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
Ebbecke, Gert   
Ebbert, Wilhelm   
Ebbighausen, Friedrich   
Ebel, Erwin   
Ebel, Fritz   
Ebeling, Karl-Heinz   
Ebeling, Wolfgang   
Ebenberger, Wilhelm   
Eberhard, Hans   
Eberhard, Hans (Lw-Fliegergeschwader)   
Eberhardt, Georg   
Eberl, Josef   
Eberle, Fritz   
Eberle, Hermann   
Eberle, Josef   
Eberle, Josef (Lw-Schlachtgeschwader)   
Eberlein, Gebhart   
Eberlein, Kurt   
Eberlein, Ritter von, Dr., August   
Eberlein, Siegfried   
Ebersbach, Martin   
Eberstein, von, Ernst (Pionier-Bataillon 3)   
Ebert, Adolf   
Ebert, Erich   
Ebert, Fredo   
Ebert, Fritz   
Ebert, Jürgen   
Ebert, Walter   
Ebert, Werner (Lw-Schlachtgeschwader)   
Ebert, Werner (Lw-Transportgeschwader)   
Ebert, Wilhelm   
Ebert, Wilhelm   
Ebertz, Hans   
Eberwein, Manfred   
Eble, Erich   
Ebner, Ernst   
Ebner, Georg   
Ebner, Johann   
Ebner, Roland   
Ebrecht, Sievert   
Eccher, Walter   
Echt, Herbert   
Echterhoff, Johannes   
Eck, Karl   
Eck, Karl (WH-Geb.Jg.Rgt. 99)   
Eckardt, Sepp   
Eckart, Hugo   
Ecke, Hermann   
Ecke, Kurt   
Eckel, Ferdinand   
Eckel, Heinrich   
Eckel, Walter   
Eckelberg, Wilhelm   
Eckenstein, Walter   
Ecker, Rudolf   
Eckermann, Helmut   
Eckerscham, Roland   
Eckert, Franz   
Eckert, Franz (WH-Infanterie-Regiment)   
Eckert, Hans-Georg   
Eckert, Heinrich   
Eckert, Heinz   
Eckert, Helmut   
Eckert, Karl   
Eckert, Karl   
Eckert, Karl   
Eckert, Oskar   
Eckert, Rolf   
Eckhardstein, Freiherr von, Gottfried   
Eckhardt, Carlhanns   
Eckler, Kurt   
Eckoldt, Helmut   
Eckstein, Gerhard   
Eckstein, Hans   
Eckstein, Herbert   
Eckstein, Otto   
Eckstein, Richard   
Eckstein, Willi   
Edelbluth, Raimund   
Edelhoff, Fritz   
Edeling, Theodor   
Edelmann, Adolf   
Edelmann, Eugen   
Eden, Karl   
Edenhofer, Josef   
Edenhofner, Anton   
Eder, Emil   
Eder, Hans   
Eder, Heinrich   
Eder, Karl   
Ederer, Josef   
Edlinger, Franz   
Effenberger, Herbert   
Effmann, Willi   
Egeler, Gotthilf   
Egen, Hans   
Eger, Kurt   
Egert, Heinrich   
Egert, Horst   
Egerth, Heinrich   
Egge, Otto   
Egger, Erich   
Egger, Georg   
Egger, Gerhard   
Egger, Hans   
Egger, Josef   
Egger, Lorenz   
Eggers, Hans   
Eggers, Heinrich   
Eggers, Heinz   
Eggers, Helmut   
Eggers, Klaus   
Eggert, Alfred   
Eggert, Helmut   
Eggert, Lothar   
Eggert, Otto   
Eggert, Wolfgang   
Egler, Carl   
Eglinger, Wilhelm   
Eglseder, Ludwig   
Ehgartner, Ewald   
Ehlbeck, Walter   
Ehlen, Jakob   
Ehlers, Ernst   
Ehlers, Heinz-August   
Ehlers, Hermann   
Ehlers, Jürgen   
Ehlers, Werner   
Ehlers, Wolfgang   
Ehlert, Günther   
Ehling, Hans-Robert   
Ehm, Ludwig   
Ehm, Otto   
Ehmke, Kurt   
Ehrat, Willi   
Ehreke, Hans   
Ehren, von, Hans-Joachim   
Ehrenberger, Erich   
Ehrenhardt, Max   
Ehrenkrook, von, Harald   
Ehrensperger, Johann   
Ehrhardt, Edmund   
Ehrhardt, Otto   
Ehrhardt, Peter   
Ehrhardt, Werner   
Ehrig, Walter   
Ehrk, Gustav   
Ehrl, Josef   
Ehrlich, Heinz   
Ehrlicher, Andreas   
Ehrlicher, Kurt   
Ehrmann, Alois   
Ehrmann, Walter   
Ehrne, Alfons   
