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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
Raab, Alexander12-07-192113-08-2014 
Raab, Gerhard   
Raab, Josef   
Raab, Josef03-02-192115-05-1963 
Raab, Ludwig   
Raab, Paul 23-10-1943more 
Raabe, Gerd   
Raabe, Heinz   
Raabe, Herbert   
Raabe, Horst   
Raaf, Friedrich25-03-192014-03-2002more 
Raake, Erich   
Raapke, Werner10-10-190306-02-1986 
Raapke, Wilhelm13-11-189628-01-1970 
Raatz, Helmuth   
Rab, Johann18-04-191230-03-1943 
Rabben, Albert   
Rabben, Herbert26-08-191825-03-1995 
Rabe von Pappenheim, Friedrich-Carl05-10-189409-06-1977more 
Rabe, Dr., Wolfgang   
Rabe, Eberhard   
Rabe, Ewald   
Rabe, Gustav   
Rabe, Heinrich   
Rabe, Karl   
Rabe, Otto   
Rabenau, von, Hellmuth   
Rabenau, Wolfgang   
Rabenstein, Konrad   
Rabien, Heino   
Rabien, Hermann (Kampfgeschwader 51 "Edelweiss")06-12-1911  
Rabis, Alfred   
Rabitsch, Markus   
Rabl, Josef   
Rach, Hans   
Racho, Erwin   
Rack, Kurt   
Rackelmann, Heinz   
Rackl, Kurt   
Rackowitsch, von, Andreas   
Rackwitz, Herbert   
Rackwitz, Kurt   
Raczek, von, Job-Detlef13-10-189712-01-1943 
Raczkowski, Magnus   
Radau, Bruno   
Raddatz, Heinz   
Raddatz, Walter   
Radden, Hans   
Rade, Ernst   
Rade, Hans-Dietrich   
Radeck, Kurt11-01-191030-03-1944 
Radecke, Friedrich   
Radecke, van, Dietrich   
Radel, Hans19-04-191513-03-1993 
Radel, Willi   
Rademacher, Fritz   
Rademacher, Rudolf "Rudi"19-06-191313-06-1953 
Rademacher, Wilhelm   
Radenberg, Günter   
Radener, Waldemar24-01-192108-01-1957more 
Rader, Alois   
Radermacher, Alfred   
Radermacher, Karl12-12-192209-10-2016more 
Radloff, Richard   
Radmann, Heinz   
Radojewski, Johann10-10-1917  
Radowitz, von, Joseph "Josef"29-07-189901-06-1956more 
Radowski, Eduard17-11-190006-09-1993 
Radtke, Erich   
Radtke, Helmut   
Radtke, Kurt   
Radtke, Otto   
Radtke, Otto (WH-Div.Füs.Btl. (A.A.) 1)   
Radtke, Paul   
Radtke, Wilhelm   
Radusch, Günther11-11-191229-07-1988more 
Radü, Friedrich20-11-1909  
Radziej, Georg07-01-189513-05-1972more 
Radziwill, Herbert   
Raesfeld, von, Werner   
Rafelt, Herbert   
Raff, Dr., Kurt   
Raff-Lehner, Karl   
Rager, Alfons   
Raggl, Alois   
Ragnow, Günther   
Raguse, Günter   
Raguse, Kuno   
Rahden, Baron von, Wolfert   
Rahe, Fritz   
Rahlfs, Heinz   
Rahm, Franz 22-07-1943 
Rahm, Walter   
Rahmel, Gregor   
Rahn, Gerhard   
Rahn, Gerhard   
Rahn, Hans   
Rahn, Horst   
Rahrig, Wilhelm   
Rahtgens, Karl-Ernst   
Rahäuser, Kurt   
Raible, Anton   
Raich, Bruno (Stu.Gesch.Abt. 189)14-05-191629-12-1941 
Raigrotzki, Rudolf   
Rainer, Jochen   
Rainer, Rudolf   
Raison, von, Georg-Wilhelm   
Raith, Heinrich26-07-191423-09-1982 
Raithel, Helmut09-04-190712-09-1990more 
Raithel, Heribert14-06-191014-07-1976 
Raithel, Richard   
Raithelhuber, Ulrich   
Rajek, Stefan   
Rakau, Otto   
Rakebrandt, Wilhelm   
Rakett, Erich   
Rall, Dr.-Ing., Victor24-11-189621-04-1984 
Rall, Günther10-03-191804-10-2009more 
Rall, Max   
Rambow, Heinz   
Rambow, Otto (Artillerie-Regiment 12)02-08-1917  
Rambow, Siegfried   
Rambusch, Helmut   
Rameis, Dr., Ludwig   
Ramelow, Willy   
