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Old 17th May 2008, 18:14
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Missing Air Crew Reports

There's an abbreviation in these reports that I'm having a mental block over.

KIA, MIA etc. I get.
RTD I guess is "returned."
But what's "EUS" ?
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Old 17th May 2008, 18:22
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EUS = Evacuated to the US

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Just an addition: RTD = Returned to Duty.

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Thanks, mystery solved!
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Re: Missing Air Crew Reports

The most difficult abbreviation I found was n.m.l which eventually turned out to mean "no middle initial"
Just because someone has no middle name!


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Re: Missing Air Crew Reports

Hello Frank:

The correct abbreviation is: nmi It was used, in my experience, to show the individual had no middle name. Back in WW 2, the majority of men had a middle name so this was an attempt to assist in identification. One man's name in our tent was Philip (nmi) Kidder as it appeared in official records.

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You will also find John Q (io) Doe, indicating "initial only". And even occasionally J Q (io) Doe.

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