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
Mozisch, Hans   
Mrkwa, Josef   
Mrochen, Franz   
Mrochen, Max   
Mrosek, Robert   
Muche, Helmut   
Muchitsch, Günther   
Muchow, Erwin   
Mudrow, Bernhard   
Muehlbacher, Fritz   
Muehlenberg, Max   
Mueller, Anton   
Mueller, Ferdinand   
Mueller, Hans   
Mueller, Heinrich   
Mueller, Heinz   
Muenchow, von, Günther   
Muff, Hans-Ulrich   
Mugler, Oskar   
Muhr, Alfred   
Muhr, Eduard   
Muhs, Karl-Heinz   
Mukowska, Kurt   
Multhaupt, Karl-August   
Multhoff, Walter   
Mulzer, Hermann   
Mumhofer, Anton   
Mumme, Heinrich   
Mund, Franz   
Mund, Wilhelm   
Mundinger, Willi   
Mundt, Albert   
Mundt, Hans-Josef   
Mundt, Ulrich   
Mundt, Wilhelm   
Mungai, Hans   
Munique, Fritz   
Munkelt, Herbert   
Munsche, Karl-Heinz   
Munske, Kurt   
Munz, Gottlieb   
Munz, Johann   
Munzert, Walter   
Murach, Erich   
Murmann, Wilhelm   
Murthum, Hermann   
Muscheid, Alfred   
Muscheid, Rudolf   
Muschick, Herbert   
Muschiol, Franz   
Muschler, Karl   
Muschner, Gerhard   
Muschner, Martin   
Muser, Alfred   
Musick, Friedrich   
Musolf, Johann   
Mussack, Alfred   
Mussler, Alfons   
Mutert, Ulrich   
Muth, Dr., Heinrich   
Muth, Friedel   
Muth, Ludwig   
Mutius, von, Albrecht   
Mutius, von, Erhard   
Mutius, von, Karl   
Mutius, von, Theodor   
Mutscher, Helmut   
Mutzenbach, Kurt   
Mücke, Helmut   
Müh, Ewald   
Mühl-Kühner, Dr. Dr., Robert   
Mühlbauer, Franz   
Mühlbauer, Kastulus   
Mühlbauer, Oskar   
Mühlböck, Johann   
Mühle, Georg   
Mühleisen, Arthur   
Mühleisen, Gustav   
Mühlfriedel, Wilhelm   
Mühlhan, Bernhard   
Mühlhaus, Kurt   
Mühlhausen, Heinz   
Mühlinghaus, Dipl.Ing., Rolf   
Mühlsteff, Hans   
Mylius, Erich   
Müller, Adam   
Müller, Adolf   
Müller, Adolf   
Müller, Albert   
Müller, Albert   
Müller, Albert   
Müller, Albert   
Müller, Albert  more 
Müller, Albrecht   
Müller, Alfred (Jagdgeschwader 2)   
Müller, Alfred (Jagdgeschwader 27)   
Müller, Alois   
Müller, Alois   
Müller, Aloysius   
Müller, Anton   
Müller, Anton   
Müller, Anton   
Müller, Anton   
Müller, Arthur   
Müller, August   
Müller, August   
Müller, August   
Müller, Balthasar   
Müller, Bernhard   
Müller, Christian   
Müller, Christian  more 
Müller, Dietrich   
Müller, Dr., Ladislaus   
Müller, Dr.-Ing., Herbert   
Müller, Edmund   
Müller, Eduard (Grenadier-Regiment 42)   
Müller, Egon   
Müller, Emanuel   
Müller, Erich   
Müller, Erich   
Müller, Erich   
Müller, Erich   
Müller, Erich   
Müller, Erich   
Müller, Erich (Kampfgeschwader 1)  more 
Müller, Ernst   
Müller, Ernst   
Müller, Ernst   
Müller, Ernst   
Müller, Erwin   
Müller, Erwin   
Müller, Eugen   
Müller, Ferdinand (Kriegsmarine)   
Müller, Franz   
Müller, Franz   
Müller, Franz (WH-Inf.Rgt. 460)   
Müller, Friedrich   
Müller, Friedrich   
Müller, Friedrich   
Müller, Friedrich (Schnelle-Abteilung 178)   
Müller, Friedrich (WL-SG x)   
Müller, Friedrich-Wilhelm   
Müller, Fritz   
Müller, Fritz   
Müller, Gebhard   
Müller, Georg   
Müller, Georg (Heeres-Flak-Artillerie)   
Müller, Gerhard   
Müller, Gerhard   
Müller, Gerhard   
Müller, Gerhard (Panzer-Artillerie-Regiment)   
