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
Schmeermann, Heinrich02-02-1914 more 
Strassl, Hubert24-05-191808-07-1943 
Schrot, Alfons   
Schröppel, Alfred   
Schroer, Werner12-02-191810-02-1985more 
Schroeder, Walter   
Schrödter, Gerhard19-05-1913  
Schröder, Paul   
Schröder, Horst   
Schröder, Hermann   
Schröder, Herbert (Wettererkundungsstaffel)   
Schröder, Herbert (Aufklärungsgruppe 13)   
Schröder, Heinz (Kampfgeschwader)   
Schröder, Heinz (Aufklärungsgruppe)14-11-1915  
Schröder, Heinrich (Aufklärungsgruppe 13)26-04-1917 more 
Schröder, Hans (Aufklärungsgruppe)   
Schröder, Hans (Kampfgeschwader 53)   
Schröder, Hans (Kampfgeschwader 1)   
Schröder, Günter (Aufklärungsstaffel 2)   
Schröder, Eduard (Nachtjagdgeschwader3)20-10-191828-08-1991 
Schröder, Eduard (Zerstörergeschwader 76)   
Schröder, Berthold   
Schrimal, Franz   
Schreyer, Franz   
Schreuer, Klaus   
Schretzenmayer, Martin   
Schrepfer, Karl10-02-191706-09-1946 
Schreiweis, Albert15-09-1913  
Schreiner, Eugen27-02-192129-12-1944 
Schreibmüller, Hans01-09-1916  
Schreiber, Willi   
Schreiber, Werner (Transportgeschwader 1)   
Schmitt, Friedrich   
Schade, Eberhard20-02-191801-03-1945 
Scheibert, Horst29-09-191808-03-2010more 
Schadt, Emil   
Schütt, Kurt   
Stratmann, Ewald   
Selmayr, Alois27-01-1915  
Schröter, Martin04-07-1918  
Seela, Max15-07-191131-07-1999more 
Seib, Robert21-09-191923-04-1948 
Seifert, Johannes "Hannes"06-10-191525-11-1943 
Seiffert, Heinz18-12-192023-01-1945 
Seiler, Reinhard30-08-190906-10-1989more 
Sengschmidt, Fritz13-01-191911-01-1944 
Seyfarth, Kurt02-02-191601-10-1979 
Seyffardt, Fritz20-08-192028-11-2012 
Sichelschmidt, Herbert04-07-190917-07-1944 
Siegler, Peter21-08-192024-09-1942 
Sieling, Bruno10-01-191811-05-2002more 
Sievert, Hans-Carl01-11-191730-04-1989 
Sigmund, Rudolf05-03-191503-10-1943 
Smola, Rudolf03-08-191727-03-1945 
Sölter, Willi18-07-191313-07-1995 
Sommer, Clemens29-03-191221-03-1988 
Sommer, Gerhard14-09-191912-05-1944 
Spadiut, Hubert23-09-1922  
Spieth, Albert26-07-191504-10-1943 
Sprung, Helmuth27-11-192114-10-1955 
Stähler, Wilhelm-Heinrich23-09-192227-08-1978 
Stahlschmidt, Hans-Arnold15-09-192007-09-1942 
Staiger, Hermann06-04-191522-06-1964 
Stamer, Dr., Heinz04-11-188703-11-1958 
Stamp, Gerhard03-06-192021-05-1998 
Steffen, Karl10-03-191808-08-1943 
Stein, Günther05-01-191921-02-2003 
Stein, Werner05-02-191922-01-1963 
Steinbatz, Leopold25-10-191815-06-1942more 
Steinkamp, Hans-Hermann08-10-192113-04-1952 
Steinmann, Wilhelm15-01-191201-08-1966more 
Steinwachs, Heinrich "Heinz"05-10-189706-01-1972 
Stepp, Hans Karl02-09-191412-12-2006more 
Sterr, Heinrich24-09-191926-11-1944 
Steudel, Fritz27-04-191825-08-2004 
Steudel, Josef21-11-191704-05-2004more 
Stichtenoth, Friedrich14-04-190717-03-1970more 
Stifter, Kurt19-04-191821-12-1942 
Stimpel, Walter29-11-191713-01-2008 
