List of Abbreviations and Symbols

(Editors 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.

  • ACC, Allied Council for Japan
  • AFPFL, Anti-Fascist People’s Freedom League (Burma)
  • A–H, Assistant Secretary of State for Occupied Areas (Hilldring)
  • AMFOGE, Allied Mission to Observe the Greek Elections
  • AMG, American Military Government (Korea)
  • AP, Associated Press
  • CA, Division of Chinese Affairs, Department of State
  • CAD, Civil Affairs Division, War Department
  • CA/MG, Civil Affairs/Military Government, War Department
  • CC, Military message indicator
  • CE, Division of Central European Affairs, Department of State
  • CFM, Council of Foreign Ministers
  • CG, Commanding General
  • CIC, Counter Intelligence Corps
  • CID, (Army) Counter Intelligence Division, or Criminal Investigation Department (Burma)
  • CINCAFPAC, Commander-in-chief, Army Forces in Pacific
  • CINCFE, Commander-in-chief, Far East (U.S. Army Forces)
  • ComGen, Commission General (N.E.I.)
  • CP, Communist Party, or Division of Commercial Policy, Department of State
  • CSGPO, Chief of Staff, G–3, Plans and Operations Division
  • daerah, autonomous area (NEI)
  • Delsec, indicator for telegrams from the United States Delegation to the Council of Foreign Ministers at meetings during 1947
  • Deptel, Department’s telegram
  • DRF, Division of Research for Far East, Department of State
  • DS, Division of Protective Services, Department of State
  • ECAFE, Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East
  • ECOSOC, Economic and Social Council (UN)
  • EE, Division of Eastern European Affairs, Department of State
  • ERP, European Recovery Program (Marshall Plan)
  • ETA, Estimated time of arrival
  • EUR, Office of European Affairs, Department of State
  • ExtAff, Ministry of External Affairs (Australia)
  • EXIM, Export-Import Bank of Washington
  • FE, Office of Far Eastern Affairs, Department of State
  • FEB, Far Eastern Bureau (Office) of Netherlands Foreign Office, Batavia
  • FEC, Far Eastern Commission
  • FEO, Far Eastern Office of Netherlands Foreign Office (Batavia)
  • FIC, French Indochina
  • FonOff, Foreign Office
  • FSO, Foreign Service officer
  • FY, Fiscal year
  • G–2, Military intelligence (U.S. Army)
  • GA, Division of German and Austrian Economic Affairs, Department of State, or (UN) General Assembly
  • Gadel, indicator for telegrams to the United States Delegation at the United Nation’s General Assembly
  • GARIOA, Government and Relief in Occupied Areas
  • GHQ, General Headquarters
  • GOB, Government of Burma
  • GOC, General Officer Commanding, or Good Offices Committee (NEI)
  • GOI, Government of India
  • HM, His Majesty
  • HMG, His (Britannic) Majesty’s Government
  • IATB, Inter-Allied Trade Board
  • ICJ, International Court of Justice (The Hague)
  • IEFC, International Emergency Food Council
  • IGP, Inspector General of Police (Burma)
  • ILH, Division of International Labor, Social and Health Affairs, Department of State
  • Indo, Indonesian
  • Info, Information
  • Intercross, International Red Cross
  • IR, International Resources Division, Department of State
  • IRCA, independence for Indonesian peoples
  • IS, Division of International Security Affairs, Department of State
  • ITO, International Trade Organization
  • JCS, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • JFC, Joint (Philippine-American) Financial Commission
  • JK, Division of Japanese and Korean Economic Affairs, Department of State
  • KILA, (see SKILA)
  • KLM, Royal Dutch Airlines
  • KMT, Kuomintang (Nationalist Party) of China
  • KNIP, Central National Indonesian Committee
  • Kosmos, indicator for telegrams from the United States Delegation for non-Council of Foreign Ministers business at Fourth Session meetings in Moscow
  • ky, Administrative district in French Indochina (e.g., Cochin-China)
  • Le (or L), Legal Adviser’s Office, Department of State
  • Le/M (or L/M), Assistant Legal Adviser for military affairs and occupied areas, Department of State
  • Martel, indicator for telegrams from Secretary of State Marshall (abroad)
  • Masjoemi, Moslem League (NEI)
  • Moskco, indicator for telegrams to the United States Delegation for non-Council of Foreign Ministers business at Fourth Session meetings in Moscow
  • NA, Division of Northeast Asian Affairs, Department of State
  • NAC, National Advisory Council on International Monetary and Financial Problems
  • NEA, Office of Near Eastern and African Affairs, Department of State
  • Negara, state (NEI)
  • NEI, Netherlands East Indies
  • Niact, communications indicator requiring attention by the recipient at any hour of the day or night
  • NMU, National Maritime Union
  • NOE, Division of Northern European Affairs, Department of State
  • OAC, Advisory Committee on Occupied Areas Affairs, Department of State
  • OCI, Overseas Consultants, Inc.
