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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
Baade, Paul William  more
Bablon, Gabriel Eugène Célestin01-09-190527-03-1956more
Babonneau, René Louis Pierre18-06-190420-11-1963more
Bacon, Jack Arthur16-10-1914 
Bader, Douglas Robert Stewart21-02-191005-09-1982more
Baissac, de, Claude Marie Marc Boucherville28-02-190722-12-1974
Baissac, de, Lise Marie Jeanette "Odile"11-05-190628-03-2004
Bakos, Joseph29-03-190226-10-1944more
Ballarin, Jean15-01-191527-01-1999
Ballatore, André Emile07-04-191309-06-1997more
Ballet, Jacques, Maurice, Emile19-02-190805-11-2000more
Bank, Roger  
Barberon, Bernard, Jean, Maurice26-08-191628-10-1982more
Barberot, Roger René Albert20-01-191514-11-2002more
Barlot, Gustave, Jean22-06-191426-04-1998more
Barnes, Wallace Hayden26-07-190311-07-1982
Barnett, Walter  
Barrett, Denis John "Innkeeper"23-11-191605-10-1944
Barson, Edward Allen  
Baseden, de, Yvonne Jeanne (Vibraye)22-01-192228-10-2017more
Basset, Raymond Claude François02-07-190810-09-1984more
Batcheller, Herbert F.22-07-190907-06-1944
Batiment, Paul, Jean, Léon07-10-192001-11-1944
Bauche, Jacques, André, Gaston26-07-191412-06-1982more
Baucheron de Boissoudy, Guy Marie Marc Antoine08-07-190823-04-1972more
Bauden, René Jean Elie16-07-191830-10-2011more
Baudry, René Séverin23-03-190719-11-1964more
Baumel, Jacques, Robert06-03-191817-02-2006
Baviere, Georges Charles31-03-190205-12-1971more
Bayrou, Maurice Henri Albert02-03-190529-12-1996more
Bazelaire de Ruppierre, de, Jean Marie Joseph18-10-191622-10-1943
Beament, George Edwin (Ted)00-00-190808-09-2005more
Beattie, Stephen Halden "Sam"29-03-190824-04-1975more
Beauchamp, Mondeau Benjamin  
Beaudenom De Lamaze, Jacques Marie Paul12-03-191210-06-1942
Beaugé-Bérubé, Henri Eugène Marie06-09-192016-01-2015more
Beaugrand, Pierre Noël26-12-191002-01-1951
Bécourt-Foch, Jean19-08-191115-08-1944more
Becton, Frederick Julian15-05-190824-12-1995more
Beekman, Jacob "Jaap"21-12-191915-11-2010more
Beekman-Unternährer, Yolande Elsa Maria "Yvonne"07-11-191111-09-1944
Bègue, Fernand Eugène30-11-192409-04-1945
Béguin, Didier14-12-191826-11-1944more
Béguin, Louis Alfonse06-10-191108-05-1944
Béhélo, Valentin Eloi22-07-190108-10-1987more
Bel Hadj, Mohamed18-03-190509-01-1945
Bellec, Jean Charles21-05-192009-12-2002more
Bellonte, Maurice25-10-189614-01-1984
Bénard, Louis18-06-191214-06-1995more
Bénébig, Auguste30-09-191512-08-1993more
Bénévène, Henri07-08-190614-04-1945more
Beneyton, Lionel15-12-192029-10-1992
Benita, Benjamin Sr. 04-03-1996
Bennett, Raymond Eugene "Ray"05-02-191522-11-2001
Benoit, A.  
