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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
Raaby, Torstein Pettersen06-10-191823-03-1964 
Radici, Georges00-00-191824-07-1947 
Radomski, Jerzy18-07-191817-12-1978 
Ragaert, Georges François  more 
Randleman, Denver "Bull"20-11-192026-06-2003more 
Ratcliff, Leonard Fitch  more 
Rawicz-Szczerbo, Antoni18-01-190200-00-2002more 
Rayner, Herbert Sharples16-01-191100-00-1976 
Reaser, Joseph C. "Indian Joe"   
Rechenmann, Charles Théophile "Rover"24-08-191210-09-1944 
Rechka, Josef12-09-191015-01-1984more 
Reynolds, Richard A. 04-12-1944 
Rice, John K.16-05-1896  
Richards, Brinley Perry22-01-192013-11-1994 
Richey, Paul Henry Mills00-00-191623-02-1989more 
Rider, Richard E. (US Army)29-05-191412-02-2004 
Ridgway, Matthew Bunker03-03-189526-07-1993more 
Ritchie, Neil Methuen28-07-189711-12-1983more 
Roberts, George Philip Bradley "Pip"05-11-190605-11-1997more 
Robertson, Douglas Raymond00-00-192110-05-1945 
Robotham, Gordon George21-05-1920  
Rockingham, John Meredith "Rocky"24-08-191107-07-1987more 
Roe, Eugene Gilbert "Doc"17-10-192230-12-1998more 
Rol-Tanguy, Henri12-06-190808-09-2002more 
Roosendaal, Johannes Cornelis "Hans"   
Rose, Maurice B.26-11-189930-03-1945more 
Rous de Féneyrols, Jacques Marie Salvy16-07-192318-12-1944 
Rowden, Diana Hope "Paulette"31-01-191506-07-1944 
Rozanoff, Constantin23-08-190503-04-1954 
Ruchowski, Wladyslaw00-00-190503-07-1973 
Rudder, James Earl06-05-191023-03-1970more 
Ruijter van Steveninck, de, Albert Cornelis28-11-189525-06-1949more 
Russel, Blair Dalzell09-12-191720-11-2007 
Rutkowski, Jan "Szymon"24-02-190010-02-1984more 
Ryder, Robert Edward Dudley16-02-190829-06-1986more 
Rønneberg, Joachim Holmboe30-08-191921-10-2018more 


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