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.

Borchers, Adolf* February 10th, 1913
† February 9th, 1996

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NameDate of birthDate of deathAwards
Fürst, Rudolf16-04-1920  
Franz, Johann   
Felbinger, Erich   
Franke, Leo16-05-191417-09-1991more 
Forster, Walter   
Fincke, Walter04-04-1918  
Fischer, Kurt   
Fürer, Volkmar   
Franz, x   
Fischer, Heinz-Gerhard   
Fimmen, Hans-Onno   
Feller, Karl   
Federwisch, Heinz 27-05-2014 
Finker, Karl   
Fromme, Helmuth   
Frenzel, Hans-Jürgen   
Fickenwirth, Gerhard   
Flügge, Josef06-05-1909 more 
Fischer, Hans   
Fehrensen, Wilhelm12-12-189814-02-1945more 
Frimberger, Adolf31-01-1919  
Forst, Josef11-06-192321-10-1944more 
Funck, Freiherr von, Hans23-12-189114-02-1979more 
Fröhlich, Stefan07-10-188902-10-1978more 
Friedrich, Max30-03-191806-12-1975more 
Friedel, Herbert10-06-191722-07-1990 
Frey, Harry21-01-191411-07-1943 
Frey, Emil06-04-190423-03-1980 
Frewer, Karl21-07-190806-03-1945more 
Franke, Kurt13-06-191319-01-1945more 
Frank, Anton-Otto18-03-191208-03-1945 
Fortun, Horst04-03-191706-07-1943 
Forst, Werner21-12-189203-02-1971 
Foertsch, Friedrich Albert19-05-190014-12-1976more 
Flügel, Hans13-02-191901-03-1989more 
Flögel, Josef19-10-191924-01-1997 
Fischer, Erwin14-08-191210-12-1996 
Forbeck, Rudolf   
Fiebig, Martin07-05-189123-10-1947 
Fellerer, Leopold07-06-191915-07-1968 
Fehn, Gustav21-02-189205-06-1945more 
Fegelein, Waldemar09-01-191220-11-2000 
Fegelein, Hermann-Otto30-10-190629-04-1945more 
Fangohr, Friedrich12-08-189917-04-1956more 
Falley, Wilhelm25-09-189706-06-1944more 
Feser, Raimund   
Foltin, Friedrich   
Fux, Walter   
Füssel, Hellmut   
Fuß, Hans19-09-192010-11-1942 
Fürstenberg, Hans-Joachim   
Fürst, Otto   
Furchner, Hans   
Furch, Ralph   
Fürbringer, Karl   
Fürbeth, Wilhelm   
Funke, Clemens   
Funk, Helmut   
Funk, Gerhard   
Funk, Albert   
Fünderich, Willy   
Füllgrabe, Heinrich26-07-191630-01-1945 
Fuhrhop, Helmut07-10-191229-02-1944 
Fuchs, Ludwig-Adolf   
Fuchs, Ludwig (Lw-Kampfgeschwader)   
Fuchs, Lienhard   
Fuchs, Karl 10-10-1943 
Fuchs, Adolf   
Fuchs, Adalbert   
Frühbis, Josef   
Frost, Rupert09-10-191120-08-1986 
Fröse, Fritz   
Froschmaier, Georg   
Fröschl, Josef   
Fröscher, Erich   
Fronkewitz, Josef   
Frömming, Ernst (Fallschirm-Pionier-Bataillon 1)04-02-191118-08-1959more 
Fromlowitz, Roman   
Fromberger, Hans   
Frohnert, Erwin   
Fröhmelt, Walter   
Fröhlich, Karl (Lw-Kampfgeschwader)   
Fröhlich, Georg   
Frodl, Hans   
Fritz, Heinrich   
Fritsche, Paul   
Fritzsche, Immo16-12-191814-12-1943 
Fritsch, Arnold   
Frister, Heinz   
Frisch, Rudolf   
Frimersdorf, Josef21-11-191920-09-1944 
Fries, Aloys   
Friemel, Rudolf   
Frielinghaus, Gustav05-03-191211-09-1963 
Frielinghaus, Erich  more 
Friedrichsen, Ernst   
Friedrich, Werner (Lw-Kampfgeschwader)   
Friedrich, Otto   
Friedrich, Josef   
Friedrich, Gerhard (Nachtjagdgeschwader 6)16-09-191716-03-1945 
Friedrich, Erich (Lw-Jagdgeschwader)   
Friedrich, Alfred (Lw-Fallschirm)   
Friedmann, Kurt   
Friedl, Josef (Lw-Schlachtgeschwader)   
Fried, Franz   
Friebel, Herbert28-07-191515-05-1944 
Frie, Otto   
Freytag, Wolfgang   
Freytag, Siegfried "Justav"10-11-191901-06-2003 
Freyschmidt, Fritz   
Freyer, Gerhard   
Frey, Walter   
Frey, Hugo14-04-191506-03-1944 
Frey, Heinrich   
Freuwörth, Wilhelm "Willi"04-11-191705-12-1970 
Freundl, Leonhard   
Freund, Helmut   
Frese, Hans   
Frerichs, Ludwig   
