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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.

Bidermann, Gottlob-Herbert* August 28th, 1920
† September 1st, 2010

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NameDate of birthDate of deathAwards
Cabanis, Hans Stephan   
Caemmerer, von, Ernst   
Call, Freiherr von, Friedrich   
Calmund, Kurt   
Camin, Hans   
Campsen, Jürgen03-08-191324-02-1945 
Canders, Werner25-03-191423-04-1993 
Cantzler, Georg25-07-1920  
Capelle, Roland   
Capesius, Kurt12-02-191922-09-1958 
Capito, Albert08-03-191422-04-1945 
Capito, Paul   
Caplan, Eugen   
Cappel, Wilhelm08-10-190619-07-1944more 
Carganico, Horst27-10-191727-05-1944 
Carl, Erich18-07-192031-08-1991more 
Carl, Eugen   
Carl, Gustav   
Carloni, Mario00-00-189400-00-1962 
Carlowitz, von, Hans Christoph   
Carls, Rolf29-05-188515-04-1945more 
Carstens, Diedrich   
Carstens, Willi   
Carstensen, Karl-Heinz   
Carstensen, Thomas   
Carstensen, Wilhelm   
Caspary, Peter   
Casper, Fritz   
Casper, Josef   
Causemann, Albert18-03-1914 more 
Cebulla, Johann   
Cech, Franz08-01-1920  
Ceglarek, Karl  more 
Celerin, Albert15-07-192131-12-1997more 
Cescotti, Roderich04-05-191919-03-2015 
Cetto, Walther14-05-189500-00-1988 
Chales de Beaulieu , Walter   
Chardon, Ferdinand26-10-1919  
Chaux, de la, Bruno   
Chemnitzer, Peter   
Chevallerie, von der, Bernhard   
Chevallerie, von der, Hans   
Chevallerie, von der, Hellmut09-11-189601-06-1965more 
Cheyn, Berthold   
Chill, Kurt01-05-189505-07-1976more 
Chodura, Heinrich 00-00-1944 
Choltitz, von, Dietrich09-11-189405-11-1966 
Chorbacher, Ludwig   
Chrapkowski, Hans-Detlev   
Christ, Fritz   
Christ, Hans   
Christ, Josef   
Christ, Karl (Lw-Nahaufklärungsgruppe)   
Christ, Karl (Lw-Sturzkampfgeschwader)   
Christ, Torsten03-02-190613-04-1967 
Christ, Waldemar   
Christ, Wilhelm   
Christaller, Hermann25-10-1918  
Christen, von, Hans-Hennig   
Christen, von, Ulrich   
Christenfeld, Heinz   
Christiani, Horst   
Christiansen, Bruno   
Christl, Georg03-10-191331-03-1991 
Christl, Johann   
Christlieb, Werner10-07-191018-09-1988 
Christmann, Karl16-06-191205-11-1944 
Christoffer, Karl   
Christofzik, Kurt17-03-191004-05-1976 
Christoph, Kurt   
Christoph, Robert18-11-191013-01-1945 
Christophersen, Erwin13-04-191504-05-1945 
Christophory, Hermann   
Chrobek, Bruno09-10-189510-12-1942more 
Chromik, Georg   
Chudzinski, Anton   
Cichon, Paul   
Ciliax, Otto30-10-189112-12-1964more 
Cirpka, Otto (Lehrgeschwader 1)03-06-1918 more 
Ciupka, Stephan24-12-191631-10-1943 
Ciuraj, Robert   
Claas, Martin18-09-1921  
Claas, Otto16-11-1919  
Claas, Paul12-12-190820-06-1943 
Claasen, Karl02-07-1903 more 
Claassen, Johannes   
Clade, Emil Josef26-02-191621-04-2010 
Claes, Josef   
Clare, Helmut16-05-1914  
Clauder, Heinrich   
Claus, Fritz   
Claus, Georg  more 
Claus, Helmut   
Claus, Joachim   
Clausen, Bruno   
Clausen, Erich   
Clausen, Ernst Nicolai09-02-188314-08-1948 
Clausen, Erwin05-08-191104-10-1943 
Clausen, Hermann25-07-1896  
Clausen, Josef   
Clausen, Karl09-10-1916  
Clausen, Karl-Ulrich14-02-191905-01-1945 
Clausius, Hans06-05-189923-01-1943 
Clausnitzer, Ernst   
Clauss, Joachim   
Claussen, Ernst   
Claussen, Joachim   
Clauß, Hans-Günther   
Clauß, Robert12-09-1894  
Claußen, Martin   
Clemen, Heinz   
Clemen, Martin28-03-1918  
Clemencon, Rudolf   
Clemens, Johann   
Clemens, Otto   
Clemens, Richard   
Clemente, Adolf13-07-1910 more 
Clemm von Hohenberg, Dieter-Hans27-09-191530-06-1944 
Cleves, Otto   
Cleves, Paul   
Clobes, Heinrich19-09-191920-11-1989 
Clodi, Gerhard   
