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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
Haack, Christoph   
Haack, Karl   
Haack, Werner06-03-189428-10-1944 
Haack, Wolfgang   
Haacke, Paul06-12-1914  
Haacks, Hugo   
Haaf, Anton   
Haag, Gottfried   
Haag, Heinz19-12-191805-04-1994 
Haag, Rudolf   
Haaga, Wilhelm   
Haager, Dr., Joachim   
Haager, Karl   
Haake, Albert   
Haake, Heinrich   
Haake, Heinrich   
Haaker, Rudolf   
Haakert, Heinrich   
Haala, Sigurd   
Haan, Georg   
Haan, Johann   
Haape, Dr., Heinz   
Haar, Kurt   
Haarberg, Rudolf   
Haarbrücker, Georg   
Haarbrücker, Kurt   
Haard, Bernhard   
Haarmann, Klaus   
Haars, Hubert   
Haas, Adolf   
Haas, Eduard  more 
Haas, Franz17-10-189806-03-1961 
Haas, Friedrich   
Haas, Friedrich (WL-Jagdgeschwader 52)20-01-192409-04-1945 
Haas, Hermann   
Haas, Josef24-09-189722-05-1944 
Haas, Karl   
Haas, Kuno   
Haas, Oskar   
Haas, Robert25-03-191423-12-1944 
Haas, Walter21-04-191418-08-1944 
Haas, Walter   
Haas, Willi   
Haase, Dietrich   
Haase, Ernst   
Haase, Fritz   
Haase, Günther   
Haase, Hans   
Haase, Helmut   
Haase, Horst   
Haase, Horst (Lw-Jagdgeschwader)22-05-192126-11-1944 
Haase, Karl-Heinz (Lw-Flak-Regiment)   
Haase, Karl-Heinz (Lw-Sturzkampfgeschwader)   
Haase, Paul   
Haase, Reinhard   
Haase, Werner   
Haase, Wilhelm   
Haase, Wilhelm (Lw-Kampfgeschwader)   
Haasemann, Walter   
Haasler, Gerd   
Habbel, Werner   
Habekost, Heinz   
Habel, Erich (Panzer-Regiment 39)   
Habel, Karl-Heinz (Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment 74)   
Habel, Walter   
Haberda, Helmut (Jagdgeschwader 52)03-02-192208-05-1943more 
Haberhauer, Anton (Infanterie-Regiment 27)   
Haberkamp, Walter (Füsilier-Bataillon 86)   
Haberland, Alwin (Panzer-Regiment 4)25-03-191530-05-1944 
Haberland, Wilhelm (Aufklärungsgruppe 41)14-09-1915  
Habermann, Ewald (Grenadier-Regiment 364)20-10-191615-08-1943 
Habermann, Hans (Kampfgeschwader 55 'Greif')  more 
Habermann, Heinz Dr. (Panzerjäger-Abteilung 19)   
Habermann, Siegfried (Grenadier-Regiment 76)   
Habermehl, Peter (Grenadier-Regiment 481)   
Habersaat, Erwin (Grenadier-Regiment 90)   
Habersang, Lothar (Infanterie-Regiment 521)17-09-1887 more 
Haberstock, Erhard (Pionier-Bataillon 73)   
Haberstroh, Friedrich Gerhard "Fritz"17-05-192114-06-2002more 
Haberstroh, Georg (Aufklärungsgruppe)20-12-1911  
Haberstroh, Max (Grenadier-Regiment 353)   
Haberzettel, Eduard (Infanterie-Regiment 220)   
Habicht, Peter21-08-191111-01-1944 
Habild, Hermann   
Hablasch, Kurt   
Haccius, Ernst10-12-189311-03-1943more 
Haccius, Hans-Hermann   
Hachenberger, Kurt (Transportgeschwader 2)06-03-1920  
