Abbreviations
The following abbreviations will help you in understanding the terminology used in the reports posted on this site. Please note that some abbreviations have two meanings. It depends on usage. The abbreviations listed below are common through out all of the reports. Some I did not know. If you spot an abbreviation that is not listed and you know its meaning, please email me and I will add it to the list.

A

arty - artillery
A. - answer
adm - administration
AT - anti-tank
AP - anti-personnel
AG - Adjutant General
ADC or Asst Div Cmdr - Assistant Division Commander
AFA - Armored Field Artillery
awol - absent without leave
aptd - appointed
ar - arrest
asgd - assigned
asgmt - assignment
atchd - attached

B

Bn - battalion
BCO- unknown
btry - battery (referring to artillery)

C

Cav - Cavalry
Co. - company
CO. - Commanding Officer
C/S - Chief of Staff
CP or Cp - command post
Can Co. or Cn Co. - cannon company
cntr-atk or cntr-atks - counter-attack(s)
Col. Pt. - collecting point
cntr-btry - counter battery (artillery fire in response to enemy artillery fire)
CDD - Certificate of disability for discharge
cir - Circular
clk - clerk
cpl - corporal

D

Div - Division
Divarty - Divisional Artillery
DP - disbursement point
det - detached
disch - discharged
D/D - dishonorable discharge
DS - detached service
dy - duty

E

E - East
Engr - Engineer
Ex. O. - Executive officer
EM - enlisted men
Ey - enemy
ERC - enlisted reserve corps
EPTE - existed prior to enlistment

F

Fus - fusilier (referring to German units)
Fr - from
FA - field artillery
FO - Field Order or Forward Observer
fwd - forward
1st lt - first lieutenant
fur - furlough

G

Ger - German
Gr - Grenadier
Gp - Group
gen - general
GCM - General Court Martial
gr - grade

H

Hq - Headquarters
Hvy or hvy - heavy
hosp - hospital

I

Inf or inf - infantry
ISUM - Intelligence summary
IPW - Interrogation Prisoner of War

J

jd - joined

L

LMG - light machine gun
Ln Off - liaison officer
Ldr - leader
lv - leave
LD - line of duty

M

MG - machine gun
msg - message
Med - medical
MSR - Main Service Route or Main Supply Route
MLR - Main Line of Resistance
maj - major
M/R - morning report

N

N - north
nco- non-commissioned officer
NLD - not in the line of duty
no - number

O

OP - observation post
OB - order of battle
OPLR - outpost line of resistance
obj - objective
OI - operational instruction
opns - operations

P

PW - prisoner of war
Pz - panzer
Pers - personnel
Plat or Plt - platoon
par - paragraph

Q

Q. - question
qrs - quarters

R

Regt - regiment
RJ - road junction
Rcn - reconnaissance
reptd - reported
Rd. - road
rat - rations
rd - reduced
rejd - rejoined
reld - relieved

S

S - south
S/A - small arms
Sitrep - situation report
sqd or sqds - squad or squads
SP - self propelled or supply point
sch - school
2d lt - second lieutenant
sgt - sergeant
sk - sick
sol - soldier
SCM- special court martial
Sum CM - summary court martial

T

TF - task force
(tel) - telephone
Tr or Trp - troop
tk or tks - tank(s)
trk or trks - truck(s)
td - tank destroyer or temporary duty
temp - temporary
tng - training
trfd - transfered

V

Vic or vic - vicinity
VGR - volksgrenadier regiment
VGD - volksgrenadier division
VOCG - verbal order commadning general

U

unasgd - unassigned

W

W - west
WO - warrant officer
wpns - weapons

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