Frenken, Josef   
Fremgen, Johann   
Freiwald, Kurt   
Freiberger, Herbert22-01-1920 more 
Freiberg, Kurt05-09-191600-00-1944 
Freemann, Werner   
Fredericksen, August31-07-191528-09-1944more 
Franzisket, Max   
Franzisket, Ludwig26-06-191723-11-1988 
Franz, Walter (Lw-Sturzkampfgeschwader)   
Franz, Herbert   
Frantz, Gotthard05-05-188821-01-1973more 
Fränkle, Wilhelm   
Franken, Werner02-05-191624-02-1943 
Franke, Walter (Lw-Fallschirm-Artillerie-Regiment)   
Franke, Max21-02-191519-11-1986more 
Franke, Johannes   
Franke, Günther   
Franke, Alfred20-09-191809-09-1942 
Frank, Wilhelm (Lw-Transportgeschwader)   
Frank, Rudolf19-08-192027-04-1944more 
Frank, Paul (Lw-Kampfgeschwader)   
Frank, Maximilian   
Frank, Karl   
Frank, Helmut   
Frank, Heinz12-12-191407-10-1944more 
Frank, Hans-Dieter08-07-191927-09-1943 
Frank, Fritz  more 
Frank, Emil   
Francsi, Gustav-Eduard04-11-191406-10-1961 
Francois, Edmund03-03-191506-03-1945 
Frach, Hans07-03-191505-11-2004 
Fox, Rudolf  more 
Fouquet, Gerhard   
Fougier, Rino Corso14-11-189424-04-1963more 
Förtsch, Eustachius   
Forke, Johannes   
Förg, Adolf   
Fordtran, Horst   
Forbrig, Horst 12-06-1944 
Fönnekold, Otto15-02-192031-08-1944 
Fojtik, Eduard   
Foest, Gerhard   
Fock, Walter   
Fobker, Herbert20-07-192231-12-1943 
Flöter, Friedhelm   
Floßdoff, Theo   
Florian, Otto   
Flore, Willi   
Flögel, Gotthard   
Floder, Thomas24-11-192026-10-2009 
Flocke, Max   
Flickenschild, Karl   
Flick, Jürgen   
Flemmig, Herbert   
Fleissner, Rudolf   
Fleischmann, Werner   
Fleischmann, Johann   
Fleischmann, Erich   
Fleischer, Erich   
Flechtner, Walter   
Flakowski, Burkhard   
Flad, Eugen   
Fitzner, Karl04-07-191508-07-1943 
Fitzke, Friedrich   
Fitz, Alfred   
Fitschen, Hinrich   
Fissel, Heinz   
Fischer-See, August   
Fischer, Willi   
Fischer, Siegfried27-11-191826-03-1998 
Fischer, Rupert   
Fischer, Rudolf (Lw-Aufklärungsgruppe x)   
Fischer, Rudolf (Lw-Aufklärungsgruppe 11)   
Fischer, Reinhold   
Fischer, Otto   
Fischer, Michael21-03-191525-10-1980 
Fischer, Kasimir   
Fischer, Johann (Lw-Kampfgeschwader)   
Fischer, Joachim (Lw-Aufklärungsgruppe)   
Fischer, Hermann (Lw-Schlachtgeschwader 1)28-02-192011-07-1943 
Fischer, Hermann (Lw-Aufklärungsgruppe)   
Fischer, Herbert   
Fischer, Helmut   
Fischer, Heinz (Lw-Kampfgeschwader 100)   
Fischer, Heinz (Lw-Kampfgeschwader 55)   
Fischer, Heinz (LW-Sturzkampfgeschwader)22-05-191726-10-1942 
Fischer, Hans (Lw-Aufklärungsgruppe)   
Fischer, Hans (Lw-Sprengkommando 2)   
Fischer, Bruno   
Fischer, x   
Fischbach, Gerhard   
Fischbach, Adolf06-08-192016-11-1972 
Fisahn, Rudolf   
Finster, Edmund   
Finkemeier, Werner   
Finke, Norbert   
Finke, Heinrich   
Finke, Andreas27-04-191302-09-1944 
Fink, Josef   
Fink, Johannes28-03-189501-06-1981 
Fink, Hans-Wilhelm   
Fink, Günter17-03-191815-05-1943 
Findeisen, Herbert11-07-191311-05-1963 
Findeis, Kurt   
Filsinger, Emil   
Filius, Ernst20-07-191630-03-1944 
Fikentscher, Helmut   
Fietkau, Hans   
Fiedler, Siegfried   
Fiedler, Reinhold   
Fiebing, Wilhelm   
Fiebig, Kurt   
Fiebig, Erich   
Fiebelkorn, Egon   
Fidorra, Siegfried   
Fickenscher, Wilhelm   
Fickel, Helmut27-11-192106-04-2005more 
Feyl, Werner   
Feyerabend, Kurt   
Feulner, Johannes   
Feuerhake, Wilhelm   
Fettback, Erich   
Fernberg, Adolf   
Ferger, Heinz   
Ferber, Walter   
Fenzl, Walter   
Fendrich, Harald   
Fendler, Kurt   
Felsmann, Horst   
Felske, Edwin   
Felsche, Heinz  more 