Stoffregen, Erich13-04-191514-01-1943 
Stoll-Berberich, Egon17-06-191302-05-1973 
Stolle, Bruno13-04-191522-01-2004 
Stollnberger, Johann "Hans"01-04-191904-08-2017 
Störchel, Helmut18-01-191305-02-2004 
Stotz, Maximilian13-02-191219-08-1943more 
Streck, Werner04-11-191310-08-2002more 
Streib, Werner13-06-191115-06-1986more 
Strobel, Paul09-04-190919-09-1943more 
Strüning, Heinz13-01-191224-12-1944more 
Stry, Herbert12-09-191621-09-1943more 
Stuchlick, Werner25-04-191928-11-1970 
Siemon, Otto   
Stumpf, Werner15-03-191713-10-1942 
Sturm, Hans29-07-192011-12-2004more 
Sturm, Heinrich12-06-192023-12-1944 
Sumpf, Hans27-03-191526-03-1942 
Süß, Ernst31-08-191220-12-1943 
Sy, Erwin21-08-191502-12-1942 
Sydow, Otto01-02-189624-06-1970 
Schindler, Albert (WH-Infanterie)19-02-190900-00-1982more 
Schulze-Büttger, Georg05-10-190413-10-1944 
Styr, Josef03-03-192030-06-1984more 
Strich, Waldemar 27-01-1945 
Stolzmann, von, Joachim06-02-189829-05-1971more 
Stillger, Fritz   
Stiefvater, Hermann11-06-190316-04-1977 
Stephan, Eberhard17-07-191022-10-2008 
Stein, Gerhard   
Stammerjohann, Reinhold02-09-190817-04-1945 
Spiethoff, Armin29-10-1892 more 
Spiegel, Wendelin00-00-191800-00-1979 
Sperling, Max04-09-190506-06-1984more 
Sorge, Karl-Heinz   
Seyffardt, Paul04-03-189420-09-1979more 
Schwarzer, Otto18-09-190613-05-1976 
Schwarz, Manfred10-06-1914  
Schwalb, Helmut17-10-1915  
Schulze, Johannes  more 
Schulz, Karl Heinz14-03-191416-01-1993more 
Schulz, Dr., Erich   
Scholz, Dr.-Ing., Werner09-11-191300-00-1945 
Schmidt-Hammer, Werner26-09-189404-01-1962more 
Schmidt-Ott, Gustav-Albrecht20-06-189626-08-1944more 
Schneider, Josef (WH-Inf.Rgt. 521)07-08-191227-01-2004more 
Schnappauf, Georg28-09-1906 more 
Schlepple, Eberhard03-05-191825-02-1988more 
Scherf, Walter21-02-191707-04-2003more 
Scherer, Fritz26-08-191008-05-1998more 
Schemm, Günter14-08-192011-04-1945 
Schareina, Emil25-07-191520-09-1985more 
Schaper, Siegfried21-04-191520-09-1944 
Schallenberg, Rudolf28-11-191916-07-2013 
Schäfer, Hans (WH-Gren.Rgt. 442)   
Schaarschuh, Helmut20-01-191318-08-1989 
Sauter, Jordan   
Schmoll, Richard22-03-191526-12-1943 
Seewald, Ernst   
Seiwald, Gustav   
Strauch, Cuno19-11-191115-12-1944 
Schreiber, Werner (WH-Felders.Btl. 21 (L))   
Schulz, Otto (WH-Pz.Rgt. 31)21-10-1912  
Starck, Gerhard   
Schäfer, Wilhelm (WH-Inf.Rgt. 80)26-04-1911 more 
Spitz, Anton  more 
Strohmayer, Josef Georg Martin19-08-192009-09-1944 
Schrader, von, Otto18-03-188819-07-1945more 
Sacha, Fritz21-09-1915  
Spaeter, Helmuth11-03-191805-07-1999more 
Schwatlo-Gesterding, Joachim02-03-190327-01-1975 
Schnübbe, Otto21-10-1914  
Simon, Heinz (WH-Inf.Div.)28-08-1909  
Sekirka, Jan14-01-1914  
Steinbrecher, Helmut   
Schmidtberg, Klaus13-11-191903-04-2014 
Schaar, Paul-Heinrich Gerhard05-03-191924-01-1983 
Sierts, Friedrich20-04-189919-12-1969 
Schnoor, Hans-Christian   
