Decorations

Pour le Mérite

Pour le Mérite

During World War I, Prussia's highest military award, the Orden Pour le Mérite, was awarded to officers for repeated and continual gallantry in action. Recipients were required to wear the medal whenever they were in uniform.

The decoration was also known as Blue Max.


CommanderDate  Command
Kptlt. Adam, Hans6 Nov 1917  U 82
Kptlt. Arnauld de la Perière, Lothar von11 Oct 1916  U 35

Kptlt. Forstmann, Walter12 Aug 1916  U 39

Kptlt. Georg, Carl-Siegfried Ritter von24 Apr 1918  U 101

Kptlt. Hartwig, Kurt3 Oct 1918  U 63
Oblt. Heimburg, Heino von11 Aug 1917  
Kptlt. Hersing, Otto5 Jun 1915  U 21
Oblt. Howaldt, Hans23 Dec 1917  
Kptlt. Hundius, Paul18 Aug 1918  UB 103

KrvKpt. Kophamel, Waldemar29 Dec 1917  

Oblt. Lohs, Johannes24 Apr 1918  UB 57

Kptlt. Marschall, Wilhelm4 Jul 1918  UB 105
Kptlt. Mellenthin, Hans von25 Feb 1918  UB 49
Kptlt. Moraht, Robert12 Nov 1917  U 64

Kptlt. Rose, Hans20 Dec 1917  U 53

Oblt. Saltzwedel, Reinhold20 Aug 1917  UC 71
Kptlt. Schultze, Otto18 Mar 1918  
Kptlt. Schwieger, Walther30 Jul 1917  U 88
Kptlt. Sieß, Gustav24 Apr 1918  U 33
Oblt. Steinbauer, Wolfgang3 Mar 1918  UB 48
Oblt. Steinbrinck, Otto29 Mar 1916  UB 18

Kptlt. Valentiner, Max26 Dec 1916  U 38
Kptlt. Viebeg, Max31 Jan 1918  UB 80

Kptlt. Walther, Hans9 Jan 1917  U 52
Kptlt. Waßner, Erwin5 Jan 1918  UB 59
Kptlt. Weddigen, Otto24 Oct 1914  U 9
Kptlt. Wenninger, Ralph30 Mar 1918  UB 55
Kptlt. Werner, Wilhelm18 Aug 1918  
Kptlt. Wünsche, Otto20 Dec 1917  U 70

29 officers decorated with located.

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

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