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
Arnold, Heinz12-02-1919  
Andexer, Günther   
Apel, Heinrich12-06-1913  
Aßenmacher, Engelbrecht   
Albers, Hans-Peter20-11-191410-03-1956more 
Aloys, Günter   
Alfons, Richard   
Abele, Anton   
Abel, Walter   
Abel, Fritz-Wilhelm28-11-191902-03-1945more 
Abel, Eugen   
Abbinghoff, Hugo   
Albrecht, Heinz  more 
Ayerle, Ludwig   
Augenstein, Hans-Heinz11-07-192106-12-1944 
Auert, Heinz11-06-192118-02-2002 
Arndt, Karl Hermann10-03-189230-12-1981more 
Arendt, Velten-Reinhardt28-03-191923-03-1945 
Apelt, Fedor14-10-190415-04-1988more 
Anton, Werner-Rudolf03-04-189512-09-1948more 
Angerstein, Karl04-12-189020-09-1985more 
Angelmaier, Heinz22-07-191812-01-2014more 
Ahrens, Wilhelm "Willi"01-10-191226-08-1998 
Ahrens, Hinrich15-03-192131-12-2009more 
Ahnert, Heinrich-Wilhelm29-04-191523-08-1942 
Aghta, Egon August29-01-191802-05-1945 
Adam, Helmut01-10-191601-12-1942 
Anersch, Ludwig   
Axthammer, Erich Michael03-12-192021-12-2015 
Axt, Hartmut   
Auwärter, Helmut   
Autenrieth, Hans 08-06-1996 
Aust, Konrad   
Ausländer, Rudolf   
Aulepp, Hermann   
Auksutat, Werner   
Augustin, Lothar   
Augustin, Hermann   
Augsten, Rudolf   
Augenstein, Rudolf   
Auffhammer, Fritz28-11-191414-06-2002 
Auerhammer, Otto   
Aubrecht, Hermann   
Au, Oskar   
Assum, Martin   
Asel, Alfred   
Aschmann, Otto   
Aschka, Hans   
Aschenbrenner, Josef (Lw-Kampfgeschwader)   
Asche, Wilhelm   
Aschauer, Franz   
Aschatz, Hans   
Arzt, Albert   
Arnold, Heinrich   
Arnold, Harry   
Arnold, Ewald   
Arnim, von, Harald   
Arndt, Willy   
Arndt, Paul   
Arndt, Heinz (Lw-Aufklärungsgruppe 12)   
Arndt, Erich (Lw-Kampfgeschwader 27)   
Arndt, Erich (Lw-Nachtjagdgeschwader 3)   
Armbruster, Werner   
Arendt, Gerhard   
Appelt, Horst19-12-1915 more 
Appelmann, Friedrich   
Apel, Friedrich-Carl   
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Anzinger, Johann   
Anzengruber, Franz   
Antrup, Wilhelm "Willy"01-02-191014-11-1984more 
Anton, Heinz   
Anselm, Karl   
Annen, Johann   
Anlauf, Heinrich   
Andres, Josef   
Andres, Ernst19-09-192111-02-1945more 
Andres, Erich31-08-1919  
Andreas, Adolf   
Andorfer, Anton23-12-191911-04-1945more 
Anders, Walter (Lw-Kampfgeschwader 3)   
Andersch, Eugen   
Anders, Willi   
Anders, Richard03-01-191509-09-1993more 
Anders, Gerd   
Anders, Eberhard   
Anders, Alfred (Lw-Kampfgeschwader)   
Amtmann, Baptist   
Amthor, Richard   
Amon, Kurt   
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Amelung, Heinz-Günther09-04-191726-12-1964 
Amelong, Heinz   
Ambros, Walter   
Ambos, Johann "Hans"  more 
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Amann, Josef   
Altner, Richard Herbert   
Altmann, Klaus   
Altmann, Gerhard   
Althoff, Hans-Jürgen   
Althöfer, Heinrich   
Anders, Walter (Lw-Kampfgeschwader x)   
Altenhain, Gerhard   
Altengarten, Manfred   
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Altenaichinger, Robert03-01-192000-02-1994 
Alten, von, Ernst   
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Alschner, Heinrich   
Alpers, Friedrich Ludwig Herbert25-03-190103-09-1944more 
Aloe, Herbert   
Allmendinger, Emil   
Allexi, Josef11-06-1914  
Allendinger, Georg   
Aldinger, Hermann22-07-190701-11-1993 
Albrecht, Oskar   
Albrecht, Hans   
Albrecht, Gerhard   
Albrecht, Egon19-05-191825-08-1944more 
Albrecht, Bernhold   
Albersmeier, Ludwig   
Albers, Wilhelm   
Albers, Walter   
Albers, Hans (Lw-Wettererkundungsstaffel)   
Albers, Hans (Lw-Aufklärungsgruppe)   
Albers, Bruno   
Alber, Paul   
Alber, Karl   
Aigen, Reinhard20-05-191319-09-1943more 
Aichmeier, Alois   
Aichinger, Alfred   
Ahrweiler, Jakob   
Ahrens, Paul   
Albersmeier, Karl   
Ahrens, Hans   
Ahlgrim, Johann   
Ahlert, Wilhelm   
Agather, Gerhard   
