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1939-1945 Star

This star was awarded for operational service from September 3rd 1939 (the day of the outbreak of WW 2) to August 15th 1945 (the day hostilities against Japan in the Pacific ceased). A bar was authorized for fighter crews engaged in the Battle of Britain from July 10th to October 31st 1940.
The badge is a six-pointed star with the Royal Cipher GRI VI in the centre surrounded by the inscription: "The 1939-1945 Star" and surmounted by a crown. The reverse is blank. Recipients are eligible for the other campaign stars of Burma, Italy, the France and Germany Star and the Pacific Star. The ribbon is 1.25" wide with three stripes of equal width coloured dark blue, scarlet and light blue which represent the three armed services.

This decoration could be awarded with the "BATTLE OF BRITAIN" clasp. The clasp was awarded to all those that had flown on at least one operational sortie with an accredited Battle of Britain squadron between July 10th - October 31st 1940.

In 2012 it was noted that a new clasp would be produced for affiction on the 39-45 Star, called the "BOMBER COMMAND" clasp. The clasp can be received from 2013 onward by any person who, during the Second World War, has flown as aircrew for at least one operational sortie with a Bomber Command operational unit.

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NameDate of birthDate of deathAwards
Daniels, Thomas John   
Darch, John Henry   
Dauncey, Michael Donald Keen11-05-1920  
Davidson, Douglas MacKenzie13-12-191906-01-1946 
Davidson, James   
Davies, Bert17-05-191014-07-1980 
Davies, George Samuel Henry00-07-191400-00-1974more 
Davis, Keith Edward   
Dawson, John Wright Fisher28-08-192028-05-1977 
Day, Harry Melville Arbuthnot03-08-189802-12-1977more 
Day, John Clifford   
De Montbron, Xavier De Cherade18-08-191621-04-1955more 
De Wolf, Henry George "Harry"26-06-190318-12-2000more 
Dean, Donald Frederick Edgar Charles23-06-1917 more 
Debuf, Victor14-11-1923 more 
Dec, Wladyslaw13-02-189821-11-1965more 
Deelen, Martin 18-09-2012 
Deere, Alan Christopher12-12-191721-09-1995more 
Deimel, Witold Aleksander19-11-191603-01-2009 
Dej, Czeslaw  more 
Demers, Eugene Joseph  more 
Demoulin, Rene Jean Ghislain25-05-192006-04-1944more 
Demozay, Jean-Francois "Morlaix"21-03-191519-12-1945more 
Dempsey, Miles Christopher "Lucky"15-12-189605-06-1969more 
Dennis, Edgar Thomas "Mick"29-08-191909-11-2015 
Dennis, Kevin John05-09-1924  
Dennys, Lancelot Ernest10-05-189014-03-1942more 
Denomy, Bernard Charles 00-00-1967 
Dent, Bruce Ingham14-11-192125-03-1944 
Denton, Frank Henderson23-04-1917  
Denton, John Martin   
Derrick, Thomas Currie20-03-191423-05-1945more 
Devogelaere, Theodore Leon Jean05-09-189722-11-1988more 
Dew, Roy Sidney  more 
Dewar, John Scatliff10-08-190712-09-1940 
Dewhurst, Ronald Hugh10-10-190529-01-1990more 
Dickie, Johnstone   
Dieu, Giovanni Ernest Fernand12-08-190726-10-1978more 
Din, Malik Rehmat00-00-192322-06-2005 
Doctors, Solomon   
Doe, Robert Francis Thomas10-03-192021-02-2010more 
Dolezal, Frantisek14-09-190904-10-1945more 
Donaghy, Peter Vincent   
Donald, Haddon Vivian20-03-1917 more 
Donaldson, Arthur Hay09-01-191505-10-1980more 
Donaldson, Edward "Teddy" Mortlock12-02-191202-06-1992more 
Donaldson, Oliver Russell   
Doohan, James Montgomery "Jimmy"03-03-192020-06-2005 
Dorantt, Jan04-03-189931-08-1971more 
Doré, Gerard29-08-192723-07-1944 
Dorricott, Leonard William   
Dorset, Allan Maxwell "Max"   
Double, Eric Colin   
Doughty, Neville Anthony Richard05-04-191912-11-2002 
Douglas, William Anderson00-01-192100-01-1977more 
Douglas, William Sholto23-12-189329-10-1969more 
Dove, George Frederick00-00-192100-10-2005 
Dowling, John "Johny" 00-03-1994 
Downes, Gerardo Edward Southwell   
Downes, Peter Bain   
Downton, George Alban17-06-1918  
Dowse, John Cecil Alexander11-11-189116-08-1964more 
Drake, Ernest Albert James09-04-191500-00-1996more 
Drummond, Sir, Peter Roy Maxwell02-06-189427-03-1945more 
Drury, Robert Esmond Hill16-09-191000-05-1988more 
Du Monceau De Bergendael, Count Yvan Georges A.F.01-12-191509-11-1984more 
Duane, John 17-01-2012 
Duchateau, Roger  more 
Duda, Josef09-08-191507-12-1977more 
Duff, George Marmion02-07-1900 more 
Duff, Stanley Sutherland09-08-1920 more 
Duffee, George William Henry   
Duigan, Brian Lawless15-11-191400-00-1972more 
Duke, Neville Frederick11-01-192207-04-2007more 
Duke-Woolley, Raymond Myles Beecham "The Dook"16-10-191610-10-1991more 
Dunbar, Robert10-06-191921-11-1984 
Dunbar-Nasmith, Martin Eric01-04-188329-06-1965more 
Dunlop, Ernest Edward "Weary"12-07-190702-07-1993more 
Dunmall, Kenneth John   
Dunn, Joseph00-00-191400-03-2002more 
Dunn, Patrick09-06-1913  
Dunning, Gordon Braham   
Dunshea, Claude Joseph Patrick28-04-1917 more 
Dutton, Harry07-07-1912  
Dworski, Stanislaw 18-09-1944 
Dzialak, Jan  more 
Dzierzek, Adam  more 

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