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
Baade, Paul William  more 
Bablon, Gabriel Eugène Célestin01-09-190527-03-1956 
Babonneau, René Louis Pierre18-06-190420-11-1963more 
Bacon, Jack Arthur16-10-1914  
Bader, Douglas Robert Stewart21-02-191005-09-1982more 
Baissac, de, Claude Marie Marc Boucherville28-02-190722-12-1974 
Bakos, Joseph29-03-190226-10-1944 
Ballarin, Jean15-01-191527-01-1999 
Ballatore, André Emile27-04-191309-06-1997 
Ballet, Jacques Maurice Emile19-02-190805-11-2000more 
Barberon, Bernard Jean Maurice26-08-191628-10-1982 
Barberot, Roger René Albert20-01-191514-11-2002 
Barlot, Gustave Jean22-06-191426-04-1998 
Barnett, Walter   
Barson, Edward Allen   
Basset, Raymond Claude François02-07-190810-09-1984more 
Batcheller, Herbert F.22-07-190907-06-1944 
Batiment, Paul Jean Léon07-10-192001-11-1944 
Bauche, Jacques André Gaston26-07-191412-06-1982more 
Baucheron De Boissoudt, Guy Marie Marc Antoine08-07-190823-04-1972 
Bauden, René Jean Elie16-07-1918  
Beattie, Stephen Halden29-03-190824-04-1975 
Beauchamp, Mondeau Benjamin   
Beekman, Jacob "Jaap"21-12-191915-11-2010more 
Beekman-Unternährer, Yolande Elsa Maria07-11-191111-09-1944 
Bellonte, Maurice25-10-189614-01-1984 
Bennett, Raymond Eugene "Ray"05-02-191522-11-2001 
Benoit, A.   
Bergman, Vaclav27-08-191503-12-2002more 
Bergquist, Earl C.08-04-1902  
Bestebreurtje, Arie Dirk "Harry"12-04-191621-01-1983more 
Bishop, Edward McDonald00-00-191600-00-1970 
Blackader, Kenneth Gault19-12-189700-00-1967 
Blair, Donald Antonio09-09-1919  
Blaize, Pierre Michel01-11-191515-04-1941 
Blondeel, Edouard "Eddy"25-01-190623-05-2000more 
Blow, Frederick   
Bolton, John Clarence17-03-1907  
Boothman, John Nelson19-02-190129-12-1957more 
Bouard, Jean29-03-1913 more 
Bouffet, Jean Gabriel30-05-188216-05-1940 
Bouquillard, Henry Marcel Albert14-06-190811-03-1941 
Bowery, Richard Charles Waudby25-10-191419-08-1942 
Bowman, James William "Chub"16-06-191414-11-1944 
Boydstun, William J. 22-01-1945 
Bradley, Mark Edward10-12-190722-05-0199more 
Bradley, Omar Nelson12-02-189308-04-1981more 
Bradner, John Lance   
Braffitt, Raymond W.20-01-191817-09-1944 
Brannen, Malcom Dodge14-10-191010-03-1999 
Brashears, Charlie03-01-1917 more 
Brereton, Lewis Hyde21-06-189001-08-1967more 
Bretschneider, Andrew  more 
Briere, Yves Désiré Jean Georges Paul12-08-191914-05-1941 
Brooks, Edward Hale "Ted"25-04-189310-10-1978more 
Broussine, Georges19-02-191831-10-2001 
Brown, Courtney P.02-11-1904  
Brown, Douglas Roy   
Brown, Mark Henry "Hilly"09-10-191112-11-1941more 
Brown, Thomas William   
Brown-Bartrolli, Albert James00-00-191500-00-1967 
Bruinekreeft, Evert26-01-191311-08-1977 
Bryan, Charles B.05-04-191900-00-2003 
Bulkeley, John Duncan19-08-191106-04-1996more 
Burda, Frantisek21-01-191523-02-1988more 
Burglund, Oliver Oscar13-03-190724-05-1984 
Burrage III, Albert C.00-00-191908-08-1944 
Burton, David C.   
Burton, Howard Frizelle00-00-191603-06-1943 
Bus-Westrus, Anna Maria15-05-188822-10-1951 
Butler, James D. 03-02-1945 
Buyno, Jerzy12-11-190628-06-1956 

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Fourragere Croix de GuerreLanyard with the War Cross
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