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Country: Austro-Hungarian Empire
Established: Established in 1805 by Napoleon I, King of Italy, the Coronne de Fer was awarded in three classes: Grand Dignitary, Dignitary and Knight. In 1815, the order was adopted by Austria after regaining control of Northern Italy. Re-established on 1 January 1816 by Emperor Franz I of Austria, it became known as the Order of the Iron Crown (Orden der Eisernen Krone) and was awarded in three grades to noblemen.
Criteria:
Order of the Iron Crown, 2nd Class Badge
During World War I, the Order of the Iron Crown was bestowed upon military officers for acts of bravery. Recipients could receive the order more than once for additional acts of bravery. Beginning on 13 December 1916, the order was awarded with swords for acts of bravery in action against the enemy.
 
Recipients - World War I Aces
1 Banfield, Gottfried Freiherr von
3rd Class with War Decoration and Swords
2 Brumowski, Godwin
3rd Class with War Decoration
3 Fiala von Fernbrugg, Benno
3rd Class with War Decoration
4 Frint, Johann
3rd Class with War Decoration
5 Graeser (Gräser), Franz
3rd Class
6 Heyrowsky, Adolf
3rd Class with War Decoration and Swords
7 Jaeger (Jäger), Otto
3rd Class with War Decoration and Swords (Posthumous)
8 Jindra, Otto
3rd Class with Swords
9 Lang, Friedrich
3rd Class with War Decoration and Swords
10 Linke-Crawford, Frank
3rd Class with War Decoration and Swords
 
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