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  1. Tomcat

    Tomcat The One From Down Under

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    here is some more


    ausf - ausfuhrung - german for model\mark eg. (ausf pz IV)
    FLAK - fliegerabwehrkanone - anti aircaft gun
    PAK - panzerabwehrkanone - anti tank gun
    OKW - german high command
    pz - panzer
    PzKpfw - panzerkampfwagon - armoured fighting vehicle
    AFV - armoured fighting vwhicle
    SS - schutzstaffle
    Sdkfz - sonderkraftwagen - special purpose vehicle eg (Sdkfz 250, which is an armoured car)
    wehr - wehrmacht - german army
    D-Day - designation day
    AT- anti tank
    Arty - artillery
    lefh- lichtefeldhaubutze (light field howitzer
    NBW- Nebelwerfer - rocket launcher
    SP - self propelled
    MG- machine gun
    RPzB - Raketenpanzerbusche (panzerschreck eg. bazooka)
    StuG - sturmgesshutz (assualt gun)

    mate we could do this all day is there any thing in particular
     
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    I don't think the D in D Day meant anything, in the Pacific for example they often used other letters. It was merely the day of an invasion.
     
  3. blacksnake

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    When military planners were referring to a specific mission that was yet to be given a time or a date they would often say "At H-hour, On D-day," it was also a way of keeping time & date out of communications should the enemy get wind of a planned attack.
     
  4. Tomcat

    Tomcat The One From Down Under

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    Well if you want to be technical about it, no body is 100% sure, it is said to have many meanings such as designation, doomdays or I have even seen references to death day. But blacksnake statement is accurate however the D in this case is mostly accepted as literally meaning Day, so D-day means Day - Day, just the day the operation was to begin, but it is also widely accepted as designation day as well as said in:

    'D-Day, The Greatest Invasion - A peoples History'

    Furthermore it explains that D+7 literally means Day + 7, Designation day + 7 or 7 days after the designated landing date.

    A good reference to this is a report in Times Magazine on June 12 1944 stating that "as far as the U.S. Army can determine, the first use of D for Day, H for Hour was in Field Order No.8, of the First Army, A.E.F., issued on September 20, 1918 which read, ' The first Army will attack at H-hour on D-Day with the object of forcing the evacuation of the St.Mihiel salient." (p.491)www.nationalww2museum.org

    Brigadier General Schultz reminds us that the Invasion of Normandy on the 6th of June 1944 was not the only D-day of ww2. Every Amphibious assualt including those of the Pacfic,, Nth Africa, and in Sicily and Italy - had it's own D-day.

    D-day is simply an alteration of H-Hour

    Hope that explains why I put Designation day since it is the same thing.:)
     
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    Yeah, the media is what created 'D-Day' as being the Normandy Landings. There were hundreds of D-Days through out the war (ever amphibious assault in the Pacific, for instance, was a D-Day). The Normandy Invasion should really be 'D-Day June 6th, 1944, Normandy' but most people are unaware of all the other D-Day's.
     
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    Correct this is why in some language aka French there are two specific words Designation Day = Jour-J
    D-Day ( here June 6th 1944) = le Débarquement

    Same thing for the Germans who call it the "Invasion"
     
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    While true, after the Normany Landings, and the way the media latched on to "D-Day" the US tried to prevent any confusion and renamed many of the landings in the pacific, such as A-Day, or L-Day. I will have to dig out the book, but I believe I got that from D-Day in the Pacific.
     
  8. Tomcat

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    I thought that the French thought the meaning for the D in D-day was disembarkation or debarkation.

    Hmm perhaps that is what your Le Debarquement word is. lol just noticed the similarity.:rolleyes:
    Can you tell I don't speak French?:D
     
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    Toinen maailmansota - in Finnish

    Teine maailmasõda - in Estonian

    Andra världskriget - in Swedish

    AFAIK there is no differences between accents ;)
     
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    Andre verdenskrig or 2.Verdenskrig - in Norwegian(FTW!(For The Win).
     