Ehrnsperger, Anton   
Eiba, Jakob   
Eiben, Dr., Adolf   
Eibl, Johann   
Eich, Heinrich   
Eichblatt, Herbert   
Eichel, von, Otto   
Eichel, Willi   
Eichelbaum, Ernst   
Eichenberg, Gottfried   
Eichendorff, Friedrich-Wilhelm   
Eichert, Werner   
Eichhorn, Ernst   
Eichhorn, Ewald   
Eichhorn, Franz   
Eichhorn, Heinrich   
Eichhorn, Horst   
Eichhorn, Thomas   
Eichin, Albert   
Eichinger, Georg   
Eichler, Alfred   
Eichler, Harry   
Eichlinger, Anton   
Eichmeier, Friedrich   
Eichner, Anton   
Eichner, Otto   
Eichner, Wilhelm   
Eichschmidt, Alfons   
Eichwald, Friedrich   
Eichwald, Kurt   
Eick, x   
Eicke, Bernd   
Eicke, Heinz   
Eickelbeck, Emil   
Eicken, von, Heinrich   
Eicken, von, Kurt   
Eicker, Jakob   
Eickermann, Friedrich   
Eickholt, Gottfried   
Eickmann, Josef   
Eickmann, Walter   
Eickriede, Hans   
Eidam, Heinrich   
Eidens, Johann   
Eidt, Otto   
Eifert, Friedrich   
Eiffländer, Kurt   
Eifler, Horst   
Eigenbrod, Erwin   
Eilermann, Gerhard   
Eilers, Ernst   
Eilers, Friedrich   
Eilert, Hermann   
Eilhauer, Kurt   
Eimermacher, Hugo  more 
Eimers, Georg   
Eimers, Wilhelm   
Einbecker, Nikolaus   
Einbrodt, Günther   
Einem, von, Kurt   
Einenkel, Kurt   
Einfeldt, Willy   
Einsiedel, Graf von, Wittigo   
Einsiedler, Anton   
Eisel, Walter   
Eisele, Adolf   
Eisele, Franz   
Eisele, Wilhelm   
Eisen, Philipp   
Eisenbach, Günther   
Eisenbarth, Rupprecht   
Eisenberg, Karl   
Eisenberger, Fritz   
Eisenhart-Rothe, von, Hans-Henning   
Eisenheim, Heinz   
Eisenhut, Georg   
Eisenmann, Franz   
Eisenmenger, Kunibert   
Eisenrieth, Hans-Joachim   
Eisermann, Edwin   
Eisgruber, Georg   
Eisinger, Ludwig   
Eismann, Hans-Georg   
Eissner, Gerhard   
Eitner, Otto   
Eizinger, Wendelin   
Elbert, Adam   
Elbl, Josef   
Elf, Adolf   
Elfgang, Josef   
Elflein, Edmund   
Elicki, Ulrich   
Elies, Heinrich  more 
Ellenberg, Karl   
Ellendt, Franz   
Eller, Helmut   
Eller, Otto   
Ellerbrock, Hans-Hermann   
Ellersiek, Erwin   
Ellert, Kurt   
Ellfeldt, Hans-Günther   
Ellguth, Franz   
Elling, Ernst   
Ellmer, Fritz   
Ellrott, Wilhelm   
Ellwanger, Gottlob   
Elpers, Karl   
Elsen, Alfred   
Elser, Richard   
Elser, Siegfried   
Elsig, Andreas   
Elsner, Dr., Theodor   
Elsner, Ernst   
Elsner, Heinz   
Elsner, Herbert   
Eltze, Otto   
Elvers, Jürgen   
Emendoerfer, Wilhelm   
Emmenthal, Karl   
Emminghaus, Albert   
Emminghaus, Otto-Friedrich   
Emmler, Friedrich   
Emmrich, Günther   
Emnrich, Rudolf   
Empl, Josef   
Emrich, Hermann   
Ende, Karl   
Endemann, Franz   
Endemann, Hans   
Enderle, x   
Enderlein, Max   
Enders, Heinrich   
Enders, Herbert   
Enders, Otto   
Enders, Rudolf   
Enderweit, Fritz   
Endiger, Erwin   
Endler, Ernst   
Endorf, Walter   
Endres, Josef   
Engel, Adolf   
Engel, Alwin   
Engel, Ernst   
Engel, Günter   
Engel, Hans   
Engel, Heinrich   
Engel, Heinz   
Engel, Karl   
Engel, Paul   
Engel, Viktor   
Engel, von, Hans-David   
Engel, von, Wichard   
Engel, Walter   
Engel, Walter (Lw-Kampfgeschwader)   
Engelbrecht, Erwin (WH-Panzer-Regiment 36)   
