Glossary

AAF Army Air Forces
AAR After action report
ABC American-British Conversations
ACofS Assistant Chief of Staff
Admin Administration
Adv Advance
AF Allied Force
AFCP Allied Force Command Post
AFHQ Allied Force Headquarters
AGF Army Ground Forces
AGWAR Adjutant General, War Department (Washington)
Amph Amphibious, amphibian
Anlage Appendix or annex
Armd Armored
Arty Artillery
ASC Air support command
 
BAR Browning automatic rifle
BLT Battalion landing team
Bn Battalion
Br. British
Brig Brigade or brigadier
 
CCA, CCB, CCC, CCD Combat Command A, B, C, and D
CCS Combined Chiefs of Staff
CG Commanding general
CIA Central Intelligence Agency
CinC Commander in Chief
CNO Chief of Naval Operations
CO Commanding officer
Co Company
Comdr Commander
Commandement de l'Est Saharien Eastern Saharan Group
COMNAVEU Commander U.S. Naval Forces, Europe
Conf Conference
Conv Conversation
cos Chiefs of Staff Committee (British)
Cosintrep Combined situation and intelligence report
CP Command post

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CRS DRB TAGO Captured Records Section, Departmental Records Branch, The Adjutant General's Office
CSTT Commandement Supérieur des Troupes de Tunisie (Tunisian Troop Command)
CT Combat team
CTF Center Task Force
CTG Commander, Task Group
Ctr Center
 
D/A Department of the Army
Dept Department
Detachement de Couverture Cover Force
Div Division
DMC Division de marche de Constantine (Constantine Division)
Doc Document
DWStK Deutsche Waffen Stillstandkommission (German Armistice Commission)
 
EAF Eastern Assault Force
EAP Eastern Assault Plan
EBS Eastern Base Section
Engr Engineer
Env Envelope
ETF Eastern Task Force
ETOUSA European Theater of Operations, U.S. Army
Exec Executive
 
FA Field Artillery
Fuehrungsgruppe Operations group
Fuehrungsstab Operations staff
 
G-1 Personnel Officer of division or higher staff
G-2 Intelligence
G-3 Plans and operations
G4 Logistics and supply
GenStdH Generalstab des Heeres (General Staff of the Army)
GO General order
GP Group
 
Heeresgruppe Army group
Hist History or historical
 
Incl Inclosure
Inf Infantry
Info Information
Instrucs Instructions
Intell Intelligence
Interv Interview

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JCS Joint Chiefs of Staff
Jnl Journal
JSM Joint Staff Mission (British)
 
Kampfgruppe German combat group of variable size
Kasta Kampfstaffel (combat detachment)
KTB Kriegstagebuch (war diary)
 
LCM Landing craft, mechanized
LCP Landing craft, personnel
LCP (R) Landing craft, personnel (ramp)
LCV Landing craft, vehicle
LST Landing ship, tank
Lt Comdr Lieutenant commander
LVT Landing vehicle, tracked
 
Maint Maintenance
Micro Microfilm
Mil Military
Min Minutes
Misc Miscellaneous
Msg Message
Mvmt Movement
 
NAF North Africa
NATOUSA North African Theater of Operations, U.S. Army
NC Naval commander
NCXF Naval Commander Expeditionary Force
 
Ob d H Oberbefehlshaber des Heeres (Commander in Chief of the Army)
OB SUED Oberbefehlshaber Sued (Headquarters, Commander in Chief South [southern Germany and several army groups on the Eastern Front] )
OB WEST Oberbefehlshaber West (Headquarters, Commander in Chief West [France, Belgium, and the Netherlands] )
Oberkommando Headquarters of an army or higher military organization
Obsn Observation
Obsr Observer
OCT Office, Chief of Transportation
OKH Oberkommando des Heeres (Army High Command)
OKL Oberkommando der Luftwaffe (Luftwaffe High Command)
OKM Oberkommando der Kriegsmarine (Navy High Command)

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OKW Oberkommando der Wehrmacht (Armed Forces High Command)
OP (H) Operations Abteilung (H) (Operations Branch Army)
Org Abt Organizations Abteilung (staff section in charge of organization)
OPD Operations and Plans Division
Opn Operation
Opnl Operational
OSS Office of Strategic Services
 
Par Paragraph
Prep Preparation
Plat Platoon
 
Rad Radiogram
RAF Royal Air Force
Rcd Record
Rcn Reconnaissance
RCT Regimental combat team
Regt Regiment
Rev Revised
RLG Regimental landing group
RN Royal Navy
RNR Royal Navy Reserve
Rpt Report
 
S1 Personnel section of a unit not having a general staff
S2 Military intelligence section of a unit not having a general staff
S3 Operations and training section of a unit not having a general staff
S4 Supply and evacuation section of a unit not having a general staff
SCR Signal Corps radio
SD Sicherheitsdienst des Reichfuehrers SS (The Nazi Party Security Service)
S.I.M. Italian Army Intelligence
S.I.S. Italian Naval Intelligence
Sec Section
Secy Secretary
Sitrep Situation report
SNO Senior Naval Officer
SNOL Senior Naval Officer Landings
SOE Special Operations Executive
SOS Services of Supply

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SP Self-propelled
Spec Special
Sub Subject
Sum Summary
Supp Supplementary
 
TAG The Adjutant General
TD Tank destroyer
Telg Telegram
TF Task force
Tng Training
Trans Transportation
Transl Translation
 
USFOR U.S. Forces (London)
USN U.S. Navy
 
WDCSA Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army
WFSt Wehrmachtfuehrungsstab (Armed Forces Operations Staff)
WTF Western Task Force

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