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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Tadje, Friedrich "Fritz"* November 23rd, 1914
† January 26th, 1981

Taeger, Erich* August 5th, 1919
† May 20th, 2011

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Tange, Otto* September 22nd, 1915
† July 30th, 1943

Tanzer, Kurt* November 1st, 1920
† June 25th, 1960

Tappe, Martin* January 10th, 1910
† April 19th, 1969

Tappeiner, Josef* February 20th, 1920
† November 24th, 2010

Tarin, Walter* January 8th, 1910
† October 5th, 1996

Taubert, Richard* July 29th, 1911
† June 24th, 1959

Taulien, Willi* January 25th, 1917
† August 1944

Teege, Willi* April 17th, 1898
† November 2nd, 1942

Teegler, Rolf* November 12th, 1920
† March 31st, 1943

Tegtmeier, Fritz* July 30th, 1917
† April 8th, 1999

Teichmann, Dr., Alexander* August 21st, 1910

Telkamp, Eberhard* May 8th, 1914
† April 20th, 1992

Temming, Hans* May 7th, 1913
† April 13th, 1985

Tenschert, Günther* August 9th, 1917
† April 3rd, 1988

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Tensfeld, Willy* November 27th, 1893
† September 2nd, 1982

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Terharen, Heinrich* November 4th, 1910
† June 18th, 1968

Ternedde, Rudolf* October 26th, 1914
† May 19th, 1999

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Teske, Georg* November 2nd, 1909
† September 25th, 1990

Tettau, von, Hans* November 30th, 1888
† January 30th, 1956

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Teufel, Bruno* October 9th, 1920

Teumer, Alfred* February 11th, 1918
† October 4th, 1944
Row: 3 Grave: 3

Teusen, Hans* July 26th, 1917
† February 11th, 2011

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Thal, Max Franz Karl* September 5th, 1914
† August 14th, 1943

Thedsen, Hans* May 13th, 1918

Theisen, Edgar* February 14th, 1890
† June 20th, 1968

Theismann, Günter* June 11th, 1920

Thelen, Franz* February 24th, 1920

Thelen, Johann* November 23rd, 1914
† March 28th, 1998

Thiede, Armin* December 30th, 1917
† July 9th, 1943

Thiel, Edwin* June 19th, 1913
† July 14th, 1944

Thiel, Erich* June 14th, 1912
† April 22nd, 1943

Thiel, Franz* January 30th, 1908
† January 14th, 1945
Plot: 1 Row: 13 Grave: 968

Thiel, Fritz* March 12th, 1910

Thiel, Gerhard Karl Wilhelm* February 9th, 1907
† April 10th, 1943

Thiele, August* August 26th, 1893
† March 31st, 1981

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Thielmann, Alfred* July 20th, 1892

Thiem, Egon* October 5th, 1911
† October 16th, 1959

Thieme, Carl Alfred* May 28th, 1914
† June 6th, 2004

Thierfelder, Werner* December 24th, 1915
† July 18th, 1944

Thierse, Walter* November 16th, 1916

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Thimmig, Wolfgang* October 4th, 1912
† November 6th, 1976

Thoholte, Karl* September 14th, 1893
† March 21st, 1954

Thomale, Wolfgang* February 25th, 1900
† October 20th, 1978

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Thomaschki, Siegfried Paul Leonhard* March 20th, 1894
† May 31st, 1967

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Thomé, Bernhard* August 15th, 1902

Thomsen, Ernst-Heinrich* January 18th, 1914
† January 13th, 2000

Thomsen, Rolf-Erich* May 6th, 1915
† March 26th, 2003

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Thon, Hermann* October 28th, 1915

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Thoß, Werner* May 11th, 1919
† May 9th, 2001

Thumann, Jakob* July 20th, 1911
† September 8th, 1943

Thummes, Otto* January 14th, 1916
† August 10th, 1942

Thun-Hohenstein, Graf, Erwin* April 4th, 1896
† February 12th, 1946

Thunert, Eberhard* November 22nd, 1899
† May 4th, 1964

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Thurner, Hans* October 24th, 1918
† June 11th, 1944

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Thurnhuber, Josef* July 13th, 1920
† October 1st, 2000

Thyben, Gerhard* February 24th, 1922
† September 4th, 2006

Thylmann, Hans* January 13th, 1917
† September 21st, 1968

Thümmler, Heinz† September 4th, 1944

Thünemann, Heinrich* September 16th, 1907
† May 25th, 1992

Thüngen-Roßbach, Freiherr von, Karl* March 26th, 1893
† October 24th, 1944

Tichy, Ekkehard* August 26th, 1922
† August 16th, 1944

Tiedemann, Reinhard* January 30th, 1921

Tiefensee, Arthur* March 22nd, 1911
† April 17th, 2000

Tiemann, Otto* February 12th, 1890
† April 20th, 1952

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Tilebein, Bruno* July 9th, 1910
† May 2nd, 2001

Tilgner, Franz Friedrich Kurt* January 20th, 1909
† October 26th, 1972

Timm, Heinrich* April 30th, 1910
† April 12th, 1974

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Timpe, Heinrich Karl "Heinz"* October 12th, 1923
† May 15th, 2015

Timpke, Johannes* February 3rd, 1911

Tischendorf, Herbert* August 28th, 1911
† June 19th, 2002

Titel, Walter* May 13th, 1894
† July 15th, 1944

Tittel, Rolf* September 26th, 1920
† October 4th, 1989

Tolle, Hubert* December 27th, 1922

Tolsdorff, Theodor* November 3rd, 1909
† May 25th, 1978

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Tonne, Wolfgang* February 28th, 1918
† April 20th, 1943

Tornau, Gottfried* December 20th, 1919
† February 9th, 1992

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Tost, Ewald* March 8th, 1915
† March 1945

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Trabandt, Wilhelm* July 21st, 1891
† May 19th, 1968

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Traber, Willy* February 9th, 1915
† January 2nd, 1967

Tragesser, Otto* October 20th, 1920
† March 15th, 1944

Tratt, Eduard* February 24th, 1919
† February 22nd, 1944

Traupe, Hans* May 4th, 1913
† June 23rd, 2004

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Traut, Hans Emil Julius Ludwig Karl* January 25th, 1895
† December 9th, 1974

Traut, Josef "Sepp"* December 5th, 1912
† May 22nd, 1944

Trautloft, Hannes* March 3rd, 1912
† January 12th, 1995

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Trautmann, Karl* April 12th, 1908
† April 21st, 1945

Trautvetter, Otto* November 30th, 1908

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Trenke, Johann* August 3rd, 1919
† April 29th, 1957

Trenkel, Rudolf* January 17th, 1918
† April 26th, 2001

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Trenn, Rudolf* November 22nd, 1917
† April 16th, 1943
Plot: 33 Row: 12 Grave: 460

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Tresckow, von, Henning* January 10th, 1901
† July 21st, 1944

Tresckow, von, Joachim* June 20th, 1894
† November 3rd, 1958

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Treuenfeld, von, Karl* March 31st, 1885
† June 7th, 1946

Treuhaupt, Kurt* April 16th, 1898

Tribukait, Günther* May 29th, 1909
† February 26th, 1947

Triepel genannt Schulze, Gerhard* August 27th, 1883
† February 25th, 1974

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Trierenberg, Wolf-Günther* June 18th, 1891
† July 25th, 1981

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