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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
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Wagner, Otto28-03-190220-05-1974more 
Wain, William Job  more 
Waine, Stanley Arthur09-06-1924  
Waite, Albert Henry12-01-191802-06-1999 
Wake, Nancy Grace Augusta30-08-191207-08-2011more 
Wakeham, Philip George25-02-190300-00-1979more 
Wales, Jack Bertram08-01-191707-12-1956 
Walker, Arnold Edgar "Blondie"04-04-191709-11-2008more 
Walker, Fred29-07-192406-10-2015more 
Walker, Reginald Leonard   
Walklate, Spencer Henry11-01-191813-04-1945 
Wallace, Ivan James Vincent23-04-192023-01-1945more 
Wallach, Cecil William "Bill"   
Waller, James06-09-1911 more 
Walsh, William James "Billy"20-01-191707-10-1971more 
Walsham, Arthur Frank17-08-190801-11-2001 
Walters, George William11-02-192018-07-1942 
Walton, Frederick Charles   
Ward, James Allen "Jimmy14-06-191915-09-1941 
Ward, Leslie David05-02-192013-02-1972 
Warde, Ambrose Harry23-08-192130-07-2011 
Warnke, Waldemer "Walter"   
Warren, Derek 12-05-1944 
Warren, Thomas Charles   
Waters, Thomas12-10-191430-09-1955 
Watkin, Cyril Frederick   
Watkins, Tasker18-11-191809-09-2007more 
Watkinson, Charles   
Watson, Anthony  more 
Watson, John Bernard Robert14-01-191713-03-2011 
Watts, Ernest Miller 29-08-1941 
Watts, Jack Vincent00-00-1920 more 
Watts, Philip Guy05-11-192009-08-1961more 
Watts, Sidney Henry Charles 14-07-1943 
Wavell, Archibald Percival, 1st Earl Wavell05-05-188324-05-1950more 
Wawrzyniak, Jozef01-06-191004-11-1980more 
Waylen, Francis Roy 10-07-1943 
Weatherill, Douglas Alfred 'Punch' 24-06-1944 
Webb, Alfred Denys  more 
Webb, David Arthur11-01-192221-09-1944 
Webb, Gordon Geoffrey Henry00-04-192000-02-1991more 
Webber, John James "Jim"   
Webster, Bertram 00-00-1988more 
Wellum, Geoffrey Harry Augustus04-08-192118-07-2018 
Welsh, William Lawrie10-02-188102-01-1962more 
West, Wilfred Harold23-08-190005-08-1984more 
Weston, William Basil03-01-192403-03-1945 
White, John Ernest   
Whitehead, David Adie "Torpy"30-09-189623-10-1992more 
Whitehouse, Frederick James24-02-1914  
Whitehouse, John "Jack"   
Whitewright, Edmund Ireland04-05-188500-00-1959 
Whitham, Joseph (Joe)08-10-191919-03-1979 
Whittaker, Ivan00-00-192100-00-1979more 
Whittingham, Harold John10-07-1918  
Whittingham, Sam James26-03-192118-11-1943 
Wickham, Peter Reginald Whalley26-03-191829-04-1970more 
Wight, Ronald Derek Gordon08-12-191511-08-1940 
Wilcox, John Holland25-09-191800-11-1999more 
Wildsmith, Hugh Errol Noel   
Wiles, John Walter29-04-191619-05-2005 
Wiley, George William 31-03-1944 
Wilkins, Frank 08-12-1944 
Wilkins, Gilbert McCartney   
Willers, Albert George   
William, Ellis   
Williams, George  more 
Williams, John Stanley   
Williams, Kenneth Sidney23-07-1921  
Williams, Lloyd  more 
Williams, Robin Walton   
Williams, Thomas Garton  more 
Willis, Algernon Usborne17-05-188912-04-1976more 
Wills, John Fowler "Tubby"00-00-191900-11-1950more 
Wilson, Eric Charles Twelves02-10-191223-12-2008more 
Wilson, Alfred00-00-192104-09-1944 
Wilson, Arthur00-00-192101-11-1943 
Wilson, Clement Watt "Tug"15-11-191923-12-1992 
Wilson, George McLeod   
Wilson, John15-02-1899  
Wilson, Roy Wilfred16-09-191312-03-2001 
Wilson, Stanley Livingston17-04-190502-06-1990more 
Windeyer, William John Victor28-07-190023-11-1987more 
Wingate, John Sydney 25-01-1944 
Winkler, Witold Kazimierz00-01-1917 more 
Wisden, John Patrick14-10-190129-08-1940more 
Wishart, David John18-12-1919  
Withers, Claude Desmond09-03-192215-10-2006 
Witko, Marian Stanislaw02-01-191100-08-1968more 
Wojciechowski, Stanislaw07-06-1925  
Wojtyga, Adam Maksymilian20-12-189603-02-1956more 
Wolfe, Edward Chatham09-11-191100-04-1994more 
Wolwowicz, WIeslaw Jan00-00-192200-00-2014more 
Wood, Bertram00-00-189725-04-1942more 
Wood, Guy Huitson00-00-191200-00-1974 
Woodbridge, Stanley James29-08-192107-02-1945 
Woodhouse, Charles Henry Lawrence09-07-189323-09-1978more 
Woods, James Gerard 24-12-1944 
Wooldridge, Bertie Charles 18-09-1941 
Woolford, Earle00-00-191805-12-1971 
Woolley, Edward Dutton02-11-191000-07-1984 
Woolley, Frank Geoffrey01-06-192228-11-1959more 
Wootten, George Frederick01-05-189331-03-1970more 
Worsley, John25-05-1914  
Worsley, Robert Thomas Christopher   
Wozniak, Roman Roy "Wozzie"29-06-1919 more 
Woz­niak, Mieczysław   
Wray, James Hunter Fulton   
Wressell, Walter18-07-191401-02-1987 
Wright, Peter Harold10-08-191605-04-1990more 
Wright, George William11-09-192019-12-2018more 
Wright, John Douglas  more 
Wright, Norman Harry01-08-1913  
Wyatt, Bryan   
Wyatt, Leslie Ernest   
Wyk, van, Gert