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Deutsches Kreuz in Gold

The German Cross (Deutschen Kreuz) is build up out of 5 separate parts and although the name suggests otherwise, it has the shape of a large 8-pointed breast star with in the center a large black swastika which is outlined in silver. The name of this award comes from this 21,5 mm big swastika. This swastika is placed upon a red-bordered silver disk and upon this red border is a golden laurel leaf wreath mounted. The golden wreath measures 39 mm across and is made out of single laurel leaves that are bounded together with a silk lint. At the bottom of the wreath is a square box with the year 1941 impressed into it. This date refers to the year of institution and from underneath this wreath emerge the eight star points. These points are chemically blackened and have the appearance of sunrays. Underneath these points is a 63 mm large silver backing plate placed which has the same shape as the award, only it’s slightly bigger so it forms the outer line of the award. At the reverse are 4 or 6 rivets visible and through the number of rivets you can recognize if the award was made in Germany or Austria. The German Crosses with 4 rivets were made in Germany and the pieces with 6 rivets in Austria. Further is there at the reverse a large width pin with a standard hook construction placed. If the award is marked with the LDO-number of the producer, then it is stamped in either the front or backside of the pin. To prevent damaging the award during combat, there was also a cloth version made. This cloth version has a metal wreath and the backing cloth colour is the same as the tunic colour of the corresponding Army branch. Fieldgrey is for the Army (Heer) and Waffen-SS, bleu-grey for the Air Force, (Luftwaffe) Marine bleu for the Navy (Kriegsmarine) and black for the Armored forces.

The German Cross in Gold (Deutsches Kreuz in Gold) was awarded for bravery and outstanding achievements in combat but where the Knight’s Cross wasn’t awarded for. The recipient did however already had to own the Iron Cross 1st Class (Eisernes Kreuz 1 Klasse) or Kriegsverdienstkreuz 1.Klasse with swords. The exact number of times that the German Cross in Gold was bestowed is still unknow at this time.

The OKW barred/stopped by decree the awarding of the Gernan Cross in Gold for "multiple remarkable services in troop leadership" from March 10th, 1945 on.

Bidermann, Gottlob-Herbert (Gren.Reg.437)* August 28th, 1920
† September 1st, 2010

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NameDate of birthDate of deathAwards
Faforke, Theodor14-12-190211-04-1944 
Fries, Walter22-04-189406-08-1982more 
Fehlhaber, Erwin (SS-Pz-Gr.R.6 'Theodor Eicke')27-07-1911 more 
Faulhaber, Karl (Grenadier-Regiment 282)11-01-189611-03-1972more 
Faulhaber, Josef (Grenadier-Regiment 4)19-11-1919  
Faulhaber, Hans-Joachim (KG 6)   
Faber, Walter (Pionier-Bataillon 296)   
Faber, von, Wilhelm (Artillerie-Regiment 227)   
Faber, Nikolaus (Panzer-Artillerie-Regiment 146)00-00-191506-10-1970 
Faber, Franz (Grenadier-Regiment 95)   
Füssel, Hellmut (Flak-Regiment 701)10-08-1921 more 
Fehlis, Ingolf (Grenadier-Regiment 78)   
Fronmüller, Heinrich Dr. (Artillerie-Regiment 12)18-08-189100-09-1966 
