This list is from World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel from Indiana.
The Honor List of the Dead and Missing for the State of Indiana is published by the War Department for the information of public officials, the press, the radio and interested organizations. it contains the latest and most complete data available on all military personnel who were killed or died, or became and remained missing, between the Presidents declaration of unlimited national emergency on May 27, 1941, and the cut-off date of this report, January 31, 1946, and includes both battle and non-battle dead or missing.
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 Lientenant; C WO, Chief Warrant Officer; WOJG, Warrant Officer, Junior Grade; FL O, Flight Officer; AV C, Aviation Cadet; M SG, Master Sargent; 1 SG, First Sergent; T SG, Technical Sergent; S SG, Staff Sergeant; TEC3, Technician Third Grade; SGT, Sergeant; TEC4, Technician Fourth Grade; CPL, Corporal; TEC5, Technician Fifth Grade; PFC, Private First Class, and PVT, Private.
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 490 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.
This information is from the National Archives website. More details and listings for other counties can be found by going to the Archives Search site and entering War Casualties and Indiana.
Copyright 2000 Patti Norton