Decorations

Iron Cross 1st Class

Eisernes Kreuz 1. 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).

The Iron Cross, the most famous German war decoration, was awarded in several classes:

Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse (EK 1) Iron Cross 1st Class
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse (EK 2) Iron Cross 2nd Class
Spange zum Eisernen Kreuz Bar for Iron Cross
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes Knights Cross to the Iron Cross
Großkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes Grand Cross to the Iron Cross

The Großkreuz was only awarded once, to Hermann Göring in July 1940.

Das Eiserne Kreuz 1. Klasse

The Iron Cross 1st Class was worn on the left side of jacket.

The first EK 1 awarded to the U-Boat-force by order of the CinC Kriegsmarine went to the commander of U-29 on 18 September 1939 (delivered when the boat arrived in port on 26 Sep). Successful commanders often received both Iron Crosses after their first patrol, like Kptlt. Kentrat (U-74) and Kptlt. Mützelburg (U-203).


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.


Three officers from U-453 wearing the Iron Cross 1st Class, in the middle with the Knights Cross the commander Kptlt. Freiherr von Schlippenbach

Kptlt. Otto Kretschmer with EK I

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 +29X/395 Jun 1941  
Kptlt. Achilles, Albrecht +28345 Apr 1942  U-161
Ltn. Ackermann, Paul23XII/391943  
Ltn. Ackermann, Wolf22X/3912 May 1943  
Ltn. Ahlers, Kurt20XII/391943  
Albrecht, Karl +35IV/192312 Oct 1942  
Oblt. Albrecht, Rolf Heinrich Fritz2337b19 Feb 1944  U-386
Aldegarmann, Wolfgang +25X/391942  
Oblt. Altmeier, Friedrich23381943  U-1227
Kptlt. Ambrosius, Wilhelm3726Sep, 1940  U-28, U-21, U-43
Oblt. Andersen, Klaus2537b1944  U-708
Ltn. Angermann, Walter2040Jan 1944  
Oblt. Arco-Zinneberg, Ulrich-Philipp Graf von und zu26X/391943  U-922, U-29
Ltn. Arendt, Rudolf20401944  
Kptlt. Auffermann, Hans-Jürgen +27341942  U-69
Oblt. Auffhammer, Leonhard +25361942  U-265

