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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 (Gren.Reg.437)* August 28th, 1920
† September 1st, 2010

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NameDate of birthDate of deathAwards
Daab, Otto (Sturm-Rgt.215)   
Daake, Hans   
Dabbert, Curt   
Dabija, Nicolae   
Dabis, Martin   
Daedlow, Heinrich   
Daerr, Heinz-Dieter   
Daeschler, Robert29-10-1914  
Daffner, Franz   
Dagefoerde, Günther   
Dahl, Heinz   
Dahl, Kurt   
Dahl, Walther17-03-191625-11-1985more 
Dahle, Hermann07-04-191427-12-1944 
Dahlen, von, Heinrich21-12-1922  
Dahlhaus, Julius   
Dahlhorst, Ernst   
Dahlinger, Erich   
Dahlke, Gerhard02-07-1914  
Dahlke, Horst   
Dahlke, Werner (Lw-Kampfgeschwader)   
Dahlke, Werner (Lw-Schlachtgeschwader)   
Dahlmann, Hermann   
Dahlmann, Kurt04-03-191829-08-2017 
Dahlmeyer, Karl-Heinz   
Dahmen, von, Ernst   
Dahmke, Herbert   
Dahms, Klaus   
Dahms, Otto   
Dahms, Paul28-05-191319-03-1988 
Dahms, Werner   
Dahms, Wilhelm   
Dahn, Friedrich   
Dahnke, Max   
Dainz, Max   
Dalenbrook, Bernd   
Daller, Karl   
Dallmann, Werner07-04-192400-02-1945more 
Dallwitz, Heinz   
Dallügge, Fritz   
Dalstein, Werner (KG 26 'Löwengeschwader')07-10-1904 more 
Dambach, Karl   
Dambach, Ludwig   
Dambeck, Johannes07-05-1918 more 
Damerau-Dambrowski, von der, Joachim07-08-189622-07-1943 
Damisch, Ernst   
Damköhler, Erich   
Damm, Eberhard   
Damm, Georg   
Damm, Gustav15-11-1890  
Damm, Heinz   
Damm, Karl-Heinz   
Damm, Wilhelm11-03-1915  
Damm, Wilhelm   
Damman, Gerhard (Infanterie Regiment 209)   
Dammaß, Günther22-08-189624-08-1983more 
Dammeier, Heinrich09-02-191416-05-2001more 
Dammers, Hans08-12-191317-03-1944 
Damnig, Fritz   
Damsch, Werner22-07-191807-11-1994more 
Damschen, Heinz-Karl   
Danckworth, Hans Joachim   
Danek, Franz   
Dangl, Rupert 00-00-2004 
Danglmaier, Erich   
Danhauser, Paul02-08-189211-12-1975 
Daniel, Karl26-06-191629-08-1995 
Daniel, Richard24-12-190004-05-1986more 
Daniels, Edler von, Alexander17-03-189106-01-1960 
Daniels, Heinrich   
Danke, Fritz   
Danker, Werner   
Dankert, Alfred   
Dann, Hugo   
Dannapfel, Heinz25-01-1917 more 
Dannecker, Helmut   
Dannecker, Wilhelm   
Dannehl, Erwin   
Danneil, Hans-Jürgen   
Dannenberg, Rolf   
Dannenbring, Willi   
Danner, Dr., Manfred   
Danner, Friedrich   
Dannhauer, Karl-Heinz   
Dannowitz, Fritz   
Danowski, Franz18-02-191710-10-1944 
Dantzer, Herbert12-12-1902 more 
Danz, Heinz   
Danzer, Egon04-01-191825-10-1989more 
Darge, Wilhelm   
Darms, Walter   
Darnedde, Hermann   
Daroß, Anton   
Darsow, Lothar15-10-192124-04-1944 
Darsow, Siegfried   
Dartsch, Wolfgang   
Dasecke, Rolf17-12-191923-08-2006 
Daser, Edmund01-10-190806-09-1974 
Daspelgruber, Franz   
Dassler, Helmut   
Dassow, Rudolf23-01-192025-08-1944 
Datz, Arnulf08-06-191931-01-1943 
Daub, Dieter   
Daub, Egon 10-05-2008more 
Daub, Werner   
Daube, Friedrich   
Daubert, Dr. jur., Henning31-05-190001-11-1980more 
Daubert, Wilhelm   
Dauer, Leonhard   
Dauer, Wilhelm   
Dauk, Fritz   
Daum, Andreas   
Daum, Franz   
Dauner, Nikolaus "Klaus"03-03-190220-12-1966more 
Dausmann, Heinz   
Dauter, Helmut09-08-191930-04-1987 
Dautzenberg, Heinz   
Davidson, von, Hans04-09-190417-12-2002 
