kptlt. Clausen, Heinz-Ehlert33364 Oct 1942  U-403
321.Kptlt. Jahn, Gunter32316 Oct 1942  U-596
322.Oblt. Raabe, Ernst +3511 Oct 1942  
323.Albrecht, Karl +35IV/192312 Oct 1942  
324.Ltn. Breckwoldt, Friedrich30IX/3914 Oct 1942  
325.Kptlt. Bruns, Heinrich +303118 Oct 1942  U-175
326.Kptlt. Markworth, Friedrich273410 Nov 1942  U-66
327.Ltn. Stuckmann, Hermann +21X/3918 Nov 1942  
328.Oblt. Poel, Gustav253626 Nov 1942  U-413
329.Oblt. Benker, Hans +253630 Nov 1942  U-80, U-625
330.Cabolet, Servais34X/3730 Nov 1942  
331.Oblt. Nölke, Kurt +283530 Nov 1942  U-20, U-263
332.Oblt. Carlsen, Claus-Peter2337b1942  U-732
333.Kptlt. Feiler, Gerhard33331942  U-653
334.Kptlt. Zurmühlen, Bernhard +3333Dec, 1942  U-600
335.Kptlt. Schneider, Herbert +27344 Dec 1942  U-522
336.Oblt. Döhler, Hans-Heinrich +2537a6 Dec 1942  U-21, U-606
337.Beckmann, Heinz +29X/3914 Dec 1942  
338.Ltn. Falke, Hans22X/3914 Dec 1942  
339.Ltn. Dübler, Rudolf21XII/3922 Dec 1942  
340.Ltn. Bergemann, Wilhelm22X/3924 Dec 1942  
341.Oblt. Auffhammer, Leonhard +25361942  U-265
342.Oblt. Krieg, Johann-Otto2337b1942  U-142, U-81
343.Kptlt. Herwartz, Oskar35   
344.Ltn. Ahlers, Kurt20XII/391943  
345.Oblt. Baberg, Kurt25361943  U-30, U-618
346.Ltn. Bach, Joachim-Werner2437b1943  
347.Bensel, Rolf Rüdiger19401943  
348.Oblt. Bentzien, Heinz +2537b1943  
349.Kptlt. Borm, Carl3133   U-592
350.Ltn. Bornkessel, Dieter22XII/391943  
351.Ltn. Bortfeldt, Karl-Hermann21X/391943  
352.Oblt. Braeucker, Friedrich2337a1943  
353.Ltn. Brünig, Matthias22381943  
354.Kptlt. Buchholz, Heinz +33291943  U-24, U-15, U-195
355.Budzyn, Sigmund27V/411943  
356.Oblt. Bugs, Hans-Helmuth +2537a1943  U-629
357.Ltn. Buscher, Hans24381943  
358.Oblt. Büchler, Rudolf +27361943  U-387
359.Oblt. Böhme, Kurt2537b1943  U-450
360.Oblt. Curio, Oskar2437a1943  U-80, U-952
361.Oblt. Davidson, Heinz von2437a1943  
362.Kptlt. Deetz, Friedrich +26351943  U-757
363.Kptlt. Diggins, Kurt30341943  U-458
364.Ltn. Dingler, Gottfried20XII/391943  
365.Ltn. Dobberstein, Erich +23381943  
366.Ltn. Eberbach, Heinz-Eugen21X/391943  
367.Elsinghorst, Josef26IV/391943  
368.Oblt. Emde, Bernhard2537a1943  
369.KrvKpt. Engelmann, Kurt-Eduard +3923Jan 1943  U-163
370.Oblt. Franze, Joachim2437a   
371.Ltn. Hilbig, Kurt2338   
372.KrvKpt. Hopman, Rolf-Heinrich +3626   U-405
373.Oblt. Janssen, Gustav-Adolf2736   U-151, U-37, U-103
374.Kptlt. Jebsen, Johann +2635   U-565
375.Oblt. Lauzemis, Albert +2437a   U-139, U-37
376.Oblt. Looks, Hartwig2536   U-264
377.Ltn. Niemeyer, Heinrich32X/39   
378.Kptlt. Purkhold, Hubertus26   U-30, U-14, U-260
379.Kptlt. Queck, Horst-Thilo2735   U-622
380.Oblt. Riekeberg, Wolfgang +2437a   
381.Kptlt. Röther, Josef3536   U-380
382.Kptlt. Schumann-Hindenberg, Friedrich2932   
383.Kptlt. Uphoff, Horst +2635   U-84
384.Oblt. Wächter, Karl-Jürg +2636   U-223
385.Kptlt. Staats, Georg +26359 Jan 1943  U-80, U-508
386.KrvKpt. Czygan, Werner +3825Feb 1943  U-118
387.Oblt. Rosenberg-Gruszczynski, Hans-Achim von +2537a5 Feb 1943  U-18, U-384
388.Ltn. Bartke, Erwin +33401943  U-488
389.Ltn. Fischer, Ernst22X/39Mar, 1943  
390.Oblt. Schramm, Joachim +26361943  U-109
391.Ltn. Baum, Heinz304010 Mar 1943  
