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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* August 28th, 1920
† September 1st, 2010

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NameDate of birthDate of deathAwards
Wabersich, Franz (Stuka-Geschwader 1)   
Wachendorfer, Hans   
Wachhausen, Horst26-10-189724-04-1945 
Wachholz, Wilhelm   
Wachowiak, Friedrich "Friedel"13-02-192016-07-1944more 
Wachsmuth, Günther   
Wachsmuth, Karl   
Wachsmuth, Werner   
Wachtel, Gotthard   
Wachtel, Max06-06-189718-06-1982more 
Wachtendorf, Herbert   
Wachter, Heinrich13-01-1916 more 
Wachter, Johann "Hans"24-11-191219-12-1944more 
Wack, Heinz Peter00-00-191700-00-1993 
Wacker, Alfred   
Wacker, Friedrich   
Wacker, Hans   
Wacker, Paul   
Wacker, Raimund (Panzergrenadier-Regiment 74)05-01-192101-01-1945 
Wacker, Walther   
Wackermann, Julius   
Wackernagel, Johannes28-09-190702-02-1991 
Wackernagel, Klaus   
Wadakur, Alexander   
Wadenstorfer, Johann "Hans"14-10-191528-10-1944 
Wadepfuhl, Herbert   
Waechter, Otto   
Waeger, Kurt06-02-189318-06-1952more 
Waegner, Günther   
Waegner, Ulrich   
Waffenschmidt, Hans (Infanterie-Regiment 77)28-02-191821-01-1943 
Wagemann, Albert   
Wagemann, Eberhard   
Wagemann, Friedrich   
Wagemann, Hermann   
Wagener, Carl23-12-190103-06-1988 
Wagenfeld, Ludwig16-02-191126-02-1993 
Wagler, Bruno05-09-191231-10-1951 
Wagner, Alois (Grenadier-Regiment 290)   
Wagner, Alois (WH-Schtz.Rgt. 63)   
Wagner, Alois (WH-Ski-Jäger)   
Wagner, Emil-Richard (Infanterie-Regiment 62)11-12-191204-09-1944more 
Wagner, Erich (Infanterie-Regiment 505)   
Wagner, Erich (Sturm-Regiment 195)   
Wagner, Franz (Gebirgs-Artillerie-Regiment 79)   
Wagner, Friedrich (Grenadier-Regiment 353)   
Wagner, Friedrich (Kriegsmarine)   
Wagner, Friedrich (Regimentsgruppe 181)   
Wagner, Fritz (Grenadier-Regiment 21)   
Wagner, Fritz (Kampf-Geschwader 2)   
Wagner, Georg (Artillerie-Abteilung 849)   
Wagner, Georg (Infanterie-Regiment 343)   
Wagner, Georg (Panzer-Regiment 9)   
Wagner, Georg (Stuka-Geschwader 1)   
Wagner, Gerhard (269. Infanterie-Division)   
Wagner, Gerhard (Art.Rgt. 222)15-09-1893  
Wagner, Gerhard (KM-Konteradmiral)23-11-189826-06-1987 
Wagner, Günter (Pionier-Bataillon 102)   
Wagner, Hans (Artillerie-Regiment 5)11-03-189613-05-1967more 
Wagner, Hans (Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 19)   
Wagner, Hans (Schlacht-Geschwader)   
Wagner, Hans-Hermann (Grenadier-Regiment 552)   
Wagner, Heinrich (Infanterie-Regiment 454)   
Wagner, Heinz (Grenadier-Regiment 725)   
Wagner, Heinz (Panzergrenadier-Regiment 111)   
Wagner, Heinz (WH-Inf.Rgt. 429)   
Wagner, Helmut (Kampf-Geschwader 27)   
Wagner, Henri   
Wagner, Herbert (Kampf-Geschwader 1)   
Wagner, Hermann (Flak-Abteilung)   