Bénouville, de, Pierre08-08-191404-12-2001more
Béon, Raoul07-04-191111-05-1943
Berenson, Albert  
Bergamaschi, André (SAS)09-12-192328-05-1952more
Bergeret, André15-04-190426-12-1966more
Bergman, Vaclav27-08-191503-12-2002more
Bergquist, Earl C.08-04-190209-01-1983
Bernard, Claude14-05-190011-11-1973more
Bernard, Pierre01-07-190711-05-1943
Bernardino, Philippe23-09-191504-06-1963more
Bernavon, Adrien11-12-191216-07-1943more
Berndsen, Bernardus  
Berne, Lucien04-12-191203-03-1993
Bernier, Lucien30-08-191402-10-1944
Berret, Maurice Marie Albert28-07-191428-03-1978
Berrigaud, Le, Aimé Joseph Mathurin (SAS)02-07-192209-04-1945
Bertaux, Pierre08-10-190714-08-1986more
Bertin, Jean04-11-189702-01-1972
Bertoli, Jean31-05-191731-10-1998
Bestebreurtje, Arie Dirk "Harry"12-04-191621-01-1983more
Betbèze, Antonin, Alexis, Jean06-09-191002-02-1993more
Béthouart, Antoine17-12-188917-10-1982more
Betty, Thomas Victor23-09-191629-05-2001more
Beucler, Pierre01-03-189730-07-1946
Bichelot, René François09-01-192227-05-2004
Biéler, Gustave Daniele Alfred "Guy"26-03-190405-09-1944
Bigo, François05-04-191202-10-1944
Billotte, Pierre08-03-190629-06-1992more
Billy, Abel13-10-190921-08-1944
Bineau, Robert11-01-191418-11-2011more
Bingen, Jacques16-03-190813-05-1944
Binoche, François23-03-191118-05-1997more
Birot, Roger26-08-190609-06-1942
Bishop, Edward McDonald00-00-191600-00-1970
Bissagnet, Antoine06-05-190510-08-1944
Bisson, Arnaud08-05-190930-06-1944
Blackader, Kenneth Gault19-12-189700-00-1967
Blair, Donald Antonio09-09-191916-09-2011
Blaize, Pierre Michel01-11-191515-04-1941
Blanchard, André Marie Pierre François23-02-191105-05-1949more
Blanchard, René Joseph10-09-192014-03-1996more
Blasquez, Jacques31-01-191211-08-1998more
Blednicki, Sigismond16-10-192009-01-1955
Blésy, Louis26-07-191007-06-2004more
Bloch, Denise Madeleine "Ambroise"21-01-191605-02-1945
Blomfield, Vernon Elliot25-05-190500-00-1964
Blondé, Daniel André (SAS)15-05-192604-10-2014more
Blondeel, Edouard "Eddy"25-01-190623-05-2000more
Blow, Frederick  
Bobinec, le, Alain (SAS)  
Boisrouvray, du, Maurice27-07-191020-12-1941
Boissieu, de, Déan de Luigné, Alain Henry Marie05-07-191405-04-2006more
Boiteux, Robert René "Nicolas" "Firmin"04-06-190600-05-1992
Bolifraud, François05-02-191711-06-1942
Bollier, André30-05-192017-00-1944
Bollot, Michel03-02-192129-01-1995more
Bolte, Charles Lawrence08-05-189511-02-1989more
Bolton, John Clarence17-03-1907 
Bolusset, René Claude (SAS)01-11-191919-05-1993
Bon, Maurice Yves10-02-192013-10-1943
Bonaldi, Paul19-03-191713-01-2008more
Bonjean, Robert Jacques Marie (SAS)25-11-192008-04-1945
Bonnet, Georges17-11-190303-12-1982
Bonnier, Claude04-11-189709-02-1944more
Bonté, Maurice22-09-190424-08-1958
Boothman, John Nelson19-02-190129-12-1957more
Boquet, François30-01-191319-02-1987more
Bordas, de, Henri04-10-192122-10-2011more
Borrel, Andrée Raymonde "Monique"18-11-191906-07-1944
Boscher, Edouard (SAS)  
Bouard, Jean29-03-1913 more
Bouchez, Jean19-05-191905-10-1942
Bouchinet-Serreulles, Claude26-01-191208-12-2000
Boudier, Michel08-06-192023-06-1963more
Bouffet, Jean Gabriel30-05-188216-05-1940
