List of Abbreviations and Symbols

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.

  • A– (plus number), airgram
  • A–A, Assistant Secretary of State for Political Affairs: Armour
  • AA/L, Legislative Liaison Section, Department of State
  • ACC, Allied Control Council (Austria)
  • A–K, Assistant Secretary of State for Occupied Areas: Hilldring
  • AHE, Arab Higher (Committee) Executive
  • AIOC, Anglo-Iranian Oil Company
  • AMAG, American Mission for Aid to Greece, at Athens; also, Amag, indicator for telegrams and despatches sent to the Department of State by the Mission
  • Amfoge, Allied Mission to Observe the Greek Elections
  • AP, Office of the Adviser on Petroleum Policy, Department of State
  • A–P, Assistant Secretary of State for Administration: Peurifoy
  • ARAMCO, Arabian American Oil Company
  • A–T, Assistant Secretary of State for Economic Affairs: Thorp
  • ATC, Air Transport Command
  • Azer, Azerbaijan
  • Balcom, indicator for telegrams sent by the Department of State to the United States Delegation on the United Nations Special Committee on the Balkans
  • BOAC, British Overseas Airways Corporation
  • BEM, British Economic Mission (in Greece)
  • BMM (or BMMG ), British Military Mission (in Greece)
  • C/GT, presumably Coordinator, Greek-Turkey Aid Staff, Department of State; symbol superseded by U/GT
  • CEEC, Committee of European Economic Cooperation
  • CFM, Council of Foreign Ministers
  • CFP, Compagnie Française des Petroles
  • CIG, Central Intelligence Group, National Intelligence Authority
  • Combal, indicator for telegrams sent to the Department of State by the United States Delegation on the United Nations Special Committee on the Balkans
  • DABS, Democratic Army Broadcasting Station
  • Delga, indicator for telegrams sent to the Department of State by the United States Delegation at the United Nations General Assembly
  • Delsec, indicator for telegrams sent to the Department of State from the United States Delegation at meetings of the Council of Foreign Ministers
  • Deptel, Department’s telegram
  • DO, Desk Officer
  • DP(s), displaced person(s)
  • DRN, Division of Research for Near East and Africa, Departmenr of State
  • EAM, Ethnikon Apeleftherotikan Metopon (National Liberation Front), a resistance group controlled by the Communist Party of Greece
  • ECOSOC, Economic and Social Council of the United Nations
  • ED, Division of Investment and Economic Development, Department of State
  • EE, Division of Eastern European Affairs, Department of State
  • ERP, European Recovery Program
  • EUR, Office of European Affairs, Department of State
  • FAO, Food and Agriculture Organization
  • FLC, Foreign Liquidation Commissioner, Department of State
  • FN, Division of Financial Affairs, Department of State
  • FonOff, Foreign Office
  • FRB, Federal Reserve Bank
  • FRBNY, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • FTA, Foreign Trade Administration (Greek)
  • GA, General Assembly of the United Nations
  • Gadel, indicator for telegrams sent by the Department of State to the United States Delegation at the United Nations General Assembly
  • Gama, indicator for telegrams sent by the Department of State to the American Mission for Aid to Greece, at Athens
  • GC, General Committee of the First Special Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations
  • GNA, Greek National Army
  • GS, Greater Syria
  • GTI, Division of Greek, Turkish, and Iranian Affairs, Department of State
  • ICAO, International Civil Aviation Organization
  • ICJ, International Court of Justice of the United Nations
  • IO, Reference and Documents Section, Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Department of State
  • IPC, Iraq Petroleum Company, Ltd.