Dawans, Ritter und Edler von, Sigismund-Hellmuth23-09-189910-06-1944 
Dawedeit, Herbert20-05-191403-08-1999more 
De Jong, Fritz   
De Lalande, Jürgen   
Debo, Karl   
Deboi, Heinrich-Anton06-04-189305-07-1955 
Debold, Erich   
Debschitz, von, Attila Rüdiger Franz Paul Ernst09-11-192015-02-2019more 
Debschitz, von, Colmar   
Debus, Heinrich30-06-192105-03-1996 
Debus, Otto21-08-191414-10-2000 
Debus, Wilhelm   
Dechant, Josef   
Dechene, Leonhard   
Deck, Eugen   
Deckarm, Hermann   
Decken, Ernst   
Decken, von der, Klaus   
Decker, Erich   
Decker, Hans   
Decker, Karl30-11-189721-04-1945more 
Decker, Otto   
Decker, Paul16-01-1919 more 
Decker, Robert   
Decker, Walter   
Deckers, Heinrich   
Deckert, Arno   
Deckert, Fritz   
Deckert, Hans-Joachim29-10-190405-03-1988 
Deckert, Horst11-10-1918  
Deckert, Karl   
Dede, Willi   
Dedekind, Werner   
Dedel, Alfred   
Dedens, Helmut05-03-1922  
Dederichs, Bruno09-04-191108-07-1949 
Dederichs, Clemens   
Dee, Walter   
Deecke, Joachim29-06-191231-10-1943 
Deeg, Alfred   
Deeg, Dr., Emil28-07-1905  
Deffner, Emil   
Degasper, Alois   
Dege (Daege), Franz-Josef   
Dege, Werner   
Degel, Franz07-08-192010-06-1946 
Degen, Hans18-02-189918-11-1971more 
Degener, Hans-Jürgen   
Degener-Böning, Karl28-03-1919  
Degenhart, Richard  more 
Deget, Herbert   
Deglmann, Karl   
Degmayr, Eberhard   
Degner, Heinz   
Degreif, Karl   
Degreif, Werner   
Degrelle, Leon Marie Joseph Ignace15-06-190631-03-1994more 
Dehio, Udo-Walter08-11-191112-02-1944 
Dehmel, Egon   
Dehmel, Kurt   
Dehn, Hans   
Dehn, Josef   
Dehne, August   
Dehnert, Johannes   
Deichelbohrer, Helmut   
Deichen, Kurt "Charly"20-04-191427-02-1969 
Deichl, Ferdinand   
Deichmann, Paul27-08-189810-01-1981 
Deichmüller, Otto (Infanterie-Regiment 439)26-04-190016-01-1944 
Deigentesch, Hugo   
Deike, Reinhold   
Deike, Walter   
Deiler, Werner   
Deimel, Karl   
Deiml, Michael28-03-1918 more 
Dein, Georg 07-10-1943 
Deinzer, Josef   
Deisböck, Wolfgang   
Deisenhofer, Dr.jur., Eduard27-06-190931-01-1945 
Deisenroth, Otto   
Deiss, Erwin   
Deissler, Hans   
Deiters, Bernhard07-02-192221-10-1944more 
Deja, Bernhard   
Delacher, Hermann   
Delica, Egon04-01-191526-04-1999more 
Delle Karth, Ludwig   
Dellner, Otto   
Delp, Gustav30-09-192027-04-1944 
Delp, Heinz   
Demant, Heinz   
Dembowy, Kurt   
Dembski, Rolf-Viktor   
Demel, Helmut   
Demel, Willi   
Demme, Rudolf03-06-189405-01-1975more 
Demmel, Dr., Franz   
Demmert, Bernhard   
Dempke, August11-12-191501-03-1945 
Demtröder, Rudolf   
Demuth, Ernst   
Dencker, Hans-Joachim   
Denecke, Konrad   
Dengg, Josef   
Dengler, Franz   
Dengler, Gerhard   
Dengler, Heinrich   
Dengler, Johann   
Dengler, Josef   
Dengler, Walter   
Denk, Franz11-10-189830-07-1975 
Denk, Gustav24-01-191513-02-1943 
Denkel, Simon   
Denker, Erich   
Denkert, Walter23-02-189709-07-1982more 
Denkner, Paul11-07-191920-11-1943 
Dennerlein, Eberhard   
Dennert, Hans00-00-1897  
Dennhardt, Oskar-Hubert30-06-191519-06-2014 
Dentler, Heinz   
Dentzer, Gerhard   
Dentzer, Herbert   
Denz, Ludwig   
Denz, Siegfried   
Denzinger, Dipl.Ing., Franz (Art.Rgt. z.b.V. 553)16-08-189510-03-1974 
Denzinger, Franz (Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 2)  more 
