Adolf Hitler rewards Kriegsmarine officers with Oak leaves to the Knight’s Cross

Adolf Hitler, Kriegsmarine officers

Adolf Hitler awards officers Kriegsmarine with Oak leaves to the Knight’s Cross (one of the degrees of the Iron Cross Order).

In the photo from left to right: Corvette-Captain Karl-Friedrich Merten (1905–1993) – commander of the U-68 submarine; Lieutenant Commander Wolfgang Luth, (1913–1945) – Commander of U-9, U-13, U-138, U-43, U-181; Capt. Lieutenant Friedrich Guggenberger, (1915-1988) – Commander of the U-28, U-81; Lieutenant Commander Werner Toniges, (1910–1995) – commander of torpedo boats S-24, S-26, S-102; Adolf Hitler, Admiral Karl-Jesko von Puttkamer, Admiral Karl Doenitz; unknown officer of the Nazi Kriegsmarine.

Location: Germany
Date of photo: January-February 1943

In : 1943

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