World War II Honor List of Dead And Missing
State of Mississippi
War Dept. June 1946
TYPE OF CASUALTY: This Is Indicated by the symbol at the far right of each column. An Individual who was killed in action, whether at the front or by enemy action In the rear areas, or If a prisoner of war, whether by air bombardment of his prison camp or by being shot while escaping, is designated “KIA.” Persons who were wounded and later died are marked “DOW”--died of wounds. Those who suffered fatal battle INJURIES as opposed to WOUNDS, In combat or In combat areas, and died In a line-of-duty status, are designated “DOI”--died of Injuries. Other line-of-duty deaths, such as from sickness, homicide, suicide or accidents outside combat areas (including training and maneuver deaths) are listed “DNB”- -died, non-battle, individuals who were determined to be dead under Public Law 480 are designated “FOD”--finding of death. Missing persons are marked with the, single letter “M”
Only those persons who died In a line-of-duty status are listed herein. individuals who were not in line of duty at the time of their deaths are not so listed. Though personnel not In line of duty are not listed, failure to find in these lists the name of a person known to be dead should not be taken as prima-fade evidence that such person died not in line of duty.
GRADE: This is synonymous with the misnomer “rank”, and the abbreviations which may be found in this book are as follows: GEN, General (four star); LT G, Lieutenant General, (three star); M G, Major General (two star); B G, Brigadier General (one star); COL, Colonel; LT C, Lieutenant Colonel; MAJ, Major; CAPT, Captain; 1 LT, First Lieutenant; 2 LT, Second Lieutenant; C WO, Chief Warrant Officer; WOJG, Warrant Officer, Junior Grade; FL 0, Flight Officer; AV C, Aviation Cadet M SO, Master Sergeant; 1 30, First Sergeant; T 30, Technical Sergeant; S SO, Staff Sergeant TEC3, Technician Third Grade; SOT, Sergeant; TEC4, Technician Fourth Grade; CPL, Corporal; TEC5, Technician Fifth Grade; PFC, Private First Class, and PVT, Private.