Engelbrecht, Georg   
Engelbrecht, Ludwig   
Engelbrecht, Richard   
Engelbrecht-Greve, Ernst   
Engelhardt, Helmut   
Engelhardt, Josef   
Engelhardt, Paul   
Engelhardt, Walter   
Engelhorn, Eduard   
Engelhorn, Helmut   
Engelke, Gerhard   
Engelke, Heinz   
Engelke, Rolf   
Engelmann, Albert   
Engelmann, Fritz   
Engelmann, Heinz   
Engelmann, Hubert   
Engelmann, Rudolf   
Engelmann, Wilhelm   
Engelmayer, Eduard   
Engels, Hans   
Engels, Josef   
Engels, Wilhelm   
Engfer, Herbert   
Engl, Josef   
Englbrecht, August   
Engler, Edmund   
Engler, Erich   
Engler, Hans   
Engler, Helmut   
Engler, Johann   
Englert, Willi   
Englisch, Helmut   
Engst, Franz   
Engst, Heinz   
Engst, Rudolf   
Engster, Paul   
Engstler, Karl   
Engstler, Wilhelm   
Enichlmayr, Johann   
Ennulat, Emil   
Ennulat, Franz   
Enseleit, Heinz   
Ensinger, Willy   
Entian, Wilhelm   
Entleutner, Fritz   
Entrop, Johann   
Entz, Walter   
Enzenberger, Fritz   
Enzenhofer, Alphons   
Enzinger, Albert   
Epp, Franz   
Eppel, Johann   
Eppel, Walter   
Eppendorff, Henning   
Epple, Wilhelm   
Epplen, Gerhard   
Eppler, Werner   
Erb, Franz   
Erb, Karl-Otto   
Erbse, Ewald   
Erdelkamp, Wilhelm   
Erdmann, Anton   
Erdmann, Gerhard   
Erdmann, Hans-Wilhelm   
Erdmann, Joachim   
Erdmann, Karl-Heinz   
Erdmann, von, Alexander   
Erdmann, Walter   
Erdmann, Wolfgang   
Erdner, Alfred   
Erdtmann, Günther   
Erdtmann, Helmut   
Erdweg, Anton   
Erfurth, Heinz   
Erhard, Georg   
Erhardt, Ernst (Grenadier-Regiment 61)   
Erhardt, Kurt   
Erjautz, Ernst   
Erke, Walter   
Erkner, Walter   
Erl, Rudolf   
Erlbeck, Herbert   
Erler, Dr., Christian   
Erler, Hans   
Erler, Josef   
Erlwein, Wilhelm   
Ernst, Bernhard   
Ernst, Dieter   
Ernst, Heinrich   
Ernst, Heinz   
Ernst, Heinz-Jürgen   
Ernst, Johannes   
Ernst, Karl   
Ernst, Karl   
Ernst, Otto (WL-Sturzkampfgeschwader 1)   
Ernst, Wendelin   
Ernst, Wolfgang   
Ersepke, Rudolf   
Ertel, Johann   
Ertel, Otto   
Ertl, Hans   
Ervil, Gheorgiu   
Esche, Friedrich-Wilhelm   
Esche, Johannes   
Eschenbach, Hermann   
Eschenbach, Karl-Heinz   
Eschenbacher, Kurt  more 
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Eschrich, Otto   
Eschwei, Karl-Georg   
Esebeck, Freiherr von, Walter   
Esper, Otto   
Esser, Fritz   
Esser, Hubert   
Esser, Josef   
Esser, Konrad   
Esser, Wilhelm   
Essigke, Gerhard   
Esterl, Sepp   
Esterriedt, Werner   
Esther, Heinz   
Estor, Fritz   
Etterich, Harald   
Ettinger, Kurt   
Etz, Ernst   
Etzien, Heinz   
Etzler, Gustav   
Etzrodt, Werner   
Euba, Franz   
Eubeler, Hans   
Eul, Peter   
Eulen, Emmo   
Eulenberger, Kurt   
Eulenlehner, Xaver   
Euler, Fritz   
Euler, Karl   
Euler, Werner   
Euling, Fritz   
Eutebach, Paul   
Evers, August-Adolf   
Evers, Helmuth   
Evers, Herbert   
Evers, Hinrich   
Evers, Otto   
Ewen, Nikolaus   
Ewert, Paul   
Ewigleben, Wilhelm   
Ewringmann, Hugo   
Exler, Leo   
Eyer, Fritz   
Eyrich, Franz   
Eyrich, Waldemar   
Eysen, August   
Eßwein, Bernhard   
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