War Merit Cross 1st Class

Kriegsverdienstkreuz 1. Klasse

War Merit Cross 1st Class

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.

CommanderDate  Command
Georg, Carl-Siegfried Ritter von1 Mar 1945  

FrgKpt. Hertwig, Wolf Hans   

2 officers decorated with War Merit Cross 1st Class (Kriegsverdienstkreuz 1. Klasse) located.

Note: This listing is still being compiled and some recipients might be missing.

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