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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
Naas, Werner   
Nabakowski, Kurt   
Nabben, Bernhardt29-05-1917  
Naber, Erich (Grenadier-Regiment 434)   
Naber, Josef 'Sepp' (SS-Pz.-Jäg.-Abt. 'Das Reich')06-10-191600-05-1992more 
Nabrich, Josef   
Nachbar, Otto   
Nachtigall, August   
Nachtmann, Ferdinand   
Nachtweh, Georg   
Nack, Herbert   
Nacke, Karl   
Nacke, Rudolf19-02-191429-10-1988 
Naddig, Walter   
Naderwitz, Kurt28-03-191615-06-1999 
Nadolski, Werner (Flak-Regiment 61)02-10-190808-11-1982more 
Naegele, Emil   
Naether, Reinhard05-01-1914  
Naeve, Peter   
Nagel zu Aichberg, von, Konrad06-09-191209-08-1944 
Nagel, Edmund   
Nagel, Erich   
Nagel, Gernot   
Nagel, Gustav   
Nagel, Hans-Ulrich   
Nagel, Heinrich   
Nagel, Helmut   
Nagel, Helmut (WH-Gren.Rgt. 163)30-04-1914  
Nagel, Herbert   
Nagel, Hermann   
Nagel, Johannes   
Nagel, Karl   
Nagel, Karl-Heinz   
Nagel, Oskar   
Nagel, von, Konrad   
Nagel, Wilhelm12-06-189823-04-1980 
Nagele, Raimund   
Nagengast, Georg03-03-190904-07-1944 
Nagler, Ernst   
Nagorny, Gerhard   
Nagorsen, Kurt   
Nahde, Werner   
Nahr, Hermann   
Nahrgang, Ernst22-08-1919  
Nahrstedt, Gerhard   
Nahstoll, August   
Najock, Karl-Heinz29-02-191624-05-1967 
Nake, Albin01-03-188800-00-1947 
Namyslo, Bruno27-09-191226-08-1988 
Nanz, Günter19-05-1917 more 
Napiralla, Heinrich   
Naporra, Willi   
Narjes, Anton03-10-190521-11-1975 
Narten, Heinrich   
Nasall, August   
Naseband, Werner08-01-191629-08-1997more 
Naser, Max   
Naskau, Hanns   
Nasner, Werner   
Naso, von, Roger   
Nass, Walter29-05-191006-10-1982more 
Nather, Alois   
Natzmer, von, Oldwig Otto29-06-190401-04-1980 
Nau, Herbert08-04-191328-08-1944 
Nauck, Hans03-10-1922  
Naucke, Otto   
Naue, Kurt17-01-191628-04-1944 
Nauerz, Arnulf   
Naujoks, Fritz18-05-1908 more 
Naujoks, Otto   
Nauk, Wolfgang   
Nauke, Norbert   
Naumann, Albert   
Naumann, Andreas   
Naumann, Friedrich   
Naumann, Gert   
Naumann, Hans   
Naumann, Hansjörg08-01-191813-10-1943 
Naumann, Heinz   
Naumann, Helmut12-08-191221-06-1997 
Naumann, Johannes11-10-191722-03-2010 
Naumann, Kurt   
Naumann, Walter   
Naumann, Walter (11. Armee)   
Nauroth, Hermann   
Nausester, Günther   
Naust, Werner   
Navarini, Enea01-04-188522-03-1977more 
Naß, Oswald   
Naßhan, Rupprecht19-12-191404-08-1943 
Nebauer, Andreas (Infanterie-Regiment 246)16-02-189302-02-1943more 
Nebe, Paul-Gerhard   
Nebel, Wolfgang   
Nebeling, Johannes   
Nebelung, Harald   
Nebgen, Friedrich   
Nebl, Walter   
