War Merit Cross 1st Class
Kriegsverdienstkreuz 1. Klasse
This was a World War Two decoration
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.
This listing shows the U-boat officers of WWI decorated with this award. See the WWII page for this award.
|Georg, Carl-Siegfried Ritter von||1 Mar 1945|
|Hertwig, Wolf Hans|
2 officers decorated with (Kriegsverdienstkreuz 1. Klasse) located.
Note: This listing is still being compiled and some recipients might be missing.