Oblt. Baberg, Kurt25361943  U-30, U-618
Ltn. Bach, Helmut34IX/3919 Mar 1941  
Ltn. Bach, Joachim-Werner2437b1943  
Bade, Hans-Botho +31X/39July, 1941  
Ltn. Baden, Hans-Heinrich +263815 Mar 1942  
Oblt. Bahn, Rolf2436Sep 1942  
Oblt. Bahr, Rudolf +263510 Jun 1942  
Oblt. Balduhn, Ernst-Ludwig24381944  U-1163
Oblt. Baldus, Hugo23X/39Nov, 1944  U-773
Oblt. Balke, Diethelm2337b1943  
Oblt. Ballert, Rene23XII/394 Dec 1943  
Oblt. Ballert, Sarto +2537b2 Oct 1942  
Oblt. Baltz, Rudolf223817 Jun 1943  U-603
Barber, Bruno +3626 Feb 1940  
Oblt. Bargsten, Klaus Heinrich283525 Sep 1940  
Ltn. Barsch, Franz +291 Apr 1941  
Oblt. Bartels, Robert +29341941  U-139
Ltn. Bartke, Erwin +33401943  U-488
Ltn. Basse, Georg-Wilhelm +23361941  
Oblt. Bauer, Ernst26331 Aug 1940  U-120
Oblt. Bauer, Hermann +243628 Dec 1941  
Kptlt. Bauer, Max-Hermann +27303 Mar 1940  U-18, U-50
Ltn. Baum, Heinz304010 Mar 1943  
KrvKpt. Baumann, Arend37229 May 1940  
KrvKpt. Baume, Günter La +32296 Aug 1943  U-355
Ltn. Baumgärtel, Friedrich2140Apr 1944  
Oblt. Baur, Götz24351941  
Oblt. Becker, Klaus23X/3927 Oct 1943  
Oblt. Becker, Klaus-Helmuth +23361941  
Becker, Philipp22401944  
Kptlt. Becker, Richard323413 Oct 1943  U-218
Beckmann, Hans23X/3912 Dec 1941  
Beckmann, Heinz +29X/3914 Dec 1942  
Oblt. Benker, Hans +253630 Nov 1942  U-80, U-625
Bensel, Rolf Rüdiger19401943  
Ltn. Benthin, Karl-Dietrich224012 May 1944  
Oblt. Bentzien, Heinz +2537b1943  
Ltn. Bergemann, Wilhelm22X/3924 Dec 1942  
Kptlt. Berger, Joachim +29349 Jul 1942  U-87
Kptlt. Bernardelli, Richard33331942  
Oblt. Bertelsmann, Hans-Joachim +263627 Mar 1943  U-142, U-603
Kptlt. Bielfeld, Heinz +253416 Jul 1942  U-703
Kptlt. Bigalk, Gerhard +333326 Dec 1941  U-14, U-751
Ltn. Bitter, Georg von +21X/3927 Aug 1942  
Blaudow, Ernst-Ulrich +2731 Mar 1942  
Kptlt. Bleichrodt, Heinrich303125 Sep 1940  U-48
Oblt. Blischke, Heinz +2438Jan 1944  U-744
Oblt. Block, Helmut + (posthumous)29383 Jan 1945  U-771
Oblt. Blum, Otto-Ulrich253618 Apr 1942  
Boddenberg, Karl2728 Aug 1941  
Kptlt. Bode, Thilo25361943  
Ltn. Boehmer, Wolfgang23XII/391 Dec 1943  U-575
Kptlt. Bohmann, Heino +2834Jul 1942  U-88
Oblt. Bokelberg, Max2237a1942  
Oblt. Boldt, Walter22XII/3910 Jan 1944  
Kptlt. Bopst, Eberhard +2733Aug 1941  U-6
Kptlt. Borchers, Rolf29331943-05-01  U-149, U-226
Kptlt. Borchert, Dietrich333330 Jul 1942  U-24, U-566
Bork, Helmut32VIII/394 Sep 1942  
Kptlt. Borm, Carl3133   U-592
Ltn. Bornkessel, Dieter22XII/391943  
Ltn. Bortfeldt, Karl-Hermann21X/391943  
Bosüner, Harald2623 May 1940  
KrvKpt. Brachmann, Hans-Günther36223 May 1940  
Oblt. Braeucker, Friedrich2337a1943  
KrvKpt. Brandenburg, Karl +36248 Sep 1942  U-457
Oblt. Brandi, Albrecht2535Apr 1940  
Oblt. Brans, Hans-Joachim +24351940  
Ltn. Brasack, Paul2437aNov 1940  
Oblt. Brauel, Wilhelm2837b1943  
Ltn. Braun, Kurt20V/411944-06-01  
Ltn. Breckwoldt, Friedrich30IX/3914 Oct 1942  
Ltn. Breinlinger, Siegfried23XII/39Sep 1943  
Oblt. Bremen, Hanskurt von25381944  U-764
Breun, Gerhard23IV/40Oct 1943  
Kptlt. Brodda, Heinrich +3933Sep 1942  U-209
Kptlt. Bruns, Heinrich +303118 Oct 1942  U-175
Oblt. Brüller, Ernst-Ulrich233616 Nov 1940  
Oblt. Brümmer-Patzig, Helmut264/106 Mar 1917  
Ltn. Brünig, Matthias22381943  
Brüninghaus, Herbert291940  
Oblt. Brünner, Joachim +2437bOct 1943  U-703
Kptlt. Brünning, Herbert27351943  U-137, U-642
Kptlt. Buchholz, Heinz +33291943  U-24, U-15, U-195
Budzyn, Sigmund27V/411943  
Oblt. Bugs, Hans-Helmuth +2537a1943  U-629
Oblt. Bungards, Hans +23361941  
Ltn. Buscher, Hans24381943  
Kptlt. Büchel, Paul3225Jan 1940  U-32
Oblt. Büchler, Rudolf +27361943  U-387
Kptlt. Bülow, Otto von30306 Apr 1942  U-3, U-404
Oblt. Bürgel, Friedrich2536Jul 1942  U-97
Böhm, Hermann31X/3724 Apr 1942  
Oblt. Böhme, Kurt2537b1943  U-450
Oblt. Börner, Hans-Joachim +2437bOct 1942  
Böttcher, Richard3330 Jul 1940  

