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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
Jabben, Hans   
Jabelmann, Karl-Hermann (Infanterie-Regiment 65)14-11-191829-06-1942 
Jabs, Hans-Joachim14-11-191726-10-2003 
Jabs, Heinz   
Jachens, Heinz   
Jachode, Emil   
Jackisch, Alfred   
Jackson, August   
Jacob, Adolf   
Jacob, Claus Gustav Friedrich Louis30-06-1895 more 
Jacob, Eberhard18-01-191727-02-1982 
Jacob, Gerhard   
Jacob, Lothar   
Jacob, Otto   
Jacob, Otto (Lw-Fallschirmjäger-Regiment)   
Jacob, Walter   
Jacob, Werner   
Jacob, Werner   
Jacob, Wilhelm   
Jacobi von Wangelin, Hans-Joachim19-09-191418-08-1942more 
Jacobi, Alfred   
Jacobi, Erich   
Jacobi, Paul   
Jacobi, Siegfried   
Jacobs, Alfred   
Jacobs, Claus   
Jacobs, Emil   
Jacobs, Rudolf  more 
Jacobs, Wilhelm   
Jacobs, Willi   
Jacobsen, Kurt12-03-1912 more 
Jacobson, Botho   
Jacobson, Walter   
Jacobson, Werner   
Jacoby, Günther   
Jacoby, Josef01-09-1920 more 
Jacoby, Paul   
Jaeckel, Egbert16-10-191917-07-1943 
Jaeckel, Hans-Jürgen   
Jaedtke, Alfred31-12-191306-06-1992more 
Jaeger, Hans (Kampfgeschwader 1 'Hindenburg')19-06-191828-05-1942 
Jaeger, Karl-Heinz (Grenadier-Regiment 167)25-06-191420-12-1992more 
Jaeger, Krafft Wilhelm Werner (Wachbataillon 'GD')06-07-191913-03-2008more 
Jaeger, Werner (Minensuchboot 'M6')28-05-1917  
Jaehn, Arthur   
Jaek, Arnold   
Jaenecke, Erwin22-04-189003-07-1960more 
Jaenike, Günther   
Jaensch, Siegfried   
Jaeschke, Kurt   
Jaeschke, Rudolf   
Jagemann, Karl   
Jagusch, August   
Jagusch, Wilhelm   
Jahn, Alfred   
Jahn, Alfred   
Jahn, Curt   
Jahn, Franz   
Jahn, Hans   
Jahn, Hans   
Jahn, Karl   
Jahn, Karl   
Jahn, Leonhard (Pz-Pio.Btl.38)31-08-1917 more 
Jahn, Max   
Jahn, Walter   
Jahn, Willy   
Jahnert, Kurt   
Jahnke, Alfred   
Jahnke, Gustav   
Jahnke, Günter   
Jahnke, Herbert   
Jahnke, Kurt (WH-Fusilier-Regiment 27)   
Jahnke, Kurt (Wh-Infanterie-Regiment 364)   
Jahnke, Siegfried   
Jahnke, Walter   
Jahr, Arno03-12-189021-01-1943 
Jahre, Dr., Kurt   
Jaitner, Josef   
Jakel, Otto   
Jakisch, Dr., Hans   
Jakob, Alfred   
Jakob, Franz23-07-1913  
Jakob, Friedrich18-03-191009-09-1994 
Jakob, Georg27-03-191501-09-1991 
Jakob, Hans   
Jakob, Hans   
Jakob, Heinrich   
Jakob, Kurt   
Jakob, Kurt   
Jakob, Kurt (Lw-Aufklärungsgruppe)   
Jakobeit, Walter   
Jakobi, Alois   
Jakobi, Friedrich   
Jakobs, Alois   
Jakobs, Ferdinand   
Jakobs, Johannes   
Jakobs, Josef   
Jakoby, Franz (Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 138)   
Jakoby, Josef (Panzergrenadier-Regiment 73)   
Jakubowski, Willi   
Jamrosche, Hermann   
Jamrowski, Siegfried01-11-191703-09-2012more 
Janczik, Bruno   
Jander, Arthur14-11-190728-04-1972 
Jandt, Kurt   
Janello, Gotthard   
Janik, Guido   
Jank, Franz   
Jank, Hans   
Janke, Fritz (Pz.Rgt.11)13-01-1913 more 
Janke, Hans26-01-190310-05-1981 
Janke, Herbert   
Janke, Karl07-02-191222-12-1981 
Janke, Rudolf   
Janker, Johann   