Müller, Gottfried   
Müller, Gottfried   
Müller, Gottfried (Flak-Lehr-Abteilung)   
Müller, Gottfried (Lw-Nahaufklärungsgruppe)   
Müller, Gottfried (WH-Gren.Rgt. 368)   
Müller, Gustav   
Müller, Gustav   
Müller, Günter   
Müller, Günther   
Müller, Hanns-Erich   
Müller, Hans   
Müller, Hans   
Müller, Hans   
Müller, Hans   
Müller, Hans   
Müller, Hans   
Müller, Hans   
Müller, Hans   
Müller, Hans   
Müller, Hans   
Müller, Hans   
Müller, Hans (Kriegsmarine)   
Müller, Hans (Lw-Wettererkundungsstaffel)   
Müller, Hans (WH-Panzergrenadier)   
Müller, Hans-Adolf   
Müller, Hans-Dieter   
Müller, Hans-Joachim   
Müller, Hans-Joachim   
Müller, Hans-Paul   
Müller, Hansgeorg   
Müller, Heinrich   
Müller, Heinrich   
Müller, Heinrich   
Müller, Heinrich   
Müller, Heinrich   
Müller, Heinz   
Müller, Heinz   
Müller, Heinz   
Müller, Heinz   
Müller, Heinz   
Müller, Heinz   
Müller, Heinz   
Müller, Helmut   
Müller, Helmut   
Müller, Helmut   
Müller, Helmut   
Müller, Helmut (WH-Artillerie-Regiment)   
Müller, Helmut (WH-Inf.Rgt. 523)   
Müller, Helmuth   
Müller, Herbert   
Müller, Herbert   
Müller, Herbert   
Müller, Herbert   
Müller, Hermann   
Müller, Hermann   
Müller, Horst   
Müller, Horst   
Müller, Horst   
Müller, Horst   
Müller, Jakob   
Müller, Joachim   
Müller, Johann   
Müller, Johann   
Müller, Johannes   
Müller, Johannes (WH-Gren.Rgt. 31)   
Müller, Josef   
Müller, Josef   
Müller, Josef   
Müller, Josef   
Müller, Josef   
Müller, Josef   
Müller, Josef   
Müller, Joseph   
Müller, Julius   
Müller, Julius   
Müller, Jürgen   
Müller, Karl (Artillerie-Regiment 20)   
Müller, Karl (Artillerie-Regiment 96)   
Müller, Karl (Aufklärungsgruppe 122)   
Müller, Karl (Infanterie-Regiment 305)   
Müller, Karl (Kampfgeschwader 2) 08-02-1943 
Müller, Karl (Kampfgeschwader)   
Müller, Karl (Kommando der Kleinkampfverbände)   
Müller, Karl (Lehrgeschwader 1)   
Müller, Karl (Schlachtgeschwader 2)   
Müller, Karl-Friedrich   
Müller, Klaus   
Müller, Kurt   
Müller, Kurt   
Müller, Kurt   
Müller, Kurt   
Müller, Kurt   
Müller, Ludwig   
Müller, Ludwig   
Müller, Ludwig   
Müller, Ludwig (Lw-Nahaufklärungsgruppe)   
Müller, Max   
Müller, Max   
Müller, Max   
Müller, Nikolaus   
Müller, Oskar   
Müller, Oskar   
Müller, Otto   
Müller, Otto   
Müller, Otto   
Müller, Otto   
Müller, Otto Paul Adolf   
Müller, Paul   
Müller, Paul-Heinz   
Müller, Peter   
Müller, Peter   
Müller, Philipp   
Müller, Reinhard   
Müller, Reinhold   
Müller, Richard   
Müller, Richard-Karl   
Müller, Robert   
Müller, Rolf   
Müller, Rudi   
Müller, Rudi   
Müller, Rudolf   
Müller, Rudolf   
Müller, Siegfried   
Müller, von Berneck, Gerhard   
Müller, von, Dr., Rolf   
Müller, Walter   
Müller, Walter   
Müller, Walter   
Müller, Walter   
Müller, Walter   
Müller, Walter   
Müller, Walter   
Müller, Walter   
Müller, Walter (Waffen-SS)   
Müller, Walther   
Müller, Werner   
Müller, Werner   
Müller, Werner   
Müller, Wilhelm   
Müller, Wilhelm   
Müller, Wilhelm   
Müller, Wilhelm   
Müller, Wilhelm   
Müller, Wilhelm   
Müller, Wilhelm (Jäger-Pionier-Bataillon 5)   
Müller, Willi   