Cabolet, Servais34X/3730 Nov 1942  
Oblt. Carlsen, Claus-Peter2337b1942  U-732
Oblt. Christophersen, Erwin +26361942  
Oblt. Clausen, Asmus Nicolai +293410 Jun 1940  
Kptlt. Clausen, Heinz-Ehlert33364 Oct 1942  U-403
Ltn. Coester, Christian-Brandt +2237b1942  
Kptlt. Cohausz, Hans322630 Aug 1940  U-15, U-30, UA
Oblt. Collmann, Herwig2435Jan 1940  
Oblt. Conrad, Gerhard +21XII/391944  
Oblt. Cordes, Ernst +283617 Jul 1941  
Ltn. Cranz, Wilhelm +28X/3918 Jan 1944  
Kptlt. Cremer, Peter-Erich303210 Feb 1942  U-152, U-333
Oblt. Creutz, Horst +26351942  
Oblt. Curio, Oskar2437a1943  U-80, U-952
KrvKpt. Czygan, Werner +3825Feb 1943  U-118

Ltn. Dahlhaus, Eberhard +22381942  
Dankleff, Walter +353520 Apr 1942  
Kptlt. Daublebsky von Eichhain, Karl30291939  U-13
Oblt. Dauter, Helmut2237bMay 1942  
Oblt. Davidson, Heinz von2437a1943  
Oblt. Deckert, Horst2337a1942  U-8
Kptlt. Deecke, Joachim +293320 Mar 1942  U-9, U-584
Kptlt. Deetz, Friedrich +26351943  U-757
Kptlt. Degen, Horst28331942  U-701
Ltn. Dierks, Hans-Joachim20401944  
Kptlt. Dierksen, Reiner +34333 Oct 1942  U-176
Oblt. Dieterichs, Horst +29341942  U-406
Dietrich, Willi +301 Dec 1940  
Kptlt. Diggins, Kurt30341943  U-458
Ltn. Dingler, Gottfried20XII/391943  
Ltn. Dobberstein, Erich +23381943  
Oblt. (R) Dobbert, Max33X/38Feb 1944  U-969
Ltn. Dobenecker, Günter21401944  
Oblt. Dobinsky, Hans-Jürgen21XII/391944  
Dobratz, Kurt372218 Aug 1941  
Kptlt. Dommes, Wilhelm343110 Feb 1942  U-431
Oblt. Drescher, Günther24381943  
Kptlt. Dresky, Hans-Wilhelm von +31291939  U-4, U-33
Kptlt. Drewitz, Hans-Joachim +33321941  
Oblt. Drews, Ulrich24361941  
Kptlt. Driver, Heinrich2933Aug 1941  U-20, U-23, U-145, U-371
Oblt. Dunkelberg, Hans2537bFeb 1944  U-716
Ltn. Dübler, Rudolf21XII/3922 Dec 1942  
Düppe, Joachim26I/4018 Mar 1942  
Oblt. Döhler, Hans-Heinrich +2537a6 Dec 1942  U-21, U-606

