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
Baader, Volkmar   
Baar, Alfons   
Baar, Günter   
Baartz, Gerhard   
Baaske, Otto   
Baath, von, Hans-Gert   
Babbel, Wolf-Dietrich   
Babekuhl, Otto   
Babel, Herbert   
Babeliowsky, Karl-Heinz   
Babo, Freiherr von, Gerhard   
Bach, Adolf   
Bach, Friedrich   
Bach, Günther   
Bach, Herbert   
Bach, Karl   
Bach, Rudolf   
Bacher, Stefan   
Bachetzky, Bruno   
Bachhofer, Hans   
Bachler, Hans 09-03-1945more 
Bachler, Walter   
Bachmair, Friedrich   
Bachmann, August   
Bachmann, Bruno   
Bachmann, Erich   
Bachmann, Ernst   
Bachmann, Helmut   
Bachmann, Karl-Friedrich   
Bachmann, Rudolf   
Bachmeier, Alois   
Bachmeir, Matthias   
Bachus, Karl   
Back, Rudolf   
Backe, Walter   
Backes, Herbert   
Backes, Wilhelm   
Backhaus, Hanstheo   
Backhaus, Heinrich   
Baczewski, Johannes   
Badelt, Bernhard   
Bader, Adolf   
Bader, Georg   
Bader, Martin   
Bader, Otto   
Bading, Hans   
Badstübner, Ernst   
Badziura, Josef   
Baedke, Walter   
Baer, Konrad   
Baerwald, Gerhard   
Baetz, Wolfgang   
Bagdohns, Fritz   
Bahlke, Helmut   
Bahls, Erich   
Bahn, Wilhelm   
Bahr, Ernst   
Bahr, Gerhard   
Bahr, Konrad   
Bahr, Otto   
Bahr, Paul   
Bahr, Werner   
Bahrmann, Günter   
Baier, Anton   
Baier, Emil   
Baier, Hanns   
Baier, Josef   
Baier, Wilhelm   
Baierle, Jürgen   
Bailer, Josef   
Baisch, Dieter   
Baitz, Heinrich   
Bak, Otto   
Bake, Dr., Joachim   
Balak, Wilhelm   
Baldauf, Albert   
Baldauf, Friedrich   
Balduff, Walter   
Baldy, Gerhard   
Balfanz, Udo   
Balk, Ernst   
Balkheimer, Eduard   
Ball, Heinz   
Ballay, Walter   
Ballermann, Karl   
Ballerstedt, Ernst   
Ballerstedt, Ernst-Otto   
Ballerstedt, Peter   
Ballert, Karl Hugo   
Balles, Karl   
Ballesegus, Bruno   
Ballhorn, Helmuth   
Ballschmieter, Georg   
Ballweg, Franz   
Baltrusch, Kurt   
Baltruschat, Gerhard   
Baltschun, Edgar   
Baltzer, Georg   
Balzar, Heinz   
Balzer, Heinrich   
Balzer, Rudolf   
Bamler, Gerhard   
Bammel, Heinrich   
Bammer, Walter   
Bamminger, Franz   
Banaszak, Johann   
Bandel, Werner   
Bandl, Hugo  more 
Bange, Ernst   
Bangert, Wilhelm   
Banholzer, Paul   
Banke, Heinrich   
Bankel, Adolf   
Bantle, Josef   
Bantleon, David   
Banzhaf, Karl   
Bapistella, Helmut   
Bapst, Wilhelm   
Baranek, Günter   
Barchfeld, Georg   
Barckow, Klaus   
Barczewski, Paul   
Barczykowski, Paul   
Barde, Paul   
Bardehle, Fritz   
Bardeleben, Hermann   
Bardowski, Heinz   
Barella, Rudolf   
Barenthin, Alfred   
Barenthin, Walter   
Barg, Hermann   
Barg, Walther   
Bargen, von, Heinrich   
Barheine, Ernst   
Bark, Helmut   
Barke, Ludwig   
Barkow, Gerhard   
Barkow, Kurt   
Barkowski, Herbert   
Barnebeck, Heinz   
Barnstedt, Erich   
Barran, Erich   
Barrey, Gerhard   
Barsewisch, von, Karl-Henning   
Barta, Ernst   
Barte, Walter   
Bartel, Ernst   
Bartel, Günther   
Bartel, Karl   
Bartel, Klaus-Günther   
Bartel, Siegfried   
Bartels, Dr. ,Hermann   
Bartels, Eike   
Bartels, Erwin   
Bartels, Johannes   
Bartels, Willi-Adolf   
Bartels, Wolfgang   
Barten, Karl   
Barten, Paul   
Barth, Friedrich-Karl   
Barth, Gerhard   
Barth, Gerhard   
Barth, Helmut   
Barth, Joachim   
Barth, Karl   
Barth, Otmar   
Barthel, Adolf   
Barthel, Hans   
Barthel, Joachim   
Barthel, Karl   
Barthel, Karl-Ernst   
Barthel, Kurt   
