Rank: Second Lieutenant

Equivalent RAF/Luftwaffe Rank: Pilot Officer / Leutnant

Rank Structure: Second Lieutenant is the lowest commissioned rank in the USAAF and ranks immediately below First Lieutenant.







Rank: First Lieutenant

Equivalent RAF/Luftwaffe Rank: Flying Officer / Oberleutnant

Rank Structure: First Lieutenant ranks above Second Leutnant and immediately below Captain







Rank: Captain

Equivalent RAF/Luftwaffe Rank: Flight Lieutenant / Hauptmann

Rank Structure: Captain ranks above First Lieutenant and immediately below Major









Rank: Major

Equivalent RAF/Luftwaffe Rank: Squadron Leader / Major

Rank Structure: Major ranks above Captain and immediately below Lieutenant Colonel









Rank: Lieutenant Colonel

Equivalent RAF/Luftwaffe Rank: Wing Commander / Oberstleutnant

Rank Structure: Lieutenant Colonel ranks above Major and immediately below Colonel








Rank: Colonel

Equivalent RAF/Luftwaffe Rank: Group Captain / Oberst

Rank Structure: Colonel ranks above Lieutenant Colonel and immediately below Brigadier General








Rank: Brigadier General

Equivalent RAF/Luftwaffe Rank: Air Commodore / Generalmajor

Rank Structure: Brigadier General ranks above Colonel and immediately below Major General








Rank: Major General

Equivalent RAF/Luftwaffe Rank: Air Vice Marshall / Generalleutnant

Rank Structure: Major General ranks above Brigadier General and immediately below Lieutenant General








Rank: Lieutenant General

Equivalent RAF/Luftwaffe Rank: Air Marshall / General der Flieger

Rank Structure: Lieutenant General ranks above Major General and immediately below General (4 Star)








Rank: General (4 Star)

Equivalent RAF/Luftwaffe Rank: Air Chief Marshall / Generaloberst

Rank Structure: General (4 Star) ranks above Lieutenant General and immediately below General of the Air Force (5 Star)








Rank: General of the Air Force (5 Star)

Equivalent RAF/Luftwaffe Rank: Marshal of the RAF / Generalfeldmarschall

Rank Structure: General of the Air Force (5 Star) ranks above General (4 Star)