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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Fabian, Heinz-Otto* March 1st, 1918
† September 16th, 1990

Fabich, Maximilian "Max"* September 8th, 1914
† August 7th, 1988

Fabiunke, Karl* June 5th, 1893
† December 30th, 1980

Fach, Ernst* July 6th, 1912
† May 15th, 1943

Faeckenstedt, Ernst* December 17th, 1896
† June 4th, 1961

Faforke, Theodor* December 14th, 1902

Fahrenberg, Wolfgang* September 26th, 1908
† July 30th, 1971

Fahrion, Wilhelm* October 12th, 1893

Falck, Dr., Walter* March 10th, 1898

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Falke, Hans* June 16th, 1920

Falkenstein, Freiherr von, Hans* September 12th, 1893
† October 30th, 1980

Falkenstein, Freiherr von, Sigismund* September 14th, 1903
† June 2nd, 1972

Falley, Wilhelm* September 25th, 1897
† June 6th, 1944

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Fangohr, Friedrich* August 12th, 1899
† April 17th, 1956

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Fasel, Lothar* April 15th, 1915

Fassbender, Alfred* January 13th, 1912

Fassong, von, Horst-Günther* April 27th, 1919
† January 1st, 1945

Fath, Fridolin* May 1st, 1908
† March 17th, 1987

Fau, Josef* September 5th, 1907
† March 8th, 1945

Faulenbach, Karl* October 3rd, 1893
† November 22nd, 1971

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Faulhaber, Josef* November 19th, 1919

Faulhaber, Karl* January 11th, 1896
† March 11th, 1972

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Fechner, Fritz* December 16th, 1913
† April 6th, 1990

Fechner, Heinz* December 13th, 1920
† February 3rd, 1945

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Fechner, Konrad* November 1st, 1918
† July 27th, 2013

Fecht, von der, Karl-August* October 3rd, 1914
† August 4th, 1976

Federwisch, Heinz† May 27th, 2014

Fege, Kurt* December 19th, 1912

Fegelein, Hermann-Otto* October 30th, 1906
† April 29th, 1945

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Fegelein, Waldemar* January 9th, 1912
† November 20th, 2000

Fehler, Johann-Heinrich* September 20th, 1910
† May 15th, 1993

Fehlhaber, Erwin* July 27th, 1911

Fehn, Gustav* February 21st, 1892
† June 5th, 1945

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Fehrensen, Wilhelm* December 12th, 1898
† February 14th, 1945

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Feifel, Robert† June 22nd, 1942

Feig, Karl Georg* February 27th, 1899
† February 12th, 1970

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Feige, Hans* November 10th, 1880
† September 17th, 1953

Feiler, Gerhard* September 6th, 1909

Fein, Otto* March 28th, 1895
† January 9th, 1953

Felder, Paul* September 10th, 1919
† September 7th, 2012

Felder, Wendelin* June 24th, 1915
† October 23rd, 1943

Feldkamp, Heinrich* August 14th, 1913
† February 13th, 1985

Feller, Georg-Wolfgang* July 9th, 1915
† March 23rd, 1991

Fellerer, Leopold* June 7th, 1919
† July 15th, 1968

Fellmann, Erich* April 20th, 1915
† January 14th, 2004

Felmy, Hellmuth* May 28th, 1885
† December 14th, 1965

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Felzmann, Maximilian* April 22nd, 1894
† June 8th, 1962

Fendesack, Hans* January 21st, 1914
† August 16th, 1944

Fengler, Franz* November 23rd, 1914

Fernau, Hans-Georg* December 29th, 1917
† February 24th, 1973

Fett, Hans* April 21st, 1915
† February 2nd, 1985

Fett, Helmut* December 23rd, 1903
† February 23rd, 1944

Feuring, Friedrich* April 11th, 1893
† September 25th, 1944

Feurle, Otto† April 16th, 1943

Feyerabend, Gerhard Fritz Franz* April 29th, 1898
† November 6th, 1965

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Fickel, Helmut* November 27th, 1921
† April 6th, 2005

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Fiebig, Erich Walter Herbert* January 26th, 1913
† February 27th, 2000

Fiebig, Gerhard* March 8th, 1918

Fiebig, Heinz* March 23rd, 1897
† March 30th, 1964

Fiebig, Martin* May 7th, 1891
† October 23rd, 1947

Fiesel, Mathias* December 29th, 1917

Filius, Ernst* July 20th, 1916
† March 30th, 1944

Fincke, Walter* April 4th, 1918

Findeisen, Herbert* July 11th, 1913
† May 11th, 1963

Fink, Günter* March 17th, 1918
† May 15th, 1943

Fink, Johannes* March 28th, 1895
† June 1st, 1981

Fink, Karl-Heinrich* April 1st, 1922
† April 23rd, 1980

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Finke, Andreas* April 27th, 1913
† September 2nd, 1944

Finke, Heinz* February 8th, 1920
† December 7th, 1996

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Fischbach, Adolf* August 6th, 1920
† November 16th, 1972

Fischel, von, Hermann* January 13th, 1887
† May 14th, 1950

Fischer, Adolf* July 23rd, 1893
† October 23rd, 1947

Fischer, Adolf* July 23rd, 1893
† October 23rd, 1947

Fischer, Alfred* December 14th, 1907
† July 28th, 1945

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Fischer, Ernst* October 6th, 1912
† January 17th, 1992

Fischer, Erwin* August 14th, 1912
† December 10th, 1996

Fischer, Hans (SS-Panzer-Regiment)* November 24th, 1922
† July 18th, 2005

Fischer, Hans-Heinz* April 7th, 1911
† May 1980

Fischer, Heinz (LW-Sturzkampfgeschwader)* May 22nd, 1917
† October 26th, 1942

Fischer, Hermann (Lw-Schlachtgeschwader 1)* February 28th, 1920
† July 11th, 1943

Fischer, Karl-Heinz* May 29th, 1908

Fischer, Siegfried* November 27th, 1918
† March 26th, 1998

Fischer, Walter (KM-Vorposten)* September 25th, 1893
† June 26th, 1988

Fischer, Wolfgang* December 11th, 1888
† February 1st, 1943
Plot: 2A Grave: 2

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Fitzner, Karl* July 4th, 1915
† July 8th, 1943

Fitzthum, Josef* September 14th, 1896
† January 10th, 1945

Flachs, Bernhard* March 18th, 1912
† December 8th, 1944

Flade, Erwin† 1982

Fleer, Hermann* April 8th, 1917

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Fleige, Karl* September 5th, 1905
† February 16th, 1975

Fleischer, Rudolf* July 21st, 1915
† December 13th, 1991

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Fleischmann, Josef* December 4th, 1900
† March 3rd, 1942

Fleischmann, Ludwig* March 14th, 1915
† June 30th, 2005

Flesche, Dr., Franz-Wilhelm* August 1st, 1897

Flinzer, Rudolf* November 9th, 1889
† June 17th, 1976

Flügel, Hans* February 13th, 1919
† March 1st, 1989

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Flügge, Josef* May 6th, 1909

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Flögel, Josef* October 19th, 1919
† January 24th, 1997

Flörke, Hermann* October 23rd, 1893
† August 19th, 1979

Fobker, Herbert* July 20th, 1922
† December 31st, 1943
Plot: 2 Row: 9 Grave: 296

Fock, Henri* June 30th, 1909
† November 13th, 1978

Fock, Wilhelm* October 21st, 1913
† December 10th, 1995

Foertsch, Friedrich Albert* May 19th, 1900
† December 14th, 1976

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