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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
Taaks, Reimar (Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon 271)04-06-1904  
Tabor, Norbert   
Tacke, Fritz   
Tackenberg, Gustav   
Taddicken, Heinz   
Tadeuszewski, Kurt   
Tadje, Friedrich Wilhelm Ludwig "Fritz"23-11-191426-01-1981more 
Taeger, Erich05-08-191920-05-2011more 
Taeglichsbeck, Hans   
Tafel, Theodor   
Taffe, Erich   
Tagelang, Josef   
Taigel, Fritz   
Tamme, Josef   
Tammling, Rudolf   
Tamoschus, Karl   
Tams, Albert   
Tange, Otto22-09-191530-07-1943 
Tanking, Ewald   
Tannert, Karl Stefan22-12-191018-06-1980 
Tannert, Wilhelm   
Tantau, Kurt   
Tantz, Werner   
Tantzen, Johann   
Tanzer, Kurt01-11-192025-06-1960 
Tapken, Dirk   
Tapolski, Hans-Joachim   
Tappe, Gerhard   
Tappe, Martin10-01-191019-04-1969 
Tappeiner, Josef20-02-192024-11-2010 
Tappert, Walter  more 
Tarbuk, Kurt   
Tarin, Walter (Artillerie-Regiment 121)08-01-191005-10-1996more 
Tarrach, Kurt   
Taschinski, Gerhard   
Taschka, Emil   
Taschner, Anton   
Tasler, Franz   
Taube, Hans   
Tauber, Otto   
Taubert, Fritz   
Taubert, Richard29-07-191124-06-1959 
Taucher, Walter   
Tauer, Herbert   
Taulien, Willi25-01-191700-08-1944 
Tauscher, Ernst   
Tausendfreund, Bertram   
Tausendfreund, Heinz   
Taut, Hans-Joachim   
Tautenhahn, Warri   
Tauter, Karl-Heinz   
Tautscher, Gabriel   
Taysen, von, Adalbert   
Tebbe, Gerhard   
Tebbe, Rudolf   
Tebbe, Wilhelm   
Tech, Erich   
Teckentrup, Friedrich   
Teege, Willi17-04-189802-11-1942 
Teegen, Walter   
Teegler, Rolf12-11-192031-03-1943 
Tegethoff, Heinrich   
Tegethoff, Rudolf   
Tegtmeier, Fritz30-07-191708-04-1999 
Teich, Martin   
Teichert, Bruno   
Teichert, Dr., Paul   
Teichert, Heinz   
Teichert, Johannes   
Teichgräber, Horst   
Teichmann, Alfred   
Teichmann, Dr., Alexander21-08-1910  
Teichmann, Friedrich   
Teichmann, Herbert  more 
Teichmann, Paul (Panzergrenadier-Regiment 26)19-12-1914  
Teichmann, Rudolf   
Teichmann, Willi   
Teichmöller, Emil (Jäger-Pio.Bat.5)   
Tein, von, Walter   
Teitge, Fritz   
Telkamp, Eberhard08-05-191420-04-1992 
Teller, Kurt   
Teloh, Heinz   
Temlitz, Heinz   
Temme, Claudius   
Temmert, Max   
Temming, Hans07-05-191313-04-1985 
Tempel, Hellmut   
Tempelhoff, von, Hans-Georg   
Tenberge, Bernhard   
Tenner, Wolfgang   
Tenschert, Günther09-08-191703-04-1988more 
Tensfeld, Willy27-11-189302-09-1982more 
Tereszynski, Theodor   
Terfloth, Albert   
Terharen, Heinrich04-11-191018-06-1968 
Terjung, Friedrich   
Terlinden, Johannes   
Terlutter, Bernhard   
Ternedde, Rudolf26-10-191419-05-1999more 
Terstegen, Theodor   
Tertel, Erich   
Tertel, Ernst   
Terwelp, Franz (Antonius?)   
