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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
Kaarow, Heinz   
Kabert, Leopold 'Poldi' ('U-953')   
Kabinger, Walter   
Kachel, Georg18-12-191218-10-1944 
Kaczirek, Paul   
Kad, Erich   
Kaddatz, Günther   
Kaddatz, Walter   
Kadelbach, Dr., Hans   
Kaden, Gerhard   
Kaden, Johannes   
Kadgien, Horst   
Kadler, Helmut   
Kadner, Kurt   
Kaduk, Richard   
Kaeber, Helmut18-01-192016-02-1991 
Kaegler, Walther   
Kaempfe, Dieter30-07-1913 more 
Kaempfe, Rudolf   
Kaestner, Hans   
Kaestner, Paul   
Kaether, Erich   
Kaetow, Ludwig   
Kaffenberger, Heinrich (Grenadier-Regiment 992)   
Kaffka, Max   
Kaftan, Walter   
Kafurke, Alfons   
Kageneck, Graf von, Clemens-Heinrich17-10-191318-03-2005 
Kageneck, Graf von, Franz Joseph08-01-191529-12-1941 
Kagerer, Norbert   
Kagrath, Karl   
Kahl, Bruno23-11-191427-02-1999more 
Kahl, Konrad13-03-191231-07-1968 
Kahl, Wilhelm   
Kahl, Wilhelm   
Kahlden, von, Henning   
Kahlden, von, Wolf02-09-190127-10-1979more 
Kahle, Albrecht   
Kahle, Franz   
Kahle, Friedrich   
Kahle, Hans-Reinhold05-07-1906  
Kahle, Hellmut31-10-191524-11-1978 
Kahle, Klaus   
Kahle, Rolf   
Kahle, Rudolf27-02-191413-03-1969 
Kahle, Werner   
Kahle, Wilhelm   
Kahler, Friedrich-Wilhelm   
Kahlert, Ernst   
Kahlfeld, Heinz   
Kahlhammer, Ludwig   
Kahlich, Rudolf   
Kahlmann, Erich   
Kahnert, Karl   
Kahnt, Manfred   
Kahnt, Werner   
Kahsnitz, Erich17-02-189829-07-1943more 
Kail, Karl   
Kailuhn, Hellmut   
Kain, Gerhard   
Kainer, Raimund   
Kainrath, Max   
Kainz, Emanuel   
Kainz, Hans   
Kainz, Karl27-09-191610-10-2013 
Kaiser, Adolf (LW-Fallschirmjäger)   
Kaiser, Adolf (Nachtjagdgeschwader 2)18-07-1921  
Kaiser, Adolf (Rgt.-Gruppe 347)   
Kaiser, Anton (Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 13)   
Kaiser, August (Kampfgeschwader 4 'General Wever')   
Kaiser, Erich (Kampfgeschwader 51 'Edelweiss')03-03-191403-01-1945more 
Kaiser, Erich (Panzer-Regiment 39)10-07-191026-08-1942more 
Kaiser, Erich (SS-Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 11 'RH')   
Kaiser, Ernst (Aufklärungsgruppe 124)11-05-191702-11-1943more 
Kaiser, Erwin (Gren.Rgt. 1060)19-09-1896 more 
Kaiser, Franz (9. Flak-Div.)11-11-1912 more 
Kaiser, Georg (Artillerie-Abteilung 900)16-10-191105-12-1944 
Kaiser, Gerhard (Aufklärungsgruppe 123)15-05-1914  
Kaiser, Herbert (Höhne, Herbert)16-03-191605-12-2003more 
Kaiser, Hermann (Flak-Abt.182)03-10-1914  
Kaiser, Karl ('U-181')15-09-1919  
Kaiser, Kurt (Fallschirmjäger)   
Kaiser, Oskar (Aufklärungsgruppe 23)  more 