Nechutnys, Klaus18-05-1918  
Neck, Erich   
Neckaig, Heinz   
Neckenauer, Christian-Daniel18-08-1913  
Necker, Maximilian   
Necker, von, Hans-Horst28-08-190327-02-1979 
Nedden, Hans-Günther17-07-191328-04-1945 
Neef, Karl   
Neelmeyer, Hans   
Neemann, Emil   
Neese, Alfred   
Negendank, Ernst   
Neher, Martin   
Nehrig, Adolf   
Nehring, Erwin   
Neide, Kurt08-07-191622-09-1980 
Neidhart, Josef   
Neidhart, Ludwig   
Neidholdt, Fritz16-11-188705-03-1947 
Neidt, Karl   
Neidthard, Ernst   
Neikes, Josef   
Neipperg, Graf von, Josef Hubert   
Neise, Walter07-06-189809-02-1946 
Neisse, Paul   
Neitzel, Heinrich   
Neitzel, Robert   
Neitzel, Walter09-05-191302-09-1944more 
Neitzke, Hans   
Neitzke, Helmut   
Nekat, Ernst   
Nelius, Horst   
Nellen, Heinz   
Nellhiebel, Hermann   
Nelte, Joachim   
Nemec, Alfred   
Nemecek, Ludwig24-08-191613-04-1943 
Nemitz, Willi01-11-191011-04-1943 
Nemnich, Gerhart10-11-191215-03-1945more 
Nennhuber, Ottmar   
Nennstiel, Wilhelm   
Nentwig, Günther24-09-189831-01-1943 
Neppl, Reinhold   
Nerge, Karl   
Nessmann, Willi17-11-1915  
Neswadba, Josef   
Netsch, Rudolf   
Nettel, Otto   
Nettelbusch, Wilhelm   
Netter, Walter05-12-191922-05-1943 
Netz, Erich   
Netzband, Karl-Heinz   
Netzbandt, Harald03-08-189227-05-1941 
Netzelmann, Gerhard   
Neu, Kurt28-02-192107-04-1945 
Neubacher, Willy   
Neubarth, Günter   
Neubauer, Franz (Infanterie-Regiment 35 mot.)   
Neubauer, Fritz (Artillerie-Abteilung 423)   
Neubauer, Herbert (Panzerjäger-Abteilung 743)   
Neubauer, Johann (Artillerie-Regiment 156)   
Neubauer, Johann (Grenadier-Regiment 130)   
Neubauer, Josef (Grenadier-Regiment 976)   
Neubeck, Eberhard   
Neuber, Wilhelm   
Neubert, Arno   
Neubert, Erhard   
Neubert, Frank28-09-191513-12-2003more 
Neubert, Hans   
Neubert, Hans   
Neubert, Heinz   
Neubert, Paul   
Neubert, Rudolf08-09-191419-04-1995more 
Neubert, Rudolf   
Neubert, Walter   
Neuborn, Willi   
Neuendorff, Joachim-Peter   
Neuenhaus, Friedrich-Peter   
Neuenhaus, Ludwig   
Neuer, Herbert (Infanterie-Regiment 124)14-01-191802-05-1942 
Neuer, Walther09-02-191021-12-1999 
Neuerburg, Hermann07-12-1917  
Neuert, Hans   
Neues, Josef   
Neufeld, Ernst29-03-191505-10-2010 
Neufellner, Karl02-02-189216-06-1970 
Neugebauer, Clemens (Grenadier-Regiment 30)   
Neugebauer, Franz (Jäger-Regiment 49)   
Neugebauer, Josef (Infanterie-Regiment 87 mot.)04-03-191001-04-1942 
Neugebauer, Richard (Aufklärungsgruppe 32)   
Neugebauer, Richard (Kampfgeschwader)   
Neugebauer, Robert (Transportgeschwader 1)   
Neugebauer, Walter (Aufklärungsgruppe 22)   
