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MILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

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MIlITARY INTELLIGENCE SERVICE


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SERVICE No. 12
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WASHINGTON, April 12, 1943

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Section 1. INTRODUCTION Page
1. GENERALXII .. ..I....--------.............
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2. PRIN( IPLES OF FORMATI( )N .-------------------. 2
3. ScoI'E O)F THIS Di(cI'IONARY
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4. ORGANIZATION OF TI11S I)ICTIONARY - 4

Section II. ABBREVIATIONS . . . . . 7


Section III. EXAMPLES --.--- .---- .. ...... 243
III
Section I. INTRODUCTION

1. GENERAL
Perhaps to a greater extent than any other army, the
German Armed Forces employ military abbreviations on
their maps and charts, on task force tables of organization,
on direction and location sign posts in combat zones, on
field orders, and, in short, in every case where abbrevia-
tions may possibly be used. These abbreviations are
often used in connection with military symbols (see
German Military Symbols, January 1943, Military Intelli-
gence Service). A thorough knowledge of both abbrevia-
tions and symbols is therefore essential to military per-
sonnel engaged in the interpretation of captured docu-
ments.
There is no "easy road to knowledge" in regard to these
military abbreviations. Many words are abbreviated in
more than one manner, sometimes in the course of a single
document. Individual commanders frequently improvise
abbreviations, which will be understandable from the
context to the German officer reading them, but may
cause considerable difficulty to the non-German. A
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thorough foundation in the German language is useful,


but not infallible, in determining the meaning of a par-
ticular abbreviation-guessing, in this, as in all military
intelligence work, is dangerous.

2. PRINCIPLES OF FORMATION
While the Germans do not follow any consistent pro-
cedure in abbreviating, the following tendencies can be
observed:
a. Whenever possible the Germans keep enough of the
original word structure to make the abbreviation a
recognizable skeleton of the word for which it stands.
An example is abkdrt. for abkommandiert.
b. Another common tendency is to lop off syllables of
the word being abbreviated; the degree to which this is
carried depends on the writer's haste and the amount of
comprehension he expects in the reader. Here also the
Germans attempt to leave enough of the distinctive struc-
ture of the word to give the reader a clue. The word
Befehlshaber, for instance, can be abbreviated Befhb.,
Befh., or B.
c. In the case of compound words, the Germans often
make an abbreviation by taking elements or initial letters
from each of the component parts. An example is Kfz.
for Kraftfahrzeug.
d. Sometimes this procedure results in a pronounceable
combination of letters, and the abbreviation gains cur-
rency as a word. Flak for Flugzeugabwehrkanone,Gestapo
for Geheime Staatspolizei, and Stuka for Sturzkampfflugzeug
are familiar examples.
INTRODUCTION 3
3. SCOPE OF THIS DICTIONARY
Because of the extent of the field, it is unlikely that any
dictionary of German military abbreviations could be
"complete." New abbreviations, whether as the result
of developments in military equipment and tactics, or as
the temporary short-cuts of an individual commander
writing orders, will continue to come into existence.
With these the intelligence officer must deal to the best of
his ability. A good working knowledge of the abbrevia-
tions commonly in use at present will help in interpreting
these new coinages. Frequently the meaning can be
inferred from the context. The present list aims at a
reasonable completeness, within the following limits:
a. Military terms borrowed from other languages in
use during the first World War and earlier have frequently
been replaced in the present German Army by German
equivalents. A considerable number of these older terms
have been retained in this list, but not all.
b. German writers often use cortbinations of single
abbreviations. The policy of this dictionary has been
to include these combinations when they are encountered
frequently, but otherwise to list the component parts
separately. For instance, Divisionsalfklarungsabteilung
will be found under Div.Aufkl.Abt., and separate entries
will be found for Div., Aufkl.Abt., Aufkl., and Abt.
But for Eisb.Pi.Rgt. it would be necessary to look under
Eisb. and Pi.Rgt. separately.
c. Besides strictly military terms the present dictionary
contains abbreviations for many general German words
and expressions which are likely to occur in military docu-
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ments. In deciding which of these nonmilitary abbrevia-


tions to include, the aim has been to put in those which
will probably occur most frequently rather than to include
all possible forms.
d. In a few cases German abbreviations will be found
identical with those used in the U. S. Army. Examples are
Apr. for April and mm for millimeter. Abbreviations of
this type have not been included. But where a difference
exists which might prove confusing, the German abbrevia-
tion has been given. Examples are Dez. for December,
and mm2 for square millimeter.
e. While this dictionary is primarily for the use of army
personnel, a certain number of naval and aeronautic
abbreviations are included in it. It is inevitable that such
abbreviations will be encountered in military documents,
and the more familiar the intelligence officer is with them,
the better.

4. ORGANIZATION OF THIS DICTIONARY


In using this dictionary the following principles of
organization should be kept in mind:
a. Abbreviations are arranged alphabetically, first
according to the abbreviation itself, then according to the
word or expression abbreviated. Thus A. for Abteilung
precedes A. for Ausbildung, and both these abbreviations
precede Abt.
b. The umlaut is equivalent to the addition of e after
the vowel; consequently d- follows ad- and precedes af-.
c. The German capital I, often written J, will be found
under I.
INTRODUTCTION 5
d. The German practice varies in use of the period
following an abbreviation. In this list the period is
usually not given, but an abbreviation given here without
a period may appear in a document with one.
e. A German abbreviation frequently can stand for
either the singular or the plural of the word it abbreviates.
In this list the English meaning is usually given in the
singular only.
Section II. ABBREVIATIONS

A
Abbreviation German Translation
A--,-- .. ...---
Abschnitt -.---- sector; section; zone -......
A ...........
Abschusspunkt -__ present positionl (antiair-
craft artillery)
A --------------- Abteilunhmg ----- section; detachnment; depart,-
…......
ment; battalion
A_ ....... Abwehr__ - defense
A_ .......- Alarm --- alarm
a- .-.....- allgemein_ general (adjective)
A_ ....... I A lt ----- …......of
prefix Alt (old)-- in nanmes
tow lis
a_ amn--. -- at the; on the
A ---... Arnt .--... office
a_ - .- .- an ------- -.- at; on; to
A. .-...- Anhainger_ trailer; supporter; follower
A. .--... Anhalt .... Anhalt (G(erman, pro'ln.ce)
A.. Anhanlg -... appelndix; sul)plenmnl
A_ ....... Anleitung__ ilnstructioins; direction s
A_ Anlnerk ung. . footnote; remark; annotation
.A- ....... Ar --.---. are (tmeasure.: 199.6 .squr-re
ya rds)
A. ..- - ........--
Arbeits- .... labor
A. ---- ------ Arbeitszillg .. work train
A .-
--- . ......
Armee...... .. arnl (formationr a(bove armT
corps)
A___ Artillerie.... ...... artillery
A___ Artilleriefuihrer artillery cormlall(lel (inr o
dirisior )
A -- _------------ Artillerieschule -.- artillery school
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A--------------- Arzt _ physician


A- .. .......... Assistenz ---------------
. ... assistance; assistant
a -------- ----- - auf - ------------------ on
A --------------- Aufklairung ------------ reconnaissance
A------------ Aufschlag --. -- ----- impact
a--..-------- auftragsweise ----------- in accordance with instruc-
tions
A ------- Ausbildung ---------- training
A ------------- Ausgabestelle --------- distributing point
A --------- - Ausschuss ------------ commission; committee
a/A -----.. ------. alter Art ------ ---- old type
A.A Aufklarungsabteihng
.------------- reconnaissance battalion
A.A --------- -- - Auswartiges Amt ----- Foreign Office
A.Abt .-------- Artillerieabteilung -__- artillery battalion
A.Abt --------- Aufklarungsabteilung_ reconnaissance battalion
A.A.Div ----- Divisionsaufklarungsab- divisional reconnaissance
teilung battalion
a.a.O ---.------- - am angefiihrten Ort --- in the passage quoted
a.a.O -------.---- an anderem Ort ------ in another place
ab -------------- abgegangen ---------- dispatched
A.B -------------- Arbeitsbataillon -.---- labor battalion
A.B ------------- Armeebefehl ---------- Army order
A.B -------------- Artilleriebeobachtung artillery observation
a.B ------------- auf Befehl ----------- by order of (used with signa-
tures)
A.B ------------- Ausfiihrungsbestimmung- executory regulations
en
Abb ---------- Abbildung ------- figure ; illustration -.....
abbl ------------ abblasen --------- ......- to break off combat; to finish
practice
abbl ------------- abblenden -.----- .-...- to screen; to dim lights
Abdr ------------- Abdruck --------- .-...- copy; impression
abds .. -... abends ---------- -.. ___ in the evening; p.m.
A.Bekl. Amt.--..... Armee-Bekleidungs amt___ Army clothing depot
abf ----------.---- abfahren; Abfahrt_ ...... to depart; departure
ab f ---- -- -- - - - - - - abfertigen; Abfertig ;ung_ to dispatch; act of dispatch-
ing
abf.............. ahfuhren -.------ --...- to lead away
abfr......... abfragen --------- .-...- to test the line (communica-
tion)
AbG ..- --..------ AbAnderungsgesetz amending law
Abg ---------.-.-- Abgang ... departure
abg ..... abgeandert............ amended
ABBREVIATIONS 9
abg ------------- abgekiirzt ----- abbreviated
Abg ------------- Abgeordneter deputy ----....
abg ----------- abgestfrzt -- crashed (aircraft) -----...
abgebl abgeblendet -.-- .-.-.-.. dimmed (lights)
abgeg abgegangen.... ........ dispatched; departed
abgezw --------- abgezweigt ----- detached; branched off
Abg.H ------------ Abgangshafen -- port of embarkation
Abg.St -- - Abgangsstation__ --..-..- station of departure
abh - abhlingig -.----- .---.... dependent
Abk Abktirzung .-.-...- abbreviation
abkdrt - abkommandiert --.-..- detached or detailed on
special service
AblI -- -- -- - Ablage --------- .-.....- depot; dump (on mnaps)
abl -.-- ablasten --- - ........ to unload a pack animal
Abl - Ableitung -- leakage; lead; short circuit
AB1I Amtsblatt - . official journal or register
Abl. F Ablieferungsfrist_ __
.... time limit for delivery
abpr -- ---------- abprallen ..- -. - to ricochet
Abpr --- --------- Abpraller....... -.-....- ricochet; ricochet bulrst
abr... abriisten ..--...
- demobilize; disarm
Abr ------------- AbrUstung ------ .-. ....
demobilization; disarmla-
ment
Abr.Int Abrechnungsinten dant chief accountant
Abr.Intdtr Abrechnungsinten dalltllr chief accountant's office
Abs -- - - Absatz ------.. -...... paragraph
Abs -- -- -- -- Abschnitt -- ---- ....... sector; section; zone
Abs Absender ------- .-..... sender
A bs ------------- Absendestelle --- dispatching point; office of
........
origin; sending point
abs - - -- - -- ------ absondern; Abson derung to separate; separation
Absch.bew..... -r Abschied bewilligt discharge approved
Absch. Ger -- - Abschussgeriitt ..... .... grenade launcher
Abschn.... Abschnitt ------ sector; section; zone
Abst ------.-.-.-- Abstand -------- dist ance (tactics); interval
Abt__
------ ----- Abteilung ------ - section; detachment; depart-
ment; battalion
Abt.Chef --- Abteilungschef_ -- ......- section chief
Abt.Dir --------- Abteilungsdirektor r..... departmental director
Abt.Gef.St ------- Abteilungsgefechts sstand_ battalion command post
Abt.L ----- Abteilungsleiter_ section chief
A.Btl -- - - - - Ausb)ildungsbataill 'on ---- training battalion
Abtlg ------------ Abteilung ------- .-...... sectieon; detachment; depart-
nlent: battalion
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abtr---- -_ abtreten -- ....- -.. to withdraw; to retire from


Abtr ------------ Abtretung ----- ..---..- withdrawal; cession; sur-
render
Abt.Vorst ---- Abteilungsvorste her section manager; section
chief
Abw ------------ Abwehr -.-.---- -. defense
Abw -------- Abwicklung .-.-.-.. demobilization: unfolding
Abw. Min .......... Abwehrmine . -----.... defensive mine
Abw.Schl ... Abwehrschlacht_ .-.-- .... defensive battle
Abz Abzeichen ---- -------. insignia; marking
Abz --
-------- Abzug .------. trigger; retreat; outlet
Abz. Vorr Abzugsvorrichtur ng ------ firing mechanism; trigger
mechanism
a.c...... anni currentis___ ...---. . of the current year
Achs. B- Achselband ---- .-......- aiguillette (large)
Achskl Achselklappe --- ........ shoulder strap
Achsst. -- Achselstiuck .-- .......- shoulder strap (officer's)
a.d -.-.-- - - ---- an der .. -......- on the; at the
a.D --- ausser Dienst____ retired
a.d.D ---- auf dem Dienstw,ege. through official channels
Adj Adjutant ----. ..- . ,.. adjutant
Adj Obd 11H----- Adjutantur des Oberbe-( Adjutant's Office of the
fehlshabers des Heeres Commander in (Chief of
the Army
Adm Admiral -------- .-..... admiral
AI)O allgemeine Die nstord- general service regulatlions
nung
A D P ------------ Arbeitsdienstpflic' ht labor service duty
Adr - --- Adresse -.. address
Adw Arbeitsdienstwillif ger ---- labor service volunteer
iirztlich . medical
A.E--- Antitoxineinheiter n....... anti-toxin units
a.Er am Ende -..... at the end; in the end
A.E.G -- - Allgemeine-Elek trrizitats- electrical manufacturing firm
gesellschaft
Xlt Altester ------- oldest; senior
A.E.R ---. - Artillerieersatzreg imen t artillery replacement training
regiment
A.f.B --- _...... Anleitung fuir die IAusfih- - direction for the construction
rung von Behelf sbefesti- of secondary field fortifica-
gungen tions
A.f.G ------- _... Ausbildungsvorsch krift fir training manual for moun-
Gebirgstruppen tain troops
ABBREVIATIONS 11
A. Fhr - .-...- Artilleriefiihrer ....... . artillery commander (in a
division)
Afl ... - - .- Artillerieflieger ------ artillery spotting pilot
A.(F)M.K __ - Artilleriemunitionskolonne artillery munitions transport
column
A.F -. Artilleriefiihrer-
-..--- - artillery comnlander (in a
division)
A.G ------------- Abwehrgruppe ...- defense group
A.G --- Aktien-Gesellschaft limited company
AgEH -- - Amtsgruppe Ersatz- und Section for Rleplacement
Heerwesen Training and Army Mat-
ters
A.G.I ----------- Artilleriegerat inspizient_ _ general officer in charge of
artillery equipmlent inspec-
tion
A. Gr ------------ Armeegruppe.--------- task force of varying strength
A.Gr ------------ Artilleriegruppe -- -.- artillery task force; artillery
group
A.H .--- --- -- -- Allgemeines Heeresgeriatt general army equipment
AIIA -- - - - - Allgemeines Heeresamt_ General Armyn ()ffice
A.l..Q.......... Armeehauptquartier .. army headquarters
A.Ing ---------- Artillerieingenier .. art illery engineer
A.I.W.-------- Artillerieinstan dsetzuiigs- artillery repair shop
werkstatt
Aj....... Pers6nllicher Adj ital t personal adjutant of the
des Fiihrers Fiihrer
A.K -- - - - - Abschnittskoulnmal ltdeullr sector collllllnaller
A.K --------- ---- Armeekorps .... army corps
A .K ------------- Artilleriekolonne . artillerv colrlm
A .KK ------------ Artilleriekommanldeur .. artillery command(er from
general headquarters pool
a.K -.--- .-
- .... auf Komllnando ........ detailed (for miliita ry service)
a.K---- ...... atf Kriegsdauer ... for the duration of the war
Aka -.-.- ..---. Artillerie- Kami)fartillerie counterbattery artillery
A.Kdr .- ..... Artilleriekommandeur - artillery commander from
general headquarters pool
Akk ------------- Akkumulator. storage battery
A.K. ...... __ Armeekraftwagenkolonne _ army motor transport col-
umn
A.K.N -- _....... Artilleriekommlanldel r Artillery Commander, Nort.h
Nord
A.K.O ---------- Artilleriekommanladeur Artillery Commanllder, East
Ost
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A.Kom ------- Art illeriekommandeur_. - artillery comander from gen-


eral headquarters pool
A.Korps ------- Armeekorps ------------ army corps
A.K.P ---------- Armee-Kraftfahrpark -.-- army motor park
A.K.S ---------- Artilleriekommandeur Artillery Commander, South
Sfid
akt___ aktiv ----- --.-.-.-.-.-- active; on duty
Akt.Dpfl -......
aktive Dienstpflicht ----- active duty
Akt. R_ Aktionsradius. radius of action
A.K.W__ -......... Artilleriekommandeur Artillery Commander, West
West
Akz--... Aktenzeichen -..... -.--- file index number
A.L ---- Anfangsladung ------- -.. initial charge (blasting)
A.L ---- Anschlussleitung
…........ -------- connecting circuit
allg allgem ein --------------
-....... general
All. Gab _ Gasabwehrdienst
-...... aller gas protection for all arms
Waffen
Allg.Gr_ Allgemeine Gruppe . general group
allj ---- alljahrlich...
-........ every year; annually
All.Pi.D_ ......... allgemeiner Pionierdienst general combat engineer serv-
fir alle Waffen ice for all arms
A.L.R. ........ Allgemeines Landrecht.. general civil law
A.L.R.. ........ Artillerielehrregiment -.- artillery instruction regiment
Am Amerika..
-....... . ........-..
-. America
Am ----- ..... -... amerikanisch; Ameri- American; an American
kaner
a.M ----- ...... am Main ----- -----.--- on the Main (river)
Am ----- ........ Auswanderungsinesser --- range corrector (naval and
antiaircraft)
am b ------------ ambulant -------------- ambulatory; able to walk
Amb ---.-.-. - Ambulanz -_-_ ambulance
amb. Beh--- ambulante Behandlung -___treatment of ambulatory
cases (medical service)
A.M.K ------- Artilleriemunitionsko- artillery munitions transport
lonne column
Amn ------.-.
- Amtnestie --------------- amnesty
Am p ------------ Am pulle --------------- ampoule
Amp Amputation . - amputation
Am ph ----------- Amphibienflugzeug --- - amphibian plane
amtl amtlich_______ official
A.M.Tr -------- Artilleriemesstrupp ------ sound and flash ranging sec-
tion (artillery)
an ___-____------ angekommen ----------- arrived
ABBREVIATIONS . 13
An ------ Anisol -------
n_------ _--------- trinitroanisole
A.Nachr.Pk ...... Armee--Nachrichtenpark_ army signal equipment park
Anf ------------- Anfang ----------------- beginnitng
anIf …------------ anfangen_-------------- to begin; to commence
A.N.F - _-_------- Armee-Nachschubfiihrer,_ army supply commander
Anf. Geschw ----- Anfangsgeschwindigkeit_ initial velocity or speed
Anf.Zeich ------- Anfiihrungszeichen ------ quotation marks
ang ------------- angestellt --------------- employed
ang .-------------angewandt-- -------- applied
angek------------ angekommen ----------- arrived
Angr.Z ---------- Angriffsziel ------------- attack objective
Anh.-- ---------- Anhalger -------------- trailer; supporter; follower
Anh ------------ Anhang ..----- -------- appendix, supplemenlt
Anh. W----------- Anhiangewagen ---------- trailer
Ank ------------ A nkun ft ---------------- arrival
Anl-------------- Anlage --------- ------ plant; establishment; enclo-
sure; park; construction;
design; outline; foundation
Anl-------------- Anleitung ------------ instructiojns; directions
Anltg ----.------ Anleitung ------ ----- instructions; direct ions
Anltg.A.M.W.-- Anleitung fur die Ausbil- instructions for the training
dung der NMinenwerfer- of trench motor companies
kompanien
Anm ------------ Anmerkung ------------ remark; annotation; footnote
Anmerk---------- Anmerk ung.............. remark; annotation; footnote
Ann -_-___------ Annahme ------------ acceptance; receipt; assump-
tion; supposition
anp ------------- anpassen -------------- to suit; to adapt
Anp ------------ Anpassung ------------- adaptation
A.N.R -.--------- Armee- Nachrichtenregi- army signal regiment
ment
ansch .---------- anschaffen ------------- to provide; to obtain
Ansch ----------- Anschaffung ------------ acquisition
ansch -------- anschiessen----- ----- to hit by shooting
Ansch ----------- Anschuss -------------- shot
Anschl.Bttr ------ Anschlussbatterie.. -..... adjoining battery
Anschl. Div ------ Anschlussdivision ------- adjoining division
Anschl.Tr -------- Anschlusstruppen ..- -- adjoining troops
Ans.Sk ---------- Ansichtsskizze - .. .. graphic sketch
Anst ------------ Anstalt ---------------- institution; establishment
anst - -----. '-----
anstauen ------------ to dam up
anst __--_------ ansteckend - contagious
anst -. ........ anstellen ------------- to employ
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Anst ------ Anstellung----- ------ employment