Janoschka, Reinhold   
Jans, Adolf   
Jansa, Ernst18-10-189925-09-1974more 
Jansen, Franz   
Jansen, Fritz   
Jansen, Gerhard   
Jansen, Heinrich22-08-1910  
Jansen, Hubert   
Jansen, Josef   
Jansen, Rudolf   
Jansen, Wilhelm   
Jansing, Heinrich11-01-191513-12-1995 
Janson, August   
Janson, Erich   
Janssen, Ewald11-10-191300-00-1985 
Janssen, Fritz   
Janssen, Gerhard   
Janssen, Gustav-Adolf   
Janssen, Johann   
Janta-Lipinski, von, Franz25-06-1914  
Janums, Vilis07-01-189406-08-1981more 
Janus, Rufin   
Janz, Helmut   
Janz, Josef   
Janzen, Ernst-August   
Janzon, Erich   
Janzon, Wilhelm   
Jarosch, Alfred10-10-191530-08-2001more 
Jarosch, von Schweder, Walter   
Jaschik, Georg   
Jaschinski, Erich03-10-191401-08-1977 
Jaschinski, Hans   
Jaschke, Josef   
Jasper, Karl-Heinz   
Jass, Georg02-09-190906-01-1989 
Jastram, Jürgen01-02-191325-04-1986 
Jauer, Georg25-06-189605-08-1971more 
Jauer, Kurt   
Jauer, Wolfgang   
Jauernig, Friedrich   
Jauernik, Georg23-11-191508-02-1945 
Jauss, Hans-Robert12-12-192101-03-1997more 
Jauss, Karl   
Jebens, Claus-Peter   
Jebsen, Johann   
Jeckeln, Friedrich August02-02-189503-02-1946more 
Jeckstadt, Walter   
Jeckstadt-Borchert, Karl   
Jeckstat, Erich08-07-191911-10-1958more 
Jedermann, Otto24-10-191012-06-1996 
Jedermann, Paul   
Jedike, Udo   
Jeglinski, Albert   
Jeglinsky, Klaus   
Jegodka, Fritz   
Jegodtka, Walter (Pz.Rgt. 39)04-06-191611-12-1944 
Jelkmann, Karl   
Jena, Freiherr von, Carl-Friedrich01-10-1916 more 
Jena, von, Krafft-Harald   
Jenckel, Heinz   
Jendges, Hans   
Jendrzy, Johann   
Jenett, Rudolf   
Jenette, Fritz   
Jenisch, Roland24-10-189516-09-1977 
Jenisch, von, Martin   
Jenke, Heinz   
Jenne, Peter05-06-192002-03-1945 
Jennerjahn, Werner   
Jennes, Hubert   
Jennewein, Josef21-11-191926-07-1943 
Jenrich, Herbert   
Jensen, Ernst   
Jensen, Fredrik25-03-192131-07-2011more 
Jensen, Hans-August   
Jensen, Heinrich   
Jensen, Karl08-01-191514-07-1943more 
Jensen, Theodor   
Jensen-Schmidt, Christian (Infanterie-Regiment 26)   
Jenss, Erich   
Jenster, Jakob14-03-191710-03-2009more 
Jente, Heinz13-01-191909-10-1986 
Jentoch, Emil   
Jentsch, Woldemar17-04-191404-08-1942 
Jentzsch, Fritz   
Jentzsch, Hermann   
Jenz, Kurt   
Jepp, Siegfried   
Jeromin, Fritz   
Jeromin, Simon   
Jerz, Hans   
Jesacher, Josef   
Jesbera, Friedrich   
Jesch, Horst   
Jeschan, Fritz21-12-191620-11-1973 
Jesche, Martin   
Jescheck, Hans-Heinrich10-01-191527-09-2009 
Jeschke, Max   
Jeschky, Hellmut   
Jeske, Albert   
Jeske, Hans (Infanterie-Regiment 478)   
Jess, Emil   
Jessat, Günther   
Jesse, Fritz   
Jesse, Rudolf12-10-190802-04-1981 
Jessen, Hans   
Jessen, Hans-Georg   
Jessen, Harald   
Jesser, von, Curt04-11-189017-08-1950 
Jestrich, Johannes   
Jestrzemski, Erich   
Jetter, Karl   
Jetzl, Erwin   
Jeude, Karl   
Jezkowitz, Ernst   
Jilek, Franz25-05-191524-03-2011more 
Jira, Karl17-07-1916  
Jirkal, Eduard06-10-191931-03-1945more 
Jirowetz, Paul   
Joa, Ludwig   
