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(Virtutea Aeronautica)

Date Instituted

31 July 1930

Requirements

Awarded for merit or bravery.

Number Awarded

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Generalmajor Hans Doerr
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(Courtesy of Gareth Collins)

Comments

Awarded in these classes (with or without swords):
Commander
Officer
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Knight
Gold Cross
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The Gold Cross and the Knight classes could be awarded up to three times to the same person, in which he case he would have a Gold Cross/Knight class with two bars.

It could also be awarded to foreigners.

Photo courtesty of Antiques & Militaria

Sources used

David Littlejohn - Foreign Legions of the Third Reich, vol 4

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