Wagner, Horst (Kampf-Geschwader 55 'Greif')   
Wagner, Hugo (Grenadier-Regiment 36)   
Wagner, Johann (Panzerjäger-Abteilung 52)   
Wagner, Josef (Grenadier-Regiment 61)   
Wagner, Josef (Kampf-Geschwader 1)   
Wagner, Josef (WH-Pz.Gren.Rgt. 1)11-11-1919  
Wagner, Jürgen (SS-Pz.Gren.Reg. 9 "Germania")09-09-190127-06-1947more 
Wagner, Konstantin (U-154)   
Wagner, Kurt (Kampf-Geschwader 55)   
Wagner, Kurt (WL-Flak)04-11-189119-11-1966 
Wagner, Leo (Kampf-Geschwader 26)   
Wagner, Ludwig   
Wagner, Ludwig   
Wagner, Michael   
Wagner, Oskar   
Wagner, Otto (KM-U-Boot)11-12-191607-09-2007 
Wagner, Otto (WH-Jäger-Bataillon 8)19-02-1913  
Wagner, Paul   
Wagner, Paul (WH-Inf. Rgt. 48)   
Wagner, Richard   
Wagner, Rolf   
Wagner, Rudolf   
Wagner, Rudolf   
Wagner, Rudolf   
Wagner, Rudolf29-10-192111-12-1943 
Wagner, Siegfried   
Wagner, Sigwart   
Wagner, Theodor   
Wagner, von, Herbert   
Wagner, Walter   
Wagner, Werner   
Wagner, Werner (Pz-Lehr-Div.)24-07-191924-12-1976 
Wagner, Wilhelm08-09-191504-07-1994 
Wagner, Willi   
Wagner, Wolfgang   
Wagner, x   
Wahl, Adalbert08-05-1906  
Wahl, Dietmar02-01-191713-08-1943 
Wahl, Karl   
Wahl, Karl   
Wahl, Peter04-02-191327-03-1945 
Wahl, Richard   
Wahlbrink, Erich21-01-191409-10-1943 
Wahlen, Rolf   
Wahler, Eugen   
Wahlers, Johann   
Wahmann, Ernst   
Wahn, Rudolf23-01-192218-03-1943more 
Wahrendorf, Wilhelm   
Wahrmann, Michael24-03-191622-09-1943 
Waibel, Oskar   
Waiblinger, Gerhard   
Waide, Wolfgang   
Waidner, Albert   
Waigand, Georg   
Waitzer, Rudolf   
Walbaum, Claus (Grenadier-Regiment 42)26-09-1917  
Walberg, Erich   
Walbröl, Anton15-12-1916  
Walcher, Engelbert   
Wald, Friedrich   
Walde, Hans-Gert   
Waldeck und Pyrmont, Prinz zu, Maximilian W.G.H.13-09-189823-02-1981more 
Waldecker, Helmut03-09-191425-04-1966more 
Walden, Bruno14-12-191100-00-1946 
Walden, Heinrich   
Waldenmeyer, Erwin   
Waldhausen, Wilhelm   
Waldherr, Hermann   
Waldhoff, Max   
Waldmann, Alois   
Waldmann, Hans   
Waldmann, Hans-Peter "Dackel"24-09-192218-03-1945more 
Waldmann, Otto   
Waldmüller, Hans (SS-Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment 25)13-09-191208-09-1944more 
Waldmüller, Leo 05-08-1968 
Waldner, Hermann   
Waldorf, Anton   
Waldow, von, Achatz   
Waldow, von, Friedrich   
Waldrab, Willi   
Waldura, Robert   
Walendy, Gerhard   
Walfort, Paul   
Walgenbach, Theodor   
Walitschek, Hubert Felix24-04-191800-11-1997 
Walkenfort, Alois   
Walker, Albert   
Walker, Erwin   
Walker, Friedrich   
Wallburg, Rolf   
Walle, Gustav02-09-191529-09-1970more 
Wallenschuhs, Heinrich   
Waller, Karl13-12-1914  
Wallesch, Ernst09-11-1915  
Walleser, Kuno   
Wallis, von, Helmut   
Wallmann, Gustav   
Wallowski, Willi   
Wallrapp, Hartmut   