.-
Ant Antenne .----- antenna
Ant.fein Antennenfeinabstim- antenna tuning
mung
Anw ---. Anwarter aspirant; candidate
_-------------
Anw_ Anweisung ------------- direction; instruction
Anz.. Anzeige announcement; notice; re-
_--------------
port
Anz... Anzeiger ----------- indicator; informer
Anz. D Anzeigerdeckung ------- pit (range)
Anz.O Anzugsordnung ------- regulations for uniforms
A.O .. Ablaufoffizier ------. bridge traffic control officer
A.O Anzugsordnung ----------- regulations for uniforms
Arbeitsordnung ...------
work plan
A.O
Artillerieoffizier ........... artillery officer
Ao.Ges ausserordentlicher envoy extraordinary
Gesandter
AoGutbM ausserordentlicher Ge- envoy extraordinary and
sandter und bevoll- minister plenipotenltiary
maichtigter Minister
AOK Armeeoberkommando army comlmand
Ap Ahpraller .-.------ ricochet
A.P - Artilleriepunkt; Artiller- artillery reference poi r t
istischer Punkt (gunnery)
a.p --- - ausserplanmiissig .. not according to plan or
schedule
A. Pf.Laz_ Armee-Pferdelazarett army veterinary hospital
A.Pf. Pk Armee-Pferdepark . army horse park
apl ausserplanmlissig ....... not according to plan or
schedule
App Apparat .---.- -------- apl)aratus; device; equil)-
ment
ar ---- arisch- ...... Aryan
A.R --- - Artillerieregiment .-..artillery regiment
Arb. Abt Arbeiterabteilu ng ------ labor detachment
Arb. Flgz Arbeitsflugzeug .. work plane
Arb. Kp---- Arbeitskompanie .._ labor company
Ar. D_---- Arbeitsdienst -.... labor service
Arffi -- --- Artillerieftihrer .------_ divisional artillery comman-
der
a.Rh_ .am Rhein Ion the Rhine
A;k__ ... rk... -Arktikmunition_ - - - - - - -- arctic amlmlnition
ABBREVIATIONS 15
Arko Artilleriekon inandeur. artillery commander from
general headquarters pool
Arm Armee - ...-.-.-.. .. army (formation above armJ
corps)
arm............ armiert ---- . armed
Arm. Pf. Laz Armeepferde lazarett army horse hospital
Arm. Pf. P .. Armeepferde Ipark.... army horse park
Arm. Res ---.. -- Armeereserv e army reserve
Arm.San.P ------- Armeesanitiit tspark army medical park
Arm.VOBI, ....... Armeeverord nungsblatt, journal of decrees of an army
Arr - - - - - - - - - - - - - Arrest- - .. . ....
detention
Arr ------------- Arrestant-. .-.-.- . man under detent ion
.......
Ars --- - - - - -- Arsenal ..... ._. . .......-
arsenal
Art Artillerie.... artillery
Art. Abt -. Artillerieabte eilung.. . , ...artillery battalion
Art.Beob. Abt Artilleriebeofl)achtungs- artillery observation detacll-
abteilung merient
Art-Besch...... Artilleriebese hiessu rg.. artillery bombardleent t
Art,. Ers. Abt Artillerieersal tzabteihlng artillery replacenlent train-
ing battalion
Art. Ers. Rgt .. Artillerieersal tzreginment.. artillery replacement train-
ing regirent
Art.F.F-..
-- Artillerieffihr er__ . divisional artillery conl-
mlander
Art. F1-- - Artilleriefliegter . artillery
........ spotting pilot
Art. Kdr Artilleriekomnmandeur..... artillery commander from
general headquarters pool
Art.Kol _ Artilleriekolornrne artillery transport colllmn
Art. Kr. Zgm_ Artillerie k r a f t z u g - artillery prime mover
maschine
Artl -... Artillerie - . .. artillery
Artl. Res Artilleriereserve .. artillery reserve
Artl. Rgt ----- - Artillerieregimen t... artillery regiment
Art. Mun. Kol Artilleriemun itions- artillery nlunitions t rans-
kolonne p)ort cohllumn
Art.Pk - Artilleriepark .. ... artillery equipment park
Art. Rgt -_-_- Artillerieregirnent artillery regimlentl
Art. Sch .. Artillerieschule .... artillery school
Art.St.F - Artilleriest6rulngsfeul er artillery harassing fire
Art. Str. F Artilleriestreufeuer ... artillery dispersion fire
Art. Verm. Tr __ Artillerievermessulngs- artillery survey detachmlent
trupp
Art. Werkst Artilleriewerkstatt . artillery repair shop
Art.Zg..... -- Artilleriezug ---------.. artillery platoon
16 GERMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

As------ .-...... Arsenik -------..- arsenic -


AS ----- .-.. Ar... artillery school
ti l..l e r ie s c h ule --- - -- - - -
A.San.Ab t__------ Armee-Sanitaitsabteilung._ army medical battalion
A.San.Pk ......... Armee-Sanitatspark .. army medical park
A.Sch. Pl ......... Artillerieschiessplatz - artillery firing range
Ass.Arzt Assistenzarzt --- 2d lieutenant, medical corps
A.St ----..-....... Auswertestelle - computing station (sound
and flash ranging gunnery)
Asta .-. .-.. - sb ild ung sstab de r Ar-
A u...- artillery training staff
tillerie
Asti ---. ......--. Ausbildungsstab der In- infantry training staff
fanterie
Astr. MesEszug- ..--Astronomischer Messzug_ astronomical survey platoon
At.----- -. ....... Atmosphare -- - atmosphere
A.T --. .-...... Aussichtsturm observation tower (on maps)
A.T.B ---.-...... Armeetagesbefehl -- army order of the day
Atm... -. ....... Atmosphiire atmosphere
Att--- .-....... Attach6 --- --.-.-.-.-. - attach6
Att ----- .-..... Attest . -------- ------- certificate
attach attachiert----------- attached
Attr.-- ... Attrappe -------------- dummy
Aubo-... .-..... Aussenbordm otor -- - outboard motor
aufh..... aufheben -.-. - to raise; to cancel
Aufkl - ........ Aufkliarung reconnaissance
Aufkl.Abt Aufklirungsabteilung reconnaissance battalion
Aufkl.Ers. Abt .-- Aufklarungsersatzabtei- reconnaissance replacement
lung training battalion
Aufkl.Str_ -......
Aufklarungsstreitkraf te combat reconnaissance forces
Aufl ---- Auflage -....-- -- edition
Aufm - -- Aufmarsch -...... initial assembly for opera-
tiens
Aufn ------------ Aufnahme ------------- reception; photograph; de-
laying action
Aufn.Stg - .... - Aufnahmestellung -- - -- delaying position; rallying
position
Aufn.Tr --------- Aufnahmetruppen ------- delaying troops
Auftr -------- Auftrag ---------------- order; task; mission
Auftr ------ Auftreff ---------- -.-.- impact (gunnery)
auftrw ----- auftragsweise ------------ in accordance with instruc-
tions
Ausb --- ---.-.-. - Ausbildung- ..-- training
Ausb. Offz ------- Aushbildungsoffizier ------ training officer
Ausb. Pers --.---- Ausbildungspersonal -.--- training personnel
Ausbr ------- Ausbrennung ------------- erosion (of a barrel)
ABBREVIATIONS 17
Ausf ------------ Ausfall .............. sortie; loss
Ausf - Ausffihrung
.......... execution; completion
Ausf. Best ------- Ausfiihrungsbestim- executory regulations
mungen
Ausf.V ---------- Ausfiihrungsvorschrift... executory regulations
Ausg ------------ A usgabe --------------- issue; issuance
ausg -------- ausgemustert ----------- discharged
ausgen --------- ausgenommen ---- __ excepted
Ausgp -------- Ausgangspunkt point of departure
-. . .----
Ausg. Stg ---- Ausgangstellung........ position of departure
aush ----- - ausheben--- ------------- to draft
Aush ------------ Aushlebung _--_---_ _ .- --conscription; draft
Ausl -- -- -- -- Ausland --------- foreign country
Ausl. Vertr.. ---- Auslieferungsvertrag.. extradition treaty
Ausr - - Ausrustung . arms and equipment
Ausr. S.......... Ausriickstarke ---------- initial strength; marchinlg-
out strength
ausriick ---------- ausriickend ------------ evacuating; marching out;
decamping
Aussch ---- Ausschuss ... committee; commllission
Auss. T... Aussichtsturml observation tower (on mraps)
Auss. W -.----.-- Aussenwerk .. outworks
autom -. automatisch .. automatic
Autom. Gew Automatisches Gewehr_ automatic rifle
A.V------------ Arneeverpflegungslager_ army supply depot
A.V.A ----------- Ausbildungsvorschrift fir artillery training regulations
die Artillerie
AVBL - --- Armeeverordnungshlatt _ journal of decrees of an army
AVf. --- - Allgemeine Verfiigung.. general order
A.V.F - Ausbildungsvorschrift fir training regulations for serv-
die Fahrtruppen ice troops for animlal-
drawn trains
A.V.Flak Ausbildungsvorschrift fur antiaircraft training regula-
Flak tions
A.V.I -- ---- -- - Ausbildungsvorschrift fiir infantry training regulations
die Infanterie
A.V.K - Ausbildungsvorschrift fir cavalry training regulations
die Kavallerie
A.V.Kdo --------- Artillerieverbindun gs- artillery liaison detachment
kommando
A.V.KfK... ------ Ausbildungsvorschrift fiir training regulations for mo-
die Kraftfahrkampf- torized combntat troops
truppen
18 GERMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

A.V.Ko Artillerieverbindu ngs- artillery liaison detachment


kommando
A. V. Kraaft -------- Ausbildungsvorschrift fur training regulations for mo-
die Kraftfahrtruppen tor transport, service troops
A.V.Il,b .....---. . Ausbildungsvorschrift
. fuir physical training regulations
Leibesiibungen
A.V.N_ -Ausbildungsvorschrift
-........ fMr training regulations for sig-
die Nachrichtentrup- nal troops
pell
A.V.O__ Artillerieverbindungsoffi- artillery liaison officer
zier
A.V.P__ Ausbildungsvorschrift fur training regulations for engi-
die Pioniere neers
A.Vpfl_ .-....--- . Armee
. - Verpflegungsaus- army rations distribution
gabestelle point
A.V.S__ Ausbildungsvorschrift
-.....---. fur training regulations for
die Scheinwerfertrup- searchlight troops
pen
A.V. -__ Artillerievermessu
-......... ngs- instrument section (artiller?)
trupp
A.V.W_ Arbeitsverwendunigs-
-......... fitness for labor employment
fdihigkeit fiir die Wehr- for the army
mnacht
A.V.Z_ Arbeitsverwendungs-
-......... fitness for labor employment
fahigkeit, Zivil for civil service
Artilleriewerkstatt ------- artillery repair shop
A.W . .-....... Atemwiderstand ---------- breathing resistance (gas
mask)
AW...__. ...--. Aussenwache --....
... outer guard
AWA_ .-........ Amtsgruppe Allgemeine Section for General Armed
Wehrmachtangelegen- Forces Mat ters
heiten
Az -- Aktenzeichen file index number
A.Z.. Alarm zu Ende_ - all clear signal
A.Z____ Anforderungszeichen .. requisition mark
AZ ----- Aufschlagztinder. percussion fuze
a.Z____ ......... auf Zeit - temporary
Az- .. ......... Auszeichnung - decoration; distinction
Az-Mun_-- .......- Aufschlagziinderlun it ion_ percussion fuze ammunition
Az.m.V_........... Aufschlagziilder mit Ver- percussion fuze with delay-
zogerung action
A.Z.V___ .-......- -Artilleriezielbauvorschrift
artillery target construction
regulations
ABBREVIATIONS 19
B
B-- Bach ...-- brook (on maps)
B --- Backerei -.......... bakery
B Ballon ............ balloon
B Bataillon .-.-
---..... battalion
B Batterie battery
B Bau...... construction
B Bedienungsinann.. .. ember of gun crew
Befehl .... order; comnllmand
Befehlshaber -------- comnlallder; eonmmanding
officer
bh bei - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - by; near; close to
B ............ Belagerung ---------- siege
B._ Beobachtung .. observation
B1
Beobachtungsst elle observation post
B
Bereitschaft readiness; preparedness
B_' Berg. iolountain (on mraps)
B_
BI- Betriebs- . operating; working; t raffic
Bettungsgeschiit z.. outrigger-base guli; guln on
platform mounting
h bewegliches .-- movable
B. ..-. ..Bombenwurf - - bombing (airplane)
B_ Brief --- letter
B_
13_ .Brieftaubenmieister. carrier pigeon sergeant
B1 Briicke . .. bridge (on maps)
13 Brunnen . - well; spring; folltain (on
maps)
___
-- Bucht... .... bay; inlet (on maps)
B __ B iichse -------------- rifle
I) -burg ...... final syllable "-burg" (place
names)
B . Feldibackereikolorne field bakery coluiiin
BA Bauaint. building andi conlst rutlion
office
B.A__ ............. Bekleidungsamt .. .... clot hing depot
KA
B.A .-.......... Berichtan weisulllng -- instruction for making re-
ports
............ Beschaffungsamt .. . proculrellent office
BA_ Bespanr lungsabteihltnlg horse-drawn detachmnent
BA Betriebsatlllt operations office (railiway)
B. Abt,............ Bauabteilung ......... bilding and construct ioln d,(-
partlment; constrtl eion
unit
20 GERMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

B.Abt ----------
_ Beobachtungsabteilung___ artillery observation or sur-
vey battalion (sound and
flash)
Back -- - - - Baickerei -_-_- bakery -_-.__
Back. K Biackereikompanie ------ bakery company
Back.Kol Bickereikolonne ____
-. bakery column
Baj ........... Bajonett -------------- bayonet
baj -- -- hajonettieren ............
to bayonet
Baj. Grewv - . B3ajonettiergewehr ------ dummy rifle for bayonet
practice
B.A.K Ballonabwehrkanone ---- antiballoon gun
BAK Bekleidungsamnt Kiel __ Kiel clothing depot
Ball Ballistik ....... ballistics
Ball -.---.--.-. - Ballon -- - - - - - - balloon
Ball. Bttr --- Ballonbatterie_____ __.. _ observation balloon battery
Balta Ballistiche Tageseinflusse_ error of the moment (bal-
listics)
Balta-sekunden --- Ballistische Tagesein- error of the moment, distrib-
fliisse, gestaffelt nach uted along time of flight
Flugzeitsekunden curve (ballistics)
Bar - .............Baracke _---------------- barracks
Bark -.----------
Barkasse -------------- motor launch
Barom . Barometer
........ -------------- barometer
Barrik -- _---- Barrikade .... barricade
B.Art ----------- Beobachtungsstelle der artillery observation post
Artillerie
Batl ... Bataillon- .. battalion
Batls. Nachr. Zug Bat aillonsnachrichten zulg battalion signal platoon
Batt . . Batterie ---------------- battery
Battr .. ... . .......
Batterie --------------- battery
Battr.Tr --------- Batterietrupp battery headquarters
......... de-
tachment
Bau. Btl ....... . Baubataillon . construction battalion
Batuv.O. (Heer) Bauverwaltungsordnung building and construction
fur das Heer administration regulations
for the Army
BAW ----------- Bekleidungsamt Wil- Wilhelmshaven clothing de-
helmshaven pot
Blb). . ...--------
Beobachtungsbatterie. observation battery
BBB-------
-- Gruppe Berlin-Branden- Berlin- Brandenburg group
burg (SA) (Storm Troopers)
Bb- -.. ..........
Stab einer Beobachtungs- staff of an observation or
abteilung survey battalion (artillery)
B.Btl.... Baubataillon .------ construction battalion
ABBREVIATIONS 21
Bbv_ .-... Bahnbevollm
...... aichtigter fir authorized railroad agent for
Militir - Angelegenhei- military matters
ten
.-.-..... _ Befehlshaber der Auf- commander of cruisers
kladrungsschiffe
B.d.A_~ .- _. __ Befehlshaber
.... der Auf- commander of reconnais-
klarungsstreitkrafte sance cruiser forces
B.D.A Besoldungsdienstalter. - longevity (pay); increment
B.d.A.d .0 ------- Befehlshaber der Aufkla- commander of cruisers in the
rungsschiffe in der Ost- Baltic Sea
see
B.d.E. _ __ Befehlshaber -...... des Ersatz- Commander of the Replace-
heeres ment Training Army
B.d.E_ - ........... Befehlshaber des Ersatz- chief of recruitment service
wesens
Bdfu_-_ .......... Bordfunker_------------ board radio operator (avia-
tion; navy)
B.d.G__ __ Befehlshaber-...... der Gen- commander of the local
darmerie police
Bd.G- .. Brandgeschoss ------ incendiary shell
B.d.L- ---- Befehlshaber -..... der Linien- commander of battleship
schiffe force
B.d.L__ Befehlshaber-...... der Luft- Commander of the Air
streitkrafte Forces
Bd.-MIGL.-T.. ..Boden-Maschinengewehr- bottom machine-gun turret
turm (airplane)
B.d.O__ Befehlshaber-......... der Ord- Chief of the Regular Police
nungspolizei
B.d.S.d. N . Befehlshaber der Sicher- commander of t;he security
ungsstreitkrafte der forces of the North Sea
Nordsee
B.d.S.d. O- .----. Befehlshaber der Sicher- commander of the security
ungsstreitkrafte der forces of the Baltic Sea
Ostee
B.d.Sipc u.d.SD___ Befehlshaber der Sicher- Chief of Security Police and
heitspolizei und des of the SS Security Service
Sicherheitsdienstes
bd.taug_ -......... bedingt tauglich - -..- conditionally fit
b.d.Tr__......... - bei ider Truppe ------.. with the troops
Bd.Z___ .......... Bodenzunder .. .__ base percussion fuze; base
detonator fuze
B.E ------------ besondere Einfliisse - special factors (ballistics)
Bed -- .-. Bedarf .............. requirement
bed -.. ___ bedeutet ._________.. means
22 GERMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

