Glossary

A Acft: Aircraft ACG: Air Commando Group (USAAF) ACS: Air Commando Squadron (USAAF) AF: Air Force ANR: Aeronautica Nazionale Repubblicana (Italian Air Force, Post Capitulation) Ar: Arado (German Aircraft Manufacturer) AVG: American Volunteer Group (Flying Tigers) B B: Bomber Aircraft Designator (USAAF) Bf: Bayerische Flugzeugwerke (German Aircraft Manufacturer) BMW: Bayerische Motoren Werke (German Engine Manufacturer) C C: Cargo Aircraft Designator (USAAF) CG: Composite Group (USAAF) CR: Celistino Rosatelli (Italian Aircraft Designer) CV: Aircraft Carrier (USN) CVE: Aircraft Carrier, Escort (USN) CVEG: Carrier Air Group, Escort (USN) CVG: Carrier Air Group (USN) CVG(N): Carrier Air Group, Night (USN) CVL: Aircraft Carrier, Light (USN) CVLG: Carrier Air Group, Light (USN) CVLG(N): Carrier Air Group, Light, Night (USN) D DB: Daimler-Benz (German Engine Manufacturer) Do: Dornier (German Aircraft Manufacturer) E E: Enlisted EAG: Enterprise Air Group (USN) EJG: Ergänzungs Jagdgeschwader (Luftwaffe Replacement Training Fighter Wing) F F: Fighter Aircraft Designator (USN, USMC) FAA: Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy) FG: Fighter Group (USAAF) FG(P): Fighter Group (Provisional) (USAAF) Fi: Fieseler (German Aircraft Manufacturer) FS: Fighter Squadron (USAAF) FS(P): Fighter Squadron (Provisional) (USAAF) FTG: Fighter Training Group FTS: Fighter Training Squadron Fw: Focke Wulf (German Aircraft Manufacturer) G G: Giuseppe Gabrielli (Italian Aircraft Designer) GO: General Officer Gr: Group H HAG: Hornet Air Group (USN) He: Heinkel (German Aircraft Manufacturer) HLeLv: Hävittäjälentolaivue (Finnish Fighter Squadron, abbreviation became effective on 14 Feb 1944) I IAR: Industria Aeronautica Romana (Romanian Aircraft Manufacturer) Il: Ilyushin (Soviet Aircraft Manufacturer) J JAAF: Japanese Army Air Force JG: Jagdgeschwader (Luftwaffe Fighter Wing) (J)/LG: Jagd Lehrgeschwader (Luftwaffe Fighter Tactical Evaluation or Training Wing) JNAF: Japanese Navy Air Force Ju: Junkers (German Aircraft Manufacturer) JV: Jagdverband (Luftwaffe Fighter Unit) L La: Lavochkin (Soviet Aircraft Manufacturer) LAG: Lexington Air Group (USN) LaGG: Lavochkin-Gorbunov-Gudkov (Soviet Aircraft Manufacturer) LeLv: Lentolaivue (Finnish Fighter Squadron, abbreviation effective from May, 1942 to 14 Feb 1944) LG: Lehrgeschwader (Luftwaffe Tactical Evaluation or Training Wing) LLv: Lentolaivue (Finnish Fighter Squadron, abbreviation effective up to May, 1942) M M-B: Montefusco-Bonet (Italian Air Force) MC: Mario Castoldi (Italian Aircraft Designer) MCVG: Carrier Air Group (USMC) Me: Messerschmitt (German Aircraft Manufacturer) MiG: Mikoyen-Gurevich (Soviet Aircraft Manufacturer) Mk: Mark N NAF: Numbered Air Force (USAAF) NCO: Non-Commissioned Officer NFS: Night Fighter Squadron (USAAF) (N)/JG: Nacht Jagdgeschwader (Luftwaffe Night Fighter Wing) O O: Officer P P: Pursuit Aircraft Designator (USAAF) PG: Pursuit Group (USAAF) PS: Pursuit Squadron (USAAF) PS(P): Pursuit Squadron (Provisional) (USAAF) PZL: Panstwowe Zaklady Lotnicze (Polish Aircraft Manufacturer) R RAAF: Royal Australian Air Force RAF: Royal Air Force RAG: Ranger Air Group (USN) RAuxAF: Royal Auxiliary Air Force RCAF: Royal Canadian Air Force Re: Reggiane (Italian Aircraft Manufacturer) RIAF: Royal Indian Air Force RNZAF: Royal New Zealand Air Force S SAAF: South African Air Force SAG: Saratoga Air Group (USN) SF: Scouting Force (USAAF) SG: Schlachtgeschwader (Luftwaffe Ground Attack Wing) (s.J)/LG: Schwere Jagd Lehrgeschwader (Luftwaffe Heavy Fighter Tactical Evaluation or Training Wing) Sq: Squadron Sqdn: Squadron StG: Sturzkampfgeschwader (Luftwaffe Dive Bomber Wing) (St)/LG: Sturzkampf Lehrgeschwader (Luftwaffe Dive Bomber Tactical Evaluation or Training Wing) T TRG: Tactical Reconnaissance Group (USAAF) TRS: Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron (USAAF) U USAAC: United States Army Air Corps USAAF: United States Army Air Force USMC: United States Marine Corps USN: United States Navy V VBF: Fighter-Bomber Squadron (USN) VF: Fighter Squadron (USN) VF(N): Night Fighter Squadron (USN) VMF: Fighter Squadron (USMC) VMF(N): Night Fighter Squadron (USMC) W WAG: Wasp Air Group (USN) W/O: Warrant Officer Y YAG: Yorktown Air Group (USN) Yak: Yakovlev (Soviet Aircraft Manufacturer) Z ZG: Zerstörergeschwader (Luftwaffe Destroyer Wing)  

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