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
Melchin, Fritz   
Melchin, Paul   
Melchior, Bruno   
Melle, Hermann   
Mellem, Heinrich   
Mellem, Wilhelm   
Mellenthin, von, Friedrich-Wilhelm   
Mellentin, Albert   
Mellinghaus, Richard   
Melmer, Günther   
Meltzer, Georg   
Meltzer, Walter   
Melzer, Albert   
Melzer, August   
Melzer, Erich   
Melzer, Ernst   
Melzer, Fritjof   
Melzer, Karl   
Melzer, Siegfried   
Memmert, Rudolf   
Menard, Werner   
Menck, Hans   
Mencke, Friedrich   
Mende, Bruno   
Mende, Fritz   
Mende, Karl-Heinz   
Mende, Siegfried   
Mendeck, Herbert   
Mendel, Lothar   
Menden, Hermann   
Mendt, x   
Menedetter, Kurt   
Meng, Erich   
Meng, Siegfried   
Mengel, Eberhard   
Mengel, Ferdinand   
Mengel, Helmut   
Mengel, Kurt   
Mengel, Siegfried   
Mengershausen, Heinrich   
Menges, von, Otto-Wilhelm   
Menke, Dr., Franz   
Menke, Hinrich   
Menke, Horstmar   
Menkel, Konrad   
Menn, Martin   
Menn, Willi   
Menne, Wilhelm   
Menneking, Raimund   
Mennes, Willi   
Mennicken, Karl-Wilhelm   
Menningen, Dr., Walter   
Menny, Ingo   
Mensch, Erich   
Mensing, Georg   
Mente, Werner   
Mentz, von, Franz   
Menzel, Alfred   
Menzel, Artur   
Menzel, Eberhard   
Menzel, Gerhard   
Menzel, Gerhard (Lw-Schlachtgeschwader x)   
Menzel, Heinz   
Menzel, Herbert   
Menzel, Otto   
Menzel, Robert 25-09-1944more 
Menzel, Walter   
Menzl, Josef   
Menzner, Josef   
Merbeler, Norbert   
Merckens, Herbert   
Merge, Gerhard   
Mergen, Hans   
Mergen, Heinrich   
Mergenthaler, Otto   
Mergner, Eberhard  more 
Merian, Matthieu   
Merk, Otto   
Merkel, Dieter   
Merkel, Hermann   
Merkel, Otto   
Merkel, Reinhard   
Merkel, Willi   
Merker, Georg   
Merkl, Fritz   
Merkle, Anton   
Merkle, Erich   
Merkle, Franz   
Merkle, Hansjörg   
Merkle, Julius   
Merkordt, Fritz   
Merly, Rolf   
Merrem, Hans   
Mertel, Wilhelm   
Merten, Adolf   
Mertens, Georg   
Mertens, Hans   
Mertens, Kurt   
Mertens, von, Herrmann   
Mertens, von, Max   
Mertes, Alfons   
Mertes, Nikolaus   
Mertineit, Horst   
Mertins, Friedrich 08-04-1945 
Mertins, Kurt   
Mertz, Joachim   
Merz, Eduard   
Merz, Günter   
Merz, Hans   
Merz, Hermann   
Merz, Karl August   
Meschkat, Rudi   
Meschut, Heinz   
Meseck-Selchow, Fritz   
Meske, Heinz   
Messerle, Friedrich   
Messerschmidt, Hugo   
Messinger, Hans   
Messingschlager, Anton   
Messmacher, Hans   
Messmann, Rudolf   
Messmann, Walter   
Messner, Wilhelm   
Metelmann, Ernst   
Metger, Enno   
Methner, Friedrich-Wilhelm   
Methner, Heinz   
Methner, Walter   
Metkemeier, Josef   
Metnitz, von, Gustav   
Metsch, Alfons   
Metth, Helmuth   
Metz, Erich   
Metz, Ernst   
Metz, Ewald   
Metz, Hans   
Metz, Hans   
Metz, Heinrich   
Metz, Herrmann   
Metz, Wilhelm (Artillerie-Regiment 129)   
Metz, Wilhelm (Aufklärungsgruppe 14)   
Metzener, Helmut   
Metzger, Adolf   
Metzger, Friedrich   
Metzger, Hans   
Metzger, Karl   
Metzger, Karl   
Metzger, Rolf   
Metzig, Rudolf   
Metzke, Bernhard   
Metzke, Georg   
Metzler, Pius   
Metzmacher, Bernhard   
Metzner, Hans   
Metzner, Herbert   
Metzner, Kurt   
Metzner, Rolf   
Meurer, Hans   
Meusel, Curt   
Meusel, Heinz   
Meuser, Joachim   
Meuskens, Hans   
Mevis, Heinz   
Mevissen, Herbert   
Mevissen, Kurt   
Mewald, Rudolf   