Bed ------------ Bedeutung___ __.... . .... meaning


bed -------- --- Bedienen -_- .---------- to serve; to operate
Bed ------------ Bedienung__ gun crew; service
Bef -----.--------- Befaihigung ...........-
qualification
Bef -- Befehl -.--- order; command
Bef - Befeuerung_ .......--- firing; lighthouse service
Bef Bef6rderung- promotion; transport
Bef. A Befehlsausgab oe ... ..issuance of orders; distribu-
tion of orders
Bef. E ..... Befehlsempfal nger message orderly; runner
Bef. E_. Befehlsempfar ng_.. .. receipt of order
Befest_ Befestigung fortification; fastening
Bef.Gr_ Befestigungsg3ruppe group of fortifications
Befh__. Befehlshaber_ commander; commanding
officer
Befhb__ .----. Befehlshaber_ .------...- commander; commanding
officer
Befh.d.P ------- Befehlshaber (der Polizei commander of police
Beg. Gef -. ----- Begegnungsge: fecht______ meeting engagement
B egl ----------- Begleit- _- -- ........ --- accompanying
Begl.Zg -------- Begleitzug-. -.......... accompanying platoon (of
machine-gun company)
beh - ----- -.....- behelfsmiissig_ emergency; hasty; makeshift
behelfsm _ .....
--- behelfsmiissig_ emergency: hasty; makeshift
behelfsm. Be,ef . behelfsmaissige
.... Befest- hasty fortification
igung
Beh San. A_ Behandlung der Sanitats- care of medical supplies
ausrtistung
Beil -.---- ... Beilage .... annex; enclosure; al)pelldix
beil --- - heiliegend . enclosed
Beitr. O Beitreibungsordnung procedure of requisition
Beiwg Beiwagen ..- - sidecar
Bekl - Bekleidung . clothing; unriform
Bekl.A ..- . ekleidungsamt . clothing depot
Bekl.Fw___ Bekleidungsfeldwebel -.. clothing sergeant
Bekl.N_ -. Beklei(lngs- und Aus- clothing and equipment
riistungsnach-weisulng tables
Bekl.Uffz_ . Bekleidungsunteroffizier__ clothing noncomnmissioned
officer
Bekl.Ufw_ - . Bekleidungsulnterf e Id- clothing sergeant
wehel
Bekl.V ----- Bekleidungsvorschrift. clothing regrrlatiolls
ABBREVIATIONS 23
Bel _ ....... Belag. ..---..--.. overlay (harness); planking
(bridge); covering; plank
flooring; surface (road)
Bel _--------.B. Belagerung............ siege
Bel .... Belastung ---------. -.- load; charge; burdenl; stress
bel-----. belegen -- ..-. to shell; to occupy; to cover
bel . .-----------
belegt ------------------.. shelled; occupied; covered
bel -------------- beleuchten ---- ---- to illuminiate
Belag
elag Belagerung .........
-.. siege
Belast ... Belastung ......
. load; charge; burdenl; stress
Belehr. Mp Belehrungsmappe_______ instructionlal map
Beleucht.Ger ___... Beleuchtungsgerhat illumination equipmelnt
Bel.Zust .... Belagerungszustanlld___ _ state of siege
Beob ... Beobachter;
.. Beobachtunlg observer; observation
Bleob).Abt . Beobachtungsabteilgg _ . artillery observation or sur-
vey battalion (sound and
flash)
Beob. Battr --. - Beobachtungsbatterie observation battery
Beob.Ger.... Beobachtungsgerlatt . observation instrumellts
Beob. P .... Beobachtun.... gspunktt observation point
Beob. Pktt Beobachtungspunklt ----- observation point
Beoh.Sch Beobachterschule .... observers' school (aviation)
Beob).T_ . . .... Beobachtungsturmn observation tower (on maps)
Beob.W.. . Beobachtunlgswagen .... reconnaissance car (for bat-
tery observation)
Ber ............... Bereitschaft .. readiness; preparedl ess
ber . ....... beritt en . .... momnted
Ber. Biichse ..... Bereitschaftsbiichse canister (gas mask)
Bereitsch. K . .....Bereitschafts- Komlpan ie companly in readiness
Ber. F .. .. _. Berittf£hrer section corporatl (cavalry)
Berghsr ....BerghLuser ------- moulltai l houses (on tt(aps)
Ber. Ihf. Kp ---- berittenle Infantterie- nloulted infalntry compallv
k om pallie
Berit I-V --------- Vorschrift fiir die Berit- regulations for the requir-
telllnachung der Offi- ing of officers, medical of-
ziere, Sanitaitsofliziere, ficers, veterillarv officers,
Veterinairoffiziere und and higher officials of the
oberen Beallmteit des army to be monllted
Eleeres
Berl .-----.. Berlin.. Berlin
Ber. Lftsp - . ..-.
. berittener Luftspiiher. mounted air scout
Ber.Offz
. -------- berittener Offizier.. . mounted officer
Ber.Offz .... erufsoffizier .. ....... career officer
Ber.l'ol berittene Polizei .... mounted police
24 GERMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

Bes ------------- Besatzung ------------ garrison: crew


Bes ---- - - - - Besoldung ------------- pay
bes.A ---.- -- besondere Anordnungen_ special orders
besch - beschiessen _... to shell; to bombard; to
fire upon
Besch Beschiessung ----------- shelling; bombardment; test
firing
Beschl -... Beschlag ..-... . -.- metal fittings; horsehoeing
Beschl. Sch. Uffz Beschlagschmiedunterof- stable sergeant
fizier
Besch.Nachw .... Beschiiftigungsnachweis_ proof of employment
besehr.taug----- beschrainkt tauglich... partially fit
Bes.G -----.---- Besoldungsgesetz ------ pay law
Bes. Gr Besoldungsgruppe pay group
Besold Besoldung .. ...... pay
Besold.Gr Besoldungsgruppe ------ pay group
Besold.Ordn ----- Besoldungsordn ung pay regulations
beasp ------------ bespannt n......... horse-drawn
Besp......... Bespannung ........... fabric; covering (aviation);
draft horses
Besp.Abt -.- Bespannungsabteillung horse-drawn detachment
Bespr ----------- Besprechung . . conference; discussion;
critique
Bes.Sch. K1 --- besondere Schiessklasse special marksmanship class
Best -------.-.-. - Bestand .. strength; stock
Best --------.--- Bestinmung .. destination; regulation
Best.A .----- Bestandaufnahme . inventory
Best.tI -- Bestimmungshafen port of destination
Bestr --.------ Bestrafung __...--.... punishment; sweeping (fire)
Bestr Bestreichung ......... raking (fire); enfilade
BestrR ------ bestrichener Raum .... __.. danger zone (machine gun,
rifle)
Bet... Betriebs- operational
Bet ----.-.-.--- Bettung - -.- ---..-.
---- base; outrigger base; bed-
plate; foundation; road-
bed
Bet. Gesch. . Bettulngsgeschiitz..... outrigger base gun (anti-
aircraft); gun on platform
mounting
Bet. K......... Betonkonstruktion ------- concrete construction
Betr ... Betrag amount
betr Ibetreffend ... concerning; with reference
to; regarding
Betr. _ Betriebs- ___ operational
ABBREVIATIONS 25
Betr.Abt ------- Betriebsabteilun g_ __-- __ operations section; manage-
ment
Betr. Ass ------
--. Betriebs-Assistel int -. operations clerk
Betr.Fr. Betriebsfrequein z---- -- operation frequency (radio)
Betr. O ..--------- Betriebsordnung r- - - ...operating regulations
Betr.St - Betriebsstoff .. --..-..- fuel
Betr.St.Kol Betriebsstoffkolo llne fuel column
Betr.St.Zug Betriebsstoffzug fuel train
Bett Bettung ..... . base; outrigger base; bed-
plate; foundation; roadbed
Bett.Gesch Bett ulgsgeschiit; z- .......
outrigger-base gun; gun on
platform mounting
Beurl. Beurlaubter ---- .......-- man on leave
Beurl Beurlaubung . leave of absence
Bev__ Bevollmichtigt er r... .
authorized
. agent; plenipo-
tentiary
Bew__ Bewachung guarding; watching; supervi-
…----…...
sion
Bew.......... Bewiisserung .... ........ irrigation
Bew - Bewaffnung . arms
bew beweglich -------- m obile
Bew ------.-.-. - Beweis ..__ proof; evidence
Bewegl.Tankst bewegliche Tank! stelle mobile filling station
Bew. M Bewasserungs-Mi uihle irrigation mill (on omaps)
bez.... bezahlt. paid
Bez - Bezirk district
bez beziiglich relative to; with reference to
Bez.Kom.------ Bezirkskommand o .. district command
bezl... beziuglich with reference to
Bez.Offiz - Bezirksoffizier district officer
beziigw bezuiglich with reference to
beziehungsweise and/or; respectively
Bf Bahnhof railroad station
Bf. Batteriefihrer . hatterv commanlder
B.F. Beobachtu ngsferl nrohr. observation telescope
Bf. Brief --- letter
Bfh Befehllshaber commander; conmmrnanding of-
ficer
Bfh. riiekw. Hleer. Befehlshaber decs raick- C(omnrander Army Groulp
Geh. wirtigern Heeres sgehiets Rear Area
Bf. Offz. Bahnhofsoffizier railroad stat ion provost
Befehlsst and comniland post
Bfst,
Bfst Befehlsstelle commnland post; command
authority
26 GERMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

Bg ------------ Berg ........ mountain (on maps)


Bg ------------ Brigade --- - .- brigade
B g ----- _------ Brigadier ------------- brigadier general
Bge .-..---.-.-. - Berge .. mountains (on maps)
B.G.O ---- Bataillons - Gasschutzoffi- battalion chemical warfare
zier officer
Bgr. PI - Begribnisplatz......... cemetery (on mraps)
Bg.St -- ---- - Brigadestab-- ......... brigade staff; brigade head-
quarters
B gw --------- Bergwerk - mine
1h _.... behelfsmaissig emergency; hasty; makeshift
Bh ---- - Beiheft ... ... supplement
Bhf Bahnhof ..... .. railroad station
Bhr. Ptr Bohrpatrone.......... blasting cartridge; explosive
cartridge
Biw --__---- Biwak bivouac
B.K _ Bfickereikolonne bakery column
B.K Bekanntmachung... announcementl: pIblic no-
tice
Bkl Bekleidung_ clothing; revetment
Bkl. (AHA) Heeresbekleidul igsabtei- Army clothing section of
lung General Army Office
Bkl. O Bekleidungsordnmng_ _ clothing regulation
Bktm _-_ Bekanntmachung .... announcement; public no-
tice
Bkw--------- Beobachtungskraft wagen reconnaissance car (for bat-
tery observation)
B13 - Blatt -... sheet; page; breast strap
(harness)
.. - ...--.----. .
Blaukreuz _ blue cross (gas)
131__ Blesse wound
.-.-.- .- . blessiert
.... wounl de(l
-------------. blind blindl; blank
BI_ ----..---... . Blindgiinger -- ..-- dud
1 __-
Blitz . lightning
-.- - Blockade- blockade
bl___ blockieren. to blockade
Blasai ngr -. ..Blasangriff. gas attack
B1. Fl Blindflug - blind flight; instrument fly-
ing
Blk Blinkfeuer intermittent light; revolving
beacon
B lst - _--------- Blocks telle -------------
_ _ block station (railway)
ABBREVIATIONS 27
}B1. Vbdg_ Blinkverbindun lg .-. ..blinker signal communica-
tion
R1. Waff__ blanke Waffen .----.--. armes blanches (bayonet and
other cutting weapons)
B.M ----- ... Spannweite eirnes Flug- wingspread of an airplane
zeugs in Met,ern in meters
- ...Bohrung eines Flugzeug- bore of an airplane motor in
motors in Mi llilnetern millimneters
B-MIuni ._ Beobachtungsnl iunition_ tracer ammunition
B.() Beobachtungsoi ffizier. observation officer
B.o ------- Beschwerdeordi 1ung fiir complaint regulat ions for the
die Angehijr rigen der menllbers of the armle(l
Welhrmacht forces
B.() .. Betriebsordtilin g .... operating regulations
B() .- Blutorden (NSI )AP) - Order of Blood (National
Socialist Party)
Bordstation..l. airplane or ship radio s a-
tion
Gruppe Ostmar k (SA) --- Austrian Section (Storm
Troopers)
Bod.Pers Bodenlpersonal ...... ground personnell; grolind
crew
Bog.Sch Bogetnschuss high-angle fire
lBohrl'atr_ .B..hrpat rone blastillg cartridge
Bomb- Boilnbardelcleiit boltbardinleit; shelling
Boot shs lBootshaus boat house (on mnaps)
Bootskan Bootskanrone. ........ assault-b)oat gun
Bootlsnll Bootslllaianl boatswain
Bootsml. .i11 Bootsmlannllsrla -t-------.boatswaill's mate
lBordger Bordgerate . - flight inlstr (?men1ts; flight
eqluiipml(nt
Blirdk Bordkaone . .giin miounted on airplane
Ir__ Brief letter
Br Brigade . - -- brigade
Br Bruch_ . crack-ril (aviation); b)reak;
breech; rupture; fraction;
inlfraction
Briicke.. __ .........
- bridge (on ntaps)
Br
Brunnen.l-A....l .......... well; spring; fountrain (on
maps)
Br. Abt Brficketi-Abteilu ing ___-. bridge detachilrent (comtbat
engineers)
lBran(lGr_ Brandgranate . incenrdiarv shell
Ib r .... Briickentau
... .-.... bridge conlstrulction
28 GERMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

Br.Baubtl ------- Briickenbaubataillon -- - bridge construction battalion


Br.Bomb -------- Brandbombe -----..--- incendiary bomb
Brennst. V-------- Brennstoffverbrauch -.--- fuel consumption
Brennst.V ------- Brennstoffvorrat ..... fuel supply
Brft.Zug --------- Brieftaubenzug ------- carrier pigeon platoon
Br. Gr ---------- Briickengeriit ------- bridge equipment
Brig ---------- -- Brigade ........... brigade
Brig ----------- Brigadier ..-------- brigadier general
Brigdef ------- Brigadefiihrer --------- brigade leader (Storm
Troops) (equivalent rank of
U. S. major general)
Brig.St ---------- Brigadestab------------ brigade headquarters
Bris - -.... ... Brisanz
..... -.. .. .... high explosive
Brk---------- --- Briicke.............. bridge (on maps)
Br.Kpf ------- --- Briickenkopf.---------- bridgehead
Brig ----- -- Brennlange -- - time of burning; fuze setting
Brn Brennerei - distillery (on maps)
Br. Nachr.-Zug -.- Brigadenachrichtenzug_ signal platoon of a brigade
Br.T Brieftaube .. carrier pigeon
Brtb. Mstr ------- Brieftaubenmeister - - -. carrier pigeon sergeant
Brtb. Uffz --....... Brieftaubenunteroffizier_ _ carrier pigeon noncommis-
sioned officer
Br. Tr --- Brustwehrtreffer _--- parapet hit
Brii. B --- Briickenbau -..... -- --- bridge construction
Briiko -.- Briickenkolonne bridge train
B.S.m.O__ Befehlshaber-...... der Siche- commander of the security
rungsstreitkrifte der forces of the central Baltic
mittleren Ostsee Sea
B.S.N.... Befehlshaber-...... der See- commander of the naval
streitkrifte der Nordsee forces of the North Sea
B.S.O -.- Befehlshaber-... der See- commander of the naval
streitkrafte der Ostsee forces of the Baltic Sea
B.St-.... Bahnstation -.......
- railroad station
BSt ----- Bataillonstab
- -----------
-...... battalion staff; battalion
headquarters
b.St --- ---- -- beim Stabe ----------- with the staff; attached to
regimental headquarters
B.St ---.---.-.--- Beobachtungsstelle -. observation post
B.Stelle Beobachtungsstelle ------ observation post
B.T -----.-.-.-. - Beobachtungsturm ....... observation tower (on maps)
Bt -.-------.--.-- Boot -.--.-.-.-.-.-.--- - boat
BT ---- ---- -- Brieftaube-------- _-_-- carrier pigeon
BTaub Brieftaub_ _e ------------ carrier pigeon
BTb - Brieftaube. - -.---.. carrier pigeon
ABBREVIATIONS 29
Btl ------------- Bataillon _-_-----_ _---- battalion
BUl. Gef. St------ Bataillonsgefechtsstand__ battalion command post
Btl. Kam- -_ . - -- Bataillonskammer ------- battalion clothing depot
Btl. Res ---------- Bataillonsreserve - _----- battalion reserve
Btls ------------- Bataillons- _---------- battalion
Btl.St. Qu-- Bataillonsstalsquartier -- battalion headquarters
Btm. Maat ------- Bootmannsmaat boatswain's mate
Btn ------------- Bataillon --------------- battalion
B tr - ------ ----- Betriebs-_--------------- operational
Btsm ------- __. Bootsmann
. ------------- boatswain
Btsm. Mt ------- Bootsmannsmaat -.- boatswain's mate
Btsmt ----------- Bootsmannsmaat -.-.- boatswain's mate
Bttr ------------ Batterie - - - battery
B.u.E ----------- Berichtigungen und Er- corrections and additions
g/inzungen
bi -------------- biindig eingelassen... completely countersunk;
sunk flush with surface
Bug-MG --------- Bug-Maschinengewehr_ _ front machine-gun (combat
car)
Bus_------------ Kraftomnibus ----- -- motor bus
b.u.v --- -- -- - beschlossene und verkiin- resolved and proclaimed
det
BV ----------.-. - Besoldungsvorschrift .- -. pay regulation
Bv.T.O ---------- Bevollmiichtigter Trans- chief transportation officer
portoffizier on an army staff
B .W ------------ Bahnwarter ------------- signalman (railroad) (on
maps)
B.W Beobachtungswagen -- reconnaissance car (for bat-
tery observation)
B.W - Bettungswagen ---------- vehicle with gun-ermplace-
ment material
B.W.E ---------- Besondere- und Witte- special and weather factors
runlgs-Einiflusse (ballistics)
B.W.E.-Tab Tabelle fiir die Besonde- table for special an'd weat her
re- und Witterungs- factors (ballistics)
Einfliisse
B.Wg --------- Beobachtungswagen .
reconnaissance car (for bat-
tery observation)
BZ . .............
Begleitzug ------------- accompanying plat.oon (of
the mnachine-gun company)
BZ ------------- bezahlt ................. paid
Bz ------------- - Bezirk ----------------- district
Bz -------------- Brennziinder ------------- time fuze
516560 4--4. -_:3
30 GERMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

bzgl-.... .......- beziiglich ------------ relative to; with reference to


B-Zug__ .---- Begleitzug ----- accompanying platoon (of
the machine-gun company)
bzw------------- beziehungsweise __ and/or; respectively