Denzler, Ludwig   
Denzlinger, Siegfried   
Deparade, Ernst   
Deppe, Ernst-August28-02-1916  
Deppe, Georg   
Deppe, Hans-Werner21-03-192130-12-2009 
Deppisch, Ernst   
Dereschewitz, Ernst09-02-190618-03-1945 
Derfert, Otto   
Derikartz, Ulrich   
Derix, Theodor   
Derkorn, Erwin   
Dern, Hans-Theodor12-05-1922  
Dernen, Friedrich-Wilhelm   
Derzmann, Otto31-08-191418-10-1944 
Deschler, Heinrich   
Deschner, Hans   
Deschner, Hans (SS-Pol.Pi.Btl. 4)   
Detambel, Josef22-10-1914  
Deterding, Friedrich   
Determann, Heinz   
Dethleffsen, Erich02-08-190404-07-1980 
Detmers, Georg   
Dette, Günter   
Dette, Wilhelm   
Dettinger, Paul   
Dettke, Alfried   
Dettke, Oskar01-01-191317-03-1967more 
Dettling, Augustin07-08-189306-05-1980 
Dettmann, Fritz   
Dettmann, Hans   
Dettmann, Waldemar   
Dettmar, Karl25-07-1899  
Dettmar, Kurt   
Dettmer, Heinrich (Aufklärungsgruppe 41)   
Dettmer, Hellmut   
Detzel, Gustav   
Detzer, Alfred   
Deufel, Paul   
Deufel, Wolfgang   
Deuschle, Erich   
Deutsch, Arthur   
Deutsch, Ernst05-07-1906  
Deutsch, Friedrich Gotthard Emil Egon19-02-189202-03-1944 
Deutsch, Heinrich   
Deutsch, Johann   
Deutsch, Karl   
Deutschbein, Horst   
Deutscher, Johannes   
Deutscher, Karl   
Deutscher, Theodor   
Deutschmann, Günther   
Deutschmann, Rudi   
Deutschmann, Siegfried28-12-191215-09-1986more 
Deutz, Franz   
Deußer, Karl   
Dewitz genannt Krebs, von, Hans-Joachim 13-03-2013 
Dewitz genannt von Krebs, von, Stanislaus21-03-189200-09-1948 
Dewitz, Kuno17-10-189703-01-1960 
Dewitz, von, Günther   
Deyhle, WIlhelm "Willy"18-07-190305-07-1944 
Dibbel, Hermann   
Dibowski, Wilhelm   
Dibowsky, Hermann   
Dichler, Alfred18-12-192131-07-1944more 
Dick, Fritz   
Dick, Rudolf   
Dick, Wilhelm   
Dickau, Alexander   
Dicke, Werner   
Dickel, Franz-Wilhelm   
Dicker, Walter   
Dickerhof, Karl26-12-191521-09-1943 
Dickfeld, Adolf20-02-191017-05-2009more 
Dickfoss, Wilhelm   
Dickhaut, Karl-Ernst   
Dickoré, Gert01-12-1916 more 
Dicks, Werner   
Diebel, Justus   
Diebel, Wilhelm   
Dieck, Hanns-Günther20-05-192119-12-1943 
Diecke, Kurt   
Dieckmann, Alfred   
Dieckmann, August (Waffen-SS)29-05-191210-10-1943more 
Dieckmann, August (WH-Grenadier)   
Dieckmann, Erich   
Dieckmann, Kurt   
Dieckmann, Werner   
Dieckmann, Wilhelm   
Dieckow, Willi   
Diederichs, Hartmut   
Diederichs, Karl19-03-189225-05-1959 
Diederichsen, Bernhard   
Diederichsen, Jürgen25-11-191030-01-1943more 
Diedrich, Heinrich   
Diedrich, Joachim   
Diedrich, Max   
Diedrichs, Ludwig   
Diedrigkeit, Willi   
Diefenbach, Peter   
Diefenthal, Josef05-10-191513-04-2001 
Diegmann, Adalbert   
Diehl, Gerhard   
Diehl, Günther   
Diehl, Hans   
Diehm, Friedrich   
Diehr, Werner   
Dieker, Josef   
Diekjobst, Heinrich29-08-191515-07-1987 
Diekmann, Fritz15-06-1897  
Diekwisch, Erwin-Peter12-08-192020-08-2013more 
Diel, Hans   
Diele, Ernst   
Diemel, Hans-Josef   
Diemer, August   
Dienbauer, Friedrich (Pz-Gren.Reg.10)   
Diener, Fritz   
Diener, Karl   
Diener, Walter   
Diener, Werner   
Diener, Wilhelm   
Dienger, Franz   
Dieper, Bernhard   
Diepold, Max01-02-192118-08-2001 
Diercks, Max   
Diercks, Rolf 16-02-2012 
Diercks, Siegfried   
Diergarten, Hans05-04-191321-08-1944more 
