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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
Maack, Helmut   
Maack, Peter   
Maag, Roland   
Maak, Gerhard   
Maar, Richard04-10-191729-04-1945more 
Maas, Fritz   
Maas, Hans-Georg   
Maas, Karl   
Maas, Leonhard   
Maaser, Herbert15-11-1910  
Maass, Alois   
Maass, Friedhelm (Sturzkampfgeschwader 77)   
Maass, Hans   
Maass, Wilhelm (IR 471)   
Maass, Willi   
Maass, Willi (Luftwaffen-Felddivision 6)   
Machajczyk, Heinrich   
Machek, Ludwig04-01-192103-09-1995 
Machens, Bruno   
Macher, Heinz31-12-191921-12-2001more 
Macher, Robert18-11-190222-10-1949 
Machhaus, Albert   
Macholz, Siegfried20-09-189025-05-1975more 
Macht, Dr., Hans-Georg   
Macht, Günter   
Maciejczyk, Herbert   
Maciejewski, Johannes01-09-1902  
Mack, Erwin   
Mack, Georg   
Mack, Hans   
Mack, Josef   
Mack, Stanislaus   
Mackel, Emil   
Mackensen, von, Klaus   
Mackert, Bertold   
Maclot, Willi   
Maczollek, Karl   
Maddei, Wilhelm   
Mader, Anton07-01-191319-02-1984 
Mader, Anton-Josef03-03-191902-02-1945 
Mader, Franz28-01-191224-10-1988 
Mader, Hans17-04-191503-07-1944 
Mader, Karl   
Mader, Max   
Mader, Otto   
Mader, Otto (Panzer-Artillerie-Regiment 27)17-12-192021-12-1943 
Maeder, Gerhard   
Maeker, Rudolph   
Maempel, Rolf ( Panzergrenadier-Regiment 125)23-05-189515-02-1955 
Maetze, Erich   
Maetzel, Heinz02-07-191508-01-1977 
Maeßen, Hans   
Magarin, Werner   
Magawly, Christoph18-04-191408-02-1986 
Magdorf, Oswald   
Mager, Albert   
Mager, Rolf01-12-191701-01-1945more 
Maget, Josef   
Magg, Alois24-12-191422-10-2001more 
Magnus, Hans-Joachim   
Magnussen, Horst   
Magold, Hanns16-11-191815-09-1944 
Magura, Gregor   
Mahl, Sepp   
Mahler, Adolf31-12-189527-01-1991 
Mahler, Fritz   
Mahlerwein, Fritz   
Mahlke, Helmut27-08-191326-12-1998more 
Mahlmann, Bruno   
Mahlmann, Paul10-12-189219-03-1963more 
Mahlow, Hans-Joachim   
Mahn, Friedrich-Karl21-11-191517-05-1981 
Mahn, Gerhard19-02-1913 more 
Mahn, Gerhardt   
Mahncke, Alfred18-03-188812-01-1979more 
Mahnke, Helmut   
Mahnke, Willi19-10-1919 more 
Mahnken, Georg   
Mahr, Kurt   
Mahr, Walter   
Mahrholz, Hans-Gert10-10-191813-02-2012 
Mahringer, Felix   
Mahrle, Sebastian24-02-1902  
Mai, Hans   
Mai, Lothar   
Maier, Alfred  more 
Maier, Anton   
Maier, August12-09-191410-02-1991 
Maier, Ernst   
Maier, Ernst   
Maier, Eugen   
Maier, Fridolin   
Maier, Friedrich   
Maier, Georg   
Maier, Georg   
Maier, Georg (Hochgebirgs-Jäger)   
Maier, Hans   
Maier, Johann   
Maier, Johann   
Maier, Josef (Artillerie-Regiment 7)   
Maier, Josef (Jäger-Regiment 56)   
Maier, Josef (SS-T. Infanterie-Regiment 1)19-10-191430-09-1980 
Maier, Kurt   
Maier, Kurt21-01-191111-02-1952more 
Maier, Max   
Maier, Otto   
Maier, Otto (Luftwaffe)   
Maier, Rudollf   
Maier, Walter   
Maierhofer, Franz21-12-189722-08-1943 
Maifarth, Erwin   
Maile, Adolf Gustav   
Mailänder, Ernst   
Mailänder, Eugen   
Mainz, Horst  more 
Mainzer, Hans   
Maisel, Konrad   
Maisenbacher, Eugen20-11-191419-08-1990more 
Maiwald, Engelbert   
Maiwald, Gustav   
Maiwald, Herbert   
Maiwald, Kurt   
