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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
Pailleret, René-Georges10-02-192124-03-1967more
Palaud, Noël24-12-190905-08-1985more
Palcy, William25-01-190520-12-1967more
Palewski, Gaston20-03-190103-09-1984more
Pannell, Geoffrey Charles Russell22-08-191303-05-1980more
Pannetier, Pierre01-01-191431-10-1984
Parazols, Gilbert25-10-190305-06-1974more
Pâris de Bollardière, Jaques Marie Roch André16-12-190722-02-1986more
Parker, Edwin Pearson, Jr.27-07-189107-06-1983more
Parker, William Henry21-06-190516-07-1966
Patch, Alexander McCarrell "Sandy"23-11-188921-11-1945more
Patou, André05-07-191010-06-2006more
Patton, George Smith Jr.11-11-188521-12-1945more
Paturau, Joseph Maurice23-04-191627-06-1996more
Paulson, Byron Ronald  
Pécro, Joseph27-04-191810-04-1945more
Peeters, René Théodore18-08-189817-06-1979more
Péju, Elie16-02-190129-07-1969
Pélissier, Louis21-12-190108-06-1944more
Peltier, Adrien28-07-190328-12-1982more
Pène, Pierre10-03-189820-04-1972more
Penkala, Alex M., Jr.30-08-192410-01-1945more
Perceval, Joseph01-12-191106-09-1952more
Perconte, Frank J.10-03-191724-10-2013more
Peretti, Achille13-06-191114-04-1983more
Perez, Etelvino10-01-191925-05-1944more
Pernel, Maurice 00-00-1943more
Perner, Viktor27-05-191110-02-1997more
Pernet, Jacques22-05-191101-05-2002more
Péron, François16-02-190425-02-1941
Peron, René02-01-192308-04-1945
Péronne, Antoine09-04-191418-06-1946
Pérotin, Guy27-07-192015-12-1940
Perraud, Raymond28-02-191323-08-1944more
Pertschuk, Maurice "Pronus"31-07-192129-03-1945
Pétain, Raymond07-02-191703-07-1943more
Peterson, Arman20-05-191501-07-1943more
Petitjean, Jacques25-05-191825-03-1991more
Petre, René22-12-190809-12-1957more
Peulevé, Henri Leonard Thomas "Harry"29-01-191620-03-1963
Philippe, François12-08-192224-08-1944more
Phillips, George Haddon  
Phipps, Desmond Ivor  
Piault, Albert11-04-191423-08-1944more
Pichard, Michel André27-06-191811-09-1989more
Pickersgill, Frank Herbert Dedrick28-05-191514-09-1944
Piette, Jacques13-05-191602-04-1990more
Pijeaud, Charles Félix12-12-190406-01-1942more
Pika, Heliodor03-07-189721-06-1949more
Pillafort, Alfred05-06-190514-11-1942
Pillard, Jean29-09-191422-08-1989more
Pineau, Christian14-10-190405-04-1995more
Pinhède, Edmond14-01-191114-12-1997more
Pinot, Edouard01-08-189109-05-1984more
Piobetta, Stéphane22-07-191314-05-1944more
Piozin, Hippolyte19-12-191322-07-1994more
Pipa, Josef13-10-191502-01-1977more
Plantevin, Jean13-03-191306-12-1980more
Plantier, Maurice08-05-191319-08-1944
Plesman, Jan Leendert18-12-191901-09-1944
Plewman, Eliane Sophie09-12-191713-09-1944
Podeur, Roger11-04-192020-09-2005more
Poirel, Jean03-08-191025-08-1975more
Poitevin, René21-03-191131-01-1972more
Poletti, Pierre30-10-189406-04-1971more
Pompei, Jean11-02-190928-06-1972more
Ponchardier, Dominique03-03-191717-04-1986more
Ponchardier, Pierre04-10-190927-01-1961more
Poniatowski, Jean Ciolek  
Pool, Lafayette G. "Lafe"23-07-191930-05-1991
Popieul, Edmond03-12-189718-04-1958
Porcheron, Charles15-05-191723-08-1944more
Postaire, Paul17-06-191531-10-1962more
Pouliquen, Joseph20-11-189724-09-1988more
Pouyade, Pierre25-07-191105-09-1979more
Powers, Darrell Cecil "Shifty"13-03-192317-06-2009more
Poype, de la, Roland28-07-192023-10-2012more
Pratt, Alec Charles  
Prchal, Eduard Maximilian01-01-191104-12-1984more
Preslipsky, Peter  
Prets, Paul29-06-191927-10-1996more
Priez, Moïse30-11-191224-01-1970more
Prigent, Corentin13-04-191919-06-1941
Prioux, René Jacques Adolphe11-04-187916-06-1953more
Prochasson, Maurice21-07-190107-08-1964more
Prost, Georges26-05-191523-01-1945more
Proszeck, Jean15-04-190518-06-1944more
Prussman, Ernest W.00-00-192108-09-1944
Pruvost, Ernest18-08-189609-02-1965more
Przybylski, Edouard20-09-192026-05-1993more
Puech-Samson, Pierre Gustave Robert28-12-191519-01-2000more
Putz, Joseph24-04-189528-01-1945more

Subonderscheidingen

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

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