C ----------- Centrum -- center (of a city)


c----- -- circa ... about
C ---- Colonie . colony (on maps)
C ---- Kanal -.--------- canal (on maps)
ca circa_ - --------------- about
Cal - Kaliber --- -- caliber; gauge
Cand .... Kandidat .-.....candidate
Cap --- - . Kapelle --- --- --- - chapel (on maps)
Cath --- Katholik Catholic
cbein ....-- Kubikzentirneter cubic centimeter
Kubikmeter cubic meter
Kubikmillirneter cubic millimeter
Kubikzentimneter cubic centimeter
ccnrn - Kubikde'zimeter cubic decimeter
Centr ...... Centrurn center (of a city)
cg - .. Zentigramn . centigram
C-Gesch - C-Geschoss -.-.------ "C" shell (streamlined)
CGS-Mass Syvstlem Zentim eter- Grarn m- centimeter-gram-second sys-
Sekunden-Messord- tem of measurement
nung
ch. charakterisiert -. holding honorary rank
Chl . Chauss6ee --- --- --- highway (on maps)
Ch - Chef . .--..---.-.--.-- chief
Ch__ Chiffre --- - cipher; password; code
char charakterisiert ----- holding honorary rank
Charg.Pf .... ...... Chargenpferd.... officer's charger; troop horse;
service horse
Ch-Arzt Chefarzt . ... chief physician; senior
mnetlical officer
Chef H IL ..... Chef der lHeeresleitung Chief of the Army High
Command
Chef M L .__ Chef der Marineleitung_ Chief of the Navy High
Command
chemn chemisch .... chemical
Ch.H.L ---- Chef der Heeresleitung_. Chief of the Army High
Command
Ch .H.Rti- Chef der Hleeresriistung. Chief of Arnlm Equipment
Chir . -..- Chirlrg.... surgeon
ABBREIVIATIONS 31
Ch.M.I, --- Chef der Marineleitung Chief of the Navy High
Commanlla
Ch.-Vet ------ Chef-Veteriniir chief veterinary; senior vet-
erinary officer
Ch.W .------ Chauss6ewiirter --------- highway attendant (on
maps)
Cit --. -. ---- Citadelle . citadel; fort; fortress
cm 3_.. _____._ Kubikzentimeter cubic centimeter
C-Mine ----- (Gasmnine fair Griinkreuz gas shell marked with green
cross (asphyxiating gas)
cmnl ---- Kubikmillimeter ..---- cubic millimeter
CN-Stoff_ -.. ('hloracetophenon- ... chloracetophenone.
CO-Buchse_ - Schutzgerhit gegen Koh- equipment against carlbon
lenoxydvergasung monoxide contamination
Col --------- Kolonie.. . colony (on maps)
Col _ Kolonne ---- --- column; service train
Comm...-.-. Komnlissar inspector; commissioner
Cons .. Konsul, Konsulat consul; consulate
Creed-Geber_ Gebemaschine fuir Hir- automatic transmitter (for
prtifungen testing audibility)
Ctr ...-.. Zentner__ hunlllldredweight; 50 kilogralms
C-Zlug ------- Zugllaschine fur schwerste prime mover for heavy ar-
Artillerie tillery

D
1) - I)amnlpfer .... ..... steamer
Dauerfetler . continuous fire; sustained
fire
I)_ V)eckblatt_______ .- siipllementaryv sheet: amuendl-
lnent, (to r'gulatiot.Ns')
___Deckflugzelg auf Kriegs- airplanle carried on l)oard
schiff warship
d der. (die, das, d(ell. the
d .__ ldel t schl .... . ( erinan
1) - I)ichte .. -. density
I) - I)ienst .. duty; service
I)L Dieselnlotor - Diesel engine
D ... Division... division
D --- Domane .---------....... domain; government land
(on maps)
I) Donarit donarite (explosive)
D --- l)oppeldecker biplanlle
d-...... -dorf -. .------------ -. final syllable "-dorf' ' (villlage)
32 GERMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

D - -....... Druckschraube
..... - .. pusher type propeller (air-
plane)
D- -------------- Druckvorschrift printed service regulation
D--------------- Dural - duraluminum '(airplane con-
struction material)
d ..--- . .....----
durch ----------------- through; by
D -------------- Durchmesser ------ diameter
D.A ------------ Dampferanlagestelle - --- steamship dock (on maps)
D.A - . Dienstanweisung
.......... . service instruction; service
regulation
D.A -----------. Dienstaufsicht ------- official supervision
DA ------..----- Dienstauszeichnung ------ service decoration
DA ------------- Divisionsarzt--.. divisional medical officer
D.A.A ---------- Divisionsaufklarungsab-- divisional reconnaissance
teilung battalion
DAD ----------- Deutscher Arbeitsdienst German Labor Service
DAE------------- Dienstaufwandsentscha- expense allowance
digung
DAF------------ Deutsche Arbeitsfront_ _ German Labor Front
DAI .-----------
Deutsches Auslandsin- German Foreign Institute
stitut
D.A.K .. . ....Deutsche Afrika Korps German Africa Corps
DALi -..-.-.-. ...Dienstaltersliste --- - seniority list
D.-Am ------... -- Deutsch-Amerikaner ---- German-American
DAnw ---------- Dienstanweisung -_----- service instruction; service
regulation
Dap ------------ Dapolin --- _------------ dapolin (trademark of motor
fuel)
Dat - ----------- Datum.. date
d.a.Z ---- -- dicht am Ziel ----- (hit) close to the target
Da.Zahl --------- Dienstanweisung fiir Zahl- service regulation for pay
stellen offices
d.B ------------- des Beurlaubtenstandes_ _ on the reserve list
DB ------------- Dienstbeschadigung ---- injury sustained in line of
duty
d.B - ------------ durch Boten ------- by messenger
D.B ------------- Durchfiihrungsbestim- executory regulations
mungen
DBest --------- Durchfithrungsbestim- executory regulations
mungen
DBG ------------ Deutsches Beamtenge- German Civil Service Law
setz
Dbl ------------- Deckblatt _------------ supplementary sheet; amend
ment (to regulation's)
ABBREVIATIONS 33
dbr ------------ dunkelbraun ------------ dark brown
D.D ---- - Doppeldecker ------- -- biplane
DD-Gesch ------- Dumdumgeschoss ------- dumdum bullet
DE ---.--------- Diensteinkommen ------- service pay
d.E. durch Eilboten by express messenger
Dechiff.B -.. __-. Dechiffierbiiro_
-- decoding office
Deckbl ---------- Deckblatt supplementary sheet; amend-
ment (to regulations)
def -------- defensiv ---- ----- ---- defensive
Def ------- D efilee ---------- ------ defile
def -----.-- defilieren --------------- to pass in review; to deploy
out of a defile
Def. Kr . Defensiv-Krieg - defensive war
Degr --.--- Degradation - demotion in rank
Dekr ------ D ekret ---------------- decree
Del ------- Delegierter ---------- delegate; deputy
Dem. Demarkation ----------- demarcation
Dem. Kom_ Demobilmhnachungsk om- demobilization commission
mission
Dem.Krav_. Deutsche Militlirkraft- association of German mili-
fahrer-Vereinigu ng tary drivers
Dem.L ---- .--... Demarkationslinie ------ line of demarcation
Demob -.- Demobilmachung -------- demobilization
Demol ..... l)emolierung ----------- demolition
Demoral - Demoralisation --------- demoralization
Denkmin... Denkmal ---------- monument (on maps)
Denkst . Denkstein ------------- memorial stone (on maps)
Dep_ _ .- - . Depesche - telegram
dep.. depeschieren to telegraph
Dep ---- Deplacement ---- displacement (tonnage)
Dep ------ - Depot --------- -- - - - depot; dump; warehouse
Dep.Bt Depeschenboot --------- dispatch boat
Depesch. Bt_ ... -Depeschenboot ----- dispatch boat
Desarm -.. Desarmierung - disarmament
Desert -.- Deserteur -- -- --- deserter
desert . desertieren --- --- --- - to desert
Desinf. Abt__ Desinfektionsabteilung_ _ disinfection detachment
Des.Wg ---- Desinfektionswagen ...... disinfection car (railroad)
Det. W -.- detachiertes Werk ------- outer fortification
Devast Devastation ...... devastation
Dezentr.. Dezentralisation - - decentralization
Dez.Syst Dezimalsystem - decimal system
D.F ------ ...... Doppelfernrohr --- battery commander's tele-
scope; binoculars
34 GERMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

dfg -------------- dienstfahig - _----------- fit for active duty


D.f.Rem -- ---- Dienstanweisung fur die service regulation for re-
Remontedepotadminis- mount depot administra-
trationen tions
D.fr.K ---------- Dienstvorschrift fiir die service regulations for vol-
freiwillige Kranken- untary nursing
pflege
DFS ------------ Deutsches Forschungs- German Research Institute
institut fiir Segelflug for Gliding
DG .. . Drehgestell .............
.......... pivot mounting
D.G.S.O------- Diensttuender Gasschutz- chemical warfare officer on
offizier duty
d.h1 ..----------- das heisst ____----------- that is; i. e.
D.11.13. J)eDeutsche Heeresbiicherei_ German Army Library
D.H.I........... Deutsche Hochschule fir German Physical Training
Leibesfibungen College
DHR ---------- Deutscher Hochseerund- German high-seas radio
funk
Dikt ------------- Diktat, Diktator, Dikta- dictation; dictated treaty;
tur dictator; dictatorship
T)im -- - Dimension ------------ dimension; extent
I)in ------------- Deutsche Industrienorm__ German manufacturing
standard (size)
Dinafii ....-... --. Divisionsnachschubfiihrer_ commander of division sup-
ply services
D)ipl.Ing --------- Diplomierter Ingenieur___ graduate engineer
Dipl. Wirtsch. ---- Diplomierter Wirtschaft- graduate economist
ler
Dir ------------- Direktion __- __.---- - administration; management
1)ir ----- ------- - I)irektor -- _------------ director
DIist ------------- D istanz ---------------- distance
Dist.R Distanzritt ------------- long-distance ride
Distr.Kom ------- Distriktskommissar ---- district commlissar
Disz ------------ Disziplin.........- discipline
Disz.Ges ... Disziplinargesetz ------
....... disciplinary law
Disz. Mssn .------- Disziplinramassnahme disciplinary measure
Disz.Str -------. Disziplinarstrafe .___..... disciplinary punishmllent
Disz.Vorg ------- Disziplinarvorgesetzter - disciplinary superior
Div . ............ Division ---------------- division
Div.Arzt -.------ Divisionsarzt ---------- divisional medical officer
Div.Aufkl.Abt - -- D i v i s ionsaufk lirunlgsab- divisional reconnaissance bat-
teilung talion
Div.Beob.St ----- Divisionsbeobach- divisional observation post
tungsstelle
ABBREVIATIONS 35
Div.Grz-- Divisionsgrenze ------ divisional boundary
Div. Kdeur ... . -r
Divisionskommandeur_ _- divisional commanlder
Div. Kdo__ Divisionskommando -.. division staff
Div. K.K ....... Divisionskraftwagen- division transport m o t or
kolonne train
Div.St- -. Divisionsstab ---- _---- division staff
Div.St.Qu _...... Divisonsstabsquartier .. division headquarters
Div.Verm_ . ... Divisions-Fernsprech- divisional telephone exchanlge
Vermittlung (signal service)
Div. Vet _ Divisionsveterindar ------ divisional veterinary officer
d.J ------ des Jahres --.----------- of the year
DJ ------. Deutsches Jungvolk.... German Young Pe ople's
League
Deutsche Kriegsnach- German war conlnlllliqllu6
richten
D.K-. --- I)eutches Konsulat ----- German Consulate
D.K ----
I)ivisionskavallerie ----- divisional cavalry
l)km ----- l)enkm al --------------- monument (on lmto(p.s)
DKN
. -.- .... -.. I)eutsche Kriegsnach- German war conmllli(lqldu6s
richten
D.K.V - - Dienstkleidungsvor-
. -.. uniform regulation
schrift
d.L - - - ....... der Landwehr___ ------- of the Landwehr; of the re-
serve
D-Lager---------- Druckluft -------------- compressed air
D-Lager ---------- Durchgangslager fuir collecting station (clearing
Kriegsgefangene station) for prisoners of war
DLH ----------- Deutsche ,lufthansa .... German Lufthansa
D).L.T ----------- drahtlose Telegraphie_____ wireless telegraphy
l)I,W ----------- D)elitsche Luftwacht.. German Air Protect iol
I).M...... Dampfmnilhle- ----- steam-powered ill (7o
maps)
l)m --.. ......---- )Denkmal -----------
--- monument
d. M1....... deutsche Meile --------- German mile
Dezimeter ---.--- ---- decimeter (1/10 mreter)
d.M _.... dieses Monats _........ of this month
Domane-- _ ---------- domain; goverlnmelt lanl (oti
maps)
Dm... ... Durchmresser - diameter
dm2_ ._. . __. ....Q u a d r a t d e z i m e t er - - square decimeter
3 K u b ik d e z im e te r
drnl .--------- _ cubic decimeter
DmiizZ ---------- I)elltsche milithriirztliche Germanl Military Medical
Zeitschrift Journal
36 GERMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

Dm U min------- - mittlere Drehzahl (Um- average revolutions per min-


drehungen in Minuten) ute (automobile and air-
plane engines)
DmW---------- - Durchgangszug civilian train with section for
mit Wehrmachtteil troops
dnat ----------- _ deutschnational ...- German-nationalistic
-
DNB_ _-------- Deutsches Nachrichten- official German news agency
biiro
D-Nr --------- Dienstnunmmner ------- service number
d.O -.-----.--- der Obige ------ ------- the above
D.O -------- ---- Dienstordnung ---------- service regulations
d.O ----. durch Ordonnanz ------- by orderly
DOB ------------ Deutscher Offizierbund German Officers' League
D.O.B ----------- Deutsches Offizierblatt German Officers' Journal
DOffB1 -_------- Deutsches Offizierblatt German Officers' Journal
Dok _------- Dokument ........... document
Dolm -------- Dolmetscher .-
..------.. interpreter
Dom ----------. Domane ---------.--.-. - domain; government land
(on maps)
dopp............ doppelt ------- -------double; twofold; twice
Dopp.Z --------- Doppelzander ----------- combination fuze; double-
action fuze
Dopp.Z.S.33 -.. Doppelziinder (33 Sekun- combination fuze (33 sec-
den Brennlinge) onds burning time)
Do.X ----------- Dornierflugboot _-------- Dornier flying boat
Dpf------ --- -- Dampf -------- ---- --- steam
Dpf ------------- Dampfer -------- --- -- steamer
D pfm ----------- Dampfmaschine -------- steam engine
D pf.T ----------- Dampfturbine _--------- steam turbine
dpp ----- - - - - doppelt -- _ -----.--.-. - double
d.R ------------ der Reserve. - - -------- of the Reserve
DR -------------- Deutsches Reich ------- German Reich
DR -------.-.-.-- Dragoner-Regiment -- dragoon regiment
Dr -------------- Drall rifling
Dr.---. Dreidecker ..- ....
-... triplane
Drag ---.-.-.-.-. - Dragoman ----------.--- dragoman; interpreter, and
guide (embassy)
Drag ---.-.-.-.-. - Dragoner -------------- dragoon
Drawas-------- Drachenwarte ----------- kite-balloon station
DRB ---.-.-.-. - Deutsche Reichsbahn ... German Railways
Dreh-Br _---- Drehbriicke. . -.... -. . swing bridge
Drehkr ---------- Drehkranz fuar Flugzeug- rotating track for airplane
maschinengewehr machine gun
d.Res --- - - - - der Reserve ------------- of the reserve
ABBREVIATIONS 37
Drf ----- Dreifuss.. tripod
DRG.... Deutsches Reichsgesetz Law of the German Reich
D.R.H_- ..- Doppelrichtungshorer_ -_ twin sound locator
Dr.habil_ academic degree
Dr.h.c____ Dr. honoris causa -.--- honorary doctor's degree
Drhdn_ _ Drahthindernis -.. wire entanglement
DRK1... Deutsches Rotes Kreuz. German Red Cross
Dr.-N - Drahtnachricht telegram message; telegram
DRP_____ Deutsche Reichspost - German Postal Service
Drp ---- Druckpunkt .......... squeeze-point (trigger mech-
anism); center of pressure
(aerodynamics)
D.S -.--- Dampfsaige -_---------- steam-powered sawmill
DS ----- Dampfschifffahrt steamship service
1).S ----- IDeiutsche Seewarte ... German Naval Observatory
DS -.-.-- Deutschlandsender - German transmitter (offi-
ciai German radio station)
DS------ Dienstsache -- ----
official business; pertaining
to the service
ds ---.-- dieses Monats __ of this month
DSM --- ....... Deutsches Sportmodell_ _ German sport model (small
caliber rifle)
D)st ---- Dienst --------- duty; service
I)st-- Dienststelle .... office; authority; duty sta-
tion
Dst. A.. Dienstalter ------------ seniority
l)st. Anz__ Dienstanzug ----------- field service uniform
D)st. Au fs Dienstaufsicht_ service supervision
Dst. Ausz - Dienstauszeichnung -- service decoration
Dst. Bez -_ Dienstbezeichnung ------ service classification; service
designation
Dst. Bez Dienstbezirk ------ service district
Dst. F1 I)ienstflagge - - -- service flag
Dst. Gr I)ienistgrad - - rank; rating
D.St.O_-_ I)isziplinarstrafordnung_ disciplinary code
D-Stoff___ Diinethylsulfat_ . diniethylsulphate (poison
gas)
D.-Strafe. Disziplinarstrafe ......... disciplinary punishment
dt.. deutsch, .- . . German
D.T.B - ---- l)ivisions-Tagesbefehl divisional order of the (lay
Dt.Gr -- -- Deutscher Gruss- -.... German greeting
dtsch deutsch ---. German (on maps)
Dtsch. Mil. Miss -- Deutsche Militirmission__ German Military Mission
Dtzd -.---.- Dutzend --.
---- -- ----- dozen
38 GERMAN MILITARY ABBRE;VIATIONSS

d.u ------------- dauernd untauglich___ ___ permanently unfit


d.u ---------- dienstuntauglich - unfit for military service
D.I ..---------- Dienstuntauglichkeit_ - unfitness for military service
D.u.D ------------ Dienstsiegel und Diem st- official seal and official stamp
stempel
I).-tDbertr ----- Disziplinariibertretung transgression of discipline
(dtifg
.. dienstunfahig... ullfit for active military
service
Dulag -------- Durchgangslager-
I) -. - transit camnl) for prisoners of
war
l)1upl --- .. __ . __Duplikat
. . d dplicate
l)urchf. Ilaest.. Durchfiihrungshestir n- regulations of procedure
mnlngen
Durchf. V.O .-----Durchfiihrungsveror p- procedure order
nlllng
D.U.Ver - - - - - --- D ie n st l n t a u gl ic -f
hlk e i ts - action instituted to deter-
Verfahren mine unfitness for military
service
D.U.-Z -... .-..- Dienstuntauglichkeit s- certificate of unfitness for
ZeuIgnis military service
.....---- Dienstvorschrift ------ service regulatiolls; training
DV -.... ilallmal
I)V .......... Durchffilhrutngsveror( l- procedure order
nmng
Dv.AAbkc o -.-.- Dienistvorschrift
.. ffir d ie Regulations for the Accept-
Abnahmlekommlandc )s ance Commissions of the
des Waffenamnts Ordnance Department
D.V.A.V Dienstvorschrift
-........ fMir d ie training regulations for time
Versuchsabteilutge ni experimental battalions of
der Verkehrstruppen communication troops
d.Vf -.- der Verfasser
-........ the author
Il)v.f.San .Insp .. Ditenstvorschriften fuir d ie service regulations for medi-
Sanitlitsinspektiolen cal inspections
i).V.l_ _ .---..- D)eultsche Volksliste German public directory
I)V()... DI)u reclfilhrulngsveror(
…J....... 1- procedure order
I11ung
D-Vorg -... Diszillinarvorgesetzter_ summary court officer
D)w.. -.--.. 1)eckungswinkel angle-of-site to umask
Dw.M -.---. I)Deckungswinkelmesser_
. angle-of-site clillomleter
Dyn.-- Dynamit - dyvnamnite
Dyn Massch . I)ynanmolniaschine - -- idynalmno
dz -.---. Doplpelzentiner -. 100 kilograms
D)Z .- Doppelz inder ---- -- - comlbillation fuze; douliile-
action fuze
ABBREVIATIONS 339
)--Zug ---------- Durchgangszug des 6ff- through train for civilian
entlichen Verkehrs traffic