Boulloche, André07-09-191516-03-1978more
Boulon, François Elie Marie (SAS)05-08-191009-04-1945
Bouquillard, Henry Jacques Marie Antoine14-06-190811-03-1941more
Bourdet, Claude28-10-190920-03-1996
Bourdis, Jacques10-11-192009-04-2007more
Bourgeois, Henri05-11-190001-09-1948more
Bourgès-Maunoury, Maurice19-08-191410-02-1993
Bourgoin, Pierre21-04-191223-06-1966more
Bourrat, Augustin01-04-191514-02-1986more
Bourret, Edouard02-02-191316-12-1943
Bouthemy, Emile07-11-191813-11-1993
Bouvier, Léon28-09-192323-07-2005more
Bouvret, René26-11-192004-01-1944
Bovis, Laurent22-10-191219-03-1963
Bowery, Richard Charles Waudby25-10-191419-08-1942
Bowman, James William "Chub"16-06-191414-11-1944
Boydstun, William J. 22-01-1945
Boyer, André15-10-190804-04-1945
Boyle, William Henry D., Earl of Cork and Orrery30-11-187319-04-1967more
Bradley, Mark Edward10-12-190722-05-0199more
Bradley, Omar Nelson12-02-189308-04-1981more
Bradner, John Lance  
Braffitt, Raymond W.20-01-191817-09-1944
Branet, Jacques01-01-191504-02-1969
Branier, Gabriel30-12-190424-10-1942
Brannen, Malcom Dodge14-10-191010-03-1999
Brashears, Charlie03-01-191714-11-1995more
Brasseur-Kermadec, Jean09-09-191421-05-1992more
Brereton, Lewis Hyde21-06-189001-08-1967more
Bretschneider, Andrew  more
Briard, Raphaël11-12-191426-05-1980more
Brias, Roger15-02-190417-02-1941
Bricogne, Charles08-07-191311-06-1942
Briere, Yves Désiré Jean Georges Paul12-08-191914-05-1941
Briffaut, Paul08-08-191808-05-1945
Brigouleix, Martial24-04-190302-10-1943
Briot, René30-11-191308-10-1991more
Briout, Pierre30-05-191515-06-1944
Brisdoux Galloni d'Istria, Pierre20-10-191408-12-1944more
Broche, Félix05-04-190509-06-1942
Brooks, Anthony Morris04-04-192219-04-2007more
Brooks, Edward Hale "Ted"25-04-189310-10-1978more
Brosset, Diego03-10-189800-11-1944more
Brossolette, Pierre25-06-190322-03-1944
Broudin, Louis19-04-192223-09-1940
Brousset, Amédée05-06-190513-08-1972
Broussine, Georges19-02-191831-10-2001
Brown, Courtney P.02-11-190402-04-2004
Brown, Douglas Roy  
Brown, Thomas William  
Brown-Bartrolli, Albert James00-00-191500-00-1967
Bruinekreeft, Evert26-01-191311-08-1977
Brunel, André07-12-191228-05-1981more
Brunet de Sairigné, Gabriel, Baron09-02-191301-03-1948more
Brunschwig-Bordier, Jacques21-10-190521-04-1977more
Bruschi, Augusto08-03-192014-03-1941
Brusson, Pierre31-12-191922-03-2005more
Bryan, Charles B.05-04-191900-00-2003
Buckmaster, Maurice James11-01-190217-04-1992
Buffet-Beauregard, Paul06-04-191412-08-1990more
Bugeac, Gilbert30-01-190104-06-1976
Buis, Georges24-02-191212-06-1998more
Bulkeley, John Duncan19-08-191106-04-1996more
Burda, Frantisek21-01-191523-02-1988more
Burglund, Oliver Oscar13-03-190724-05-1984
Burnett, Wilfred Jasper00-11-1915 more
Burno, Andrew James  
Burrage III, Albert C.00-00-191908-08-1944
Burton, David C.  
Burton, Howard Frizelle21-06-191603-06-1943
Bus-Westrus, Anna Maria15-05-188822-10-1951
Butler, James D. 03-02-1945
Butts, John Edward04-08-192223-07-1944more
Buyno, Jerzy Mieczyslaw "Gzegzolka"12-11-190628-06-1956

Subonderscheidingen

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

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