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 last name

See this list sorted by date


Commander and rankAgeCrewDate  U-boat Command(s) held *
Ltn. Abel, Dr. Ulrich +28X/3923 Apr 1940  
Oblt. Achilles, Albrecht +27347 Aug 1941  
Ltn. Ackermann, Paul22XII/3923 Jan 1943  
Ltn. Ackermann, Wolf21X/3913 Sep 1942  
Ady, Gerhard18401942  
Ahlefeld, Hunold194026 Jun 1942  
Ahlers, Kurt19XII/391941  
Albrecht, Karl +32IV/192325 Jan 1940  
Albrecht, Rolf Heinrich Fritz1937b1 May 1940  
Aldegarmann, Wolfgang +23X/391940  
Altmeier, Friedrich19381940  
Kptlt. Ambrosius, Wilhelm362615 Dec 1939  U-28, U-21, U-43
Andersen, Klaus2137bApr 1940  
Angermann, Walter194029 Oct 1942  
Anschütz, Hans-Helmut18V/411942  
Ltn. Arco, Ferdinand Graf von22I/41Sep 1943  
Ltn. Arco-Zinneberg, Ulrich-Philipp Graf von und zu24X/3924 Nov 1942  
Ltn. Arendt, Rudolf20401943  
Oblt. Atzinger, Siegfried24361941  
Oblt. Auffermann, Hans-Jürgen +2634Jul 1941  
Ltn. Auffhammer, Leonhard +2236Dec 1939  
Ltn. Augustin, Hans-Eckart20V/4112 Apr 1944  
Ltn. Aust, Eduard +22X/391 Dec 1942  

