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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Ebeling, Ernst* November 22nd, 1919
† January 16th, 1991

Ebeling, Werner* November 21st, 1913
† August 25th, 2008

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Ebener, Kurt* May 4th, 1920
† May 7th, 1975

Eberding, Knut* December 18th, 1895
† June 28th, 1978

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Eberhardt, Werner* January 26th, 1916
† May 1st, 1944

Eberlein, Wolfgang* September 5th, 1912

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Ebersbach, Hans* May 19th, 1921
† May 31st, 1944
Plot: 14 Row: 2 Grave: 31

Eberspächer, Helmut* November 18th, 1915
† June 19th, 2011

Eberth, Anton* March 19th, 1888
† September 5th, 1955

Ebke, August-Friedrich* April 14th, 1913
† June 29th, 1981

Ebser, Erhard* April 24th, 1910
† February 1992

Eckardt, Hermann* October 4th, 1920
† September 16th, 2010

Eckardt, Reinhold* March 26th, 1918
† July 30th, 1942
Plot: 45 Grave: 495

Eckardt, Willi* August 5th, 1915
† March 19th, 1966

Eckebrecht, Fritz* May 8th, 1912
† February 8th, 1973

Ecker, Paul* May 21st, 1913
† February 27th, 1979

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Eckert, Fritz* March 20th, 1914
† July 29th, 1972

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Eckert, Hans* June 1st, 1916
† July 11th, 1974

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Eckhardt, Johann-Heinrich* December 3rd, 1896
† May 15th, 1945

Eckhardt, Richard* November 21st, 1914
† March 24th, 1945

Eckhardt, Wilhelm* August 20th, 1917
† January 28th, 2002

Eckholt, Oskar* November 4th, 1894
† August 12th, 1982

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Eckstein, Willi (WH-Infanterie)* November 18th, 1914
† February 8th, 1986

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Eder, Franz* November 7th, 1913
† February 27th, 1942

Eder, Georg-Peter* March 8th, 1921
† March 11th, 1986

Eder, Martin* December 22nd, 1902
† April 6th, 1983

Edhofer, Heinz* December 15th, 1917
† May 27th, 1978

Eggeling, Helmut* March 10th, 1910

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Eggemann, Wilhelm* August 5th, 1908
† September 27th, 1959

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Egger, Paul* November 26th, 1916
† July 12th, 2007

Egger, Reinhard Karl* December 11th, 1905
† June 10th, 1987

Eggers, Emil* April 13th, 1919

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Eggers, Hermann* October 25th, 1914
† April 22nd, 2006

Eggers, Walter* December 1st, 1914
† August 1944

Eggerstorfer, Joseph* November 9th, 1909

Egghardt, Alfred* February 17th, 1920
† March 17th, 1996

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Ehle, Walter* April 28th, 1913
† November 17th, 1943
Plot: 21 Grave: 42

Ehler, Arthur* September 21st, 1905

Ehlers, Günter* July 26th, 1917

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Ehlers, Hans* July 15th, 1914
† December 27th, 1944

Ehm, Ewald* December 30th, 1919
† February 20th, 2015

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Ehrath, Fritz* August 9th, 1909
† August 20th, 1972

Ehrenberger, Rudolf* August 25th, 1915
† March 8th, 1944

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Ehrig, Werner* April 22nd, 1897
† January 31st, 1981

Ehrler, Heinrich* September 17th, 1917
† April 4th, 1945
Plot: 1-2 Row: 1 

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Ehrmeier, Josef* June 4th, 1912

Eibenstein, Rudolf* July 2nd, 1894
† January 11th, 1984

Eichel-Streiber, von, Diethelm* August 10th, 1914
† May 13th, 1996

Eichert, Hans-Henning* January 25th, 1917
† July 9th, 1943

Eichert, Robert* June 14th, 1914
† September 23rd, 1944

Eichhorst, Dietrich* July 31st, 1919
† December 19th, 1943

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Eichler, Hilmar* September 10th, 1895
† May 20th, 1973

Eichler, Horst* June 28th, 1921
† July 15th, 1943

Eichler, Richard* April 3rd, 1903
† January 31st, 1943

Eichner, Josef* August 13th, 1913

Eick, Alfred* March 9th, 1916
† April 12th, 2015

Eidel, Alfred* May 23rd, 1910
† June 23rd, 1944

Eigenfeldt, Franz* September 9th, 1911

Eigler, Johann* January 31st, 1913

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Eikmeier, Johannes "Hans"* December 3rd, 1918
† September 5th, 2012

