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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Mausehund, Fritz* July 23rd, 1919
† July 24th, 1944

Meyer, Heinz (LW-Fallschirmjäger)* April 9th, 1916
† December 22nd, 1987

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Moßgraber, Hans-Theo (Kampfgeschwader 3 'Blitz')* August 23rd, 1918
† November 27th, 1942

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Mosburger, Georg (Jäger-Regiment 204)* December 25th, 1919
† February 18th, 1945
Plot: 11 Row: 9 Grave: 857

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Moosburger, Karl (Grenadier-Regiment 200)* January 2nd, 1914
† October 17th, 1944
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Moldenhauer, Siegfried* July 25th, 1915
† August 26th, 1998

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Müller, Claus (Panzer-Regiment 2)* March 10th, 1915
† September 4th, 1942

Mittermüller, Hans-Thilo (6.Infanterie-Division)* September 20th, 1910
† May 21st, 1944

Merxmüller, Alois (Grenadier-Regiment 956)* March 27th, 1919
† December 5th, 2008

Mitzlaff, von, Berndt* August 5th, 1914
† March 20th, 2003

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Meiners, Ernst* June 13th, 1893
† June 11th, 1959

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Mitterberger, Karl 'Karlis' (schw. Art.-Abt.8)* December 27th, 1920
† May 11th, 1945
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Mittelberger, Otto-Eugen "Eugen" (Waffen SS)* March 16th, 1910
† February 1945

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Müller, Anton "Toni" (Infanterie-Regiment 503)* April 12th, 1914
† July 27th, 2006

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Müller-Gebhard, Philipp (72.Infanterie-Division)* October 15th, 1889
† July 2nd, 1970

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Müller, Friedrich-Wilhelm (WH-General)* August 29th, 1897
† May 20th, 1947

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Müller, Vincenz (XXVII.Armeekorps)* November 5th, 1894
† May 12th, 1961

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Müller, von, Dietrich (Panzergrenadier-Regiment 5)* September 16th, 1891
† January 3rd, 1961

Müller, Albrecht (Grenadier-Regiment 446)* December 25th, 1911
† October 16th, 1973

Müller, Horst (Kampfgeschwader 76)* February 23rd, 1916
† July 13th, 1943

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Müller, Alfred (Infanterie-Regiment 449)* November 11th, 1916
† June 26th, 1944

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Müller, Wilhelm (Flak-Regiment 231)* March 15th, 1915
† May 30th, 1945

Müller, Walter Christian (Pz.jäg.-Abt. 389)* November 22nd, 1914
† September 22nd, 2003

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Müller, Ludwig (97. Jäger Division)* June 28th, 1892
† June 28th, 1972

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Müller, Friedrich-Karl "Tutti" (Jagdgeschwader 53)* December 25th, 1916
† May 29th, 1944

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Müller, Friedrich-Karl "Nasen" (JG 300)* December 4th, 1911
† November 2nd, 1987

Müller, Heinz (SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 6)* December 6th, 1912
† March 17th, 1945

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Müller, Günther (Schlacht-Geschwader 1)* January 27th, 1921
† June 23rd, 1944

Müller, Erich (Schlachtgeschader 2)* December 23rd, 1916
† July 22nd, 1944

Müller, Albert (Grenadier-Regiment 320)* January 19th, 1903
† March 31st, 1944

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Mayser, Heinz* May 2nd, 1920
† August 19th, 1944

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Merkl, Fritz* September 21st, 1911
† May 20th, 1942
Plot: 4 Row: 8 Grave: 662

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Mehlem, von, Erwin* December 2nd, 1889
† May 13th, 1945

Matern, Kurt* May 15th, 1903
† December 1st, 1943

Macher, Heinz* December 31st, 1919
† December 21st, 2001

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Maringgele, Hermann* November 29th, 1911
† July 21st, 2000

Meyer, Hans* September 13th, 1916
† March 22nd, 1979

Meyer, Kurt (Waffen-SS)* December 23rd, 1910
† December 23rd, 1961

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Meyer, Otto (SS-Panzer-Regiment 9)* December 23rd, 1912
† August 29th, 1944
Plot: 39 Row: 7 Grave: 106

Mohnke, Wilhelm* March 15th, 1911
† August 6th, 2001

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Mühlenkamp, Johannes-Rudolf* October 9th, 1910
† September 23rd, 1986

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Müller, Siegfried (Waffen-SS)* October 18th, 1914
† April 7th, 1974

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Manndorff, Freiherr, von und zu, Rudolf* May 17th, 1914
† June 1st, 1944