E
-.-.- eigene Truppe ownl troops
Eilzug - - -- express train
E .. . . Einschlag ...-- impact (gunnery)
E ..... Einwohner -------- inhabitant; resident
I ......-. Einzelfeuer ------ independent fire
EC-- -- - Einzelschuss -.----- .. single shot; semiaultomlatic
(machine gun)
Einzelwerfer ------ .... mortar with single load
1,. Eisenbahn. railway
EI-
E__ Eisenbahngeschitz
: - railroad gun
enlpfindlich ------- sensitive; instantaneous
(fuze)
E.._ :Entfernung . range (gunnery)
Entfernungstnesser range finder (solhlier)
Enltscheidulngl decision
I5;..
Entwurf...-....... draft; rough sketch; project;
outline
Ergiinzungs- . reserve
F: Ergiinzungsoffizier_ - replacement officer
1E, Ersatz ------------ reserve; replacement; sull)-
stitute
erster------ first
E.... .... Etappe _-- zone of communications
z--
E.A__ . rsatzabteilung . replacement center
E.B _ Ersatzbataillon . - replacenelltn t raining bat-
talion
E.Batll .. Erganzu ngsbataillonl . reserve battalion
Ed- ... E..dikt
. .... edict
ELD -)--- Eindecker - .monoplane
E.D-.... .Ersatzdivision replacement training (tivi-
sion
E-Einlleitenll --- ErgiAnzungseinheiten -.... divisional rel)lacelnellt units
E.,F. . .......----
Einzelfeuer
. ------- independent fire (rifle)
E.F'. . ....-------
Eisenbahnfahre --------- railroad ferry
E.Fd ------.-- Erdfeind -------------- hostile groulnd forces
Eff. St -----.-- Effektivstarke. effective strength; effectives
E.F.K ----------- Etappenfuhrparkkolon ne cornmmiications zone trans-
port and supply column
E.Flak ---------- Eisenbahn-Flugzeugab- railroad antiaircraft gun
wehrkanone
40 GERMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

E.Flak Sc heinw___ Flugzeugabwehrkanonen- antiaircraft searchlight


Scheinwerfer auf Eisen- mounted on railroad car
bahnwagen
E.Flu.Wz_ ........ Eisenbahn - Flugwarnzen- - railroad air raid warning
trale center
E.G -..-.. .-..... - Einheitsgruppe --------- tactical unit
Eg ------ Entgiftung ........---.. decontamination
ehem--... ehemalig -. former
E.H.K_ _ Vorschrift -....fur die Erhal- -regulation for the mainte-
tung des Heeres in dei nance of the army in
Kriegsformation battle formation
E.H.O --- -Etappen-Hauptort
-...... -------field base of communications
zone
Ehr. Bez - --.....- Ehrenbezeigung, Ehrenbe- military salute
zeichnung
Ehr. Kr___ . Ehrenkreuz von 1934 --- Cross of Honor (1934)
Ehr. V.Off_ Verordnung tiber die Eh- Order concerning Courts of
rengerichte der Offiziere Honor for Officers of the
des Heeres Army
Ehr. W__ Ehrenwache -....... ----------- guard of honor
Ehrz -.-- Ehrenzeichen-....... ---------- decoration
E.H.Z ... empfindlicher-....... Haubitz- instantaneous howitzer fuse
zuinder
E.I ----- -....... -- -.- chief administrative officer
Etappenintendant
in charge of supply for
communications zone
eig -------------- eigen ---------.-.-.-.-. - own
eig - eigentlich ----- - -- - - actually
eigtl - .-.- eigentlich -- - ----- actually
Eihgr ----------- Eierhandgranate --.---- egg-shaped hand grenade.
Eilb - - -------- Eilbote - -- ..-- - - - ---- express messenger
Eilg ------- Eilgut ---- _-.-.-.-.---- express freight
Eilm --------- Eilmarsch ------------ forced march
Einber - Einberufung -- ---- ---- call to the colors
Einbr -- - Einbruch------------- penetration (tactics); raid
eindr - eindringen____.__ break into (tactics)
Eindr Eindringung .-........ penetration; entry (tactics)
Eindr.T Eindringungstiefe --- depth to which a raiding
plane penetrates into
enemy territory
einf.mittl.Dien.st - einfacher mittlerer Dienst_ regular service, Imiddle
group officials
Einf.V.O ------- Einftihrungsverordnung- introductory regulations
ABBREVIATIONS 41
Einf. W ---------- Einfallwinkel_ __ ........ angle of fall; angle of in-
cidence
Eingr. Div -.----- Eingreifdivision_ ...--...- division in reserve
Einh Einheit........ .....- basic arm or service unit
Einh.Gr --------- Einheitsgruppe_ .-...... tactical unit
Einh. W -...... -__ Einheitswaffe_ - . ....... standard weapon
Einkr ----------- Einkreisung ---- .-..... envelopment (tactics); en-
circlement
Einl. Lf ---------- Einlegelauf -... ........ sub-caliber barrel
Einl.R ---------- Einlegerohr - -. ........- sub-caliber barrel; liner
Einqu ----------- Einquartierung_- .-- ......billeting; quartering troops
einr --------- einrichten - -__ to organize; to arrange; to
furnish
einr ---- -- -- -- einruicken ------ --...... to install; to lay (artillery);
to enter military service
E ins ------------ Einsitzer ------ ..--..... single seater (plane)
Einsch ---------- Einschaltung. ........ - switching on
Einsch --------- Einschiessen - ........ adjustment fire
Einsch ---------- Einschiffung - .-.....- embarkation
Einsch ---------- Einschuss ----- ....... point where bullet enters
body
einschl ---- _ einschliesslich... - inclusive
Eins.Geschw -.-.- Einsitzergesehwai,der.- single-seater
.- wing
rK____________~__
Eint ---- -- -- - Einteilung ----- ......-- graduation; scale; classifi-
cation
Einw ------------ Einwohner -.--- inhabitant; resident ….......
einz - -_____
- - -- - einzeln ........ ......-- single
Eisb------------ Eisenbahn . ....... railroad
Eisb.Baubtl ------ Eisenbahnbaubat, aillon___ railroad construction bat-
talion
Eisb. Brg - -..... _ Eisenbahnbrigade railroad brigade -......
Eis.Best --------- eiserner Bestand_ .....-- iron rations
Eis. Brig .--- --- Eisenbahnbrigade _______ railroad brigade
Eisb.Tr- - ... Eisenbahntrupper -n ......
railroad troops
Eisenb.Gesch -. Eisenbahngeschiit tz ----- railroad gun
Eisenb.Tr ------- Eisenbahntruppen.-.-... railroad troops
Eisenb.Verk.O... Eisenbahnver] kehrs- railroad traffic regulations
ordnung
Eis. Krz --------- Eisernes Kreuz___ .....Iron Cross
Eis. Port ---- -- eiserne Portion_ .- . iron ration
.....
Eis.Rat.-------- eiserne Ration___ -......- iron rations
Ei.Z ----.------... Einschiessziel... .-..... registration target
F.K. -------.-.-.-- Ersatzkompanie__ ..-...- replacement company
Kartenentfernung ....... map range (gunnery)
42 GERMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

E.K.Z..... empfindlicher Kanonemn- instantaneous gun fuze


ziunder
E.K.I --- Eisernes Kreiiz I. KlaFsse_ Iron Cross, 1st C'lass
E.K.TI_ Eisernes Kreuz II. IKla, sse_ Iron Cross, 2d Class
El --- .-...- -:instecklauf -------- ___ subcaliber barrel
el __-_----- elastisch - ----.....------- ___ elastic
el____ elektrisch ------------ -..... __ electric
------- .Element - - - --- element; cell
..... Elite... ... elite
E.-l, .--.- . Elsass-Lothringen __ _-_ Alsace-l]orraine
E1.Abw -...-.-. elastische Abwehr____ elastic defense
elast ---.- ...... elastisch ------------ ___ elastic
elektr .. -.- - elektrisch... electric
Elektr.W. Elektrizitatswerk____ powerhouse (on maps)
Elev E:levation ----- elevation (of a gun)
EIls -_- -- ..... Elsass. ... Alsace (province)
ElIs.Loth____. .... Elsass-Lothringen -.. Alsace-Lorraine
El. 'ert ----- ..-..- eiastische Verteidigung ___ flexible defense
EI...W W- Elektrizitatswerk -- -_ power plant (on nap.s)
emn ..-.. emeritiert -.. __ retired
F:.M . Entfernungsniesser-___ __ range finder
E.M - - - Erganzungs-.. - Manr i- reserves; replacenents
schaften
E.M.DI_____. evangelische mnilitii Evangelical (Protestant) mili-
kirchliche Dienstor( i- tary church regulations for
nung fiir das Heich, s- the army and navy
heer und die Reich: S-
marine
'. Messer --- ..... Entfernrinigsime.sser ___ stereoscopic range finder
(navy)
Enrigr ----- .... -Emigrant ... emigrant
E. iNM. IK ... elektiromotorische Kraft electromotive power
Enp)f.Ant , .Emlpfinger-Antenllle receiving antenna
Elimllf. Besch__ ..... Fmpfangsbescheinigiung receipt
E'. M ssger
... EJ'ntferllnungsllessger et__ range finder (instrumnent)
EmW ---.- .... Eilzulg mit Wehrimacht - civilian train with section for
teil troops
Endkpf - - -- Endkampf ------------ __ final engagement; final en-
coninter
Ends -------- .... Endsieg ------------- final victory
EnIdz - - .. Endziel --- - final goal
eng - - - - _ engagieren ----------- __ to engage (in battle); to enter
into an engagement
engl----... englisch --------------- __ English
ABBREVIATIONS 43
Engp__........... Engpass ---------------- pass; defile
ent-... entbehren
-..........
........ ---.. to do without; to miss
Ent-_- ......-.... Entente ------------- entente
ent.-- ........... entern ---- ---------- to enter
Entd__ E ntdecker-..........
------------- discoverer
Entf - Entfernung….........-- - range; distance
entfl___ entflammen-...... .... to inflame; to kindle
Entf. M -I-----.. Entfernungsmesser. ... range finder
Entg__ ........... Entgasung, Entgiftung.... degassing; decontamination
Entg. T r --------- Entgiftungstrupp .. ..-- decontamination squad
entk ........... entkommen ........ to escape
entl-.. .-.... entladen... to unload; to discharge
Entl. Grr.--.-- ..Entlassungsgrund . reason for dismlissal
Entl.St ........... Entladestab unloading crew
Entsch. .........-. Entscheidulng .......... decision
Entsch . ......... Entschiedenheit decisiveness
Entsch. RG ----- Entscheidung des Reichs- decision of the Supreme
gericht Court of the Reich
entspr_ ..-...-... _ entsprechend . ----------- corresponding
EItv--. ........ '
Entv61ilkertnrg - - depopulation
.-- . Entwiisseru ng ,
....... , drainage
En tw -_...........
-Entwaffnulng .,. disarrmamlent
Entw - .- . .. ....-
Entwurf-- . - draft (of document) ; rough;
sketch; project; design
Entw. AMI ... EEntw/isserungsntihle___ drainage mill (on maps)
entzw, entzweien - ... to disunite; to separate; to
set at, variance
EO ..- E.isenhahnoffizier railroad officer
E.O .. Erkdlllllngsoffizier ... reconllaissanlle officer
e.P _. .-.- eiserne Portion__
... iron ration
e.R .- . eiserne Ration.....
....... iron ration; reserve forage
ration
ER__ F xerzier- Reglement- drill regillat ions
Erd. Alh ]'rdalwelhr.. - - grolund defernse
Erd.Art Erdartillerie - - field and coast artillery not
incluling antiaircraft ar-
tillery
I'rdtr_ _ ....... Erdtruppen ... grounll troops
E.R.G_ .......... Entscheidung des Reichs- decision of the Supreme
gerichts ('ourt of the Reich
Frg__ .- . ......
Ergiinzung--- reserve; sull)llenleltary
l, rh6hg_ Erh6hung . -- elevationl (of a gun)
Erk_ --.....- - Erkndllng .... reconnaissance; inquiry
Erkl - .......... Erkl/irung g .. exp lanlation
44 GERMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

Erk. M--------.. Erkennungsmarke_ identification tag or disc


Erk.S ----------- Erkennungssignal identification signal
Erk.St ---------. Erkundungsstab___ reconnaissance headquarters
Erk.Tr -------- Erkundungstrupp_ reconnaissance detachment
Erl ----------- Erlauterung -.... explanation
Erl.Sch --------- Erlaubnisschein_ - permit
ern ------ - ernannt--...----. appointed to brevet rank
Ernm --- ------- Ernennung ...... appointment to brevet rank
Erob ------- --- Eroberer - -.... conqueror
E.R.P -.--------- EPrsatzr6hrenpulver substitute tubular powder
Ers ---------- Ersatz ---------- reserve; replacement train-
ing; substitute
ers -------------- ersuchen -------- to request
Ers.Abt------. Ersatzabteilung___ replacement training center,
battalion, or detachment
Ers.B - --------Ersatzbataillon --------- training battalion; replace-
ment training battalion
Ers. Div Ersatzdivision replacement training division
Ers. Komm - Ersatzkomnllissioni . --- draft commission
Ers. Mag --------- Ersatzmagazin .......... reserve magaine; reserve de-
pot
Ers.R ------. Ersatzregiment . reserve training regiment
Ers.Res-------- Ersatzreserve ..... draft registrants; replace-
inent reservists
erst ----------- ersturmen --- - - .. to assault; to storm
Ers. Tr ---------- Ersatztruppen --------- replacements
Erzw -- -------- Erzwingung .. enforcement
E.S.B ----------- Eisenbahnsockelbat terie_ railroad battery on rotating
mount
E.S.D ---- ------- Etappensanitiitsdep, depot of medical supplies in
communications zone
E.S.K ............ Eisenbahnsonderkom- special railroad service com-
mando mand
Esk ------------- Eskarpe - . .-.-. - -.- forward slope of trench
Esk ------------- Eskorte ---------- mounted convoy; escort
E.S.K.A.......... Etappensanita tskraft- communications zone am-
wagenabteilu ng bulance battalion
EStB -----------
Elektrische Strassenbahn_ electric trolley car
E .T ------- --- eigene Truppen ---.- own troops
Et -.------------ Etappe_ .. communications zone
Et. Anf. O--------- Etappenanfangsort ---- rear boundary of the com-
munications zone; home
base
Etap ---. . -.- Etap pe --- ------ ----- communications zone
ABBREVIATIONS 45
Etapp. Ins] p ------ Etappeninspekteur .. inspector of the communica-
tions zone
Etapp. Mu n.Kol ... Etappen Munitionskc commllunications zone am-
lonllne munition column
Et.B.K___ Etappenbackereikolonne
-....... comnullnications zone bakery
colt 1int
E.T.D -- ..-----. Etappentelegraphendi telegraph direction of the
rektion conlmunications zone
E.Tel.B.Tr*r . Eisenbahntelegraplh en railroad telegraph construc-
bautrupp tion squad
ETelD--- .-.....- Etappentelegraphendi telegraph direct ion of the
rekt ion conlllullications zone
Et.Fp.K__ .-...... Etappenfuhrparkko comnllllmlicatiolls zone trans-
lonlie port and supply columnl
Et.HIpt.O_ --- . Etappenhauptort ------ - field base of communica-
....
tions zone
Et. Insp_ _ - Etappeninspekteur ---- inspector of the comlmuni-
cations zone
Et.Kdt .-...... Etappenkoinnlandaint_. commllalldallt of the commnu-
nications zone
Et.Kdtr -------- Etappenkommandanlttur_ _ headquarters of the com-
inanldant in t hle communi-
cations zolle
Etkomet ------ -- Koinmandeur der Etap- conmnlallder of the ammuni-
pen-N uinlitionskolotn- tion columns and trains in
len
eund Trosse the conmmunications zone
Et.Ko.M.u.T - Kommnandeul der er tap- comnlatnder of the ammuni-
pen-MIiitiollskolon- tion columns and trains in
nenl und Trosse the communications zone
Et. Laz ------- - Etappenlazarett------- stationary hospital in the
communllications zone
Et.Mag ------- Etappenmagazin.------- supl)lv depot in the commu-
nicatiotis zone
Et.Mun.Kol --- Etappenmunitionsko- comnlllltlications zone ammu-
lohlne iit ioni columnr
Et. Mun. Verw -.. Etapl)lenmuunitionsver- adminlistration of ammuini-
waltulng tion depots in the conlrunl-
nications zone
Et.Pf.D -_------- Etappenpferdedepot ..-. remollnt del)ot in communi-
cat ions zone
Et.San.Dep ---. Etappensanitatsdepot - depot of medical sul)plies in
conllnlllticati ills zonle
E.V ---.-.-.-. - Einfuihrungsverordn ung__ introductory regulations
- -
5165i60 43----4
46 GERMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

E.V ..------..--- Empfangsverstdirker ----- receiving amplifier (radio)