Schlupkothen, Siegfried   
Stelter, Alfred22-11-1916  
Schumann, Hans07-04-190600-09-1983more 
Sommer, Helmut   
Schäfer, Walter   
Sellhorn, Karl-Heinz10-11-1917  
Seelemann, Jürgen   
Seevers, Ernst August   
Stein, Erich   
Schliessmann, Kurt06-08-192016-01-2005more 
Saalfrank, Fritz   
Saalfrank, Georg   
Saalfrank, Max   
Saalmann, Richard   
Saalwächter, Alfred10-01-188306-12-1945more 
Saam, Matthäus   
Saathoff, Albert   
Saathoff, Hans-Georg   
Sablotny, Herbert20-07-1920  
Saborowski, Heinrich31-05-1914  
Saborowski, Rudolf   
Sabottki, Wilhelm   
Sacher, Gerhard   
Sacher, Josef05-12-191918-11-2008 
Sacher, Otto20-02-190111-05-1945 
Sachnik, Ernst   
Sachs, Bertram   
Sachs, Günther04-05-190315-07-1962more 
Sachs, Karl   
Sachs, Karl Gustav Adolf05-02-188615-07-1952 
Sachs, Rudolf   
Sachs, Willi   
Sachse, Hans-Karl   
Sachse, Paul   
Sachsenberg, Heinz "Heino"12-07-192217-06-1951 
Sachsenheimer, Maximilian Heinrich "Max"05-12-190902-06-1973more 
Sachtleben, Hermann   
Sachtleben, Werner   
Sack, Eduard   
Sack, Kurt-Wilhelm   
Sack, Martin   
Sackersdorff, Heinz09-05-190522-04-1945 
Sadewasser, Klaus-Ulrich   
Sadler, Franz   
Sadowski, Friedrich   
Sadrinna, Edgar   
Saebisch, Edgar   
Sager, Helmut   
Sagorske, Erwin   
Sailer, Gert   
Sailer, Hans14-02-1917 more 
Saint-Paul, von, Guy   
Sajitz-Hermstein, Dr., Joseph-Alfred   
Saladin, Otto   
Salas Larrazábal, Angel   
Salb, Edgar   
Salb, Hans   
Salcher, Walter04-08-191426-06-1944 
Salden, Günther   
Salder, Franz   
Saldern-Brallentin, von, Sylvester07-02-190827-08-1967 
Saldern-Wilsnack, von, Burghardt09-03-191606-10-2002more 
Salecker, Walter   
Salengre-Drabbe, de, Hans21-10-189425-08-1944more 
Salewski, Paul   
Salewski, Walter   
Salisch, von, Horst   
Salisch, von, Wilhelm05-11-191318-03-1945 
Saller, Franz06-09-1915  
Saller, Hans   
Saller, Karl   
Saller, Sebastian   
Sallermann, Werner   
Sallmuter, Josef   
Sallwasser, Hans   
Salm, Albert   
Salmann, Otto05-07-190821-04-1970more 
Salminger, Josef05-03-190301-10-1943 
Salokat, Fritz   
Salomon, Fritz   
Salomon, Götz   
Salomon, Heinz   
Saltzwedel, Martin   
Salviati, von, Ulrich   
Salz, Heinz   
Salz, Wilhelm "Willi"14-09-1915  
Salzenberg, Kurt   
Salzer, Eduard26-09-192018-06-1944more 
Salzer, Robert   
Salzinger, Alfons   
Salzmann, Alfons15-06-191427-05-1942 
Salzmann, Walter12-12-191320-02-2000 
Samel, Horst   
Samel, Otto   
Samel, Robert   
Sammer, Josef   
Sammet, Wilhelm   
Sammetinger, Emil   
Samorski, Gustav   
Samson, Robert   
Samson-Himmelstjerna, von, Rolf   
Samwer, Ernst-Friedrich26-09-191714-10-2002 
Samwer, Kurt-Viktor   
Sand, Kurt   
Sandau, Joachim   
Sanden, von, Hans-Georg   
Sander, Erich18-12-191515-04-1944 
Sander, Ernst   
Sander, Franz   
Sander, Friedrich   
Sander, Friedrich-Wilhelm   
Sander, Fritz   
Sander, Hans30-07-1897  
Sander, Hans Heinrich   
Sander, Heinrich   
