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ABBREVIATIONS and ACRONYMS of WW2 and service records

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  1. Spartanroller

    Spartanroller Ace

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    thanks VP - can't edit the old posts at the moment unfortunately - think left them too long - have spoken to Jeff hope to find a way..

    but good links - think I got some of those in already from ww2t but some new ones also - love the German tank stuff and think it needs a seperate thread here (EVERYONE WITH INTEREST IN WW2 GERMAN TANKS SHOULD SEE VP's 2nd Link)

    :)
     
  2. gunbunnyb/3/75FA

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    what, no FUBAR, or STFU?, just kidding, lol everyone knows those 2
     
  3. trevor999

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    Greetings

    Someone I know asked me about an inscription on their uncles gravestone. It reads:

    TEC5 H&S Co 607 ORD BAM BN.

    We were wondering what the " BAM " stands for.

    Thanks for your help
     
  4. lwd

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    The two I normally hear are FUBAR and SNAFU but I'm pretty sure there was a third which I keep forgeting. I don't think STFU was it though. I think SNAFU was per the acronym normal and FUBAR the intermediate state with the one I can't remember being the worst state.

    As for "BAM" I'm guessing Basic Automotive Maintenance based on:
    http://www.history.army.mil/books/wwii/Beachhd_Btlefrnt/glossary.html
    and http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_were_letter_shrunk_during_World_War_2 would tend to confirm it with:
     
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    Hi I have one I don't know in my ww2 us meat can pouch it is Y.R.B.IA what does this mean thanks
     
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    what does Y.R.B.IA mean I have got it on my us ww2 meat can pouch
     
  7. Smiley 2.0

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    that's a bit of a stumper. :unsure:
     
  8. TD-Tommy776

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    Perhaps seeing it in context will help. Can you post a photo of it?
     
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    I didn't see Rct for regimental combat team such as the 116rct which landed for the first Div on omaha beach
     
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    Does it have a name or number in front of that abbreviation?
     
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    Does it have a name or number in front of the abbreviation?
     
  13. Jennarembailey

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    Can anyone tell me what the following abbreviations mean........
    W.P.P
    As in a service record. (granted W.P.P @ 6d per day)
    also :- AASTADD
    As in this sentence
    Authority of "B" W.O.L 43/AA/1272/AASTAD.
    And I.R.T.D
    and C.T.B.E
     
  14. TD-Tommy776

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    WPP = war proficiency pay

    IRTD = Infantry Reinforcement Training Depot

    CTBE = Ceases to be Entitled

    WOL = War Office Letter; 43 probably refers to the year of the document. I can't help with the rest. Hopefully someone else will know more.
     
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    I was searching for the meaning of an abbreviation on my father's "Military Record and Report of Separation Certificate of Service". He had an ESR Score of 86. The following link explains it.
    What Is a US Army ASR Score?
    How can this be added to this list of abbreviations? Thanks, Carolyn
     
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    I think you have done the next best thing by adding it to this thread. :)
     
  17. Jeff T.

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    I have a Question about WWII Decorations and Citations. Discharge Papers list AR 600-68 I am trying to Identify this item. I saw this listing..
    AR – Automatic Rifle; Australian Regiment; Administrative Review;Army Reserve
    My Grandfather was 115th Calvary Regiment 24th Division from Wyoming.

    I Apologize if I am not following the Protocol for this site. I rather new at this.
     
  18. Takao

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    AR 600-68 = Army Regulation 600-68, this regulation pertained to the Good Conduct Medal, it's awarding, forfeiting, etc.

    Welcome to our happy little WW2 home.
     
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    "Repln Bn" I'm guessing is Replenishment Battalion? This is from a Marine Muster roll 1943: "Footnote "A" 1-4, on lv; 5, det to 51st Repln Bn, Camp LeJeune, N.C.
     

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