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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
Laabs, Herbert   
Laabs, Herbert (WH-Infanterie-Regiment 478)18-11-190500-07-1944 
Laaff, Eduard   
Laag, Heinrich   
Laass, Albert   
Laatikainen, Taavetti27-07-188615-04-1954more 
Laatz, Otto   
Laaß, Peter   
Labahn, Karl   
Labeda, Albert02-01-192207-11-2009 
Labenski, Helmut30-09-191222-03-1976 
Laber, Günter (Panzergrenadier-Regiment 125)11-07-191711-06-2013 
Laborenz, Heinz   
Labrenz, Erich06-12-190300-07-1949 
Labrenz, Erwin   
Labusch, Paul   
Lachmann, Hans   
Lachner, Adolf08-03-1921  
Lachner, Alfred   
Lachner, von, Horst   
Lade, Werner   
Ladeburg, Albert   
Ladicke, Hans-Joachim   
Ladwig, Conrad   
Laegeler, Hellmuth22-01-190213-07-1972 
Laepple, Bernhard   
Lafrenz, Claus   
Lage, Hans   
Lagmöller, Hermann (Grenadier-Regiment 287)   
Lagoda, Max23-01-192001-04-2016more 
Lagois, Ehrenfried23-05-191515-04-1944 
Lahl, Werner   
Lahmann, Walter   
Lahme, Dr., Walter   
Lahousen, Edler von Vivremont, Erwin   
Lahr, von der, Karl   
Lahrmann, Willi   
Laibe, Egon   
Laible, Adolf   
Laicher, Fritz   
Laier, Gustav03-12-191526-02-1979 
Lakenmacher, Helmut   
Lallensack, Rudolf   
Lambach, Helmut (Grenadier-Regiment 88)14-01-191829-06-2000more 
Lambach, Josef   
Lambert, August (Schlachtgeschwader 2 "Immelmann")18-02-191617-04-1945more 
Lambert, Kurt   
Lambrecht, Arnold   
Lambrichs, Peter   
Lamby, Hermann30-12-191318-05-1998 
Lamche, Erich   
Lamers, Hermann   
Lamey, Hubert30-10-189607-04-1981more 
Lammel, Josef   
Lammerding, Heinz Bernard27-08-190513-01-1971more 
Lammers, Bernhard   
Lammers, Karl26-10-1919  
Lammers, Paul   
Lamp, Eduard   
Lampe, Friedrich-Wilhelm   
Lampe, Georg   
Lampe, Heinz   
Lampe, Hermann11-01-189120-04-1982 
Lampe, Theodor19-10-1913  
Lampersdörfer, Eduard   
Lampmann, Rolf11-08-1918 more 
Lamprecht, Hans-Georg   
Lamprecht, Karl   
Land, Alfred   
Landau, Christian13-10-189710-12-1952more 
Landau, Wilhelm   
Landenhammer, Alois   
Landerer, Dr., Werner   
Landerer, Eugen31-01-1914  
Landerer, Ludwig   
Landes, Kurt   
Landfried, Karl   
Landolt, Klemens   
Landsmann, Alois07-06-191528-11-1944 
Landsmann, Herbert   
Landsmann, Paul   
Landtreter, Josef   
Landwehr, Helmich   
Lanfer, Matthias   
Lang, Alfons   
Lang, Emil14-01-190903-09-1944more 
Lang, Erich   
Lang, Ernst   
Lang, Eugen   
Lang, Franz Maximilian16-03-1914  
Lang, Friedrich   
Lang, Friedrich (Aufklärungs-Abteilung)   
Lang, Friedrich (LW-Flieger)12-01-191529-12-2003more 
Lang, Georg   
Lang, Georg (Aufklärungsgruppe 12)27-12-191215-03-1960 
Lang, Heinz   
Lang, Helmut   
Lang, Hermann (Wh-Aufklärungs-Abteilung)23-12-191518-09-1990more 
Lang, Joachim-Friedrich "Fritz"14-09-189916-04-1945 
Lang, Johannes   
Lang, Josef   
Lang, Josef   
Lang, Karl   
Lang, Matthäus "Mathias"14-03-192018-04-1945 
Lang, Richard   
Lang, Rudolf   
Lang, Viktor12-12-189219-02-1972 
Lang, Walter   
Lang, Walter   
Lang, Walter   
Lang, Willi   
Lang, x   
Langanka, Richard 00-00-1993 
Langanke, Walter   
Langbehn, Joachim08-11-191025-11-1942 
Langbein, Erich   
Lange, Albert   
Lange, Arthur   
Lange, August28-02-1909 more 
Lange, August   
Lange, Bruno   
