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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Genrich, Oskar18-09-191910-01-1943more 
Geng, Volkmar 30-01-1943 
Genal, Kurt17-00-191813-04-1943 
Gemsjäger, Alfred07-01-191502-09-1944 
Geisslinger, Walter   
Geißhardt, Friedrich "Fritz"22-01-191906-04-1943more 
Geismann, Johannes "Hans"20-06-192015-08-1994more 
Geisler, Herbert (LW-Kampfgeschwader)26-10-191212-04-1995more 
Geisendorfer, Gilbert26-08-192108-03-2017more 
Geiger, August06-05-192029-09-1943more 
Gehrmann, Johannes, 'Hannes'19-11-192027-01-1944 
Gehrmann, Kuno13-05-191522-04-1943 
Gehring, Oskar05-03-191204-10-1943more 
Gebhardt, Karl16-01-1917  
Gasterstädt, Klaus02-06-1919  
Gaßmann, Peter04-12-191006-09-1965more 
Gaschler, Ernst09-10-191823-10-1944 
Gärtner, Werner03-03-192011-09-1944 
Garms, Lars, Christian, Fritz, Eilhard12-03-191800-04-1943 
Garms, Hans   
Gapp, Franz08-07-191908-09-2015more 
Gamringer, Johann00-00-191300-00-1982more 
Galland, Wilhelm-Ferdinand "Wutz"23-10-191417-08-1943more 
Gaiser, Otto05-10-191922-01-1944more 
Gaenshirt, Hans30-07-192322-12-2010more 
Gaede, Gerhard03-09-1912  
Grün, Werner23-11-191305-05-2004more 
Grüner, Rudolf12-06-1913  
Göttert, Willi  more 
Grübing, Ferdinand  more 
Gerlach, Karl (WH-Pz.Rgt. 35)05-08-191419-03-1991 
Gareis, Martin06-10-189126-02-1976more 
Günther, Johannes30-05-1916 more 
Giersdorf, Helmuth  more 
Goedecke, Heinz  more 
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Groot, Günther  more 
Götz, Hans02-06-191904-08-1943more 
Geyer, Rolf10-11-1910  
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Giese, Gerhard11-02-1908  
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Goecke, Fritz25-04-1904 more 
Gerlach, Clemens30-06-1916  
Gille, Herbert Otto08-03-189726-12-1966more 
Grimminger, Johannes06-06-191416-04-1945 
Gerlach, Gustav05-03-190512-04-1944 
Grasemann, Walter03-07-191726-11-2007 
Greve, Carl-Heinz Antonius17-10-192021-05-1998more 
Goldmann, Robert   
Gebhardt, Georg29-04-190107-07-1975more 
Glase, Willi26-04-1905  
Gliemann, Paul01-09-190903-03-1945more 
Grote, Ernst-Albert05-08-191408-10-1973more 
Giehrl, Walter01-04-191623-11-1944 
Gutzeit, Ernst  more 
Groll, von, Max05-10-191010-05-1945more 
Gerber, Kurt10-01-1913  
Gangl, Josef "Sepp"12-09-191005-05-1945 
Gorges, Michael Frank   
Gerstmeier, Heinz29-04-1917 more 
Gall, Freiherr von, Waldemar15-03-190627-01-1965 
Gsödl, Markus05-10-1912 more 
Giesler, Franz   
Gottermeyer, Hans   
Grossfuss, Detlef   
Geisendorf, Fritz-Adolf07-12-1909 more 
Gaasch, Kurt17-01-1909 more 
Gräbner, Victor-Eberhard24-05-191418-09-1944more 
Grabisch, Ekkehard24-05-192014-02-1945 
Gildner, Paul01-02-191424-02-1943 
Gruber, Rudolf (Luftwaffe)11-02-1920 more 
Gennerich, Max24-02-191330-07-1990 
Grau, Peter-Ottmar03-05-191507-10-1994 
Gaa, Karl   
Gabcke, Otto20-11-188222-03-1942more 
Gabel, Alois   
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Gabler, Wilhelm   
Gabriel, Alois   
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Gabriel, Hans-Joachim   
Gabriel, Herbert08-05-192104-07-1942 
Gabriel, Kurt Rudolf   
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Gaden, Johannes   
Gaderer, Johann  more 
Gadermann, Ernst25-12-191326-11-1973 
Gadow, Hans-Joachim06-09-189804-08-1978 
Gaebler, Friedrich   
Gaedcke, Heinrich16-01-189521-12-1992 
Gaedcke, Heinz   
Gaede, Heinrich   
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Gaedke, Jürgen   
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Gahl, Heinz   
Gahn, Fritz   
Gahnig, Walter   
Gahno, Willi04-10-191317-02-1944 
Gahrmann, Paul   
Gaidus, Helmut   
Gaier, Eberhard   
Gail, Peter   
Gaiser, Alfred   
Gaitars, Rudolfs29-05-190722-03-1945more 
Galbach, Herbert   
Galda, Karl   
Galdins, Nikoljas09-10-190205-10-1945more 
Galette, Alfons   
