Knights Cross with Oak Leaves and Crossed Swords
Eichenlaub mit Schwertern zum Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuz
Introduced on July 15, 1941 this award was meant for recipients of the Oak leaves who showed further acts of courage. A pair of crossed swords at 40 degrees was added below the Oak Leaves cluster.
Only 150 of these were awarded.
Decorations ordered by date
See this list sorted by last name
|Commander and rank||Age||Crew||Date||U-boat Command(s) held *|
|1.||KrvKpt.||Kretschmer, Otto||29||30||26 Dec 1941||U-35, U-23, U-99|
|2.||Kptlt.||Topp, Erich||28||34||17 Aug 1942||U-57, U-552|
|3.||Kptlt.||Suhren, Reinhard||26||35||1 Sep 1942||U-564|
|4.||KrvKpt.||Lüth, Wolfgang +||29||33||15 Apr 1943||U-13, U-9, U-138, U-43, U-181|
|5.||Kptlt.||Brandi, Albrecht||29||35||19 May 1944||U-617, U-380, U-967|
5 U-boat Commanders decorated with Knights Cross with Oak Leaves and Crossed Swords (Eichenlaub mit Schwertern zum Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuz) 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.