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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
Haakon VII03-08-187221-09-1957 
Haar, ter, Johannes Bernardus03-12-191726-04-1976 
Hackin, Marie Alice07-09-190524-02-1941 
Hair, William Patrick   
Halpenny, William Walton   
Hamilton, William Stebbing10-06-1920  
Hansen, Harry F.   
Hanus, Josef11-09-191321-04-1992more 
Harris, Arthur Travers "Bomber"13-04-189205-04-1984more 
Harrison, Leander H.21-07-190619-02-1961 
Hasler, Herbert George "Blondie"27-02-191405-05-1987 
Haugland, Knut Magne23-09-191725-12-2009more 
Haukelid, Knut Anders17-05-191108-03-1994more 
Hauteclocque, Pierre de10-02-191024-09-2004more 
Hawkins, Leslie William16-11-1919 more 
Hayes, John Paul19-06-1925 more 
Heckard, George W.   
Heffron, Edward James "Babe"16-05-192301-12-2013more 
Heible, Louis29-05-192425-09-1994 
Heijden, van der, Eugene14-06-192023-04-2003 
Helberg, Claus Urbye31-01-191606-02-2003more 
Henrio, Mathurin16-04-192910-02-1944 
Henry, Marcelle Marie-Louise Marguerite07-09-189524-04-1945 
Herlemann, Jean Paul   
Herring, Clifford Palmer13-09-191206-06-1944 
Hewitt, Henry Kent11-02-188715-09-1972more 
Hickey, Doyle O.27-07-189220-10-1961more 
Hloba, Lev (Leon)00-06-1925  
Hodges, Courtney Hicks05-01-188716-01-1966more 
Hodges, Lewis MacDonald01-03-191804-01-2007more 
Holdsworth, Gerard Alfred "Gerry"27-12-190424-07-1985 
Hollard, Michel10-07-189816-07-1993 
Hollinghurst, Leslie Norman02-01-189508-06-1971more 
Holmes, Walter T. "Tom"04-02-1919 more 
Hooper, Robin William John 00-06-1989 
Hopwood, Howell Gaston Lloyd "Bill"   
Horrocks, Brian Gwynne "Jorrocks"07-09-189504-01-1985more 
Houdémon, Jean00-00-188500-00-1960 
Houssemayne Du Boulay, Barry Keith31-10-191200-05-1998 
Howard, John08-12-191205-05-1999 
Howell, Thomas Dean   
Howie, Thomas Dry00-00-190817-07-1944 
Hudson, James Francis Harrington00-03-1916  
Huebner, Clarence Ralph24-11-188823-09-1972more 
Hugo, Petrus Hendrik20-12-191706-06-1986more 
Hunsicker, Francis L.   
Hutchison, Miles   


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