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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Mickley, Hubert* April 11th, 1918
† December 30th, 1944
Plot: 3 Row: 2 Grave: 50

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Mickley, Karl* October 1st, 1901
† January 25th, 1987

Middermann, Heinz-Emil* April 20th, 1914
† February 16th, 1944

Miedeck, Paul* May 25th, 1913

Miedza, Max* November 22nd, 1920
† 2000

Mielke, Erich* April 3rd, 1891

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Miensok, Paul* July 20th, 1922
† 1995

Miescke, Heinz* April 1st, 1912

Mieth, Friedrich* June 4th, 1888
† September 2nd, 1944

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Miethig, Rudolf* October 17th, 1921
† June 10th, 1943

Mietusch, Klaus* August 5th, 1918
† September 17th, 1944
Plot: 112 Row: O Grave: 117

Migeod, Heinz-Georg* February 24th, 1918
† November 18th, 2010

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Mikosch, Hans* January 7th, 1898
† January 18th, 1993

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Miksch, Alfred* January 3rd, 1919
† December 1st, 1943
Plot: 21 Grave: 143

Mikulicz, Adalbert* December 24th, 1888
† May 2nd, 1958

Milaeger, Kurt* June 7th, 1913

Milch, Dr. jur., Werner* November 15th, 1903
† November 17th, 1984

Milius, Siegfried* June 10th, 1916
† August 21st, 1992

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Millahn, Karl-Hermann* December 9th, 1916
† October 7th, 1981

Mindt, Fritz* January 24th, 1920

Mink, Wilhelm* April 29th, 1912
† March 12th, 1945
Plot: 29 Grave: 157

Minn, Peter* January 8th, 1915

Mirbach, Freiherr von, Erich Werner Siegfried Götz* September 12th, 1915
† August 6th, 1968

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Mischke, Gerd* March 16th, 1920
† November 5th, 1992

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Mischke, Helmut* December 21st, 1914
† May 2nd, 1945

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Misera, Walter* July 14th, 1906
† September 27th, 1993

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Mistler, Georg* January 1920
† 1971

Mittasch, Johann† November 28th, 1944

Mitzlaff, von, Berndt* August 5th, 1914
† March 20th, 2003

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Mix, Walter* December 21st, 1917
† November 17th, 2004

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Mißner, Helmut* May 19th, 1921
† September 12th, 1944

Mociulschi, Leonard* March 27th, 1889
† April 15th, 1979

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Mocken, Aloys* April 13th, 1913
† May 10th, 1998

Modrow, Ernst-Wilhelm* May 5th, 1908
† September 10th, 1990

Moeller-Althaus, Helmut* February 4th, 1906

Mogler, Rudolf* November 28th, 1918

Mohnke, Wilhelm* March 15th, 1911
† August 6th, 2001

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Mohr, Dr., Ulrich* October 5th, 1910

Mohr, Karl-Friedrich* May 10th, 1907
† January 29th, 1984

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Mohr, Walter-Peter* October 15th, 1910
† October 29th, 1990

Mohs, Hans-Dieter* September 22nd, 1919
† March 10th, 2009

Mokros, Gerhard* March 18th, 1909
† April 3rd, 1996

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Moldenhauer, Siegfried* July 25th, 1915
† August 26th, 1998

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Molinari, Karl-Theodor* February 7th, 1915
† December 11th, 1993

Molzen, Friedrich-Wilhelm* September 14th, 1914

Monnheimer, Heinz* February 25th, 1922
† March 27th, 2016

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Montag, Alfred* June 15th, 1918
† November 18th, 1990

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Montfort, Wolfram* April 25th, 1909

Montreal, Zeslaus* April 4th, 1912
† January 21st, 1945

Morell, Reinhard* September 5th, 1914

Morgenstern, Erich* January 14th, 1920
† June 29th, 2000

Mors, August* July 20th, 1921
† August 8th, 1944
Plot: 3 Row: 9 Grave: 756

Mors, Otto-Harald* November 18th, 1910
† February 11th, 2001

Morys, Georg* April 7th, 1917
† March 7th, 1945

Mosandl, Anton* May 5th, 1912
† December 2nd, 1942

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Mosburger, Georg* December 25th, 1919
† February 18th, 1945

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Moser, Willi* November 2nd, 1887
† October 18th, 1946

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Mothes, Heinz* September 3rd, 1914
† November 19th, 1987

Moßdorf, Martin* January 10th, 1916
† January 11th, 2002

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Moßgraber, Hans-Theo* August 23rd, 1918
† November 27th, 1942

Mrkva, Rudolf* December 1st, 1915
† September 10th, 1979

Muggenthaler, Alfons* December 12th, 1911
† February 24th, 1962

Mummert, Werner* March 31st, 1897
† January 28th, 1950

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Mund, Dieter* March 13th, 1922
† November 23rd, 1943
Plot: 12 Row: 2 Grave: 104

Muntau, Gottfried* September 29th, 1912
† April 7th, 2012

Munz, Karl* April 29th, 1915

Munzel, Oskar* March 13th, 1899
† January 1st, 1992

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Muscheid, Helmut* February 13th, 1921

Musins, Karlis* December 15th, 1919
† June 2nd, 1955

Mügge, Adolf* October 16th, 1907
† September 28th, 1944
Plot: E Row: III Grave: 6

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Mühlbauer, Rudolf* March 23rd, 1919
† March 26th, 2000

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Mühlen, Freiherr von, Kurt-Hermann* January 22nd, 1905
† January 15th, 1971

Mühlenkamp, Johannes-Rudolf* October 9th, 1910
† September 23rd, 1986

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Mühlinghaus, August* May 20th, 1919
† October 17th, 1942

Mylius, Wilhelm* February 24th, 1915
† September 10th, 1970

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Müllensiefen, Peter-Eberhard* August 5th, 1912
† February 18th, 2004

Müller, Albert (KM-Schnellboot)* April 3rd, 1913
† April 3rd, 2005

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Müller, Alfred (WH-Grenadier)* November 11th, 1916
† June 26th, 1944

Müller, Anton "Toni"* April 12th, 1914
† July 27th, 2006

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Müller, Claus* March 10th, 1915
† September 4th, 1942

Müller, Ernst (KM-U-Boot)* November 10th, 1911
† February 14th, 1945

Müller, Ferdinand* November 12th, 1915
† 1999

Müller, Friedrich-Karl "Nasen"* December 4th, 1911
† November 2nd, 1987

Müller, Friedrich-Karl "Tutti"* December 25th, 1916
† May 29th, 1944

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Müller, Friedrich-Wilhelm (WH-General)* August 29th, 1897
† May 20th, 1947

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Müller, Fritz (WH-Jäger/Grenadier)* October 3rd, 1907
† January 26th, 1994

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Müller, Günther* January 27th, 1921
† June 23rd, 1944

Müller, Hans (Infanterie-Regiment 111)* March 16th, 1910
† September 26th, 1998

Müller, Hans (Panzer-Regiment 35)* April 13th, 1917
† November 14th, 1943

Müller, Hans-Hermann* February 5th, 1921

Müller, Heinrich* September 11th, 1901

Müller, Heinz* December 6th, 1912
† March 17th, 1945

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Müller, Helmut* November 6th, 1919

Müller, Helmuth* September 24th, 1919

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