Ltn. Baberg, Kurt22361940  
Ltn. Bach, Helmut33IX/3924 Nov 1940  
Bach, Joachim-Werner2137b1940  
Bade, Hans-Botho +30X/3928 May 1940  
Baden, Hans-Heinrich +26386 Oct 1941  
Ltn. Bahn, Rolf21361940  
Oblt. Bahr, Rudolf +24351941  
Balduhn, Ernst-Ludwig21381941  
Baldus, Hugo19X/391941  
Ltn. Balke, Diethelm2137b1941  
Ltn. Ballert, Rene22XII/3919 Dec 1942  
Ballert, Sarto +2237b1940  
Ltn. Baltz, Rudolf223810 Dec 1942  
Barber, Bruno +356 Nov 1939  
Oblt. Bargsten, Klaus Heinrich283523 Jul 1940  
Ltn. Barleben, Curt +301 Dec 1939  
Barsch, Franz +2810 Nov 1940  
Oblt. Barschkis, Hans-Heinrich23XII/399 Jan 1944  
Oblt. Bartels, Robert +28342 Oct 1939  
Oblt. Barten, Wolfgang +303125 Sep 1939  U-52, U-40
Ltn. Bartke, Erwin +33409 Sep 1942  
Oblt. Bartsch, Hans-Jürgen22XII/3913 Jan 1944  
Ltn. Basse, Georg-Wilhelm +22361940  
Oblt. Bauer, Ernst25338 Nov 1939  
Ltn. Bauer, Hermann +22369 May 1940  
Kptlt. Bauer, Max-Hermann +273023 Nov 1939  U-18
Baum, Heinz274029 Jul 1940  
KrvKpt. Baumann, Arend36223 Dec 1939  
Baumann, Heinz214019 Jan 1944  
Kptlt. Baume, Günter La +312922 Jul 1942  U-355
Ltn. Baumgärtel, Friedrich20409 Dec 1943  
Oblt. Baur, Götz22351939  
Beck, Dieter25341941  
Ltn. Becker, Klaus22X/3918 Nov 1942  
Ltn. Becker, Klaus-Helmuth +223620 Apr 1940  
Becker, Philipp21401943  
Oblt. Becker, Richard283422 Dec 1939  
Beckmann, Hans23X/393 Jul 1941  
Beckmann, Heinz +27X/391941  
Kptlt. Beduhn, Heinz +322630 Jun 1940  U-10, U-16, U-18, U-23, U-25
Oblt. Behnisch, Günter22XII/3922 Jun 1944  
Kptlt. Behrens, Udo2830Oct 1939  U-16, U-24
Oblt. Bender, Werner +25361942  U-152
Oblt. Benker, Hans +243613 May 1941  
Bensel, Rolf Rüdiger184029 Dec 1941  
Ltn. Benthin, Karl-Dietrich22404 Dec 1943  
Ltn. Bentzien, Heinz +2337b1941  
Berends, Fritz +3514 Oct 1941  
Ltn. Bergemann, Wilhelm22X/398 Aug 1942  
Kptlt. Berger, Joachim +283430 Jan 1942  U-87
Berkemann, Paul273323 Jul 1940  
Oblt. Bernardelli, Richard31331940  
Oblt. Bernbeck, Hinrich-Oscar263420 Dec 1940  
Ltn. Bertelsmann, Hans-Joachim +2336Apr 1940  
Oblt. Besold, Heinrich24X/3929 Oct 1944  
Oblt. Bielfeld, Heinz +24341940  
Kptlt. Bigalk, Gerhard +323330 Nov 1940  U-14
Bischoff, Gustav +24X/391941  
Ltn. Bitter, Georg von +21X/3929 Apr 1942  
Ltn. Bitter, Otto2337b1942  
Blaich, Ferdinand29I/401 Jun 1941  
Blaudow, Ernst-Ulrich +261941  
Ltn. Blauert, Hans-Jörg +2237b15 May 1940  
Kptlt. Bleichrodt, Heinrich303125 Jul 1940  
Ltn. Blischke, Heinz +23387 Oct 1942  
Block, Helmut +253818 Mar 1941  
Oblt. Blum, Otto-Ulrich24361 Apr 1941  
Boddenberg, Karl2610 Sep 1940  
Ltn. Bode, Thilo21361940  
Boehmer, Wolfgang21XII/3915 Oct 1941  
Oblt. Bohmann, Heino +25341940  
Ltn. Bokelberg, Max2037aApr 1940  
Ltn. Boldt, Walter21XII/399 May 1943  
Boos, Hans-Heinz26371940  
Oblt. Bopst, Eberhard +2533Nov 1939  
Borchardt, Gustav +2337b1940  
Kptlt. Borcherdt, Ulrich +32331942  U-8, U-587
Oblt. Borchers, Rolf2633Apr 1940  
Oblt. Borchert, Dietrich313320 Apr 1940  
Oblt. Borger, Wolfgang +29361943  
Bork, Helmut29VIII/3924 Apr 1940  
Kptlt. Borm, Carl30331942  U-592
Oblt. Bornhaupt, Konrad +2337b27 Apr 1944  U-285
Bornkessel, Dieter20XII/392 May 1941  
Bortfeldt, Karl-Hermann20X/391942  
Bosüner, Harald2622 Apr 1940  
Ltn. Bothe, Friedrich +223618 Jan 1940  
KrvKpt. Brachmann, Hans-Günther352229 Nov 1939  
Ltn. Braeucker, Friedrich2037a1940  
Oblt. Brammer, Herbert +28XI/3720 Oct 1942  
Brand, Wilhelm25X/391941  
KrvKpt. Brandenburg, Karl +342415 Feb 1941  
Oblt. Brandi, Albrecht2535Apr 1940  
Oblt. Brans, Hans-Joachim +24351940  
Ltn. Brasack, Paul2337aMay 1940  
Ltn. Brauel, Wilhelm2737b1942  
Braun, Kurt20V/411944  
Ltn. Breckwoldt, Friedrich29IX/393 Mar 1942  
Ltn. Breinlinger, Siegfried22XII/3919 Feb 1943  
Oblt. Breithaupt, Wolfgang +25331939  
Ltn. Bremen, Hanskurt von243814 Sep 1942  
Breun, Gerhard19IV/401940  
Ltn. Brockmann, Karl +27IV/398 Jun 1942  UC-1
Oblt. Brodda, Heinrich +36331940  
Ltn. Brosin, Hans-Günther +23361940  
Kptlt. Bruns, Heinrich +27311940  
Brückner, Werner251941  
Brüllau, Heinz-Ehler22XII/399 Oct 1940  
Ltn. Brüller, Ernst-Ulrich223615 Apr 1940  
Oblt. Brümmer-Patzig, Helmut254/1011 May 1916  
Brünig, Matthias19381940  
Brüninghaus, Herbert2917 Dec 1939  
Ltn. Brünner, Joachim +2137b1941  
Oblt. Brünning, Herbert24351940  
Kptlt. Buchholz, Heinz +3029Oct 1939  U-24, U-15
Budzyn, Sigmund26V/4128 Mar 1942  
Bugs, Hans-Helmuth +2237a1939  
Buhr, Johann de +3034/4023 Sep 1942  
Buhse, Heinz +23X/391940  
Ltn. Bungards, Hans +22361940  
Ltn. Burghagen, Walter244/11< Aug 1916  
Buscher, Hans22381941  
Buttjer, Johann301942  
Kptlt. Büchel, Paul32251 Oct 1939  U-32
Oblt. Büchler, Rudolf +26368 Aug 1942  
Oblt. Bühring, Hans-Jürgen2237b25 Apr 1943  U-360
Kptlt. Bülow, Otto von30306 Apr 1942  U-3, U-404
Oblt. Bürgel, Friedrich25361941  
Böhm, Hermann30X/375 Dec 1941  
Ltn. Böhme, Kurt2437b10 Oct 1941  
Oblt. Börner, Hans-Joachim +2337b4 Jun 1942  
Böttcher, Richard3315 Dec 1939  