Maiweg, Harald   
Majer, Werner   
Majert, Walter   
Majewski, Hans   
Majewski, von, Walter   
Majewski, Wilhelm   
Makus, Erich21-04-1916  
Malapert, Freiherr von, Robert-Georg07-08-191221-05-1942more 
Malchow, Heinrich   
Malchow, Walter   
Maldinger, Heinz21-06-192100-00-2005 
Maletzki, Gerhard   
Malida, Willi   
Malkomes, Hans15-11-191321-03-1945more 
Malks, Hans-Joachim   
Mallison, Dr., Robert24-05-1913  
Mallmann, Luitwin30-09-191408-02-1990 
Mallo, Hermann12-02-191122-03-1945 
Mally, Gerhard   
Malm, Franz   
Malotka, Wolfgang   
Malotki, von, Wolfgang00-00-192100-00-2002 
Malsch, Reinhold   
Malsy, Hermann   
Malter, Alfons00-00-1902  
Maltrovsky, Martin08-03-1920 more 
Maltry, Robert (Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 98)08-11-1911 more 
Maltzahn, Freiherr von, Bernd-Joachim09-02-190327-12-1964more 
Maltzahn, Freiherr von, Falk-Eberhard09-06-192006-08-1994 
Maltzahn, Freiherr von, Günther20-10-191024-06-1953more 
Maltzahn, Freiherr von, Hans-Axel   
Maltzahn, Freiherr von, Hans-Jasper   
Maluck, Gerhard21-03-1914  
Maly, Robert   
Malz, Karl   
Malzahn, Erich   
Malzan, Friedrich   
Malzburg, Ewald   
Mamsch, Kurt   
Mandelsloh, von, Karl-Heinz20-03-189922-09-1943 
Mandl, Dieter   
Mandl, Ernst   
Mandt, Christian   
Mang, Ernst   
Mangel, Heinrich   
Mangels, Gerd   
Mangelsdorf, Harald   
Mangold, Anton  more 
Mangold, Ernst   
Mangold, Ernst   
Mangold, Horst   
Mangold, Oskar   
Mania, Wladislaus   
Manitz, Hans-Horst12-03-190618-08-1989 
Manke, Günter   
Manke, Rolf   
Manko, Hans   
Mankowsky, Josef   
Mann, Adolf   
Mann, Dr., Alexander   
Mann, Ernst   
Mann, Friedrich   
Mann, Friedrich-Karl   
Mann, Georg   
Mann, Martin09-11-190521-06-1973 
Mann, Wilhelm   
Manndel, Gerhard   
Manndorff, Freiherr, von und zu, Rudolf17-05-191401-06-1944 
Mannert, Otto   
Mannesmann, Gert Fritjof14-10-191008-04-1945 
Mannschatz, Diethelm   
Manseck, Helmut   
Manshausen, Wilhelm   
Mansholt, Jan   
Manske, Ernst  more 
Mansshardt, Friedrich   
Mantel, Ernst-Siegmund   
Mantel, Gerhard02-08-191413-07-2010 
Mantell, Hermann   
Manteuffel, von, Günther   
Mantey, Willy   
Manthey, Heinz   
Mantwitz, Walter17-02-1917 more 
Mantzel, Karl-Heinz   
Manz, Heinrich   
Manz, Ludwig   
Manz, Walter   
Manz, Wilhelm   
Manzer, Hans   
Manzke, Herbert   
Manzke, Siegfried   
Manzke, Willi   
Marahrens, Johannes   
Marb, Albert   
Marbach, Paul15-12-189414-12-1987 
Marbach, Walter   
Marcard, Hans   
March, Paul   
Marci, Werner   
Marcinkowski, Bruno   
Marcks, Werner17-07-189628-07-1967more 
Marcus, Joachim   
Marek, Franz   
Marek, Karl   
Marggraf, Rudolf   
Marguth, Karl   
Marheineke, Bernhard   
Marhoun, Fritz   
Marien, Johannes   
Marienfeld, Werner (Walter?)10-08-190423-10-1944 
Marignoni, Hartmut   
Maringgele, Hermann29-11-191121-07-2000 
Mark, Helmut   
Marke, Josef   
Markert, Anton08-04-1909  
Markert, Arthur09-09-190400-12-1993 
Markgraf, Hans   
Markhart, Anton   
Markl, Georg   
Markowsky, Achilles   
Markowsky, Joachim02-05-1913 more 
Marks, Hans   
Marks, Wilhelm   
Markstein, Heinrich   
Markwardt, Waldemar   
