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.

Borchers, Adolf* February 10th, 1913
† February 9th, 1996

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NameDate of birthDate of deathAwards
Müller, Alfred (Jagdgeschwader 2)   
Müller, Ferdinand (Kriegsmarine)   
Meyn, Rudolf   
Müller, Friedrich (WL-SG x)   
Meinecke, Heinrich09-12-1915 more 
Metzig, Heinz13-10-192400-00-1945 
Müller, Hans-Hermann05-02-1921  
Maluck, Gerhard21-03-1914  
Menzel, Gerhard (Lw-Schlachtgeschwader x)   
Markgraf, Hans   
Maier, Otto (Luftwaffe)   
Mertins, Friedrich 08-04-1945 
Mößlacher, Erhard16-06-192112-02-1945more 
Meden, von der, Karl-Friedrich03-12-189626-12-1961more 
Meyer-Arend, Robert28-11-191927-05-1944 
Manndel, Gerhard   
Mahrle, Sebastian24-02-1902  
Meseck-Selchow, Siegfried25-02-191520-10-2009more 
Möller, Hans (SS-Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 9)   
Mittelberger, Otto-Eugen "Eugen"16-03-1910  
Matzel, Gerhard   
Mann, Friedrich-Karl   
Mukowska, Kurt   
Mors, Heinz   
Menedetter, Kurt   
Mack, Stanislaus   
Moritz, Wilhelm (Lw-Jagdgeschwader)29-06-191300-00-2010more 
Michael, von, Friedrich-August  more 
Moßdorf, Martin10-01-191611-01-2002more 
Mociulschi, Leonard27-03-188915-04-1979more 
Meyer, Werner (SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 9)18-09-191917-08-1996more 
Malapert, Freiherr von, Robert-Georg07-08-191221-05-1942more 
Müller, Siegfried (LW-Jagdgeschwader 3)13-03-1924  
Meyer, Werner (Pionier-Bataillon)   
Meyer, Werner (Lw-Aufklärungsgruppe)   
Matthen, Willi   
Mylius, Wilhelm24-02-191510-09-1970more 
Mutscher, Helmut   
Muth, Friedel   
Munz, Karl29-04-1915  
Münter, Walter   
Münster, Rudolf   
Münster, Leopold13-12-192008-05-1944 
Munske, Kurt   
Munsche, Karl-Heinz   
Mundt, Ulrich24-10-191529-01-1945 
Mündlein, Ernst07-12-191311-09-1944 
Mundinger, Willi   
Mündel, Hasso   
Mund, Franz20-01-192321-12-1993 
Müncheberg, Karl-Heinz   
Müncheberg, Joachim31-12-191823-03-1943more 
Münch, Helmut   
Münch, Adolf   
Mulzer, Hermann   
Müllner, Otto   
Müller, Xaver   
Müller, Willibald   
Müller, Willi   
Müller, Willi   
Müller, Wilhelm15-03-191530-05-1945 
Müller, Werner   
Müller, Walter (WL-Seeaufklärungsgruppe)07-10-1916 more 
Müller, Walter   
Müller, Walter   
Müller, Walter   
Müller, Walter   
Müller, Siegfried (LW-Jagdgeschwader 54)10-11-191721-02-1945 
Müller, Rudolf   
Müller, Rudolf   
Müller, Richard-Karl   
Müller, Reinhold   
Müller, Philipp   
Müller, Peter   
Müller, Oskar   
Müller, Max   
Müller, Ludwig   
Müller, Ludwig   
Müller, Ludwig (Lw-Nahaufklärungsgruppe)   
Müller, Karl-Friedrich   
Müller, Karl (Schlachtgeschwader 2)   
Müller, Karl (Kampfgeschwader)   
Müller, Karl (Lehrgeschwader 1)   
Müller, Karl (Kampfgeschwader 2)28-08-191308-02-1943 
Müller, Karl (Aufklärungsgruppe 122)   
Müller, Julius   
Müller, Josef   
Müller, Josef   
Müller, Josef   
Müller, Johannes   
Müller, Joachim   
Müller, Horst   
Müller, Horst23-02-191613-07-1943 
Müller, Herbert   
Müller, Herbert   
Müller, Herbert   
Müller, Helmuth   
Müller, Helmut   
Müller, Heinz   
Müller, Heinz   
Müller, Heinz   
Müller, Hans-Joachim   
Müller, Hans-Joachim   
Müller, Hansgeorg   
Müller, Hans   
Müller, Hans   
Müller, Hans   
Müller, Hans   
Müller, Hans   
Müller, Hans   
Müller, Hans (Lw-Wettererkundungsstaffel)   
Müller, Hanns-Erich   
Müller, Gustav   
Müller, Gustav   
Müller, Günther27-01-192123-06-1944 
