Knight's Cross (WWII)

Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuz

Knight's Cross (WWII)

The Knights Cross of the Iron Cross was introduced in 1939 as an addition to the Iron Cross family. Like the Iron Cross itself it had the year of its introduction embodied into it.

About 7,318 of these awards were presented to members of all branches of the German armed forces. U-boat men of WWII received 144 of those.

CommanderDate  Command
Carls, Rolf14 Jun 1940  

Lange, Werner28 Oct 1944  

KrvKpt. Palmgren, Karl3 Aug 1941  

Ruckteschell, Hellmuth von31 Oct 1940  

Saalw├Ąchter, Alfred9 May 1940  
Schrader, Otto von19 Aug 1943  

Wunderlich, Friedrich3 Dec 1942  

7 officers decorated with Knight's Cross (WWII) (Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuz) located.

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

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