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ABBREVIATIONS and ACRONYMS of WW2 and service records

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  1. Takao

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    Replacement Battalion
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Probably took a long weekend before reporting to CLJ.
     
  3. Beverly OMalley

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    Just received WW2 records for family member. He was in the Canadian Forestry Corps

    We have been able to decipher a lot of the abbreviation but cannot find reference for NETD.

    He was sent to the UK (1942)

    the entry says

    SOS R5 CFC (Cat E) to NETD 5th April 1943

    the next entry says

    TOS posting from R5 CFC 6 April 1943

    So obviously he was transferred from one unit to another, we just cannot figure out what NETD stands for,

    Also the next entry

    P/leave WMa 5 days 21/16 April 1943

    so it looks like he took a leave ?personal or Medical assessment?

    anyone know what the WMa stands for?

    he was eventually struck off service from this unit a month later and sent home unfit so that makes us think it was a medical assessment.

    Any help appreciated...this mans history has been a constant source of mystery to his family...All waiting on this information.
     
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    Spartanroller,
    I really have great use of your Abbreviations page - thank you for creating and maintaining it. In looking for something today I noticed -
    NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organization
    This did not come into being until 4 April 1949, so I don't think it applies to WWII.
    However, NATO was the North African Theater of Operations, which came into being with the TORCH Invasion of Nov. 1942.
    And, NATOUSA was North African Theater of Operations, U. S. Army, which was later folded into MTO when the theater broadened into Sicily, Italy, and then southern France.
    Eight in my family served in the war, and I have a great deal of material from that time. I am absolutely sure of the above.
    Cheers, T Lee
     
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    There might be relevant info on this website; Canadian Forestry Corps
     
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    I am trying to find the meaning of the following abbreviation: MCH SCU 1915. This soldier served in the Army from Dec 1941 to Sept 1945. He was a welder. Looking at the abbreviations for the military on other sites, suggested the scu stood for "small combat unit. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
     
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    Do you have his discharge documents? Its placement might be able to help us decipher it.
     
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    TD-Tommy776 Man of Constant Sorrow

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    The exact context would be helpful. Posting the document would be ideal.
     
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    I do not have any additional information. Thank you for responding.
     
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    TD-Tommy776 Man of Constant Sorrow

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    (Changing my original post)

    I believe it may be "MGH SCU 1915". That would translate to Madigan General Hospital, Service Command Unit 1915. Madigan General Hospital was located at Fort Lewis, Washington.
     
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    TD-Tommy776 Man of Constant Sorrow

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    More on Madigan G. H. here. It's very possible that he was only discharged from there at the end of the War and it ended up on his discharge papers. It was common in the post-War chaos of sending so many troops home that soldiers were assigned to various units to be discharged. Many times it was to a state-side hospital unit.
     
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    Thank you for this info. I am helping my local museum collect information on WWII service men and women for a class they offer. They offer a 2 day information fair for the 6th grade students. All the information I have comes from his obituary and family sources. I really appreciate your help with this.
     

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