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
Jabben, Hans   
Jabelmann, Karl-Hermann   
Jabs, Heinz   
Jachens, Heinz   
Jachode, Emil   
Jackisch, Alfred   
Jackson, August   
Jacob, Adolf   
Jacob, Gerhard   
Jacob, Lothar   
Jacob, Otto   
Jacob, Otto (Lw-Fallschirmjäger-Regiment)   
Jacob, Walter   
Jacob, Werner   
Jacob, Werner   
Jacob, Wilhelm   
Jacobi, Alfred   
Jacobi, Erich   
Jacobi, Paul   
Jacobi, Siegfried   
Jacobs, Alfred   
Jacobs, Claus   
Jacobs, Emil   
Jacobs, Rudolf  more 
Jacobs, Wilhelm   
Jacobs, Willi   
Jacobson, Botho   
Jacobson, Walter   
Jacobson, Werner   
Jacoby, Günther   
Jacoby, Paul   
Jaeckel, Hans-Jürgen   
Jaeger, Hans   
Jaeger, Werner   
Jaehn, Arthur   
Jaek, Arnold   
Jaenike, Günther   
Jaensch, Siegfried   
Jaeschke, Kurt   
Jaeschke, Rudolf   
Jagemann, Karl   
Jagusch, August   
Jagusch, Wilhelm   
Jahn, Alfred   
Jahn, Alfred   
Jahn, Curt   
Jahn, Franz   
Jahn, Hans   
Jahn, Hans   
Jahn, Karl   
Jahn, Karl   
Jahn, Leonhard   
Jahn, Max   
Jahn, Walter   
Jahn, Willy   
Jahnert, Kurt   
Jahnke, Alfred   
Jahnke, Gustav   
Jahnke, Günter   
Jahnke, Herbert   
Jahnke, Kurt (WH-Fusilier-Regiment 27)   
Jahnke, Kurt (Wh-Infanterie-Regiment 364)   
Jahnke, Siegfried   
Jahnke, Walter   
Jahr, Arno   
Jahre, Dr., Kurt   
Jaitner, Josef   
Jakel, Otto   
Jakisch, Dr., Hans   
Jakob, Alfred   
Jakob, Hans   
Jakob, Hans   
Jakob, Heinrich   
Jakob, Kurt   
Jakob, Kurt   
Jakob, Kurt (Lw-Aufklärungsgruppe)   
Jakobeit, Walter   
Jakobi, Alois   
Jakobi, Friedrich   
Jakobs, Alois   
Jakobs, Ferdinand   
Jakobs, Johannes   
Jakobs, Josef   
Jakoby, Franz   
Jakoby, Josef   
Jakubowski, Willi   
Jamrosche, Hermann   
Janczik, Bruno   
Jandt, Kurt   
Janello, Gotthard   
Janik, Guido   
Jank, Franz   
Jank, Hans   
Janke, Hans   
Janke, Herbert   
Janke, Rudolf   
Janker, Johann   
Janoschka, Reinhold   
Jans, Adolf   
Jansen, Franz   
Jansen, Fritz   
Jansen, Gerhard   
Jansen, Hubert   
Jansen, Josef   
Jansen, Rudolf   
Jansen, Wilhelm   
Janson, August   
Janson, Erich   
Janssen, Fritz   
Janssen, Gerhard   
Janssen, Gustav-Adolf   
Janssen, Johann   
Janus, Rufin   
Janz, Helmut   
Janz, Josef   
Janzen, Ernst-August   
Janzon, Erich   
Janzon, Wilhelm   
Jarosch, von Schweder, Walter   
Jaschik, Georg   
Jaschinski, Hans   
Jaschke, Josef   
Jasper, Karl-Heinz   
Jauer, Kurt   
Jauer, Wolfgang   
Jauernig, Friedrich   
Jauss, Karl   
Jebens, Claus-Peter   
Jebsen, Johann   
Jeckstadt, Walter   
Jeckstadt-Borchert, Karl   
Jedermann, Paul   
Jedike, Udo   
Jeglinski, Albert   
Jeglinsky, Klaus   
Jegodka, Fritz   
Jegodtka, Walter   
Jelkmann, Karl   
Jena, Freiherr von, Carl-Friedrich   
Jena, von, Krafft-Harald   
Jenckel, Heinz   
Jendges, Hans   
Jendrzy, Johann   
Jenett, Rudolf   
Jenette, Fritz   
Jenisch, Roland   
Jenisch, von, Martin   
Jenke, Heinz   
Jennerjahn, Werner   
Jennes, Hubert   
Jenrich, Herbert   
Jensen, Ernst   
Jensen, Hans-August   
Jensen, Heinrich   
Jensen, Theodor   
Jensen-Schmidt, Christian   
Jenss, Erich   
Jentoch, Emil   
Jentzsch, Fritz   
Jentzsch, Hermann   
Jenz, Kurt   
Jepp, Siegfried   
Jeromin, Fritz   
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Jerz, Hans   
Jesacher, Josef   
Jesbera, Friedrich   
Jesch, Horst   
Jesche, Martin   
Jeschke, Max   
Jeschky, Hellmut   
Jeske, Albert   
Jeske, Hans (Infanterie-Regiment 478)   
Jess, Emil   
Jessat, Günther   
Jesse, Fritz   
Jesse, Rudolf   
Jessen, Hans   
Jessen, Hans-Georg   
Jessen, Harald   
Jestrich, Johannes   
Jestrzemski, Erich   
Jetter, Karl   
