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Country: Germany
Kingdom: Saxony (Sachsen)
Established: The Order of Albert (Albrechts Orden) was instituted on 31 December 1850 by King Friedrich August II to honor the memory of Duke Albrecht the Brave,  founder of the Albertine Dynasty. The military variation of the decoration was established in 1866.
Classes: Ten classes consisting of divisions for the Grand Cross, Commander's Cross, Officer's Cross and Knight's Cross. Officers serving in the Luftstreitkräfte only received the three lowest-ranking awards:
Knight, 1st Class with Crown and Swords
Knight, 1st Class with Swords
Knight, 2nd Class with Swords
Criteria:
Knight's Cross of the Order of Albert
The Order of Albert was originally awarded to " all those who render useful service to the state, or who distinguish themselves through civil merit, science, art, etc., who have earned a claim to Our recognition." Beginning in 1866, the Order of Albert was bestowed upon military personnel for merit in the field and to indicate this, a pair of crossed swords were added to the medal. Very often, non-Saxons also received this award.
WWI Awards: Knight, 1st Class with Crown and Swords: 4 (incl. Wilhelm Siegert - Chef des Feldflugwesens)
Knight, 1st Class with Swords: 31 (1 ace)
Knight, 2nd Class with Swords: 167 (pilots and observers)
 
Recipients - World War I Aces
1 Baldamus, Hartmuth
Knight, 2nd Class with Swords - 21 Feb 1916?
2 Bernert, Otto
Knight, 2nd Class with Swords - 05 Jan 1917
3 Boenigk, Oskar Freiherr von
Knight, 2nd Class with Swords - Oct 1918
4 Buechner (Büchner), Franz
Knight, 2nd Class with Swords
5 Buelow-Bothkamp (Bülow-Bothkamp), Harry von
Knight, 2nd Class with Swords - 03 May 1917
6 Creutzmann, Otto
Knight, 2nd Class with Swords - 01 Dec 1916
7 Gilly, Hermann
Knight, 2nd Class with Swords - 01 Sep 1918
8 Hahn, Erich
Knight, 2nd Class with Swords - 15 Jul 1915
9 Immelmann, Max
Knight, 2nd Class with Swords - 10 Sep 1915
10 Kissenberth, Otto
Knight, 2nd Class with Swords
 
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