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Military awards of World War II were presented by most of the combatants.

The following is from the article World War II, removed from that article for clarity, and represents an incomplete list of some of the awards.

Allied Powers

Soviet Union

In Soviet Union orders and medals were also awarded to cities and military divisions.

United States

United Kingdom

France and Belgium


  • Virtuti Militari
  • Order Krzyża Grunwaldu
  • Order Krzyża Niepodległości
  • Krzyż Walecznych (Cross of the Valorous)
  • Krzyż Zasługi z Mieczami (Cross of Merit with Swords)
  • Medal Wojska (Army Medal for War 1939-45)
  • Medal Lotniczy (Air Force Medal for War 1939-45)
  • Medal Morski (Navy Medal for War 1939-45)
  • Medal Morski Polskiej Marynarki Handlowej (Merchant Marine Medal for War 1939-45)
  • Krzyż Kampanii Wrześniowej 1939 (Cross of September Campaign 1939)
  • Krzyż Pamiątkowy Monte Cassino (Monte Cassino Commemorative Cross)
  • Krzyż Armii Krajowej (Home Army Cross)
  • Medal "Zasłużonym na Polu Chwały" (Medal for Merit on the Field of Glory)
  • Krzyż Partyzancki (Partisan Cross)
  • Krzyż Czynu Bojowego Polskich Sił Zbrojnych na Zachodzie (Polish Armed Forces in the West Military Action Cross)
  • Krzyż Bitwy pod Lenino (Battle of Lenino Cross)
  • Krzyż Oświęcimski (Auschwitz Cross)
  • Medal "Za udział w wojnie obronnej 1939" (Medal for the War of 1939)
  • Warszawski Krzyż Powstańczy (Warsaw Cross of the Uprising)
  • Medal za Warszawę 1939-1945 (Medal for Warsaw 1939-1945)
  • Medal za Odrę, Nysę, Bałtyk (Medal for Oder, Neisse and Baltic)
  • Medal Zwycięstwa i Wolności 1945 (Medal of Victory and Freedom 1945)
  • Medal "Za udział w walkach o Berlin" (Medal for Participation in the Battle of Berlin)
  • Krzyż Batalionów Chłopskich (Peasant Battalions Cross)
  • Krzyż Narodowego Czynu Zbrojnego (National Military Action Cross)
  • Krzyż Zesłańców Sybiru (Cross of the Deported to Siberia)
  • Krzyż Powstania Warszawskiego (Cross of the Warsaw Uprising)


  • Order of the National Hero (Orden narodnog heroja)
  • Order of the National Liberation
  • Order of Bravery (Yugoslavia)
  • Order of the Partisan Star (Yugoslavia)
  • Order of Brotherhood and Unity (Yugoslavia)
  • The Medal of Bravery (Yugoslavia)

Axis Powers and Allies

Nazi Germany



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