Mewes, Friedrich   
Mews, Ernst   
Mews, Herbert   
Mexner, Georg   
Mey, Ortwin   
Meyer, Adolf   
Meyer, Albrecht   
Meyer, Alfred   
Meyer, Andreas   
Meyer, August   
Meyer, August   
Meyer, Berthold   
Meyer, Claus-Dietrich   
Meyer, Dr., Georg   
Meyer, Eberhard   
Meyer, Ernst   
Meyer, Ernst (WH-Infanterie-Regiment)   
Meyer, Friedrich   
Meyer, Friedrich   
Meyer, Fritz   
Meyer, Georg   
Meyer, Georg   
Meyer, Georg   
Meyer, Georg   
Meyer, Gerd   
Meyer, Gerhard   
Meyer, Gert   
Meyer, Gottfried   
Meyer, Gustav   
Meyer, Günther   
Meyer, Hans   
Meyer, Hans   
Meyer, Hans   
Meyer, Hans   
Meyer, Hans   
Meyer, Hans-Adolf   
Meyer, Hans-Jürgen   
Meyer, Hans-Werner   
Meyer, Heinrich Ernst   
Meyer, Heinz   
Meyer, Helmut   
Meyer, Helmut   
Meyer, Herbert  more 
Meyer, Herbert (WH-s.Pz.Abt. 502)   
Meyer, Hermann   
Meyer, Hermann   
Meyer, Hermann   
Meyer, Hermann (Grenadier-Regiment 431)   
Meyer, Hubert 06-11-2012 
Meyer, Jakob   
Meyer, Jochem   
Meyer, Johannes   
Meyer, Josef (WH-Grenadier-Regiment 578)   
Meyer, Karl (Aufklärungsgruppe 12)   
Meyer, Karl Heinz   
Meyer, Karl-Ernst   
Meyer, Karl-Ernst   
Meyer, Konrad   
Meyer, Kurt   
Meyer, Kurt   
Meyer, Leonid   
Meyer, Nikolaus   
Meyer, Otto   
Meyer, Otto   
Meyer, Otto   
Meyer, Otto   
Meyer, Peter   
Meyer, Peter   
Meyer, Rene   
Meyer, Rudi   
Meyer, Siegfried   
Meyer, Theo   
Meyer, Theodor   
Meyer, Walter   
Meyer, Walter   
Meyer, Walter   
Meyer, Werner (Lw-Aufklärungsgruppe)   
Meyer, Werner (Pionier-Bataillon)   
Meyer, Wilhelm   
Meyer, Willi   
Meyer-Bernhold, Karl-Ernst   
Meyer-Deepen, Johann   
Meyer-Detring, Wilhelm   
Meyerdierks, Hinrich   
Meyerinck, von, Robert   
Meyering, Heinz   
Meyeringh, Hermann   
Meyerkort, Ottmar   
Meyke, Richard   
Meyn, Erhard   
Meyn, Otto   
Meyn, Rudolf   
Meyne, Fritz   
Meyne, Willi   
Meyr, Alfons   
Mez, Emil  more 
Meß, Fritz   
Michael, Brian   
Michael, Hermann   
Michael, Johannes   
Michael, Paul   
Michael, Rudolf   
Michael, von, Friedrich-August  more 
Michaelis, Alfred   
Michaelis, Eberhard   
Michaelis, Karl   
Michaelis, Klaus   
Michaelis, Rudolf   
Michaelis, Werner   
Michaelis, Wilhelm   
Michaels, Heinz   
Michal, Karl   
Michalak, Erich   
Michalczak, Heinrich   
Michalec, Andreas   
Michalik, Erich   
Michalke, Walter   
Michalke, Wilhelm   
Michalsky, Hans-Eckart   
Michalzik, Heinz   
Michel, Alfons   
Michel, Gerhard   
Michel, Günther   
Michel, Herbert   
Michel, Ludwig   
Michel, Richard   
Michel, Rudolf   
Michel, Walter   
Michelly, Folkhart   
Michels, Mathias   
Michels, Reinier   
Michels, Theo   
Michelsen, Heinrich   
Michl, Johann   
Michl, Kurt   
Michla, Heinrich   
Micka, Alfred   
Micka, Eugen   
Micklei, Kurt   
Mickley, Alfred   
Micksch, Herbert   
Middel, Albert   
Middelschulte, Ernst   
Middendorf, Hermann   
Miedtank, Rudolf   
Miehlke, Werner   
Mielenhausen, Herbert   
Mielke, Albert   
Mielke, Dietrich   
Mielow, Karl-Heinz   
Mielsch, Herbert   
Miemczyk, Paul   
Mienke, Artur   
Mierke, Erich   
Miersch, Konrad   
Miesch, Hans   
Mieschke, Heinz   
Miethling, Wilhelm   
Mietzner, Erich   
Migge, Georg   
Migge, Hans-Joachim   
Mihm, Kurt   
Mika, Reinhold   
Mikolaiczak, Karl   
Mikolaizak, Michael   
