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Dear Ms. Stachnik,
Thank you for contacting History Hub with your question! You are correct, BC is battle casualty. If the full code is “BCEU” and is given in the far right “code” column, it appears that it is the code of the casualty, summarizing the line given under the soldier’s name. I would think that it is a logical conclusion to say “EU” means Europe, especially if the details mention death or MIA in Europe. This is especially true for MIA as the exact place of death may be unknown, explaining why they would use EU rather than FR for France or the like.
Cara Moore Lebonick
National Archives at St. Louis
Thanks Cara, the medical report is for wounded being admitted to a general hospital just a few days after D-Day, so nearly all those listed had BCEU after their names. My guess is most of the men were wounded in France (that's the case for my dad) but with that volume of patients coming in, it was probably the fastest way to code. Thanks for your reply. Always a help! joan