Category: Croix de guerre 1939-1945

Categories: France, Military Decorations | Foreign and International Awards Authorized for US Armed Forces

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The Croix de guerre 1939-1945 (War Cross 1939-1945) is a French military decoration, a version of the Croix de guerre created on September 26, 1939, to honour people who fought with the Allies against the Axis force at any time during World War II.

The additional devices denote:

  • bronze star (étoile en bronze): for those who were mentioned at the regiment or brigade level.
  • silver star (étoile en argent): for those who were mentioned at the division level.
  • silver gilt star (étoile en vermeil): for those who were mentioned at the corps level.
  • bronze palm (palme en bronze): for those who were mentioned at the army level.
  • silver palm (palme en argent): represents five bronze mentions.
  • silver gilt palm (palme en vermeil): for those who had been mentioned at the Free French Forces level

See Wikipedia:Croix_de_guerre_1939–1945_(France)

Currently there are sub categories for each of these 6 types. If you have a profile that just says Croix de guerre, add it to this roll up category, people could be awarded the citation without an additional device.

The are too many combinations possible to create a sub category for each, so there is no sub category for multiple awards at the same level, i.e. with 2 bronze stars, so place that profile in the with bronze star sub category.

if a person was awarded different levels, i.e. with silver palm and bronze star, add to both sub categories with silver palm and with bronze star.

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