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Contents

Glossary
 

AAF  Army Air Forces
AAFSC  Army Air Forces Service Command
ABC  Adriatic Base Command
ABS  Atlantic Base Section
ACC  Allied Control Commission
ADMS Assistant Director, Medical Services
AFHQ Allied Force Headquarters
AGWAR Adjutant General, War Department
AMET Africa-Middle East Theater
AMEW Africa-Middle East Wing
AMG  Allied Military Government
AMGOT Allied Military Government of Occupied Territory
Anvil Early plan for invasion of southern France
Armd Armored
ASRS  Adjusted Service Rating Score
ASW Assistant Secretary of War
ATC  Air Transport Command
Atl Atlantic
AVALANCHE Invasion of Italy at Salerno
Aux Auxiliary

BBC Bermuda Base Command
BE BLUIE EAST (U.S. air bases in Greenland)
BEF Brazilian Expeditionary Force
BLACKSTONE  Subtask force of Western Task Force for the attack on Safi
Bn  Battalion
BRUSHWOOD Subtask force of Western Task Force for the attack on Fedala
BW BLUIE WEST (U.S. air bases in Greenland)

CBI China, Burma, India
CCB  Combat Command B
CCS  Combined Chiefs of Staff
CENT  Task force in Sicily assault landing
CDC  Caribbean Defense Command
CG Commanding general
CinC Commander in Chief
Cir  Circular
CO Commanding officer
Co  Company
CofS Chief of Staff
Comd  Command
Comdr Commander
CONAD  Continental Advance Section
COMZ Communications Zone
C&R  Convalescent and rehabilitation
CRIMSON  Air routes through central and northeastern Canada, part of the air ferry route to the British Isles
CRYSTAL Meteorological stations in northern Canada

DCCAO  Deputy Chief Civil Affairs Office
DDMS  Deputy Director, Medical Services
Detach Detachment
DIME Task force in Sicily assault landing
Dir  Director
Div Division
DM5  Director, Medical Services
Doc  Document
DRAGOON  Allied invasion of southern coast of France, 15 August 1944
DSM Distinguished Service Medal

EASCOM Eastern Command
EBS Eastern Base Section
ETMD Essential technical medical data
ETO  European Theater of Operations
ETOUSA  European Theater of Operations, U.S. Army
Evac  Evacuation hospital

FEC  French Expeditionary Corps
FRANTIC  AAF shuttle bombing of Axis-controlled Europe from bases in United Kingdom, Italy, and USSR
FUO Fever undetermined origin

GBC  Greenland Base Command
GOALPOST  Subtask force of Western Task Force for assault landing in Mehdia-Port-Lyautey area, North Africa
Gp  Group

Hist  Historical, history
Hosp  Hospital
HUSKY Allied invasion of Sicily, July 1943

IBC  Iceland Base Command
IBS  Island Base Section
IG  Inspector General
Interv Interview
It  Italian

JOSS Task force in Sicily assault landing

KOOL  Task force in Sicily assault landing

LCI Landing craft, infantry
LofC Line of communications
LST  Landing ship, tank

MAAF Mediterranean Allied Air Forces
MAC Medical Administrative Corps
MAETS Medical air evacuation transport squadron
MBS  Mediterranean Base Section
MCD Malaria control detachment
MCU Malaria control unit
Med Medical
MMU  Medical maintenance unit
MSU Malaria survey unit
MTO Mediterranean Theater of Operations
MTOUSA Mediterranean Theater of Operations, U.S. Army

NAAF Northwest African Air Forces
NATO North African Theater of Operations
NATOUSA North African Theater of Operations, U.S. Army
NBC  Newfoundland Base Command
NORBS Northern Base Section

OBE Order of the British Empire
Off Officer
Opns  Operations
Ortho Orthopedic
0SS Office of Strategic Services
OVERLORD Allied cross-Channel invasion of northwest Europe, June 1944
Ovhd  Overhead

PBS Peninsular Base Section
PGC  Persian Gulf Command
PGSC  Persian Gulf Service Command
PT boat  Patrol vessel, motor torpedo boat
POW Prisoner of war

QM Quartermaster

RAAC Rome Allied Area Command
RCAF Royal Canadian Air Force
Rcd Record
RCT  Regimental combat team
Regt  Regiment
Rpt Report

Sec Section
Sep Separate
Serv  Service
SHAEF Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Force
SGO Surgeon Generals Office
SHINGLE  Amphibious operation at Anzio, Italy
Sitrep  Situation report
SnC Sanitary Corps
SOLOC  Southern Line of Communications
SOS  Services of Supply
Sta  Station
Stat Statistical
Suppl  Supplement, supplementary
Surg  Surgeon, surgical
SWPA  Southwest Pacific Area

TAS  The Air Surgeon
T/O Table of Organization
TOE  Table of Organization and Equipment
Torch  Allied invasion of Northwest Africa, November 1942
TRUST Trieste-United States Troops
TSG  The Surgeon General

UNRRA United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration
USAAF  U.S. Army Air Forces
USAFCC U.S. Army Forces in Central Canada
USAFEC U.S. Army Forces in Eastern Canada
USAFICA U.S. Army Forces in Central Africa
USAFIL  U.S. Army Forces in Liberia
USAFIME  U.S. Army Forces in the Middle East
USAFSA  U.S. Army Forces, South Atlantic
USAHS  U.S. Army hospital ship
USFET U.S. Forces, European Theater
USPHS  U.S. Public Health Service
USSTAF  U.S. Strategic Air Forces

Vet  Veterinary

WAC  Womens Army Corps
WD War Department

YAK Russian fighter plane

ZI  Zone of interior