Ramin, von, Hans-Georg11-07-191605-12-1949 
Ramisch, Ernst   
Ramisch, Georg   
Ramlow, Willi   
Ramm, Heinz   
Ramm, Reimer   
Ramm, von, Hans-Joachim10-10-1898  
Rammelkamp, Herbert   
Rammelt, Gerhard   
Rammelt, Karl10-06-191413-05-2009 
Rammelt, Siegfried18-12-191421-03-1944more 
Rammensee, Walter   
Rammenzweig, Karl   
Rammig, Helmut   
Rammstetter, Horst   
Ramoth, Walter   
Rampel, Josef05-04-191517-11-1943 
Rampl, Karl   
Ramrath, Heinrich   
Ramsauer, Karl   
Ramsdorfer, Karl   
Ramser, Günther27-03-190620-08-1983 
Ramsperger, Bernhard   
Ramsteiner, Josef   
Ranck, Werner25-10-190407-12-1989more 
Randel-Semper, Kurt   
Randloff, Klaus01-04-191923-04-1945 
Randow, von, Fritz   
Randow, von, Heinz Friedrich15-11-189021-12-1942 
Randt, Willy   
Ranft, Max   
Rang, Heinz   
Rang, Peter15-01-1914 more 
Ranglack, Heinz   
Rangosch, Karl   
Rank, Heinz   
Rann, Willy15-09-1916  
Rannersmann, Rolf07-12-191524-02-1978 
Ransmayer, Hans   
Rantzau, Graf zu, Hans-Friedrich10-11-191828-09-1944 
Rantzau, von, Heino08-03-189402-11-1946more 
Rapior, Gerhard   
Rapp, Friedrich   
Rapp, Georg   
Rapp, Gottfried   
Rapp, Willi   
Rapp, Willy   
Rappard, von, Fritz-Georg Hugo Karl15-08-189231-01-1946more 
Rappel, August31-07-191122-11-1984 
Rappholz, Walter04-06-191230-09-1991more 
Rappl, Fritz15-05-1915  
Rappl, Ludwig28-01-192114-03-1997 
Rappold, Ludwig   
Rappolder, Georg   
Rappolt, Franz   
Rappsilber, Heinz   
Rasch, Gerhard   
Rasch, Walter   
Rasche, Hans   
Rasche, Werner   
Raschke, Wilhelm   
Rasel, Josef   
Rasking, Josef   
Rasmussen, Arne   
Rasp, Siegfried10-01-189802-09-1968more 
Rasqué, Peter   
Rassbach, Walter   
Rast, Johann21-04-191431-08-1944 
Rastl, Alfred04-12-192224-02-1978 
Ratajczak, Edmund (s.Pz.Abt. 507)13-02-191629-10-1998more 
Ratajczak, Stefan   
Rath, Bernhard   
Rath, Ernst03-08-191009-03-1990 
Rath, Friedrich   
Rath, Friedrich   
Rath, Gerhard Ferdinand Otto06-06-192011-01-1977 
Rath, Hans-Joachim11-12-189410-05-1968 
Rath, Hermann19-02-1905 more 
Rath, Wilhelm   
Rathay, Alfred   
Rathelbeck, Hans00-00-1902  
Rathgeber, Arno   
Rathje, Hugo   
Rathjen, Kurt   
Rathjens, Carl   
Rathjens, Harald   
Rathjens, Walter   
Rathke, Anton   
Rathmann, Erich   
Rathmann, Erich   
Ratz, Ernst   
Ratzel, Waldemar   
Ratzinger, Josef   
Ratzke, Wilhelm06-05-191027-12-1977 
Ratzlaff, Kurt   
Rau, Eberhard   
Rau, Georg   
Rau, Günther   
Rau, Paul   
Rauch, Alfred29-12-191725-03-1991 
Rauch, Erwin19-10-188926-02-1969more 
Rauch, Hans01-03-189922-08-1958more 
Rauch, Helmuth   
Rauch, Herbert   
Rauch, Josef Alois27-02-190214-08-1984more 
Rauch, Karl-Heinz11-03-192026-06-1944 
Rauch, Leo   
Rauch, Wolfgang   
Raudenbusch, Fritz   
Rauer, Karl07-08-191307-05-1946 
Rauff, Hermann Julius Walther19-06-190614-05-1984more 
Rauh, Andreas   
Rauh, Paul-Hubert15-11-191330-08-2005more 
Rauhaus, Heinz   
Rauhut, Ulrich   
Raulf, Hans   
Raumer, Alfred   
Raus, Erhard08-01-188903-04-1956more 
Rausch, Erich   
Rausch, Martin   
Rausch, Reinhold   
Rauschenbach, Werner   
Rauschenberger, Karl Rudolf (Pz.Gren.Reg.64)20-01-190817-01-1945 
