9th AF Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

Abbreviations, Codes

and Descriptions

 

 

WWII-Medal

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KEY FOR DECIPHER OF MOS AND OTHER CODES USED
Some common abbreviations used by the 416th BG during WWII
(Expanded from the Frank Basford (669th Gunner) Papers at the 416th Archive)

AbbreviationDescription
Blank Space-Unknown
116Oissel Bridge Mission
/53Trans from or to: ex; MIA/POW/RMC
?Address, Squadron, Phone Unknown
++DEC-Deceased
1SGFirst Sergeant
AARAircraft Accident Report
ADJAdjutant
APNBAiming Point Not Bombed
ARCArmorer Chief
ARMArmorer or Armament
AROArmament Officer
BCOBase Custody Officer
BNBombardier Navigator
BSSBomb Sight Specialist
CCCrew Chief
CHPChaplain
CMCommunications
CMOCommunications Officer
CMWCharge of Mat'l & Weapons
CRPCrypt Section Officer
DCODeputy Commanding Officer
DDD-Day Mission - DD DD (2 Missions)
DDSDental Surgeon
DISDispatcher
DMPIDesignated (or Desired) Mean Point of Impact
EDSEducation Specialist
ENOEngineering Officer
EXOExecutive Officer
FCFlight Chief
FCWFrench Civilian Worker
FRFrom
FRTFront Line
FRTLNTFront Line Tour
GGunner (God Bless Em)
GAJGroup Adjutant
GCGround Crew
GCOGroup Commanding Officer
GDSGroup Dental Surgeon
GFMFlew on Group First Mission, #1 - 3 March 1944 (SFM same)
GLMFlew on Group Last Mission, #285 - 3 May 1945 (SLM same)
IDPFIndividual Deceased Personnel File
IEOIntelligence Officer
INPInspector Propellers
INSInstrument Specialist
ITTInjured in Training
JNDJoined
KIAKilled in Action (God's Hands Now)
KITKilled in Training (Bless Em All)
LCLine Chief
LOCLetter of Commendation
LTILink Trainer Instructor
MACRMissing Air Crew Report
MIAMissing in Action
MPIMean Point of Impact
MSOMess Officer
MSPMisc. Support Personnel
MSSMess Sergeant
MTPMotor Pool
OFMOfficers Mess
OPOOperations Officer
OROOrdnance Officer
PPilot (Throttle Jockey)
PCRParachute Rigger (Geronimo)
PEOPersonnel Equipment Officer
PHOPhotographer
PNBPrimary Not Bombed
POWPrisoner of War
PRJProject Officer
PROPublic Relations Officer
PTOPhysical Training Officer
QMSQuartermaster Supply
RADRadar Specialist
RAORadio Operator
RMCReturned Military Command
RZI(date)MCReturned to Zone of Interior, Missions Complete.
SAJSquadron Adjutant
SAOSquadron Armament Officer
SCOSquadron Commanding Officer
SEOSquadron Executive Officer
SMJSergeant Major
SPOSupply Officer
TRSTransferred
TSOTechnical Supply Officer
WEOWeather Officer
WEPWeapons Officer
WIAWounded in Action



Common AAF Terms and Abbreviations
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MACR and AAR Crewmember Status
(Primary Sources: FOLD3 MACR Status Description and AAIR Action Codes)

StatusDescription
ALWAlive And Well
Bailed outBailed out
CAPCaptured (?)
DEDDeclared Dead (Public Law 490)
DLDead List
DLDDied in the Line of Duty
DNBDied Non-Battle
DOWDied Of Wounds
DOWRIADied Of Wounds Received In Action
EUSEvacuated To The United States
FatalFatal
FODFinding of Death
InjuredInjured
KBOKilled, Bail Out
KCRKilled in a CRash
KCRGCKilled in Crash Ground Collision
KCRTKilled, CRashed on Take off
KCRTEFKilled CRash on Take off Eng Failure
KIAKilled In Action
KilledKilled
Killed on impactKilled on impact
KITKilled In Training
KLACoGKilled in a Landing Accident out of Gas
KMACKilled, Mid Air Collision
LWALightly Wounded In Action
LWIALightly Wounded In Action
LWSLightly Wounded In Service(?)
Major injuriesMajor injuries
MIAMissing In Action
Minor injuriesMinor injuries
NOKNext Of Kin
Not injuredNot injured
POWPrisoner Of War
RETReturned (?)
RMBReturned To Military Control (hospitalized for Battle wounds)
RMCReturned To Military Control
RMNReturned To Military Control (hospitalized for Non-battle injuries)
RTDReturned To Duty
Seriously InjuredSeriously Injured
SIASeverely Injured in Action
Slightly InjuredSlightly Injured
SWASeriously Wounded In Action
WIAWounded In Action
WLDWounded in the Line of Duty



Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) Codes
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Enlisted and Officer Rank
(Primary Sources: United States Army enlisted rank insignia of World War II and United States Army officer rank insignia)

AbbreviationFull Title
Pvt.Private
PVTPrivate
Pfc.Private First Class
PFCPrivate First Class
Cpl.Corporal
CPLCorporal
T/5.Technician Fifth Grade
Sgt.Sergeant
SGTSergeant
T/4.Technician Fourth Grade
S/Sgt.Staff Sergeant
SSGStaff Sergeant
T/3.Technician Third Grade
T/Sgt.Technical Sergeant
1st Sgt.First Sergeant
1SGFirst Sergeant
M/Sgt.Master Sergeant
MSGMaster Sergeant
Cadet / OTOfficer candidate
CDT / OCOfficer candidate
F/OFlight Officer
Flt OFlight Officer
2d LtSecond Lieutenant
2LTSecond Lieutenant
1st LtFirst Lieutenant
1LTFirst Lieutenant
CaptCaptain
CPTCaptain
MajMajor
MAJMajor
Lt ColLieutenant Colonel
LTCLieutenant Colonel
ColColonel
COLColonel
Brig GenBrigadier General
BGBrigadier General
Maj GenMajor General
MGMajor General
Lt GenLieutenant General
LTGLieutenant General
GenGeneral
GENGeneral
GAFGeneral of the Air Force
GAGeneral of the Army
GASGeneral of the Armies



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