Cabolet, Servais34X/3724 Jun 1942  
Callsen, Peter29XI/398 May 1941  
Oblt. Carlewitz, Dietrich von +24361 Apr 1941  
Oblt. Carlsen, Claus-Peter2237b1942  
Christiansen, Helmuth21381940  
Ltn. Christiansen, Uwe21382 Dec 1941  
Ltn. Christophersen, Erwin +24361940  
Oblt. Clausen, Asmus Nicolai +283428 Feb 1940  
Oblt. Clausen, Heinz-Ehlert303626 May 1940  
Claussen, August-Wilhelm +2037b1940  
Ltn. Claussen, Emil +2237a5 Jul 1940  
Clemens, Johannes +3130 Jan 1943  
Oblt. Coester, Christian-Brandt +2237b24 Apr 1942  
Kptlt. Cohausz, Hans3226May 1940  U-15, U-30, UA
Ltn. Collmann, Herwig243520 Sep 1939  
Ltn. Conrad, Gerhard +20XII/3923 May 1943  
Oblt. Cordes, Ernst +273624 Oct 1940  
Cranz, Wilhelm +26X/394 Aug 1941  
Kptlt. Cremer, Peter-Erich283211 Feb 1940  
Oblt. Creutz, Horst +24351940  
Oblt. Curio, Oskar2337a16 Jan 1942  
Ltn. Czekowski, Martin214019 Jul 1943  
KrvKpt. Czygan, Werner +352524 Apr 1940  

Ltn. Dahlhaus, Eberhard +2138Jun 1942  
Ltn. Dahms, Hermann +23361940  
Ltn. Damerow, Wolf-Dietrich +2137b1941  
Oblt. Dangschat, Günther +25351941  
Dankleff, Walter +343520 Apr 1941  
Kptlt. Daublebsky von Eichhain, Karl3029Sep 1939  U-13
Ltn. Dauter, Helmut2037b1940  
Ltn. Davidson, Heinz von2137a1940  
Ltn. Deckert, Horst2237a24 Apr 1941  
Oblt. Deecke, Joachim +283322 Oct 1940  U-9
Oblt. Deetz, Friedrich +23351940  
Oblt. Degen, Horst26331939  
Ltn. Deiring, Hugo213816 Jul 1942  
Ltn. Dick, Hans-Peter22X/39Aug 1943  
Ltn. Dierks, Hans-Joachim20401944  
Kptlt. Dierksen, Reiner +31331940  
Oblt. Dieterich, Max Bernd25341940  
Oblt. Dieterichs, Horst +28341941  
Dietrich, Willi +3023 Mar 1940  
Oblt. Diggins, Kurt2734Dec 1939  
Ltn. Dingler, Gottfried20XII/391942  
Ltn. Dobberstein, Erich +22381942  
Dobbert, Max29X/381940  
Ltn. Dobenecker, Günter21401943  
Ltn. Dobinsky, Hans-Jürgen20XII/391 Jun 1943  
Dobratz, Kurt372218 Aug 1941  
Dohrn, Erwin +19XI/19381940  
Kptlt. Dommes, Wilhelm323129 Nov 1939  
Ltn. Drescher, Günther2238   
Kptlt. Dresky, Hans-Wilhelm von +312930 Sep 1939  U-4, U-33
Oblt. Drewitz, Hans-Joachim +32321940  
Ltn. Drews, Ulrich23361940  
Oblt. Driver, Heinrich27331939  
Oblt. Duis, Hans Diederich22XII/3923 May 1944  
Kptlt. Dumrese, Adolf +30291940  
Ltn. Dunkelberg, Hans2237b1941  
Ltn. Duppel, Martin22381942  
Dübler, Rudolf20XII/39Nov 1941  
Oblt. Dültgen, Gert +2437b16 Sep 1942  
Düppe, Joachim25I/4023 Sep 1941  
Ltn. Dähne, Wolfgang22XII/3911 Oct 1943  
Ltn. Döhler, Hans-Heinrich +2137aNov 1939  