Wallwiener, Otto   
Walsberg, Walter   
Walsch, Erich   
Waltenberger, Eduard (Afrika-Art.-Reg.1)05-11-1899  
Walter, Adalbert   
Walter, Albert   
Walter, Alois   
Walter, Anton   
Walter, Dominikus25-10-191314-02-1993 
Walter, Erich   
Walter, Erwin (SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 3)14-03-1914  
Walter, Eugen   
Walter, Franz   
Walter, Franz   
Walter, Gerhard   
Walter, Helmut10-05-192113-10-2005more 
Walter, Helmut (WH-Art.Rgt. 131)  more 
Walter, Helmut (WH-Pi.Btl. 14)10-05-192113-10-2005 
Walter, Karl13-04-189329-05-1956 
Walter, Kurt27-02-190813-08-1944more 
Walter, Kurt23-10-191126-10-1942 
Walter, Max   
Walter, Paul   
Walter, Rudolf   
Walter, x   
Waltersdorf, Adolf   
Walther, Berthold   
Walther, Emil   
Walther, Erich05-08-190326-12-1948more 
Walther, Ernst   
Walther, Erwin   
Walther, Eugen   
Walther, Georg   
Walther, Gerhard   
Walther, Gerhard17-06-192018-05-1944more 
Walther, Harald   
Walther, Heinrich   
Walther, Heinrich (Lw-Aufklärungsgruppe)   
Walther, Heinz   
Walther, Horst   
Walther, Josef   
Walther, Kurt   
Walther, Kurt (Waffen-SS)   
Walther, Kurt (WH-Art.Rgt. 290)   
Walther, Siegfried   
Waltz, Oskar   
Walz, Albrecht   
Walz, Georg   
Walz, Hans01-12-1912  
Walz, Hartmut   
Walz, Karl   
Walz, Rudolf   
Walz, Sebastian   
Walzel, Max   
Wambacher, Ernst   
Wamsler, Eugen09-03-1920 more 
Wanckel, Johann   
Wandel, Friedrich-Wilhelm24-07-191526-10-1943 
Wandel, Joachim07-05-191407-10-1942 
Wanderer, Ernst   
Wandmaker, Helmut09-11-191619-07-2007more 
Wandner, Artur   
Wandrey, Max08-04-191021-02-1945more 
Wangenheim, Freiherr von, Hubert04-11-1904  
Wangenheim, Freiherr von, Konrad20-08-190900-02-1953 
Wangenhoff, von, Franz-Dieter   
Wangerin, Friedrich-Wilhelm27-01-191513-11-2002more 
Wangerin, Willi   
Wangler, Wilhelm   
Wanhöfer, Günter18-11-191607-08-2015 
Waniek, Karl August   
Wanivenhaus, von, Hugo   
Wanke, Artur24-06-190101-03-1987 
Wanke, Erhard   
Wanke, Fritz   
Wannenmacher, Ernst-Leopold08-09-1921  
Wanner, Erich   
Wanner, Josef   
Wanner, Karl   
Wannerer, Josef   
Wanser, Rudolf   
Wantke, Reinhold   
Wapenhensch, Gerhard   
Wappler, Fritz16-09-191609-10-1943more 
Wappler, Heinz   
Wappler, Horst   
Warburg, von, Albrecht   
Warczak, Wladislaus07-06-1921  
Wardel, Valentin30-03-1916  
Wardelmann, Herbert   
Warganz, Ernst   
Wargin, Josef  more 
Warkalla, Johannes   
Warkus, Friedrich   
Warlich, Georg   
Warmbold, Hans-Joachim   
Warmbold, Helmuth   
Warming, Otto   
Warmuth, Josef   
Warnatz, Heinrich   
Warnecke, Friedrich "Fritz"25-11-189804-05-1968more 
Warnecke, Hans   
Warnecke, Karl-Heinz   
Warneke, Heinz   
Warnhoff, Karl10-02-190202-09-1943 
Warning, Elmar10-12-1907  
Warnke, Hans-Joachim   
Warrelmann, Hinrich16-04-190409-10-1980 
