Croix de Guerre 1939–1945

French military decoration

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. It honors people who fought with the Allies against the Axis forces at any time during World War II.[1]

Croix de guerre 1939–1945
1939–1945 War Cross with 2 silver-gilt (gold) stars
TypeBravery award
Awarded forMilitary duty during World War II mentioned in dispatches
StatusNo longer awarded
Claspssilver-gilt palm
silver palm
bronze palm
silver-gilt star
silver star
bronze star
EstablishedSeptember 26, 1939
Next (higher)Croix de guerre 1914–1918
Next (lower)Croix de guerre des TOE

Ribbon bar & streamer of the French Croix de guerre 1939–1945


  1. "Croix De Guerre, France". The Institute of Heraldry. Archived from the original on 3 October 2017. Retrieved 3 October 2017.