Eimannsberger, von, Ludwig Karl Edmund Alexander* October 31st, 1910
† April 28th, 1951

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Eimannsberger, von, Robert* May 1st, 1919
† January 25th, 1943

Einem, von, Hans-Egon* September 26th, 1907
† May 8th, 1945

Einhellinger, Georg* June 5th, 1921

Einsiedel, Graf von, Heinrich* July 26th, 1921
† July 18th, 2007

Eisele, Aloisius* February 22nd, 1914
† December 4th, 2008

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Eisenach, Franz* August 11th, 1918
† August 21st, 1998

Eisenblätter, Erich* January 14th, 1920
† August 9th, 1996

Eisenmann, Wilhelm* December 6th, 1912
† October 2nd, 1943

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Eisermann, Johannes* February 8th, 1900
† May 3rd, 1976

Eisgruber, Karl* December 2nd, 1905
† April 25th, 1980

Eisl, Alois* October 21st, 1912
† December 26th, 2006

Eismann, Alex* March 1st, 1914

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Eitel, Emil* June 6th, 1915
† September 14th, 1944

Eitner, Volkhard* January 2nd, 1914
† November 5th, 1996

Ekesparre, von, Arthur* January 8th, 1913
† February 12th, 1945

Elbing, Alfons* July 12th, 1907
† February 6th, 1942

Elchlepp, Johannes "Hans"* October 3rd, 1902
† January 24th, 1943

Elfeldt, Otto* October 10th, 1895
† October 23rd, 1982

Elfering, Norbert* July 7th, 1917
† February 13th, 1943

Elflein, Walter* December 10th, 1914
† December 30th, 2000

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Ellerbrock, Theodor* October 12th, 1911
† October 4th, 2011

Ellmer, Konrad* July 28th, 1921
† December 9th, 1944

Elsberger, Franz* June 8th, 1910
† December 23rd, 1944
Plot: 2 Row: 8 Grave: 439

Elsner, Gerhard* February 1st, 1914

Elster, Wolfgang* April 5th, 1897
† February 15th, 1944

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Elverfeldt, Freiherr von, Harald* February 6th, 1900
† March 6th, 1945

Elwert, Karl* October 5th, 1916

Emmerling, Heinz* November 3rd, 1910
† November 23rd, 1977

Endell, Egon* May 2nd, 1911
† January 1st, 1945

Endell, Werner* March 5th, 1894
† December 23rd, 1985

Endler, Carl-August* December 17th, 1893
† July 19th, 1957

Endres, Wilhelm-Werner* January 17th, 1918

Endreß, Hans* July 5th, 1911
† January 14th, 1969

Engel, Franz* November 6th, 1895
† May 12th, 1965

Engel, Heinrich* August 22nd, 1898

Engel, Herbert* January 29th, 1912
† January 4th, 1991

Engel, Otto* April 14th, 1919
† January 30th, 2005

Engel, Walter (LW-Nachtjagdgeschwader 5)* May 1st, 1919
† April 26th, 2011

Engelhardt, Conrad* March 26th, 1898
† October 28th, 1973

Engelhardt, Günter* January 10th, 1898
† February 24th, 1975

Engelhardt, Kurt* March 25th, 1914
† December 4th, 1987

Engelhardt, Otto* June 8th, 1896

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Engelien, Fritz* January 4th, 1917
† November 24th, 1981

Engelien, Hans* May 30th, 1913
† May 9th, 1945

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Engelmann, Richard* December 30th, 1919
† October 19th, 1944
Plot: O Row: 1 Grave: 44

Engemann, Karl* February 23rd, 1909
† December 14th, 1941
Plot: VII Grave: 61

Engfer, Alfred* November 30th, 1915
† September 3rd, 1942

Engler, Alfred* May 4th, 1909
† May 12th, 1973

Enseling, Rudolf* August 30th, 1914
† January 25th, 1977

Ensle, Wolfgang* July 29th, 1920
† September 27th, 2007

Enzensberger, Josef* August 21st, 1914
† September 6th, 1975

Enßle, Alfred* June 18th, 1912
† May 26th, 1989

Erdmann, Armin* January 24th, 1913
† July 21st, 1961

Erdmann, Dipl.-Ing., Wolfgang (LW-Fallschirmjäger)* November 13th, 1898
† September 5th, 1946

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Erdmann, Hans* December 25th, 1916
† December 7th, 1942

Erdmann, Heinrich* July 15th, 1908
† March 19th, 1992