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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
L'Allemant, Raymond A. "Cheval"23-08-191730-01-2008
La Combe, René18-04-191525-02-1994more
La Grandière, de, Roger14-10-191620-06-1944
Labit, Henri30-09-192003-05-1942
Laborde-Noguez, de, Jean28-09-191613-05-1944
Labouchère, de, François Joseph André18-09-191705-09-1942more
Labrosse, Raymond Joseph20-11-192006-08-1988
Lacey, James Harry "Ginger"01-02-191730-05-1989
Lafont, Henry10-08-192002-12-2011more
Lagatu, Yves08-11-191427-09-1987more
Lager, Gustave30-03-191302-10-1995more
Lagèze, Pierre26-06-1920 
Lahey, Gerald Bartholomew08-04-190711-07-1990
Lake, Peter Ivan "Basil"30-01-191500-06-2009
Lakinski, Zygmunt27-01-189224-03-1961more
Lalande, André Libéral Emile26-05-191319-10-1995more
Lamarque, Georges01-11-191408-09-1944
Lambert, Pierre02-02-190130-11-1973
Lamirault, Claude12-06-191827-05-1945
Langer, Arnaud13-09-191903-06-1955more
Langer, Marcel24-09-191704-11-1990more
Langford, Eric Joseph00-00-191300-00-1994
Langlois de Bazillac, Jacques29-07-191209-11-1950more
Langlois, Pierre16-03-191715-05-2013more
Langlois, Xavier24-08-191123-11-1944more
Lantenois, Roger 08-01-1986more
Laot, Guy Jean André23-01-192425-06-1944
Laouénan, Georges11-08-192012-09-1987more
Laquintinie, Jean26-09-190905-03-1941
Larminat, de, Edgard René Marie29-11-189501-07-1962more
Lasserre, Raymond08-12-192226-06-1944more
Lattre de Tassigny, de, Jean Joseph Marie Gabriel02-02-188911-01-1952more
Laurent, Edouard05-08-189615-03-1972more
Laurent, Robert24-12-190717-12-1958more
Laurent-Champrosay, Jean-Claude19-08-190819-06-1944more
Laureys, Pierre07-08-191918-12-2004more
Lavallee, Jean11-10-191305-10-1944
Lavenir, Roger08-10-191931-07-2005
Lavenson, George00-00-191726-06-1944more
Lavergne, André03-04-191318-10-1992more
Lazenby, William L.  
Le Bastard, Louis04-05-190623-01-1945more
Le Carrour, Georges16-06-191524-08-1944
Le Cocq, Charles20-04-189811-03-1945more
Le Coniac de la Longrays, Guy23-10-191912-03-2001more
Le Goasguen, Charles04-05-192004-07-1995more
Le Goffic, Pierre02-01-191222-08-1944more
Le Gourierec, Pierre10-04-192011-06-1942
Le Guen, François31-01-191304-07-1970more
Le Hénaff, Claude02-05-192220-12-1995more
Le Mière, Jules16-12-191118-12-1977more
Le Moign', Pierre07-04-191313-05-1974more
Le Sant, Georges05-12-191413-09-2000more
Le Tac, Joël15-02-191808-10-2005more
Le Thomas, Henri05-01-190319-12-1964more
Leatham, Ralph03-03-188810-03-1954more
Lebois, Marcel02-03-191615-07-1943
Lebon, Albert01-06-190806-06-1988more
Leboutte, Lucien05-03-189828-10-1988more
Leclerc de Hauteclocque, Philippe François Marie22-11-190228-11-1947more
Lee, George Theodore05-08-191905-10-1954more
Lefaucheux, Pierre30-06-189811-02-1955
Lefèvre, Marcel17-03-191805-06-1944more
Legentilhomme, Paul Louis Victor Marie26-03-188423-05-1975more
Léger, Yves08-01-191927-05-1944
Legrand, Michel13-06-191829-05-1955more
Leistenschneider, Paul16-01-190709-04-1999more
Lejeune, Jean10-07-190525-11-1961
Leland, Francis John 12-04-1945
Lemarinel, Jacques05-06-192318-06-1944more
Lemoine, René29-12-190519-12-1995more
Lenoir, René18-11-191304-11-1996more
Léonard, Joseph19-01-191212-08-1999more
Lepeltier, René29-06-190625-04-1947
Lepeu, Claude03-03-192111-07-2016
Lequesne, Pierre09-05-190404-10-1947
Leroy, Raymond03-11-190811-05-1943
Lesecq, René03-08-192030-05-2010more
Levasseur, Jean22-11-190915-04-1947more
Lévêque, Charles23-04-1913 
Levy Cardoso, Waldemar04-12-190013-05-2009
Levy, Jean-Pierre28-05-191115-12-1996more
Lévy, Roger17-08-191417-10-2006more
Lévy-Finger, Henry04-10-192124-11-1944
Lhuillier, Jean25-06-190617-05-1971more
Lichtwitz, André31-10-189919-07-1962more
Lilly, Ronald William06-06-1924 
Limanton, Lucien14-12-191928-07-1954more
Limonti, Hugues14-08-192102-12-1988
Lindquist, Roy E.18-02-190719-11-1986more
Lippe-Biesterfeld, van, Bernhard L.F.E.J.K.K.29-06-191101-12-2004more
Litas, Albert20-12-190525-08-1944
Littolff, Albert23-10-191116-07-1943more
Livry-Level, Philippe Paul Dominique16-06-189814-12-1960more
Lochead, Leslie Leonard12-09-1917 
Lofi, Alexandre21-02-191707-03-1992
Lokerman, Josephus Stephanus Hendricus05-01-190111-02-1945more
Lokuciewski, Witold01-02-191717-04-1990more
Louis-Dreyfus, Pierre17-05-190815-01-2011more
Louveau, Edmond04-08-189518-06-1973more
Lucadamo, Ernest D., Jr.16-02-1916 
Lucchesi, Jean24-07-191805-11-2004more
Lucchesi, Yves23-05-191514-03-1947more
Lugiez, André Fernand13-06-191007-01-1969more
Lutten, Éric02-09-190413-02-1975
Lyle, Lewis E. 06-04-2008more
Lyon, Robert "Gilbert Calvert"14-01-189720-10-1986more

Subonderscheidingen

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

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