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Country: Austro-Hungarian Empire
Established: Originally established in 1849, the Military Merit Cross (Militär Verdienstkreuz) was reorganised in three classes on 23 September 1914.
Classes: First class was a Steckkreuz (pin cross)
Second class was worn at the neck
Third class was worn on the left breast
Criteria:
Cross for Military Merit, 3rd Class
The Military Merit Cross was awarded to noncommissioned officers for repeated and special acts of bravery.







 
Recipients - World War I Aces
1 Anslinger, Leopold
3rd Class - 5 December 1915
2 Fiala von Fernbrugg, Benno
3rd Class
3 Friedrich, Josef
(2) 3rd Class
4 Gilly, Hermann
3rd Class
5 Hautzmayer, Ludwig
(2) 3rd Class
6 Jaeger (Jäger), Otto
3rd Class
7 Jindra, Otto
3rd Class with Swords (2)
8 Kostrba, Heinrich
3rd Class
9 Lang, Friedrich
(2) 3rd Class
10 Macourek, Bela
3rd Class
 
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