Ltn. Eberbach, Heinz-Eugen21X/39Nov 1942  
Eberlein, Otto +29I/389 May 1943  
Ltn. Ebert, Eberhard34IX/395 Dec 1941  
Ltn. Ebert, Jürgen +2337a1940  
Oblt. Eck, Heinz-Wilhelm23341940  
Ltn. Eckel, Kurt21XII/391943  
Ltn. Eckelmann, Heinz +2337a24 Apr 1940  
KrvKpt. Eckermann, Hans352519 Mar 1941  U-20, UA
Oblt. Eckhardt, Hermann +24361941  
Ltn. Edelhoff, Ernst233625 Sep 1941  
Ehrhardt, Walther20381940  
Oblt. Ehrich, Heinz +2337b18 Oct 1942  
Oblt. Eichmann, Kurt +2437a23 Oct 1941  
Ltn. Eick, Alfred2337a13 Jan 1940  
Oblt. Eickstedt, Wolfgang von26355 Feb 1942  
Eisele, Wilhelm3322 Apr 1940  
Ltn. Elfe, Horst233622 Jul 1940  
Oblt. Ellmenreich, Helmut +26351940  
Elsinghorst, Josef25IV/391942  
Emde, Bernhard2237a1940  
Oblt. Emmermann, Carl263419 Mar 1941  
Endler, Siegfried241940  
Oblt. Endrass, Engelbert +283425 Sep 1939  
Oblt. Engel, Hans-Adolf25361941  
Engel, Herbert28VII/393 Jul 1940  
KrvKpt. Engelmann, Kurt-Eduard +3723Apr 1940  
Oblt. Epp, Dietrich +2437a2 Dec 1941  
Ltn. Erdmann, Dieter21381942  
Ernst, Hans-Joachim2137bJan 1940  
Oblt. Esch, Dietrich von der +24341939  
Euler, Klaus2037b1939  
KrvKpt. Ewerth, Klaus +32256 Dec 1939  U-1, U-35, U-36, U-26
Oblt. Ey, Hans23351940  

Ltn. Fabricius, Ludwig22XII/39Apr, 1943  
Oblt. Fahr, Theodor +303029 Nov 1939  
Falke, Hans +191940  
Falke, Hans20X/3911 Apr 1941  
Ltn. Faust, Erich +22XII/3927 Jul 1943  
KrvKpt. Fechner, Otto +3324Nov, 1939  
Oblt. Fehler, Johann-Heinrich293530 Aug 1940  
Oblt. Feiler, Gerhard30331939  
Ltn. Feindt, Hans-Arend21XII/399 Apr 1943  
Ltn. Fenn, Heinz-Konrad2237a13 Mar 1941  
Ltn. Fenski, Horst-Arno2237b10 Oct 1941  
Ltn. Ferro, Otto +314014 Apr 1942  
Ltn. Fiebig, Günther223826 Jun 1942  
Oblt. Fiedler, Hans +263631 Jul 1941  
Oblt. Fiehn, Helmut +23351940  
Ltn. Finke, Otto +24361940  
Oblt. Fischel, Unno von +25348 Mar 1941  
Ltn. Fischer, Ernst21X/394 Oct 1942  
Ltn. Fischer, Klaus +2238   
Fleige, Karl36   
Oblt. Folkers, Ulrich +243415 Jan 1940  
Ltn. Forster, Ludwig +233626 Sep 1939  
Kptlt. Forstner, Siegfried Freiherr von +313018 Feb 1942  U-59, U-402
Oblt. Fraatz, Georg-Werner +2335   
Ltn. Franke, Rudolf Heinz243623 Feb 1940  
Oblt. Franken, Wilhelm +253514 Apr 1940  
Oblt. Franze, Joachim2437a9 Aug 1942  
Kptlt. Frauenheim, Fritz27302 Oct 1939  U-21
FrgKpt. Freiwald, Kurt37251944  U-21, U-7, U-33, U-181
Ltn. Frerks, Paul32XI/3914 Apr 1941  
Oblt. Freyberg-Eisenberg-Allmendingen, Walter Freiherr von +2435April, 1940  
Ltn. Friedeburg, Hans-Georg von +22IV/14World War I  