Fiebig, Kurt (KG 6)01-06-1913 more 
Fromberger, Hans Werner (Schlachtgeschwader 1)13-11-1920  
Frimberger, Adolf (Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 12)31-01-191930-03-2011 
Freudenberger, Heinrich (Grenadier-Regiment 170)   
Freudenberger, Hans (Jäger-Regiment 75)   
Freiberger, Herbert (ZG 26 'Horst Wessel')22-01-1920 more 
Freiberger, Herbert (Panzerjäger-Abteilung 53)   
Frauenberger, Günther (Grenadier-Regiment 354)   
Frankenberger, Heinrich (Grenadier-Regiment 519)   
Frankenberger, Georg (Geb.-Pio.Bat. 94)07-10-191128-11-1944 
Flachberger, Karl (Gebirgs-Pionier-Bataillon 82)00-00-191420-01-2011 
Fischer, Andreas (Grenadier-Regiment 41)09-10-1916  
Fuhr, Werner25-05-1924  
Franz, Ludwig (Grenadier-Regiment 35)03-09-191505-07-1944 
Fischer, Erwin (Aufklärungsgruppe 121)14-08-191210-12-1996 
Fehler, Wilhelm13-09-1914 more 
Flamme, Hans-Joachim06-03-1915 more 
Fröbel, Hans-Roland03-10-1921  
Fritz, Dr., Herbert27-10-191611-10-1996 
Friker,, August28-05-189919-07-1966 
Friedrich, Kurt11-03-191316-11-1986more 
Frank, Walter24-03-191518-02-1945 
Flinzer, Dr.Ing., Rudolf09-11-188917-06-1976 
Fischer, Dr.phil., Walther (KM-Vorposten)25-09-189326-06-1988 
Fink, Dipl.Ing., Johannes28-03-189501-06-1981 
Freyschmidt, Fritz (Zerstörergeschwader 1)   
Floder, Thomas24-11-192026-10-2009more 
Fröhlich, Willi25-08-1898 more 
Fassong, von, Horst-Günther27-04-191901-01-1945 
Fegelein, Hermann-Otto30-10-190629-04-1945more 
Fleischmann, Christian02-11-1893 more 
Fegelein, Waldemar09-01-191220-11-2000 
Fellerer, Leopold07-06-191915-07-1968 
Fink, Günter17-03-191815-05-1943 
Fischer, Heinz (LW-Sturzkampfgeschwader)22-05-191726-10-1942 
Foertsch, Hermann04-04-188527-12-1961 
Fleischmann, Ludwig14-03-191530-06-2005 
Frey, Albert16-02-191301-09-2003more 
Frank, Heinz12-12-191407-10-1944more 
Francsi, Gustav-Eduard04-11-191406-10-1961 
Frach, Hans07-03-191505-11-2004 
Frank, Otto20-11-191610-05-1968 
Franken, Werner02-05-191624-02-1943 
Franzisket, Ludwig26-06-191723-11-1988 
Frech, Ferdinand04-03-192025-01-1945more 
Freitag, Fritz28-04-189410-05-1945more 
Fremerey, Max05-05-188920-09-1968 
Fretter-Pico, Otto02-02-189330-07-1966 
Freuwörth, Wilhelm "Willi"04-11-191705-12-1970 
Frey, Harry21-01-191411-07-1943 
Friebel, Herbert28-07-191515-05-1944 
Fritzsche, Immo16-12-191814-12-1943 
Frielinghaus, Gustav05-03-191211-09-1963 
Füllgrabe, Heinrich26-07-191630-01-1945 
Frölich, Gottfried03-06-189430-07-1959 
Falckner, Hans15-05-189411-11-1983more 
Fuß, Hans19-09-192010-11-1942 
Fuchs, Johann06-12-191928-10-1944more 
Fröschlin, Julius23-11-191417-01-1942 
Feurle, Otto26-02-190816-04-1943 
Feifel, Robert15-05-191122-06-1942 
Fischer, Wilhelm (Art.Rgt. 20)   
Fischer, Wilhelm (Gren.Rgt. 20)   
Franke, Otto   
Frank, Rudolf19-08-192027-04-1944more 
Franke, Rudolf (Art.Rgt.60)   
Fechtel, Walter   
Freist, Ewald   
Förderer, Alfons  more 
Fitzner, Karl04-07-191508-07-1943more 
Franzke, Hans  more 
Focht, Walter   
Fils, Rudolf16-12-191431-05-1944more 
Felzmann, Maximilian22-04-189408-06-1962 
Frantz, Peter Ulrich24-07-191711-03-2001more 
Fuchs, August07-12-191515-12-1990more 
Fleischmann, Josef04-12-190003-03-1942 
Fabich, Maximilian "Max"08-09-191407-08-1988 
Fischer, Gerhard (23. Panzer-Division)04-12-191509-08-2014more 
