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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NameDate of birthDate of deathAwards
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Baade, Ernst-Günther20-08-189708-05-1945more 
Baader, Karl-Heinz25-03-191618-02-1966 
Baader, Volkmar   
Baake, Werner01-11-191815-07-1964 
Baar, Alfons   
Baar, Günter   
Baar, Rudolf14-07-1912 more 
Baartz, Gerhard   
Baaske, Otto   
Baasner, Hans01-01-191621-02-1983 
Baath, von, Hans-Gert   
Babbel, Wolf-Dietrich   
Babekuhl, Otto   
Babel, Herbert   
Babel, Ottomar09-09-189831-12-1945 
Babeliowsky, Karl-Heinz   
Babenz, Emil Wilhelm Reinhold01-01-191908-04-1944more 
Baberg, Kurt23-02-191731-03-2003 
Babo, Freiherr von, Gerhard   
Bach, Adolf   
Bach, Albert29-11-191022-07-2003more 
Bach, Friedrich   
Bach, Günther   
Bach, Herbert   
Bach, Karl   
Bach, Otto Rudolf16-08-191426-11-1944 
Bach, Rudolf   
Bach-Zelewski, von dem, Erich01-03-189908-03-1972more 
Bachelin, Helmuth21-06-190021-08-1975more 
Bacher, Hermann11-03-189906-10-1964 
Bacher, Stefan   
Bacherer, Rudolf19-06-189506-07-1964 
Bachetzky, Bruno   
Bachhofer, Hans   
Bachler, Hans 09-03-1945more 
Bachler, Walter   
Bachmaier, Friedrich30-03-190312-09-2001 
Bachmaier, Ludwig24-08-189524-12-1957more 
Bachmair, Friedrich   
Bachmann, August   
Bachmann, Bruno   
Bachmann, Christian23-11-191928-02-1945 
Bachmann, Erich   
Bachmann, Ernst   
Bachmann, Helmut   
Bachmann, Karl-Friedrich   
Bachmann, Rudolf   
Bachmeier, Alois   
Bachmeir, Matthias   
Bachnick, Herbert09-02-192007-08-1944 
Bachor, Wilhelm "Willi"04-05-192120-03-2008more 
Bachus, Karl   
Back, Rudolf   
Backe, Walter   
Backes, Herbert   
Backes, Wilhelm   
Backhaus, Alfred29-01-1912  
Backhaus, Hanstheo   
Backhaus, Heinrich   
Backhaus, Johannes, Adolf, 'Hannes'13-09-1918 more 
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Baczewski, Johannes   
Bade, Karl-Franziskus04-03-1915  
Badelt, Bernhard   
Bader, Adolf   
Bader, Edwin19-09-191512-07-1944 
Bader, Friedrich Wilhelm "Fritz"21-06-190816-05-1997more 
Bader, Georg   
Bader, Hans01-07-191708-08-1944more 
Bader, Martin   
Bader, Martin10-06-1921  
Bader, Otto   
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Bader, Robert Hermann14-03-189909-05-1945more 
Bader, Rudolf03-05-189803-06-1983 
Bading, Hans   
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Badziura, Josef   
Baedke, Walter   
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Baeßler, Johannes "Hans"03-05-189208-11-1944more 
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Bahr, Konrad   
Bahr, Otto   
Bahr, Paul   
Bahr, Rudolf01-04-191616-01-1944 
Bahr, Werner   
Bahrmann, Günter   
Baier, Albrecht28-07-189317-01-1953more 
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Baier, Hanns   
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Baier, Karl (Luftwaffen-Felddivision)04-06-192128-11-1998more 
Baier, Wilhelm   
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Bailer, Josef   
Baisch, Dieter   
Baitz, Heinrich   
Bak, Otto   
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Baldauf, Gerhard00-00-1913  
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Balk, Ernst   
Balke, Diethelm22-09-191908-05-2002 
Balkheimer, Eduard   
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Ball, Heinz   
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Balletshofer, Bernhard30-07-191211-08-1943 
Ballhorn, Helmuth   
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Ballweg, Franz   
Baltrusch, Kurt   
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Baltschun, Edgar   
Baltzer, Georg   
Baltzer, Richard Karl Robert01-06-188610-05-1945 
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Balzer, Rudolf   
Balzereit, Kurt22-09-189516-01-1942 
Bambey, Hans27-02-191521-02-1997 
Bamler, Gerhard   
Bamler, Rudolf06-05-189613-03-1972 
Bammel, Heinrich   
Bammer, Walter   
Bamminger, Franz   
Banach, Friedrich02-01-191613-03-1943 
Banaszak, Johann   
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Bandilla, Kurt01-03-1918 more 
Bandl, Hugo  more 
Bange, Ernst   
Bangert, Wilhelm   
Banholzer, Alfred08-09-191227-12-1980 
Banholzer, Paul   
Banke, Heinrich   
Bankel, Adolf   
Bansen, Erich27-05-191719-09-1966 
Bansen, Hans-Gerhard28-12-191626-03-1999 
Bantle, Josef   
Bantleon, David   
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Baranek, Günter   
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Barchfeld, Georg   
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Barde, Paul   
Bardehle, Fritz   
Bardeleben, Hermann   
Bardowski, Heinz   
Barella, Rudolf   
Barenthin, Alfred   
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Bareuther, Herbert29-06-191430-04-1945 
Barg, Hermann   
Barg, Walther   
Barge, Johannes23-03-190628-02-2000 
Bargen, von, Heinrich   
Bargen, von, Johann "Hans"14-10-191406-07-1944 
Barheine, Ernst   
Bark, Helmut   
Barke, Ludwig   
Barkhorn, Gerhard20-03-191911-01-1983more 
Barkow, Gerhard  more 
Barkow, Kurt   
Barkowski, Herbert   
Barlen, Karl17-07-189025-03-1956 
Barnbeck, Hermann07-10-189425-10-1944more 
Barnebeck, Heinz   
Barner, Friedrich-Karl28-03-190806-12-1943 
Barnstedt, Erich   
Barran, Erich   
Barrey, Gerhard   
Barsewisch, von, Karl-Henning   
Barta, Ernst   
Barte, Walter   
Bartel, Ernst   
Bartel, Ewald25-04-191029-05-1986 
Bartel, Günther   
Bartel, Karl   
Bartel, Klaus-Günther (KG 27)07-09-191914-09-1943more 
Bartel, Siegfried   
Bartels, Dr. ,Hermann   
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Bartels, Erwin   
Bartels, Hans-Werner28-01-191002-12-1991more 
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Bartels, Robert28-04-191120-08-1943 
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Bartels, Wolfgang   
Bartelt, Hermann01-10-189620-02-1944 
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Barten, Karl   
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Barth, Erwin00-00-191400-00-2001 
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Barth, Joachim   
Barth, Joachim (Panzerjäger-Abteilung 13)20-04-191301-02-2002more 
Barth, Karl   
Barth, Otmar   
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Barthel, Adolf   
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Bartsch, Kurt29-11-191012-02-1945 
Bartz, Wilhelm   
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Bauch, Horst   
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Baucke, Rudolf   
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Baudler, Kurt16-12-191204-12-2010 
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Bauer, Arthur   
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Bauer, Heinz   
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Bauer, Hermann   
Bauer, Hermann   
Bauer, Hermann (Infanterie-Regiment 419)13-09-191409-05-1997 
Bauer, Hermann (WH-Sicherungs-Regiment)   
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Bauer, Ludwig   
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