  11. Spaniard

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    Related military Potty Mouth acronyms.

    Used in Korea and Nam. I just put the Capital F???! With the F???er or F???Ing I'm sure all will get the Point. I have all the New CF and US But the List will be over 6 pages long.

    There are a number of slang military acronyms that are related

    to FUBAR. A somewhat standard group includes:
    • AMF - Adios Mother F???er
    • AMFYOYO - Adios Mother F???er, You're On Your Own (from urbandictionary.com: "Informal medical acronym used to describe belligerent patients who argue and refuse treatment.")
    • AMFOTDYOYO - Adios Mother F???er, Out The Door, You're On Your Own (from urbandictionary.com: "Similar to, but more complete than AMF YOYO")
    • BOHICA - Bend Over Here It Comes Again
    • BOHIC - Bend Over Here It Comes
    • DILLIGAS - Do I Look Like I Give Arse
    • DILLIGAF - Do I Look Like I Give A F???
    • DILLIGAFF - Do I Look Like I Give A Flying F???
    • FIDO - F??? It-Drive On
    • FISHDO (FISHiDO) - F??? It, S??? Happens - Drive On
    • FIFI - F??? It-Fly It
    • FIGMO - F??? it, I Got My Orders
    • FIIGO - F??? It, I've Got Orders
    • FNG - F???ing New Guy (used for all new people in a squad.)
    • FUBAB - F???ed Up Beyond All Belief
    • FUBB - F???ed Up Beyond Belief
    • FUBISO - F??? You Buddy, I'm Shipping Out
    • FUGAZI - F???ed Up, Got Ambushed, Zipped In
    • FUMTU - F???ed Up More Than Usual
    • HNIC - Head N???? in Charge . I removed The N word since It's descermantion to Me
    • HMFIC - Head Mother F???er in Charge
    • JAFO - Just Another F???ing Observer (guy who sits in the back of the vehicle)
    • JANFU - Joint Army-Navy F??? Up
    • KMACYOYO - Kiss My Ass Colonel, You're On Your Own
    • LLMF - Lost Like a Mother F???er
    • SNAFU - Situation Normal: All F???ed Up
    • SNAFUBAR - Situation Normal: All Fed Up Beyond All Repair/Recognition/Reason
    • SOL - S??? Out of Luck
    • FUUSAB - F???ed Up Until Space And Beyond
    • REMF - Rear Echelon Mother F???er
    • SRDH - S??? Rolls Down Hill
    • SSDD - Same S???, Different Day
    • SUSFU - Situation Unchanged, Still F???ed Up
    • TARFU - Things Are Really F???ed Up, or Totally and Royally F???ed Up
    • TAUFU - Totally And Utterly F???ed Up
    • IHELP - I've had enough of life pill.
    • NFG - No F???ing Good (Non-Functioning Gear)
    • WTF - What the F??? - Spoke using the military phonetic alphabet as "whiskey, tango, foxtrot", often used as a rhetorical question.
    • WTFO - What the F??? OVER. - Spoken using military phonetic alphabet over the radio, or other communications system, as "whiskey, tango, foxtrot, OVER", as a rehetorical question, expecting a response. Often used by Air Force personnel.
    Similar constructs from the radio phonetic alphabet include:
    • Charlie Foxtrot - C and F, meaning Cluster F???
    • Delta India Delta - D I D, meaning Dick In the Dirt (dead)
    • Tango Uniform - T U, or Tits Up (dead or wounded)
    • Tango Bravo - T and B meaning TaliBan
     
  12. Mussolini

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    I think the meaning of this thread is WW2 Related terms and acronyms, not so much Korea/Vietnam/Modern Era such things.
     
  13. Spaniard

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    Many Also used In WWII I got Them from a WWII List. But I will check again Just to make sure.
     
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