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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.

Bidermann, Gottlob-Herbert (Gren.Reg.437)* August 28th, 1920
† September 1st, 2010

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NameDate of birthDate of deathAwards
Fogel, Alexander   
Foguth, Otto   
Fojtik, Eduard   
Folgert, Werner   
Foltin, Friedrich   
Folz, Ludwig   
Fontaine, Wolfgang   
Forbeck, Rudolf   
Forbrig, Horst 12-06-1944 
Forchhammer, Gerhard31-03-1909  
Forchheim, Siegfried   
Forderer, Friedrich   
Fordtran, Horst   
Forke, Johannes   
Forst, Josef11-06-192321-10-1944more 
Forst, Werner21-12-189203-02-1971 
Forstar, Chrysant07-06-191312-04-1943 
Forster, Johann   
Forster, Kurt   
Forster, Walter   
Forster, Willi   
Forsting, Wilhelm   
Forstmann, Gustav10-06-190802-02-1985 
Forstner, Hans   
Forstner, Willi   
Forstpointner, Ferdinand   
Forstreuter, Hans-Boto01-11-191207-10-1986more 
Fort, von le, Peter28-07-1899  
Fortun, Horst04-03-191706-07-1943 
Foss, Heinz   
Foth, Paul   
Fougier, Rino Corso14-11-189424-04-1963more 
Fouquet, Gerhard   
Fouquet, Hans-Joachim   
Fox, Rudolf  more 
Fox, Wilhelm   
Fraatz, Georg-Werner30-03-191715-02-1943 
Frach, Hans07-03-191505-11-2004 
Fraedrich, Heinz   
Fraissl, Hubert   
Franck, Hellmuth   
Francken-Sierstorff, Graf von, Andreas   
Francken-Sierstorff, Graf von, Edwin03-07-1921  
Francken-Sierstorff, Graf von, Friedrich   
Francois, Edmund03-03-191506-03-1945 
Francsi, Gustav-Eduard04-11-191406-10-1961 
Frank, Anton-Otto18-03-191208-03-1945 
Frank, Emil   
Frank, Erich   
Frank, Ernst   
Frank, Ernst   
Frank, Fritz  more 
Frank, Hans-Dieter08-07-191927-09-1943 
Frank, Heinrich   
Frank, Heinz12-12-191407-10-1944more 
Frank, Heinz-Werner06-08-1905  
Frank, Helmut   
Frank, Hilmar08-09-1912  
Frank, Joachim   
Frank, Karl   
Frank, Maximilian   
Frank, Oskar   
Frank, Otto20-11-191610-05-1968 
Frank, Paul   
Frank, Paul (Lw-Kampfgeschwader)   
Frank, Reinhard   
Frank, Rudolf19-08-192027-04-1944more 
Frank, Walter24-03-191518-02-1945 
Frank, Werner   
Frank, Wilhelm   
Frank, Wilhelm (Lw-Transportgeschwader)   
Franke, Alfred20-09-191809-09-1942 
Franke, Einhard Hans Friederich Georg21-04-191508-07-1943more 
Franke, Erich   
Franke, Erwin   
Franke, Ewald   
Franke, Ferdinand   
Franke, Frithjof   
Franke, Fritz   
Franke, Georg   
Franke, Gerhard   
Franke, Günther   
Franke, Hans   
Franke, Hans-Otto   
Franke, Heinrich   
Franke, Heinz   
Franke, Herbert28-12-191614-06-1972 
Franke, Hermann   
Franke, Horst   
Franke, Hugo   
Franke, Johann   
Franke, Johannes   
Franke, Kurt   
Franke, Kurt13-06-191319-01-1945more 
Franke, Leo16-05-191417-09-1991more 
Franke, Max21-02-191519-11-1986more 
Franke, Otto   
Franke, Paul   
Franke, Rolf   
Franke, Rudi   
Franke, Rudolf (Art.Rgt.60)   
Franke, Theodor   
Franke, Walter   
Franke, Walter (Lw-Fallschirm-Artillerie-Regiment)   
Franke, Werner   
Franke, Werner   
Franken, Ibeling   
Franken, Werner02-05-191624-02-1943 
Frankenberg und Prochlitz, von, Kurt-Egbert   
Frankenberger, Georg (Geb.-Pio.Bat. 94)07-10-191128-11-1944 
Frankenberger, Heinrich (Grenadier-Regiment 519)   
Frankewitz, Bruno08-12-189711-08-1982more 
Frantz, Gotthard05-05-188821-01-1973more 
Frantz, Joachim   
