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–A , Assistant Secretary of State: Acheson
  • A–A , Assistant Secretary of State for Political Affairs: Armour
  • A–Br , Assistant Secretary of State for American Republic Affairs: Braden
  • ABWEHR , Foreign Intelligence Service of the High Command of the German Armed Forces
  • ACEDE , Administrative Commission for Economic Defense (in Brazil)
  • ActSecy , Acting Secretary
  • AD , Acción Democrática (Democratic Action Party in Venezuela)
  • AFTOSA Commission, Mexican-United States Commission for the Eradication of Foot and Mouth Disease
  • Agri , Dept. of Agriculture
  • A–H , Assistant Secretary of State for Occupied Areas: Hilldring
  • a.i. ad interim
  • Amb , Ambassador
  • ammo , ammunition
  • AmReps , American Republics
  • AP , Associated Press
  • ARA , Office of American Republic Affairs
  • Arg , Argentina
  • AT , Assistant Secretary of State for Economic Affairs, Thorpe
  • AT–6 , transport plane
  • AT–11 , light transport plane
  • AV , Aviation Division
  • AWS , Air Warning Station
  • B , Balboas
  • B–17 , Flying Fortress
  • B–25 , horizontal bomber
  • BA , Buenos Aires
  • BA , Division of Brazilian Affairs, Department of State
  • BBC , British Broadcasting Corporation
  • BC , Division of British Commonwealth Affairs
  • BCB , Banco de Credito da Borracha
  • BDC , Bolivian Development Corporation
  • BDC , British Disposals Commission
  • Bol , Bolivia
  • Braz , Brazil
  • Brit , British
  • C–47 , transport plane
  • CAA , Civil Aeronautics Administration
  • CAB , Civil Aeronautics Board, Dept. of Commerce
  • CBF , Corporatión Boliviano Fomento
  • CCC , Commodity Credit Corporation
  • CDC , Caribbean Defense Command
  • Chil , Chilean
  • ChilGov , Chilean Government
  • Cia , compañia
  • C.i.f. , Commission, Insurance, Freight
  • CIO , Congress of Industrial Organizations
  • CMA , Mexican air carrier (Compañia Mexicana de Aviación)
  • Col , Colombia
  • ComGenCarib , Commanding General, Caribbean Defense Command
  • Conf , Conference
  • conf , confidential
  • Cong , Congress
  • COPEI , Comite de Organizatión Politica Electoral Independiente of Venezuela
  • Cos , companies
  • CP , Division of Commercial Policy
  • CPA , Division of Central America and Panama Affairs
  • CPD , Committee for Political Defense
  • CPH , Communist Party of Haiti
  • Cr , cruzeiros
  • CRB , Division of Caribbean Affairs
  • CSGID , CSAF, US War Department, transmission code symbols
  • CTC , Confederación de Trabajadores de Colombia
  • CTCh , Confederación de Trabajadores de Chile
  • DE , destroyer escort
  • DelSec , Delegation Secretariat
  • Depcirins , Department circular instruction
  • Depcirtel , Department circular telegram
  • Depgam , Department Airgram
  • Deptel , Department telegram
  • Des , despatch
  • DNC , National Coffee Department of Brazil
  • ECOSOC , Economic and Social Council of the United Nations
  • ED , Division of Investment and Economic Development
  • Emb , Embassy
  • Embdesp , Embassy despatch
  • Embtel , Embassy telegram
  • EO , Executive Order
  • ERP , European Recovery Program
  • ES , Division of Economic Security
  • EUR , Office of European Affairs
  • Eximbank , Export-Import Bank of Washington
  • FAMA , Flota Aérea Mercante Argentina (Argentine Mercantile Air Fleet, joint governmental and private company)
  • FAO , Food and Agricultural Organization
  • fas , free along side ship
  • FBI , Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • FBO , Division of Foreign Buildings Operations
  • FBPC , Foreign Bondholders Protective Council
  • FE , Office of Far Eastern Affairs
  • FLC , Foreign Liquidation Commissioner
  • Fld Comm , Field Commissioner, Foreign Liquidation Commissioner’s Office
  • FN , Division of Financial Affairs
  • FonMin , Foreign Minister
  • FonOff , Foreign Office
  • ForOffs , Foreign Offices
  • FPL , Guatemalan political party (Frente Popular Libertador)
  • FRITO , From International Trade Organization
  • GAO , General Accounting Office, United States Government
  • GA , Division of German and Austrian Economic Affairs
  • GATT , General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
  • GA UN , General Assembly, United Nations
  • Gov Bd PAU , Governing Board of the Pan American Union
  • HQ , Headquarters
  • IA , Division of Special Inter-American Affairs
  • IARA , Inter-Allied Reparation Agency
  • ICAO , International Civil Aviation Organization
  • IEF , see IEFC
  • IEFC , Internal Emergency Food Council