Ltn. Eberbach, Heinz-Eugen21X/391943  
Ltn. Ebert, Jürgen +2437a1941  
Oblt. Eck, Heinz-Wilhelm253417 Jul 1941  
Ltn. Eckelmann, Heinz +2437a1940  
Ltn. Ehrhardt, Walther22381942  
Oblt. Eick, Alfred2737a29 Aug 1943  U-510
Kptlt. Eickstedt, Wolfgang von293520 Dec 1944  U-668
Eisele, Wilhelm331940  
Oblt. Elfe, Horst2336Nov 1940  
Elsinghorst, Josef26IV/391943  
Oblt. Emde, Bernhard2537a1943  
Oblt. Emmermann, Carl26342 Aug 1941  
Oblt. Endrass, Engelbert +283417 Oct 1939  
Oblt. Engel, Hans-Adolf26361942  
Engel, Herbert28VII/393 Sep 1940  
KrvKpt. Engelmann, Kurt-Eduard +3923Jan 1943  U-163
Ltn. Ernst, Hans-Joachim2337b1942  
Oblt. Esch, Dietrich von der +25341940  
Oblt. Ey, Hans24351941  U-433

Ltn. Fabricius, Fritz2137bJan, 1941  
KrvKpt. Fahr, Theodor +34309 Sep 1944  U-567
Falke, Hans +2139a9 Sep 1941  
Ltn. Falke, Hans22X/3914 Dec 1942  
Oblt. Faust, Erich +22XII/391944  
KrvKpt. Fechner, Otto +34241940  
Oblt. Fehler, Johann-Heinrich30357 Dec 1940  
Kptlt. Feiler, Gerhard33331942  U-653
Oblt. Fenn, Heinz-Konrad2337a1942  U-139
Oblt. Fenski, Horst-Arno2437b28 Mar 1943  U-34, U-410
Oblt. (R) Ferro, Otto +324026 Jun 1943  U-645
Oblt. Fiedler, Hans +27361942  
Oblt. Finke, Otto +26361941  
Oblt. Fischel, Unno von +263414 Nov 1941  U-374
Ltn. Fischer, Ernst22X/39Mar, 1943  
Fleige, Karl36   
Kptlt. Forstner, Siegfried Freiherr von +31307 Aug 1942  U-59, U-402
Oblt. Fraatz, Georg-Werner +2435   U-652
Oblt. Franke, Rudolf Heinz263612 Dec 1941  
Oblt. Franken, Wilhelm +273528 Jan 1942  
Oblt. Franze, Joachim2437a   
Kptlt. Frauenheim, Fritz27307 Nov 1939  U-21
FrgKpt. Freiwald, Kurt37251944  U-21, U-7, U-33, U-181
Ltn. Frerks, Paul33XI/3912 Oct 1941  
Oblt. Freyberg-Eisenberg-Allmendingen, Walter Freiherr von +26351942  U-52
Ltn. Friedeburg, Hans-Georg von +22IV/14World War I  

Oblt. Gelhaus, Harald253524 Feb 1941  
Oblt. Gerlach, Peter +21XII/39   U-37
Kptlt. Giessler, Hans-Heinrich3131   U-455
Grafen, Karl26   
Oblt. Grau, Peter-Ottmar243417 Dec 1939  
Oblt. Guggenberger, Friedrich25349 Sep 1940  
Kptlt. Gysae, Robert303115 Apr 1941  U-98