Joachim, Georg26-10-1919 more 
Joachim, Gerhard   
Joanni, Karl   
Joas, Georg   
Job, Eduard   
Jobelius, Walter   
Jobes, Wilhelm   
Jobst, Harry   
Jobst, Xaver   
Jochem, Valentin   
Jochems, Hermann18-08-191419-12-1972 
Jochens, Werner13-03-190306-09-1989 
Jochim, Walter   
Jochims, Hermann-Gustav08-08-190928-04-1945more 
Jochimsen, Bruno   
Jochimsen, Otto   
Jochinke, Siegfried   
Jochmann, Josef   
Jochmann, Karl-Heinz   
Jodl, Ferdinand Alfred Friedrich28-11-189609-06-1956more 
Joecks, Martin02-11-190023-11-1989 
Joerchel, Wolfgang19-08-190700-05-1945 
Joerges, Ludwig   
Joest, Johann   
Jogmin, Gustav   
Johann, Franz   
Johann, Hermann   
Johannes, Bernhard08-01-192011-07-1944 
Johannes, Erich   
Johannesson, Rolf22-07-190006-12-1989 
Johanns, Dietrich   
Johanns, Günther16-04-190416-11-1990 
Johanns, Herbert   
Johannsen, Hans29-01-191305-03-1961 
Johannsen, Hans-Herbert   
Johannsen, Paul   
Johannsen, Wilhelm   
Johanssen, Karl-Ludwig15-05-192111-08-2009 
John, Dipl.-Ing., Friedrich-Wilhelm19-09-189504-08-1982 
John, Erhardt   
John, Ernst   
John, Friedrich-Wilhelm   
John, Fritz   
John, Gerhard   
John, Hans   
John, Hans (KM-Minensuch)31-03-1903 more 
John, Herbert   
John, Lothar   
John, Richard (Generalleutnant)21-06-189620-02-1965 
John, Rudolf   
John, Werner   
Johne, Max07-07-191902-04-1945 
Johnen, Wilhelm "Wim"09-10-192107-02-2002more 
Johns, Wilhelm (Kriegsmarine)   
Johr, Werner   
Johrden, Friedrich   
Jolitz, Günter13-08-192012-02-1944 
Jollasse, Erwin08-12-189214-03-1987more 
Jonas, Kurt17-06-1914  
Jonas, Walter   
Jonischkeit, Hubert20-03-191018-09-1994 
Joos, Friedrich   
Joos, Reinhold   
Joos, Stephan   
Joost, Fritz   
Joost, Heinrich   
Jooß, Ludwig01-10-191502-10-2002 
Jope, Bernhard10-05-191431-07-1995 
Jordan, Alfred   
Jordan, Gerhard   
Jordan, Günther07-03-1892 more 
Jordan, Hans (WH-General der Infanterie)27-12-189220-04-1975more 
Jordan, Herbert20-07-191317-03-1945more 
Jordan, Hugo   
Jordan, Kurt   
Jordan, Paul   
Jordan, Rolf   
Jordan, von, Hans-Jürgen   
Jordan, Walter   
Jordan, Walter   
Jorek, Günther   
Jorek, Herbert   
Jorzik, Heinz   
Josel, Franz20-08-1921  
Josephi, Walter   
Jost, Friedrich   
Jost, Friedrich (Lw-Zerstörergeschwader)   
Jost, Heinrich   
Jost, Helmut   
Jost, Kurt   
Jost, Walter   
Josten, Günther07-11-192107-07-2004 
Joswig, Wilhelm02-02-191207-07-1989more 
Jubel, Werner   
Juchem, Hans04-06-191713-08-1943more 
Juchem, Wilhelm   
Juchheim, Wilhelm   
Juckel, Richard   
Jucknies, Bruno   
Juditzki, Georg24-10-191901-07-2007 
Juedtz, Ernst   
Juergens, Rolf15-06-191611-01-2013 
Juhr, Kurt   
Juhre, Erich   
Juhrich, Reinhold   
July, Erwin   
Junck, Stephan   
Jundel, Günther   
Jung, Alois   
Jung, Eduard   
Jung, Erich   
Jung, Erich (Nachtjagdgeschwader 2)14-06-192216-04-2016 
Jung, Erwin   
Jung, Eugen   
Jung, Friedrich   
Jung, Fritz   
Jung, Hans   
Jung, Hans-Ulrich   
Jung, Heinrich (21. Unterseebootsjagdflottille)13-02-1902  
