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Navy Cross

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  1. a United States Navy decoration for extraordinary heroism against an armed enemy


"Navy Cross" a.k.a. "G.I. Jane" is a 1997 American action film directed by Ridley Scott, produced by Largo Entertainment, Scott Free Productions and Caravan Pictures, distributed by Hollywood Pictures and starring Demi Moore, Viggo Mortensen and Anne Bancroft. The film tells the fictional story of the first woman to undergo training in U.S. Navy Special Warfare Group.


"Navy Cross" is a book by William H. Keith, Jr..


The Navy Cross, post-nominal letters CN is a military decoration that was instituted by the Republic of South Africa in 1987. It was awarded to members of the South African Navy for bravery. It was discontinued in 2003, but backdated awards can still be made for acts of bravery during this period.

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Google previewArmy Dictionary and Desk Reference (2010)

by Tim Zurick

Navy Cross (4) Air Force Cross (5) Defense Distinguished Service Medal (6) Distinguished Service Medal (Army, Navy, Air Force, ...

Google previewWorld War II: The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection [5 volumes] (2016)

The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection by Spencer C. Tucker

Congress established the Distinguished Service Cross, the Navy Cross, and the Distinguished Service Medal. The concept of the Pyramid ...

Google previewWorld War II: the Encyclopedia of the War Years, 1941-1945 (2012)

by Norman Polmar, Thomas B. Allen

Navy Cross Also given for exceptional heroism in combat, this is the second ranking Navy—Marinc Corps award. It was established in 1919. Distinguished Service Medal Usually awarded to senior ofiicers, this medal is presented by the Army, ...

Google previewCompton's Pictured Encyclopedia (1922)

To Inspire Ambition, to Stimulate the Imagination, to Provide the Inquiring Mind with Accurate Information Told in an Interesting Style, and Thus Lead Into Broader Fields of Knowledge, Such is the Purpose of this Work by Guy Stanton Ford

The Navy Cross corresponds to the Distinguished Service Cross, except that the heroism displayed need not be in connnection with actual naval operations against an enemy. The other new decoration is the Distinguished Service Medal, ...

Google previewNelson's Perpetual Loose-leaf Encyclopaedia (1920)

An International Work of Reference, Complete in Twelve Volumes, with 7000 Illustrations, Colored Plates, Colored Maps and Engravings

Navy Cross; ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1922)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information

Navy Cross.-Awarded to naval personnel for extraordinary heroism or distinguished service since April 6 1917 in cases not justifying the award of either the Medal of Honor or the Dis. tinguished Service Medal. The decoration is a bronze ...

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Lt Karnowski receiving the Navy Cross

Description: Lt Karnowski, CEC, and member of a Combat Demolition Unit that landed on D-Day, receives the Navy Cross for actions in combat and service to country.

During D-Day of the Normandy invasion, 6 June 1944, the Seabees were among the first to go ashore as members of naval combat demolition units. Working with U.S. Army Engineers, their crucial task was to destroy the steel and concrete barriers that the Germans had built in the water and on the beaches to forestall any amphibious landings. When dawn betrayed their presence, they came under murderous German fire. Whole teams were wiped out when shells prematurely detonated their explosives. Heedless of the danger, the survivors continued to work until all their explosive charges were planted. As a result of their heroic actions, the charges went off on schedule and huge holes were blown in the enemy's defenses.

Date: 1944

Creator/Photographer: US Navy...

Photo credit: U.S. Navy Seabee Museum

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