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Croix de Guerre (1939-1945)

This decoration was instituted on April 8th 1915 to commemmorate individual mentions in despatches and can be awarded to all French military personnel, regardless of rank and also to officers and men of Allied Forces for an individual feat of arms mentioned in a despatch. The despatch had to originate from an officer commanding an Army, an Army Corps, a Division, a Brigade or the C.O. of a Regiment or a corresponding unit of Naval Forces. Mention in Army Despatch merits a small bronze laurel branch, Army Corps Despatch a silver gilt star, Divisional a silver star, Regimental or similar Unit Despatch a bronze star; all these emblems to be worn on the ribbon of the Cross. For every mention the appropiate emblem will be awarded; if one person has been awarded five palms, he will wear a silver palm instead.
The ribbon of the Croix de Guerre 1939-1945 differs from the original; it is coloured bright red with four vertical bands of green in the centre.

Grid List
NameDate of birthDate of deathAwards
Aalberg, André05-06-191315-10-1943
Abalan, Michel Henri Charles Marie05-06-192016-02-2000more
Abeille, Valentin08-08-190702-06-1944
Aboulker, José05-03-192017-11-2009
Abraham, Robert Colbert23-11-192127-11-2004more
Accart, Jean-Mary Julien07-04-191219-08-1992
Adair, Fulton Muir  
Adams, Andrew Alexander05-06-192108-11-1993more
Addoms, Jeremy  
Adeline, Henri Marie Charles08-05-189801-05-1971more
Affleck, John Robert Clark (Johny)  
Agazarian, Jack Charles Stanmore27-08-191529-03-1945
Agenet, Alain Marie Léon02-07-192228-09-1977more
Akar, Philippe Henri14-01-191925-01-2022more
Albert, Marcel25-11-191723-08-2010more
Albrecht, Berty "Victoria"25-02-189331-05-1943
Alcock, John "Jack"04-03-191801-01-1997
Alden, John Ernest05-02-191400-10-1974
Alexander, Jr. Charles B.  
Alexandre, Blaise Emmanuel Henri12-03-192023-03-2005
Alibert de Falconnet, Roland28-02-191717-05-1944
Allain, Julien Francis Robert06-02-191822-10-1943
Allard, Jean Victor12-06-191323-04-1996more
Allard, Jean-Baptiste25-04-190400-00-1984
Allegret, Émile Joseph Auguste24-04-190722-11-1990more
Allen, Terry de la Mesa "Terrible Terry"01-04-188812-09-1969more
Allen, Thomas00-00-191500-00-1979
Allin, Georges "Claude"23-03-192426-10-2016more
Alliston, Alexander John  
Alloues, Roger28-06-192029-01-1997
Alms, James Hill 26-02-1947
Amiel, Henri François17-05-190727-01-1976more
Amilakvari, Dimitri "Bazorka"12-11-190624-11-1942more
Amiot, René15-01-191401-11-1985
Amyot d'Inville, Hubert Marie Edouard01-08-190910-06-1944
Anders, Wladyslaw Albert11-08-189212-05-1970more
Anderson, Clarence Emil "Bud"13-01-1922 more
Anderson, John Alan 23-03-1965
Anderson, Kenneth Arthur Noel "Sunshine"25-12-189129-04-1959more
Anderson, Leroy H.02-02-190625-09-1991
Anderson, Norman Russell29-04-189331-07-1948
Andlauer, Louis Jacques Victor06-11-191901-12-1999
André, Gustave Jean Joseph "Phénicien"21-11-190829-08-1944
André, Roger Henri Fernand13-12-191428-02-1999
Andrews, Eric William23-10-191921-04-1971
Andrieu, Louis Auguste François28-01-192004-03-2011
Andrieux, Jacques Marie Anne15-08-191721-01-2005
Anglade, Pierre21-11-192103-07-1946
Ankoné, Antonius Hermanus  
Anquetil, Bernard Jules Eugène20-12-191624-10-1941
Antelme, Joseph Antoine France12-03-190012-09-1944
Antoniotti, Roméo Adamo06-01-191423-04-1990
Antonov, Aleksei Innokentyevich09-09-189616-06-1962more
Antonowicz Andrault de Buy, Graf, Mikolaj15-01-191503-04-2000more
Appert, Raymond Paul Etienne Marie10-10-190417-04-1973
Appriou, Jean-François25-01-192109-12-1980more
Arainty, Pierre17-08-190709-05-1982
Arends, Hendricus Petrus20-12-191205-12-1994more
Armand, Louis François17-01-190530-08-1971
Arnaud, Michel André27-11-191501-08-1990
Arnault, Claude Georges 'Jean-Claude'29-11-192515-08-1986
Arnault, Paul Jean Louis21-08-191109-11-1988more
Arnold, Robert D. 12-01-1944
Arrighi, Pierre Robert02-03-192105-08-1944
Arzel, François, Marie25-02-192120-11-1944
Astier de la Vigerie, d', Emmanuel06-01-190012-06-1969
Astier de la Vigerie, d', Francois Pierre Raoul07-03-188609-10-1956more
Astier de la Vigerie, d', Henri11-09-189710-10-1952
Astier De Villatte, Jean20-11-190006-10-1985
Aubertin, Pierre Gaston22-03-191507-03-1949
Auboyneau, Philippe Marie Joseph09-11-189922-02-1961
Audibert, Roger15-09-191423-02-1986
Avallart, Jean17-12-190807-10-1944
Avinin, Antoine Louis26-01-190229-10-1962
Aymé, Fernand10-05-192228-01-1945
Ayral, Jean Robert30-12-192112-08-1944

Subonderscheidingen

Lanyard with the War Cross
Fourragere Croix de GuerreLanyard with the War Cross
In the database: 4
Issued:unknown

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