Jetzl, Erwin   
Jeude, Karl   
Jezkowitz, Ernst   
Jirkal, Eduard   
Jirowetz, Paul   
Joa, Ludwig   
Joachim, Gerhard   
Joanni, Karl   
Joas, Georg   
Job, Eduard   
Jobelius, Walter   
Jobes, Wilhelm   
Jobst, Harry   
Jobst, Xaver   
Jochem, Valentin   
Jochim, Walter   
Jochimsen, Bruno   
Jochimsen, Otto   
Jochinke, Siegfried   
Jochmann, Josef   
Jochmann, Karl-Heinz   
Joecks, Martin   
Joerges, Ludwig   
Joest, Johann   
Jogmin, Gustav   
Johann, Franz   
Johann, Hermann   
Johannes, Erich   
Johanns, Dietrich   
Johanns, Günther   
Johanns, Herbert   
Johannsen, Hans-Herbert   
Johannsen, Paul   
Johannsen, Wilhelm   
John, Erhardt   
John, Ernst   
John, Friedrich-Wilhelm   
John, Fritz   
John, Gerhard   
John, Hans   
John, Herbert   
John, Lothar   
John, Rudolf   
John, Werner   
Johne, Max   
Johns, Wilhelm   
Johr, Werner   
Johrden, Friedrich   
Jollasse, Erwin   
Jonas, Walter   
Joos, Friedrich   
Joos, Reinhold   
Joos, Stephan   
Joost, Fritz   
Joost, Heinrich   
Jordan, Alfred   
Jordan, Gerhard   
Jordan, Herbert   
Jordan, Hugo   
Jordan, Kurt   
Jordan, Paul   
Jordan, Rolf   
Jordan, von, Hans-Jürgen   
Jordan, Walter   
Jordan, Walter   
Jorek, Günther   
Jorek, Herbert   
Jorzik, Heinz   
Josephi, Walter   
Jost, Friedrich   
Jost, Friedrich (Lw-Zerstörergeschwader)   
Jost, Heinrich   
Jost, Helmut   
Jost, Kurt   
Jost, Walter   
Jubel, Werner   
Juchem, Wilhelm   
Juchheim, Wilhelm   
Juckel, Richard   
Jucknies, Bruno   
Juedtz, Ernst   
Juhr, Kurt   
Juhre, Erich   
Juhrich, Reinhold   
July, Erwin   
Junck, Stephan   
Jundel, Günther   
Jung, Alois   
Jung, Eduard   
Jung, Erich   
Jung, Erwin   
Jung, Eugen   
Jung, Friedrich   
Jung, Fritz   
Jung, Hans   
Jung, Hans-Ulrich   
Jung, Hermann   
Jung, Karl-Georg   
Jung, Philipp   
Jung, Rudolf   
Jung, Rudolf   
Jung, Rudolf (Lw-Sturzkampfgeschwader)   
Jung, Siegfried   
Jung, Wenzel   
Jung, Wilhelm   
Jung, Wilhelm   
Jung, Wilhelm   
Jung, Wilhelm (Lw-Aufklärungsgruppe)   
Jung, Willi   
Jungbauer, Rudolf   
Jungbluth, Albert   
Jungbluth, Hans   
Junge, Kurt   
Junge, Max   
Junge, Richard   
Junger, Otto   
Junger, Paul   
Jungermann, Heinrich   
Jungfer, Rudolf   
Junggebauer, Paul   
Junghans, Kurt   
Junghans, Siegfried   
Jungjohann, Karl-August   
Jungnickel, Edgar   
Jungnickel, Helmut   
Jungnickel, Herbert   
Jungwirt, Emil   
Junker, Albert   
Junker, Otto   
Junkert, Gerhard   
Junkert, Wilhelm   
Juppin, Walter   
Jurack, Robert   
Jurdzik, Ernst   
Just, Heinrich   
Just, Heinz   
Just, Herbert   
Just, Paul   
Just, Paul   
Just, Rudolf   
Jührend, Richard   
Jüppner, Joachim   
Jürgens, Adolf   
Jürgens, Alfred   
Jürgens, Gerhard   
Jürgens, Heinrich   
Jürgens, Heinz   
Jürgens, Ludwig   
Jürgens, Sergius   
Jürgensen, Hans   
Jürgensen, Thomas   
Jürgensmeyer, Hans-Günter   
Jürss, Karl   
Jürß, Paul   
Jüssen, Willi   
Jüttner, Hans-Joachim   
Jüttner, Klaus   
Jäck, Werner   
Jäckel, Alex   
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Jäckle, August   
Jäger, Franz   
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Jäger, Fritz   
Jäger, Gotthardt   
Jäger, Herbert   
Jäger, Horst   
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Jähnchen, Hans   
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Jähnig, Erhart 05-12-1942 
Jäkel, Karl-Heinz   
Jänchen, Walter   
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Jänicke, Richard   
Jänsch, Otto   
Jäschke, Georg   
Jäschke, Paul   
Jätzosch, Gerhard   
Jöns, Hans   
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