Oblt. Gelhaus, Harald253531 Oct 1940  
Ltn. Gerlach, Peter +20XII/39   
Kptlt. Giessler, Hans-Heinrich2831   
Gode, Heinrich18XII/39   
Godt, Eberhard Friedrich Clemens17VII/181918  
Grafen, Karl25   
Oblt. Grau, Peter-Ottmar243417 Oct 1939  
Oblt. Guggenberger, Friedrich253423 Mar 1940  
Kptlt. Gysae, Robert293131 May 1940  

Ltn. Hagenau, Karl-Heinz2037b15 May 1940  
Ltn. Hamm, Horst +2335   
Oblt. Hardegen, Reinhard273318 Sep 1940  
Ltn. Harpe, Richard von +2337b   
Kptlt. Hartenstein, Werner +312816 Nov 1939  
Oblt. Hartmann, Götz von253417 Oct 1939  
Oblt. Hartmann, Otto +2336   
KrvKpt. Hartmann, Werner36218 Nov 1939  U-26, U-37
Hasenschar, Heinrich +2436   
Hechler, Ernst322923 May 1940  
Oblt. Heidtmann, Hans253427 Nov 1939  
Oblt. Heilmann, Udo2733   U-24, U-97
Ltn. Hellriegel, Hans-Jürgen +223626 Apr 1940  
Oblt. Hellwig, Alexander +2435   
Oblt. Henke, Werner +30336 Jun 1939  
Ltn. Henning, Fritz2337a   
Hensellek, Ortwin28391940  
Hepp, Horst +2336   
Oblt. Herbschleb, Karl-Heinz293417 Oct 1939  
Herglotz, Helmut2138   
Herrle, Friedrich-Georg +30XII/39   
Oblt. Herwartz, Oskar2635   
Hess, Hans-Georg1940   
Kptlt. Hessler, Günter302718 Nov 1939  
Oblt. Heydemann, Günther253317 Sep 1939  
Kptlt. Heyse, Ulrich333211 Feb 1940  
Hilbig, Kurt2138   
Ltn. Hinrichs, Otto2736   
Oblt. Hinsch, Hans-Peter253417 Oct 1939  
Hinz, Rudolf20X/39   
Hohmann, Otto303712 Sep 1940  
KrvKpt. Hopman, Rolf-Heinrich +3526   U-405
Hornbostel, Klaus24341 Apr 1941  
Kptlt. Horrer, Hans-Joachim +3232   
Hoß, Hans Julius21   
Oblt. Höltring, Horst +2733   U-149

Ibbeken, Hans18181918  
Ltn. Ites, Otto213627 Oct 1939  

Kptlt. Jahn, Gunter293118 Oct 1939  
Oblt. Janssen, Gustav-Adolf2636   U-151, U-37
Oblt. Jebsen, Johann +2535   U-565
Oblt. Jenisch, Hans2533   
Johannsen, Hans291940  
KrvKpt. Junker, Ottoheinrich3524   U-33
Oblt. Just, Paul2536   
Oblt. Jürst, Harald +2632   U-59

Kaeding, Walter2511 Dec 1940  
KrvKpt. Kals, Ernst342418 Dec 1939  
Ltn. Kandler, Hans-Albrecht +2237a   
Kandzior, Helmut +2038   
Oblt. Karpf, Hans +2535   U-10
Oblt. Kelbling, Gerd243431 May 1940  
Kptlt. Kentrat, Eitel-Friedrich342813 Apr 1941  U-8, U-74
Oblt. Kessler, Horst Wilhelm253417 Oct 1939  
Oblt. Ketelsen, Wolfgang283417 Oct 1939  
Oblt. (R) Kiesewetter, Wilhelm3700   
Ltn. Klapdor, Heinrich2536   
Koch, Heinz +26IV/39   
Ltn. Koitschka, Siegfried2337a8 May 1941  
Kptlt. Korth, Claus283222 Nov 1939  U-57
Oblt. Kraus, Hans-Werner25348 Jul 1940  
Oblt. Krech, Günther2533   
Kptlt. Kretschmer, Otto273017 Oct 1939  U-35, U-23
Ltn. Krieg, Johann-Otto2237b1942  
Ltn. Kruschka, Max2137b   
Oblt. Kuhnke, Günter273129 Sep 1939  U-28
Kptlt. Kuppisch, Herbert +30325 Dec 1939  U-58
Oblt. Kusch, Oskar-Heinz +2337a10 Nov 1941  
Kühn, Herbert22X/391 Jun 1941  
Kptlt. Köhler, Otto3031   