Fechner, Fritz16-12-191306-04-1990 
Frank, Hilmar08-09-1912  
Falkenhausen, von, Ernst-Herbert03-03-191521-01-1985more 
Falley, Wilhelm25-09-189706-06-1944more 
Faulenbach, Karl03-10-189322-11-1971more 
Friedrich, Max30-03-191806-12-1975more 
Franke, Kurt13-06-191319-01-1945more 
Fink, Karl-Heinrich01-04-192223-04-1980more 
Friebe, Werner12-07-189708-03-1962more 
Fuhrmann, Hans-Georg18-12-191418-11-2008more 
Fromm, Ernst15-07-191425-04-1945more 
Frankewitz, Bruno08-12-189711-08-1982more 
Fischer, Michael21-03-191525-10-1980 
Fischer, Gotthard10-01-189127-07-1969 
Fuchs, Max  more 
Frank, Hans-Dieter08-07-191927-09-1943 
Ficker, Walter   
Fischer, Karl-Heinz29-05-1908  
Forchhammer, Gerhard31-03-1909  
Fincke, Walter04-04-1918  
Fredlmeier, Leonhard25-04-190930-05-1942 
Fritsch, Freiherr von, Wolf20-09-1915 more 
Fock, Henri30-06-190913-11-1978 
Friedrich, Richard Gustav20-03-190625-06-1944 
Frewer, Karl21-07-190806-03-1945more 
Fougier, Rino Corso14-11-189424-04-1963more 
Francken-Sierstorff, Graf von, Edwin03-07-1921  
Förster, Hellmut19-04-1922  
Fehrmann, Rudolf   
Feig, Karl Georg27-02-189912-02-1970more 
Fischer, Ernst06-10-191217-01-1992 
Fritzsche, Hans Karl03-01-191408-06-1999 
Faak, Ernst   
Faas, Eugen   
Faaß, Albert   
Faber, Walter (Lw-Störkampfgruppe)   
Fabi, Josef   
Fabian, Heinz-Otto01-03-191816-09-1990 
Fabian, Otto   
Fabig, Walter   
Fabinger, Heinz  more 
Fabisch, Edgar   
Fabiunke, Karl05-06-189330-12-1980 
Fabritius, Hans   
Fach, Emil   
Fach, Ernst06-07-191215-05-1943 
Fach, Fritz   
Fachinger, Heinz   
Faderl, Dr., Josef   
Faeckenstedt, Ernst17-12-189604-06-1961 
Fahlbusch, Erich   
Fahlbusch, Werner   
Fahlisch, Gerhard   
Fahr, Rudi   
Fahrenberg, Wolfgang26-09-190830-07-1971 
Fahrenfeld, Friedrich   
Fahrenkamp, Adolf   
Fahrig, Wilhelm   
Fahrion, Wilhelm12-10-1893  
Fahrnbach, Paul   
Fahrner, Richard   
Faigle, Karl   
Falch, Johann   
Falck, Dr., Walter10-03-1898 more 
Falck, Karl   
Falk, Johann   
Falke, Hans16-06-1920  
Falke, Karl   
Falke, Paul   
Falkenried, von, Joachim   
Falkenstein, Freiherr von, Hans12-09-189330-10-1980 
Falkenstein, Freiherr von, Sigismund14-09-190302-06-1972 
Falkenstein, Fritz   
Falkenthal, Dr., Horst   
Falkner, Hermann   
Faller, Adolf   
Faller, Josef   
Faller, Karl Heinz   
Faller, Otto   
Fallestin, Eduard   
Falter, Hugo   
Falter, Willi   
Fangl, Johann   
Fangohr, Friedrich12-08-189917-04-1956more 
Fankanowsky, Edwin   
Fanter, Ewald   
Farin, Ernst   
Farnhammer, Josef   
Farr, Karl   
Fascher, Friedrich   
Fasching, Leopold   
Fasel, Lothar15-04-1915  
Faser, Raimund   
Fassauer, Helmut   
Fassbender, Alfred13-01-1912  
Fassbender, Friedrich   
Fassbender, Wilhelm   
Fasseing, Lothar   
Fasshauer, Wilhelm   
Fasterding, Wilhelm   
Fasthuber, Friedrich   
Fath, Fridolin01-05-190817-03-1987 
Fau, Josef05-09-190708-03-1945 
Faulstich, Ludwig   
Fauth, Wilhelm   
Faß, Friedrich   
Faßold, Ludwig   
Fechner, Heinz13-12-192003-02-1945more 
Fechner, Helmut   
Fechner, Hermann   
Fechner, Hermann (WH-Gren.Rgt. 413)   
Fechner, Horst   
Fechner, Konrad01-11-191827-07-2013 
Fechner, Willy   
Fecht, von der, Karl-August03-10-191404-08-1976 
Fechtel, Friedrich   
Fechter, Franz   
Fecke, Dr., Werner   
Feddersen, Johannes   
Fedeler, Karl   
Feder, Emil   
Federhenn, Heinrich   