Lange, Bruno (Luftwaffe)  more 
Lange, Bruno (SS-Polizei)   
Lange, Dr., Rudolf   
Lange, Dr., Walter14-07-189830-10-1982more 
Lange, Dr., Werner   
Lange, Eberhard   
Lange, Emil   
Lange, Erwin19-03-191318-05-1945 
Lange, Erwin   
Lange, Ewald   
Lange, Fritz   
Lange, Gerhard   
Lange, Gerhard (Panzer-Regiment 35)14-07-191610-04-1996more 
Lange, Hans   
Lange, Hans   
Lange, Hans   
Lange, Hans-Günther28-09-191603-04-2014more 
Lange, Heinz (LW-Flieger)02-10-191726-02-2006 
Lange, Heinz-Joachim   
Lange, Helmut   
Lange, Herbert   
Lange, Herbert   
Lange, Karl   
Lange, Karl-Heinz10-02-191825-08-1944 
Lange, Karl-Heinz   
Lange, Karl-Heinz   
Lange, Kurt12-08-190300-00-1995 
Lange, Kurt   
Lange, Paul   
Lange, Paul   
Lange, Richard   
Lange, Werner31-10-1917  
Lange, Werner (Kommandierender Admiral Ägäis)18-07-189319-11-1965more 
Lange, Willy   
Langel, Dietrich   
Langemeyer, Carl06-08-190725-07-1982 
Langen, Johann   
Langen, Peter   
Langenbeck, Otto   
Langenberg, Karl   
Langendorf, Georg28-07-192028-01-1999more 
Langenfeld, Alfred   
Langenfeld, Paul   
Langenn-Steinkeller, von, Ernst-Hasse07-12-191605-09-2004 
Langenstrass, Ernst-Friedrich16-01-191422-09-2010 
Langer, Alfred   
Langer, Claus   
Langer, Erich   
Langer, Franz   
Langer, Gerhard   
Langer, Gerhard   
Langer, Gerhard   
Langer, Gottfried   
Langer, Heinrich   
Langer, Johannes   
Langer, Karl   
Langer, Karl-Heinz (Jagdgeschwader 3)19-04-191406-05-1955 
Langer, Klaus   
Langer, Lothar   
Langer, Paul   
Langer, Siegfried   
Langer, Willibald   
Langerfeldt, Konrad Otto Friedrich31-01-1914  
Langesee, Hans04-04-190809-02-1973 
Langesee, Karl18-09-191004-03-1989more 
Langewiesche, Fritz   
Langguth, Gerhard 00-00-2008more 
Langhammer, Anton   
Langhart, Theodor21-09-191922-12-1942 
Langheld, Georg03-02-1905  
Langheld, Heinrich   
Langkamp, Josef   
Langkeit, Willy02-06-190727-10-1969more 
Langkopf, Paul07-07-191506-11-1961 
Langmaier, Matthias30-03-191031-01-1972more 
Langmann, Heinz Eugen Friedrich27-08-190501-08-1979more 
Langoth, Rudolf   
Lankenau, Franz   
Lankenbeck, Herbert   
Lannewers, Gottfried  more 
Lantermann, Georg   
Lanzen, Heinrich   
Lanzinger, Otto   
Lanzinner, Max   
Laps, Conrad   
Laqua, Karl   
Laquai, Toni   
Larbig, Friedrich  more 
Larbig, Heinz01-07-1914 more 
Larisch, Hasso   
Larisch, von, Heribert18-07-189416-05-1972more 
Larsen, Rudolf02-05-192119-04-1998 
Lasalle von Louisenthal, Freiherr de, Max   
Lasch, Karl02-05-1897 more 
Laschinsky, Ulrich   
Laschober, Hans   
Laske, Karl   
Laskowski, Erwin27-05-191413-10-1983 
Lass, Hans03-09-1917  
Lassen, Ernst-August   
Lassig, Günther   
Lassig, Heinz   
Laszakovits, Franz24-05-191905-08-1944 
Latein, Erich   
Latka, Rudolf   
Latsch, Walter   
Latsch, Werner   
Lattka, Engelbert   
Lattmann, Hans   
Lattorff, von, Claus-Just   
Latz, Albert-Rudolf04-06-189606-11-1943more 
Latz, Hartmut   
Latza, Artur   
Latza, Kurt   
Lau, Fritz23-09-191101-01-2003 
Lau, Heinrich15-09-191114-09-1956 
Lau, Karlheinz   
Lau, Kurt12-04-191630-04-1993more 
Lau, Lothar30-01-191304-09-1981 
Laubach, Peter   
Laube, Fritz   
Laube, Heinz   
Laube, Kurt   
Laubisch, Heinz   
Laubner, Gotthard07-09-1922  