Rauser, Otto Friedrich31-10-189907-11-1977more 
Rautenberg, Erich   
Rautenberg, Erwin   
Rautenberg, Fritz   
Raven, von, Helmuth   
Raven, von, Lothar   
Rebentisch, Ernst31-01-192003-12-2013 
Reber, Gustav-Peter05-06-191926-03-2000more 
Reber, Josef   
Rebhan, Franz   
Rechel, Curt01-12-190210-08-1973more 
Rechenberg, Max   
Reck, Max02-12-1911 more 
Recke, Heinrich25-08-189018-08-1943more 
Recke, Karl-Heinz   
Recker, Willi   
Recknagel, Hermann18-06-189223-01-1945more 
Recktenwald, Heinrich   
Recktenwald, Nikolaus20-06-191316-03-1944more 
Recktor, Konstantin02-03-1917 more 
Reclam, Hans-Heinrich   
Reddehase, Georg   
Redecker, Rolf   
Redecker, von, Manfred   
Redeker, Heinrich   
Reden, Dr.phil., von, Edzard19-03-190516-10-1987 
Reden, Freiherr von, Hans-Hugo   
Reder, Walter04-02-191526-04-1991 
Redieck, Karl05-04-1915  
Redlich, Karl-Wolfgang13-12-191429-05-1944more 
Redlich, Paul   
Redmer, Fritz   
Redmer, Georg   
Reeder, Deert Jacob29-11-189507-07-1944 
Reeder, Günther02-11-1915  
Reeh, Otto   
Reepschläger, Willi   
Reerink, Berndt   
Rees, Max   
Reese, Fritz   
Reese, Karl27-04-1916  
Reetz, Karl   
Ref, Werner   
Refior, Hans   
Regel, Herbert   
Regel, Walter   
Regele, Erwin   
Regener, Walter29-11-1916  
Regener, Wilhelm   
Regenscheit, Richard   
Reger, Konrad   
Reger, Wilhelm   
Regh, Josef   
Regler, Josef   
Regneri, Edmund  more 
Regus, Karl   
Rehbein, Ernst15-10-1914 more 
Rehbein, Franz   
Rehbein, Hugo   
Rehbein, Max H.09-12-191813-11-2015more 
Rehberg, Gustav   
Rehberg, Otto   
Rehbock, Norbert   
Rehdantz, Günther   
Reheis, Dismas   
Rehenberg, Bernhard11-10-1916 more 
Rehfeld, Emil   
Rehfeld, Klaus   
Rehfeldt, Walter   
Rehhäuser, Karl28-03-191402-01-1945more 
Rehkopf, Ernst   
Rehle, Siegfried04-08-191530-12-1942 
Rehle, Xaver   
Rehling, Johannes   
Rehm, Albrecht   
Rehm, Hermann   
Rehm, Karl   
Rehm, Robert   
Rehm, Theodor   
Rehmer, Franz   
Rehmer, Richard16-09-190925-02-1945 
Rehner, Erwin   
Rehrmann, Willi   
Rehs, Franz   
Rehte, Erwin   
Reibe, Ludwig   
Reibnitz, Freiherr von, Manfred (s.Pz.Abt. 505)30-05-192129-01-1945 
Reibold, Hans   
Reibstein, Günter01-02-1914 more 
Reich, Dr., Johann (9. Panzer-Division)29-07-189801-03-1945more 
Reich, Ernst   
Reich, Karl   
Reich, Lorenz   
Reich, Reinhard   
Reich, Werner (Pionier-Bataillon 5)02-07-191711-06-1995 
Reich, Werner (Wh-Infanterie)17-09-190725-01-1944 
Reich, Wilhelm   
Reichard, Gerhard07-03-191815-06-2003more 
Reichardt, Ludwig   
Reiche, Gustav-Adolf   
Reiche, Karl-Otto   
Reiche, Rudi   
Reiche, Werner02-11-191204-07-1973 
Reichel, Adolf   
Reichel, Helmuth11-09-191204-04-2004 
Reichel, Herbert   
Reichel, Kurt   
Reichelt, Martin18-04-190522-09-1984more 
Reichelt, Meinhard   
Reichelt, Paul29-03-189815-07-1981more 
Reichenbach, Georg   
Reichenbach, Werner   
Reicheneder, Fred   
Reicheneder, Josef   
Reichensperger, Bernhard   
Reichenthaler, Christian   
Reichert, Franz   
Reichert, Hans   
Reichert, Heinz   
Reichert, Heinz (schwere Panzer-Abteilung 505)   
Reichert, Karl04-02-191326-11-1976 
Reichert, Karl (WH-Gren.Rgt. 332)   
Reichert, Karl-Heinz   