Frantz, Peter Ulrich24-07-191711-03-2001more 
Frantzen, Hans   
Franz, Alfred   
Franz, Gerhard   
Franz, Günther   
Franz, Helmut   
Franz, Herbert   
Franz, Johann   
Franz, Josef   
Franz, Karl   
Franz, Karl   
Franz, Karl (Marine-Flak-Abt. 819)   
Franz, Kuno   
Franz, Ludwig (Grenadier-Regiment 35)03-09-191505-07-1944 
Franz, Walter   
Franz, Walter (Lw-Sturzkampfgeschwader)   
Franz, Werner   
Franz, x   
Franze, Joachim   
Franzisket, Ludwig26-06-191723-11-1988 
Franzisket, Max   
Franzke, Ernst   
Franzke, Franz   
Franzke, Hans  more 
Franzmann, Peter   
Fratzke, Herbert   
Frauböse, Hermann   
Frauenberger, Günther (Grenadier-Regiment 354)   
Frauenheim, Fritz Hermann Günter09-03-191228-09-1969more 
Frech, Ferdinand04-03-192025-01-1945more 
Freckmann, Helmut23-01-1917  
Fredericksen, August31-07-191528-09-1944more 
Fredlmeier, Leonhard25-04-190930-05-1942 
Freemann, Werner   
Freese, Heinrich   
Freese, Karl Gustav26-11-191200-10-1944 
Frei, Martin   
Freiberg, Günter   
Freiberg, Kurt05-09-191600-00-1944 
Freiberg-Eisenberg-Allmendingen, Frhr. von, Walter   
Freiberger, Herbert (Panzerjäger-Abteilung 53)   
Freiberger, Herbert (ZG 26 'Horst Wessel')22-01-1920 more 
Freier, von, Friedrich Carl   
Freimuth, Franz   
Freis, Erich   
Freise, Otto   
Freist, Ewald   
Freitag, Fritz28-04-189410-05-1945more 
Freitag, Walter   
Freitag, Werner   
Freiwald, Kurt   
Frels, Werner   
Fremerey, Max05-05-188920-09-1968 
Fremgen, Johann   
Fremy, Heinrich   
Frenkel, Erich   
Frenkel, Kurt   
Frenken, Josef   
Frenking, Hermann   
Frentzel, Werner   
Frenzel, Hans-Jürgen   
Frerichs, Ludwig   
Frese, Hans   
Frese, Heinrich   
Frese, Herbert   
Frese, Karl   
Frese, Roland-Oswald   
Fretter-Pico, Maximilian06-02-189204-04-1986more 
Fretter-Pico, Otto02-02-189330-07-1966 
Freudenberger, Hans (Jäger-Regiment 75)   
Freudenberger, Heinrich (Grenadier-Regiment 170)   
Freudenthal, Herbert   
Freudig, Ernst   
Freund, Helmut   
Freund, Herbert   
Freundl, Leonhard   
Freutel, Lothar  more 
Freuwörth, Wilhelm "Willi"04-11-191705-12-1970 
Frevert, Erich   
Frevert-Niedermain, Heinrich-Alexander   
Frewer, Karl21-07-190806-03-1945more 
Frey, Albert16-02-191301-09-2003more 
Frey, Albert   
Frey, Emil06-04-190423-03-1980 
Frey, Ernst   
Frey, Ernst-Eberhard   
Frey, Georg   
Frey, Gotthilf   
Frey, Harry21-01-191411-07-1943 
Frey, Heinrich   
Frey, Hugo14-04-191506-03-1944 
Frey, Michael 31-10-1945 
Frey, Otto   
Frey, Walter   
Frey, Wolfgang   
Freyburg, Hans   
Freydanck, Walther   
Freyer, Gerhard   
Freyer, Joachim18-04-190826-05-1998more 
Freyer, Kurt   
Freygang, Friedrich   
Freymadl, Max   
Freynhagen, Lothar   
Freynik, Otto   
Freyschmidt, Fritz (Zerstörergeschwader 1)   
Freytag von Loringhoven, Bernd06-02-191427-02-2007 
Freytag Von Loringhoven, Freiherr, Heinrich   
Freytag, Felix   
Freytag, Karl   
Freytag, Otto   
Freytag, Siegfried "Justav"10-11-191901-06-2003 
Freytag, Viktor   
Freytag, Wolfgang   
Frick, Andreas   
Fricke, Fiete   
Fricke, Georg   
Fricke, Gerd   
Fricke, Gustav   
Fricke, Hans   
Fricke, Hermann   
Fricke, Karl10-06-1921  
Fricke, Ludwig   
Fricke, Rudolf   
Fricke, Veit   
Frie, Otto   
Friebe, Helmut04-11-189414-01-1970 
Friebe, Jobst-Joachim   
Friebe, Werner12-07-189708-03-1962more 