Neugeborn, Josef   
Neuhaus, Gustav   
Neuhaus, Heinz   
Neuhaus, Johann  more 
Neuhaus, Theodor   
Neuhaus, Walter   
Neuhaus, Wilhelm   
Neuhoff, Hermann11-04-191817-01-2006 
Neuhoff, Karl24-04-191525-12-2001more 
Neuhäuser, Karl (KG 53 'Legion Condor')26-09-1910 more 
Neukirch, Heinz   
Neukum, Otto   
Neuling, Ferdinand22-08-188520-02-1960more 
Neumann, Alfred30-12-1896  
Neumann, Artur   
Neumann, Dr., Wilhelm   
Neumann, Eduard   
Neumann, Eggert30-12-191228-05-1970more 
Neumann, Ernst (Grenadier-Regiment 324)06-08-1914  
Neumann, Friedrich23-12-189504-10-1961 
Neumann, Fritz   
Neumann, Fritz   
Neumann, Georg   
Neumann, Günter   
Neumann, Hans   
Neumann, Hans   
Neumann, Hans (WH-Infanterie-Regiment)   
Neumann, Harald   
Neumann, Heinrich   
Neumann, Heinz   
Neumann, Helmut21-11-192121-04-1992 
Neumann, Hermann   
Neumann, Hermann (Lw-Kampfgeschwader)   
Neumann, Horst   
Neumann, Hubert   
Neumann, Joachim03-11-191617-10-2000more 
Neumann, Karl-Friedrich   
Neumann, Klaus05-10-192310-12-2000 
Neumann, Kurt   
Neumann, Kurt   
Neumann, Lothar   
Neumann, Lothar   
Neumann, Martin   
Neumann, Paul   
Neumann, Paul   
Neumann, Paul   
Neumann, Peter   
Neumann, Rudolf24-09-192008-11-1995 
Neumann, Siegfried   
Neumann, Volker   
Neumann, Werner13-05-190504-07-1970more 
Neumann, Werner   
Neumann, Willy13-03-1908  
Neumann-Cosel, von, Berthold   
Neumayer, Adolf   
Neumayr, Franz   
Neumeier, Ludwig   
Neumeir, Emil   
Neumeister, Ernst   
Neumeister, Karl15-08-190302-10-1990more 
Neumeister, Willi   
Neumeyer, Friedrich-Wilhelm   
Neumuth, Heinrich   
Neumüller, Franz   
Neumüller, Fritz14-03-192001-09-1944 
Neundlinger, Guido   
Neunecker, Ernst   
Neuner, Josef06-02-191529-09-1944 
Neuner, Martin   
Neunhoeffer, Lothar27-03-191725-08-1973 
Neupert, Egon   
Neureiter, Hans   
Neusch, Hans-Klaus   
Neuse, Johannes   
Neusens, Albert   
Neuss, Georg   
Neusüß, Hans   
Neutz, Adolf   
Neuweger, Walter   
Neuß, Egon   
Nevermann, Rudolf   
Newerla, Bruno   
Newerla, Hans   
Newiger, Albert04-01-188900-00-1956more 
Nezdvihalek, Wenzel   
Neßlinger, Georg17-10-1896 more 
Nicht, Rudolf   
Nichter, Alfred00-00-1914  
Nickel, Alfred   
Nickel, Emil (WH-Grenadier)   
Nickel, Erwin28-09-1906  
Nickel, Ewald   
Nickel, Fritz16-05-1920  
Nickel, Heinrich-Georg05-12-189402-01-1979more 
Nickel, Richard   
Nickel, Rudolf   
Nickel, Walter08-06-191910-03-1994 
Nickel, Wilhelm   
Nickel, Wolf-Dietrich   
Nickisch, Wilhelm  more 
Nickl, Ernst   
Nickl, Johann   
Nicklas, Martin   
Nickmann, Alfred   
Niclaus, Hans   