Mühlen, von, zur, Hans-Heinrich* August 5th, 1912
† March 27th, 1999

Meyer, Hubert* December 5th, 1913
† November 16th, 2012

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Müller, Hans-Hermann (NJG 3)* February 5th, 1921

Müller, Hans (Inf.Div. 72)* January 26th, 1908

Meitzel, Helmut* April 24th, 1920
† July 9th, 2004

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Migeod, Heinz-Georg* February 24th, 1918
† November 18th, 2010

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Mügge, Adolf, Rudolf, Karl* October 6th, 1907
† September 28th, 1944
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Mößlacher, Erhard* June 16th, 1921
† February 12th, 1945
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Meissner, Georg* March 1st, 1910

Marzluf, Xaver* July 3rd, 1910
† June 3rd, 1944

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Müller, Heinrich ('Schwanheim')* September 11th, 1901

Miedza, Max* November 22nd, 1920
† November 19th, 2000

Multhoff, Walter* November 28th, 1911
† February 26th, 1999

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Magg, Alois* December 24th, 1914
† October 22nd, 2001

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Maisenbacher, Eugen* November 20th, 1914
† August 19th, 1990

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Meurer, Fritz* July 8th, 1915
† August 6th, 1943

Meder, Albert* June 16th, 1914
† November 14th, 1989

Meden, von der, Karl-Friedrich* December 3rd, 1896
† December 26th, 1961

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Maydorn, Otfried* March 15th, 1898
† November 24th, 1983

Maucke, Wolfgang* September 26th, 1900

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Martinek, Robert* February 2nd, 1889
† June 28th, 1944

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Meschkat, Rudi* February 5th, 1917

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Mader, Anton* January 7th, 1913
† February 19th, 1984

Mader, Hans* April 17th, 1915
† July 3rd, 1944

Magold, Hanns* November 16th, 1918
† September 15th, 1944

Marreck, Günther* July 22nd, 1914
† December 23rd, 2002

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Mathes, Josef* February 4th, 1908
† September 19th, 1944
Plot: E1 Row: 13 Grave: 196

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Meissner, Siegfried* October 6th, 1914
† April 28th, 1945

Meister, Ludwig* December 14th, 1919
† November 26th, 2011

Meinicke, Johannes* June 24th, 1919
† September 4th, 1943

Meinhold, Wolfgang* October 8th, 1902
† April 3rd, 1945

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Meltzer, Walter* October 15th, 1915
† August 15th, 1943

Mertens, Helmut* November 11th, 1917
† January 17th, 1984

Metzig, Rudolf* October 25th, 1921
† February 25th, 1944

Mevissen, Kurt* March 29th, 1917
† October 29th, 1952

Meurer, Manfred* September 8th, 1919
† January 21st, 1944

Meyer, Heinz (LW-Schlagtgeschwader)* May 21st, 1921
† October 29th, 2001

Meyering, Heinrich* November 30th, 1919
† July 13th, 2003

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Meyn, Wilhelm* June 3rd, 1923
† May 4th, 2002

Michael, Hermann* November 13th, 1918
† July 5th, 1943

Michaelis, Hans* September 10th, 1910
† May 26th, 2000

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Mink, Wilhelm* April 29th, 1912
† March 12th, 1945
Plot: 29 Grave: 157

Möbus, Martin* May 9th, 1917
† June 2nd, 1944
Plot: 5 Grave: 7

Modrow, Ernst-Wilhelm* May 5th, 1908
† September 10th, 1990

Morgenstern, Erich* January 14th, 1920
† June 29th, 2000

Morich, Gerhard* March 25th, 1920
† January 21st, 1986

Mrkva, Rudolf* December 1st, 1915
† September 10th, 1979

Müller, Karl (Kampfgeschwader 2)* August 28th, 1913
† February 8th, 1943

Müller, Rudolf (Jagdgeschwader 5)* November 21st, 1920
† October 21st, 1943

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Müncheberg, Joachim* December 31st, 1918
† March 23rd, 1943

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Muser, Alfred* September 7th, 1914
† September 17th, 1999

Munz, Johann* September 12th, 1910
† February 23rd, 1994

Mundt, Ulrich* October 24th, 1915
† January 29th, 1945

Mund, Franz* January 20th, 1923
† December 21st, 1993

Monshausen, Richard* July 26th, 1911

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Marschner, Martin Richard* October 27th, 1897
† August 22nd, 1942

Missbach, Hans* November 25th, 1915

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Meier-Welcker, Hans Ulrich* August 29th, 1906
† January 1st, 1983

Mauss, Günther* November 23rd, 1892

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Merks, Hans-Joachim* February 2nd, 1917
† February 21st, 1961