E.V ------------- Et appenverwendungs- suitable for employment in
fihig zone of communications
evalg -- evangelisch -__-_--------- Protestant (on identity discs)
E.V.F _-------- Etappenverwenldungs- fit for field service in the
fafhig im Felde *communications zone
EVO ------------ Eisenbahnverkehrs- railroad traffic regulations
ordnung
evtl ------------- eventuell - _-------_ ---- eventual; possible
lE;w -E----------- Einwohner __-----.----- inhabitant; resident
EWGG -(--------. Einsatzwehrmachtge- law governing special assign-
biihrnisgesetz ment compensation
Ex ------------ Exil .-------------- exile; banishment
exerz- .---------- exerzieren -------- ----- to drill
Exerz.P1 - .----.
Exerzierplatz -_-- -- parade ground; drill ground
Exist.K -I------ Existenzkampf -------- fight for existence
Ex.Mun ----_ ----- Exerziermunition --------- blank ammunition
exp exportieren ----- -- -- to export
Ex. Patr -. . .....Exerzierpatrone ------ dummy cartridge; blank
Exped.-K -. - Expeditionskorps ------- expeditionary force
lxp.lKr ---------- Expansionskraft -------- power of expansion
Expl ------- Exemplar -------.- specimen; copy
Ex. P1 ------- Exerzierplatz
I--- - -- parade grounds; drill groulnds
expl -------- explosiv ---------------- explosive
Expr ----------- Exlpress ..................
express train
EIxptr------------ Expeditionstruppen . -.... expeditionary troops
Ex.R -------------- Exerzierreglement -- -- drill regulations
IEx. Rgl I;'...
Exerzierreglement
.... drill regulat ions
ext ----- ------ exterritorial .. -..---
.. extraterritorial; not subject
to statute law
.EIxzellenz -.. Excellency
l z__- Eilziug express train
E.Z empfindlicher Ziinder instantaneouls fuize
1E:.Zllg IEilzug . . . Iexpress train

F
F ..Fhre _ ferry (on maps)
F_ Fahrabteilung ...- transport section; horse-
drawn transport detach-
ment
F_ Fahrenheit - -.- - Fahrenheit
.Falhrtruppe horse-drawn supl)ly service
F. . eind .-. ... enelmy
f_ feindlich - - -. hostile
ABBREF.VIATION:S 47
Feld-_ .. . field
F__ ............ Feldkliiehenverpfleg ung __ field-kitchen food supply;
feedinlg through field-kit-
chen
F__ ............. Fernerkulndulng _. lonlg-distance recomalissalice
F._. ............. Fernsprecher. telephorne
.......... Festung..... -..... fort; fortress; fortification
F__ Feuer.. .. fire
F__ Feuerwerker .. ordnlance sergeant; artificer
F__ F-Flagge ..... F-flag (for mlilary telebphone
stations)
Fliche .-... area; plalle stirface (avialiol')
F ___
...... I-Flug -.... - flight
F__
Flulss ......... river
F___
r:4) F6rsterei ..-.. ..... forest. ranlger's houlse (on
tttops)
f_ folgende ..... following
Forst .. -- forest
f freitragend cantilever (airplane)
F Frequlenz frequenlcy (radio)
..-.
IF' Friede ------ peace
Fiihrer-...... leader; comllllllallcr; driver
of vtehicle
F_ Fiihrungsanlt der N1SI)AP board for tactical leadership
...........-
of the National Socialist
Party
f. fiir_ ... ..... for
F. Fuhrpark.... wagon palrk
Funlk; Funker.... radio; radio operator
F~ Fiisilier . - -- - ..fsilier; light-itfalntry sol-
dier
F. A Fahrabteilllhg
.. .... tranlsport sec('ot,i ; horse-
drawn l transport detachl-

F. A F.Fcldartillerie .-. field artillery


F.A .Forstalllt . ---- . oflice of tile local forest
superinitel(delit (on map)S)
..A - Fiirsorge - Abteiluln g les Social Service l)ivisioil of
R e i ch swe h rm i il - the Germanl War Depart-
isteriurms nlelit
Fab - -. Fabrik .. . fact orv
l'abr. ...--- Fabrik
' ............ ....- factory (on maps)
F.A. 1Brig ... .......
Feldart illerie-Blrigadi -e - field artillery brigade
Fachgr ........... Fachgruippe
.. .... occllpational grol p
48 GERMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

FAD -. Freiwilliger Arbeits voluntary labor service


Fahnr ....-. - Falnrich .......... officer candidate (rank corre-
sponding roughly to U. S.
sergeant)
Fahn.J -------- Fahnenjunker ... cadet (rank corresponding
routghly to U. S. corporal)
Fahr ---------.-- Fahrenheit ----- Fahrenheit
fahrb------------ fahrbar ---------- passable; navigable; trans-
portable
Fahrb.-D)-------- Fahrbahndecke -.. road surface
Fahrtr.Ausb -.--- Fahrtruppenausbild training of personnel of
horsedrawn services
Fahrv ----------- Fahrvorschrift fiir die driving regulations for the
Fahrtruppen horse-drawn services
Fahrw-......... Fahrwerk --.. ,--. landing gear; undercarriage
(aviation); chassis
FAK ------ Freiwilliges Automobil- Volunteer Automobile Corps
korps
Fallsch Fallschirm -.... -. .. parachute
Fallsch. Spr ---- Fallschirmspringer .- ... parachutist
FAR -------.-.-. - Feldartillerieregimlent -. - field artillery regiment
farb -- ---- ----- farbig .............. colored
F.A .S ----------- Flakartillerieschule -.-.-- antiaircraft school
Fasch Faschine --- - ---------- fascine (bundleforthe strength-
ening of field fortiJications)
Fasch- .-........ Faschismus, Faschis fascism; fascist
fb -------------- fahrbar_ _--------- passable; navigarle; trans-
portable
Fb ----- --. . ....Feldbahn _-------------
-. field railway
F.B_______- - Feldbefestigungsvor- manual of field fortifica-
schrift tions
Fb........ - Festungsbau _-------- --- fortress-construction
Fb - ------ . Fliehbolzen disappearing firing-pin (fuze)
------------
F.B -- -- ....... Flugzeugbreite _......... width of plane
F.B --- Fiisilierbataillon
-...... ---- ----- fusilier battalion
Fba Fahrbahn --------------- roadway
-.....

F.B.Abt. ...... Feldeisenbahnbetriebs- field railroad operation unit


abteilung
Fb. A.I.W.ma.M _ Fahrbare Artillerie-In- motor-drawn artillery repair
standsetzungs- Werk- workshop
statt mit Motorzug
Fbba ----- -..-.- Feldbahnbetriebsamt - field-railway operations office
Fb.Backof__ -----. fahrbarer Backofen -.. mobile baking oven
ABBREVIATIONS 49
F.B.D_ - Feldbahndepot -------- field railway depot
FbH__ _ Festungsbauhauptmann_ fortress construction cap-
tain
F.B.K_ Feldbackereikolonne
. field bakery column
fb.Kwei rkst - -.. - fahrbare Kraftwagen- mobile repair shop
werkstatt
FbM___ Festungsbaumajor_ _ fortress construction major
F.B.O__ Festungsbauordnung ..... manual for the construction
of fortifieations
Fbr-... .......... Fabrik -- factor ; manulfacturing plant
Fbrn-- Fabriken.. factories (on maps)
Fd ---- Feind. enemyn
fd. -.- feindlich ----------- hostile
Fd .- - Feld .. field
f.d-.... ........ fiur den, die, das. for the
F.d.D__ .......... Fiihrer der Deckun, commander of covering troops
truppen (bridge construction)
fdf...-- .-. ......- felddienstfiihig fit for field duty
Fdg --. .-......
- . Fahlndung. search for missing person
fdl --.. feindlich............ host ile
Fd.Laz_ Feldlazarett --- field hospital
FDO___ .......... Felddienstordnung___ field service regulations
F.d.R_ _.......... FiAr die Richtigkeit__ a true copy (certification of
accuracy used with signa-
tures)
F.d.tt__ --- . ......
Fiihrer der Ubersetztr leader of river-crossing
pen troops (bridge construction)
F.E --- .-.. F el d.e.i....
se n ba hn field railroad
Fe ---- .-- ..-- Fernsprech-_ - - ... telephone
F.E.A_ .-..... Fliegerersatzabteilullg aviation replacement, train-
ing center
FeArt Feldartillerie - field artillery
Febr Februar _ February
Fech. ... ........
Feldeisenhbahnchef, C( chief of the field railroad
des Feldeisenbahin service
sens
Fech Zst 1___ _____ C hef des Feldeisenbal hn- chief of the field railroad
wesens, Zentralstelle service, main office
Fedrawa . Felddrachenwarte. kite-balloon field station
(meteorology)
feindl__ feindlich..... host ile
Feka. Fernkampfartillerie. lo. g-range artillery
Fe.Kp___. .------.. Fernsprechkompanie_ ___ telephone company
50 GERMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

F . El _.. _.------ Fernmeldetechnik long-distance conimmulica-


Heere tion technique in the
army
Felda ____ ---..-.. Feldartillerie_____ .. field artillery
Felda. ( ...... Feldartilleriegerat ........ field artillery equipment
Felda. (.96 n/A - Feldartilleriegerht 1896 field artillery equipment 1896
neuer Art (new type)
Feld-AIlt Feldart illerie-Regimnent field artillery regiment
Feldausb. I) iv ____ Feldausbildungdivision_ field training division
Feldb. Kol Feldbidckerei-Kolonnerr field bakery column
Feldb. Wag .-..... Feldbackerei-Wagen field bakery wagon
Feld. Ers. Btl ,1 Feldersatzbataillon .... field replacement training
battalion
Feldg .. Feldgendarm, Feldgen- military policeman; military
darmerie police
Feldgend ...... Feldgendarm, Feldgen- military policeman; military
darmerie police
Feldgend.Tr r Feldge,?ldarimerie-Trupp__
...... military police detachment
Feldg. O .....- Feldgendarmerie-Ordlnng regulation governing mili-
tary police
Feld. lb.I,a2Z.(mot) Feldhalblazarett (motor- motorized field hospital, half
isicert) strength
Feldh. G.98_ Feldhaubitzgerat 1898___ field howitzer equipment,
1898
Feldk Feldkiiche field kitchen
Fold. IKdt r_ ....... Feldkommandalntur - Field Administrative Head-
quarters
Feldlaz. .. ....eldlazarlet field hospital
feldI _._ feldmaissig ... equil)ped to take to the
field; meeting field re-
quirements
Feldmarschall field marshal
Feldmn
10(1(l1Il l.'eldmneister.. . leader in compullsory labor
service (seventh rank)
Fleldln ..__ Feldnlesser ------------ geometer; land-surveyor
Feldin . .... FIldmiitze
.. . ..... field service cap
Feldnlachkdt r Feldnachllrichtenkom- field communication head-
manldat ur quarters
Feldpola Feldpolizeiabschnitt der field police sector of the
Geheimen Feldpolizei Secret Field Police of the
des Oberkommando Northern High Command
Nord (Grenzschutz) (border guard)
Feldtclchef --- Chef des Feldtelegrafie- commander of the field tele
wesens graphic service
ABBREVIATIONS 51
Feldw ----------- Feldwache -.-. ......... picket
Feldw ---------- Feldwebel -.-.--- -...... (corresponds roughly to U. S.
first sergeant)
Feld-Wg -.-.- __ Feldwagenu.... ........
_. -- field wagon
Feldz ------- Feldzeichen
.... ---...... ensign; standard: banner:
emblen
Feldz ------- __ Feldzug ----- --....... campaign
Feldzgmi _ Feldzeugmneister Chief of OrdnLance l)epalt-
metit
F'ernaufkl. FI.S uta- Fernaufklaru n LIgsflieger- long - range reconlmtissanwe
staffel squadron l
Fernf -------- Fernfeuler. ...-....... long-range fire
.-
ferigest
.-.--. ferngesteuertL guided by remnote …........
cont rol
(aviation); Nvireless con-
trol
Fernk.. Fernkanipf .. .......... battle at long range: long-
range fire
Fernil.N ...
___. Fernleitungsnlet -tz .- station-to-station tele)lllpone-
line net; trunk system
Ferns.Ap Fernsehapparat t.. _television apl)arat tus
.......
Fernschr Fernschreiber_ ... teletype
.. ap)lparat us
Fertnspr ----- Fernsprechler ... ..... telel)lhone
Fernst ------- Fernerkundung,sstaffel --. long - range recolnnaissanice
sq(utadron
lFerns.Verb -.. Fernlsehverbind trIg . televisionl colltecltion
i Fe.-Spr
...... Fernspruch telephone call; telephlline
nlessage
Fess. B ------ Fesselballon
. - ........ _captive balloon; sausage
balloon
iFest .------ Fest ung ...... fortificatioln; fortress: fort
iFest. Bes... Festul ngsblesat z Illtg fortress garrisom
iest b.Fw . Festunlgsbatfel Nl \\e})(1l_ (correspondl s ro!ihl/l to U. S,
Jirst sergcant) (J'Ot'rcS con-
strectiorn)
Fest. B.H ptmin Festungsbau hat lpt;llanrl fortress cotis ruct ion calIpain
Festb. Lehrg__ rgatig
Fest unlgsbautlehl .. course of illstructieot ill th(li
conlstruetion of fortifict-
tions
Festb. Sch .... Festullngsbausch ule training sch-ool for i he (oi-
struic tion of fortificat iots
Fest. F'erns)pr. 1' Fest migs-Fernls; )reehpark_ fortification tcI(l(; lhotleil(lsot
......
l-est.Fw- Fest ungsbaufeldLwebel.. (colrrespo nds rout ghl/ to U. S.
first sergeaont) (fortrcs.s (con-
strucrtion)
52 GERMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATI'ONS

Fest. Gef___ - - -- - - Festungsgefiingnis --...... fortress prison


Fest. Gef -- Festungsgefangene er --- -- prisoner in a fortress
Festg. Laz__ ------ Festungslazarett__ .-.... -fortress hospital
Fest.Gt -_. Festungsgiirtel -_ .-..... ring of detached forts; ring
of forts
festh --- ------ festungshaft ----- .-.....- restricted to post
Fest.Hptm_ Festungsbauhaupt mann_ fortress construction captain
Fest. Kmdt_ Festungskommand lant fortress commander
Festkr -.- .-- - - - - Festungskrieg-_ _ siege warfare
Fest.O.Fw_ ------ Festungsbauoberf feldwe- (corresponds roughly to U. S.
bel staff sergeant) (fortress con-
struction)
Fest.San.K_ Festungssanitiitsko ,mpanie fortress medical company
Festst _ Feststellung ..... .....-.establishing; fixing; settling:
discovering; stating; iden-
tification; determination
Fest.bt-b .. Festungstibung ---- fortress drill
Fest. W -..-- Festungswall ------ fortress rampart
Feu ---... Feuer - fire
Feu.A - Feuerart type of fire
Feuergeschw Feuergeschwindigk eit rate of fire
Feuergew__ .-..... Feuergewicht_.... density of fire
Feu. Er6ff__ - Feuereroffnung.... ...... opening fire
Feuerstg...-- Feuerstellung_ -.. ......- firing position; battery posi-
tion; emplacement (artil-
lery)
Feuerw -.- Feuerwaffen ----- firearms
Feuerw Feuerwerker .. ordnance sergeant; artificer
Feu. Flak-(;r Feuerleitungsstelle f ti r fire control post for antiair-
Flakgruppe craft section
Feu .Fm -.. Feuerform ------- ...... types of fire; classification of
fire
Feu. Gef --- ...... Feuergefecht ----- ----
.. fire action
Feu. Ltg Feuerleitung .... fire control
Feu. P - Feuerpause -.
_.--- firing pause; interval in
firing
Feu.fbf Feueriiberfall ---- ...... surprise fire
Feu. Wlz- . Feuerwalze ------ ......rolling barrage: creeping bar-
rage
Fewewa --- - Feldwetterwarte___ ...... field meteorological station
F F ------- Maschinlenkanone in die rapid-fire cannon in the wing
Flaigel eines Flug;zeugs of an airplane
F.F. Kabel___ F'eldfernkabel_-_- two-strand field cable -.....
ABBREVIATIONS 53
F.Fspr Feldfernsprecher__ field telephone
F.Fu -.. F e r n m eldetechnik im long-distance comeunllica-
Heere tion technique in the
army
FG ---- feldgrau --- ---- - field gray
fg .....- folgende ..----... following
F.G.A.... Feldgendarmerieabte ihlng field military police unit
Fgd . Feldgendarm, Feldge: ndar- military policeman; mnilitary
merie police
Fgd. O... Feldgenldarmerie-Ord Imung regulation governing mili-
tary police
F.-Ges.B Feldgesangbuch _ _ field song book
Fgo ----- Feldgendarmerieordni ung_ regulation governing mili-
tary police
F.Gr-.. Feldgranate
........ - high-explosive shell
Fh - - - Fahre -----
---.----- _ __ ferry
F.H ------ Feldhaubitze
..... field howitzer
F.H - Feldheer field force: arnly in the field
F.H ------- Flugzeughohe height of plane
Fh........ Forsthaus .. ---- .-.- forest ranger's house (on
maps)
F.H.Ger___ Feldhaulbitzgeriit_ field howitzer equipment
F.1H.Gr-. Feldhaublitzgranate field howitzer shell
F.H.(Gr.(N) Feldhaubit zgranate ( Ne- field howitzer shell (smoke)
bel)
F.H.Gr.Stg_ .. Feldhaubitzgranate (Si lahl- field howitzer shell (steel
ring) band)
Fhj - ...... Fahnenjunker... cadet (corresponding roughly
to U. S. corporal)
F.H.M.K___ Feldhaubitzen. inillitions- field howitzer ammnunition
kolon ne column
Fhr ------ ..--- Fahnrich .-.. .......-- ..officer candidate (correspond-
ing roughly to I . S.
sergeant)
Fhr -. - Fiuhrer - - .- .-. ...-
leader; commander; driver of
vehicle
Fhr .--.....- Fuhrwerk - horse-drawn vehicle
Fhrp,_ - Fuhrpark - wagon park
Fhrws. .--....- Fuhrwesenn . . transport service
Fhrz - Fahrzeug
. vehicle; vessel
fix- - .-.- .-..... fixieren --- - -- to fix: to hold fast; to
establish; to settle: to
discover; to state; to iden-
tify
54 GERMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATI'ONS