Nicol, Dr., Karl   
Nicolai, Ernst   
Nicolai, Günther   
Nicolai, Hans-Jürgen   
Nicolussi-Leck, Karl14-03-191730-08-2008 
Nieber, Hans   
Niechoj, Edmund   
Niederbacher, Heinrich24-09-192008-01-1944more 
Niederhoefer, Karl   
Niederlein, Gottfried31-07-1915  
Niederländer, Horst01-04-190824-04-1944 
Niedermaier, Hermann   
Niedermaier, Stefan   
Niedermayr, Josef  more 
Niedermeier, Hans   
Niedermeier, Hermann   
Niederschuh, Herbert   
Niederwöhrmeier, Julius   
Niedieck, Werner   
Niedrig, Bruno   
Niedrighaus, Rudolf   
Niegsch, Karl31-10-190604-07-1969 
Niehoff, Hermann03-04-189705-11-1980more 
Niehues, Bernhard   
Niehus, Walter07-04-1916  
Niehuus, Heinz26-04-191329-06-1989 
Niekamp, Heinz   
Nielsen, Andreas23-12-189924-04-1957 
Nielsen, Nicolai   
Niemann, Eduard25-10-188307-04-1973 
Niemann, Ernst   
Niemann, Friedrich   
Niemann, Heinz   
Niemann, Johannes (Art.Rgt.131)26-09-1914 more 
Niemann, John23-09-189726-01-1943 
Niemann, Konrad   
Niemann, Otto   
Niemann, Walter   
Niemeyer, Heinrich (KM-U-boot)15-06-191001-11-1991more 
Niemeyer, Herbert   
Niemöller, Albert (Artillerie-Regiment 65)   
Nienaber, Alfred (Stuka-Geschwader 2 'Immelmann')   
Nienaber, Johann (Grenadier-Regiment 501)   
Nienas, Hermann   
Nienhagen, Heinz   
Niepel, Joachim   
Niepold, Gerd25-05-191325-10-2007 
Niepold, Horst06-10-1908  
Nierhaus, Walter   
Nierle, Heinz24-05-191313-09-1944 
Nierle, Hubert   
Nierling, Werner   
Niermann, Ernst-August00-00-1914  
Nies, Josef   
Nies, Paul   
Niesse, Erhard   
Nietschmann, Paul   
Niewiera, Alois   
Niewöhner, Heinz   
Nieße, Bernhard   
Nießwand, Paul   
Niggemann, Heinz   
Niggemann, Wolfgang   
Nikolaus, Arnold23-07-1913 more 
Nikolaus, Herbert   
Nill, Hans11-02-1915  
Nilshon, Hans25-11-191611-05-2001 
Nimtz, Kurt  more 
Nimz, Paul   
Nippa, Erhard07-02-192227-06-2003 
Nippgen, Peter   
Niquet, Erwin   
Nischan, Karl   
Nischan, Martin   
Nischann, Walter   
Nischwitz, Bernhard   
Nischwitz, Karl   
Nistler, Richard   
Nitche, Ernst-Friedrich   
Nitsch, Alfred12-04-191726-04-2000 
Nitsch, Friedrich   
Nitsche, Ernst   
Nitsche, Herbert   
Nitsche, Kurt   
Nitsche, Otto   
Nitschke, Fritz   
Nitschke, Karl   
Nitschmann, Helmut   
Nitschmann, Richard   
Nitzsche, Friedrich   
Nitzsche, Wolfgang   
Nitzschke, Bernhard   
Nitzschke, Siegfried   
Nitzschner, Werner   
Niwek, Josef   
Nix, Georg   
Nix, Helmut00-00-191400-00-1944 
Nißler, Erich   
Noack, Erich   
Noack, Hermann   
Noack, Kurt  more 
Noack, Richard   
Noak, Karl-Heinz30-07-191614-11-1978 
Noatsch, Gerhard   