Barthelmeß, Eugen   
Barthels, Gerhard   
Barthen, Josef   
Barthold, Herbert   
Bartholomeyczik, Siegfried   
Bartholomäus, Ernst-Otto   
Bartmann, Ernst   
Bartmann, Lorbert   
Bartnik, Helmut   
Barto, Wilhelm   
Bartodziej, Heinrich   
Bartols, Wilhelm   
Bartram, Heinz-Ludwig   
Bartsch, Alfons   
Bartsch, Gerhard   
Bartz, Wilhelm   
Bartz, Willi   
Bartzik, Wilhelm   
Baruth, Paul   
Barutzki, Alfred   
Barutzki, Kurt   
Basan, Karl   
Baschke, Kurt   
Basler, Rudolf   
Basner, Fritz   
Basse, Hans   
Bassow, Franz   
Bastian, Bernhard   
Bastian, Heinz   
Bastigkeit, Heinrich   
Bastin, Helmut   
Batdauf, Gerhard   
Bath, Carl   
Bathe, Dr., Rolf   
Bathke, Johannes   
Batsch, Friedrich   
Battermann, Burchard   
Batzel, Aloysius   
Bauch, Hans   
Bauch, Hermann   
Bauch, Horst   
Bauch, Horst   
Baucke, Rudolf   
Baucks, Ernst   
Bauer, Adalbert   
Bauer, Adolf   
Bauer, Albert   
Bauer, Albert   
Bauer, Albrecht   
Bauer, Alfred   
Bauer, Alois  more 
Bauer, Arthur   
Bauer, Bernhard   
Bauer, Christian   
Bauer, Erich   
Bauer, Erwin   
Bauer, Friedrich   
Bauer, Fritz   
Bauer, Fritz   
Bauer, Heinz   
Bauer, Hermann   
Bauer, Hermann   
Bauer, Hermann (WH-Sicherungs-Regiment)   
Bauer, Hugo   
Bauer, Johann   
Bauer, Johannes   
Bauer, Johannes   
Bauer, Josef   
Bauer, Josef   
Bauer, Karl   
Bauer, Karl   
Bauer, Kurt   
Bauer, Kurt   
Bauer, Ludwig   
Bauer, Ludwig   
Bauer, Otto   
Bauer, Otto   
Bauer, von, Hans-Eberhard   
Bauer, Willi   
Bauer, Willi   
Bauer, Willibald   
Bauermeister, Alfons   
Bauerochse, Hermann   
Baum, Franz   
Baum, Karl   
Baum, Kurt   
Baumann, Alfred   
Baumann, Erich   
Baumann, Erich   
Baumann, Erich   
Baumann, Ernst   
Baumann, Ernst   
Baumann, Friedrich   
Baumann, Georg   
Baumann, Gerhard   
Baumann, Günter   
Baumann, Götz   
Baumann, Hans   
Baumann, Hans Josef   
Baumann, Helmut   
Baumann, Theodor   
Baumann, Toni   
Baumann, Walter   
Baumbach, Ludwig   
Baumbach, Otto   
Baumberger, Erich   
Baumeister, Gustav   
Baumeister, Leopold   
Baumert, Heinz   
Baumert, Helmut   
Baumgardt, Franz   
Baumgardt, Walter   
Baumgart, Gerhard   
Baumgart, Josef   
Baumgarte, Joachim   
Baumgarten, Günther  more 
Baumgarten, Joseph   
Baumgartner, Friedrich   
Baumgartner, Heinrich   
Baumgartner, Johann   
Baumgartner, Josef   
Baumgartner, Martin   
Baumgartner, Otto   
Baumgartner, Peter   
Baumgartner, Wilhelm   
Baumgärtel, Alfred   
Baumgärtel, Werner   
Baumunk, Johannes   
Baur, Anton   
Baur, Anton   
Bauregger, Georg   
Baurmann, Heinz   
Bausch, Friedhelm   
Bausch, Karl   
Bauschke, Horst   
Bausek, Kurt   
Baust, Franz   
Bauszus, Hans-Dietrich   
Bautz, Karl   
Bautz, Wilhelm   
Bauß, Heinz   
Bax, Walter   
Baxmann, Erich   
Bayer, Hans-Werner   
Bayer, Karl   
Bayer, Karl   
Bayer, Rudolf   
Bayerl, Max   
Bayerlein, Johann   
Bayley, Willi   
Bazant, Alois   
Bebermeier, August   
Bebermeyer, Günther   
Becher, Erich   
Becher, Willi   
Becherer, Johann   
Bechmann, Eduard   
Bechmann, Heinz   
Bechstein, Willi   
Bechstädt, Rudolf   
Bechtel, Georg   
Bechtel, Günter   
Bechtel, Nikolaus   
Bechtold, Herbert   
Beck, Alfred   
Beck, Georg   
Beck, Heinz   
Beck, Helmut   
Beck, Hermann   
Beck, Joachim   
Beck, Jürgen   
Beck, Karl (Lw-Aufklärer)   
Beck, Karl (Lw-Schlachtgeschwader)   