Federkiel, Wilhelm   
Federwisch, Heinz 27-05-2014 
Fege, Kurt19-12-1912  
Fegebank, Friedrich-Wilhelm   
Fehl, Rudolf   
Fehlbaum, Franz   
Fehler, Johann-Heinrich20-09-191015-05-1993 
Fehler, Kurt   
Fehler, Rudolf   
Fehling, August-Wilhelm   
Fehmer, Dietrich   
Fehn, Gustav21-02-189205-06-1945more 
Fehrensen, Wilhelm12-12-189814-02-1945more 
Fehrholz, Ludger   
Fehse, Achim   
Fehse, Heinz   
Feick, Hans   
Feierfeil, Fritz   
Feiersänger, Walter   
Feige, Hans10-11-188017-09-1953 
Feige, Herbert   
Feige, Kurt   
Feigel, Walter   
Feigl, Franz   
Feigl, Josef   
Feihl, Josef   
Feiks, Walter   
Feil, Helmut   
Feil, Xaver   
Feiler, Gerhard06-09-1909  
Feiler, Karl   
Feiler, Wolfgang   
Feilkas, Josef   
Feils, Gisbert   
Fein, Erwin   
Fein, Otto28-03-189509-01-1953 
Feiner, Franz   
Feist, Franz   
Feiter, Heinrich   
Felbinger, Erich   
Feld, Karl   
Felde, Hans   
Felder, Max   
Felder, Paul10-09-191907-09-2012 
Felder, Wendelin24-06-191523-10-1943 
Feldheim, Hermann   
Feldkamp, Heinrich14-08-191313-02-1985 
Feldmann, Georg   
Feldmann, Heinz   
Feldmann, Karl-Heinz   
Feldmann, Otto   
Feldmann, Paul   
Feldmann, Rudolf   
Feldmeir, Josef   
Feldt, Alexander   
Felgner, Hellmut   
Feller, Artur   
Feller, Georg-Wolfgang09-07-191523-03-1991 
Feller, Karl   
Fellhauer, Ferdinand   
Fellinger, Johann   
Fellmann, Erich20-04-191514-01-2004 
Fellmer, Reinhold   
Fellner, Karl   
Felmy, Hellmuth28-05-188514-12-1965more 
Fels, Bernhard   
Fels, Hermann   
Fels, Karl   
Felsche, Heinz  more 
Felsinger, Fritz   
Felske, Edwin   
Felske, Helmut   
Felske, Otto   
Felsky, Hans   
Felsmann, Horst   
Felsner, Winfried   
Fendel, Adolf   
Fendesack, Hans21-01-191416-08-1944 
Fendler, Kurt   
Fendrich, Harald   
Fendt, Wilhelm   
Fengler, Franz23-11-1914  
Fennes, Georg   
Fensky, Günter   
Fenzl, Walter   
Ferber, Günter   
Ferber, Walter   
Ferber, Wilhelm   
Ferchl, Kurt   
Ferdinand, Wilhelm   
Ferger, Heinz   
Fernau, Hans-Georg29-12-191724-02-1973 
Fernberg, Adolf   
Feser, Raimund   
Fett, Hans21-04-191502-02-1985 
Fett, Helmut23-12-190323-02-1944 
Fettback, Erich   
Fetzer, Heinrich   
Feuerhake, Wilhelm   
Feuerstein, Karl   
Feulner, Johannes   
Feurer, Wilhelm   
Feuring, Friedrich11-04-189325-09-1944 
Feustel, Otto   
Feußner, Johannes   
Fey, Erich   
Feyerabend, Gerhard Fritz Franz29-04-189806-11-1965more 
Feyerabend, Kurt   
Feyl, Werner   
Fiala, Karl-Heinz   
Fiand, Adolf   
Fichter, Josef   
Fick, Klaus-Ullrich   
Fickel, Helmut27-11-192106-04-2005more 
Fickendey, Kurt   
Fickenscher, Ernst   
Fickenscher, Wilhelm   
Fickenwirth, Gerhard   
Fickermann, Wilhelm   
Fickert, Dr., Hans   
Fidorra, Siegfried   
Fiebelkorn, Egon   
Fiebig, Erich   
Fiebig, Erich Walter Herbert26-01-191327-02-2000 
Fiebig, Gerhard08-03-1918  
Fiebig, Hans-Joachim   
Fiebig, Heinz23-03-189730-03-1964 
Fiebig, Martin   
Fiebig, Martin07-05-189123-10-1947 
Fiebing, Wilhelm   
Fiebrandt, Kurt   
Fiedler, Ernst   
Fiedler, Eugen   
Fiedler, Kurt   
Fiedler, Reinhold   
Fiedler, Siegfried   
Fiedler, Walter   
Fiedler, Willi   
Fiegler, Johannes   
Fieguth, Heinz   
Fiesel, Mathias29-12-1917  
Fietkau, Hans   
Fietz, Alfons   
Fietz, Heinrich   
Figge, Gustav   
Fikentscher, Helmut   
Filgertshofer, Josef   
Filius, Ernst20-07-191630-03-1944 