Hachfeld, Wilhelm Helmut Axel20-09-191402-12-1942 
Hachtel, August06-03-191603-09-1985 
Hachtel, Georg29-06-189420-07-1943 
Hack, Ernst   
Hack, Franz03-02-191509-06-1997more 
Hack, Jakob   
Hackbarth, Walter   
Hacke, Karl   
Hacke, Klaus   
Hackenbuchner, Wigbert05-12-1918  
Hackenschmidt, Herbert (Kradschützen-Bataillon 64)   
Hacker, Friedrich   
Hacker, Fritz   
Hacker, Joachim   
Hacker, Otto   
Hackert, Johannes   
Hackl, Hans   
Hackl, Leo   
Hackl, Leopold29-06-191615-11-2010more 
Hackl, Martin06-01-192022-09-2006 
Hackl, Otto29-08-191421-07-1944 
Hackler, Heinrich14-12-191831-12-1944 
Hackmann, Friedrich "Fritz"   
Haddinga, Otto   
Hadeball, Heinz-Martin22-04-192113-01-1996 
Hadeln, von, Dr. phil., Hajo06-03-191012-01-1943 
Hadenfeldt, Max   
Hader, Christian   
Haderecker, Hermann27-04-191505-08-2001more 
Haderer, Gustav   
Hadorf, Friedrich   
Haeckel, Bernhard   
Haeckel, Ernst05-04-189026-09-1967more 
Haedenkamp, Hans   
Haedge, Karl-Ludwig14-07-1923 more 
Haedicke, Günter   
Haeffner, Paul   
Haegele, Rudolf   
Haegermann, Karl-Heinz   
Haehling, Kurt07-11-189720-05-1983 
Haehnke, Hans   
Haehnle, Hermann   
Haen, Rudolf Melchior Arthur Maria12-03-191509-05-1945more 
Haenicke, Siegfried08-09-187819-02-1946more 
Haenschke, Wilhelm13-12-189123-02-1960 
Haering, Adolf   
Haerle, Rudolf   
Haese, Otto   
Haeuseler, Helmut29-01-191625-02-1945 
Hafemeister, Hans-Hermann   
Hafen, Heinz18-04-1917 more 
Haffa, Hermann   
Haffke, Friedrich   
Hafner, Anton, 'Toni'02-06-191817-10-1944more 
Hafner, Ernst   
Hafner, Heinz   
Hafner, Richard   
Hafner, Wilhelm   
Hagebück, Gisbert   
Hagedorn, Clemens   
Hagedorn, Franz   
Hagedorn, Fritz (Transportgeschwader 1)01-08-1911  
Hagedorn, Gotthard   
Hagedorn, Hubert13-09-192206-07-2010more 
Hagedorn, Reinhard (Aufklärungsgruppe 12)01-02-1906 more 
Hagedorn, Willy12-10-1919  
Hagel, Josef   
Hagelloch, Werner   
Hagemann, Wilhelm   
Hagemüller, Heinz (Grenadier-Regiment 157)   
Hagen, Günther   
Hagen, Karl Heinz   
Hagen, Theodor   
Hagen, von, Gerhard   
Hagen, von, Hellmuth   
Hagen, Wilhelm   
Hagen, Willi   
Hagen, Winfried   
Hagen, Wolfgang   
Hagena, Gottfried31-08-191211-06-2014 
Hagenah, Walter05-10-191918-03-2013 
Hagenauer, Felix00-00-1914 more 
Hagenauer, Kurt   
Hagenbeck, Walther   
Hagenbucher, Hans   
Hagendorf, Arno   
Hagenguth, Günther   
Hagenhoff, Karl   
Hagenow, von, Gustav   
Hager, Georg   
Hager, Hermann   
Hager, Johannes16-08-192002-09-1993 
Hager, Karl   
Hager, Karl (Lw-Kampfgeschwader)   
Hager, Karl (Lw-Sturzkampfgeschwader)20-07-191904-02-1944 
Hagge, Heinrich   
Hagge, Sepp   
Hagmann, Georg   
Hagmayer, Wilhelm   
Hagmeister, Reimund03-02-1915 more 
