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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
Vaillant de Guélis, de, Jacques Theodore Paul06-04-190707-08-1945 
Valdez, Jose F.03-01-192517-02-1945 
Vallee, Francois "Oscar"01-01-191200-00-1944more 
Van Bibber, Edwin M.   
Van Dong, Pham25-10-191926-11-2008more 
Van Fleet, James Alward19-03-189223-09-1992more 
Vander Ende, Charles T.  more 
Vandervoort, Benjamin Hayes "Vandy"03-03-191522-11-1990more 
Vasatko, Alois25-08-190823-06-1942 
Vasilevsky, Aleksandr Mikhailovich30-09-189505-12-1977more 
Vaughan, Leslie   
Vaughan-Fowler, Peter Erskine18-01-192324-04-1994 
Venning, John Wentworth19-05-1915  
Verity, Hugh Beresford06-04-191814-11-2001more 
Vesely, Vlastimil13-09-192311-12-2001more 
Veuve, Rene "Joyeuse"17-01-192012-06-2012more 
Vigerie, François-Pierre-Raoul, d'Astier de la   
Virot, Andrée Marthe03-02-190505-02-2010more 
Vybiral, Tomas29-09-191121-02-1981more 


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