Müller, Günter   
Müller, Gottfried (Flak-Lehr-Abteilung)   
Müller, Gottfried (Lw-Nahaufklärungsgruppe)   
Müller, Gerhard   
Müller, Gebhard   
Müller, Fritz   
Müller, Friedrich-Karl "Nasen"04-12-191102-11-1987 
Müller, Friedrich-Karl "Tutti"25-12-191629-05-1944more 
Müller, Friedrich   
Müller, Eugen   
Müller, Ernst   
Müller, Erich23-12-191622-07-1944 
Müller, Erich   
Müller, Erich (Kampfgeschwader 1)  more 
Müller, Emanuel   
Müller, Edmund   
Müller, Dr., Günther (LW-Fallschirmjäger)15-09-191100-00-1962more 
Müller, Balthasar   
Müller, August   
Müller, Aloysius   
Müller, Alfred (Jagdgeschwader 27)   
Müller, Albert   
Müller, Adolf   
Müllensiefen, Peter-Eberhard05-08-191218-02-2004 
Muhr, Eduard   
Muhr, Alfred   
Mühlhausen, Heinz   
Mühlbauer, Oskar   
Muggenthaler, Alfons12-12-191124-02-1962 
Müller, Rudolf (Jagdgeschwader 5)21-11-192021-10-1943more 
Mueller, Heinrich   
Mueller, Hans   
Mueller, Ferdinand   
Muehlbacher, Fritz   
Muche, Helmut   
Mrochen, Max   
Mrkva, Rudolf01-12-191510-09-1979 
Motz, Max   
Mössinger, Ernst   
Mössing, Anton   
Moßgraber, Hans-Theo23-08-191827-11-1942 
Moser, Erwin   
Moschüring, Friedrich   
Mosbach, Friedrich   
Mörsch, Willi   
Mors, Otto-Harald18-11-191011-02-2001 
Mors, August20-07-192108-08-1944 
Morr, Hans   
Moritz, Horst   
Moritz, Edmund   
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Morhard, Michael   
Morgenstern, Heinz   
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Morgenröther, Karl   
Morcher, Ernst-Bernd   
Mörbitz, Karl   
Mootz, Helmut   
Moos, Edmund   
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Moog, Jakob-Heinrich   
Monse, Wolfgang   
Mönch, Hubert   
Momberger, Karl   
Mombartz, Heinrich   
Mölter, Kurt   
Mollik, Alfred   
Möller, Martin   
Möller, Heinz   
Möller, Hans (Jagdgeschwader 53)   
Möller, Günter   
Möllenbruck, Wilhelm   
Moll, Karl   
Moldrings, Otto   
Mohring, Xaver   
Mohrhardt, Friedrich   
Mohr, Klaus   
Mohr, Franz   
Möhlmann, Heinz   
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Moeschke, Paul   
Moeller-Astheimer, Eberhard   
Moeller, Herbert   
Moeller, Ernst-Günther   
Modrow, Ernst-Wilhelm05-05-190810-09-1990 
Modrau, Bruno   
Mocker, Karl   
Möbius, Siegfried   
Mixa, Franz   
Mistler, Georg00-01-192000-00-1971 
Mißner, Helmut19-05-192112-09-1944 
Misselwitz, Wolfgang   
Missbach, Hans25-11-1915 more 
Mischke, Paul   
Mischke, Helmut21-12-191402-05-1945more 
Mischke, Gerd16-03-192005-11-1992more 
Mischka, Alfred   
Mink, Wilhelm29-04-191212-03-1945 
Minden, von, Rudolf   
Milzarek, Albert   
Milz, Heinz   
Milord, Herbert   
Miller, Ludwig   
Miller, Georg   
Millatz, Wolfgang   
Millahn, Karl-Hermann09-12-191607-10-1981 
Mildenberger, Kornelius   
Mildebrath, Werner   
Milch, Dr. jur., Werner15-11-190317-11-1984 
Mikula, Valentin   
Miksch, Alfred03-01-191901-12-1943 
Mikowski, Georg   
Mikolaizak, Michael   
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Mietusch, Klaus05-08-191817-09-1944 
Miethig, Rudolf17-10-192110-06-1943 
Miemczyk, Paul   
Mielke, Albert   
Miehlke, Werner   
Middermann, Heinz-Emil20-04-191416-02-1944 
Micklei, Kurt   
Micka, Eugen   
Michl, Johann   
Michels, Mathias   
Michel, Gerhard   
Michalke, Walter   
Michalczak, Heinrich   
Michalec, Andreas   
Michal, Karl   
Michaels, Heinz   
Michaelis, Rudolf   
Michaelis, Karl   
Michaelis, Eberhard   
Michaelis, Alfred   
Michael, Hermann13-11-191805-07-1943 