F.K _------- Feldkanone


.-.- field piece; field gun
F.K- Feldkommandantdaur - Field Administrative Head-
quarters
F.K --------- Feldkompanie ------- field company
FK Feldkuche ------------- field kitchen
FK ------ Fernkabel ---- --------- long-distance telephone ca-
ble
F.K ._........ Fliegerkammer. aerial camera
FK .-------- Funk; Funker_.. radio; radio operator
F.Kan. Bttr . Feldkanonenbatterie field gun battery
F.Kdtr .Festungskomnmandantlur fortress commander's head-
quarters
F.K.Gr ------- Feldkanon engranate field piece shell
Fkh .. Feldkochherd field range
F.KI.Abt ----- Fllker-Kleiniabteil ung
Fii portable radio detail
F.L ---------- Feldlazarett ... field hospital
F1 ------------ ... Fernleitung --.--------- station - to - station tele-
phone line: trunk system
F1 ------------ Fernlenkung .-.---------
remote control: radio control
F.L ----------- Fernlenkwaffe ----------- remote-control weapon
F1_ -----.-.--- Flache area; plane surface
.-------------
. Flagg -------.-.-.-.--- flag
.Fleck -.-..... flaw (gunnery)
fliegend .. , - flying
F 1l -- -------- Flieger -- - - - - aviator; flyer
F1 -- - - ------ Flottille.. flotilla
Fluss .-.-. river (on maps)
Fla ......... Flugzeugabwehr antiaircraft defense
Fla .......... Fliigelanordnung -... wing arrangement (airplane)
Flachf________ Flachfeuer flat trajectory, fire
Fla- D)r-M G. Fliegerabwehr- D)reifach- antiaircraft triple machine
masechinengewehr r guln
Flak -- ---- ___ Flugzeugabwehrkanonee__ antiaircraft gun
Flak-Art ----- F___
lugzeugabwehrartil- antiaircraft artillery
lerie
Flakgruko.... ___Flugzeugabweh rkanonen- commander (commnnand) of
gruppenkomnmnladeur antiaircraft gun battalion
(-kommando)
Flak. Messtr. Wg _ Fiakmesstruppwagen ---- antiaircraft flash and sound
ranging truck
Flaksch ------ .. Flugzeugabwehrkanonen- antiaircraft gun school
sch ule
Flakzg. 9.9 --- ___ 9.9 cm Flulgzcugabwehr- 9.9-cm antiaircraft-gun
ka)onienziig platoon
ABBREVIATIONS 55
Flarnm.... Flugab weh rimaschilen- automratic antiaircraft weap-
waffen oils
Fla. M.G__ ........ Flugatbwehrnlasclinenge- antiaircraft machine gun
wehr
Flamga --- Flugzeulgabw ehrmlaschin- antiaircraft mIachine-gun sec-
engewehrabteilung tion
F'la-MGAb t -.-.-. Flugzeuga-bwehrrmaschin- antiaircraft machilte-gun sec-
engewehlralteil gung tion
Fla-MGK_ Fliugzellgabwvehrnllaschin-
…....... antiaircraft machine-gun
engewehrkopalllla ie compalny
Flaschein_. -......- Fl ugzeugablwehrschlein- antiaircraft searchlight
werfer
Fia-Schw__..--... F1 ugzeugabwehrschein- antiaircraft searclllight
werfer
F. Laz - -. ...--- . Feldlazarett ------. field hospital
F'.Laz.lnsp ........ Feldlazarettinlsp)ektor . field hospital inspector
.. lugbahnl . .-. trajectory
F1. Beob. Scl11 ----- Fliegerbeobaclltersclhule aerial observers' school
Fl1. Bt ... .Flugboot .-.. flying boat
Fid - - - .. Feld .. .. field
Fld.Art -. .-.-.-- Feldartillerie field artillery
F'ldverw. de3d} .... _ Feldverwaltungsbtehi)erde_ field admlniniht rative althor-
ity
..--.... Fliegerersatzabtci]l ung aviation rellacemelnt center
F1.F .... ...-. .- fliegende Fahre .. flying ferry
....... Flagg-- _ flag
Figd .-.-. .- folgende --------------- following
Fig. Kan___ .---. Fliigelkanone-e
. ---------- wing cannon
Flgz -. ....... Flugzellg -_ --------- --- airplane
FIi.H. ......- Flug halle_--------------- hangar
Fl.Hf ... ...-. .- Flughafen . airfield; airport; seaplane
I)ase
l'. Hst --- -----. Fliegerhorst ------------ airbase
Fl ieg Flieger ..- . aviator; flyer
Flieg.'Tr -.------- Fliegertruppe -.. air force
Fliehb -_----.---- Fliehbolzeui ..... disaplpearing firing pin
F1.lI…n----------- Inspektion der Flieger- inspectorate of thle air force
truppen
Fl.Ing ----------- Flottilleningenieur. flotilla engineer
FI.Illsp… -------- Inspektionl der Fliegertrup- inlspectorate of the air force
pen
Flivo -_____--.---- Fliegerverbindungsof- air liaison oficer
fizier
Il. K Flakkomnl)anie -..-
- - antiaircraftcompany (navy)
56 GERMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

Flk ------ Fla nk e ----------------


-...... flank; side
Flk.M
.--- Flankenmarsch - -
.- flank march
Flk.Sch -.. Flankenschutz -- flank protection
Flk.St - Flankenstoss .. flank thrust
Flk. Stg ....... Flankenlstellung flanking position
F1.Lstg . Flugleistung .- flying performance
Fl. M _ Fliigenlmine - -...... finned bomb
Fl. Meld. D) Flugmeldedienst airplane reporting service
Fl. M.PI Fliichenmessplan plotting board (flash rang-
ing)
F1.Mtf - Fliegermarschtiefe depth of unit flying
FI.M.Tiefe_ - Fliegermiarschtiefe . depth of unit flying
Fl.M.W_ -_ Flugelirninenwerferfer trench mortar firing finned
bombs
FI.O.Gr --- Fliegerortsgruppe . local air unit
Flot - ....... Flottille - flotilla
F.L.P ----- Festlegepunkt.... _ reference point (artillery)
F.L.R ---- fahrbaren Eisenbahnlade- portable railroad loading
rainpen ramps
F1.Sack-Zg__ Flosssackzug . pneumatic assault boat, pla-
toon
F1.Sch -.--- Fliegerschule - flying school
Flsp ------ Festlegespiegel ------ sighting mirror
Fl. Stp ----- - Flugstutzpunkt - air base
F 1.T ------ Fliegertuch - ground panel (aviation)
Fligb -.- Flugboot - flying boat
Fluggew - Fhlggewicht -- flying weight (aviatioan)
Flugh ------- .... Flughafen -- -- airport; airfield; seaplane
base
Flugh -.--- Flugzeughalle hangar
Flugp -.--- Flugpost .-. air mail
Fl.UGr .. ... Fliegeruntergruppe --- sub-group of aviators
Flugz Flugzeug__.. airplane; plane
Flugzegf__ Flugzeugfihrer . pilot
Flugz.M u___ Flugzeugmutterschiff ----- seaplane tender
Flugz. Trg Flugzeugtriiger - airplane carrier; aircraft car-
rier
Fluko --- ..---. Flugwachkommando report center (aviation)
Flu. M. A --- Flugmeldeabteilu.ng ---- airplane reporting detach-
ment
Fluna Flugnachrichtenabteilulg air signal detachment
Flu.WaB..._-. Flugwache -------------
-..... plane spotting post; aircraft
lookout station
ABBREVIATION S 57
F1.V --- -------- Flaggenvorschrift -..... regulations for the use of
signal flags
FI.W .. Flammenwerfer
.........- . flanme thrower
fl.W .- . fliessendes Wasser ..._. flowing water
F1. Wirk.Abstand_ Fliegerwirkungsabstand interval in march formation
as protection against aerial
attacks
Flz ------------- Flugzeug --------------- airplane
Flzf ------------- Flugzeugftihrer ---------- pilot
Flzf.Anw ------ Flugzeugfiihreranl wrter candidate pilot
F]zg ------------ Flugzeug airplane
Flzg.-Bes - Flugzeugbesatzung ri airplane crew
Flzg.-Bew ------- Flugzeugbewaffnung --- airplane armnament
Flzg. Ind..--. ..Flugzeugindustrie .. airplane industry
Flzg.-Kan ------- Flugzeugkanone -- - airpiane cannon
Flzg.-Otg ---- Flugzeugortung - - - -- airplane navigation
Flzg.-Schl - .-.-- Flugzeugschletuder ------- catapult (aviation)
F.M.. . . F'eldnmarschall .
...- field marshal
Fm _--- --------- Feldineister- . -.- leader in compulsory labor
service (seventh rank)
Fm2 ----.----- Flfigelfliche eines Flug- wing area of an airplane in
zeugs in Quadratmletern square meters
F.Mag.DO ------- Feldmagazindienst- service regulation for field
ordnlung depots
fmdl ------------ fernmiindlicl by telephone
F.M.G --- . Flugzeugabwehrmaschi- rapid-fire antiaircraft giln;
nengewehr antiaircraft machine gun
Fm W --------- Flammenwerfer ... flame thrower
Fn ---------- ----- Familiennainle - .. family namrle; surname
Fn --.---- Felgen . .. felloes; wheel rims
Fnd ------------- Feind.. enellyv
F.N.D..-... -...-. Feindnachrichteniiiecist .. enlenly colnlll nicat ionl serv-
ice
fndl- .-... . .....
fernmiiindlich ---- by telephone
F.N.JK --------- Feldnachrichterikom- field signal headqliuarlers
Inan(tantllr
F.O.- . .....----- Felddienlstorduwing . field service regulation
F..O. . .....
Fiirsorgeoffizier
. ...
. ..... social service officer
F.O.K ----------- Feldoberkonmtando.. field high conimmand
F.O.K ----------- Flieger beim Armeeober- aviator with the army high
kommando command
folg- .---.-.
- folgende -------------- following
Form --- _---- _- Formlation -------------- formation; form; figure;
shape; unit
GERAiAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

Form -... Formular ------- - form; fortnulary; schedule;


blank
fortl -------- fortlaufend -......... continuous; successive
Forts -----.-- Fortsetzung ----------- continuation; carrying on;
prosecution
Feldpost - -.. field mail; field postal service
F. P.
}F.P . .... Feldpost en . ..... combat outpost; cossack post
F.P ----- Festlegepunkt. reference point (artillery)
1 --- Fest ungspionlier...-.
__ fortification engineer (soldier)
Fp Fiillpulver ------------- powder charge
Fp.. Fullrpark .. wagon park
F.P.A - ------- Feldpostamt t . field post office
F. Patr -..... Feldpatrone --------- field gun cartridge (fixed am-
munition)
Fp.D).O -.--- Feldpostdienstordnlung field post regulations
F.Pi.D......... Feldpionierdienst fur alle combat engineer service reg-
Waffen ulations for all branches
Fp.lKx... ..-. Fuhrparkkolonne --- wagon park column
F.PI -. Feuerplan.. firing chart
F.Plsk.... Feuerplanskizze - firing chart sketch
F.P.Nr.. Feldpostnummlller field post number
F. Pol -.. . Feldpolizei military police (in the field)
FPS -...... Funkpeilstellel .e . radio beam station
F. '.Sek .- --- F'el dpostsek tor .-... field post zone
Feuerpausenl intervals in firing; pallses in
firing
F.P.W. FeldpostweQen ... field postal service
Fr Flannlllnwerfer .. flame thrower
Frachtfli igzeug . freight plane; transl)orl plane
fr...... franz6sisechl-... French
fr...... frei angelegt ........... blasting charge attached to
the outside (engineer denmo-
lition service)
F'reitag-....... Friday
Fr - - - Friede --.-- peace
fr ..-- frtiher -.- earlier; formerly
Fr -- - - - - . Fifhrer ---- leader; commander; driver
of vehicle
Fr Gruppe Franken der S. A Franken (Franconia) section
of the Storm Troopers
F.R.A ., Funkenrichtunlgsanlage directional radio installation
franz - franz6sisch ... Fren ch
Fr. Arb. D_ .- .....Frauenarbeitsdienst -- - compulsory labor service for
women
ABBREVIATIONS 59
Fr. Bes. V __ Friedensbesoldunlgsvor- peacetime pay regulatioins
schrift
F.R.D- ----
-D Feldrekrutendepot___ ___ depot battalion behind the
lines
Freit ----- Freitag ---------- _ - - Friday
Freiw_- Freiwilliger ---------- volunteer
Fr.-Hl . Freihafen -----.-- --- _free port
Frhr Freiherr -- -_- Baron
F'riedeis_ Komnmissar ffir die Derr no- comIlllissionler for demobllili-
bilnachunrlg u.lnd die \ vor-
zation aid tile prel)ara-
bereitendenl Arbeitenl fiir tory work for peace
den Frieden
Frk...... ..... Friihkrepierer -------- premlature burst
Fr. Kprf - Frontkalnipfer ----- ___ colmbatat: veteran of coIn-
bat service
F'r. Leg_ _ Fremdenlegion -- - ___ Foreign legion
Front-Anltr Fronltanltrieb front-nvwheel drive
Fron tstalagg ...... Frontstaminlager -.-- forw ard prisoellre-f-war
canlp
fr.Schr -.. freier Schritt - .- -..... route step
Fr.St ---- Friedenlstarke ------- peacetinle strelgth
F. Rtg. Wg Feld-l.b6ltgenllvagen field X-ray wagon
frtr .. freitragend ------ cantilever (airplanle)
Fr. Tr. Teil .Friedenstrullpeteilt -peacetinme unit.
Fr. Vertr_ Friedens vert'rag. Ipeace treaty
Fr.V.V. - Friedensverpfiegun1 gs vo r- ration reglllaliolis dtlring
schrift peace tille
Frw_... Feuerwerker ...-.. artificer; ordnance sergeantrl
1V'rw - F'reiwilliger - -.. . volllnteeer
Frw.-Hptm F'ellerw erkshalllaluprlnall ordnllanlce caltain
Frw. Krpfi Freiwillige Krankenlllpl(i ge, vohlltary nulrsillng
FrI. La___ Feuerwerkslaborato rii 11 lab)oratlry for ordnance
Franlzose; tranzisisch Frenchmllllal ; French
Friihzerspringer_ prellatu re burst
Fr.Zu
.. -- . Front;zllage .. boInus for front-line troe,)ps
Feldschlliedee mtool)ile forge
Fs ------- .Feldlseilbahnbau llnd -Ib)e- cable fiet(l-railway clst, rmle-
trieb tiorl and operalt ion
. Festung .- -..--.-- ... fortress
FS ------- .Fiirerschule ---. - .school for leaders; Ill(,r
school
FS --- _Fllnkstation; Fu nkstelle __radlio station; Xwirclhs
…..... st:-
tion; sending stat im
60 GERMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATI'ON0S

Fs.Ball_-_-------- Fesselballon ----------- captive balloon; sausage bal-


loon
F.Sch ----------- Fuhrerschein ----------- pilot certificate; driver's li-
cense
F.Sch.A -.. Feldschlachtereiabteilung_ field slaughter detachment
F.Schm --------- Fahlenschlmied .. farrier
Fschm -- ---- Fallschirm ------- parachute
Fschmn.Spr - Fallschirmspringer__ parachutist; parachute jump-
er
Fschr ---------- Fernschreiber ........ teletype apparatus
FSO -------.. Friedenssanitatsordnung peacetime medical regula-
tions
F.Sp ---------- feindliches Sperrfeurer__ hostile barrage fire
Fsp - - - - - Fernsprecher_-_..... telephone
Fsp. Abt Fernsprechabteilung .... telephone detail
Fsp.Bau-Wg ----- Fernsprechbauwagen --. telephone cart: cable wagon
Fspr Fernsprecher ------...... telephone
F.Spr.A Fernsprechabteilung - telephone detachment
F.Sprechltgn -- Fernsprechleit ungen - telephone lines
Fspr.K -- Fernsprechkompan ie ----- telephone company
Fspr.EKb - - Fernsprechkabel -------- telephone cable
Fsp.Wg Fernsprechwagen -------- telephone communication
wagon
Fssm- -. Fussmarsch .-- foot march
Fst ------- ------ Festung ... fortification
F.St Feuerstellhng .-..------ firing position: battery posi-
tion; emplacement (artil-
lerI)
F.St - - - - Flaggenstock ....... flag pole
Fstg - - Festung ............. fortress
F.St.N - Feindstarkenachweisung__ report of actual enemy
strength
F.Stoff Titantetrachlorid -.----- titan imtet rachloride
(smoke producer)
Ft Fort.-- ------- ----- fortification
F .. ______________ Funnkentelegraphiec... wireless telegraphy
F.T-_ Funlkturin .-.--- radio sending tower(on maps)
Ft ----------.-.-- Furt --- ----- ford (on maps)
F.T.B.K -- - Dienstvorschrift fur die regulations for fortress tele-
Festungs-Telegraphen- graph-construction com-
baukompalnien panies
F.T.K_' - Feldtransportkomnmission _ field transport commission
F.T.Kpfw.... Kampfwagen rmit Funk- tank with radio installation
eneinrichtung
ABBREVIATIONS 61
F.T.-Meldung- Funkentelegraphiemel- wireless message; radio nles-
dung sage
F.Tr__. Fahrtruppe . horse-drawn supply service
F.T.Sperre-.. Funkentelegrafiesperre __ interdiction of radio commnu-
nication; stop using radlio
FT.St........ Funkentelegraphiestation wireless telegraphy station;
radio telegraphy station
FT.Stat - - Funkentelegraphiestat ion wireless telegraphy station;
radio telegraphy station
F.T.-Verbindung Funkentelegraphieverblin- wireless commlnunication; ra-
dung dio communication
Fu ----.--------- Funk; Funker ---------- radio; radio operator
Fuss ... foot
F.U.A ------ rd-- Feldunterarzt . . medical officer aspirant (in
the field)
F.U.Behorden____ Familieunlterhlaltbellhr(en family maintenancel officials
Fuhrer- - leader; commander
FiIhr --- ----- - Fithrer . leader; commander
Fiurs .-----. Fitrsorge . public welfare; social service
Fiurs. Off z-...... Ftirsorge-Offizier social service officer
Fiirs. St --- ----- Fiirsorgestelle ...... public welfare office; social
service office
Fits...... -- Fiusilier -------- fusilier; light infantry soldier
Fiis.Btl.... Fitsilierbataillon-__ _.... fusilier battalion
Fufa Funkerfeldabteihlllg g ... field radio detachment
Fu.Fernlschr.Tr___ Funken - Fernschreiben- radio teletype section
truppe
F.Uffz. ---. -.--- Fulnkunteroffizier radio noncommrlissioned of-
ficer
F.U.Fr -.-.-.... Fu n kunterfeldweb)el .. (corresponding roughly to
U. S. sergeant, radio)
Fu.Fw --------- Funkfeldwebel radio technical sergeant
(corresponding roughly to
U. S. first sergeant)
F.u.G -_-__- -- -__Fiihrung und Gefecht der training manullal fol leading
verbundenen Waffen and combat of combined
arms
Fu.Ge -.--.--.-. - Funkgerat ----- - .-----radio equipment
Fuhrp Fuhrpark ..-....... wagon park
Fuhrp. Kol_------- Fu hrparkkolon ne .. _. w agon park column
FuKI.Abt __-- Funkerkleinabteilung ---- portable radio unit
Fu.Kp .... Funkkompanie -------- radio company
516560°-43----6
62 GERMIAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

Fumstr___ Funkmeister radio sergeant (corresponding


roughly to U. S. first
sergeant)
Nlulid .. Fundanlerlt basis; fundamental principle;
base
Ilunk.Abt Funlkerabteihlllng radio detachment
FuInkla Funkerkleinlabtieilulg - portable radio unit
Funkt Funktion. function; service; duty; exe-
cution
Funkt Funkturm radio sending tower
Fu.spr Funkspruch. radiogram; wireless message
Fusta- Funkenstationl radio station; wireless statioin
Fu.'Tel.Albt Funkentelegraphenab teil u n g radio telegraphy detachment
Futtmistr Futtermeister forage master
Fu.Tu- Funkturm- .. radio sending tower
Fu. tberxv. K I Funkiiberwachunlgskoni- radio supervision conmpalny
panie
Fu. Wachtm Funkwachtmeister... radio sergeant (corresponding
roughly to U. S. first ser-
geant)
Fu.Wg. Funkwagen . radio truck
F.V.. Fahrvorschrift driving regulation
F.V Feldbefestigungsvorschrift man ual of field fortifications
Fv-- Fern verbindung . long-distance connection
F.v . Feuer verteilen - to distribute fire
FVO.. Funkverordnunrg .- radio regulation
FVS. Fern verkehrsstrasse ]long-distance highways
F.V.St Feldvorschrifteznstelle .-. field order post
F.V.1' . Feldverpfiegungstabellen_ field ration schedule
-