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Mayerl, Maximilian* May 28th, 1917
† February 11th, 2010

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Möller, Emil* November 19th, 1916
† July 10th, 1993

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Meyer, Werner (SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 9)* September 18th, 1919
† August 17th, 1996

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Miescke, Heinz* April 1st, 1912

Marquardt, Heinz* December 29th, 1922
† December 19th, 2003

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Meseck-Selchow, Siegfried* February 25th, 1915
† October 20th, 2009

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Mociulschi, Leonard* March 27th, 1889
† April 15th, 1979

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Maciejewski, Johannes* September 1st, 1902

Menzel, Gustav* June 2nd, 1913

Maurer, Eckehard* November 25th, 1918
† December 25th, 2002

Meng, Franz* April 28th, 1896

Meier, Wolfgang* November 16th, 1896

Muntau, Gottfried* September 29th, 1912
† April 7th, 2012

Masius, Wilhelm* November 21st, 1906

Martin, Wolfgang* September 11th, 1916
† May 13th, 1944

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Maar, Richard* October 4th, 1917
† April 29th, 1945
Plot: 1 Row: 1 Grave: 23

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Messer, Wilhelm* April 19th, 1917
† April 5th, 2008

Matoni, Walter* June 27th, 1917
† June 26th, 1988

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Mahn, Friedrich-Karl* November 21st, 1915
† May 17th, 1981

Meuter, Heinrich* September 14th, 1909

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Minn, Peter* January 8th, 1915

Meseck, Robert* November 20th, 1903

Mehring, Theodor* October 12th, 1905
† December 1st, 1956

Mickley, Hubert* April 11th, 1918
† December 30th, 1944
Plot: 3 Row: 2 Grave: 50

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Möller, Werner* January 7th, 1919
† September 22nd, 1981

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Meier, Walter* October 19th, 1917
† July 27th, 1944

Mokros, Gerhard* March 18th, 1909
† April 3rd, 1996

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Mocken, Aloys* April 13th, 1913
† May 10th, 1998

Meyering, Gerhard* August 7th, 1913

Maltrovsky, Martin* March 8th, 1920

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Möller, Hubert* June 8th, 1913

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Metzeld, Heinz* September 2nd, 1915
† September 11th, 2012

Maaser, Herbert* November 15th, 1910

Machek, Ludwig* January 4th, 1921
† September 3rd, 1995

Macher, Robert* November 18th, 1902
† 1949

Macholz, Siegfried* September 20th, 1890
† May 25th, 1975

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Mader, Franz* January 28th, 1912
† October 24th, 1988

Mader, Otto (Panzer-Artillerie-Regiment 27)* December 17th, 1920
† December 21st, 1943
Plot: 12 Row: 27 Grave: 1898

Maempel, Rolf* May 23rd, 1895
† February 15th, 1955

Maetzel, Heinz* July 2nd, 1915
† January 8th, 1977

Mager, Rolf* December 1st, 1917
† January 1st, 1945
Plot: D Row: 9 Grave: 174

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Mahlke, Helmut* August 27th, 1913
† December 26th, 1998

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Mahlmann, Paul* December 10th, 1892
† March 19th, 1963

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Mahn, Gerhard* February 19th, 1913

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Mahncke, Alfred* March 18th, 1888
† January 12th, 1979

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Mahnke, Willi* October 19th, 1919

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Mahrholz, Hans-Gert* October 10th, 1918
† February 13th, 2012

Mahrle, Sebastian* February 24th, 1902

Maier, August* September 12th, 1914
† February 10th, 1991

Maier, Kurt* January 21st, 1911
† February 11th, 1952

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Maierhofer, Franz* December 21st, 1897
† August 22nd, 1943

Makus, Erich* April 21st, 1916

Malapert, Freiherr von, Robert-Georg* August 7th, 1912
† May 21st, 1942

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Maldinger, Heinz* June 21st, 1921
† 2005

Malkomes, Hans* November 15th, 1913
† March 21st, 1945
Plot: 10 Row: 2 Grave: 1581

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Mallison, Dr., Robert* May 24th, 1913

Mallmann, Luitwin* September 30th, 1914
† February 8th, 1990

Mallo, Hermann* February 12th, 1911
† March 22nd, 1945

Maltzahn, Freiherr von, Falk-Eberhard* June 9th, 1920
† August 6th, 1994

Maltzahn, Freiherr von, Günther* October 20th, 1910
† June 24th, 1953

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Maluck, Gerhard* March 21st, 1914

Mandelsloh, von, Karl-Heinz* March 20th, 1899
† September 22nd, 1943
Plot: 29 Grave: 81

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