Cross of Merit with Swords (Poland)
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|Cross of Merit with Swords|
Bronze grade of current Cross of Merit with Swords.
|Awarded by the President of Poland|
|Type||Medal awarded in three grades: Gold, Silver, Bronze.|
|Awarded for||Deeds of bravery and valor not connected with direct combat, and for merit demonstrated in perilous circumstances.|
|Status||In the award system but a wartime decoration only|
|Established||October 19, 1942|
|Next (higher)||Cross of Merit for Bravery|
|Next (lower)||Cross of Merit|
The Cross of Merit with Swords is awarded for deeds of bravery and valor during time of war not connected with direct combat, and for merit demonstrated in perilous circumstances. The cross may be awarded twice in each grade to the same person.
The Order has three grades:
|1. Gold Cross of Merit with Swords|
|2. Silver Cross of Merit with Swords|
|3. Bronze Cross of Merit with Swords|
- Stansilaw Lukaszewicz (Bronze Cross of Merit with Swords), Sargeant 10 Dragoons, 1 Polish Armoured Division, 1 Polish Corps for action at Falaise Gap, France 1944.
- Bolesław Piwowarczyk (Bronze Cross of Merit with Swords), Sergeant 5th Kresowa Division, 2nd Polish Corps.
- Paul Jacot (Silver Cross of Merit with Swords), Civilian For the courage and bravery shown within the Polish organisation (resistance) during the battle for independence on French territory in 1943 and 1944**..
- Mieczyslaw Lezanowski (Silver Cross of Merit with Swords), during service in the Middle East then 2nd Lieutenant with the Polish 2nd Corps at the battle of Monte Cassino
- "Odznaczenia wojenne". The official website of the President of the Republic of Poland (in Polish). Retrieved 17 November 2012. External link in
- Letter from Ministry of Defence, 11 June 2003