Oblt. Hamm, Horst +2435   
Kptlt. Hardegen, Reinhard283323 Aug 1941  U-147, U-123
Ltn. Harpe, Richard von +2437b   
Kptlt. Hartenstein, Werner +322827 Apr 1940  
Oblt. Hartmann, Götz von263417 Dec 1939  
Oblt. Hartmann, Otto +2336   
KrvKpt. Hartmann, Werner36218 Nov 1939  U-26, U-37
Hasenschar, Heinrich +2536   U-29
Hechler, Ernst322925 Oct 1940  
Oblt. Heidtmann, Hans273423 Sep 1941  U-2, U-14, U-21, U-559
Kptlt. Heilmann, Udo2833   U-24, U-97
Ltn. Hellriegel, Hans-Jürgen +23363 Jul 1940  
Oblt. Hellwig, Alexander +2535   
Oblt. Henke, Werner +32334 Oct 1941  
Oblt. Henning, Fritz2437a   
Hensellek, Ortwin303927 Oct 1941  
Hepp, Horst +2436   
Oblt. Herbschleb, Karl-Heinz293417 Dec 1939  
Ltn. Herglotz, Helmut2338   
Herrle, Friedrich-Georg +31XII/39   
Kptlt. Herwartz, Oskar35   
Hess, Hans-Georg2040   
Kptlt. Hessler, Günter31271 Mar 1941  U-107
Kptlt. Heydemann, Günther273312 Apr 1941  
Kptlt. Heyse, Ulrich353224 Mar 1942  U-128
Ltn. Hilbig, Kurt2338   
Ltn. Hinrichs, Otto2836   
Hinz, Rudolf21X/39   
Ltn. Hohmann, Otto31375 Dec 1941  
KrvKpt. Hopman, Rolf-Heinrich +3626   U-405
Kptlt. Hornbostel, Klaus25341942  
Kptlt. Horrer, Hans-Joachim +3332   U-555
Hoß, Hans Julius22   
Kptlt. Höltring, Horst +2833   U-149

Ltn. Ites, Otto223625 Feb 1940  

Kptlt. Jahn, Gunter32316 Oct 1942  U-596
Oblt. Janssen, Gustav-Adolf2736   U-151, U-37, U-103
Kptlt. Jebsen, Johann +2635   U-565
Oblt. Jenisch, Hans2633   
Oblt. (R) Johannsen, Hans3214 Mar 1943  U-569
KrvKpt. Junker, Ottoheinrich3624   U-33
Oblt. Just, Paul2636   
Kptlt. Jürst, Harald +2732   U-59

Kaeding, Walter2525 Aug 1941  
KrvKpt. Kals, Ernst362418 Dec 1941  U-130
Ltn. Kandler, Hans-Albrecht +2337a   
Ltn. Kandzior, Helmut +2238   
Oblt. Kelbling, Gerd253429 Aug 1940  
Kptlt. Kentrat, Eitel-Friedrich342813 Apr 1941  U-8, U-74
Oblt. Kessler, Horst Wilhelm253417 Dec 1939  
Kiesewetter, Wilhelm4000WWI  
Koch, Heinz +27IV/39   
Oblt. Koitschka, Siegfried2437a7 Oct 1941  
Kptlt. Korth, Claus283226 Jan 1940  U-57
Oblt. Kraus, Hans-Werner253428 Sep 1940  
Oblt. Krech, Günther263326 Sep 1940  
Kptlt. Kretschmer, Otto273017 Dec 1939  U-35, U-23
Oblt. Krieg, Johann-Otto2337b1942  U-142, U-81
Ltn. Kruschka, Max2237b   
Oblt. Kuhnke, Günter2731   U-28
Kptlt. Kuppisch, Herbert +30324 May 1940  U-58
Oblt. Kusch, Oskar-Heinz +2437a22 Jun 1942  
Ltn. Kühn, Herbert24X/391 Jun 1943  

