Korean Air War Aviator Slang A-E Welcome to your Korean Air War Aviator Slang Quiz A-E . How familiar are you with the language and acronyms pilots and ground crews used to describe their world of air combat during the Korean War? The BelleAire Press Korean War Air Combat vocabulary quiz series highlights selected terms excerpted from the extensive glossary included in Truckbusters from Dogpatch, the Combat Diary of the 18th Fighter-Bomber Wing in the Korean War, 1950-1953. After more than fifty years, the 18th Fighter-Bomber Wing's Mission 1890, the riveting story of the Korean War’s most heroic—and costly—helicopter rescue is now available for download as an e-publication. Baited Trap, The Ambush of Mission 1890 tells the story for the first time of perhaps the most dangerous Korean War rescue mission in compelling detail gleaned from formerly classified official records, first person accounts, and family documents long unknown. Thanks for playing and sharing these Truckbusters From Dogpatch quizzes. Our goal is to remember...and honor...those who gave their lives defending Freedom in the "Forgotten War." Remember, some of the choices may seem similar, but the "best answer" rule should guide your selections. At the end of the quiz your screen will reload to show your results. Even incorrect answers will display the correct information, all of it historically accurate and interesting. History has never been so much fun to learn. 1. Aces Were wild cards in most card games. Had downed ten enemy aircraft. Had downed five enemy aircraft. Had not downed any enemy aircraft.2. AOCP Armed Occupied Command Point Average Officer Classification Position Aircraft Oil Check Point Aircraft Out of Commission for Parts.3. Augur in Maintenance term used to describe holes made in wooden structural components. Pilot slang meaning to press home the attack. Pilot slang for crash. Pilot slang for quickly focusing on.4. Bailout bottle Thermos designed to carry hot beverage in case of bailout. Small oxygen flask for bailouts above 25,000 feet. Survival kit component. Unbreakable container for medicinals, e.g., brandy, for use following emergency bailouts.5. Bedcheck Charlie NCO on duty at 2100 whose duties included ensuring compliance with “lights out” regulations. Maintenance squadron personnel with responsibilities for clothing and bedding, especially alert for vermin and insect infestations. Crafty airmen who gave themselves “passes” after lights out to go on liberty. Enemy aircraft used to harass Allied positions.6. Bingo Name for squadron mascots, typically of the canine variety. English language children's song of obscure origin popular with the Airmen and Pilots at their clubs. A game of chance popular with the Airmen and pilots at the NCO and Officer's Clubs. Radio code word meaning to “withdraw.”7. Boxer boys Pilots or Airmen who were good fighters and took part in boxing matches called Smokers to entertain their buddies. Mustang pilots who sailed with the USS BOXER bringing many former Air National Guard (ANG) aircraft to Korea. Dismissive term used to describe those who preferred boxer style men’s underwear over “skivvy shorts.”8. Bug out Outward bulging eyes sometimes affecting pilots who survived encounters with MIG-15’s. Bail out. Decontaminate housing areas with insecticide. Evacuate quickly.9. Clanky A sharp, hard metallic sound. Pilot slang for mechanical engineer(s). Beat up, badly in need of repair. Air Force fighter pilot slang for combat fatigue. Term used by maintenance personnel to describe a “sick” engine.10. Erk Airman’s slang for irritate. Airman’s slang for any noncommissioned officer. South African pilot slang for ground crew personnel.We welcome your suggestions in the comment box below. If you have additional information or perspective on a term, please feel free to let us know. We can include that information in the on-line glossary that is being planned. Thanks for playing and sharing these Truckbusters From Dogpatch quizzes. Our goal is to remember...and honor...those who gave their lives defending Freedom in the "Forgotten War." Their stories are told in Truckbusters from Dogpatch, the Combat Diary of the 18th Fighter-Bomber Wing in the Korean War, 1950-1953, and Baited Trap, the Ambush of Mission 1890. Why not enjoy the challenge of more Truckbusters Quizzes... Time is Up!