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
Herrmann, Benno04-01-191807-02-1999 
Hermann, Horst30-08-191819-09-1993more 
Herling, Wilfried07-06-192028-11-1943 
Hinz, Bruno28-08-191528-02-1968more 
Hilpert, Carl12-09-188801-02-1947 
Heubeck, Konrad22-04-191801-09-1987 
Hippel, Ferdinand04-09-190318-04-1968 
Hoeckner, Walter24-10-191425-08-1944 
Hochbaum, Friedrich07-08-189428-01-1955 
Hitz, Günther17-07-191611-04-1944more 
Hinkes, Heinz19-12-191228-07-1977 
Hoffmann, Walter23-02-191525-09-1981 
Hoffmann, Kurt Caesar26-08-189519-05-1988 
Hoff, Carl11-01-191510-07-1951 
Hofer, Lothar18-09-191422-01-1999 
Höfemeier, Heinrich21-08-191307-08-1943 
Höring, Hans01-04-191919-10-1944 
Hoffmann, Werner (Nachtjagdgeschwader 5)13-01-191808-07-2011 
Hofmann, Karl-Wilhelm24-03-192126-03-1945 
Högl, Franz-Josef21-10-191629-11-1996more 
Hohagen, Erich09-01-191508-03-1990 
Höke, Stefan-Heinrich24-10-190528-06-1944more 
Hönniger, Theodor10-02-191518-02-1974 
Holzer, Friedrich13-05-191209-11-1984more 
Honnefeller, Günther29-05-192322-10-1998 
Homuth, Gerhard20-09-191403-08-1943 
Huber, Josef (Sturzkampfgeschwader 77)18-07-191524-05-2008more 
Hrdlicka, Franz15-10-192025-03-1945 
Hörl, Ludwig02-08-190422-01-1993 
Huhn, Kurt01-08-191203-09-1997 
Huffmann, Heinz29-12-190503-03-1945 
Hübsch, Anton16-03-191831-10-1973 
Huppert, Helmut25-07-191601-07-1961 
Husemann, Werner10-11-191902-02-2014 
Huß, Walter26-12-191529-01-1945 
Haugk, Werner, Rudolf29-04-191218-10-1944more 
Haugk, Helmut24-02-191428-01-1992more 
Hüttner, Hartmut   
Hufenbach, Helmut27-02-190827-03-1945more 
Hückel, Ernst-Albrecht23-09-191924-12-1996 
Hölscher, Heinrich   
Hoffmann, Ernst-Wilhelm29-09-190427-08-1994more 
Höhl, Johann   
Hammon, Erich 30-06-1945 
Henrici, Friedrich-Karl   
Harden, Alfred30-05-1916  
Haccius, Ernst10-12-189311-03-1943more 
Homme de Courbière, de l', Rene (1887-1946)24-01-188707-05-1946more 
Heinlein, Walter21-09-191904-05-2014more 
Hesse, Konrad   
Henkel, Erich   
Hanneken, von, Hermann05-01-189022-07-1981more 
Harzer, Walter29-09-191229-05-1982 
Hoffmann, Robert   
Hübner, Alois19-09-191323-09-1944more 
Huljus, Berthold05-12-192004-11-1973 
Huber, Josef17-03-1909 more 
Holländer, August30-10-191812-09-1943more 
Hoefeld, Robert03-11-191709-10-1971more 
Heuß, Konrad27-05-191424-03-1945more 
Herfurth, Heinz-Friedhelm28-07-191412-02-1972more 
Hauswurz, Horst19-12-192100-00-2014more 
Hasreiter, Albert26-09-1912  
Hörst, Raimund30-12-1903  
Hamberger, Karl05-04-191700-01-1945 
Hackl, Martin06-01-192022-09-2006 
Hack, Franz03-02-191509-06-1997more 
Hölz, Johannes02-07-190629-04-1945 
Hoffmann, Rudolf (WH-Pz.Art.Rgt. 27)24-12-1912  
Hoefer, Fritz20-08-1911 more 
Hörmann, Peter07-07-1913 more 
Hille, Wilfried14-04-1916 more 
Heymann, von, Joachim30-08-1915  
Heyde, von der, Bolko27-07-1906  
Hartnick, Willi25-11-1915  
Heimann, Franz Richard Arthur "Arthur"30-05-1898  
Hövel, Freiherr von, Karl23-10-1915  
Hannemann, Ruprecht27-12-1912  
Haken, Heinz29-11-1914 more 
Hagmeister, Reimund03-02-1915 more 
Herrmann, Hans (WH-Pi.Btl.74)19-06-1916  
Hofmann, Walter (Kampfgeschwader 55)   
Hetz, Karl11-05-1910  
Hensen, Hans09-11-1913  
Hackenbuchner, Wigbert05-12-1918  