Closa, Gerhard   
Close, Heinz   
Clotz, Dr., Ernst  more 
Clüver, Hans14-04-190717-09-1979 
Clößner, Erich  more 
Cochenhausen, von, Ernst18-07-191002-05-1957 
Coeler, Joachim (Luftwaffe)01-06-189114-05-1955more 
Coelle, Ernst   
Coers, Johannes   
Coester, Eberhard   
Cohrs, Erwin19-02-191627-02-1994more 
Cohrs, Hermann   
Colberg, Willi   
Collani, Hans13-12-190829-07-1944 
Collers, Josef   
Colli, Robert27-06-189822-07-1980 
Collin, Gottfried   
Colmsee, Friedrich   
Colsmann, Walter01-09-1915  
Comberg, Gustav   
Condné, Karl   
Conen, Karl26-10-1913  
Conrad, Alwin   
Conrad, Fred   
Conrad, Gerhard (WL-Aufklärer)   
Conrad, Günther16-08-191510-08-1947more 
Conrad, Johann   
Conrad, Richard   
Conrad, Walter   
Conrad, Walter   
Conrad, Werner   
Conradi, Siegfried26-01-188715-04-1974 
Conrads, Heinrich   
Conrads, Johann   
Conrady, Alexander16-07-190321-12-1983more 
Conrady, Heinrich   
Conrath, Paul21-11-189615-01-1979more 
Consbruch, von, Hans-Georg04-04-190606-03-1944 
Contag, Alfred27-01-189426-01-1942 
Conzelmann, Hans-Georg   
Conzen, Heinrich   
Coors, Fritz   
Coracino, Klaus08-03-191012-07-1994more 
Cordes, Dietrich   
Cordes, Erich   
Cordes, Ernst26-06-191307-04-1945 
Cordes, Heinz   
Cordes, Rolf   
Cordes, Udo22-07-192107-03-2007 
Cordes, Walter23-06-1906  
Corduan, Kurt   
Coretti, Julius11-02-189208-08-1970 
Cornelissen, Herbert   
Cornelius, Frank   
Cornelsen, Walter21-08-1916  
Correll, Erich   
Correns, Hubert-Horst   
Correus, Georg   
Corsepius, Eberhard15-04-191301-12-1941 
Corthaus, Wilhelm   
Corßen, Günter06-02-191616-08-1990more 
Cossart, von, Manfred   
Cossel, von, Hans-Henning   
Cossel, von, Johann-Dettleff (Hans-Detloff)01-07-191622-07-1943more 
Cossmann, Martin   
Coudres, des, Hans-Peter27-09-190508-01-1977more 
Councler, Gerhard   
Coupette, Karl-Julius   
Coutre, le, Georg13-09-192108-01-2009more 
Cramer, Eduard   
Cramer, Gerhard   
Cramer, Hans13-07-189628-10-1968more 
Cramer, Hans Harald10-11-191824-11-1944 
Cramer, Theodor   
Cramer, Wilhelm   
Cramm, Freiherr von, Siegfried   
Cramm, Freiherr von, Wilhelm-Ernst30-09-191729-05-1996 
Cramm, Otto   
Cramon, von, Manfred   
Cramon-Taubadel, von, Hans-Jürgen   
Cranach, von, Wilhelm   
Crantz, Friedrich31-07-190622-08-1944 
Crasemann, Eduard05-03-189129-04-1950more 
Cratz, Walter   
Credé, Werner   
Cremer, Bruno11-06-191916-03-1944more 
Cremer, Herbert   
Creuznacher, Kurt28-03-190526-10-1942 
Crewell, Fredy   
Criegern, von, Friedrich Bruno Walther "Walther"07-06-190723-01-1945 
Criegern, von, Friedrich Otto "Fritz"   
Criegern, von, Friedrich Theodor "Theodor"   
Croner, Ernst   
Crueger, Erich   
Crump, Peter   
Crusius, Martin   
Crux, Bruno   
Cryns, Willi   
Crysandt, Kurt   
Csurusky, Georg   
Cudok, Johannes   
Cuno, Kurt27-08-189614-07-1961 
Curtis, Willi   
Custor, Alois   
Cwiertniowitz, Josef   
Cygon, Thomas   
Cüsow, Horst-Werner19-08-192220-12-1943 
Czaja, Oswald   
Czanek, Hubert   
Czaplinski, Herbert   
Czayka, Horst   
Czechowski, Arnold   
Czeczatka, Erich04-02-192006-04-1944 
Czekay, Fritz   
Czekay, Richard (Stuka-Geschwader 2 'Immelmann')26-03-191624-04-2009more 
Czepluch, Heinrich   
Czermak, Erwin   
Czernicki, Heinz   
Czerwinski, Hugo   
Czerwinski, Werner   
Czerwitzki, Günther   
Czettritz und Neuhaus, von, Gotthard   
Czibulski, Franz   
Czichi, Albert   
Czichowski, Johann   
Czichy, Adalbert   
Czieczerski, Ernst   
Czimatis, Dr.-Ing., Albrecht   
Czolbe, Emil   
Czossek, Fritz   
Czublinski, Bruno03-04-192118-04-1977 
Cölle, Rudolf   
Cölln, von, Henning   
Cölln, von, Ulrich   
Cölln, Werner   
Cöster, Joachim