I have my father's WD AGO 53-55 form. He was a WWII D Day veteran. I have not been able to decipher the Component code in Box 5. I've seen many examples with AUS (for Army of the United States) and a few other codes. His shows as SS. Can anyone tell me what SS stands for in the Component box?


If Box 27 - Local SS (Draft) Board & Number, is filled out, then the SS probably just means Selective Service.

Link: Reading and Understanding WW2 Discharge Documents

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