The French Croix de Guerre is awarded by the President of the Provisional Goverment of the French Republic. The 394th Bomb Group (M) award reads: "A magnificient combat unit, distinguished for it's valor, determination, endurance and exceptional courage. It played an important role in the Allied victory by rapid and timely action during the course of more than 2,500 sorties, notably from 6 June to 14 September 1944.It paralized the enemy reinforcements on their way to Normandy beaches with destructive power and hastened the enemy defeat by its offensives in support of the Allied ground forces which were driving through France. Within a little over three months, it destroyed 17 bridges, 17 gasoline dumps,9 fortifications, and attacked five troop concentrations, four classified yards and other inportant targets.Through the valor and effectiveness of its bombing, it contributed greatly to the success of the Allied force of libertation"
Of Course the award is written in French, this is a translation. The award number is "Extrait De La Decision NO. 332". The copy "Extract Certifie Conforme" is from "Washington,le. Pour le Ministre et par autorisation, l'Attach'e de D'efense a' Washington"