Friebel, Herbert28-07-191515-05-1944 
Fried, Franz   
Friedel, Herbert10-06-191722-07-1990 
Friedel, Werner   
Friederici, Jens-Detlef12-07-191504-08-1983 
Friedhoff, Siegfried25-11-1920 more 
Friedl, Bernhard   
Friedl, Josef   
Friedl, Josef (Lw-Schlachtgeschwader)   
Friedmann, Kurt  more 
Friedmann, Theodor20-09-190310-01-1942 
Friedrich, Alfred   
Friedrich, Alfred (Lw-Fallschirm)   
Friedrich, Baptist   
Friedrich, Erich (Lw-Jagdgeschwader)   
Friedrich, Erich (WH-Panzergrenadier)15-07-191401-10-1983more 
Friedrich, Ernst   
Friedrich, Ernst   
Friedrich, Gerhard (Nachtjagdgeschwader 6)16-09-191716-03-1945 
Friedrich, Gerhard (Panzergrenadier-Regiment 13)17-10-190908-05-1945 
Friedrich, Helmut   
Friedrich, Hermann   
Friedrich, Hermann   
Friedrich, Joachim   
Friedrich, Josef   
Friedrich, Kurt11-03-191316-11-1986more 
Friedrich, Max30-03-191806-12-1975more 
Friedrich, Otto   
Friedrich, Paul   
Friedrich, Paul   
Friedrich, Reinhold   
Friedrich, Richard Gustav20-03-190625-06-1944 
Friedrich, Rudolf   
Friedrich, Waldemar   
Friedrich, Walter   
Friedrich, Werner   
Friedrich, Werner (Lw-Kampfgeschwader)   
Friedrich, Wilhelm   
Friedrich, Willi   
Friedrichs, Gerhard   
Friedrichs, Hans-Karl   
Friedrichsen, Ernst   
Frielinghaus, Erich  more 
Frielinghaus, Gustav05-03-191211-09-1963 
Friemel, Rudolf   
Friemelt, Richard   
Fries, Aloys   
Fries, Emil   
Fries, Walter22-04-189406-08-1982more 
Friese, Daniel   
Friese, Gerhard   
Friese, Theodor   
Friesenhausen, Karl-Heinz   
Friess, Ludwig   
Frießner, Johannes22-03-189226-06-1971more 
Friker,, August28-05-189919-07-1966 
Frimberger, Adolf (Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 12)31-01-191930-03-2011 
Frimersdorf, Josef21-11-191920-09-1944 
Frings, Hans   
Frings, Hermann   
Frink, Helmut28-06-191928-08-1943 
Frisch, Albert   
Frisch, Helmut03-02-1907  
Frisch, Rudolf   
Frischling, Georg   
Frisius, Friedrich17-01-189530-08-1970 
Friske, Franz24-01-1890  
Frister, Heinz   
Frister, Kurt   
Fritsch, Arnold   
Fritsch, Christof   
Fritsch, Dr., Richard   
Fritsch, Eduard   
Fritsch, Erich   
Fritsch, Freiherr von, Wolf20-09-1915 more 
Fritsch, Karl   
Fritsche, Hans-Martin24-06-190927-05-1993 
Fritsche, Hans-Otto   
Fritsche, Paul   
Fritz, Dr., Herbert27-10-191611-10-1996 
Fritz, Gerhard   
Fritz, Heinrich   
Fritz, Josef   
Fritz, Josef   
Fritz, Wilhelm   
Fritze, Kurt   
Fritzki, Ernst   
Fritzler, Heinz07-01-191525-03-1992 
Fritzler, Walter   
Fritzsche, Hans Karl03-01-191408-06-1999 
Fritzsche, Immo16-12-191814-12-1943 
Fritzsche, Karl   
Froben, Hans-Joachim   
Froboese, Gustav   
Frodl, Hans   
Frohnert, Erwin   
Frohnwieser, Michael   
Frohwein, Fritz   
Froitzheim, Erich   
Fromberger, Hans Werner (Schlachtgeschwader 1)13-11-1920  
Fromlowitz, Roman   
Fromm, Ernst15-07-191425-04-1945more 
Fromm, Hans   
Fromm, Heinrich   
Fromm, Helmut   
Fromme, Helmuth   
Frommel, Konrad   
Frommen, Heinrich   
Frommhold, Franz   
Fronkewitz, Josef   
Fronmüller, Heinrich Dr. (Artillerie-Regiment 12)18-08-189100-09-1966 
Fronzeck, Gerhard   
Frosch, August   
Frosch, Horst   
Frosch, Konrad   
Froschmaier, Georg   
Frost, Rupert09-10-191120-08-1986 
Froß, Alfred   
Frutschnigg, Wilhelm   
Fry, Wilhelm   
Frydag, Freiherr von, Harro   