Filsinger, Emil   
Filusch, Josef   
Fimmen, Hans-Onno   
Fina, Alfred   
Finck, Hans   
Finck, Karl August   
Finck, Paul   
Finckh, Fritz   
Findeis, Eugen   
Findeis, Kurt   
Findeisen, Herbert11-07-191311-05-1963 
Finger, Helmut   
Finger, Johannes   
Finger, Karl-Heinz   
Fink, Adolf-Oskar   
Fink, Hans-Wilhelm   
Fink, Josef   
Fink, Otto   
Fink, Wilhelm   
Finkbeiner, Max   
Finke, Andreas27-04-191302-09-1944 
Finke, Dr., Werner   
Finke, Friedrich   
Finke, Heinrich   
Finke, Heinz08-02-192007-12-1996more 
Finke, Norbert   
Finke, Walter   
Finkel, Fridolin   
Finkemeier, Werner   
Finkenzeller, Martin   
Finker, Karl   
Finster, Edmund   
Finsterlin, Ritter von, Ludwig09-08-1895  
Finsterwalder, Hugo   
Firfas, Franz   
Fisahn, Rudolf   
Fischbach, Adolf06-08-192016-11-1972 
Fischbach, Gerhard   
Fischel, von, Hermann13-01-188714-05-1950 
Fischer, Adolf23-07-189323-10-1947 
Fischer, Adolf   
Fischer, Adolf23-07-189323-10-1947 
Fischer, Alfons   
Fischer, Alfred14-12-190728-07-1945more 
Fischer, Andreas   
Fischer, Anton   
Fischer, Arno   
Fischer, Arthur   
Fischer, Bruno   
Fischer, Dr., Walter   
Fischer, Erich   
Fischer, Ernst   
Fischer, Ernst   
Fischer, Eugen   
Fischer, Franz   
Fischer, Friedrich   
Fischer, Friedrich   
Fischer, Friedrich   
Fischer, Fritz   
Fischer, Günter   
Fischer, Hans   
Fischer, Hans   
Fischer, Hans   
Fischer, Hans (Lw-Aufklärungsgruppe)   
Fischer, Hans (Lw-Sprengkommando 2)   
Fischer, Hans (SS-Panzer-Regiment)24-11-192218-07-2005 
Fischer, Hans (WH-Pz.Gren.Rgt 6)   
Fischer, Hans-Günter   
Fischer, Hans-Heinz07-04-191100-05-1980 
Fischer, Hans-Herbert   
Fischer, Heinz   
Fischer, Heinz   
Fischer, Heinz (Lw-Kampfgeschwader 100)   
Fischer, Heinz (Lw-Kampfgeschwader 55)   
Fischer, Heinz-Gerhard   
Fischer, Helmut   
Fischer, Herbert   
Fischer, Hermann   
Fischer, Hermann   
Fischer, Hermann (Lw-Aufklärungsgruppe)   
Fischer, Hermann (Lw-Schlachtgeschwader 1)28-02-192011-07-1943 
Fischer, Horst   
Fischer, Hugo   
Fischer, Joachim   
Fischer, Joachim (Lw-Aufklärungsgruppe)   
Fischer, Johann   
Fischer, Johann (Lw-Kampfgeschwader)   
Fischer, Johannes   
Fischer, Johannes   
Fischer, Josef   
Fischer, Karl   
Fischer, Karl   
Fischer, Karl   
Fischer, Karl   
Fischer, Karl   
Fischer, Karl   
Fischer, Kasimir   
Fischer, Klaus   
Fischer, Kurt   
Fischer, Ludwig   
Fischer, Oswald   
Fischer, Otto   
Fischer, Otto   
Fischer, Otto   
Fischer, Otto   
Fischer, Paul   
Fischer, Peter   
Fischer, Philipp   
Fischer, Reinhold   
Fischer, Richard   
Fischer, Rudolf   
Fischer, Rudolf   
Fischer, Rudolf   
Fischer, Rudolf   
Fischer, Rudolf (Lw-Aufklärungsgruppe 11)   
Fischer, Rudolf (Lw-Aufklärungsgruppe x)   
Fischer, Rudolf (SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment)   
Fischer, Rupert   
Fischer, Siegfried27-11-191826-03-1998 
Fischer, Simon   
Fischer, Theo   
Fischer, Walter   
Fischer, Willi   
Fischer, Willy   
Fischer, Wolfgang11-12-188801-02-1943more 
Fischer, x   
Fischer-Ledenice, von, Peter   
Fischer-See, August   
Fissel, Heinz   
Fitschen, Hinrich   
Fittschen, Jürgen   
Fitz, Alfred   
Fitzke, Friedrich   
Fitzthum, Ernst   
Fitzthum, Josef14-09-189610-01-1945 
Fix, Walter   
Fixson, Klaus   
Flachs, Bernhard18-03-191208-12-1944