Terwort, Johann   
Tesch, Ernst-August   
Tesch, Paul   
Tesche, Adolf   
Teschke, Arno   
Teschke, Kurt   
Teschner, Gerhard   
Teske, Georg02-11-190925-09-1990 
Tesmar, von, Franz   
Testorf, Wilhelm   
Tettau, von, Hans30-11-188830-01-1956more 
Tetzel, Helmut   
Tetzlaff, Hans-Joachim   
Teuber, Franz   
Teuber, Günther   
Teuber, Johannes   
Teuber, Robert   
Teubner, Ernst   
Teubner, Walter   
Teucher, Rolf   
Teufel, Bruno09-10-1920  
Teufel, Hans   
Teufel, Herbert   
Teufert, Albert   
Teumer, Alfred11-02-191804-10-1944 
Teusen, Hans26-07-191711-02-2011more 
Textor, Hermann   
Thadden, von, Henning   
Thaden, von, Herbert   
Thal, Max Franz Karl05-09-191414-08-1943 
Thaler, Georg   
Thaler, Josef   
Thaller, Josef  more 
Thallwitz, Hans   
Thamm, Rudolf   
Thams, Heinrich   
Thannenberger, Hans (Pz.Art.Reg.155)26-06-1913  
Thannhuber, Ludwig   
Thedieck, Friedrich   
Thedsen, Hans13-05-1918  
Theenhausen, Bernhard   
Theermann, Werner   
Theilacker, Eugen   
Theilacker, Karl   
Theilen, Paul   
Theimann, Wilhelm   
Theimer, Otto   
Theiner, Ernst   
Theis, Clemens   
Theismann, Günter11-06-1920  
Theissen, Edgar14-02-189020-06-1968 
Theissen, Hubert   
Theissing, Johann   
Theißen, Franz   
Thelen, Franz24-02-1920  
Thelen, Johann23-11-191428-03-1998 
Thelen, Konrad   
Then, Sebastian   
Thenen, von, Gottfried   
Theophile, Walter   
Thess, Albert   
Theuerkauf, Fritz   
Thewes, Hans-Joachim   
Theyerl, Franz-Karl   
Thiede, Armin30-12-191709-07-1943 
Thiede, Hans-Heinrich   
Thiel, Albrecht   
Thiel, Edwin19-06-191314-07-1944more 
Thiel, Erich14-06-191222-04-1943 
Thiel, Ernst   
Thiel, Erwin   
Thiel, Franz30-01-190814-01-1945 
Thiel, Fritz12-03-1910  
Thiel, Gerhard Karl Wilhelm09-02-190710-04-1943 
Thiel, Hans   
Thiel, Heinrich   
Thiel, Heinz   
Thiel, Herbert   
Thiel, Joachim   
Thiel, Paul   
Thiel, Paul (Lw-Fallschirmjäger)   
Thiel, Siegfried   
Thiel, van, Karl   
Thiel, Willy   
Thiele, Arno08-12-191203-08-1942 
Thiele, August26-08-189331-03-1981more 
Thiele, Fritz   
Thiele, Heinrich   
Thiele, Helmut   
Thiele, Hermann   
Thiele, Kurt   
Thiele, Kurt (Lw-Küstenfliegergruppe)   
Thiele, Michael   
Thiele, Otto   
Thiele, Reinhard   
Thiele, Walter   
Thiele, Wolfgang   
Thielen, Heinrich   
Thielen, Josef   
Thielert, Willi   
Thielmann, Alfred20-07-1892  
Thielmann, Freiherr von, Peter   
Thielmann, Gustav   
Thiem, Arthur   
Thiem, Egon05-10-191116-10-1959 
Thiem, Erich   
Thiem, Otto   
Thiemann, Friedrich   
Thiemann, Willi   
Thieme, Alfred   
Thieme, Carl Alfred28-05-191406-06-2004 
Thieme, Hans   
Thienel, Hans-Herbert   
Thierfelder, Georg   
Thierfelder, Werner24-12-191518-07-1944 
Thiergart, Karl   
Thiermann, Rolf   
Thierse, Walter16-11-1916 more 
Thies, Alfred   
Thies, Enno   
Thies, Ernst-Erich   
Thies, Günther   
Thies, Heinrich   
Thies, Heinz   
Thies, Reinhard   
Thiess, Günther   
Thiess, Heinrich   
Thiessen, Hans-Holger   
Thiessenhusen, Günther   
Thiessenhusen, Hans   
Thilo, Friedrich-Wilhelm   
Thimm, Gustav   
Thimm, Karl   
Thimm, Paul   
Thimm, Walter   
Thimmig, Wolfgang04-10-191206-11-1976 
Thissen, Wilhelm   
Thoborg, Albert   
Thofehrn, Ernst   
Thoholte, Karl14-09-189321-03-1954 