Frühbis, Josef   
Frühschütz, Josef   
Frühwein, Ferdinand   
Frädrich, Ernst-August   
Fränkel, Max   
Fränkle, Julius   
Fränkle, Wilhelm   
Fröbel, Hans-Roland03-10-1921  
Fröhler, Josef   
Fröhlich, Alfred   
Fröhlich, Georg   
Fröhlich, Gerd   
Fröhlich, Gerhard   
Fröhlich, Heinrich   
Fröhlich, Johann   
Fröhlich, Johannes   
Fröhlich, Johannes   
Fröhlich, Karl22-12-191422-08-1986 
Fröhlich, Karl (Lw-Kampfgeschwader)   
Fröhlich, Otfried   
Fröhlich, Rudolf   
Fröhlich, Stefan07-10-188902-10-1978more 
Fröhlich, Werner   
Fröhlich, Willi25-08-1898 more 
Fröhling, Dipl.Ing., Walter   
Fröhmelt, Walter   
Frölich, Gottfried03-06-189430-07-1959 
Frölich, Karl   
Frömbling, Günter   
Frömming, Ernst   
Frömming, Ernst (Fallschirm-Pionier-Bataillon 1)04-02-191118-08-1959more 
Fröscher, Erich   
Fröscher, Karl   
Fröschl, Josef   
Fröschlin, Julius23-11-191417-01-1942 
Fröse, Fritz   
Frötel, Robert   
Fubel, Karl06-11-1916  
Fuchs, Adalbert   
Fuchs, Adolf   
Fuchs, Alfred   
Fuchs, Alois   
Fuchs, Alois   
Fuchs, Anton   
Fuchs, Anton (WH-Panzergrenadier)10-10-1912  
Fuchs, August07-12-191515-12-1990more 
Fuchs, Emil   
Fuchs, Gottfried   
Fuchs, Hans   
Fuchs, Hans-Joachim   
Fuchs, Hans-Joachim (SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment)   
Fuchs, Harald   
Fuchs, Hermann   
Fuchs, Hubert   
Fuchs, Johann06-12-191928-10-1944more 
Fuchs, Karl 10-10-1943 
Fuchs, Kurt   
Fuchs, Lienhard   
Fuchs, Ludwig09-05-1918  
Fuchs, Ludwig (Lw-Kampfgeschwader)   
Fuchs, Ludwig-Adolf   
Fuchs, Max  more 
Fuchs, Rudolf (8. Zerstörerflottille)02-11-191220-11-1944 
Fuchs, Theobald   
Fuhlrott, Karl   
Fuhlrott, Robert   
Fuhr, Werner25-05-1924  
Fuhrhop, Helmut07-10-191229-02-1944 
Fuhrmann, Hans-Georg18-12-191418-11-2008more 
Fuhrmann, Karl   
Fuhrmann, Walter   
Fuhs, Hans   
Funck, Freiherr von, Hans23-12-189114-02-1979more 
Funcke, Henning   
Funk, Albert   
Funk, Bernhard   
Funk, Gerhard   
Funk, Heinrich08-04-191013-01-1988 
Funk, Helmut   
Funk, Jakob   
Funk, Otto   
Funke, Clemens   
Funke, Friedrich   
Funke, Friedrich   
Funke, Johann   
Funke, Werner   
Funke, Wilhelm   
Funken, Josef   
Furch, Albert   
Furch, Ralph   
Furchner, Hans   
Fuss, Gerhard   
Fuss, Hans19-09-192010-11-1942 
Fux, Walter   
Füchsle, Martin   
Füge, Walter   
Füllgrabe, Heinrich26-07-191630-01-1945 
Fülscher, Herbert   
Fünderich, Willy   
Fürbeth, Wilhelm   
Fürbringer, Karl   
Fürderer, Hans   
Fürer, Volkmar   
Fürguth, Helmut21-12-189408-05-1943 
Fürhoff, Heinz   
Fürsich, Otto   
Fürst, Karl   
Fürst, Otto   
Fürst, Rudolf16-04-1920  
Fürstenberg, Freiherr von, Clemens   
Fürstenberg, Hans-Joachim   
Fürter, Quirin   
Füssel, Hans   
Füssel, Hellmut (Flak-Regiment 701)10-08-1921 more 
Fütterer, Robert11-03-1911  
Fähnrich, Otto   
Färber, Franz   
Färber, Josef   
Färber, Sebastian   
Föhre, Gerhard   
Fönnekold, Otto15-02-192031-08-1944 
Förderer, Alfons  more 
Förg, Adolf   
Förschl, Karl16-03-191502-04-1945 
Först, Hermann   
Förste, Erich11-02-189210-07-1963more 
Förste, Günter   
Förster, Alfred   
Förster, Dr., Harald   
Förster, Ernst Achim   
Förster, Fritz   
Förster, Gerhard   
Förster, Hans   
Förster, Hans-Joachim20-02-192024-02-1945more 
Förster, Hellmut19-04-1922  
Förster, Martin   
Förster, Rudolf