Haas, Franz17-10-189806-03-1961 
Heise, Hanns01-02-191318-05-1992 
Henze, Karl20-01-191625-09-1985 
Honerjäger, Willi  more 
Hartmann, Erich "Bubi"19-04-192220-09-1993more 
Hüttmann, Theodor   
Hoffmann, Gerhard (WL-Jagdgeschwader 52)06-11-191912-04-1945 
Holle, Alexander27-02-189816-07-1978more 
Hasselwander, Bruno   
Hofmeister, Johann12-03-192224-09-2006more 
Hellige, Gerhard00-00-1918 more 
Herlan, Friedrich29-08-1898 more 
Hofmann, Konrad31-10-1914 more 
Heitzmann, Johann14-09-1913  
Hammermann, Heinrich01-07-1916  
Hunsel, Franz12-06-189931-10-1942 
Hilgemann, Klaus21-02-191806-07-1973more 
Halder, Gustav27-10-191700-00-2009 
Heimsath, Paul00-00-191900-00-1982more 
Hoboldt, Theodor13-12-1913  
Hegemann, Hugo18-03-1915  
Heinrich, Willi11-10-1914  
Hanff, Herbert22-02-1913  
Herpolsheimer, Horst03-10-1920 more 
Höltring, Horst30-06-191324-08-1943 
Heber, Gerhard   
Hessinger, Franz13-07-191901-01-2006 
Held, Heinrich "Heinz"   
Hahl, Fritz25-12-1922  
Hoffmann, Dr., Georg30-12-1913  
Heising, Dr., Helmut  more 
Holzapfel, Hermann   
Howaldt, Hans Viktor19-06-191923-07-1998 
Hartmann, von, Götz   
Hoppe, Konrad20-04-191720-06-2011 
Haack, Christoph   
Haack, Karl   
Haack, Werner06-03-189428-10-1944 
Haack, Wolfgang   
Haacke, Paul06-12-1914  
Haacks, Hugo   
Haaf, Anton   
Haag, Gottfried   
Haag, Heinz19-12-191805-04-1994 
Haag, Rudolf   
Haaga, Wilhelm   
Haager, Dr., Joachim   
Haager, Karl   
Haake, Albert   
Haake, Heinrich   
Haake, Heinrich   
Haaker, Rudolf   
Haakert, Heinrich   
Haala, Sigurd   
Haan, Georg   
Haan, Johann   
Haape, Dr., Heinz   
Haar, Kurt   
Haarberg, Rudolf   
Haarbrücker, Georg   
Haarbrücker, Kurt   
Haard, Bernhard   
Haarmann, Klaus   
Haars, Hubert   
Haas, Adolf   
Haas, Eduard   
Haas, Friedrich   
Haas, Friedrich (WL-Jagdgeschwader 52)20-01-192409-04-1945 
Haas, Hermann   
Haas, Josef24-09-189722-05-1944 
Haas, Karl   
Haas, Kuno   
Haas, Oskar   
Haas, Robert25-03-191423-12-1944 
Haas, Walter21-04-191418-08-1944 
Haas, Walter   
Haas, Walter21-04-191418-08-1944 
Haas, Willi   
Haase, Dietrich   
Haase, Ernst   
Haase, Fritz   
Haase, Günther   
Haase, Hans   
Haase, Helmut   
Haase, Horst   
Haase, Horst (Lw-Jagdgeschwader)22-05-192126-11-1944 
Haase, Karl-Heinz (Lw-Flak-Regiment)   
Haase, Karl-Heinz (Lw-Sturzkampfgeschwader)   
Haase, Paul   
Haase, Reinhard   
Haase, Werner   
Haase, Wilhelm   
Haase, Wilhelm (Lw-Kampfgeschwader)   
Haasemann, Walter   
Haasler, Gerd   
Habbel, Werner   
Habekost, Heinz   
Habel, Erich   
Habel, Karl-Heinz   
Habel, Walter   
Haberda, Helmut03-02-192208-05-1943 
Haberhauer, Anton   
Haberkamp, Walter   
Haberland, Alwin   
Haberland, Wilhelm   
Habermann, Ewald   
Habermann, Hans   
Habermann, Heinz   
Habermann, Siegfried   
Habermehl, Peter   
Habersaat, Erwin   
Habersang, Lothar   
Haberstock, Erhard   
Haberstroh, Fritz17-05-192114-02-2002more 
Haberstroh, Georg   
Haberstroh, Max   
Haberzettel, Eduard   
Habicht, Peter   
Habild, Hermann   
Hablasch, Kurt   
Haccius, Hans-Hermann   
Hachenberger, Kurt   
Hachfeld, Wilhelm Helmut Axel20-09-191402-12-1942 
Hachtel, August06-03-191603-09-1985 
Hachtel, Georg29-06-189420-07-1943 
Hack, Ernst   
Hack, Jakob   
