Book: Beyond The Call: The True Story of One World War II Pilot's Covert Mission to Rescue POWs on theEastern Front

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ABBREVIATIONS

AAF

(United States) Army Air Forces

AC

Air Corps

ATC

Air Transport Command

Eascom

Eastern Command

NKVD

People’s Commissariat for Internal Affairs (Narodnyy Komissariat Vnutrennikh Del); Soviet police/intelligence force

oflag

German prisoner of war camp for officers (Offizierslager, “officers’ camp”)

OSS

Office of Strategic Services

POW

prisoner of war

RAF

Royal Air Force

RCAF

Royal Canadian Air Force

SHAEF

Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (Europe)

SMERSH

Special Methods of Spy Detection (Spetsyalnye Metody Razoblacheniya Shpyonov); Red Army counterintelligence arm

SOE

special operations executive

stalag

German prisoner of war camp for enlisted men (Stammlager, “main camp”)

TD

temporary duty

USAAF

United States Army Air Forces

USSTAF

United States Strategic and Tactical Air Forces in Europe

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