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
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Vollert, Max   
Vonier, Alfons   
Volz, Hans   
Voly, Adolf   
Vollmuth, Emil   
Voll, Albrecht   
Volkmann, Gerhard   
Voigt, Günter   
Voigt, Franz   
Vohl, Gerhard   
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Vogt, Walter (Lw-Fallschirmjäger-Regiment)   
Vogt, Herbert   
Vogt, Günther   
Vogt, Fritz (Lw-Nachtjagdgeschwader)   
Voglhuber, Max   
Vogler, Herbert   
Vogl, Albert   
Vock, Werner   
Voboril, Franz   
Vinzent, Otto   
Vinnai, Helmut   
Villinger, Friedrich   
Vierus, Helmut   
Vieback, Ernst   
Vetter, Heinz   
Vandieken, Otto   
Vallentin, Max   
Vakalopoulos, Alexander   
Vahland, Georg   
Vageler, Wolfgang   
Vettermann, Paul   
Vogt, Gerhard29-11-191914-01-1945 
Valet, Hans-Joachim18-02-191803-12-1944more 
Vetter, Martin (Kampfgeschwader 51)29-06-1918  
Vögerl, Georg11-12-192025-10-2010more 
Viertel, Willi05-09-191131-08-1943 
Vorbrugg, Oskar11-07-190221-05-1946more 
Vollack, Friedrich   
Viek, Karl   
Vinke, Heinz22-05-192026-02-1944more 
Vechtel, Bernhard31-07-192021-08-1975 
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Votoupal, Hans-Joachim   
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Voß, Helmut   
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Vorwerk, Hugo18-04-191304-04-1945 
Vorpahl, Wolfgang   
Völkl, Johann   
Volkenand, Helmut   
Volke, Maximilian 09-09-1944 
Volk, Rudolf   
Voit, Johann   
Voigt, Wolfgang   
Voigt, Karl (Lw-Aufklärungsgruppe)   
Voigt, Helmut   
Vögl, Ferdinand   
Vogel, Rupert   
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Voellmer, Karl   
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Vespermann, Heinrich   
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Vermehren, Günter   
Verlohr, Walter   
Vennemann, Heinz   
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Veitenhansel, Franz   
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Vossen, Herbert   
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Voß, Lothar   
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Volkmer, Hans13-08-1916 more 
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Voigt, Rudolf   
Voigt, Paul   
Voigt, Otto   
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Voigt, Oswin   
Voigt, Max   
Voigt, Kurt   
Voigt, Karl-Heinz   
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Voigt, Hans17-08-1910 more 
Voigt, Günther   
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Voigt, Gerhard   
Voigt, Erich   
Voigt, Alfred   
Vöhringer, Wilhelm   
Vögtle, Karl   
Vogt, Werner   
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Vogt, Waldemar   
Vogt, Rudolf   
Vogt, Otto   
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Vogt, Friedrich   
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Vogt, Adolf   
Vögler, Helmut   
Vogler, Franz   
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Vogl, Rudolf   
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Voges, Maximilian   
Vogelsang, Wilhelm   
Vogelsang, Karl-Heinz   
Vogelsang, Karl   
Vogelsang, Karl (WH-Art.Rgt. 157)   
Vogelsang, Fritz   
Vogelpohl, Gerd-Jobst   
Vögele, Adolf   
Vogel, Walter (WH-Inf.Rgt. 118)12-01-1915 more 
Vogel, Walter   
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Vogel, Siegfried   
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Verschwele, Hans   
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