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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
Waddell, Robert Charles Arthur06-07-191505-04-1975 
Wagner, Otto28-03-190220-05-1974more 
Wagner, René Alphonse28-12-190728-04-1999 
Wake, Nancy Grace Augusta30-08-191207-08-2011more 
Waleina, Aloizo "Jules Brasse" (SAS)14-04-191300-00-1948more 
Walilko, Antoni   
Wall, Arnold R.   
Walsh, William James "Billy"20-01-191707-10-1971more 
Ware, Keith Lincoln23-11-191513-09-1968more 
Warren, Samuel L.   
Warren, Shields, Jr.21-03-191626-01-1994 
Wasilewski, Jerzy  more 
Weaver, Robert J. 01-12-1987 
Webb, Gordon Geoffrey Henry00-04-192000-02-1991more 
Weidner, Johan Hendrik (Jean Henri)22-10-191221-05-1994 
Weil, René20-09-191726-12-1942 
Weill, René-Georges26-01-190829-05-1942 
Weir, John Walter   
Weiss, Robert Lincoln04-04-192326-08-2015 
West, Gilbert Smith   
Westmoreland, William Childs26-03-191418-07-2005more 
Weygand, Maxime21-01-186728-01-1965more 
Weyland, Otto Paul "Opie"27-01-190302-09-1979more 
Whitehead, David Adie "Torpy"30-09-189623-10-1992more 
Whitehouse, John "Jack"   
Wilkinson, George Alfred "Étienne"31-08-191305-10-1944 
Wilkinson, Royce Clifford "Wilkie"26-11-191300-00-1990 
Williams, Curtis C.  more 
Williams, Nathanel David Ray26-11-191524-10-1967more 
Williams-Thomas, Reginald Silvers   
Willingham, Chester Morse02-12-189530-05-1986 
Wimbley, Leon John00-07-192004-11-2011more 
Wise, Homer Lee27-02-191722-04-1974more 
Wise, Ralph Waldo Emerson26-01-191322-06-2003 
Wiseman, John "Johny"27-01-191623-08-2005 
Witton, Rosine "Rolande"23-11-190600-00-1995 
Woerther, Albert18-02-192012-05-1971 
Wood, Eric Fisher, Jr.25-01-191922-01-1945more 
Woody, Ronal E., Jr.   
Worden, James Avery16-02-191214-05-2004 
Worms, Jean Eugène01-02-190929-03-1945 
Worsley, John25-05-1914  
Wozenski, Edward F.29-07-191526-07-1987more 
Wybot, Roger13-10-191226-09-1997more 
Wyche, Ira Thomas00-00-188708-07-1981 
Wyrouboff, Nicolas07-02-191513-08-2009 


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