Kaiser, Otto (Pz.Art.Reg. 'Hermann Göring')19-09-1915  
Kaiser, Richard (Kampfgeschwader 27 'Boelcke')   
Kaiser, Rudolf (Panzer-Artillerie-Regiment 4)   
Kaiser, Theodor (Jagdgeschwader 3 "Udet")15-06-1918  
Kaiser, Vinzenz 'Zenz' (Waffen SS)28-02-190420-04-1945more 
Kaiser, Walter (Artillerie-Regiment 195)   
Kaiser, Wilhelm (Stuka Geschwader 2 'Immelmann')30-11-191424-09-1993more 
Kakl, Robert   
Kalamorz, Ernst   
Kalauch, Christian   
Kalb, Christian   
Kalb, Hans17-04-191318-08-1989 
Kalb, Max   
Kalben, von, Heinrich-Detloff 18-12-1966 
Kalberlah, Ludwig   
Kalbfuß, Fritz-Arno Walter Eberhard (Art.Rgt.27)23-12-191621-09-1943 
Kalbhenn, Heinrich03-02-1915 more 
Kalcher, Johannes   
Kalckreuth, Graf, Joachim   
Kalckreuth, von, Hans-Gotthelf   
Kalden, Peter17-08-192311-06-1996 
Kaldrack, Günter Otto Hans23-09-1911  
Kaldrack, Rolf Otto Detlev25-06-191303-02-1942 
Kalenborn, Willi   
Kalepky, Wolfgang   
Kaletsch, Georg16-10-191406-03-1944 
Kaletta, Paul   
Kalina, Willi   
Kalinka, Fritz   
Kalinowski, Josef   
Kalinowsky, von, Herbert19-03-189529-05-1979 
Kalinsky, Herbert   
Kalisch, Erich   
Kalisch, Willy   
Kaliweit, Walter   
Kalkbrenner, Gottfried   
Kalkhauser, Karl   
Kalkschmid, Michael (Pionier-Bataillon 7)  more 
Kallenbach, Adolf   
Kallenberg, Wilhelm   
Kallfelz, Karl-Heinz   
Kallien, Hans-Albert   
Kallies, Siegfried Alwin (Aufkl.Abt. 168)16-02-191506-02-1945 
Kalm, Heinrich   
Kalmbach, Otto   
Kalss, Alois18-02-192002-05-1945more 
Kalteis, Gustav   
Kaltenbach, Rudolf   
Kaltenbrunner, Adolf   
Kaltenbrunner, Alois   
Kalter, Bernhard   
Kalter, Ferdinand   
Kalz, Ernst   
Kalz, Walter   
Kambor, Hans   
Kamczyk, Josef   
Kamecke, Hans18-08-189016-10-1943more 
Kamenz, Gerhard   
Kamenz, Paul   
Kamhuber, Josef   
Kamieth, Adolf   
Kamieth, Otto   
Kamin, Anton06-01-1924  
Kaminski, Anton   
Kaminski, August09-08-191515-08-2012 
Kaminski, August   
Kaminski, Heinrich   
Kaminski, Paul   
Kaminski, Walter   
Kaminsky, Paul   
Kamischke, Reinhold18-08-1919  
Kamischke, Werner16-06-191410-03-1999 
Kamm, Ernst   
Kamm, Konrad   
Kammer, Kurt   
Kammer, von der, Arnold   
Kammerer, Erich   
Kammerer, Franz05-03-190327-06-1944more 
Kammerer, Horst   
Kammerer, Karl29-01-1912  
Kammerstätter, Johannes   
Kammerzell, Fritz   
Kammler, Dr.-Ing., Hans26-08-190109-05-1945more 
Kamp, Gerhard   
Kamp, Hans-Karl   
Kamp, Heinrich  more 
Kampen, Johann   
Kampf, Friedhelm06-01-1910  
Kampf, Friedrich-Wilhelm   
Kampfert, Georg   
Kampfhammer, Michael   
Kampfhenkel, Werner   
Kampfrath, Hans-Joachim   