Oblt. Lamby, Hermann2836   
Ltn. Lange, Hans-Günther2437a12 Dec 1940  
Lange, Karl-Heinz +2337a   
Lange, Kurt36   
Oblt. Lassen, Georg253518 Jul 1940  
Oblt. Lauterbach-Emden, Hans-Jürgen2237a   
Oblt. Lauzemis, Albert +2437a   U-139, U-37
Ltn. Lehmann, Hans263827 May 1942  
Kptlt. Lehmann-Willenbrock, Heinrich293131 Dec 1940  U-8, U-5, U-96
Ltn. Lehsten, Detlef von2437b   
Ltn. Leinemann, Hannes33   
Kptlt. Lemp, Fritz-Julius +263118 Jan 1940  U-28, U-30
Kptlt. Liebe, Heinrich32276 Apr 1940  U-2, U-38
Oblt. Liebe, Johannes2733   U-6
Oblt. Looks, Hartwig2536   U-264
Lottner, Ernst21X/39   
Oblt. Lüdden, Siegfried +25368 Apr 1942  
Lührs, Dierk2138   
Oblt. Lüth, Wolfgang +263315 May 1940  U-13, U-9

Mahn, Bruno10/11   
Ltn. Mahrholz, Hans-Gert2338   
Oblt. Makowski, Kurt +2636   U-78, U-619
Mangold, Ernst24XII/3927 Jun 1942  
Oblt. Manke, Rolf +2635   
Mannesmann, Gert +3133   
Kptlt. Manseck, Helmut2934   U-143, U-758
Kptlt. Manseck, Helmut2934   U-143, U-758
Oblt. Marbach, Karl-Heinz2637a21 Nov 1943  U-101, U-29, U-28, U-953
Kptlt. Markworth, Friedrich273410 Nov 1942  U-66
Oblt. Matuschka, Freiherr von Toppolczan und Spaetgen, Hartmut Graf von +2534   
Kptlt. Maus, August28345 May 1943  U-185
Oblt. Mehl, Waldemar263326 Oct 1940  
Melzer, Volker23X/39   
Kptlt. Mengersen, Ernst283310 Dec 1940  U-18, U-143, U-101
KrvKpt. Merten, Karl-Friedrich362631 Dec 1941  U-68
Kptlt. Metzler, Jost32322 Mar 1941  U-69
Meyer, Gerhard +26   
Ltn. Meyer, Rudolf +2138   
Kptlt. Moehle, Karl-Heinz303024 Oct 1940  U-20, U-123
Oblt. Mohr, Johann +24344 May 1941  
Ltn. Mohs, Hans-Dieter2237b   
Kptlt. Morstein, Hans-Joachim von3228   
Oblt. Müller-Stöckheim, Günther +2734   U-67
Ltn. Münster, Helmut2437b31 Dec 1940  
Kptlt. Mützelburg, Rolf +28321 Jul 1941  U-10, U-203
Kptlt. Möhlmann, Helmut28331 Dec 1941  U-143, U-52, U-571

Oblt. Neide, Kurt2536   
KrvKpt. Neitzel, Karl392323 Mar 1940  
Ltn. Niemeyer, Heinrich32X/39   
Ltn. Niethmann, Otto2138   
Oblt. Nonn, Victor-Wilhelm2437a   
Oblt. Nordheimer, Hubert2436   
Oblt. Nölke, Kurt +283530 Nov 1942  U-20, U-263

Kptlt. Oehrn, Victor322710 Jun 1940  U-14, U-37
Oblt. Oelrich, Adolf2535   
Oblt. Oesten, Jürgen263327 Feb 1940  U-61
Offermann, Hans-Werner +20X/39   
Oblt. Ohling, Klaus2537a   U-965
Oblt. Otto, Paul-Friedrich2437a   

Pauckstadt, Hans26   
Ltn. Peters, Gerhard21XII/39   
Oblt. Petersen, Klaus2436   
Oblt. Petersen, Kurt2536   
Petersen, Theodor27   
Oblt. Pfeffer, Günther253417 Dec 1939  
Oblt. Pich, Helmuth2634   
Kptlt. Piening, Adolf Cornelius293027 Jun 1940  
Oblt. Pietsch, Ulrich +2636   
Oblt. Poel, Gustav253626 Nov 1942  U-413
KrvKpt. Poske, Hans-Georg Friedrich37233 Apr 1942  U-504
Oblt. Praetorius, Friedrich-Hermann353417 Dec 1939  
Kptlt. Prien, Günther +313117 Oct 1939  U-47
Oblt. Pulst, Günther2637b18 Dec 1944  U-978
Kptlt. Purkhold, Hubertus26   U-30, U-14, U-260

