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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
Gabčík, Jozef08-04-191218-06-1942more 
Gabor, Edward J.28-03-191801-05-1945more 
Gabreski, Francis Stanley "Gabby"28-01-191931-01-2002more 
Gabszewicz, Aleksander06-12-191110-10-1983more 
Gagnon, James Joseph D.   
Gainsford, Alan Peter   
Gale, Richard Nelson "Windy"25-07-189629-07-1982more 
Garry, Émile Auguste Henri "Phono"02-04-190914-09-1944 
Gaulle, Charles de22-11-189009-11-1970more 
Gavin, James Maurice22-03-190723-02-1990more 
George VI14-12-189506-02-1952more 
Gerow, Leonard Townsend13-07-188812-10-1972more 
Gill, Kenneth   
Gillis, William Graham, Jr. 30-09-1944more 
Ginsburg, Edward Merrill 00-00-1979more 
Giraud, Henri18-01-187911-03-1949more 
Gladding, Leon David01-11-1908 more 
Gleed, Ian Richard03-07-191616-04-1943 
Gloar, Clarence R.   
Godefroy, Hugh Constant28-10-191903-04-2002 
Goldsworthy, Leon Verdi "Goldie"19-01-190905-08-1994more 
Gonay, Henri Alphonse Clement21-06-191314-06-1944 
Gouby, Robert G.29-10-191914-08-1944 
Gouman, Gerrit26-04-1916 more 
Grach, Henryk Jozef10-03-189716-10-1976more 
Grajkowski, Jan   
Grant, Frank George10-08-191800-09-1975 
Gregg, Stephen A.01-09-191404-02-2005more 
Griffiths, Frank Cromwell 00-03-1996more 
Grudzinski, Antoni17-11-187901-12-1981more 
Guarnere, William J. "Wild Bill"28-04-192208-03-2014more 
Guéguen, François25-09-1925  
Guerin, Charles Paul09-08-191603-05-1941 
Guérisse, Albert Marie Edmond "Patrick O'Leary"05-04-191126-03-1989more 
Guettier-Whiting, Florence15-11-1914  
Gutowski, Michal Mieczysław Wojciech14-09-191023-08-2006more 
Guyot, Jeannette "Jeannette Gauthier"26-02-191910-04-2016 


Lanyard with the War Cross
Fourragere Croix de GuerreLanyard with the War Cross
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