Tholen, Heinrich   
Thom, Eduard   
Thom, Herbert   
Thoma, August   
Thoma, Johann   
Thoma, Otto-Gerhard   
Thoma, Wilhelm   
Thomae, Dr.rer.pol., Adolf26-04-191602-12-2002 
Thomale, Wolfgang25-02-190020-10-1978more 
Thomanek, Heinrich   
Thomas, Alfred22-09-1913  
Thomas, Günther   
Thomas, Hans   
Thomas, Hans-Ulrich04-09-1915  
Thomas, Horst   
Thomas, Johannes   
Thomas, Karl   
Thomas, Karl-Anton27-05-191406-04-1991 
Thomas, Martin   
Thomas, Otto   
Thomas, Wilhelm05-05-1915  
Thomas, Willi   
Thomas, Wolfgang   
Thomaschki, Siegfried Paul Leonhard20-03-189431-05-1967more 
Thomaskowitz, Ernst   
Thomé, Bernhard15-08-1902  
Thomé, Josef   
Thomé, Leo   
Thomé, Nikolaus   
Thomeschat, Hans   
Thomke, Hans   
Thoms, Erich   
Thomsen, Ernst-Gustav   
Thomsen, Ernst-Heinrich18-01-191413-01-2000 
Thomsen, Klaus   
Thomsen, Rolf-Erich06-05-191526-03-2003more 
Thomsen, Thomas   
Thomsen, Werner   
Thon, Dr., Hans   
Thon, Hermann28-10-1915 more 
Thoni, Wilhelm   
Thor, Hans26-01-191826-06-1944 
Thormann, Eitel   
Thormann, Günter   
Thornow, Günther   
Thorwartl, Friedrich   
Thoß, Werner11-05-191909-05-2001 
Thrandorf, Hans   
Throne, Heinz   
Thrun, Siegfried   
Thum, Phillip   
Thumann, Jakob20-07-191108-09-1943 
Thummes, Otto14-01-191610-08-1942 
Thumser, Hans   
Thun-Hohenstein, Erwein Sigmund Graf (Abw.Gr.218)04-04-189612-02-1946more 
Thunert, Eberhard22-11-189904-05-1964more 
Thurm, Hermann   
Thurner, Hans24-10-191811-06-1944more 
Thurner, Matthias   
Thurner, Ruppert   
Thurnhuber, Josef13-07-192001-10-2000 
Thurow, Bernhard   
Thyben, Gerhard24-02-192204-09-2006 
Thylmann, Hans13-01-191721-09-1968 
Thümmler, Heinz 04-09-1944 
Thünemann, Heinrich16-09-190725-05-1992 
Thüngen-Roßbach, Freiherr von, Karl26-03-189324-10-1944 
Thüning, Franz   
Thürberg, Wolfgang   
Thüringer, Heinrich   
Thürmer, Gerhard   
Thywissen, Wilhelm   
Thölke, Albert   
Thöne, Wilhelm   
Thönes, Günther   
Thönssen, Hans   
Thöny, Robert   
Tichy, Ekkehard26-08-192216-08-1944 
Tichy, Gideon   
Tichy, Karl   
Tieber, Johann   
Tiedemann, Hellmut   
Tiedemann, Herbert   
Tiedemann, Karl   
Tiedemann, Paul   
Tiedemann, Reinhard30-01-1921  
Tiedemann, von, Reinhard   
Tiedemann, Walter   
Tiedemann, Willi   
Tiedt, Karl   
Tiefengraber, Wilhelm (Grenadier-Regiment 438)   
Tiefensee, Arthur22-03-191117-04-2000 
Tielke, Helmut   
Tiemann, Erwin   
Tiemann, Friedrich-Wilhelm   
Tiemann, Otto12-02-189020-04-1952more 
Tiemann, Ralf   
Tiemann, Wilhelm   
Tiepolt, Hermann   
Tiesler, Joachim   
Tiesler, Kurt11-06-189113-03-1953 
Tietgen, Hans   
Tietjen, Heinrich   
Tietjen, Hermann   
Tietz, Arno   
Tietz, Heinz   
Tietz, Walter   
Tigges, Heinrich   
Tilebein, Bruno09-07-191002-05-2001 
Tilemann, Burchhard   
Tilgner, Franz Friedrich Kurt20-01-190926-10-1972 
Tilgner, Hans-Joachim   
Tilgner, Herbert   
Tilgner, Walter17-10-1903  
Tillberg, Frithjof   
Tillessen, Hans   
Tillmann, Johannes03-10-191709-01-1943 
Tillmann, Walter   
Tillmanns, Paul29-06-191010-05-1945more 
Tilly, Erich   
Timm, Alfred   
Timm, Franz   
Timm, Hans   
Timm, Heinrich30-04-191012-04-1974more 
Timm, Rudolf   
Timm, Willi   
Timme, Theodor   
Timmermann, Hans   
Timmermann, Hans   
Timmermann, Theobald   
