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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
O'Neill, Marc Marie Patrick29-10-190918-07-1956 
Oddo, Paul Jean Marie Gabriel24-11-191721-03-2000 
Odewole, Aloysius00-00-190710-11-1941 
Olav V02-07-190317-01-1991more 
Olivier, Pierre Jean Alexandre12-06-190429-04-1945 
Orbello, Jean "Olivier"18-11-190215-09-1953 
Orsini, Marcel Louis Théodore01-02-191124-11-1999more 
Ortiz, Pierre (Peter) Julien05-08-191316-05-1988more 
Ortoli, Paul Ange Philippe19-09-190029-03-1979more 
Osiek, Leonard F. 31-07-1944 
Oubre, Louis Augustin François19-01-188524-01-1942 


Fourragere Croix de GuerreLanyard with the War Cross
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