Hahl, Fritz25-12-1922  
Hahl, Philipp   
Hahlbohm, Adolf20-12-191313-02-1945 
Hahm, Konstantin21-07-191226-02-1952 
Hahn, Bodo   
Hahn, Erich   
Hahn, Ernst   
Hahn, Ernst (Lw-Aufklärungsgruppe)   
Hahn, Ferdinand   
Hahn, Franz (Lw-Jagdgeschwader)08-10-191522-01-1944 
Hahn, Franz (WH-Art.Rgt)   
Hahn, Friedrich   
Hahn, Fritz   
Hahn, Fritz   
Hahn, Fritz (Aufklärungsgruppe 13)24-11-191911-02-1944 
Hahn, Fritz (Lw-Sturzkampfgeschwader)   
Hahn, Gregor   
Hahn, Günter (Lw-Nahaufklärungsgruppe)   
Hahn, Günter (Lw-Transportgeschwader)   
Hahn, Günther   
Hahn, Hans "Assi"14-04-191418-12-1982 
Hahn, Heinrich   
Hahn, Hermann22-04-191816-10-1991 
Hahn, Konrad   
Hahn, Kurt   
Hahn, Otto   
Hahn, Peter   
Hahn, Peter (LW-Sturzkampfgeschwader)   
Hahn, Richard   
Hahn, Rudolf   
Hahn, Ulrich   
Hahn, Walter (Grenadier-Regiment 110)11-04-191431-01-2002more 
Hahn, Willy   
Hahndorff, Jobst   
Hahne, Gustav00-00-1891  
Hahne, Hans (Grenadier-Regiment 507)30-11-189424-06-1944 
Hahne, Hans (Lw-Fernaufklärungsgruppe)   
Hahnen, Sebastian   
Hahnke, von, Albert   
Haiböck, Josef28-02-191703-07-2002 
Haid, Georg   
Haider, Josef (Grenadier-Regiment 423)   
Haidle, Paul (Schlachtgeschwader 77)25-08-191926-11-1999more 
Haidlen, Wilhelm   
Haidvogl, Josef   
Hailbronner, Rolf   
Hain, Horst22-02-192026-05-1994more 
Hain, Richard   
Hain, Rudolf   
Haine, Kurt   
Hainke, Gerhard   
Hainle, Walter03-06-191501-01-1995 
Hajek, Eduard   
Hake, von, Friedrich-Erdmann14-08-189822-03-1982more 
Haken, Heinz29-11-1914 more 
Haker, Theodor "Bubi"29-12-192028-07-1944 
Hala, Karl   
Halasz, Hans   
Halbe, Gerhard   
Halbenz, Wilhelm   
Halbgebauer, Rudolf (Gren.Reg.119 mot.)   
Halbig, Alfons   
Halbreiter, Georg   
Halbrock, Friedrich-Ernst17-02-1917 more 
Halbuer, Heinrich   
Hald, Albert   
Halder, Gustav27-10-191700-00-2009 
Halder, Max   
Haldimann, August17-02-1919 more 
Half, Günter   
Hallas, Paul   
Hallensleben, Hermann   
Hallensleben, Rudolf02-06-191619-04-1945 
Haller, Ernst   
Haller, Karl   
Haller, Richard   
Hallerbach, Wilhelm   
Halmes, Heinz06-04-192314-07-2009more 
Halmschlag, Heinrich   
Halter, Herbert   
Halverscheid, Erwin   
Hamacher, Adolf09-02-191327-04-1944more 
Hamacher, Karl   
Hamacher, Mathias   
Hamader, Wilhelm   
Haman, Rudolf   
Hamann, Alfred   
Hamann, Emil (Schützen-Regiment 5)15-09-1915  
Hamann, Gerhard   
Hamann, Herbert19-07-191511-02-1945more 
Hamann, Karl-Heinrich   
Hamann, Richard   
Hamann, Willy   
Hamberger, Karl (Grenadier-Regiment 62)05-04-191700-01-1945more 
Hamberger, Karlheinz (Grenadier-Regiment 481)   
Hambrock, Wilhelm   
Hamel, Helmut   
Hamelmann, Heinrich   
Hamer, Joachim   