Warsow, Gerhard   
Wartenberg, von, Guido14-08-190416-09-1944 
Warthol, Walter   
Warttmann, Otto   
Warwitz, Alfons   
Wasch, Heinz   
Wascher, Richard   
Waschk, Herbert19-01-191710-11-1943more 
Waschkau, Gustav28-08-191620-08-1944 
Waschul, Heinz   
Waskow, Arnold   
Wasmer, x00-00-1913  
Wasmund, Erich02-08-190228-04-1945 
Wasmund, Waldemar   
Wasner, Albert   
Wasner, Alfred 18-08-1942 
Wasse, Günter   
Wasselowski, Alfred   
Wasser, Bernhard   
Wassermann, Franz   
Wassersleben, Hermann   
Wassmann, Rudolf07-10-1914  
Wassmuth, August13-01-188723-02-1942 
Wastrack, Rudolf25-04-1918  
Waterbeck, Karl01-01-191521-01-1944 
Waterloo, Franz   
Watermeier, Heinrich   
Waterstraat, Kurt07-10-1908  
Watzek, Erich   
Waue, Georg01-02-190108-05-1945 
Wawereck, Richard   
Wawers, Josef   
Wawrzinek, Emil  more 
Webels, Wilhelm   
Weber, Albrecht   
Weber, Alfred   
Weber, Alfred   
Weber, Alois30-11-191519-01-2003 
Weber, Alois   
Weber, Arthur   
Weber, August   
Weber, August   
Weber, Benno   
Weber, Bernhard24-11-1921  
Weber, Bernhard   
Weber, Christoph   
Weber, Emil   
Weber, Emmeran   
Weber, Erich (Grenadier-Regiment 118)   
Weber, Erich (Jagd-Panzer-Kompanie 1181)07-01-1913  
Weber, Ernst   
Weber, Ernst (Lw-Flak-Regiment)   
Weber, Erwin   
Weber, Franz   
Weber, Franz (Transportgeschwader 3)  more 
Weber, Friedrich   
Weber, Friedrich (WH-256. Infanterie-Division)31-03-189202-09-1974 
Weber, Fritz   
Weber, Fritz   
Weber, Georg 29-08-1943 
Weber, Gerhard   
Weber, Gerhard (WH-Gren.Rgt. 41)21-03-189813-01-1944 
Weber, Gottfried31-01-189117-08-1958more 
Weber, Gustav11-12-1922  
Weber, Günter   
Weber, Günther   
Weber, Hans24-11-191504-10-1942 
Weber, Hans-Joachim04-06-191406-04-1985 
Weber, Heinrich09-07-1915  
Weber, Heinrich   
Weber, Heinrich   
Weber, Heinz   
Weber, Helmut   
Weber, Helmut   
Weber, Helmuth   
Weber, Herbert   
Weber, Hermann   
Weber, Horst Benno Fridigern08-08-191908-01-2007more 
Weber, Hugo28-02-1913 more 
Weber, Johannes   
Weber, Josef   
Weber, Josef   
Weber, Josef   
Weber, Josef, Johann   
Weber, Karl   
Weber, Karl   
Weber, Karl   
Weber, Karl   
Weber, Karl   
Weber, Karl-Heinz30-01-192207-06-1944 
Weber, Karl-Otto10-10-191414-04-1999 
Weber, Kurt   
Weber, Kurt   
Weber, Kurt   
Weber, Lothar   
Weber, Martin26-06-191614-04-1943 
Weber, Otto   
Weber, Otto   
Weber, Otto   
Weber, Otto (WH-Inf.Rgt. 151)19-08-190114-09-1944 
Weber, Paul25-06-191417-04-1996 
Weber, Paul   
Weber, Philipp   
Weber, Robert   
Weber, Rudolf (Herres-Küsten-Art.Abt.708)30-03-1893  
Weber, Rudolf (Kampfgeschwader 54)   
Weber, Waldemar   
Weber, Waldemar   
Weber, Werner   
Weber, Werner   
Weber, Wilhelm   
Weber, Willi   
Weber, Wolfgang   
Weber, Wolfgang (WH-Art.Rgt.)   