Kptlt. Queck, Horst-Thilo2735   U-622

Oblt. Raabe, Ernst +3511 Oct 1942  
Radermacher, Alfred28VII/33   
Oblt. Rasch, Hermann263411 Jul 1941  
Rasch, Karl-Heinz +28X/3814 Aug 1942  
Kptlt. Reche, Reinhart263423 Jul 1942  U-255
Oblt. Reeder, Günther2635   U-7, U-214
Kptlt. Reschke, Franz-Georg3429   U-205
Riecken, Werner +29   
Oblt. Riekeberg, Wolfgang +2437a   
Oblt. Roithberg, Hardo Rodler von +2337a   U-24
Kptlt. Rollmann, Wilhelm +32267 Feb 1940  U-34
Kptlt. Rosenbaum, Helmut +273225 Apr 1941  U-2, U-73
Oblt. Rosenberg-Gruszcynski, Hans-Achim von +2537a5 Feb 1943  U-18, U-384
Kptlt. Rosenstiel, Jürgen von +293317 Mar 1942  U-143, U-502
Kptlt. Rostin, Erwin +333221 Nov 1940  
KrvKpt. Rösing, Hans Rudolf34243 Jul 1940  U-11, U-35, U-10, U-48
Kptlt. Röther, Josef3536   U-380

Sachs, Erwin3020World War I  
Kptlt. Salman, Otto3332   U-7, U-52
KrvKpt. Schacht, Harro +34266 Jun 1942  U-507
Schaeffer, Heinz20XII/39   
Oblt. Scheer, Werner Emil Hermann254/121918  
Kptlt. Schepke, Joachim +273027 Feb 1940  U-3, U-19
Kptlt. Schewe, Georg303213 Jun 1940  U-60
Kptlt. Schlippenbach, Egon Reiner Freiherr von28346 Aug 1942  U-121, U-453
Schlott, Heinrich1940   
Oblt. Schnee, Adalbert263415 Aug 1940  U-6, U-60
Oblt. Schneewind, Fritz +2436   
Kptlt. Schneider, Herbert +27344 Dec 1942  U-522
Schneidewind, Karl-Hermann34   
Schnoor, Ebe +46XII/15   
Ltn. Schomburg, Oskar2010/151918  
Oblt. Schonder, Heinrich +303423 Jul 1940  U-53, U-58
Oblt. Schramm, Joachim +26361943  U-109
Kptlt. Schreiber, Gerd2931   U-3, U-95
Schrobach, Kurt27   
Oblt. Schroeteler, Heinrich-Andreas253614 Apr 1941  
Ltn. Schroeter, Horst von2237b10 Feb 1942  
Kptlt. Schuhart, Otto302926 Sep 1939  U-8, U-25, U-29
Kptlt. Schulte, Max-Martin2533   U-9, U-13
Oblt. Schultze, Heinz-Otto +263423 Sep 1941  U-4, U-141, U-432
Kptlt. Schultze, Herbert303027 Oct 1939  U-2, U-48
Kptlt. Schulz, Georg-Wilhelm343225 Sep 1940  U-10, U-64, U-124
Kptlt. Schumann-Hindenberg, Friedrich2932   
Schwarzenberg, Hans-Dietrich +1740   
Ltn. Schüler, Wolf-Harald21X/3914 Jun 1943  
KrvKpt. Schütze, Viktor342521 Feb 1940  U-19, U-11, U-25
Ltn. Schöneboom, Dietrich +2337a1 Aug 1941  
Seeger, Joachim29X/39   
Oblt. Seehausen, Gerhard +2437a   
Kptlt. Seibicke, Günther +283216 May 1940  
Oblt. Sieder, Heinz +233828 Feb 1944  U-984
Oblt. Siegmann, Paul2835   
Oblt. Siemon, Hilmar +263417 Dec 1941  U-334
Singule, Rudolf von +kuk 01 WWI  
Sitek, Walter29VIII/39   U-17
Oblt. Soden-Fraunhofen, Ulrich Graf von +2835   
Oblt. Sommer, Helmut2735   
Oblt. Spahr, Wilhelm37   
Kptlt. Staats, Georg +26359 Jan 1943  U-80, U-508
Stahl, Peter-Arthur +2738   
Stegemann, Hasso +19X/39   
Kptlt. Steinhoff, Friedrich +323417 Dec 1941  U-511
Ltn. Sthamer, Hans-Jürgen +2237b   
Oblt. Stock, Rupprecht2537a   
Kptlt. Stockhausen, Hans-Gerrit von +322612 Jul 1940  U-13, U-65
Stoeffler, Otto31XI/39   
Kptlt. Strelow, Siegfried +293125 May 1940  
Oblt. Struckmeier, Rolf26351942  U-608
Ltn. Stuckmann, Hermann +21X/3918 Nov 1942  
Oblt. Suhren, Reinhard233525 Feb 1940  
Säck, Franz32   