Beck, Karl (WH-Grenadier/GR87)   
Beck, Leopold   
Beck, Martin   
Beck, Oskar   
Beck, Otto (WH-Grenadier/GR118)   
Beck, Otto (WH-Grenadier/GR165)   
Beck, Valentin   
Beck, Walter   
Becke, Alfons   
Becke, Leo   
Becke, Otto   
Becker, Albert   
Becker, Arthur   
Becker, Artur   
Becker, Bernhard   
Becker, Bruno (Aufklärungsgruppe 13)   
Becker, Bruno (Kampfgeschwader 30)   
Becker, Christian   
Becker, Dr., Theodor   
Becker, Erich   
Becker, Erich (K.z.b.V. 106)   
Becker, Erich (WH-Pz.Aufkl.Abt. 20)   
Becker, Ernst   
Becker, Ernst   
Becker, Ernst (Kampfgeschwader 55)   
Becker, Eugen   
Becker, Franz   
Becker, Fritz   
Becker, Georg   
Becker, Gerfrid   
Becker, Gerhard   
Becker, Gerhard   
Becker, Gerhard (Kampfgeschwader 77)   
Becker, Gottfried   
Becker, Günther (Lw-Kampfgeschwader)   
Becker, Hans   
Becker, Heinrich   
Becker, Heinrich   
Becker, Heinrich   
Becker, Heinrich   
Becker, Heinrich   
Becker, Heinz (Fallschirmjäger-Regiment)   
Becker, Heinz (Wettererkundungsstaffel 2)   
Becker, Helmut   
Becker, Herbert   
Becker, Herbert   
Becker, Herbert (Kampfgeschwader 27)   
Becker, Hermann   
Becker, Hermann   
Becker, Hubert   
Becker, Josef   
Becker, Julius   
Becker, Karl   
Becker, Karl   
Becker, Karl   
Becker, Karl   
Becker, Karl   
Becker, Konrad   
Becker, Lorenz   
Becker, Ludiger   
Becker, Ludwig (Lw-Aufklärungsgruppe)   
Becker, Otto   
Becker, Otto   
Becker, Robert   
Becker, Rudolf (Artillerie-Regiment 10)   
Becker, Rudolf (Fallschirmjäger-Regiment)   
Becker, Rudolf (Flak-Abteilung 376)   
Becker, Rudolf (Flak-Abteilung)   
Becker, Rudolf (Kampfgeschwader 55)   
Becker, Walter   
Becker, Wilhelm   
Becker, Wilhelm   
Becker, Wilhelm (Sturzkampfgeschwader 2)   
Becker, Wilhelm (WH-Panzer)   
Becker, Willibrord   
Becker, Willy 00-10-1944 
Beckert, Christfried   
Beckert, Heinz   
Beckh, Paul   
Beckmann, Alfred   
Beckmann, Bernhard   
Beckmann, Ernst   
Beckmann, Franz   
Beckmann, Johannes   
Beckmann, Josef   
Beckmann, Karl   
Beckmann, Kurt   
Beckmann, Wilhelm   
Becksch, Benno   
Beddies, Friedrich-Wilhelm   
Bednarz, Josef   
Beecht, Willi   
Beeker, Fritz   
Beel, Artur   
Beer, Albrecht   
Beer, Franz   
Beer, Josef   
Beer, Walter   
Beer, Werner   
Beer, Wolfgang   
Beerden, Gerhard   
Beermann, Eberhard   
Beermann, Heinrich   
Beermann, Wilhelm   
Beese, Karl   
Beesten, von, Bernfried   
Beetz, Gerhard   
Beetz, Heinrich   
Beewen, Johannes 20-03-2014 
Begemann, Fritz   
Begemann, Wilhelm   
Beger, Otto   
Beham, Georg   
Behlau, Franz   
Behlau, Hubert   
Behle, Hans Friedrich   
Behling, Hermann   
Behm, Hans   
Behn, Heinrich   
Behne, Heinrich   
Behnert, Hans-Georg   
Behnert, Hugo   
Behnke, Hans   
Behnke, Hans-Joachim   
Behnke, Karl   
Behnke, Kurt   
Behnke, Otto   
Behr, Baron von, Helmuth   
Behr, Heinrich   
Behr, Paul   
Behrend, Dietrich   
Behrend, Hans   
Behrend, Walter   
Behrend, x   
Behrendt, Artur   
Behrendt, Heribert   
Behrendt, Kurt   
Behrendt, Paul   
Behrendt, Wilhelm   
Behrens, Dr., Johannes   
Behrens, Friedrich   
Behrens, Gerhard   
Behrens, Heinz   
Behrens, Hermann   
Behrens, Joachim   
Behrens, Kurt   
Behrens, Ludwig   
Behrens, Walter   
Behrens, Werner   
Behrens, Wilhelm   
Behrens, Willy   
Behring, Willy   
Behrmann, Georg   
Behrmann, Günther   
Behrns, Ullrich