Galic, Cvitan   
Gall, Freiherr von, Eckart   
Gall, Heinz   
Gall, von, Hans-Jürgen   
Gallas, Kurt   
Gallas, Paul25-01-188518-09-1944more 
Gallermann, Michael   
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Gambal, Heinz   
Gamer, Berthold27-03-191429-10-1966 
Gamlin, Erich   
Gammer, Leopold   
Gammerschlag, Heinrich   
Gamota, Dr., Leo   
Gampe, Karl26-09-1915  
Gampenrieder, Johann   
Gampert, Arthur30-10-1898  
Gampl, Ruprecht   
Ganghofer, Josef   
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Ganguin, Karl   
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Ganss, Philipp   
Ganter, Klaus   
Gantzer, Ludwig   
Ganz, Armin   
Ganz, Max   
Gapp, Johann   
Garbade, Rudolf   
Garbe, Herbert09-09-1918  
Garber, Hermann   
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Garbrecht, Willi   
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Gardelegen, Willy   
Gardemann, Heinz   
Gareis, Wilhelm11-04-188818-12-1943 
Garisch, Heinz   
Garlichs, Günter   
Garn, von, Arnulf   
Garnier-Turawa, Graf von, Detlev24-09-190627-06-1944 
Garscha, Rudolf   
Garschhammer, Heinrich   
Garten, Herbert   
Gartenfeld, Karl-Edmund27-07-189904-01-1955 
Gartmann, Götz   
Gartmayr, Georg30-11-190604-10-1980 
Gartner, Josef   
Gartzen, von, Wirich   
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Gaschnitz, Ernst   
Gaschütz, Heinz   
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Gassner, Georg   
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Gastager, Franz   
Gastager, Roman31-07-191810-05-2009more 
Gasteiger, Georg   
Gastell, Horst   
Gasters, Horst   
Gasterstädt, Paul   
Gasteyer, Walter   
Gathen, von zur, Helmut   
Gathmann, Wilhelm   
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Gatterer, Franz   
Gatternigg, Dr., Erich   
Gattinger, Kurt   
Gatzemeier, Albert   
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Gauchel, Christian   
Gaudecker, von, Gerlach   
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Gaudig, Hellmut   
Gaudlitz, Fritz Adalbert30-06-190302-08-1941 
Gaugele, Hermann   
Gauger, Wilhelm   
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Gause, Wilhelm   
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Gawell, Leo   
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Gayen, Hartwig   
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Gaßner, Karl   
Gebauer, Fritz   
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Gebühr, Heinrich   
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Geduhn, Horst   
Gedult von Jungenfeld, Freiherr, Wilhelm-Ernst07-03-189309-02-1966more 
Geerdts, Karl   
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Geerk, Jens   
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Geerligs, Karl-Heinz   
Geerling, Wilhelm   
Gefeller, Heinz11-06-1911 more 
Geginat, Kurt   
Gehl, Paul   
Gehl, Walter   
Gehlen, Hermann   
Gehlhaar, Siegfried   
Gehrcke, Friedrich   
Gehre, Herbert   
Gehrhardt, Hans-Joachim   
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Gehrig, Bernhard   
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Gehrigk, Hubert   
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Gehrke, Erich   
Gehrke, Ernst   
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Gehrke, Walter   
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Gehrling, Rolf   
Gehrmann, Erich   
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Geil, Werner   
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Geisbüsch, Anton   
Geisdorf, Erwin   
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Geiseler, Detlev   
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Geisendorfer, Helmut   
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Geiß, Willi   
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