Nock, Wilhelm   
Nocken, Klaus-Wilhelm30-11-191616-05-1945 
Noe, Alfred20-08-1903  
Noehles, Wilhelm   
Noeldechen, Ferdinand26-04-189519-10-1951more 
Noell, Kurt   
Noelle, Fritz   
Noerren, Willi   
Noeske, Hubertus24-11-1911 more 
Noever, Ernst   
Nohle, Erich   
Nolcken, Freiherr von, Heimert   
Nold, Herbert   
Nolde, Bruno   
Noll, Adolf   
Noll, Ernst   
Nollen, Willi   
Noller, Wilhelm28-11-191926-12-2011more 
Nolte, Adolf   
Nolte, Eberhard   
Nolte, Friedrich   
Nolte, Heinrich11-09-190505-09-1990 
Nolte, Heinz26-01-1918  
Nolte, Josef   
Nolte, Karlfried   
Nolte, Kurt09-09-189701-07-1981 
Nolte, Ludwig   
Nolte, Wilhelm   
Nolte, Willi   
Nolte, Willi (WH-Grenadier-Regiment 58)   
Nomanni, Lorenz11-12-190908-01-1945 
Nonn, Victor-Wilhelm02-04-1917  
Nonnenmacher, Gustav21-04-191402-11-2012 
Nootsch, Gerhard   
Norden, Heinz   
Nordheim, von, Dr., Günter   
Nordheim, von, Dr., Karl   
Nordmann, Heinz02-10-1919  
Nordmann, Jürgen   
Nordmann, Theodor18-12-191819-01-1945more 
Nordmann, Walter   
Nordt, Otto12-01-190225-07-1976 
Normann, Norbert   
Norz, Jakob20-10-192016-09-1944 
Nossek, Rainer05-05-192030-04-1945 
Nostitz, Graf von , Eberhard15-02-190600-00-1983 
Nostitz-Wallwitz, von, Gustav-Adolf11-07-189831-05-1945more 
Noth, Erich   
Nothelfer, Alois   
Nothnick, Günther   
Notholt, Bodo02-11-1887  
Nottbeck, von, Jürgen20-04-191728-08-1967more 
Nottebaum, Rudolf (Grenadier-Regiment 184)   
Nottenkämper, Ludwig   
Notz, von, Friedrich-Wilhelm27-04-191526-01-1996 
Novaceck, Fritz   
Novack, Franz   
Novak, Hugo   
Novotny, Otto   
Novy, Richard   
Nowack, Alfons   
Nowack, Gerhard   
Nowacki, Wilhelm   
Nowaczyk, Paul   
Nowak, Alfred   
Nowak, Emil   
Nowak, Georg   
Nowak, Heinz   
Nowak, Joseph11-05-1910  
Nowak, Rudolf   
Nowak, Vinzenz   
Nowakowski, Alexander   
Noweck, Friedrich   
Nowoszek, Werner   
Nowotne, Heinz   
Nowotny, Walter07-12-192008-11-1944more 
Nowottnick, Dr., Otto   
Nueber, Wilhelm   
Nueske, Ernst-Wilhelm01-08-192019-06-1997 
Nugent, Carlos09-02-192111-05-2000 
Nuhn, Heinrich02-01-191507-06-1998more 
Nungesser, Heinrich   
Nussbeutel, Helmut   
Nussel, Paul30-04-191419-12-1969 
Nuß, Arthur   
Nußbaumer, Benno (Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 141)   
Nußmäker, Otto   
Nußrainer, Sebastian   
Nußwald, Wilhelm   
Nürnbach, Helmut   
Nützel, Carl   
Nüßler, Paul   
Nädele, Wilhelm21-04-190306-07-1944 
Näder, Karl-Günther   
Näfe, Walter19-03-191923-03-1945 
Nägele, Dr., Karl   
Nägele, Georg   
Nägler, Philipp   
Nävie, Alwin   
Nödl, Dr., Fritz   
Nöhles, Herbert