Hamer, Reino29-08-191624-07-1992 
Hamerl, Friedrich   
Hamester, Bernhard21-10-191322-04-1945 
Hamfler, Kurt   
Hamm, Walter   
Hammacher, Alfons   
Hammacher, Norbert   
Hammel, Xaver   
Hammen, Rudolf   
Hammer, Alfred "Martello"   
Hammer, Fritz   
Hammer, Hans   
Hammer, Hugo   
Hammer, Ludwig25-05-191431-12-1994 
Hammer, Rudolf   
Hammer, Walter   
Hammerich, Willi (KM-61.Vorpostenflottille)   
Hammerl, Karl15-08-191802-03-1943 
Hammerle, Michael   
Hammermann, Heinrich01-07-1916  
Hammermeister, Erhard   
Hammermeister, Erich   
Hammermeister, Heinz   
Hammerschmidt, Adolf (Grenadier-Regiment 689)   
Hammerschmidt, Paul, Gerhard Julius (Inf.Reg. 278)07-01-191413-04-1945 
Hammerstein-Gesmold, Freiherr von, Hans-Werner   
Hammes, Franz   
Hammes, Josef00-00-191431-01-1945 
Hammon, Erich18-05-191030-05-1945 
Hampe, Herbert10-10-191313-09-1999more 
Hampel, Franz   
Hampel, Friedrich   
Hampel, Fritz   
Hampel, Helmut   
Hampel, Robert   
Hampke, Hans-Joachim   
Hanauer, Emil   
Handke, Erich02-11-192011-11-1987 
Handke, Günther   
Handke, Günther (WH-Geb.Art.Rgt. 85)   
Handke, Werner   
Handl, Engelbert   
Handler, Johann04-05-191609-02-2008 
Handrick, Gotthardt25-10-190830-05-1978 
Handrik, Hans Eberhard   
Handschuh, Heinz   
Handschuh, Walter   
Handwerger, Georg   
Handwerk, Willi   
Handwerker, Jakob   
Hanebuth, Paul   
Haneke, Erich   
Hanf, Karl   
Hanff, Herbert22-02-1913  
Hanft, Erwin   
Hanichl, Ludwig   
Hanifl, Ferdinand   
Hanisch, Artur   
Hanisch, Rudolf   
Hank, Gottlob   
Hankamer, Wolfgang08-07-192014-01-1945 
Hanke, Ernst   
Hanke, Georg11-12-191416-03-1993 
Hanke, Hans13-03-191213-08-1981 
Hanke, Hans-Joachim   
Hanke, Heinrich   
Hanke, Wilhelm07-08-1912  
Hanke, Willi   
Hanken, August   
Hannak, Günther12-12-192125-08-1995 
Hannak, Josef (Lw-Aufklärungsgruppe)   
Hannak, Josef (Lw-Kampfgeschwader)   
Hannappel, Alois   
Hannappel, Hans29-12-191226-08-1943more 
Hannawald, Georg   
Hanne, Erich19-03-192005-09-1942 
Hanneken, von, Hermann05-01-189022-07-1981more 
Hannemann, Franz   
Hannemann, Günther   
Hannemann, Paul   
Hannemann, Ruprecht27-12-1912  
Hannes, Anton   
Hannes, Friedrich   
Hannig, Horst13-11-192115-05-1943 
Hannig, Robert   
Hannig, Walter   
Hanninger, Johann   
Hans, Eduard   
Hans, Heinrich   
Hans, Nikolaus   
Hansberg, Otto   
Hanschmann, Rudi   
Hansel, Günther   
Hansen, Alfred   
Hansen, Andreas   
Hansen, Arnold   
Hansen, Carlheinz   
Hansen, Christian10-04-188507-08-1972 
Hansen, Christian   
Hansen, Eduard   
Hansen, Erik   
Hansen, Erik Oskar27-05-188920-03-1967 
Hansen, Friedrich   
Hansen, Heinrich   
Hansen, Hermann   
Hansen, Karl-August   
Hansen, Konrad   