Laubrich, Joachim   
Laubscheer, Heinz   
Laubscher, Walter   
Lauchert, von, Meinrad29-08-190504-12-1987more 
Lauchstädt, Edmund12-04-1924  
Laucht, Walter   
Laudenbach, Otto25-02-191302-02-1944 
Laudien, Gustav-Adolf   
Laue, Georg   
Lauenstein, Hermann   
Lauer, Erich   
Lauer, Hans   
Lauer, Willi   
Lauermann, Erich Alfred02-05-191531-12-1945 
Laufs, Hermann   
Laufs, Peter   
Laug, Fritz   
Lauk, Kurt   
Laun, Otto   
Launer, Hugo   
Launer, Kurt19-09-190605-02-1990 
Laupenmühlen, Oskar26-02-190623-09-2000more 
Laurinat, Franz   
Laus, Josef   
Lausch, Alfred   
Lausch, Bernhard   
Lauser, Eduard   
Lautenbach, Erich   
Lautenbacher, Fritz   
Lautenschlager, Anselm10-03-188818-03-1958 
Lautenschläger, Gerhard   
Lautenschläger, Horst   
Lauter, Dethardt   
Lauterbach, Heinz   
Lauterbach, Josef   
Lauterbach, Kurt   
Lauterbach, Rudolf   
Lauterbach, Wilhelm   
Lauterbach-Emden, Hans-Jürgen20-05-1919  
Lautwein, Jakob   
Lautz, Friedrich16-12-191025-05-2001more 
Lautz, Rudolf   
Laux, Adam   
Lauxmann, Kurt   
Lauzemis, Albert   
Lawall, Dr. jur., Erich28-06-189917-09-1973more 
Lawatsch, Friedrich   
Lawerentz, Karl   
Lawicka, Gerhard   
Lawrenz, Hugo   
Lawrenz, Johannes11-12-191512-11-2009 
Layer, Wilhelm   
Layh, Karl   
Lazarzik, Herbert   
Laßka, Gustav18-09-189802-12-1992 
Le Claire, Erich   
Le Mang, Hermann   
Le Suire, von, Karl Hans Maximilian08-11-189818-06-1954more 
Le Tanneux von Saint Paul, Dietrich00-00-191111-10-2000 
Le Tanneux von Saint Paul, Guy-Bernhard15-12-191602-02-1943 
Le Tanneux von Saint Paul, Harry24-11-191419-08-1942 
Lebek, Franz  more 
Lebek, Richard11-01-1920  
Leben, Fritz   
Leben, Fritz   
Leben, Wilhelm   
Leber, Heinz14-05-192001-06-1943 
Lebkücher, Andreas   
Lech, Erwin   
Lechelmayr, Oskar   
Lechens, Wilhelm   
Lechner, Adolf   
Lechner, Alois01-10-191123-02-1944 
Lechner, Friedrich09-02-190410-04-1945more 
Lechner, Hugo   
Lechtenberg, Josef   
Lechtenberg, Josef   
Lechtenbörger, Dipl.Ing., Willi02-02-191427-08-1943 
Leckschat, Helmut   
Leddin, Albert   
Leddin, Martin   
Ledebrink, Karl-Heinz   
Ledebur, Freiherr von, Hans-Jürgen27-07-190301-06-1983 
Ledebur, Graf, Franz   
Leder, Hubertus   
Lederer, Joachim02-07-191428-06-1977 
Lederer, Johann20-07-191813-04-1945 
Lederer, Willibald   
Leeden, van der, Horst-Georg   
Leegel, Otto   
Leesmann, Karl-Heinz03-05-191525-07-1943more 
Leesten, Erwin   
Legal, Hans   
Legat, Karl   
Legath, Hermann   
Leger, Albrecht   
Leggewie, Heinz   
Lehm, Walter   
Lehmann, Albert   
Lehmann, Curt12-07-1898 more 
Lehmann, Emil   
Lehmann, Erhard   
Lehmann, Erich   
Lehmann, Erwin   
Lehmann, Franz   
Lehmann, Franz (KM-Uboot)30-03-1914  
Lehmann, Fritz   
Lehmann, Günter   
Lehmann, Günther   
Lehmann, Hans   
Lehmann, Hans   
Lehmann, Hans (KM 'U-997')24-09-191525-11-1981more 
Lehmann, Hans Georg   
Lehmann, Hans-Georg27-11-191520-10-1944 
Lehmann, Hans-Joachim   
Lehmann, Heinz   
Lehmann, Heinz   
Lehmann, Heinz   
Lehmann, Helmut   
Lehmann, Joachim   
Lehmann, Johannes   
Lehmann, Karl-Heinz   
Lehmann, Klaus   
Lehmann, Kurt (Kampfgeschwader 53 "Legion Condor")25-11-191625-06-1981 
Lehmann, Ludwig   
Lehmann, Otto   
Lehmann, Paul (Flak-Regiment 24)19-08-191202-06-1982 
