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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
Pannell, Geoffrey Charles Russell22-08-191303-05-1980more 
Pâris de Bollardičre, Jaques Marie Roch André16-12-190722-02-1986more 
Parker, Edwin P., Jr.  more 
Parker, William Henry21-06-190516-07-1966 
Patch, Alexander McCarrell "Sandy"23-11-188921-11-1945more 
Patton, George Smith Jr.11-11-188521-12-1945more 
Paturau, Joseph Maurice23-04-191627-06-1996 
Paulson, Byron Ronald   
Penkala, Alex M., Jr.30-08-192410-01-1945more 
Perconte, Frank J.10-03-191724-10-2013more 
Pernel, Maurice 00-00-1943more 
Pertschuk, Maurice "Pronus"31-07-192129-03-1945 
Peterson, Arman20-05-191501-07-1943more 
Peuleve, Henri Leonard Thomas "Harry"29-01-191620-03-1963 
Phillips, George Haddon   
Phipps, Desmond Ivor   
Pickersgill, Frank Herbert Dedrick28-05-191514-09-1944 
Pika, Heliodor03-07-189721-06-1949more 
Pipa, Josef13-10-191502-01-1977more 
Plesman, Jan Leendert18-12-191901-09-1944 
Plewman, Eliane Sophie09-12-191713-09-1944 
Poniatowski, Jean Ciolek   
Pool, Lafayette G. “Lafe”23-07-191930-05-1991 
Powers, Darrell C. "Shifty"13-03-192317-06-2009more 
Pratt, Alec Charles   
Prchal, Eduard Maximilian01-01-191104-12-1984more 
Preslipsky, Peter   
Prioux, René Jacques Adolphe11-04-187916-06-1953 
Prussman, Ernest W.00-00-192108-09-1944 


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