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Country: Germany
Kingdom: Prussia (Preußen)
Established: The Iron Cross was originally established on 10 March 1813 by King Friedrich Wilhelm III. It was reestablished in 1870 during the Franco-Prussian war and again on 5 August 1914 by Wilhelm II, Emperor of Germany and King of Prussia.
Classes: Three
Criteria:
Iron Cross, Second Class [Thanks to Carsten Kopke at Arrowsoft Verlag]
The 1914 Iron Cross was awarded without regard for nationality or social class to combatants and non-combatants for acts of heroism, bravery or leadership skills. Although the medals of each class were identical, the manner in which each was worn differed. Employing a pin or screw posts on the back of the medal, the Iron Cross First Class was worn on the left side of the recipient's uniform. The Grand Cross and the Iron Cross Second Class were suspended from different ribbons.
WWI Awards: 5 Grand Cross
218,000 First Class
5,200,000 Second Class
 
Recipients - World War I Aces
71 Goerth, Hans
72 Goettsch (Göttsch), Walter
73 Gontermann, Heinrich
74 Grassmann, Justus
75 Greim, Robert Ritter von
76 Guettler (Güttler), Wolfgang
77 Gutknecht, Adolf
1st Class
2nd Class
78 Haebler (Häbler), Hans von
79 Hahn, Erich
80 Hantelmann, Georg von
 
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