Markwirth, Günther   
Markworth, Walter02-05-191213-05-1983 
Marl, Peter30-12-1919  
Marogna-Redwitz, Graf von, Rudolf23-10-191409-07-1942 
Marotzke, Horst   
Marpert, Johannes   
Marquardt, Erich   
Marquardt, Ferdinand   
Marquardt, Friedrich   
Marquardt, Heinz29-12-192219-12-2003more 
Marquardt, Hugo19-04-1916  
Marquardt, Josef   
Marquardt, Karl   
Marquardt, Otto   
Marquardt, Robert   
Marquardt, Walter   
Marquart, Ernst   
Marquart, Rolf09-07-1914  
Marreck, Günther22-07-191423-12-2002more 
Marschall, Karl   
Marschall, Wilhelm30-09-188620-03-1976more 
Marschewski, Walter   
Marschhausen, Horst   
Marschner, Martin Richard27-10-189722-08-1942 
Marscholik, Siegfried   
Marseille, Hans-Joachim "Jochen"13-12-191930-09-1942more 
Marsiske, Heinrich   
Marstaller, Hans   
Martens, Alfred21-10-191020-08-1944 
Martens, Egbert22-05-189726-01-1964more 
Martens, Hans   
Martens, Konrad   
Marticke, Heinz   
Martin D'Orsola, de, Eduard   
Martin, Alfred   
Martin, Clemens   
Martin, Erich   
Martin, Ernst   
Martin, Ernst (Lw-Kampfgeschwader)   
Martin, Franz   
Martin, Gustav   
Martin, Hans   
Martin, Heinrich   
Martin, Herbert   
Martin, Herbert   
Martin, Josef   
Martin, Jörg   
Martin, Renatus   
Martin, Richard   
Martin, Walter   
Martin, Werner   
Martin, Wolfgang11-09-191613-05-1944more 
Martinek, Erwin   
Martinek, Robert02-02-188928-06-1944more 
Martinovsky, Karl   
Martl, Friedrich   
Maruhn, Ernst   
Marwede, Friedrich   
Marx, Albert   
Marx, Felix   
Marx, Gottlieb   
Marx, Gustav   
Marx, Herbert   
Marx, Johann   
Marx, Josef   
Marx, Karl   
Marx, Karl-Joachim   
Marx, Konrad   
Marzischewski, Horst   
Marzluf, Xaver03-07-191003-06-1944more 
Masarié, Arzelino10-10-191209-08-1944 
Mascher, Rudolf   
Maschke, Siegfried   
Masius, Friedrich-Karl   
Masius, Wilhelm21-11-1906  
Maskus, Martin   
Maslow, Paul   
Maslowski, Erich   
Massalsky, Horst Rudolph Eduard29-03-192000-00-2001more 
Massar, Lothar   
Massell, Paul30-05-190902-02-1945more 
Massloch, Fritz   
Masson, Willi   
Mater, Georg   
Matern, Alfred15-12-191026-02-1946more 
Matern, Alfred (WH-Art.Rgt. 187)00-00-1912  
Matern, Gerhard   
Matern, Kurt15-05-190301-12-1943 
Materna, Friedrich21-06-188511-11-1946 
Materne, Max-Theodor   
Matha, Franz   
Matheis, Günter   
Matheis, Rudolf   
Matheisen, Kornel16-07-1911  
Mathes, Josef04-02-190819-09-1944more 
Matheus, Horst   
Mathias, Rudolf   
Mathieu, Albert   
Mathis, Heinz   
Mathy, Otto   
Matoni, Walter27-06-191726-06-1988more 
Matt, Karl  more 
Mattauch, Wilhelm   
Mattenklott, Franz19-11-188428-06-1954more 
Mattern, Ernst26-11-1892  
Mattes, Erwin   
Mattes, Kurt   
Mattey, Dr., Walter   
Matthaei, Gerhard   
Matthaei, Wolfgang   
Matthees, Ernst   
Matthen, Willi   
Matthes, Gotthard   
Matthes, Günter   
Matthes, Hans20-10-191412-03-1966more 
Matthes, Ludwig   
Matthias, Günter   
Matthias, Karl-Heinz   
Matthiash, Gerhard   
Matthies, Bernhard   
Matthies, Hans   
Matthies, Hans   
Matthies, Heinz   
Matthies, Walter  more 
Matthies, Wilhelm   
Matthis, Dr. rer. pol., Werner22-06-189912-08-1983 
