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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Paashaus, Karl   
Pabst, Hans   
Pabst, Herbert   
Pabst, Karl-Heinz   
Pabst, Wilhelm   
Pache, Erwin   
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Pachnio, Jürgen   
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Padell, Hans   
Padinger, Franz   
Paech, Hans-Jürgen   
Paege, Arno05-12-191510-09-2000 
Paeschke, Helmut   
Paeseler, Rudolf   
Paetow, Hans-Joachim15-11-1915  
Paetsch, Otto03-08-190916-03-1945 
Paetzel, Gustav   
Paffrath, Benno22-12-1912  
Paffrath, Waldemar   
Page, Bernd   
Pagel, Horst   
Pagels, Christian17-06-190001-01-1944 
Pahl, Heinz   
Pahl, Hugo24-01-1900  
Pahl, Richard   
Pahlen, Baron von der, Douglas   
Pahlke, Reinhold   
Pahnke, Hermann   
Pahnke, Walter22-01-191609-11-1944 
Pajonk, Walter   
Pajunk, Dr. jur., Ferdinand   
Pakheiser, Otto   
Palenta, Kurt   
Palige, Walter   
Palitza, Georg04-12-1921  
Palkowitz, Franz   
Palkus, Hans   
Pallas, Max-August-Richard   
Pallasch, Harry   
Palliardi, Karl   
Pallmann, Karl   
Pallowitz, Heinz   
Palm, Albert   
Palm, Ernst   
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Palm, Hans   
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Pamletschka, Michael   
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