Kampmann, Josef   
Kampmann, Karl   
Kampmann, Werner   
Kampmann, Wolfgang   
Kamps, Kurt   
Kampshoff, Franz   
Kampsmann, Friedrich   
Kamptz, von, Henning   
Kandler, Stefan   
Kandler, Wolf-Dietrich   
Kandt, Günther   
Kandt, Herbert   
Kandzia, Paul   
Kandziora, Johannes   
Kania, Heinrich22-04-1923  
Kanitz, Günter07-07-1918  
Kann, Wilhelm   
Kannegiesser, Eugen   
Kannegießer, Fritz   
Kannenberg, Kurt08-04-191217-11-1944 
Kanngiesser, Franz   
Kannis, Robert   
Kanowski, Paul   
Kanserski, Harald   
Kanthak, Paul   
Kanther, Werner   
Kanzler, Richard   
Kapell, Karl17-11-1914 more 
Kapff, Siegfried   
Kapff, von, Wolfgang   
Kaphengst, Joachim29-01-1914  
Kapischke, Gerhard20-05-1919 more 
Kaplan, Josef   
Kappauf, Hans-Wilhelm   
Kappaun, Manfred09-03-192000-00-2002 
Kappe, Erich   
Kappel, Wilhelm   
Kappeler, Karl  more 
Kappes, Gottfried   
Kappis, Hans-Joachim09-12-190831-12-1970more 
Kappl, Josef 07-06-1943 
Kappus, Karl   
Kaps, Julius   
Karau, August05-11-191413-12-1957 
Karbsch, Friedrich   
Karch, Fritz17-01-192030-12-2001 
Karcher, Karl-Ehrhart03-01-191812-03-1973more 
Karcher, Reinhold (Grenadier-Regiment 351)   
Karck, Georg11-06-191103-07-1944more 
Karcz, Edmund   
Karczewski, Eugen   
Kardel, Hennecke15-06-192224-06-2007 
Karg, Gerhard   
Karg, Hans   
Karg, Ullrich04-07-191820-09-1943 
Kargel, Erich   
Karger, Hermann   
Kark, Werner   
Karkdyk, Wilhelm   
Karkowski, Hermann   
Karl, Alois   
Karl, Friedrich   
Karl, Friedrich-Wilhelm15-09-191121-08-1970 
Karl, Otto30-09-191016-06-1973 
Karl, Sebastian   
Karlbaum, Adolf (Panzerjäger-Abteilung 171)   
Karle, Gustav   
Karlstetter, Johann   
Karnehm, Johann   
Karolus, Karl   
Karow, Gustav25-09-189711-03-1948 
Karpenkiel, Hans   
Karpinski, Erwin   
Karpinski, Peter   
Karrasch, Otto   
Karrenbauer, Johann (Div.Füs.Bat.263)08-04-1919  
Karsch, Fritz   
Karst, Friedrich  more 
Karst, Jakob   
Karsten, Paul   
Karstens, Karl10-11-190809-02-1945 
Karstädt, Berthold   
Karthaus, Günther   
Kasch, Lorenz20-08-191417-10-1943 
Kasch, Wilhelm   
Kaschenz, Kurt   
Kaschig, Heinz   
Kaschner, Dr., Erwin   
Kaschta, Heinrich   
Kasdorf, Gustav   
Kase, Paul   
Kase, Walter   
Kasimiers, Georg   
Kaspar, Gustav   
Kasparek, Heinz   
Kasper, Eduard   
Kasper, Fritz   
Kasper, Karl   
Kasper, Wilhelm   
Kasper, Willi   
Kasperowski, Hans   
Kaspers, Hermann   
Kassan, Herbert   
Kassing, Fritz16-08-1912  
Kassner, Friedrich   
Kassner, Helmut17-03-189728-01-1960 
Kassner, Wilhelm   
Kast, Christian   
Kast, Josef   
Kast, Ulrich   