Weber, Xaver25-03-191618-02-1943 
Weber-Dahlmann, Alois17-09-1919  
Weberstedt, Harald   
Wechmann, Otto   
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Wechsung, Willi29-12-191322-03-2001more 
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Weck, Helmut11-03-1916 more 
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Weckelmann, Fritz   
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Wecker, Josef22-02-191321-11-1943 
Weckmann, Bernhard   
Weckmann, Harry09-12-190611-02-1945 
Weckmann, Kurt   
Wedderien, Fritz   
Wedel, Alfred   
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Wedel, von, Hermann27-07-189305-02-1944more 
Wedell, Lothar   
Wedelstädt, Kaspar   
Wedemeyer, Haimar22-09-190613-11-1998 
Wedertz, Julius   
Wedow, Bruno   
Weege, Bernhard   
Weege, Karl-Heinz   
Weeke, Karl   
Weeren, Peter   
Weerts, Hans   
Wefelmeier, Friedrich   
Wefelnberg, Gerhard   
Wefers, Heinrich   
Wefers, Wilhelm   
Wege, Heinz   
Wege, Kurt   
Wegelein, Helmuth   
Wegener, Albert   
Wegener, Edward   
Wegener, Günther   
Wegener, Hans   
Wegener, Hubert   
Wegener, Otto   
Wegener, Walter   
Wegener, Werner Willy02-01-191426-07-1989 
Wegener, Wilhelm   
Weger, Werner   
Wegerhoff, Alexander   
Weglehner, Friedrich18-12-1898  
Wegmann, Georg   
Wegmann, Günter   
Wegmann, Hans   
Wegmann, Hans   
Wegner, Friedrich   
Wegner, Hermann   
Wegner, Otto   
Wegner, Wilhelm (Stug-Abteilung 'Großdeutschland')21-09-191410-03-1989more 
Wegst, Johannes   
Wegwitz, Max   
Wehinger, Erwin   
Wehking, Heinz   
Wehking, Hermann09-09-191403-11-2009more 
Wehking, Otto   
Wehl, Hermann   
Wehlend, Ernst   
Wehlitz, Paul   
Wehmeyer, Alfred21-04-191901-06-1942more 
Wehmeyer, August   
Wehnelt, Herbert   
Wehner, Fritz19-01-190930-09-1943 
Wehner, Georg   
Wehner, Karl   
Wehner, Kurt   
Wehr, Eberhard   
Wehrhahn, Kurt   
Wehrheim, Hans   
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Wehrmann, Heinrich   
Wehrmann, Heinz   
Wehrmann, Karl17-03-189409-05-1945 
Wehrstedt, Albert   
Wehrstedt, Otto 10-08-1944 
Wehrstedt, Werner   
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Weichbrodt, Karl-Heinz   
Weichenhain, Friedrich   
Weichert, Rudolf   
Weichhold, Erhard   
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Weichsel, Ernst17-08-1910  
Weick, Karl   
Weickert, Gerhard   
Weidemann, Friedrich Karl   
Weidemann, Heinrich   
Weidemüller, Hans   
Weidenbach, Heinrich   
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Weidenhaupt, Wilhelm   
Weidig, Richard   
Weidinger, Franz Xaver   
Weidinger, Georg   
Weidinger, Otto27-05-191411-01-1990more 
Weidler, Willi   
Weidlich, Bruno   
Weidlich, Dr., Martin   
Weidlich, Otto   
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