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WW2 Croix De Guerre Awarded To U.S. Officers

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Here are 2 award documents and medals awarded to U.S. Army Officers in WW2, The first is to Colonel Karl B. Schilling who the commander of the U.S 9th Aviation Engineers which was attached to the 9th Air Force. The award document has what I assume is a facimilie signature of General Juin. The medal award ceremony was attended by a French Colonel who actually made the award. A photo of Col Schilling receiving this award is at the bottom. Gen Juin was not in attendance. Colonel Schilling had landed with his command on June 6th in Normandy.

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The 2nd award is Colonel William T Starr who was a memeber of U.S. 6th Army Group HQ. The French 1st Armee was part of the 6th Army Group. This award document and medal had been framed by the original owner. The document has a facimilie signature of General de Lattre de. Tassigny however in this case General de Tassigny did make the award to Colonel Starr and that photo is at the bottom. I have also included a invitation to Colonel Starr by 1st Spahi Brigade which I think is a nice piece of field art and printing.

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Chris it is possible the signature is original. At first glance it looked to be printed. Can one the moderators correct my mis-pelling in the topic heading Guerre not Querre. Many apologies for that faux pas

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Here is a closer shot of the Gen Juin signature. It is possible to be original. what do others think?

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Hello! This is the grey man from the sunny side of earth! Bonjour! Tres Bien! I am presently collecting? German and perhaps Russian items, but this French medal is fantastic! It's very Long life, certainly since it is very handsome. It made me think for days before I decided on german instead of... Many thanks you have stimulated my grey matter!

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