1939-1945 Star

This star was awarded for operational service from September 3rd 1939 (the day of the outbreak of WW 2) to August 15th 1945 (the day hostilities against Japan in the Pacific ceased). A bar was authorized for fighter crews engaged in the Battle of Britain from July 10th to October 31st 1940.
The badge is a six-pointed star with the Royal Cipher GRI VI in the centre surrounded by the inscription: "The 1939-1945 Star" and surmounted by a crown. The reverse is blank. Recipients are eligible for the other campaign stars of Burma, Italy, the France and Germany Star and the Pacific Star. The ribbon is 1.25" wide with three stripes of equal width coloured dark blue, scarlet and light blue which represent the three armed services.

This decoration could be awarded with the "BATTLE OF BRITAIN" clasp. The clasp was awarded to all those that had flown on at least one operational sortie with an accredited Battle of Britain squadron between July 10th - October 31st 1940.

In 2012 it was noted that a new clasp would be produced for affiction on the 39-45 Star, called the "BOMBER COMMAND" clasp. The clasp can be received from 2013 onward by any person who, during the Second World War, has flown as aircrew for at least one operational sortie with a Bomber Command operational unit.

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NameDate of birthDate of deathAwards
Kaczorowski, Ryszard26-11-191910-04-2010more 
Kania, Wojciech01-04-191205-05-1991more 
Kasperski, Wlodzimierz05-03-189407-09-1960 
Katke, Ganpat00-00-191026-01-0000 
Kaye, Ivon George07-06-191704-04-1993 
Kean, Edmund Henry03-06-190930-06-1977 
Kearney, James Timothy00-03-191600-02-1954 
Kearns, Richard Stansfield Derek09-03-1920 more 
Keen, Geoffrey Frank26-03-191602-10-1992 
Kellar, John Albert William00-11-1914  
Kelliher, Richard01-09-191028-01-1963 
Kelly, John Gordon Christie29-09-1916  
Kemp, William John  more 
Kenna, Edward "Ted"06-07-191908-07-2009 
Kennard, Hugh Charles24-06-191800-00-1995 
Kenneally, John Patrick15-03-192127-09-2000more 
Kennedy, Joseph Shaw00-00-191417-11-1971more 
Kennedy, Patrick Ascension15-05-191702-05-2010more 
Kent, John Alexander23-06-191407-10-1985more 
Kenward, Vivian Frederick Roy   
Keprt, Joseph28-06-191026-07-1976more 
Kerwin, John William "Johnny"07-05-191816-07-1942more 
Keyes, Geoffry Charles Tasker18-05-191718-11-1941more 
Keys, William, Henry   
Khan, Ghulam Ullah   
Khattri, Amarbahadur  more 
Kibby, William Henry15-04-190331-10-1942 
Kieffer, Philippe24-10-189920-11-1962more 
King, Dennis Aubrey   
King, Edward "Eddie"28-10-1903  
King, James Leonard26-08-192205-12-2003 
Kingcome, Charles Brian Fabris31-05-191700-02-1994more 
Kingsbury, Bruce Steel08-01-191829-08-1942more 
Kingzett, Brian02-05-191026-01-2000more 
Kirby, Colin George00-00-192300-02-2006 
Kirkman, John Sidney13-09-192010-03-1987 
Kirkwall-Smith, Andrew00-08-189607-01-1973 
Kleeman, Reginald Waldemar  more 
Klohn, Howard Harold 15-10-1944 
Klopotowski, Andrzej08-09-191713-09-2004more 
Klufas, William James "Rip"00-00-1915 more 
Knapp, Geoffrey Alwin  more 
Knapper, Josiah   
Knapton, Peter Alfred04-05-1921 more 
Knight, Alfred Hilton  more 
Knight, Cecil Horace   
Knilans, Hubert Clarence27-12-191701-06-2012more 
Knott, Leonard Walter "Len"   
Knox, William   
Kominek, Josef31-10-191308-06-1941 
Kontrym, Boleslaw "Zmudzin"27-08-189820-01-1953more 
Kopanski, Stanislaw19-05-189523-03-1976more 
Kopriva, Josef09-08-191223-06-1976 
Korber, Karel26-10-191703-05-1943 
Korbonski, Stefan "Nowak"02-03-190123-04-1989more 
Koukal, Josef06-05-191223-02-1980more 
Kovarik, Bohuslav31-10-191500-00-1969more 
Kowalski, Bolkslaw  more 
Krol, Waclaw Szczepan25-12-191515-06-1991more 
Kroon, Claude Atholl17-12-192206-07-2010 
Kucera, Otmar13-07-191406-06-1995more 
Kucharski, Wladyslaw26-06-191503-07-1944 
Kumaramangalam, Paramasiva Pranhakar01-07-191313-03-2000more 
Kuttelwascher, Karel Miroslav23-09-191617-08-1959more 

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