Dieringen, x   
Dierker, Heinz   
Dierker, Wilhelm   
Dierkes, Theodor   
Dierking, Otto   
Dierking, Wolfgang   
Dierksen, Reiner24-03-190815-05-1943 
Dierschke, Hans-Werner   
Diersmann, Friedrich   
Dierssen, Georg   
Diery, Helmut   
Diesem, Rudolf   
Diesenberg, Eduard   
Diesener, Joachim20-02-191809-03-1994 
Diesinger, Albert (Stu.Gesch.Abt. 244)29-01-192025-06-1944 
Diessl, Willi   
Diest-Körber, von, Ernst-Nordewin13-02-191210-09-2003 
Diestel, Erich08-11-189203-08-1973 
Diestel, Hans   
Dietel, Gerhard14-10-192009-02-1942 
Dietel, Hans   
Dietel, Johannes   
Dietel, Reinhard   
Dieter, Ernst   
Dieter, Rudolf   
Dieterich, Gottlob   
Dieterichs, August29-06-1903  
Dietert, Günther   
Diether, Fritz   
Dietl, Albert   
Dietl, Josef   
Dietmann, Friedrich   
Dietrich, Bruno   
Dietrich, Eugen   
Dietrich, Friedrich   
Dietrich, Gerhard30-04-191710-08-1982more 
Dietrich, Günther   
Dietrich, Hans   
Dietrich, Hans (Lw-Nahaufklärungsgruppe)   
Dietrich, Heinrich   
Dietrich, Hellmut   
Dietrich, Johann05-08-191102-04-1943 
Dietrich, Karl   
Dietrich, Karl-Heinz15-06-191522-03-1983 
Dietrich, Kurt16-03-1898  
Dietrich, Otto   
Dietrich, Richard   
Dietrich, Wilhelm17-11-191212-03-1944 
Dietrich, Willi12-08-1914 more 
Dietz, Hermann   
Dietz, Hermann   
Dietz, Hermann   
Dietz, Josef   
Dietz, Karl   
Dietz, Richard   
Dietz, Valentin12-11-191206-07-1989 
Dietz, Wilhelm Oskar02-12-191927-03-1944more 
Dietz, Willy   
Dietze, Helmut   
Dietze, Konrad   
Dietze, Walter   
Dietze, Walter   
Dietzel, Leo   
Dietzsch, Erich   
Dietzsch, Lothar03-09-1919  
Dievenkorn, Karl-Gustav   
Diez, Heinrich (s.Pz.Abt. 507)22-06-1914  
Dießelhorst, Friedrich   
Digeon von Monteton, Baron, Albrecht08-12-188703-02-1946 
Digeon von Monteton, Baron, Constantin28-02-188627-06-1944 
Dikta, Theodor   
Dilger, Oskar   
Dill, Hans Joachim   
Dill, Valerian27-03-191612-03-2002 
Diller, Wilhelm   
Dilley, Bruno29-08-191331-08-1968more 
Dilling, Gustav   
Dillmann, Emil   
Dillmann, Hermann   
Dimbeck, Ludwig   
Dimter, Josef   
Dingeldein, Otto   
Dinger, Dr., Georg   
Dinger, Fritz20-08-191527-07-1943more 
Dinger, Heinz   
Dingler, Hans-Jürgen   
Dinkelaker, Ulrich01-11-190417-10-1997 
Dinkler, Erich   
Dinsch, Ernst (Panzerjäger-Abt.1052)18-12-191424-02-1945 
Dintner, Christian   
Dipberger, Wilhelm 'Willi' (Kampfgeschwader 6)30-05-191810-09-2005more 
Dippe, von, Gert-Georg   
Dippel, Andreas   
Dippel, Wilhelm   
Dirk, Karl   
Dirksen, Bernhard   
Dirksen, Gerhart   
Dirlewanger, Dr., Oskar26-09-189507-06-1945more 
Dirlich, Wilhelm   
Discher, Hans   
Discher, Michael   
Distel, Hans Georg   
Distenmaier, Max   
Distler, Anton   
Distler, Hans   
Ditfurth, von, Franz   
Ditfurth, von, Hans-Bodo   
Dittberner, Herbert   
Ditte, Willy   
Ditter, Hans (Panzergrenadier-Regiment 7)31-01-191729-01-2011 
Dittfeld, Johannes18-09-190712-09-1944 
Dittgen, Albert   
Dittlmann, Heinrich   
Dittlof, Heinrich14-08-191620-02-1945more 
Dittmann, Günter   
Dittmann, Kurt   
Dittmar, Alfred   
Dittmar, Erich   
Dittmar, Günther   
Dittmar, Kurt05-01-189126-04-1959 
Dittmar, Ludwig   
Dittmar, Roderich   
Dittmer, Georg   
Dittmer, Herbert   
Dittmer, Karl   
Dittrich, Erhard   
Dittrich, Erich   
Dittrich, Fritz