Oblt. Teichert, Max-Martin +26347 Jun 1941  
Ltn. Thomsen, Rolf253617 May 1940  
Kptlt. Thurmann, Karl +322823 Oct 1941  U-553
Oblt. Thäter, Gerhard2536   
Oblt. Tiesenhausen, Hans-Diedrich Freiherr von28347 Dec 1941  U-331
Tiesler, Raimund2137a   
Oblt. Tillessen, Hans-Rutger283417 Dec 1941  
Kptlt. Timm, Heinrich303216 May 1940  
Oblt. Tinschert, Otto2435   
Ltn. Trojer, Hans-Hartwig +24365 Aug 1940  
Oblt. Trotha, Claus von +2736   

Ltn. Unterhorst, Ernst-Günther2137b   
Kptlt. Uphoff, Horst +2635   U-84

Oblt. Vogelsang, Ernst +26311 Jan 1938  

Oblt. Wahlen, Rolf-Birger2636   
Oblt. Weber, Karl-Otto2736   
Wedemeyer, Heimar35   
Oblt. Werner, Herbert A.23XII/3918 Dec 1943  
Oblt. Westphalen, Otto24383 Apr 1944  U-121, U-968
Oblt. Wex, Hans-Dieter23XII/3924 Jan 1944  
Kptlt. Wilamowitz-Möllendorf, Georg von +484/12   U-2, U-459
Ltn. Willner, Horst2238   
Kptlt. Winter, Werner293010 Nov 1941  U-22, U-103
Oblt. Wintermeyer, Max273417 Dec 1941  U-62
Kptlt. Witt, Hans-Ludwig322923 Aug 1942  U-161, U-129
Oblt. Witte, Helmut Friedrich263410 Jul 1941  
Oblt. Witte, Werner +2735   
Oblt. Wohlfarth, Herbert25331 Oct 1940  U-14, U-137
Wunderlich, Karl +29II/40   
Kptlt. Würdemann, Erich +283318 Jun 1942  U-506
Oblt. Wächter, Karl-Jürg +2636   U-223

Zapf, Werner +263623 Aug 1941  
KrvKpt. Zapp, Richard37266 Aug 1941  U-66
Oblt. Zetzsche, Hans-Jürgen263417 Dec 1941  U-20, U-8, U-4, U-560, U-591
Oblt. Zorn, Rudolf +2537b25 Jul 1942  
Oblt. Zschech, Peter +233612 Apr 1942  
Kptlt. Zurmühlen, Bernhard +3333Dec, 1942  U-600

456 U-boat Commanders decorated with Iron Cross 1st Class (Eisernes Kreuz 1. 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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