Lehmann, Paul-Hugo11-10-188608-04-1972 
Lehmann, Rudolf   
Lehmann, Rudolf (Waffen-SS)30-01-191417-09-1983 
Lehmann, Siegfried   
Lehmann, Siegfried   
Lehmann, Waldemar29-04-191307-06-1997more 
Lehmann, Walter   
Lehmann, Werner   
Lehmberg, Werner   
Lehmeier, Josef   
Lehmeier, Josef   
Lehmkühler, Friedrich   
Lehmkämper, Wilhelm   
Lehnart, Fritz   
Lehne, Hermann   
Lehneke, Walter26-07-1902 more 
Lehner, Alfred   
Lehner, Franz14-02-191825-08-2000 
Lehner, Hubert   
Lehner, Josef   
Lehner, Leopold   
Lehner, Martin 19-03-1944more 
Lehnert, Ernst   
Lehnert, Georg   
Lehnert, Helmut   
Lehnert, Otto   
Lehnert, Willy09-03-191610-07-1975 
Lehnhoff, Erich16-09-1909  
Lehnhoff, Ernst-Günter06-04-191422-09-1980 
Lehr, Reinhard   
Lehrig, Herbert02-12-191514-07-1991more 
Lehrling, Hans   
Lehrner, Richard   
Lehsten, von, Joachim   
Lehweß-Litzmann, Walter05-06-190716-09-1986 
Leibl, Richard   
Leibnitz, Gerhard16-08-191926-09-1945 
Leibold, Alfons   
Leibrandt, Wilhelm   
Leicht, August   
Leicht, Helmut02-11-191626-06-1944 
Leidenbach, Ludwig   
Leidl, Georg   
Leidl, Paul   
Leidreiter, Hans-Martin14-09-192006-04-2007more 
Leie, Erich10-09-191607-03-1945 
Leier, Herbert   
Leifheit, Walter   
Leigh, Hermann26-11-191129-01-1945 
Leikam, Friedrich17-01-1913  
Leimer, Wilhelm   
Leinemann, Heinrich12-05-1915 more 
Leinenbach, Herbert   
Leinert, Rudolf   
Leingärtner, Ludwig22-12-191911-04-1944 
Leinhos, Heinrich   
Leipold, Eduard   
Leipold, Hermann   
Leipzig, von, Konrad   
Leise, Wilhelm   
Leisser, Anton   
Leist, Siegfried   
Leiste, Hermann   
Leister, Hermann   
Leisterer, Fritz   
Leistner, Armin02-05-190404-12-1981 
Leistner, von, Hellmut   
Leistner, Walter   
Leiter, Bernhard   
Leitermann, Karl   
Leitl, Alfred14-01-191516-03-1998more 
Leitner, Georg   
Leitner, Josef   
Leitner, Josef  more 
Leitner, Otto   
Leitner, Roman   
Leja, Karl-Heinz   
Lekschat, Arthur  more 
Leliveldt, Friedrich   
Lell, Dr., Otto   
Lell, Rudolf   
Lembke, Armin10-03-191313-02-1991 
Lembke, Heinrich   
Lembke, Wilhelm-Max (Stu.Gesch.Abt. 203)13-04-191504-09-1944 
Lemcke, Gerhard23-01-191319-05-2004more 
Lemelsen, Joachim Hermann August26-09-188830-03-1954more 
Lemkau, Ernst   
Lemke, Fritz16-07-191624-10-1944 
Lemke, Gerhard   
Lemke, Herbert   
Lemke, Konrad   
Lemke, Kurt   
Lemke, Kurt   
Lemke, Max07-04-189529-05-1985more 
Lemke, Siegfried07-04-192118-12-1995 
Lemke, Willy   
Lemm, Heinz-Georg "Hein Lemm"01-06-191917-11-1994more 
Lemm, Willi   
Lemmen, Werner   
Lemp, Hermann20-07-191409-11-1943 
Lemp, Paul   
Lempp, Otto17-08-191811-08-1944 
Lemser, Hugo   
Lenberger, Otto (Panzergrenadier-Regiment 126)10-03-1915  
Lendeckel, Herbert   
Lender, Philipp10-03-191322-04-1945more 
Lendzian, Heinrich   
Lenert, Johannes   
Leniger, Hermann   
Lenk, Dr., Rolf   
Lenke, Alfred   
Lenkeit, Horst25-05-191930-04-1945 
Lenkeit, Karl Heinz   
Lenkowski, Karl   
Lennarz, Josef   
Lenné, Ernst19-04-190706-11-1944 
Lensch, Otto   
Lensing, Eduard   
Lenski, von, Arno Ernst Max20-07-189304-10-1986 
Lent, Helmuth13-06-191807-10-1944more 
Lentes, Peter   
Lentz, Dietrich   
Lenz, Alois   
Lenz, Artur   
Lenz, Bruno   
Lenz, Emil   
Lenz, Erich