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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
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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