Oblt. Lamby, Hermann2736   
Oblt. Lange, Georg254/11< Feb 1918  
Ltn. Lange, Hans-Günther2337a7 Jun 1940  
Lange, Karl-Heinz +2237a   
Ltn. Lange, Kurt36   
Ltn. Lassen, Georg243526 Sep 1939  
Ltn. Lauterbach-Emden, Hans-Jürgen2137a   
Oblt. Lauzemis, Albert +2337a   
Ltn. Lehmann, Hans2538   
Kptlt. Lehmann-Willenbrock, Heinrich283120 Apr 1940  U-8, U-5
Lehsten, Detlef von37b   
Leinemann, Hannes32   
Oblt. Lemp, Fritz-Julius +263127 Sep 1939  U-28, U-30
Ltn. Leu, Wolfgang +2437b   
Kptlt. Liebe, Heinrich31278 Oct 1939  U-2, U-38
Oblt. Liebe, Johannes2633   
Oblt. Looks, Hartwig2436   
KrvKpt. Lott, Werner3426   U-21, U-32, U-35
Lottner, Ernst20X/39   
Oblt. Luther, Otto2537b   U-135
Oblt. Lüdden, Siegfried +253618 Dec 1941  
Lührs, Dierk2038   
Oblt. Lüth, Wolfgang +263325 Jan 1940  U-13, U-9

Ltn. Mahn, Bruno10/11   
Mahrholz, Hans-Gert2238   
Oblt. Makowski, Kurt +2636   U-78
Oblt. Manchen, Erwin +2236   
Mangold, Ernst22XII/3916 Apr 1940  
Oblt. Manke, Rolf +2535   
Mannesmann, Gert +3033   
Oblt. Manseck, Helmut243417 Oct 1939  
Ltn. Marbach, Karl-Heinz2237a14 Apr 1940  
Oblt. Markworth, Friedrich253424 Apr 1940  
Oblt. Massmann, Hanns-Ferdinand2336   U-137
Mattke, Willy +3128 Apr 1940  
Oblt. Matuschka, Freiherr von Toppolczan und Spaetgen, Hartmut Graf von +243417 Oct 1939  
Oblt. Maus, August24346 Oct 1939  
Oblt. Mehl, Waldemar253330 Apr 1940  
Melzer, Volker22X/39   
Oblt. Mengersen, Ernst273327 Jan 1940  U-18
Kptlt. Merten, Karl-Friedrich34262 Oct 1939  
Kptlt. Metzler, Jost303221 Dec 1939  
Meyer, Gerhard +25   
Meyer, Rudolf +2038   
Kptlt. Moehle, Karl-Heinz293023 Sep 1939  U-20
Oblt. Mohr, Eberhard +2435   
Oblt. Mohr, Johann +233429 Nov 1939  
Ltn. Mohs, Hans-Dieter2137b   
Oblt. Morstein, Hans-Joachim von3128   
Oblt. Müller-Stöckheim, Günther +27341 Mar 1941  
Ltn. Münster, Helmut2437b5 Nov 1940  
Kptlt. Mützelburg, Rolf +28321 Jul 1941  U-10, U-203
Oblt. Möhlmann, Helmut263316 Nov 1939  

Oblt. Neide, Kurt2436   
Neitzel, Karl1623WWI  
Niemeyer, Heinrich31X/39   
Niethmann, Otto2038   
Ltn. Nonn, Victor-Wilhelm2337a   
Oblt. Nordheimer, Hubert2436   
Oblt. Nölke, Kurt +263511 Jun 1941  

Kptlt. Oehrn, Victor322727 Jan 1940  U-14
Oblt. Oelrich, Adolf2435   
Oblt. Oesten, Jürgen26333 Dec 1939  U-61
Offermann, Hans-Werner +19X/39   
Ltn. Ohling, Klaus2237a   
Oblt. Opitz, Herbert +2534   U-5
Ltn. Otto, Paul-Friedrich2337a   