Reichert, Ludwig   
Reichert, Rudolf24-11-189310-03-1967more 
Reichert, Willy07-08-191119-10-1944more 
Reichhardt, Michael   
Reichmann, Erich   
Reichmann, Franz   
Reichmann, Walter   
Reichow, Otto   
Reichwald, Gerhard05-06-191908-10-1984 
Reidelshöfer, Georg   
Reier, Hans   
Reier, Joachim   
Reif, Anton   
Reif, Franz   
Reif, Hans29-03-1913 more 
Reif, Wilhelm   
Reiff, Hans   
Reiff, Walter   
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Reiher, Fritz   
Reim, Ferdinand  more 
Reim, Willi   
Reimann, Erich   
Reimann, Georg   
Reimann, Gustav   
Reimann, Hans (Panzergrenadier-Regiment 86)   
Reimann, Herbert   
Reimann, Otto   
Reimann, Otto   
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Reimann, Siegfried   
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Reimers, Heinrich   
Reimherr, Wilhelm   
Reimold, Hans   
Reimold, Heinrich   
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Reimschüssel, Heinrich   
Rein, Wilhelm   
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Reinardy, Josef25-07-191925-12-1944 
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Reinbrecht, Günther   
Reindl, Johann   
Reindl, Josef   
Reinecke, August   
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Reinecke, Heinrich   
Reinecke, Heinz   
Reinel, Hans   
Reinelt, Helmuth   
Reinelt, Robert   
Reiner, Ludwig   
Reinert, Eberhard   
Reinert, Ernst-Wilhelm02-02-191905-09-2007more 
Reinert, Horst   
Reinert, Karl   
Reinertz, Rolf   
Reinewald, Hans   
Reinfurth, Gerhard   
Reinhard, Franz   
Reinhard, Günter   
Reinhard, Heinrich   
Reinhard, Paul   
Reinhard, Philipp   
Reinhard, Rolf   
Reinhard, Walter   
Reinhardt, Alfred-Hermann15-11-189714-01-1973more 
Reinhardt, Christian   
Reinhardt, Friedrich   
Reinhardt, Fritz   
Reinhardt, Georg   
Reinhardt, Hans-Günther   
Reinhardt, Heinrich   
Reinhardt, Herbert   
Reinhardt, Horst   
Reinhardt, Horst   
Reinhardt, Johann   
Reinhardt, Karl (Artillerie-Regiment 186)   
Reinhardt, Karl-Werner   
Reinhardt, Kurt   
Reinhardt, Kurt   
Reinhardt, Otto   
Reinhardt, Robert   
Reinhardt, von, Jobst   
Reinhardt, Walter   
Reinhardt, Walter (WH-Infanterie-Regiment)11-01-191022-01-1945 
Reinhardt, Willi   
Reinhold, Franz   
Reinhold, Friedrich   
Reinhold, Gerhard   
Reinhold, Hermann   
Reinhold, Karl   
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Reinholds, Voldemars23-06-190304-07-1986 
Reinicke, Adolf 22-01-1985 
Reinicke, Fritz   
Reinicke, Hans-Eberhard   
Reinicke, Hansjürgen10-08-190229-01-1978more 
Reinicke, Wolf-Dieter   
Reinig, Fritz   
Reinisch, Pankratz   
Reinke, Albrecht   
Reinke, Arno   
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Reinnagel, Johannes   
Reinsch, Erich   
Reinsch, Erich   
Reinsdorf, Otto   
Reinshagen, Philipp   
Reinstorf, Paul-Hermann   
Reinthaller, Herbert   
Reinwald, Albert   
Reinwald, Max01-09-190308-06-1969more 
Reinwald, Otto   
Reinwald, Willi   
Reiprich, Rudolf   
Reischauer, Peter   
Reischer, Peter   
Reischert, Günther   
Reischmann, Xaver   
Reisenbauer, Herbert (Schlachtgeschwader 3)   
Reiser, Georg   
Reiser, Josef