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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
Cabanier, Georges21-11-190626-10-1976more
Cabeldu, Frederick Norman00-00-190512-06-1976
Cadéac d'Arbaud, Jean26-04-191718-11-2003more
Cailleaud, René20-08-191022-09-2000
Camaret de, Michel18-01-191524-06-1987more
Cambas, Lucien21-08-191614-05-1961more
Camerini, Gustavo01-09-190726-09-2001more
Camm, Frank Ambler08-01-189516-12-1976more
Camors, Jean-Claude27-10-191911-10-1943
Campan, Claudius François25-05-192111-04-1945
Campbell, John, Jr. (134th Infantry Regiment)19-09-191329-12-1995more
Canale, Joseph10-01-192116-06-1982more
Cance, Pierre28-06-190710-08-1988
Canépa, Georges08-06-191303-09-1957more
Cantès, André16-05-190608-03-1982more
Capelle, William Abram  
Caple, Dale  
Carage, Michel01-03-192128-01-2008more
Carcassone-Leduc, Roger12-01-191110-12-1991more
Carew, Thomas Arthur25-11-191916-02-2009
Carr, Charles Roderick31-08-189115-12-1971more
Carr, John Richard09-05-191124-10-1982
Carré de Lusançay, François12-08-190930-04-1957more
Carrier, Jean-Claude30-01-189728-01-1944more
Carruthers, William14-10-191400-00-2009
Cartmell, James Henry18-09-192224-02-2017more
Casile, Joseph25-02-190525-01-2007more
Casparius, René08-06-191426-11-1942more
Cassou, Jean09-07-189715-01-1986more
Castelain, Noël30-10-191716-07-1943more
Castex, Louis00-00-189600-00-1968
Castle, Frederick Walker14-10-190824-12-1944more
Catroux, Georges Albert Julien29-01-187721-12-1969more
Cauloudon, Emile29-12-190701-06-1977more
Cavaillès, Jean15-05-190305-04-1944
Cazaud, Alfred, Maurice24-09-189305-04-1970more
Ceccaldi, Roger, Edmond14-01-191320-06-2007more
Cédile, Jean26-01-190813-02-1984more
Chaban-Delmas, Jacques07-03-191510-11-2000more
Chabert, Julien09-01-190526-07-1978more
Chadburn, Lloyd Vernon "Chad"21-08-191913-06-1944
Chaigneau, Jacques12-02-192305-10-1944
Chalupa, Stanislaw Józef14-01-191524-04-2004
Chambonnet, Albert04-10-190327-07-1944
Champeny, Arthur Seymour13-08-189311-04-1979more
Chancel, Jean-Louis25-08-189928-07-1977more
Chandon, Claude29-10-189406-08-1944more
Charbonneaux, Pol26-10-190920-07-1954more
Chareyre, Albert26-08-191523-04-1946more
Charlton, Ronald Edmund00-09-1915 more
Charmot, Guy09-10-191407-01-2019more
Chas, Henri30-12-190011-04-1945
Chase, Charles Henry14-08-191011-03-1981more
Chateau-Jobert, Pierre, Yvon, Alexandre, Jean03-02-191229-12-2005more
Chatwin, Cecil Athos Newcome10-03-189811-05-1974
Chauliac, Guy20-08-191207-05-2005more
Chaumet, Guy12-01-191319-04-1980more
Chausse, Paul22-01-191504-05-2005more
Chavanac, Albert19-10-190914-09-1972more
Chavant, Eugène12-02-189428-01-1969more
Chavenon, Guy30-06-191107-04-1973more
Chenailler, Paul06-05-190417-06-1960more
Chene, Le, Pierre Louis "Grégoire"14-06-190000-00-1979more
Chennault, Claire Lee06-09-189327-07-1958more
Chérade de Montbron, Xavier de18-08-191621-04-1955more
Chevalier, Camille09-01-189918-08-1942more
Chevance-Bertin, Maurice06-03-191017-06-1996
Chevignard, Bernard16-02-191315-03-1944
Chevigné, Pierre, de16-06-190904-08-2004more
Chevillot, Gilbert12-07-190802-09-1944
Chodron de Courcel, Geoffroy11-09-191209-12-1992more
Choron, Maurice Philipe Cesar07-11-191110-04-1942more
Christensen, Wheatley Theordore05-07-1918 
Churchill, Peter Morland14-01-190901-05-1972