Hansen, Max31-07-190807-03-1990more 
Hansen, Ottomar   
Hansen, Rudolf   
Hansen, Waldemar   
Hansen, Walter08-06-189502-01-1969 
Hansen, Werner   
Hansen, Wilhelm   
Hansen, Willi  more 
Hansen-Nootbaar, Jan Heinrich   
Hanske, Paul   
Hansmann, Horst   
Hanssum, Otto26-07-191501-07-1942 
Hanstein, Freiherr von, Jobst11-11-189613-10-1962 
Hanstein, von, Erich   
Hanstein, von, Jobst06-12-188706-04-1968more 
Hanstein, von, Werner   
Hantel, Ernst-Ulrich11-05-191605-08-2003more 
Hantelmann, Wilhelm   
Hantke, Heinz   
Hantsch, Gottfried   
Hapke, Günther   
Happe, Ludwig Hans Hermann03-07-191301-01-1995 
Harang, Jürgen30-08-191920-01-1945 
Harazim, Georg-Wilhelm   
Harb, Erich   
Harbeck, Gerhard   
Harberts, Wolfgang   
Harbig, Hermann   
Harbig, Rudolf   
Harbort, Ernst   
Harbrecht, Walter   
Hardemeyer, Wilhelm   
Harden, Alfred30-05-191619-03-1945 
Harden, Karl  more 
Harden, Werner   
Hardenberg, Graf von, Harro   
Harder, Jürgen Hans Eberhard13-06-191817-02-1945 
Harder, von, Ernst04-01-1910  
Harders, Hermann   
Hardieck, Willi   
Hardinghaus, Theo   
Hardt, Anton   
Hardt, Gerhard-Engelbert03-02-191800-00-1993 
Hardt, Tankred   
Haremsa, Alfred   
Harig, Franz   
Haring, Willi   
Harjes, Karl   
Harland, Hermann   
Harlander, Elmar   
Harlos, Friedrich   
Harmel, Artur Heinrich "Heinz"29-06-190602-09-2000more 
Harmer, Karl   
Harms, Bruno   
Harms, Jan   
Harms, Otto-Bernhard02-06-191121-07-1941more 
Harmstorf, Rudolf25-12-1922  
Harnack, Herbert   
Harnack, Martin28-02-192103-06-1984more 
Harnack, Waldemar   
Harnacke, Peter   
Harnader, Wilhelm   
Harnau, Arnold   
Harneit, Paul   
Harnisch, Werner  more 
Harpe, Josef21-09-188714-03-1968more 
Harpe, von, Richard19-08-191702-03-1945 
Harpeng, Franz   
Harperath, Wilhelm   
Harpering, Adolf   
Harrer, Alois   
Harries, Friedrich15-01-190817-07-1970 
Harsch, Fritz   
Harster, Dr. jur., Wilhelm21-07-190425-12-1991more 
Hart, Rolf13-04-192109-03-1943 
Hartan, Heinrich   
Harteis, Georg   
Hartel, Toni   
Harteneck, Gustav  more 
Hartenfeller, Gustav   
Hartenstein, Hans Joachim   
Hartenstein, Helmuth   
Hartenstein, Johann   
Hartenstein, Werner ("U 156")27-02-190808-03-1943more 
Harthan, Lorenz04-01-191307-01-1976more 
Hartig, August   
Hartig, Ernst   
Hartig, Ernst (Gren.Rgt. 154)   
Hartig, Johann   
Hartig, Karl   
Harting, Wilhelm   
Hartisch, Heinz   
Hartje, Wilhelm   
Hartl, Andreas   
Hartl, Ludwig27-10-191216-10-1943 
Hartl, Wilhelm   
Hartlieb, Fritz   
Hartling, Theodor17-09-191814-05-2008 
Hartmaier, Gottlob   
Hartmann, Adolf   
Hartmann, Albert   
Hartmann, Alfred   
Hartmann, Alfred   
Hartmann, Anton   
Hartmann, August   
Hartmann, Bernhard