Matthiä, Friedrich   
Matti, Ernst   
Mattis, Paul   
Mattiza, Max13-06-1921  
Mattmüller, Roland (Grenadier-Regiment 15)   
Mattschulatt, Dieter   
Matusch, Max   
Matuschka, Graf von, Hartmut29-12-191416-01-1945 
Matuschka, Graf von, Siegfried28-06-191716-04-1943 
Matussek, Josef   
Matussek, Karl   
Matussek, Paul   
Matutt, Friedrich   
Matyssek, Richard   
Matz, Helmut   
Matzat, Hermann   
Matzdorf, Günther   
Matzdorff, Werner   
Matzel, Gerhard   
Matzen, Jens-Ingwer22-10-191429-02-1980 
Matzke, Maximilian   
Matzke, Wilhelm   
Matzl, Hellmut   
Matzuleit, Kurt   
Mau, Werner   
Maubach, Franz-Josef   
Mauche, Ernst   
Mauchenheim gen. Bechtolsheim, Freiherr von, Anton   
Mauchenheim gen. Bechtolsheim, Freiherr von, Theod26-08-190220-04-1972 
Maucher, Albert   
Maucke, Wolfgang26-09-190005-02-1963more 
Mauder, Wilhelm   
Maué, Alfred   
Mauel, Jakob   
Maul, Helmut  more 
Maur, von, Dr., Helmut   
Maurer, Eckehard25-11-191825-12-2002 
Maurer, Ernst   
Maurer, Heinrich   
Maurer, Helmut   
Maurer, Hermann   
Maurer, Josef   
Maurer, Karl01-01-1915  
Maurer, Leopold   
Maurer, Ludwig  more 
Maurer, Ludwig   
Maurer, Otto18-12-190521-03-1982 
Maurer, Stefan09-03-191226-04-1945 
Maurer, Wilhelm   
Maurischat, Willi10-05-1911 more 
Mauritz, Kurt-Dietrich   
Mausberg, Heinrich   
Mausehund, Fritz23-07-191924-07-1944 
Mauser, Alois   
Mauser, Artur   
Mausolf, Bernhard   
Mauss, Dr. med. dent., Karl17-05-189809-02-1959more 
Mauss, Günther26-12-191010-04-1993more 
Mautes, Peter   
Mauth, Heinz   
Mauthe, Franz   
Maximowitz, Willi29-01-192020-04-1945 
Maxrath, Josef  more 
May, Eduard   
May, Friedrich   
May, Fritz   
May, Fritz   
May, Fritz   
May, Heinz   
May, Kurt   
May, Max   
May, Oswald   
May, Reinhold   
Maydorn, Otfried15-03-189824-11-1983 
Mayer, Arthur   
Mayer, August   
Mayer, Dr., Gustav   
Mayer, Egon19-08-191702-03-1944 
Mayer, Erhard   
Mayer, Erhard (Waffen-SS)   
Mayer, Erich   
Mayer, Ferdinand   
Mayer, Franz   
Mayer, Franz   
Mayer, Friedrich (Beobachtungs-Abteilung 5)   
Mayer, Friedrich (Grenadier-Regiment 307)   
Mayer, Friedrich (Panzer-Regiment 25)   
Mayer, Friedrich (Panzer-Regiment 39)   
Mayer, Hans   
Mayer, Hans20-08-1920  
Mayer, Heinrich   
Mayer, Heinz   
Mayer, Hermann   
Mayer, Herwig   
Mayer, Karl   
Mayer, Karl   
Mayer, Kurt   
Mayer, Kurt (WH-Artillerie-Regiment)   
Mayer, Leonhard00-00-192021-10-1944 
Mayer, Max  more 
Mayer, Nikolaus   
Mayer, Otto   
Mayer, von, Paul18-03-188719-07-1947 
Mayer, Waldemar   
Mayer, Wilhelm05-12-191704-01-1945 
Mayer, Willi   
Mayer, Xaver   
Mayerl, Maximilian28-05-191711-02-2010more 
Mayr, Hans   
Mayr, Hans   
Mayr, Heinrich (s.Pz.Abt. 504)22-11-192015-12-1944 
Mayr, Josef   
Mayr, Ludwig   
Mayr, Rudolf01-05-191004-08-1991 
Mayr, Wilhelm   
Mayrl, Alfred   
Mayser, Heinz02-05-192019-08-1944more 
Mazurek, Franz   
Mazurek, Marian   
Mazurek, Walter   
Mecke, Willibald   
Meckelburg, Karl-Heinz   
Mecklenburg, Max20-11-191124-11-1983 
Meden, von der, Karl-Friedrich03-12-189626-12-1961more 
Meder, Albert16-06-191414-11-1989 
Meding, von, Arnold22-05-1913  
Medla, Henry