  • IIAA , Institute of Inter-American Affairs
  • ILO , International Labor Office
  • info , information
  • IR , International Resources Division
  • IS , Division of International Security Affairs
  • ITO , International Trade Organization, United Nations
  • I T & T , International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation
  • JBUSDC , Joint Brazil-US Defense Commission
  • JBUSMC , Joint Brazil-US Military Commission
  • JCS , Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • LA , Latin America
  • LAB , Lloyd Aéreo Boliviano
  • LAMSA , Mexican air carrier (Lineas Aéreas Mexicanas)
  • LCI , landing craft; infantry
  • LCT , landing craft; tank
  • LCVP , landing craft; vehicles, personnel
  • Le , Legal Adviser
  • LL , Lend Lease
  • LP , Division of Lend Lease and Surplus War Property Affairs
  • LST , landing ship; tank
  • LT , long ton
  • MA , Division of Mexican Affairs
  • Marit Comm , Maritime Commission
  • MD , Munitions Division
  • Mex , Inter-American Conference at Mexico City, 1945
  • Min , Ministry
  • mitel , my telegram
  • ML , Naval vessel; launch
  • MOS , Ministry of Supply of the United Kingdom
  • mytel , my telegram
  • mygam , my airgram
  • NAC , National Advisory Council
  • NEA , Office of Near Eastern and African Affairs
  • NSDAP , National Sozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter Partei
  • NWC , Division of North and West Coast Affairs
  • OA , Division of International Organization Affairs
  • OA or PBY, Navy patrol-bomber
  • OFD , Office of Financial and Development Policy
  • OFLC , Office of the Foreign Liquidation Commissioner
  • OIT , Office of International Trade
  • OMA , Office of Mutual Aid of Belgium
  • ONI , Office of Naval Intelligence
  • OPA , Office of Price Administration
  • ourtel , our telegram
  • P–38 , pursuit plane
  • PAA , Pan American Airways
  • Panagra , Pan American Grace Airways
  • Pan Am , Pan American
  • PanAir , Pan American Airways
  • Par , Paraguayan, Paraguay
  • PAR , Guatemalan political party (Partido Acción Revolucionaria)
  • Para , Paraguay
  • Parag , Paraguay
  • PAU , Pan American Union
  • PCA , Policy Committee on Arms and Armaments
  • PED , Petroleum Division
  • PEMEX , Mexican Government agency responsible for management of the Mexican petroleum industry (Petroleos Mexicanos)
  • PICAO , Provisional International Civil Aviation Organization
  • PR , Public Resolution
  • PRA , Public Roads Administration, Federal Works Agency
  • Pres , President
  • PRN , National Republican Party (Costa Rica)
  • PSP , Popular Socialist Party (Haiti)
  • PT , trainer plane
  • PT– , motor torpedo boat
  • PUN , National Union Party (Costa Rica)
  • RDC , Rubber Development Corporation
  • reDeptel , regarding Department telegram
  • reEmbdesp , regarding Embassy despatch
  • reEmbgram , regarding Embassy airgram
  • reEmbtel , regarding Embassy telegram
  • refEmtel , reference, Embassy telegram
  • remytel , regarding my telegram
  • res , resolution
  • re tel , regarding telegram
  • reurlet , regarding your letter
  • reurtel , regarding your telegram
  • RFC , Reconstruction Finance Corporation
  • RPA , Division of River Plate Affairs
  • SA , South America
  • SD , Shipping Division of the Department of State
  • SD , Sicherheitsdienst (Security Service of the National Socialist Elite Guard in Germany)
  • SHADA , Haitian-American Society for Agricultural Development (Société Haitiano-Américaine de Développement Agricole)
  • SPA , Office of Special Political Affairs
  • SOP , Standard Operating Procedure
  • S/S–PR , Protocol Staff
  • SWNCC , State–War–Navy Coordinating Committee
  • TACA , Central American Air Transport Company (Transportes Aéreos Centroamericanos, S.A. )
  • U , Under Secretary of State
  • UE , Under Secretary of State for Economic Affairs
  • UK , United Kingdom
  • UN , United Nations
  • UNGA , United Nations General Assembly
  • UP , United Press
  • ur , your
  • URD , Union Republicana Democratica of Venezuela
  • urinfo , your information
  • urtel , your telegram
  • USDA , United States Department of Agriculture
  • USDel , United States Delegation
  • U.S.S.R. , Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
  • V–E Day , Allied victory in Europe
  • Ven , Venezuela
  • YNG , gate vessel
  • YPF , Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscale of Argentina
  • YPFB , Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscoles Bolivianos (Bolivian Petroleum Company, a government monopoly)