List of abbreviations, symbols, and code names

Editor’s Note:—This list does not include standard abbreviations in common usage; unusual abbreviations of rare occurrence which are clarified at appropriate points; and those abbreviations and contractions which, although uncommon, are understandable from the context.

  • AACS, Airways and Air Communications Service
  • ABC, American Broadcasting Company
  • ACC, Allied Control Commission
  • AFHQ, Allied Force Headquarters
  • AK, Armija Krajowa; Anti-German underground resistance in Poland during World War II
  • Alcom-Italy, Allied Commission for Italy
  • AMG, Allied Military Government
  • AmRep, American representative
  • AMVAT, American Mission at the Vatican
  • AP, Associated Press
  • ATC, Air Transport Command
  • AVNOJ, Anti-Fascist Assembly of National Liberation of Yugoslavia (Antifasisticko vijeće narodnog, oslobodjenja Jugoslavije); legislative body of Yugoslav liberation movement, 1943–1945
  • BBC, British Broadcasting Corporation
  • BMM, British Military Mission
  • CAA, Civil Aviation Administration
  • CAB, Civil Aeronautics Board
  • CBS, Columbia Broadcasting System
  • CCS, Combined Chiefs of Staff
  • CINCMED, Commander in Chief, Mediterranean Theater
  • Cm–In, military telegram indicator; classified message—incoming
  • COMC, Department of Commerce
  • COS, Chief of Staff
  • CP, Division of Commercial Policy, Department of State
  • Crossroads, code name referring to atomic bomb tests made at Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands group
  • Delsec, indicator for telegrams from the United States Delegation to the Council of Foreign Ministers, or the Paris Peace Conference, at times headed by the Secretary of State
  • Dept, Department (usually the Department of State)
  • Deptel, Department’s telegram
  • EAI, Division of Europe, Near East and Africa Intelligence, Department of State, from January to May 1946
  • EATS, European Air Transport Service
  • EE, Division of Eastern European Affairs, Department of State
  • Emb, Embassy
  • Embtel, Embassy’s telegram
  • ES, Division of Economic Security Controls, Department of State
  • ESC, Central Secretariat of the Secretary of State’s Staff Committee
  • EUR, Office of European Affairs, Department of State
  • Ex-Im, Export-Import Bank of Washington
  • Eximbank, Export-Import Bank of Washington
  • Fan, Communications indicator for messages from the Combined Chiefs of Staff to the Supreme Allied Commander, Mediterranean Theater
  • FE, Office of Far Eastern Affairs, Department of State
  • FN, Division of Financial Affairs, Department of State
  • FonOff, Foreign Office
  • FPRY, Federative People’s Republic of Yugoslavia
  • FX, Military communications indicator
  • G–3, Operations and training section of the general staff of a large unit
  • G–4, Supply and evacuation section of the general staff of a large unit
  • Glavlit, Main Administration for Literature and Publishing, an organization of the Council of Ministers of the Soviet Union
  • GNA, Rumanian Grand National Assembly
  • Gov, Government
  • GSC, General Staff Corps
  • Info, Information
  • IR, Internal Resources Division, Department of State
  • ITO, International Trade Organization
  • ITP, Office of International Trade Policy, Department of State
  • Komsomol, All Union Leninist Communist Union of Youth
  • KRN, National Council of the Homeland (Krajowa Rada Narodowa); Legislative body of the Polish state, July 1944–February 1946
  • MA, Military Attaché
  • MAORT, Magyar Amerikai Olajipari Reszvenytarsasag, an Hungarian oil company, a subsidiary of Standard Oil Company of New Jersey
  • MFN, most-favored-nation
  • MJPS, Mediterranean Joint Plans Staff
  • MTOUSA, Mediterranean Theater of Operation, United States Army
  • NAC, National Advisory Council on International Monetary and Financial Problems
  • Naf, communications indicator for messages from the Supreme Allied Commander, Mediterranean, to the Combined Chiefs of Staff
  • N. Am., North America
  • Nav, Naval
  • NBC, National Broadcasting Company, Inc.
  • NDF, National Democratic Front (in Rumania)
  • Niact, communications indicator requiring attention by the recipient at any hour of the day or night
  • NKVD, People’s Commissariat for Internal Affairs of the Soviet Union, which controlled the Soviet Security Police; the redesignations of commissariats as ministries in March 1946 changed NKVD to MVD, Ministry of Internal Affairs
  • NSZ, National Armed Forces (Narodowe Sily Zbrojne); an underground resistance organization in Poland
  • OCD, military communications indicator
  • OFAR, Office of Foreign Agricultural Relations, Department of Agriculture
  • OFLC, Office of the Foreign Liquidation Commissioner, Department of State
  • OIT, Office of International Trade, Department of Commerce
  • OPD, Operations Division, War Department
  • Orgburo, the Organizational Bureau of the Central Committee of the All Union Communist Party (of Bolsheviks)
  • ourtel, our telegram
  • OZNA, Yugoslav Department of National Security (Odeljenje za zastitu naroda)
  • PAA, Pan American Airways
  • PCG, Julian Communist Party
  • Polad, Political Adviser on the Staff of the Supreme Allied Commander, Mediterranean Theater
  • Politburo, the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the All Union Communist Party (of Bolsheviks)
  • PPR, Polish Workers’ Party (Polska Partja Robotnicza)
  • PPS, Polish Socialist Party (Polska Partja Socjialistyczna)
  • PSL, Polish Peasant Party (Polskie Stronnictwo Ludowe)
  • RA, Office of Requirements and Allocations, Production and Marketing Administration, Department of Agriculture
  • RAF, Royal Air Force (United Kingdom)
  • RCT, Reinforced Combat Team
  • R.D. and R. Division, OMGUS , Reparation, Deliveries, and Restitution Division, Office of Military Government of the United States for Germany
  • reDeptel, Regarding the Department of State’s telegram
  • Reps, Representatives
  • reurtel, Regarding your telegram
  • SAC, Supreme Allied Commander
  • SE, Division of Southern European Affairs, Department of State
  • Secdel, indicator for telegrams to the United States Delegation to the Council of Foreign Ministers, or the Paris Peace Conference, at times headed by the Secretary of State
  • SL, Peasant Party (Stronnictwo Ludowe) in Poland
  • Sov, Soviet
  • SovGov, Soviet Government
  • Soyuzpechat, State Agency (Central Organization) for Distribution of Magazines and Newspapers throughout the Soviet Union
  • SP, Labor Party (Stronnictwo Pracy), in Poland
  • SPA, Office of Special Political Affairs, Department of State
  • SWNCC, State–War–Navy Coordinating Committee
  • TANJUG, Telegraph Agency of Yugoslavia
  • Tass, Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union, official communication agency of the Soviet Government
  • TT, Military communications indicator
  • TWA, Transcontinental and Western Air, Inc.
  • UAIS, Italo-Slovene Antifascist Union (Unione Anti-Fascist a Italo-Slava)
  • UB, Polish Security Police (Urzad Bezpieczenstwa)
  • UE, Office of the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs, Department of State
  • UNO, United Nations Organization
  • UNRRA, United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration
  • urtel, your telegram
  • USFA, United States Forces in Austria
  • USFET, United States Forces, European Theater
  • VG, Venezia Giulia
  • V–J Day, the day of Japanese capitulation
  • Vlad, Vladivostok
  • WARCOS, War Department, Chief of Staff
  • WAROFF, British War Office
  • WD, War Department
  • WSA, War Shipping Administration