Affeldt, Werner   
Aermes, Helmut   
Aechtner, Fritz04-03-191601-05-2007 
Adrian, Peter   
Adolff, Heinz-Paul29-06-191417-07-1943 
Adler, Johannes   
Adler, Ernst   
Ademeit, Horst08-02-191207-08-1944more 
Adelsheimer, Ludwig   
Adelhütte, Hans   
Ackermann, Karl   
Ackermann, Heinz   
Ackermann, Georg02-03-191816-12-2007more 
Acker, Ernst   
Achilles, Paul   
Achenbach, Heinrich   
Achatz, Josef   
Achatz, Hans   
Abratis, Herbert Karl21-03-191829-03-1945more 
Abrahamczik, Rudolf17-04-192004-12-1996 
Abraham, Siegfried   
Alteneder, Dr., Friedrich07-04-190912-01-1987 
Auffermann, Hans   
Aschmann, Frank   
Arnold, Walter   
Arnold, Hans   
Arndt, Oskar   
Arndt, Gerhard   
Appen, von, Karl   
Aniszewski, Bruno26-03-1919  
Anhalt, Wilhelm28-03-191713-06-1979more 
Anders, Walter   
Anders, Alfred   
Ammermann, Rolf13-07-190923-03-1945 
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Albrand, Walter   
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Alberts, Hermann   
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Ackermann, Herbert29-12-191625-08-1943 
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Abel, Dr., Ulrich03-03-191223-04-1944 
Augsberger, Franz Xaver Josef Maria "Franz"10-10-190519-03-1945more 
Astegher, Hans15-07-1916  
Asbahr, Erhardt14-03-191417-07-1943 
Arnold, Karl-Horst10-03-1918 more 
Arnold, Alfred   
Anlauft, Karl-Heinz15-05-191600-00-1977 
Anhalt, Günther23-01-190627-04-1945more 
André, Harro19-06-191702-03-1943 
Andersen, Heinrich   
Amselgruber, Thomas   
Amlacher, Kurt01-05-192102-05-1945more 
Altermiller, Leopold   
Albrecht, Heino09-03-192126-10-1995 
Albert, Ekkehard   
Albers, Carl   
Aigner, Anton30-11-191416-11-1999 
Ahrens, Ullrich   
Adolph, Günther   
Adam, Gustav   
Albert, d', Benvenuto24-10-1919  
Ayrer, Lothar04-11-188912-12-1944 
Axtmann, Walter   
Axthelm, von, Rolf   
Avramescu, Gheorghe26-01-188603-03-1945 
Auswald, Karl   
Austen, Hans27-07-191824-01-1994 
Austen, Alfons   
Aust, Wendelin   
Aust, Kurt   
Aust, Friedrich   
Auras, Wolfgang   
Auras, Joachim   
Aumund, Friedrich Wilhelm   
Aumann, Heinz   
Aulock, von, Andreas Maria Karl23-03-189323-06-1968 
Aulich, Hubert   
Aulhorn, Herbert02-10-191407-12-1988 
Aulerich, Werner   
Auleb, Helge01-03-188714-04-1964 
Augustin, Herbert   
Augustin, Hans05-08-1905 more 
August, Max   
August, Friedrich   
Augst, Ferdinand   
Aufseß, Freiherr von und zu, Theodor   
Auffermann, Albrecht   
Auffenberg, Otto   
Auffarth, Wilhelm   
Auerweck, Vitus   
Auer, Rupert   
Auer, Konrad   
Auer, Franz   
Auer, Alfons   
Audörsch, Oskar27-02-189805-06-1991 
Auberger, Josef19-03-1919 more 
Aubeck, Ludwig   
Au, von der, Friedrich   
Atzl, Hermann   
Atzl, Ernst   
Attenberger, Georg   
Aster, Hans-Heinrich28-10-1921 more 
Aßmuth, Heinrich   
Aßmann, Erich   
Aßmann, Walter22-07-189601-05-1964more 
Assmann, Adolf   
Asshoff, Bruno15-02-1914  
Asendorf, Wilhelm27-11-1920  
Aschoff, Philipp   
Aschoff, Dr., Albrecht11-04-189911-08-1972more 
Aschermann, Hartmut   
Aschenbrenner, Josef   
Aschenbrenner, Johann   
Aschenbach, Bernhard   
Asboeck, Wilhelm   
Asam, Rudolf   
Artelt, Erich   
Arntz, Gerd   
Arnswaldt, von, Hans-Jürgen   
Arnshoff, Wilhelm   
Arnoldt, Johannes   
Arnoldi, von, Friedrich   
Arnold, Rudolf   
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Arnim, von, Max   
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Armstark, Hugo   
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Armbruster, Walter   
Armbruster, Berthold   
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Arenstorff, von, Hans-Adolf18-10-189505-05-1952 
Arens, Hubert   
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André, Karl24-05-189422-01-1985 
Andrä, Heinz03-09-1921  
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