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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Jirkal, Eduard   
Joanni, Karl   
Jauer, Kurt   
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Jennes, Hubert   
Jung, Waldemar30-07-191108-05-2011 
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Joswig, Wilhelm02-02-191207-07-1989more 
Jüttner, Hans-Joachim   
Just, Heinrich   
Jürss, Karl   
Jürgens, Heinrich   
Jürgens, Alfred   
Jurdzik, Ernst   
Jurack, Robert   
Juppin, Walter   
Jungwirt, Hans05-05-191423-11-1977 
Jungklaus, Siegfried18-11-191422-04-1943 
Junghans, Kurt   
Jungfer, Rudolf   
Jungfer, Josef14-10-1919  
Jungclaussen, Heinz07-03-191926-12-1944 
Jung, Willi (Lw-Schlachtgeschwader)13-12-1919  
Jung, Wilhelm (Lw-Aufklärungsgruppe)   
Jung, Wilhelm (Kriegsberichter)09-10-1912 more 
Jung, Wenzel   
Jung, Rudolf (Lw-Sturzkampfgeschwader)   
Jung, Hermann   
Jung, Heinrich (Lw-Jagdgeschwader)15-08-191230-07-1943 
Jung, Hans-Ulrich   
Jung, Fritz   
Jung, Eduard   
Juhre, Erich   
Juditzki, Georg24-10-191901-07-2007 
Josten, Günther07-11-192107-07-2004 
Jost, Kurt   
Jost, Friedrich (Lw-Zerstörergeschwader)   
Jungwirt, Emil   
Jorek, Günther   
Jordan, Rolf   
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Johannsen, Hans-Herbert   
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Jochim, Walter   
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Jilek, Franz25-05-191524-03-2011more 
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Jestrzemski, Erich   
Jeske, Albert   
Jeschky, Hellmut   
Jeschke, Max   
Jeschan, Fritz21-12-191620-11-1973 
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Jenne, Peter05-06-192002-03-1945 
Jenette, Fritz   
Jenett, Rudolf   
Jenckel, Heinz   
Jeglinsky, Klaus   
Jeglinski, Albert   
Jedermann, Paul   
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Jebens, Claus-Peter   
Jauernik, Georg23-11-191508-02-1945 
Jätzosch, Gerhard   
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Jaschik, Georg   
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Jansen, Wilhelm   
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Jansen, Franz   
Jansa, Ernst18-10-189925-09-1974more 
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Jakob, Kurt (Lw-Aufklärungsgruppe)   
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Jaitner, Josef   
Jahnke, Walter   
Jahnke, Siegfried   
Jähnert, Erhard17-08-191723-07-2006more 
Jähner, Erich   
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Jähnchen, Hans   
Jahn, Max   
Jahn, Franz   
Jäger, Gotthardt   
Jaeger, Hans   
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Jaeckel, Egbert16-10-191917-07-1943 
Jacoby, Günther   
Jacobson, Werner   
Jacobson, Botho   
Jacobs, Willi   
Jacobs, Rudolf  more 
Jacobs, Emil   
Jacob, Wilhelm   
Jacob, Walter   
Jacob, Otto (Lw-Fallschirmjäger-Regiment)   
Jacob, Lothar   
Jacob, Gerhard   
Jakob, Georg27-03-191501-09-1991 
Jacob, Eberhard18-01-191727-02-1982 
Jabs, Heinz   
Jabs, Hans-Joachim14-11-191726-10-2003 
Jabben, Hans   
Jessen, Harald   
Just, Paul   
Jürs, Ralf07-05-191923-10-1972 
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Jürgensen, Thomas   
Jürgens, Helmut13-09-1919  
Junker, Otto   
Jungnickel, Edgar   
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Jungermann, Heinrich   
Junge, Wolf05-01-1903  
Jung, Heinrich (21. Unterseebootsjagdflottille)13-02-1902  
Josephi, Walter   
Jörn, Otto   
Johr, Werner   
Johns, Wilhelm   
John, Hans (KM-Minensuch)31-03-1903 more 
Johannsen, Hans29-01-191305-03-1961 
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Jochimsen, Bruno   
Jesse, Rudolf   
Jess, Emil   
Jenss, Erich   
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Jank, Hans   
Jakobeit, Walter   
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Jobst, Harry   
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Jakobi, Alois   
Jakob, Franz23-07-1913  
Jahnke, Günter   
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Jöres, Walter04-08-1911  
Joachim, Georg26-10-1919 more 
Jira, Karl17-07-1916  
Jacoby, Josef01-09-1920 more 
Jüttner, Klaus   
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Just, Rudolf   
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Jüssen, Willi   
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Junkermann, Eberhard07-09-1919 more 
Junker, Albert   
Jungnickel, Herbert   
Jungjohann, Karl-August   
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Junger, Paul   
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Jung, Eugen   
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Jöst, Adolf   
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