Medal, Croix de Guerre (War Cross) 1939, James H. Doolittle


Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

The Croix de Guerre was established on April 8, 1915 by the French government to all soldiers of all ranks mentioned in dispatches for individual feats of heroism.

This particular medal was awarded to James H. Doolittle by the French government for his services to victory of the Allies during World War II.

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Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Credit Line

Donated by Lt. Gen. James H. Doolittle (USAF, Ret.)


  • Medal: Bronze
  • Ribbon: Silk


3-D: 3.8 x 1.3 x 8.9cm (1 1/2 x 1/2 x 3 1/2 in.)

Country of Origin


Physical Description

Croix de Guerre (War Cross); bronze cross with crossed swords; Obverse: center disk, relief bust of Napoleon surrounded by embossed text "REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE"; Reverse: embossed dates "1914-1918"; red and green striped silk ribbon.


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