Besides the Tuskegee Airmen and the Native American code talkers (both the subject of recent movies), the First Special Service Force (FSSF) was a recipient.
What does FSSF stand for?
FSSF stands for First Special Service Force (elite unit of WWII Canadian and American soldiers)
This definition appears frequently and is found in the following Acronym Finder categories:
- Military and Government
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We have 5 other meanings of FSSF in our Acronym Attic
- Forward Service Support Element
- Franciscan Sisters of Saint Elizabeth
- Free-Standing Single Ended
- Fire Support Software Engineering Center
- Florida State Science and Engineering Fair
- Fee Simple Subject to Executory Limitation (property law)
- Faculté des Sciences du Sport et de l'Éducation Physique (French: School of Sport Sciences and Physical Education)
- Fédération Sportive des Sourds de France (French: Deaf Sports Federation of France)
- Fédération Suisse des Sages-Femmes (French: Swiss Federation of Midwives; Switzerland)
- Femmes Solidaires sans Frontières (French: Women's Solidarity without Borders; Switzerland)
- Fordham Student Sponsored Fellowship (New York, NY)
- Family Soldier Support Group
- Fire Selector System - Glock
- Fire Suppression Systems Group (Pawtucket, RI)
- Fleet Service Support Group
- Focal Segmental Sclerosing Glomerulopathy
- Force Service Support Group (USMC)
- Forward Service Support Group
- Force Service Support Group Forward
- Folk Song Society of Greater Boston
Samples in periodicals archive:
Special Forces' roots date back to World War II, when the Office of Strategic Services and the First Special Service Force were formed.
In A Perfect Hell, John Nadler writes about the First Special Service Force (FSSF)--the "Black Devils.
In October of that year he was assigned to the Canadian-American First Special Service Force, the Devil's Brigade.
The Supercommandos: The First Special Service Force, 1942-1944," by Robert Todd Ross, is a new and superbly written book from Schiffer Military History Book/Schiffer Publishing, Atglen, PA, $59.
Yarborough wanted Special Forces Soldiers to have a distinctive edged weapon as did its ancestors in World War II--the First Special Service Force with its V-42 and the OSS with the Fairbairn-Sykes Knife.
Membership includes (but is not necessarily confined to) 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion, para rescue/search & rescue, First Special Service Force, Canadian Airborne Regiment, jump companies and battalions of infantry regiments, CABC, CJATC, MSF, qualified cadets, and anyone with jump qualifications.
In the spring of 1944 there was a sense of optimism within the First Special Service Force as the unit prepared for the breakout and advance on Rome.