  • OE, Division of Occupied-Area Economic Affairs, Department of State
  • OFLC, Office of Foreign Liquidation Commissioner, Department of State
  • OIC, Office of International Information and Cultural Affairs, Department of State
  • OIR, Office of Intelligence Research, Department of State
  • OSS, Office of Strategic Services
  • P&O, Plans and Operations, War Department
  • PHILRYCOM, Philippines-Ryukyus Command
  • PI, Division of Philippine Affairs, Department of State
  • PNB, Philippine National Bank
  • PNI, Partai Nasional Indonesia (Indonesian nationalist party)
  • PolAd, Political Adviser
  • POW, Prisoner of War
  • PRO, Public Relations Office
  • RDC, Representative Democratic Council (unofficial group in south Korea)
  • reDeptel, regarding Department’s telegram
  • reourtel, regarding our telegram
  • reurad, regarding your radiogram
  • RFC, Reconstruction Finance Corporation
  • RTAC, Reparations Technical Advisory Committee (SCAP)
  • SANACC, State-Army-Navy-Air Force Coordinating Committee (successor of SWNCC)
  • SC, (UN) Security Council
  • SCAP, Supreme Commander, Allied Powers, Japan
  • Scapin, SCAP instruction
  • SCINR, Special Committee for Implementation of November 1 Resolution (UN Security Council)
  • SEA, Division of Southeast Asian Affairs, Department of State, or Southeast Asia
  • Secdel, indicator for telegrams to the United States Delegation to Council of Foreign Ministers at meetings during 1947
  • SFE, Subcommittee on the Far East of SWNCC
  • SKIG, South Korean Interim Government
  • SKILA (or Skila), South Korean Interim Legislative Assembly
  • SPA, Office of Special Political Affairs, Department of State
  • S/S–PR, Protocol Staff, Department of State
  • SWNCC, State-War-Navy Coordinating Committee
  • SYGUN, Secretary-General of United Nations
  • telecon, teletype conversation
  • TelMar, indicator for telegrams to Secretary of State Marshall (abroad)
  • TFGCG, military message indicator
  • UNRRA, United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration
  • urad, your radiogram
  • urtel, your telegram
  • USAFIK, U.S. Army Forces in Korea
  • USAMGIK, U.S. Army Military Government in Korea
  • USCC, U.S. Commercial Company
  • USI, United States of Indonesia
  • USIS, United States Information Service
  • USPolAd, United States Political Adviser
  • USRepDel, United States Reparations Delegate
  • V-J Day, the day of Japanese capitulation (September 2, 1945)
  • VN, Vietnam
  • VNQDD, Vietnam Quoc Dan Dang (Vietnam Kumintang)
  • VOUSA, Voice of America
  • WD, War Department
  • WE, Division of Western European Affairs, Department of State
  • WFTU, World Federation of Trade Unions
  • ZGBI, military message indicator
  • ZGCG, military message indicator
  • ZPOL, military message indicator
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