Kptlt. Pauckstadt, Hans3326   U-18, U-12, U-30, U-34
Ltn. Peters, Gerhard21XII/39   
Oblt. Petersen, Klaus2336   
Oblt. Petersen, Kurt2436   
Petersen, Theodor26   
Oblt. Pfeffer, Günther253417 Oct 1939  
Oblt. Pich, Helmuth2534   
Kptlt. Piening, Adolf Cornelius293021 Nov 1939  
Oblt. Pietsch, Ulrich +2536   
Ltn. Poel, Gustav223628 Feb 1940  
KrvKpt. Poske, Hans-Georg Friedrich34232 Oct 1939  
Oblt. Praetorius, Friedrich-Hermann353417 Oct 1939  
Kptlt. Prien, Günther +313125 Sep 1939  U-47
Pulst, Günther2137b11 Feb 1940  
Purkhold, Hubertus25   U-30, U-14

Oblt. Queck, Horst-Thilo2635   

Raabe, Ernst +3316 Apr 1940  
Radermacher, Alfred27VII/33   
Rasch, Hermann34   
Rasch, Karl-Heinz +26X/381 Dec 1940  
Kptlt. Rathke, Hellmut3030   
Oblt. Reche, Reinhart25347 Jul 1941  
Oblt. Reeder, Günther2535   U-7
Kptlt. Reschke, Franz-Georg3329   U-205
Riecken, Werner +28   
Oblt. Riekeberg, Wolfgang +2337a   
Ltn. Roithberg, Hardo Rodler von +2237a   
Kptlt. Rollmann, Wilhelm +322626 Sep 1939  U-34
Kptlt. Rosenbaum, Helmut +263216 Apr 1940  U-2
Ltn. Rosenberg-Gruszczynski, Hans-Achim von +2337a18 Feb 1941  
Oblt. Rosenstiel, Jürgen von +2733   
Oblt. Rostin, Erwin +323210 Oct 1939  
KrvKpt. Rösing, Hans Rudolf342413 Feb 1940  U-11, U-35, U-10
Kptlt. Röther, Josef3436   U-380

Sachs, Erwin3020World War I  
Kptlt. Salman, Otto3232   U-7, U-52
Sass, Paul-Heinrich +22X/39   
Ltn. Schaar, Gerd2137b15 May 1940  
Kptlt. Schacht, Harro +322619 Apr 1940  
Schaeffer, Heinz19XII/39   
Oblt. Scheer, Werner Emil Hermann244/12< Feb 1918  
Kptlt. Scheringer, Heinz3227   U-10, U-13
Kptlt. Schewe, Georg303220 Dec 1939  U-60
Oblt. Schlippenbach, Egon Reiner Freiherr von263425 Feb 1941  
Schlott, Heinrich1840   
Oblt. Schnee, Adalbert253421 Oct 1939  
Oblt. Schneewind, Fritz +2336   
Oblt. Schneider, Herbert +243411 Jun 1940  
Schneidewind, Karl-Hermann33   
Schnoor, Ebe +45XII/15   
Ltn. Schomburg, Oskar2010/15< Feb 1918  
Oblt. Schonder, Heinrich +29341 Oct 1939  
Ltn. Schramm, Joachim +23361940  
Kptlt. Schreiber, Gerd2831   U-3, U-95
Oblt. Schrewe, Peter +26341 Jan 1940  
Schrobach, Kurt26   
Oblt. Schroeteler, Heinrich-Andreas243624 Oct 1940  
Ltn. Schroeter, Horst von2237b25 Aug 1941  
Schubart, Albrecht2636   
Kptlt. Schuhart, Otto302926 Sep 1939  U-8, U-25, U-29
Oblt. Schulte, Max-Martin2433   U-9
Oblt. Schultz, Karl-Otto +25341 Jan 1940  
Oblt. Schultze, Heinz-Otto +24342 Oct 1939  
Kptlt. Schultze, Herbert303025 Sep 1939  U-2, U-48
Kptlt. Schulz, Georg-Wilhelm343225 Sep 1940  U-10, U-64, U-124
Kptlt. Schumann-Hindenberg, Friedrich2832   
Schwarzenberg, Hans-Dietrich +1640   
Schüler, Wolf-Harald20X/3931 Dec 1941  
Oblt. Schünemann, Horst26341 Jan 1940  
Kptlt. Schütze, Viktor332513 Nov 1939  U-19, U-11, U-25
Ltn. Schäfer, Friedrich24IV/14< Feb 1918  
Seeger, Joachim28X/39   
Ltn. Seehausen, Gerhard +2337a   
Oblt. Seibicke, Günther +283217 Sep 1939  
Ltn. Sieder, Heinz +223829 Jan 1943  
Oblt. Siegmann, Paul2735   
Oblt. Siemon, Hilmar +24341 Jan 1940  
Singule, Rudolf von +kuk 01 WWI  
Sitek, Walter28VIII/39   
Oblt. Soden-Fraunhofen, Ulrich Graf von +2735   
Oblt. Sommer, Helmut2635   
Spahr, Wilhelm36   
Oblt. Sporn, Wolfgang27341 Jan 1940  
Oblt. Staats, Georg +243528 Aug 1940  
Stahl, Peter-Arthur +2638   
Oblt. Steinhoff, Friedrich +30341 Jan 1940  
Ltn. Sthamer, Hans-Jürgen +2137b   
Ltn. Stock, Rupprecht2437a   
Kptlt. Stockhausen, Hans-Gerrit von +3226   U-13
Stoeffler, Otto30XI/39   
Kptlt. Strelow, Siegfried +293125 Apr 1940  
Oblt. Struckmeier, Rolf23351940  
Ltn. Stuckmann, Hermann +21X/3915 May 1942  
Ltn. Suhren, Reinhard233525 Sep 1939  
Säck, Franz31   