Mikolajczyck, Emil   
Mikosch, Felix   
Mikowski, Georg   
Mikrolly, Heinrich   
Mikula, Valentin   
Mildebrath, Werner   
Mildenberger, Fritz   
Mildenberger, Kornelius   
Milke, Walter   
Mill, Franz   
Millatz, Wolfgang   
Miller, Adolf   
Miller, Georg   
Miller, Ludwig   
Millinghaus, Heinrich   
Milord, Herbert   
Milpacher, Adolf   
Milstrey, Rudolf   
Milz, Heinz   
Milzarek, Albert   
Minack, Bruno   
Minden, von, Rudolf   
Mindermann, Albert   
Minke, Alfred   
Minkel, Lothar   
Minzlaff, Heinz   
Mirbach, Freiherr von, Ulrich   
Mirlach, Ludwig   
Mirsberger, Johann   
Misch, Karl   
Mischka, Alfred   
Mischke, Artur   
Mischke, Max   
Mischke, Paul   
Missal, Hermann   
Misselwitz, Wolfgang   
Mistlbachner, Fritz   
Mittag, Gerhard   
Mittasch, Johann 28-11-1944 
Mittelbach, Helmut   
Mittelbacher, Leopold   
Mitterberger, Karl   
Mitterdorfer, Johann   
Mitterhuber, Josef   
Mittermayr, Franz   
Mittermüller, Hans-Thilo   
Mittrach, Walter   
Mitzlaff, von, Hans-Jürgen   
Mitzlaff, von, Sven   
Mitzscherling, Werner   
Mix, Helmut   
Mixa, Franz   
Mixa, Willi   
Mißbach, Hans   
Mnich, Willi   
Moche, Heinz   
Mock, Fritz   
Mock, Walter  more 
Mocker, Karl   
Mocker, Walter   
Modersitzki, Paul   
Modler, Walter   
Modrau, Bruno   
Modricker, Heinrich   
Modrow, Georg   
Modus, von, Erhard   
Moebius, Erich   
Moede, Fritz   
Moehlmann, Behrendt   
Moeller, Ernst-Günther   
Moeller, Herbert   
Moeller, von, Ulrich   
Moeller-Astheimer, Eberhard   
Moenig, Heinz   
Moeschke, Paul   
Moese, Otto   
Moeser, Heinrich   
Moesges, Karl   
Mohnsen, Karl   
Mohr, Dr., Ernst   
Mohr, Franz   
Mohr, Franz   
Mohr, Jakob   
Mohr, Klaus   
Mohr, Otmar   
Mohr, Richard   
Mohr, Walter   
Mohr, Wilhelm   
Mohr, Willi   
Mohrhardt, Friedrich   
Mohring, Xaver   
Moldaschl, Anton   
Moldenhauer, Herbert   
Molder, Kurt   
Moldrings, Otto   
Moll, Franz   
Moll, Georg   
Moll, Heinrich   
Moll, Horst   
Moll, Josef   
Moll, Karl   
Moll, Nikolaus   
Moll, Peter   
Moll, Willi   
Mollenhauer, Günther   
Mollenhauer, Willi   
Mollik, Alfred   
Molls, Walter   
Mollweide, Otto   
Mombartz, Heinrich   
Momberger, Karl   
Mommer, Karl   
Monden, Friedrich   
Monenschein, Heinrich   
Monninger, Theodor   
Monschau, Paul   
Monse, Wolfgang   
Monshausen, Richard   
Moog, Jakob-Heinrich   
Moos, Adolf   
Moos, Edmund   
Moosburger, Karl   
Mootz, Helmut   
Morat, Johann   
Moratschke, Erwin   
Morawitz, Matthias   
Morbach, Karl   
Morcher, Ernst-Bernd   
Morg, Herbert   
Morgenröther, Karl   
Morgenstern, Heinz   
Morgner, Paul   
Morhard, Michael   
Morich, Gerhard   
Morigl, Anton   
Moritz, Edmund   
Moritz, Georg Friedrich   
Moritz, Horst   
Moritz, Wilhelm   
Moritzen, Henry   
Mork, Erich   
Morr, Hans   
Mors, Heinz   
Morstein, von, Hans-Joachim   
Mosbach, Friedrich   
Moschall, August   
Moschner, Felix   
Moschüring, Friedrich   
Mose, Erich   
Moser, Eduard   
Moser, Erwin   
Moser, Kurt   
Moser, Mario   
Moser, Ottmar   
Moskopf, Karl Theodor   
Mosolf, Helmut   
Moss, Ludwig   
Mossmann, Ludwig   
Mosterts, Erich   
Mothes, Friedrich   
Motsch, Willi   
Motsch, Wolfgang   
Motschmann, Erich   
Motz, Horst-Hermann   
Motz, Max   
Mouillard, von, Hartwig   
Mozarski, Erich   
Mozisch, Hans   
Mrkwa, Josef