Müller, Willi   
Müller, Willi   
Müller, Willi (WH-Pio.Btl. 129)   
Müller, Willibald   
Müller, Willy   
Müller, Wolfgang   
Müller, Xaver   
Müller-Blanck, Günter   
Müller-Brandeck, Hans   
Müller-Hillebrand, Burkhart   
Müller-Röhlich, Steffen   
Müller-Sohler, Sigurd   
Müller-Wilke, Heinz   
Müllner, Otto   
Mülsch, Heinz   
Münch, Adolf   
Münch, Helmut   
Münch, Kurt   
Münch, Ludwig   
Münch, Richard   
Müncheberg, Karl-Heinz   
Münchhausen, Freiherr von, Wilhelm   
Münchow, Franz   
Münchschwander, Walter   
Mündel, Hasso   
Münker, Adolf   
Münschke, Paul   
Münster, Ernst   
Münster, Rudolf   
Münstermann, Josef   
Münstermann, Wilhelm   
Münter, Walter   
Münz, Friedrich   
Münz, Otto   
Münzberg, Erich   
Münzer, Herbert   
Mürau, Karl-Heinz   
Mäder, Lambert   
Mäffert, Walter   
Mägel, Oskar   
Mähler, Bernhard   
Mährle, Karl   
Märgner, Kurt   
Märgner, Otto   
Märker, Herbert   
März, August   
Mäss, Albert   
Mätje, Wilhelm   
Mätz, Georg   
Mäuser, Ernst   
Möbes, Hermann   
Möbius, Johannes   
Möbius, Siegfried   
Möcker, Otto   
Mödder, German   
Möhlenkamp, Kurt   
Möhler, Gerhard   
Möhling, Karl   
Möhlmann, Heinz   
Möhn, Walter   
Möhring, Günter   
Möhring, Werner   
Möhrke, Bruno   
Mölber, Georg   
Mölleken, Wilhelm   
Möllenbruck, Wilhelm   
Möllenhoff, Georg   
Möllenhoff, Hermann   
Möller, Adolf   
Möller, Alfred   
Möller, Arno   
Möller, Bernhard   
Möller, Carl   
Möller, Friedrich   
Möller, Friedrich   
Möller, Gustav   
Möller, Günter   
Möller, Hans (Jagdgeschwader 53)   
Möller, Hans (SS-Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 9)   
Möller, Heinrich   
Möller, Heinz   
Möller, Martin   
Möller, Peter   
Möller, Richard   
Möller, Walter   
Möller, Walter (U 516)   
Möller, Werner   
Möllhoff, Friedrich   
Möllinger, Johann   
Mölter, Kurt   
Mönch, Ernst   
Mönch, Hubert   
Mörbitz, Karl   
Mörsch, Willi   
Möschen, Johann   
Mössing, Anton   
Mössinger, Ernst   
Möwes, Hans   
Münchow, von, Leopold04-03-188400-02-1945 
Mattenklott, Franz19-11-188428-06-1954more 
Materna, Friedrich21-06-188511-11-1946 
Marschall, Wilhelm30-09-188620-03-1976more 
Mayer, von, Paul18-03-188719-07-1947 
Moser, Willi02-11-188718-10-1946more 
Mahncke, Alfred18-03-188812-01-1979more 
Mieth, Friedrich04-06-188802-09-1944more 
Meyer-Buerdorf, Heinrich "Heinz"13-12-188801-05-1971 
Mikulicz, Adalbert24-12-188802-05-1958 
Martinek, Robert02-02-188928-06-1944more 
Mociulschi, Leonard27-03-188915-04-1979more 
Müller-Gebhard, Philipp15-10-188902-07-1970more 
Metger, Wilhelm12-09-189012-02-1954 
Macholz, Siegfried20-09-189025-05-1975more 
Müller-Derichsweiler, Erich27-09-189024-04-1956 
Mielke, Erich03-04-1891 more 
Meixner, Dr., Paul-Hermann04-06-189108-06-1950 
Müller, von, Dietrich16-09-189103-01-1961 
Müller, Ludwig28-06-189228-06-1972more 
Meindl, Eugen Albert Max16-07-189224-01-1951more 
Mauss, Günther23-11-1892  
Mattern, Ernst26-11-1892  
Mahlmann, Paul10-12-189219-03-1963more 
Meiners, Ernst13-06-189311-06-1959more 
Mertin, Fritz03-10-1893  
Meyer, Otto (AOK 9)29-06-189400-00-1993 
Merker, Ludwig01-09-189414-03-1964 
Melzer, Walther07-10-189423-06-1961more 
