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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
Haile Selassie I23-07-189227-08-1975more
Hair, William Patrick  
Halna du Fretay, Maurice08-05-192019-08-1942more
Halpenny, William Walton  
Hamilton, William Stebbing10-06-1920 
Hansen, Harry F.  
Hanus, Josef11-09-191321-04-1992more
Harcourt, d', Emmanuel19-11-191430-07-1985more
Harent, Bernard24-07-191613-06-1944
Harper, Joseph H. "Bud"01-05-190108-08-1990more
Harris, Arthur Travers "Bomber"13-04-189205-04-1984more
Harrison, Leander H.21-07-190619-02-1961
Harty de Pierrebourg, Olivier10-07-190823-08-1973more
Hasey, John Freeman "Jack"03-11-191609-05-2005more
Hasler, Herbert George "Blondie"27-02-191405-05-1987
Haudry de Soucy, Arnauld02-12-192107-08-1994more
Haugland, Knut Magne23-09-191725-12-2009more
Haukelid, Knut Anders17-05-191108-03-1994more
Hauteclocque, de, Pierre10-02-191024-09-2004more
Hautefeuille, Pierre23-07-191628-12-1999more
Hawkins, Leslie William16-11-1919 more
Hayes, John Paul19-06-1925 more
Hazard, Jacques11-10-192021-06-1942
Hébert, Bernard04-09-192107-12-1984more
Hébert, Jacques08-08-192015-02-2018more
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
Hellard, Jean10-06-190827-11-1940
Hennebert, Gérard11-10-191315-08-1953more
Henrio, Mathurin16-04-192910-02-1944
Henry, André05-03-190309-09-1940
Henry, Marcelle Marie-Louise Marguerite07-09-189524-04-1945
Héraud, Paul25-05-190609-08-1944
Herbinger, Pierre-Jean01-12-189930-04-1972more
Héritier, Georges18-08-191426-12-1996more
Herlemann, Jean Paul  
Herring, Clifford Palmer13-09-191206-06-1944
Hers, d', Jean17-05-191018-03-1945
Hervé, Robert10-09-191005-08-1999more
Hervé, Yves05-07-190917-05-1944more
Hettier de Boislambert, Claude26-07-190622-02-1986more
Heurtaux, Alfred Marie Joseph20-05-189330-12-1985more
Hewitt, Henry Kent11-02-188715-09-1972more
Heyrend, Jean-Marie15-09-191925-09-2005
Hickey, Doyle O.27-07-189220-10-1961more
Hirlemann, Jules Jean Louis14-01-190120-10-1987
Hodges, Courtney Hicks05-01-188716-01-1966more
Hodges, Lewis MacDonald01-03-191804-01-2007more
Holdsworth, Gerard Alfred "Gerry"27-12-190424-07-1985
Holland, Richard Jellicorse04-06-1910 
Hollard, Michel10-07-189816-07-1993
Hollinghurst, Leslie Norman02-01-189508-06-1971more
Holmes, Walter T. "Tom"04-02-191925-05-2009more
Hooper, Robin William John 00-06-1989
Hopwood, Howell Gaston Lloyd "Bill"  
Horrocks, Brian Gwynne "Jorrocks"07-09-189504-01-1985more
Horton, Max Kennedy29-11-188330-07-1951more
Houchet, Jean-Baptiste06-08-190424-11-1944
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
Hudleston, Edmund Cuthbert "Phoenix"30-12-190814-12-1994more
Hudson, James Francis Harrington00-03-1916 
Huebner, Clarence Ralph24-11-188823-09-1972more
Hugo, Georges03-04-191501-03-1984more
Hugo, Petrus Hendrik20-12-191706-06-1986more
Huguet, Robert27-02-190107-03-1979more
Humières, d', François11-04-192231-01-1945
Hunsicker, Francis L.  
Hutchison, Miles  

Subonderscheidingen

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

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