392.Oblt. (R) Johannsen, Hans3214 Mar 1943  U-569
393.Oblt. Bertelsmann, Hans-Joachim +263627 Mar 1943  U-142, U-603
394.Oblt. Fenski, Horst-Arno2437b28 Mar 1943  U-34, U-410
395.Kptlt. Borchers, Rolf29331943-05-01  U-149, U-226
396.Kptlt. Maus, August28345 May 1943  U-185
397.Ltn. Ackermann, Wolf22X/3912 May 1943  
398.Oblt. Brauel, Wilhelm2837b1943  
399.Kptlt. Brünning, Herbert27351943  U-137, U-642
400.Hess, Hans-Georg2040   
401.Ltn. Kühn, Herbert24X/391 Jun 1943  
402.Ltn. Schüler, Wolf-Harald21X/3914 Jun 1943  
403.Oblt. Baltz, Rudolf223817 Jun 1943  U-603
404.Oblt. (R) Ferro, Otto +324026 Jun 1943  U-645
405.Oblt. Balke, Diethelm2337b1943  
406.KrvKpt. Baume, Günter La +32296 Aug 1943  U-355
407.Oblt. Eick, Alfred2737a29 Aug 1943  U-510
408.Kptlt. Bode, Thilo25361943  
409.Ltn. Breinlinger, Siegfried23XII/39Sep 1943  
410.Ltn. Peters, Gerhard21XII/39   
411.Breun, Gerhard23IV/40Oct 1943  
412.Oblt. Brünner, Joachim +2437bOct 1943  U-703
413.Oblt. Ohling, Klaus2537a   U-965
414.Kptlt. Becker, Richard323413 Oct 1943  U-218
415.Oblt. Becker, Klaus23X/3927 Oct 1943  
416.Ltn. Ackermann, Paul23XII/391943  
417.Oblt. Drescher, Günther24381943  
418.Oblt. Marbach, Karl-Heinz2637a21 Nov 1943  U-101, U-29, U-28, U-953
419.Ltn. Boehmer, Wolfgang23XII/391 Dec 1943  U-575
420.Oblt. Ballert, Rene23XII/394 Dec 1943  
421.Oblt. Werner, Herbert A.23XII/3918 Dec 1943  
422.Hoß, Hans Julius22   
423.Oblt. Altmeier, Friedrich23381943  U-1227
424.Oblt. Arco-Zinneberg, Ulrich-Philipp Graf von und zu26X/391943  U-922, U-29
425.Oblt. Andersen, Klaus2537b1944  U-708
426.Ltn. Angermann, Walter2040Jan 1944  
427.Ltn. Arendt, Rudolf20401944  
428.Oblt. Balduhn, Ernst-Ludwig24381944  U-1163
429.Becker, Philipp22401944  
430.Oblt. Blischke, Heinz +2438Jan 1944  U-744
431.Oblt. Bremen, Hanskurt von25381944  U-764
432.Oblt. Conrad, Gerhard +21XII/391944  
433.Ltn. Dobenecker, Günter21401944  
434.Oblt. Dobinsky, Hans-Jürgen21XII/391944  
435.Oblt. Faust, Erich +22XII/391944  
436.Oblt. Gerlach, Peter +21XII/39   U-37
437.Kptlt. Manseck, Helmut2934   U-143, U-758
438.Kptlt. Manseck, Helmut2934   U-143, U-758
439.Oblt. Boldt, Walter22XII/3910 Jan 1944  
440.Ltn. Cranz, Wilhelm +28X/3918 Jan 1944  
441.Oblt. Wex, Hans-Dieter23XII/3924 Jan 1944  
442.Oblt. (R) Dobbert, Max33X/38Feb 1944  U-969
443.Oblt. Dunkelberg, Hans2537bFeb 1944  U-716
444.Oblt. Albrecht, Rolf Heinrich Fritz2337b19 Feb 1944  U-386
445.Oblt. Sieder, Heinz +233828 Feb 1944  U-984
446.Ltn. Baumgärtel, Friedrich2140Apr 1944  
447.Oblt. Westphalen, Otto24383 Apr 1944  U-121, U-968
448.Ltn. Benthin, Karl-Dietrich224012 May 1944  
449.Ltn. Braun, Kurt20V/411944-06-01  
450.Ltn. Dierks, Hans-Joachim20401944  
451.FrgKpt. Freiwald, Kurt37251944  U-21, U-7, U-33, U-181
452.KrvKpt. Fahr, Theodor +34309 Sep 1944  U-567
453.Oblt. Baldus, Hugo23X/39Nov, 1944  U-773
454.Oblt. Pulst, Günther2637b18 Dec 1944  U-978
455.Kptlt. Eickstedt, Wolfgang von293520 Dec 1944  U-668
456.Oblt. Block, Helmut + (posthumous)29383 Jan 1945  U-771

456 U-boat Commanders decorated with Iron Cross 1st Class (Eisernes Kreuz 1. 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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