Fellner, Karl   
Feldmann, Karl-Heinz   
Felder, Paul10-09-191907-09-2012 
Felde, Hans   
Feil, Xaver   
Feihl, Josef   
Feigl, Franz   
Feierfeil, Fritz   
Fehse, Heinz   
Fehse, Achim   
Fehler, Kurt   
Fehl, Rudolf   
Feder, Emil   
Fecht, von der, Karl-August03-10-191404-08-1976 
Fechner, Konrad01-11-191827-07-2013 
Fechner, Helmut   
Fauth, Wilhelm   
Faulhaber, Hans-Joachim   
Fath, Fridolin01-05-190817-03-1987 
Fasthuber, Friedrich   
Fassong, von, Horst-Günther27-04-191901-01-1945 
Fassbender, Friedrich   
Fallestin, Eduard   
Falkenstein, Freiherr von, Sigismund14-09-190302-06-1972 
Falke, Karl   
Falckner, Hans   
Falch, Johann   
Fahrner, Richard   
Fahrnbach, Paul   
Fahrenkamp, Adolf   
Fahlisch, Gerhard   
Fach, Ernst06-07-191215-05-1943 
Faber, Walter (Lw-Störkampfgruppe)   
Faak, Ernst   
Furch, Albert   
Funke, Wilhelm   
Funcke, Henning   
Fuchs, Rudolf (8. Zerstörerflottille)02-11-191220-11-1944 
Fuchs, Hans-Joachim   
Fuchs, Hans   
Fry, Wilhelm   
Frölich, Karl   
Fröhlich, Werner   
Fröhlich, Johannes   
Fritz, Gerhard   
Fritsch, Eduard   
Friske, Franz24-01-1890  
Frisius, Friedrich17-01-189530-08-1970 
Friess, Ludwig   
Friese, Gerhard   
Friedrich, Paul   
Friedrich, Hermann   
Freytag, Felix   
Freytag Von Loringhoven, Freiherr, Heinrich   
Freymadl, Max   
Freydanck, Walther   
Freiberg-Eisenberg-Allmendingen, Frhr. von, Walter   
Frey, Albert   
Freudig, Ernst   
Fremy, Heinrich   
Freitag, Walter   
Frauenheim, Fritz Hermann Günter09-03-191228-09-1969more 
Franzke, Franz   
Franze, Joachim   
Franz, Karl (Marine-Flak-Abt. 819)   
Franz, Karl   
Franke, Erich   
Fraatz, Georg-Werner30-03-191715-02-1943 
Forstmann, Gustav10-06-190802-02-1985 
Förster, Rudolf   
Förster, Hans-Joachim20-02-192024-02-1945more 
Förste, Erich11-02-189210-07-1963more 
Folz, Ludwig   
Föhre, Gerhard   
Fock, Wilhelm21-10-191310-12-1995 
Fock, Joachim   
Fock, Henri30-06-190913-11-1978 
Fock, Harald   
Flörcken, Heinz   
Flesche, Dr., Franz-Wilhelm01-08-1897  
Fleischer, Adolf   
Fleige, Karl05-09-190516-02-1975 
Fleeth, Friedrich-Wilhelm   
Flader, Fritz   
Fischer, Rudolf   
Fischer, Günter   
Fischer, Friedrich   
Fischer, Ernst06-10-191217-01-1992 
Fischer, Walter (KM-Vorposten)25-09-189326-06-1988 
Fischel, von, Hermann13-01-188714-05-1950 
Fendel, Adolf   
Feller, Georg-Wolfgang09-07-191523-03-1991 
Feller, Artur   
Fein, Otto28-03-189509-01-1953 
Feiler, Gerhard06-09-1909  
Fehler, Johann-Heinrich20-09-191015-05-1993 
Feddersen, Johannes   
Fassbender, Alfred13-01-1912  
Falke, Hans16-06-1920  
Fabig, Walter   
Fürter, Quirin   
Fuchs, Hans-Joachim (SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment)   
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Fritsch, Christof   
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Frey, Albert16-02-191301-09-2003more 
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Fraedrich, Heinz   
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Foditsch, Johann   
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Flegler, Ernst   
Fitzthum, Josef14-09-189610-01-1945 
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Fellhauer, Ferdinand   
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Fröscher, Karl   
Frosch, Konrad   
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Fronzeck, Gerhard   
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Frömming, Ernst   
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