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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
Jachnik, Stanislaw31-10-190325-11-1970more 
Jack, Hugh Clayton00-00-1921  
Jackson, Benjamin Parker00-00-1917  
Jackson, Burton Henry Peter00-11-191926-10-2006more 
Jackson, John Francis "Old John"23-02-190828-04-1942more 
Jackson, Norman Cyril08-04-191926-03-1994 
Jacobs, Henry "Jake"00-04-190709-10-1978more 
Jakel, Norman Ivan 11-11-1989 
James, Reginald William28-10-191207-10-1944 
James, Ross 03-09-1941 
Jamieson, David Auldjo01-10-192005-05-2001more 
Janousek, Karel30-10-189327-10-1971more 
Janson, John Oswald Stanley  more 
Jardine, William Henry28-08-190510-05-1990more 
Jarvis, Ambury Newton26-06-191226-02-1943 
Jaske, Josef Antonin30-01-191320-06-2001more 
Jastrzebski, Jerzy Jan29-07-189524-04-1944more 
Jayal, Vidya Dhar   
Jeffrey, Noel  more 
Jeka, Jozef06-04-191714-04-1958more 
Jenkins, Denzil Plummer00-00-1922  
Jenkins, John George   
Jicha, Vaclav10-02-191401-02-1945more 
Jiroudek, Miroslav06-03-191425-03-1995 
Johnson, James Edgar "Johnnie"09-03-191530-01-2001more 
Johnson, Oscar Albert20-01-192426-02-1997 
Johnston, Francis Patrick Chislett10-03-1917 more 
Jolley, Harry Mawell   
Jones, Geoffrey Patrick 21-06-1942 
Jones, John   
Jones, John Eric 27-04-1941 
Jones, Robert Charles05-10-191621-05-1997 
Jones, Robert Maurice 22-01-1999 
Jones, William00-00-1911  
Jordan, Albert Ronald "Ron"00-04-191427-03-2003more 
Jordan, Eric Ronald Edward 16-12-1943 
Jordan, William Sydney20-11-190900-00-1983more 
Joughin, Ronald Theodore 27-06-2011 
Joux, de, Edward Ernest27-01-192121-07-1983 
Jowitt, Leonard "Joey"22-07-191112-07-1940 
Joyce, Peter Herbert 00-00-2011 

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