Müller, Vincenz05-11-189412-05-1961more 
Marbach, Paul15-12-189414-12-1987 
Maempel, Rolf23-05-189515-02-1955 
Meng, Franz28-04-1896  
Marcks, Werner17-07-189628-07-1967more 
Meier, Wolfgang16-11-1896  
Meik, Franz (Kriegsmarine)10-02-1897  
Mummert, Werner31-03-189728-01-1950more 
Michael, Ernst Karl Paul28-04-189722-01-1944 
Meendsen-Bohlken, Wilhelm25-06-189720-08-1985more 
Meister, Rudolf01-08-189711-09-1958more 
Müller, Friedrich-Wilhelm (WH-General)29-08-189720-05-1947more 
Maierhofer, Franz21-12-189722-08-1943 
Möller, Kurt05-01-189830-08-1944 
Mikosch, Hans07-01-189818-01-1993more 
Mauss, Dr. med. dent., Karl17-05-189809-02-1959more 
Mellenthin, von, Horst31-07-189808-01-1977more 
Menton, Otto10-11-189818-04-1945 
Munzel, Oskar13-03-189901-01-1992more 
Mandelsloh, von, Karl-Heinz20-03-189922-09-1943 
Matthis, Dr. rer. pol., Werner22-06-189912-08-1983 
Meyer, Friedrich- August19-09-189904-01-1971more 
Möhring, Kurt03-01-190018-12-1944more 
Mertsch, Gustav17-01-190107-02-1986more 
Müller, Heinrich11-09-1901  
Mickley, Karl01-10-190125-01-1987 
Malter, Alfons00-00-1902  
Mahrle, Sebastian24-02-1902  
Mauchenheim gen. Bechtolsheim, Freiherr von, Theod26-08-190220-04-1972 
Müller, Johann (Kriegsmarine)07-09-1902  
Meinhold, Dr., Wolfgang08-10-190203-04-1945more 
Michael, Gerhard Ernst17-11-190214-08-1943 
Macher, Robert18-11-190200-00-1949 
Maltzahn, Freiherr von, Bernd-Joachim09-02-1903 more 
Merk, Ernst07-03-190312-06-1976more 
Milch, Dr. jur., Werner15-11-190317-11-1984 
Meseck, Robert20-11-1903  
Menzel, Werner20-02-1904 more 
Marienfeld, Werner (Walter?)10-08-190423-10-1944 
Markert, Arthur09-09-190400-12-1993 
Mühlen, Freiherr von, Kurt-Hermann22-01-190515-01-1971 
Mertz von Quirnheim, Ritter, Albrecht25-03-190520-07-1944 
Mehring, Theodor12-10-190501-12-1956 
Maurer, Otto18-12-190521-03-1982 
Moeller-Althaus, Helmut04-02-1906  
Manitz, Hans-Horst12-03-190618-08-1989 
Michaelis, Hans-Wilhelm21-05-1906  
Misera, Walter14-07-190627-09-1993more 
Meier-Welcker, Hans29-08-190601-01-1983 
Masius, Wilhelm21-11-1906  
Meinigke, Alfred13-03-190728-09-1943 
Mertens, Ernst04-05-190710-01-1944 
Mohr, Karl-Friedrich10-05-190729-01-1984more 
Müller, Fritz (WH-Jäger/Grenadier)03-10-190726-01-1994more 
Mügge, Adolf16-10-190728-09-1944more 
Mathes, Josef04-02-190819-09-1944more 
Modrow, Ernst-Wilhelm05-05-190810-09-1990 
Möller, Hans (Pionier-Bataillon 258)02-08-190811-02-1943more 
Müller, Walter (69. Infanterie-Division)29-08-1908  
Mokros, Gerhard18-03-190903-04-1996more 
Markert, Anton08-04-1909  
Montfort, Wolfram25-04-1909  
Massell, Paul30-05-190902-02-1945more 
Meuter, Heinrich14-09-1909 more 
Mänhardt, Manfred25-11-190927-09-1950 
Meissner, Georg01-03-1910  
Mittelberger, Otto-Eugen "Eugen"16-03-1910  
Müller, Hans (Infanterie-Regiment 111)16-03-191026-09-1998 
Müller, Klaus (WH-211. Inf-Div)23-04-1910  
Mayr, Rudolf01-05-191004-08-1991 
Marzluf, Xaver03-07-191003-06-1944more 
Michaelis, Hans10-09-191026-05-2000more 
Mohr, Dr., Ulrich05-10-1910  
Mühlenkamp, Johannes-Rudolf09-10-191023-09-1986more 
Mannesmann, Gert Fritjof14-10-191008-04-1945 
Mohr, Walter-Peter15-10-191029-10-1990