During WW2 the Army had a knack for using initials to shorten phrases.

GI's usually took this one step further and made whole new words of the initals of

Words from a sentence. Hence FUBAR -



It seemed to be a frequent condition of our planes


Recently I had an email that said there was a slightly different version.

The AVG in China had service personal that had to improvise and cannibalize parts from other planes

And use hand labor to repair damage to runways.

FUBAR in this case to F****D UP BEYOND ALL REPAIR


Which amazingly still fit our planes at times