Kasten, Helmut   
Kasten, Hermann   
Kasten, Horst   
Kastl, Hans   
Kastner, Paul   
Kaswurm, Hans   
Kater, Bernhard   
Katerndahl, Walter   
Kath, Edmund   
Kath, Ernst   
Kath, Karl   
Katheder, Wolfgang28-09-1922  
Kathen, von, Hans-Friedrich   
Kather, Ernst   
Katins, Wilhelm   
Katte, Joachim   
Kattlack, Heinz   
Katzelberger, Leopold ('U-198')12-11-192112-08-1944 
Katzmann, Gerhard   
Kaubisch, Horst03-12-191512-02-1945more 
Kaucher, Günther   
Kaudel, Otto   
Kauermann, Helmut11-10-1915  
Kauert, Willi   
Kauerz, Paul   
Kauffeld, Willy   
Kauffmann, Hans   
Kauffmann, Kurt   
Kaufmann, Erich   
Kaufmann, Gerhard   
Kaufmann, Hans   
Kaufmann, Hermann   
Kaufmann, Karl   
Kaufmann, Ludwig (He.Stu.Gesch.Brig. 311)26-06-191717-03-1945 
Kaufmann, Martin   
Kaufmann, von, Fritz   
Kauka, Rudolf   
Kauke, Theodor   
Kaulbars, Joachim03-05-192329-04-1981 
Kauls, Hans-Helmut   
Kaumanns, Eduard   
Kaumeyr, Georg   
Kaup, Franz   
Kaupa, Willi   
Kaupel, Ernst   
Kaupper, August   
Kausche, Erich   
Kauschmann, Martin   
Kaussen, Ewald13-07-1911  
Kaussen, Konstantin   
Kaut, Otto20-12-192200-04-1945 
Kauth, Peter18-01-191204-11-2002 
Kautz, Emil   
Kautz, Herbert   
Kautz, Kurt   
Kautz, Oskar13-11-191122-07-1943 
Kauworski, Rupert   
Kawitzke, Max   
Kayl, Gottfried   
Kayser, Erich (Pz.Gren.Rgt. 155)   
Kayser, Friedrich Kasimir (Gren.Rgt. 110)07-10-192029-09-1943 
Kayser, Josef (Art.Rgt. 299)   
Kayser, Karl (Kampfgeschwader)  more 
Kayser, Otto (Gren.Rgt. 173)   
Kayser, von, Bruno (Kriegsberichter)10-01-190525-08-1982more 
Kayser, Walter (Gren.Rgt. 390)08-01-191809-01-2002 
Kayß, Alfred06-04-191405-01-1944 
Kazmaier, Paul24-10-190916-07-1944 
Kazmierczak, Johannes   
Kebekus, Theodor   
Keck, Heinrich   
Keck, Walter   
Kecsmar, Hubert   
Keding, Willi   
Kedzia, Ernst-Georg15-11-191416-06-1994more 
Keese, Heinrich28-04-191827-05-2006 
Kefer, Anton   
Kegel, Walter   
Kegler, Gerhard26-01-189816-07-1986more 
Kehl, Hans-Gerd   
Kehnscherper, Walter   
Kehrein, Reinhold   
Kehren, Johannes   
Kehrig, Gottfried   
Keibel, Rudolf   
Keil, Ernst   
Keil, Ernst   
Keil, Georg   
Keil, Heinz   
Keil, Herbert   
Keil, Jakob29-05-192316-04-1944 
Keil, Josef "Jupp"   
Keil, Karl   
Keil, Philipp   
Keil, Walter   
Keil, Wilhelm   
Keiler, Christian   
Keilhaus, Wilhelm11-12-1898 more 
Keilholz, Hermann   
Keils, Wilhelm   
Keim, Willi   
Kein, Helmut   
Keinath, Herbert   
Keine, Fritz   
Keiner, Adolf   
Keiper, Ludwig   
Keiser, Paul Karl Gustav (Gren.Rgt. 326)08-02-189426-06-1981more 
Keishold, Siegfried   