  • IRO, International Refugee Organization
  • IS, Division of International Security Affairs, Department of State
  • IZL, Irgun Zvai Leumi
  • JA, Jewish Agency for Palestine
  • JCS, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • JSM, Joint Staff Mission (British)
  • KKE, Kommunistikon Komma Ellados, the Communist Party of Greece
  • KLM, Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maateschappij (Royal Dutch Airlines)
  • Kosmos, indicator for telegrams sent to the Department of State by the Secretary of State during the Moscow session of the Council of Foreign Ministers on matters not under consideration by the Council
  • Le (or LE ), Office of the Legal Adviser, Department of State
  • Legtel, Legation’s telegram
  • LST, landing ship, tank
  • MA, Military Attaché
  • Martel, indicator for telegrams sent to the Department of State by the Secretary of State during the London session of the Council of Foreign Ministers
  • MD, Munitions Division, Department of State
  • MEI, Division of Middle Eastern and Indian Affairs, Department of State
  • Moskco, indicator for telegrams sent by the Department of State to the Secretary of State during the Moscow session of the Council of Foreign Ministers on matters not under consideration by the Council
  • NA, North Africa
  • NAC, National Advisory Council on International Monetary and Financial Matters
  • NDC, National Defense Corps (Greek)
  • NE, Division of Near Eastern Affairs, Department of State
  • NEA, Office of Near Eastern and African Affairs, Department of State
  • NGOs, non-governmental organizations
  • OA, Division of International Organization Affairs, Department of State
  • OFD, Office of Financial and Development Policy, Department of State
  • OFLC, Office of the Foreign Liquidation Commissioner, Department of State
  • OIE, Office of Information and Educational Exchange, Department of State
  • P&O, Plans and Operations Division, War Department
  • PA, Office of Public Affairs, Department of State
  • Patsu, indicator for telegrams sent by the Department of State to the American Mission for Aid to Turkey, at Ankara
  • PED, Petroleum Division, Department of State
  • POL, petroleum, oil, lubricants
  • PPA, Algerian Popular Party
  • reDeptel, regarding Department’s telegram
  • RFC, Reconstruction Finance Corporation
  • RPF, Rassemblement du peuple français (General de Gaulle’s political party)
  • S, Secretary of State
  • S/S, the Executive Secretariat, Department of State
  • S/S–PR, Protocol Staff, Executive Secretariat, Department of State
  • SA/E, Special Assistant to the Secretary of State for Research and Intelligence
  • SACMed, Supreme Allied Commander, Mediterranean
  • SAG, Saudi Arabian Government
  • SC, Security Council of the United Nations
  • SE, Division of Southern European Affairs, Department of State
  • Secdel, indicator for telegrams sent by the Department of State to the United States Delegation at meetings of the Council of Foreign Ministers
  • SNDC, Supreme National Defense Council (Greek)
  • SONJ, Standard Oil Company of New Jersey
  • SPA, Office of Special Political Affairs, Department of State
  • SWNCC, State-War-Navy Coordinating Committee
  • SYG, Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • TAPLINE, Trans-Arabian Pipe Line Company
  • TC, Trusteeship Council of the United Nations
  • Telmar, indicator for telegrams sent by the Department of State to the Secretary of State during the London session of the Council of Foreign Ministers
  • TRUSTCO, Trusteeship Council of the United Nations
  • TVA, Tennessee Valley Authority
  • U, Office of the Under Secretary of State
  • U–E, Office of the Under Secretary of State for Economic Affairs
  • U/GT, Coordinator for Aid to Greece and Turkey, in the Office of the Under Secretary of State
  • UGTT, Union Generale des Travailleurs de Tunisie
  • UNESCO, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • UNGA, United Nations General Assembly
  • UNO, United Nations Organization
  • UNRRA, United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration
  • UNSCOB, United Nations Special Committee on the Balkans
  • UNSCOP, United Nations Special Committee on Palestine
  • urdesp, your despatch
  • urtel, your telegram
  • USAGG, United States Army Group, Greece
  • USDel, United States Delegation
  • USFRP, United States Foreign Relief Program
  • USGADel, United States Delegation at the General Assembly of the United Nations
  • USIS, United States Information Service
  • Ustap, indicator for telegrams sent to the Department of State by the American Mission for Aid to Turkey
  • USUN, United States Mission at the United Nations
  • WE, Division of Western European Affairs, Department of State
  • WFTU, World Federation of Trade Unions
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