Timmreck, Alfred   
Timpe, Hans   
Timpe, Heinrich Karl "Heinz"12-10-192315-05-2015 
Timpke, Johannes03-02-1911  
Timreck, Herbert   
Tintelnot, Harald   
Tippelskirch, von, Hans-Reinhold   
Tischendorf, Herbert28-08-191119-06-2002 
Tischendorf, Rudolf   
Tischendorf, Siegfried   
Tischer, Gerhard   
Tischinger, Alois   
Tischler, Friedrich   
Tischler, Walter   
Titel, Heinz   
Titel, Walter13-05-189415-07-1944 
Tittel, Hermann Karl Richard Eugen12-11-188822-08-1959 
Tittel, Rolf (Grenadier-Regiment 31)26-09-192004-10-1989 
Tittmann, Joachim   
Titze, Alfred   
Titze, Alfred (Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 118)   
Tjaden, Otto   
Tlach, Walter   
Toboll, Paul   
Tocha, Arnold   
Tocü, Erwin07-03-191525-03-1945 
Tode, Albert   
Tode, Heinrich   
Tode, Werner   
Todeschini, von, Guido   
Todt, Heinz   
Todter, Heinz   
Toeppe, Wolfgang   
Tolk, Paul   
Tolkmit, Heinz   
Tolkmitt, Helmut   
Tolksdorf, Hans   
Toll, Franz   
Toll, Günther   
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Tollschein, Karl   
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Tolstikow, Edgar   
Tomczak, Edmund   
Tomm, Adolf   
Tomm, Friedrich   
Tonn, Karl   
Tonne, Wilhelm   
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Tonnius, Waldemar   
Topp, Hubert   
Topp, Otto   
Tormählen, Friedrich   
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Tornau, Hugo   
Toschke, Peter   
Tost, Ewald08-03-191500-03-1945more 
Toth, Franz   
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Traber, Paul (Artillerie-Regiment 362)   
Traber, Willy (Grenadier-Regiment 309)09-02-191502-01-1967 
Trabitzsch, Willi   
Trabold, Emil   
Traede, Karl   
Trageser, Wilhelm   
Tragesser, Otto20-10-192015-03-1944 
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Traitteur, Ritter von, Helmut   
Trambauer, Theodor (Grenadier-Regiment 97)   
Trappe, Adolf   
Trappe, Karl   
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Traub, Walter   
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Traut, Hans Emil Julius Ludwig Karl25-01-189509-12-1974 
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Trautmann, Günther (Artillerie-Abteilung 935)   
Trautmann, Karl12-04-190821-04-1945 
Trautmann, Kunibert   
Trautmann, Otto   
Trautmann, Robert   
Trautmann, Wilhelm   
Trautvetter, Otto30-11-1908 more 
Trebesch, Hermann   
Trebeß, Franz   
Trede, Bruno   
Trefalt, Norbert   
Treffeisen, Hans   
Treffert, Gustav   
Treffler, Josef   
Treffon, Leo   
Treiber, Walter   
Treichel, Walter   
Treiss, Hans   
Tremel, Werner   
Treml, Franz   
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Trenkel, Hans   
Trenkel, Rudolf17-01-191826-04-2001more 
Trenn, Rudolf22-11-191716-04-1943more 
Trenner, Rudolf   
Trennhaus, Wilhelm   
Treptow, Hans   
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Tresckow, von, Rolf   
Tresemer, Johannes   
Tress, Karl   
Tretter, Johann   
Trettin, Rudi   
Treu, Franz   
Treu, Otto   
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Treutler, Herbert   
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Triebl, Ernst   
Trieborn, Josef   
Triefenbach, Erwin   
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