Hackbarth, Walter   
Hacke, Karl   
Hacke, Klaus   
Hackenschmidt, Herbert   
Hacker, Friedrich   
Hacker, Fritz   
Hacker, Joachim   
Hacker, Otto   
Hackert, Johannes   
Hackl, Hans   
Hackl, Leo   
Hackl, Leopold29-06-191615-11-2010 
Hackl, Otto29-08-191421-07-1944 
Hackler, Heinrich14-12-191831-12-1944 
Hackmann, Friedrich "Fritz"   
Haddinga, Otto   
Hadeball, Heinz-Martin22-04-192113-01-1996 
Hadeln, von, Dr. phil., Hajo06-03-191012-01-1943 
Hadenfeldt, Max   
Hader, Christian   
Haderecker, Hermann27-04-191505-08-2001more 
Haderer, Gustav   
Hadorf, Friedrich   
Haeckel, Bernhard   
Haeckel, Ernst   
Haedenkamp, Hans   
Haedge, Karl-Ludwig14-07-1923 more 
Haedicke, Günter   
Haeffner, Paul   
Haegele, Rudolf   
Haegermann, Karl-Heinz   
Haehling, Kurt07-11-189720-05-1983 
Haehnke, Hans   
Haehnle, Hermann   
Haen, Rudolf Melchior Arthur Maria12-03-191509-05-1945more 
Haenicke, Siegfried  more 
Haenschke, Wilhelm13-12-189123-02-1960 
Haerle, Rudolf   
Haese, Otto   
Haeuseler, Helmut29-01-191625-02-1945 
Hafemeister, Hans-Hermann   
Hafen, Heinz18-04-1917 more 
Haffa, Hermann   
Haffke, Friedrich   
Hafner, Anton02-06-191817-10-1944 
Hafner, Ernst   
Hafner, Heinz   
Hafner, Richard   
Hafner, Wilhelm   
Hagebück, Gisbert   
Hagedorn, Clemens   
Hagedorn, Franz   
Hagedorn, Fritz   
Hagedorn, Gotthard   
Hagedorn, Hubert   
Hagedorn, Reinhard   
Hagedorn, Willy12-10-1919  
Hagel, Josef   
Hagelloch, Werner   
Hagemann, Wilhelm   
Hagemüller, Heinz   
Hagen, Günther   
Hagen, Karl Heinz   
Hagen, Theodor   
Hagen, von, Gerhard   
Hagen, von, Hellmuth   
Hagen, Wilhelm   
Hagen, Willi   
Hagen, Winfried   
Hagen, Wolfgang   
Hagena, Gottfried31-08-191211-06-2014 
Hagenah, Walter05-10-191918-03-2013 
Hagenauer, Felix   
Hagenauer, Kurt   
Hagenbeck, Walther   
Hagenbucher, Hans   
Hagendorf, Arno   
Hagenguth, Günther   
Hagenhoff, Karl   
Hagenow, von, Gustav   
Hager, Georg   
Hager, Hermann   
Hager, Johannes16-08-192002-09-1993 
Hager, Karl   
Hager, Karl (Lw-Kampfgeschwader)   
Hager, Karl (Lw-Sturzkampfgeschwader)20-07-191904-02-1944 
Hagge, Heinrich   
Hagge, Sepp   
Hagmann, Georg   
Hagmayer, Wilhelm   
Hahl, Philipp   
Hahlbohm, Adolf 13-02-1945 
Hahm, Konstantin21-07-191226-02-1952 
Hahn, Bodo   
Hahn, Erich   
Hahn, Ernst   
Hahn, Ernst (Lw-Aufklärungsgruppe)   
Hahn, Ferdinand   
Hahn, Franz (Lw-Jagdgeschwader)   
Hahn, Franz (WH-Art.Rgt)   
Hahn, Friedrich   
Hahn, Fritz   
Hahn, Fritz   
Hahn, Fritz (Aufklärungsgruppe 13)24-11-191911-02-1944 
Hahn, Fritz (Lw-Sturzkampfgeschwader)   
Hahn, Gregor   
Hahn, Günter (Lw-Nahaufklärungsgruppe)   
Hahn, Günter (Lw-Transportgeschwader)   
Hahn, Günther   
Hahn, Hans "Assi"14-04-191418-12-1982 
Hahn, Heinrich   
Hahn, Hermann22-04-191816-10-1991 
Hahn, Konrad   
Hahn, Kurt   
Hahn, Otto   
Hahn, Peter   
Hahn, Peter (LW-Sturzkampfgeschwader)   
Hahn, Richard   
Hahn, Rudolf   
Hahn, Ulrich   
Hahn, Walter11-04-191431-01-2002more 
Hahn, Willy   
Hahndorff, Jobst   
Hahne, Gustav00-00-1891  
Hahne, Hans (Grenadier-Regiment 507)30-11-189424-06-1944 
Hahne, Hans (Lw-Fernaufklärungsgruppe)   
Hahnen, Sebastian   
Hahnke, von, Albert   
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Haider, Josef   