Jung, Heinrich (Lw-Jagdgeschwader)15-08-191230-07-1943 
Jung, Hermann   
Jung, Karl-Georg   
Jung, Philipp   
Jung, Rudolf   
Jung, Rudolf   
Jung, Rudolf (Lw-Sturzkampfgeschwader)   
Jung, Siegfried   
Jung, Waldemar30-07-191108-05-2011 
Jung, Wenzel   
Jung, Wilhelm   
Jung, Wilhelm   
Jung, Wilhelm   
Jung, Wilhelm (Kriegsberichter)09-10-1912 more 
Jung, Wilhelm (Lw-Aufklärungsgruppe)   
Jung, Willi   
Jung, Willi (Lw-Schlachtgeschwader)13-12-1919  
Jungbauer, Rudolf (Fallschirmjäger-Regiment)   
Jungbluth, Albert   
Jungbluth, Hans   
Jungclaussen, Heinz07-03-191926-12-1944 
Junge, Kurt   
Junge, Max   
Junge, Richard   
Junge, Wolf05-01-1903  
Junger, Otto   
Junger, Paul   
Jungermann, Heinrich   
Jungfer, Josef14-10-1919  
Jungfer, Rudolf   
Junggebauer, Paul (10. Schnellbootsflottille)   
Junghans, Kurt   
Junghans, Siegfried   
Jungjohann, Karl-August   
Jungklaus, Siegfried18-11-191422-04-1943more 
Jungnickel, Edgar23-02-191407-04-1992 
Jungnickel, Helmut   
Jungnickel, Herbert   
Jungwirt, Emil   
Jungwirt, Hans05-05-191423-11-1977more 
Junker, Albert   
Junker, Otto   
Junkermann, Eberhard07-09-1919 more 
Junkert, Gerhard   
Junkert, Wilhelm (Grenadier-Regiment 35)13-04-191100-00-2001more 
Juppin, Walter   
Jurack, Robert   
Jurdzik, Ernst   
Just, Heinrich   
Just, Heinz   
Just, Herbert   
Just, Paul   
Just, Paul   
Just, Rudolf   
Jührend, Richard   
Jüppner, Joachim   
Jürgens, Adolf   
Jürgens, Alfred   
Jürgens, Gerhard   
Jürgens, Heinrich   
Jürgens, Heinz   
Jürgens, Heinz21-03-191707-07-2008more 
Jürgens, Helmut13-09-1919  
Jürgens, Ludwig   
Jürgens, Sergius   
Jürgensen, Arnold Bernhard17-05-191023-12-1944more 
Jürgensen, Hans   
Jürgensen, Thomas   
Jürgensmeyer, Hans-Günter   
Jürs, Ralf07-05-191923-10-1972 
Jürss, Karl   
Jürß, Paul   
Jüssen, Willi   
Jüttner, Arthur18-08-190801-12-2003more 
Jüttner, Hans-Joachim   
Jüttner, Klaus   
Jäck, Werner   
Jäckel, Alex   
Jäckel, Karl20-12-191307-12-1984more 
Jäckel, Otto   
Jäckle, August   
Jäger, Franz (Jäger-Regiment 25)   
Jäger, Franz (Radfahr-Schwadron 215)   
Jäger, Fritz (Kampfgeschwader 55)   
Jäger, Gotthard (KG 4 'General Wever') 31-08-1943 
Jäger, Herbert (Grenadier-Regiment 513)   
Jäger, Horst (Panzergrenadier-Regiment 5)   
Jäger, Robert (Panzer-Füsilier-Regiment "GD")   
Jäger, Walter (Marineeinsatzkommando 60)   
Jähnchen, Hans   
Jähne, Joachim   
Jähne, Martin   
Jähner, Erich   
Jähnert, Erhard (Sturzkampfgeschwader 3)17-08-191723-07-2006more 
Jähnig, Erhart 05-12-1942 
Jäkel, Adolf11-02-190017-03-1945 
Jäkel, Hans12-12-1924  
Jäkel, Karl-Heinz   
Jänchen, Walter   
Jänichen, Helmut   
Jänichen, Martin24-09-1912 more 
Jänicke, Richard   
Jänsch, Otto   
Jäschke, Georg   
Jäschke, Hans-Joachim18-07-192121-07-1944 
Jäschke, Paul   
Jätzosch, Gerhard   
Jödicke, Joachim03-08-191331-01-1968 
Jöns, Hans   
Jöres, Walter (Grenadier-Regiment 1)04-08-1911  
Jörg, Arthur   
Jörgens, Hans   
Jörges, Kurt   
Jörn, Otto   
Jöst, Adolf