Meyr, Alfons   
Meyn, Wilhelm03-06-192304-05-2002 
Meyn, Erhard   
Meyerkort, Ottmar   
Meyering, Heinz   
Meyering, Heinrich30-11-191913-07-2003more 
Meyer, Walter   
Meyer, Theo   
Meyer, Siegfried   
Meyer, Rudi   
Meyer, Peter   
Meyer, Otto   
Meyer, Otto   
Meyer, Otto (Lw-Kampfgeschwader 55)17-05-191423-02-1945more 
Meyer, Kurt   
Meyer, Konrad   
Meyer, Karl-Ernst   
Meyer, Karl (Aufklärungsgruppe 12)   
Meyer, Johannes   
Meyer, Hermann   
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Meyer, Heinz (LW-Fallschirmjäger)09-04-191622-12-1987more 
Meyer, Heinrich26-01-191915-03-2008 
Meyer, Hans-Adolf (LW-Stuka)19-09-192001-07-1944more 
Meyer, Gert   
Meyer, Fritz   
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Meyer, Friedrich   
Meyer, Ernst   
Meyer, Eberhard   
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Meyer, August Heinrich Gerhard30-03-191526-09-1944more 
Meyer, Alfred   
Meyer zur Heyde, Hans21-03-1919  
Mevissen, Kurt29-03-191729-10-1952 
Mevissen, Herbert   
Meuser, Joachim   
Meurer, Manfred08-09-191921-01-1944 
Meurer, Hans   
Metzner, Rolf   
Metzner, Kurt   
Metzmacher, Bernhard   
Metzig, Rudolf25-10-192125-02-1944 
Metzener, Helmut   
Metz, Wilhelm (Aufklärungsgruppe 14)   
Metz, Heinrich   
Metz, Hans   
Metz, Erich   
Metth, Helmuth   
Methner, Heinz   
Methner, Friedrich-Wilhelm   
Messner, Wilhelm   
Messingschlager, Anton   
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Meske, Heinz   
Merz, Hans   
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Mertes, Nikolaus   
Mertens, Kurt   
Mertens, Helmut11-11-191717-01-1984 
Mertens, Hans   
Mertens, Georg   
Merten, Adolf   
Mersmann, Ernst-Hermann21-06-191517-03-2002 
Merkordt, Fritz   
Merkle, Hansjörg   
Merkle, Anton   
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Merker, Georg   
Merkel, Dieter   
Merk, Otto   
Merian, Matthieu   
Merbeler, Norbert   
Menzel, Robert 25-09-1944more 
Menzel, Otto   
Menzel, Gerhard   
Menzel, Alfred   
Menny, Ingo   
Menges, Otto09-05-191724-05-1944more 
Mengel, Kurt   
Mengel, Ferdinand   
Menden, Hermann   
Mendeck, Herbert   
Menard, Werner   
Menapace, Josef31-07-192006-10-1943 
Memmert, Rudolf   
Melzer, Ernst   
Melzer, Erich   
Meltzer, Karlheinz23-02-192214-08-1943 
Meltzer, Walter15-10-191515-08-1943 
Mellentin, Albert   
Mekelburger, Helmut   
Meitsch, Otto   
Meister, Rudolf01-08-189711-09-1958more 
Meister, Ludwig14-12-191926-11-2011 
Meister, Dieter   
Meist, x   
Meissner, Hans   
Meisinger, Ludwig   
Meisenholl, Gustav-Adolf   
Meisel, Martin   
Meisel, Hans   
Meise, Karl   
Meinicke, Johannes24-06-191904-09-1943 
Meinert, Karl   
Meinecke, Hermann   
Meine, Hermann   
Meindl, Friedrich   
Meindl, Franz   
Meindl, Eugen Albert Max16-07-189224-01-1951more 
Meimberg, Julius11-01-191717-01-2012 
Meilinger, Hubert   
Meier, Willi   
Meier, Walter19-10-191727-07-1944 
Meier, Walter   
Meier, Rudolf   
Meier, Johann-Hermann10-06-192115-03-1944 
Meier, Johann   
Meier, Helmut   
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Meier, Hans-Otto (Sturzkampfgeschwader 77)29-03-191502-05-1944 
Meier, Adolf   
Meichsner, Otto   
Mehnert, Karl   
Mehlert, Günther   
Mehler, Kurt   
Mehle, Werner   
Mehl, Karl   
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Mees, Walter   
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Marquardt, Friedrich   
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