Sander, Heinz   
Sander, Joachim Martin Constantin07-08-189803-11-1944more 
Sander, Karl   
Sander, Kurt   
Sander, Kurt   
Sander, Martin   
Sander, Otto07-03-191500-01-1945 
Sander, Robert   
Sander, Walter   
Sander, Walter (Fallschirm-Pionier-Bataillon 5)25-07-191428-04-1981 
Sander, Wilhelm   
Sander, Wilhelm (Lw-Aufklärungsgruppe)   
Sandig, Rudolf  more 
Sandmann, Hans   
Sandmann, Hermann   
Sandmeyer, Hermann   
Sandner, Herwig   
Sandner, Ignaz   
Sandner, Johann "Hans"15-10-192126-12-1983 
Sandner, Karl   
Sandow, Hermann   
Sandrock, Fritz   
Sandrock, Hans20-04-191323-09-1995more 
Sandt, Otto   
Sandten, Adolf   
Sandvoß, Günther   
Sandvoß, Herbert   
Sanio, Karl-Ludwig  more 
Sanitzer, Otto   
Sanktjohannser, Xaver   
Sann, Fritz29-07-191331-05-1972more 
Sanne, Werner05-04-188926-09-1952 
Sanner, Waldemar   
Sansonetti, Luigi22-02-188807-11-1959 
Santmann, Alfred   
Sapauschke, Hans   
Sartor, Bernhard28-02-191309-02-1975more 
Sartor, Fritz   
Sartorius, Wilhelm   
Sass, Dr., Hans   
Sassa, Hubert31-07-191911-06-1943 
Sassen, Bruno13-03-191819-06-2006 
Sassen, Gerhard   
Sassen, Wilhelm   
Satter, Gustav   
Sattig, Carl22-03-191510-08-1942 
Sattler, Edmund   
Sattler, Georg14-04-191730-08-1944more 
Sattler, Günther13-05-191326-06-1944 
Sattler, Hans   
Sattler, Karl (Grenadier-Regiment 82)   
Sattler, Lorenz   
Sattler, Ludwig   
Sattler, Robert06-12-189107-08-1978 
Satzinger, Karl-Richard  more 
Sauberg, Wilhelm   
Sauder, Max   
Sauer, Emil   
Sauer, Hermann22-01-189317-08-1979 
Sauer, Johann03-10-191519-05-1944 
Sauer, Kurt   
Sauer, Walter   
Sauer, Walter04-04-191603-03-1977 
Sauer, Werner   
Sauer-Nordendorf, Egon   
Sauerbrei, Peter   
Sauerbrei, Rudolf18-05-191922-07-2007more 
Sauerbrey, Johannes20-10-189307-01-1982 
Sauerbruch, Peter06-06-191329-09-2010 
Sauerland, Heinz15-02-1923  
Sauerland, Willi   
Sauermann, Otto   
Sauermann, Wolfgang   
Sauermilch, Kurt   
Sauerwald, Hermann   
Saul, Heinrich   
Saupe, Kurt   
Sauren, Johann30-07-191405-07-1944 
Sausel, Adolf   
Sausgruber, Alto19-01-192002-01-1945 
Sausmikat, Werner   
Sauter, Alexander   
Sauter, Josef   
Sauter, Wilhelm   
Sautermeister, Wilhelm   
Sauthof, Karl-Heinz   
Sautter, Emil   
Sautter, Franz   
Sautter, Hans   
Sauvant, Bernhard August Ferdinand25-03-191015-04-1967more 
Sauvant-Siegert, Jürgen   
Sawade, Alfred   
Sawallisch, Erwin   
Sawatzki, Alfred   
Sawatzki, Otto19-07-191715-08-1944more 
Sayn-Wittgenstein, Prinz zu , Heinrich14-08-191621-01-1944more 
Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, Prinz zu, Ludwig   
Saynisch, Paul   
Sborowski, Richard24-05-191412-10-1943more 
Scappini, Hans28-04-191208-06-1944more 
Schaab, Karl  more 
Schaack, Heinrich   
Schaad, Johann   
Schaaf, Edgar   
Schaaf, Paul   
Schaal, Ferdinand  more 
Schaal, Kurt29-02-1892 more 
Schaar, Wilhelm   
Schaarschmidt, Georg   