Cizek, Evzen10-12-190426-11-1942more
Claisse, Maurice14-12-190514-09-1986more
Clark, Mark Wayne01-05-189617-04-1984more
Claude, Roland24-07-191014-07-1943
Claudius-Petit, Eugène22-05-190724-10-1989more
Clement, Erwin "Scotty"01-09-191303-02-2008
Clement, John  
Clerc, Charles29-05-190802-01-1967more
Clifford, Harold A.20-02-191817-02-2010
Cliquet, Charles21-01-189127-03-1956more
Closon, Francis-Louis18-06-191012-12-1998more
Clostermann, Pierre28-02-192122-03-2006more
Clouët des Pesruches, Jean-François31-03-191811-12-1957more
Cochrane, Alfred William Gordon10-10-191629-10-1994more
Coggia, Jean14-11-191624-02-1943
Cohen, Gaston Armand10-10-191804-05-2007
Cole, Robert George19-03-191518-09-1944more
Collins, Joseph Lawton "Lightning Joe"01-05-189612-09-1987more
Colmay, Constant14-10-190325-11-1965more
Colonna d'Istria, Charles21-07-191107-09-1991
Colonna d'Istria, Paulin27-07-190504-06-1982more
Complak, Karol Józef  more
Conde, John Alexander Harcourt "Jack"00-00-191000-00-1964
Conein, Lucien Emile29-11-191903-06-1998more
Conner, Garlin Murl02-06-191905-11-1998more
Connolly, Stephen John Verdun05-03-191721-07-1966
Conus, Adrien06-01-190101-09-1947more
Coomber, William Peter 02-10-1999
Coppin, Edward Cyril20-05-191527-09-1944
Coquoin, Roger14-03-189729-12-1943more
Cordeiro de Farias, Osvalod16-08-190117-02-1981
Corder, Charles Clayton29-07-191731-05-2005more
Cordier, Daniel10-08-192020-11-2020more
Corlett, Charles Harrison "Cowboy Pete"31-07-188913-10-1971more
Corlu, Jean-Marie08-08-191230-08-1944more
Cormeau-Biesterfeld, Beatrice Yvonne  
Corniglion-Molinier, Edouard23-01-189809-05-1963more
Corta, Renaud de02-02-191520-02-1979more
Cortot, Louis26-03-192505-03-2017more
Coster, Charles H. 05-04-1977
Coster, Donald  
Cota, Norman Daniel "Dutch"30-05-189304-10-1971more
Cotteret, Henri25-01-192224-01-1970more
Coudray, Christian07-12-190815-06-1941
Coué, Hervé02-10-191921-05-1944
Coulaudon, Emile Marie Pierre29-12-190701-06-1977more
Coupigny, Jean19-04-191222-11-1981more
Couraud, Raymond12-01-192000-00-1977more
Courounet, Paul17-11-190812-08-1961more
Coussieu, Edmond16-04-189915-06-1941
Cowburn, Benjamin Hodkinson "Benoît"13-03-190917-12-1994
Cox, John Howard21-05-1919 
Cox, John Richard, Jr. (USN)14-04-191319-02-1995
Crawford, Joseph Brice02-07-190808-11-1987more
Crawford-Compton, William Vernon02-03-191502-01-1988more
Crémel, Robert Martin25-04-191923-09-1940
Crépin, Jean01-09-190804-05-1996more
Crivelli, Roger25-11-191805-06-1943
Crocq, René10-09-192016-01-1989more
Cros, Irénée15-12-188714-12-1943
Cross, Kenneth Brian Boyd "Bing"04-10-191118-06-2003more
Cruger, Michel16-02-191502-01-1979more
Cruwys, Gerald Herbert08-10-192120-04-1944
Cukr, Vaclav16-10-191314-10-1989more
Cunibil, Robert03-02-191505-06-1999more
Cunin, Camille17-01-191204-05-2004more
Cunningham, Andrew Browne, 1st Viscount Cunningh07-01-188312-06-1963more
Cunningham, John Henry Dacres13-04-188513-12-1962more
Cunningham, Robert F.30-04-192102-02-2011
Currie, Arthur William "Guts and Gaiters"05-12-187530-11-1933more
Curtis, Charles Cutler  
Czarnecki, Kamil Bogumil05-08-191202-06-2001more
Czarnecki, Marian Norbert06-06-191108-06-1981more

Subonderscheidingen

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

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