Keitel, Gerhard15-03-191601-11-1979more 
Keitel, Karl-Heinz   
Keitmann, Julius   
Kelbch, Albert22-11-191408-11-1943 
Kelch, Franz01-11-1915  
Kell, Hans   
Kelle, Ernst   
Keller, Alfred (Kampfschwimmer)04-03-1923  
Keller, Baldur (3. SS-Panzer-Division "Totenkopf")26-04-191200-00-1949more 
Keller, Dieter   
Keller, Edmund   
Keller, Ernst   
Keller, Heinrich   
Keller, Hermann   
Keller, Horst   
Keller, Hubert   
Keller, Josef   
Keller, Josef-Karl   
Keller, Karl (Artillerie-Regiment 81)   
Keller, Karl (schw. Artillerie-Abteilung 843)   
Keller, Paul   
Keller, Peter   
Keller, Rudolf   
Keller, Sebastian   
Keller, Wilhelm   
Keller, Willi  more 
Kellermann, Albert   
Kellermann, Bernhard   
Kellermann, Fritz   
Kellermann, Georg   
Kellermann, Karl-Heinz   
Kellermann, Ortwin10-12-192229-05-2010 
Kellner, Anton   
Kellner, Bernhard   
Kellner, Franz   
Kellner, Heinrich   
Kellner, Martin   
Kellner, Walter   
Kelm, Friedrich 08-11-2012 
Kelm, Gunnar   
Kelp, Karl   
Kemethmüller, Heinz (JG 3 'Udet')26-06-191420-02-1984more 
Kemler, Heinrich08-12-191211-08-2000 
Kemmer, Erwin   
Kemmer, Viktor  more 
Kemmerich, Maximilian   
Kemnade, Friedrich12-12-191129-01-2008more 
Kemnitz, Dr., Martin18-08-1912 more 
Kempa, Hans   
Kempa, Werner   
Kempas, Traugott27-08-191913-03-1945more 
Kempchen, Hugo   
Kempcke, Karl-Heinz   
Kempe, Alfred   
Kempe, Erich   
Kempe, Fritz   
Kempenich, Hermann   
Kemper, Anton   
Kemper, Kuno   
Kempf, Alfred   
Kempf, Josef   
Kempf, Karl   
Kempf, Karl-Heinz02-02-192003-09-1944 
Kempf, Paul   
Kempf, Walter   
Kempf, Wilhelm   
Kempfert, Georg  more 
Kempfert, Herbert   
Kempin, Günther02-12-192012-08-1998more 
Kempken, Heinrich18-06-192015-11-2006more 
Kendel, Otto   
Kendler, Rudolf15-04-191413-02-2011more 
Kennel, Karl (Schlachtgeschwader 2 "Immelmann")17-01-191401-07-1999more 
Kensche, Friedrich   
Kentenich, Peter   
Kentner, Albert30-03-1897  
Kepp, Siegfried   
Kepp, Werner   
Keppel, Hans   
Keppeler, Rudolf   
Keppeler, Werner   
Keppler, Clemens   
Keppler, Hans11-02-191203-09-1942 
Kepplinger, Ludwig31-12-191107-08-1944more 
Keppner, Johannes   
Kerchow, Kurt   
Kerkan, Otto   
Kerl, Reinhold   
Kerl, Willy   
Kerler, Anton   
Kerling, Georg25-02-191721-01-2010 
Kern, Andreas   
Kern, Emil19-06-1915 more 
Kern, Ewald08-02-191305-08-1943 
Kern, Friedrich21-08-191202-04-1945 
Kern, Gerd   
Kern, Günter   
Kern, Hans   
Kern, Hans   
Kern, Heinrich   
Kern, Hermann   
Kern, Karl31-07-191302-01-1972 
Kern, Kurt   
Kern, Walter   
Kerner, Georg21-01-191905-04-1945more 
Kerps, Wilhelm