Schaarschmidt, Gottfried   
Schaarschmidt, Richard   
Schaarschmidt, Siegfried   
Schabehorn, Heinz   
Schabel, Max   
Schabel, Rudolf   
Schabel, Virgil   
Schabl, Anton   
Schablowski, Walter   
Schablowski, Walter   
Schabram, Hubert   
Schach, Gottlob   
Schacher, Kurt20-02-191415-02-1995 
Schachinger, Ernst   
Schacht, Gerhard "Eule"06-04-191607-02-1972 
Schacht, Heinz   
Schacht, Robert   
Schacht, Wilger   
Schachtschabel, Wilhelm   
Schachtschneider, Erich   
Schack, Günther12-11-191714-06-2003more 
Schack, von, Axel   
Schack, von, Malte17-04-191517-10-1943 
Schacke, Hans26-12-1894 more 
Schackert, Friedrich   
Schad, Friedrich   
Schade, Engelbert23-10-1912  
Schade, Erich   
Schade, Hans   
Schade, Helmut   
Schade, Helmuth  more 
Schader, Herbert   
Schaedler, Karl24-05-1920  
Schaefer, Alfred   
Schaefer, Erich23-12-191526-01-1945 
Schaefer, Erich (Schützen-Regiment 52)30-05-191418-06-1988 
Schaefer, Hans   
Schaefer, Hans-Joachim   
Schaefer, Horst   
Schaefer, Kurt   
Schaefer, Kurt   
Schaefer, Kurt   
Schaefer, Walter   
Schaeffer, Ernst   
Schaeffer, Wilhelm06-02-190324-02-1984 
Schaelte, Otto   
Schaer, Ernst   
Schafelner, Dr., Walter   
Schafferus, Ernst   
Schaffitzel, Siegfried   
Schaffmaier, Kurt   
Schaffner, Ottomar   
Schaffner, Wilhelm   
Schafmayr, Hermann02-04-1915  
Schahn, Erich   
Schake, Helmut24-02-191901-03-1945 
Schalanda, Hans07-02-192126-03-1945 
Schalber, Josef   
Schalk, Hermann   
Schalk, Otto   
Schalke, Jürgen   
Schall, Franz01-06-191810-04-1945 
Schall, Ludwig   
Schaller, Emil   
Schaller, Friedrich Andreas "Fritz"14-07-191001-02-1942 
Schaller, Max   
Schalles, Karl   
Schalles, Walter   
Schalon, Wilhelm   
Schamberger, Karl   
Schamberger, Venantius   
Schammler, Hans-Joachim   
Schanbacher, Karl   
Schandl, Hedmar-Ingomar   
Schanne, Edmund   
Schantz, Heinrich   
Schanz, Bruno   
Schanze, Wilhelm   
Schanzenberger, Walter   
Schaper, Bodo   
Schaper, Erwin   
Schaper, Friedrich   
Schaper, Friedrich (Lw-Wettererkundungsstaffel)   
Schaper, Heinrich   
Schaper, Hermann   
Schaper, Hermann   
Schaper, Otto   
Schappe, Wilhelm   
Schapper, Dr., Theodor   
Scharf, Hagen   
Scharf, Heinz22-04-192013-07-2001 
Scharf, Johannes   
Scharf, Josef   
Scharf, Konrad25-07-1916  
Scharfe, August   
Scharfe, Reinhold02-10-192022-08-1943 
Scharfetter, Oskar   
Scharff, Heinrich   
Scharffetter, Hans   
Scharinger, Josef01-12-191816-04-1944more 
Scharlow, Dr., Ulrich29-03-1898 more 
Scharmann, Wilhelm   
Scharnow, Fritz   
Scharnweber, Herbert   
Scharr, Dr.Dr., Erwin   
Schasche, Wilhelm "Willi"06-01-192121-11-2012 
Schassner, Kurt   
Schaten, Heinrich   
Schatta, Karl-Heinz   
Schattauer, Karl   
Schattschneider, Walter   
Schatz, Bruno24-06-189403-12-1974 
Schatz, Erich   
Schatz, Walter   
Schatz, Werner   
Schatzl, Alois   
Schaub, Walther   
Schauder, Paul   
Schaudienst, Reimar