Oblt. Teichert, Max-Martin +243415 Dec 1939  
Ltn. Thomsen, Rolf243625 Nov 1939  
Kptlt. Thurmann, Karl +312821 Jul 1941  U-553
Oblt. Thäter, Gerhard2436   
Oblt. Tiesenhausen, Hans-Diedrich Freiherr von263430 Jan 1940  
Tiesler, Raimund2237a   
Oblt. Tillessen, Hans-Rutger26341 Jan 1940  
Oblt. Timm, Heinrich293210 Jan 1940  
Oblt. Tinschert, Otto2435   
Ltn. Trojer, Hans-Hartwig +24367 Feb 1940  
Oblt. Trotha, Claus von +2636   

Unterhorst, Ernst-Günther2037b   
Oblt. Uphoff, Horst +2535   U-84

Oblt. Varendorff, Amelung von +2635   
Ltn. Vockel, Jürgen +28X/401944  
Kptlt. Vogelsang, Ernst +283131 Dec 1939  

Oblt. Wahlen, Rolf-Birger2536   
Oblt. Walkerling, Heinz2735   U-91
Oblt. Weber, Karl-Otto2636   
Wedemeyer, Heimar34   
Ltn. Werner, Herbert A.22XII/391943  
Oblt. Wetjen, Eberhard +2535   
Ltn. Wex, Hans-Dieter23XII/3911 Oct 1943  
Ltn. Wilamowitz-Möllendorf, Georg von +224/12 < Aug 1916  
Ltn. Willner, Horst2338   U-58
Kptlt. Winter, Werner273018 Sep 1939  U-22
Oblt. Wintermeyer, Max25341 Jan 1940  
Kptlt. Witt, Hans-Ludwig322923 Aug 1942  U-161, U-129
Oblt. Witte, Helmut Friedrich243412 Jan 1940  
Oblt. Witte, Werner +2635   
Witzendorff, Ernst von2637a   U-121, U-46, U-101, U-650
Oblt. Wohlfarth, Herbert24336 Oct 1939  
Wunderlich, Karl +28II/40   
Oblt. Würdemann, Erich +263324 Apr 1940  
Oblt. Wächter, Karl-Jürg +2536   

Zahnow, Günter21X/39   
Zander, Hermann30   
Zapf, Werner +253615 Sep 1940  
KrvKpt. Zapp, Richard37266 Aug 1941  U-66
Oblt. Zetzsche, Hans-Jürgen24341 Jan 1940  
Zorn, Rudolf +2237b20 Apr 1940  
Ltn. Zschech, Peter +213621 Dec 1939  
Oblt. Zurmühlen, Bernhard +30331939  
Ltn. Zwarg, Heinz2337a14 Apr 1941  

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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