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Haidvogl, Josef   
Hailbronner, Rolf   
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Hain, Rudolf   
Haine, Kurt   
Hainke, Gerhard   
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Halasz, Hans   
Halbe, Gerhard   
Halbenz, Wilhelm   
Halbgebauer, Rudolf   
Halbig, Alfons   
Halbreiter, Georg   
Halbrock, Friedrich-Ernst17-02-1917 more 
Halbuer, Heinrich   
Hald, Albert   
Halder, Max   
Haldimann, August17-02-1919 more 
Half, Günter   
Hallas, Paul   
Hallensleben, Hermann   
Hallensleben, Rudolf02-06-191619-04-1945 
Haller, Ernst   
Haller, Karl   
Haller, Richard   
Hallerbach, Wilhelm   
Halmes, Heinz  more 
Halmschlag, Heinrich   
Halter, Herbert   
Halverscheid, Erwin   
Hamacher, Adolf09-02-191327-04-1944more 
Hamacher, Karl   
Hamacher, Mathias   
Hamader, Wilhelm   
Haman, Rudolf   
Hamann, Alfred   
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Hamann, Gerhard   
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Hamann, Karl-Heinrich   
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Hamelmann, Heinrich   
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Hamerl, Friedrich   
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Hamfler, Kurt   
Hamm, Walter   
Hammacher, Alfons   
Hammacher, Norbert   
Hammel, Xaver   
Hammen, Rudolf   
Hammer, Alfred "Martello"   
Hammer, Fritz   
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Hammer, Rudolf   
Hammer, Walter   
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Hammermeister, Erhard   
Hammermeister, Erich   
Hammermeister, Heinz   
Hammerschmidt, Adolf   
Hammerschmidt, Paul-Gerhard   
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Hammes, Franz   
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Hampke, Hans-Joachim   
Hanauer, Emil   
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Handke, Günther   
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Handschuh, Heinz   
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Hanebuth, Paul   
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Hanf, Karl   
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Hanichl, Ludwig   
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Hannak, Josef (Lw-Kampfgeschwader)   
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Hannappel, Hans29-12-191226-08-1943more 
Hannawald, Georg   
Hanne, Erich19-03-192005-09-1942 
Hannemann, Franz   
Hannemann, Günther   
Hannemann, Paul   
Hannes, Anton   
Hannes, Friedrich   
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Hannig, Robert   
Hannig, Walter   
Hanninger, Johann   
Hans, Eduard   
Hans, Heinrich   
Hans, Nikolaus   
Hansberg, Otto   
Hanschmann, Rudi   
Hansel, Günther   
Hansen, Alfred   
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Hansen, Arnold   
Hansen, Carlheinz   
Hansen, Christian   
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Hansen, Eduard   
Hansen, Erik   
Hansen, Erik Oskar   
Hansen, Friedrich   
Hansen, Heinrich   
Hansen, Hermann   
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Hansen, Konrad   
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