Fvt Feuerverteilung. fire distribution


Fvtg Feuerverteilung ... . fire distribution
F.W Ftldwache. .] picket
F'w Feldwebel . (corresponds roughly to 1l. S.
first sergeant)
F .W Fliegerwarte air observation tower
F. W .Abt - Feldeisenbahnwerkstiat- Ifield railroad workshop unit
tenabteilulg
F.Wg Feldwagen f. ... field wagon
FwH _ Fetuerwerkshau ptmann l... (ordnance captain
FwIlptm Feuerwerkshlaupt naiml (-ordnance captain
Fwk . Uff..-.- Feuerwerker - - artificer; ordnance sergeant
Fwk. Uffz ---- Feuerwerkerunteroffiz ier__ artificer noncommissioned
officer
Fw-.I,ab----- Feuerwerkslalboratoriumn_ aboratorv for ordnance
ABBREVIATIONS 63
Fwp. V_ ...... Feuerwer kspersonalvor- ordnance personnel regula-
schrift t ions
FWSt . _Feldwet terstat ion field weat her station
F.W.W _Feld(lxetterwarte field meteorological stat ion
Fz_. Fahrzeug vehicle; vessel (navy)
Fz ... Feldzeug -_ . field equipmenllt: ordnance
F.Z Festlegezahl _ reference number (artillecry)
Fz JJn Feldzeuginspek t i on inspectorate of ordnllance
FZNM Feldzeugmeist erl chief of ordnance4 depart-
m1ent
Fz.Pk_ Feldzeugpack field equipment pack
Fzw Feldzeugwaffenllneister field ordnance sergeant
F.Zwb Feldzwieback field biscuit

G
Garnisonr garrison
G
C__ Gas . gas
G(ebirgs-_--- mountain
G .
G -- Gefechtsubiinlgen mit manellver, with live anlnml-
scharfer Munition nlition
Gegnlerpunkt ... present enemy position ,anti-
aircraft)
geheiim .. secret
G___ Gelainde- -. terrain; grollllnd: region
G__- Gendarmerie local police
G- General - . general
G-- Generalstab. general staff
G___ Gerit -----.---.... equipment
G. Geschiitz gun; cannon
G Geschuitzfi hrer.. gun commander
G Gewehr .. rifle
G.- Gramm --- gramin
Granate-.. grenade
gross
... .. great; large
Gruppe .. group); squa(l (infantry)
Gruppeinkornmlanllo . arnmy group commlllarld
G
Giiterzxug freight traini
G.98 Gewellr 1898 rifle, mnodel 1898
Gt- -- gericlltlice fiir tot erkliirt_ legally- presu1iied to be (lead
(on casually lists)
G(.A. (iefechtsaulsbiMld ulIg combat training; battle drill
G.A Generalarzt (corresponds to (7. S. briga-
dier general, Medical
('orps)
64 GERMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

GAB --------- -- Gasabwehrdienst -------- gas protection service


Gam ----- Gamasche -------------- legging
GAR ------------ Gebirgsartillerieregiment_ mountain artillery regiment
Garn .. .........
. Garnison......-------- garrison
Garn.Arzt ------- Garnisonarzt ---- -.. garrison medical officer
Garn.Kom ------- Garnisonkommando -.-- garrison commander's head-
quarters
Garn.Laz ----- -- Garnisonlazarett ..... military hospital
Garn.Verw_.---- Garnisonverwaltung .... garrison administration
Gas-A --------- Gasanstalt ------------- gas-works
Gas Kol -------- Gaskolonne ---.-------- gas column; balloon service
groups
Gasm - ----------- Gasmaske ------------- gas mask
Gassch.Ger.Pk .... Gasschutz-Geratepark____ antigas equipment park
G.B ..--... _ Garnisonsbauordnung ---- garrison building and con-
.....
struction regulations
Gb ------------- Gebirgs-_ .-- ------ mountain
G.B ----- ---- Geschwaderbefehl - squadron order (navy and air
corps)
Gb.B ----------. Gebirgsbrigade ..------ mountain brigade
Gbd --------.-- Gebaude buildings
Gbg ------------ Gebirgs-_ ,.......... mountain
Gbhf - .-
. ..Giiterbahnhof ......... freight yard
G Blink (m.A.S. grosses Blinkgeriit (mit large scale blinker signal
Zusatz) elektrischer Batterie (with electric battery and
und Azetylen-Sauer- addition of acetylene and
stoff Zusatz) oxygen)
G.Bomb --------.. Gasbombe -------------- gas bomb
G-Buch .. ---...-- Gesetzbuch ......... . law book
G-Buch ----- Gesundheitsbuch -.-..... health record (medical)
G.D.. . Geschiitzdepot .........
......... ordnance depot; depot for
guns and cannons
GdA. . ....-------
General der ;Artillerie ---- general of the artillery (cor-
responding to U. S. lieu-
tenant general)
GdI ------------- General der Infanterie -.. general of the infantry (cor-
responding to U. S. lieu-
tenant general)
GdK ------------- General der Kavallerie general of the cavalry (cor-
respondling to) I. S. lieu-
tenant general)
Geb ------------- Gebirgs----------------- nountain
geb ------------- geboren )orn
Geb.Abt --------- Gebirgsabteilung -..-... battalion of mountain troops
ABBREVIATIONS 65
Geb.Batt -------- Gebirgsbatterie ---- -..-- mountain battery
Geb.Brig -------- Gebirgsbrigade - ,mountain brigade
Geb.Btl ... Gebirgsbataillon . mountain battalion
Geb.Haub - Gebirgshaubitze-. mountain howitzer
Geb.Jig. Rgt. Gebirgsjagerregimen t .. mountain rifle regiment
Geb.J.R Gebirgsjiigerregiment , mountain rifle regiment
Geb.K Gebirgskanone .. mountain cannon or gun
Geb. K Gebirgskorps... - mountain corps
Geb.Nachr. Abt Gebirgsnachrichtenabtei- mountain signal battalion
lung
Geb.Pi. Gebirgspion iere --------- mountain combat engineers
Gebr. Anw -- Gebrauchsanweisung .-.. printed instructions; direc-
tions for use
Geb.Tr - Gebirgstruppe - -- mountain troops
Geb. Werf. Abt - Gebirgswerferabteilung_ _ mountain mortar battalion
ged ............. gedeckt ------------- concealed; covered; camou-
flaged; sheltered
ged.Z ------ gedecktes Ziel . defiladed target
Gef - -- Gefallener dead soldier (killed in actionl
Gef ---- Gefangener. prisoner of war
Gef.. Gefechts- _. combat; battle
Gef.Aufkl/irullng Gefechtsaufklarung ----- battle reconnaissance
gefber -. gefechtsbereit . ,.. prepared for act ion
Gef.Ber- . Gefechtsbereitschaft .... prel)aredness for act ion
Geferna ----.-.-- Fernsprechabtteilung bei teleplhone detail of thc corps
Generalkommando or general staff or army group
Gru ppenkommi ando headquarters
Gef.Gr Gefechtsgruppe -------- combat group; combat unit
Gef. Iag ------- Gefangenenlager --- -- prison camp
Gef.Lpl- Gefechtslandeplatz ------ combat landing field; ad-
vanced landing field
Gefr ---------- Gefreiter ------.------- (corresponds roughly to U. S.
acting corporal)
Gef-Sgn ..- - Gefahrsignale danger signals (on maps)
Gef.St
.. Gefechtsstand .... command( post
Gef.Staff - Gefechtsstaffel -....... . field train (services of supply)
Gef.Stat , Gefechtsstation ..... battle station (navy)
Gef.Str - - Gefechtsstreifen ---.- combat sector
Gef.Tr -.--- Gefechtstross ........... combat train
Gef.Vorp --.----- Gefechtsvorposten ----- combat olltpost
Gef. Wg .... Gefechtswagen --------- combat wagon; company
wagon (munition and tool
wagon)
Geg. Angr___ Gegenangriff -------- connterattack
66 GERMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

Gegens__ _-_ Gegensatz__ .---.-.- contrast; antithesis; oppo-


--
sition
Gegn ------ ...... Gegner ... ........ opponent; enemy; foe; ad-
versary
Gegs Gegensatz. ........ contrast; antithesis; opposi-
tion
geh .. geheim..... secret
Geh .... Gehilfe.. assistant
Geha ...--- Generaldirekt, or der director general of the Arnlo
Heereswerkstiat Iten Plants
gehob gehoben
. . elevated (in rank)
Geh. Sel. Geheinlschrift-. code; cipher; secret writing
gel . .... _ geladen - .. loaded
Geliarde_. .. terrain; ground; region.
gelilldegiingig having cross-country travel-
ing ability
Gel_ Gelbkreuz yellow cross (gas)
Gel .. Gelegenheit .. occasion; opplortunity
Gel Geleit.. convoy; escort
Gel. Fl .. Geleitflottille -. convoy flotilla
Gel.W. Gelandewelle.... curtain; screen; mask (as
regards relation of gun to
target)
Gel. Wink.. Gelindewinkel. angle of site
gem genmiss .. according to
gem mixed
Gem. Pol (erneindepolizei commnunity police
gem. Pzknw.Kp gemiischte P'aiiz erkraf;- mixed tank conlpanly
wagen-KomIpalni ie
Geom. Vertr Geneillndevertretel representative of the com-
nllnlity
Gem.Vorst.. Ge(nlleinrdewr stelhe mayor of the comrlmunity
genr . gellanrlnt ment ioned; called
ge.N__ geograplhische Noi rd_. true north
Gell..... General . , . general
Geii.Adj. (G(:eleraladjutlant_ adjutant general
Gell. Arzt (Glieralarzt (corresponds to U. S. briga-
dier general, Medical Corps)
Gen.d.Art I, (eiieral der Artille erie genelral of the artillery (cor-
respondinlg to U. S. lielu-
tenant general)
ABBREVIATIONS 67
Gen.d.F1 General der Flieger.. general of the air corps (cor-
responding to U. S. lieu-
tenant general)
General der Infantrie... general of the infantry (cor-
responding to U. S. lieu-
tenant general)
Gen .d.Kav .General der Kavallerie general of the cavalry (cor-
responding to U. S. lieuten-
ant general)
G(en.d. Pi _General dler Pioniere general of the engineers (cor-
responding to U. S. lieu-
tenant general)
Gen.d.Pztr General der Panlzertruppe general of the armored forces
(corresponding to U. S.
lieutenont general)
Genf. Konv Genfer
(.... Konvention Geneva Convent;ion
Genfldm__ (: elncralfel(dmar schall field marshal (no U.S. equiv-
alent)
Gen. Fm -_ Generalfeldmarschall -.... field marshal (no U. S.
equivallent)
Gen.Insp Ge...
(neralinspekt clur... insplector general
Gen. Kdo _------ Generalkomlmanldo -.. corps headq(larters
Genko - . Gecneralkomrnando..
...... corps general staff; corps
headqularters
Gen.Lt------ --- Generalleutnant__ ____ (correspontds to U. S. major
general)
Gen. Maj -------- Generalmajor ----------- (corresponds to U. S. briga-
dier general)
Gen.Obst.... Generaloberst ..... __. __ (corresponds to U. S. general)
Gen. Ob. St. Arzt . Generaloberstabsarzt ..... (corresponds to U7. S. lieu-
tenant general, Medical
Corps)
Gen.Ob.St.Vet Generaloberstabs veteri- (corresponds to U. S. lieu-
nar tenant general) (Vete'rinary
C(orps)
Gen.Ord.Komm- Generalordenskommis- General Decorations Conm-
sion nmission
Gen.Qu. Generalqulartiernmeister .. quartermalster general
(-
Genst -. . Generalstab...
........ general staff
Gen.St.Arzt .___.
Generalstabsarzt (corresponds to TU. S. major
ge'neral. Medical C.orps)
( ;enstb ... (n llneralstar genelral staff
68 GERMAN MILITARY ABBRE'IATI'ONS

Genstb.-Chef ----- Generalstabschef --- chief of the general staff


Genstb.d.H ------ Generalstab des Heeres army general staff
Gen.St. Vet ---..- Generalstabsveterinar_ (corresponds to U. S. major
general) (Veterinary Corps)
Gen.Vet -------- - Generalveteriniir (corresponds to U. S. brigadier
general) (Veterinary Corps)
geogr. Br- ....--- geographische Breite___ latitude
geogr. L-- geographische Lange___ longitude
Geopol Geopolitik ----------- geopolitics
Gep Gepick ------------- pack; baggage
Gep. Wg --------- Gephckwagen -------- baggage wagon
Ger - - - - - Gerat....... ------ equipment
Ger. Fw.. Geratefeldwebel ----
-- equipment sergeant (corre-
sponding roughly to lU. S.
first sergeant)
Ger.Uffz -------- Gerateunteroffizier ----- equipment non-commis-
sioned officer
Ger. Wg -__ Geratwagen ------------ equipment wagon
Gesch ----- Geschoss -- projectile; bullet
Gesch. Geschuitz -- -- piece; gun; cannon
gesch.Arrest geschairfter Arrest . __ disciplinary arrest for a short
period
Gesch. Ex_ .... - Geschiitzexerzieren _ gun drill
Gesch.F ....... Geschiitzfiihrer ----- gun commander
Gesch. Fabr_ Geschossfabrik ----- ammunition factory
Gesch. Giess -_____Geschiitzgiesserei --- gun foundry
Gesch. Kb. .----- Geschosskorb ... shell basket; shell case
Geschl. Kr _ .. Geschlechtskrankheit. venereal disease
Gesch. Rei ...... Geschiitzreinigen -- gun cleaning
geschtl ---- .-.... geschichtlich ------- historical
Geschw --- - Geschwader .-...... wing formation (aviation);
squadron (navy)
Geschw. M ------ Geschwindigkeitsmesser _ speedometer
Gesch.ZZ Geschaftszimmer ----- office
gesetzl -- - gesetzlich ... ---- ---- legally
Ges.St Gesamtstarke -----.-.-- total strength
gest ---- --------- gestaffelt -------------- echeloned
Gest ----------- Gestalt ----------------- figure; shape; form; stature
Gest----------- Gestellung .......... summons, calling-up (of re-
cruits); provision (of carts)
gest ------------- gestorben............. died
Gestapa --------- Geheimes Staatspolizei- office of the secret state
amt police
Gestapo -- - -.. _ Geheime Staatspolizei secret state police
ABBREVIATIONS 69
get _------------ get6tet ---------------- killed
Gew ------------ Gewalt - - force; power; might
Gew -- Gewehr --- -- rifle
gew - -__- - gewerblich - industrial; pertainiing to trade
Gew Gewicht -- -- - -- -- weight; stress
Gew ------------ G ew inn --------------- profit
gew -..----------- gew6hnlich usual; customary
Gew.98 _- - Gewehr 98 rifle, model 1898
Gew.Fhr -------- Gewehrfuihrer gun commander (heavy ma-
chine gun)
Gew.Gran --- Gewehrgranate - rifle grenade
Gew.Gran.Gew. Gewehrgranatengewehr_ grenade-rifle
Gew.M
.------ Gelandewinkelmesser angle-of-site instrument
Gew. Mun --- Gewehrmunition - rifle ammunition
Gew.Sch --- Gewehrschiitze rifleman
Gew.Z.F Gewehrzielfernrohr .... telescopic sight (rifle)
gez ------------- gezeichnet . signed
gez --- -- --- gezogen --------------- rifled; twisted; drawn
Gf - - - - - Gefechts-_-- -- combat; battle
Gf - - - - - Geschossfabrik ---- shell factory
Gf Geschiitzfabrik - gun factory
G.F- Geschiitzfiihrer -------- gun coInmander
Gf -
-- - - Gruppenfuihrrer ------- SS or SA commander with
rank corresponding to
U. S. major general; squad
leader (infantry)
CFM..___ ---- Generalfeldmarsehall field marshal (no equivalent
U. S. rank)
G.F.P - ....... Geheime Feldpolizei secret military police
Gfsch -___ .-.-... Gefangenschaft ... imprisonment; captivity
Gfuk... .-...- grosse FIunkstation... large radio station
G.Fuk.Stat .-... grosse Funkstation - large radio station
Gf.Wg. Gefelchtswagen- .
.. .. comlbat wagon; company
wagon (aminunition and
tools)
Gf.Wg. gr_ .-....- grosser Gefechtswagen
. large combat wagon
Gf. Wg.kl - .--.-. .kleiner Gefechtswagen_ small combat wagon
..----- gegen ----------------- against; to; tovwards; op-
posed to
G.G -_-_-------_ Generalgouvernement--_ General Government (Central
Poland)
G.G _----- ---- Graugussgeschoss ------- cast iron shell
G.G -_-_-- .-.. grosse goldene Medaille great gold medal
G.G....... Grundgeschlitz base l)iece (artillery)
ABBREVIATIONS 71
G 1I-.-- - - -- - Gleichstrom ------------ direct current (electricity)
Glash .. Glashiitte glass works (on maps)
gldg --.---------- gel lldegiillgig ---------- having cross-country travel-
ing ability
Gleisk Gleiskette
,---------.. ., caterpillar track
Gleisk --.. ------- Gleiskettenfahrzeug ... full-track vehicle
Gleisk.Pr.-------- Gleisketten - Panzerfahr- full-track armored vehicle
zeug
Grl.... .. Glcitflug- glide (aviation)
Gl.Kfz ... gel/indegiqngiges Kraft- cross-counttry motor vehicle
fahrzeug'
Gl.St. . ......
G(Ileichstrom direct current (electricity)
GUlihl Gliihlicht.-. incandescent light: electric
bulb; inlcanll(e(scelll laInp
Glvw Gelandewinkel angle of site
W.
gl.W. -.... ..glatte Wurfnline... ...... smloot l bore mine-throwver
shell
glz ... . ... gleichzeitig -......
....... -..... sinlllltaneous
GiIn__ -... _ .__.-
Gasnlaske .. gas mask
GM .... Generalhajor (corresponds to U. S. briga-
dier general)
G.m.b.l. .. Gesellschaft mit be- limited liability company
schriankter Ilandllng
G. Med .- --- Goldmedaille ------ -.. gold medal
G. M.G -.. Grundmaschinengev ehr_ base piece (machine gutn)
........
G. M. K ------. Gebirgsmunitionskolonne_ mountain ammunition col-
U mnI
Gmr .. . Geschwindigkeitsmesser
......... - speedometer
G.M.Sch.G .. grosses Markscheidegeriit_ large inclinometer (geology)
GOA ...- Generaloberarzt (corresponds to U. S. lieuten-
ant colonel, Medical Corps)
GOK - . Generalordenskonmlission
..... General Decorationsf Conl-
mission
GOStA .. Generaloberstabsarzt (correspondsto U.S. lie tenant
general, iledical Corrps)
GOSt. V.. GeneraloberstabsveterinlC (coirespornds to U. S. lieutevn-
a nt gene ral) ( leteritary
Corps)
Gp, .-...... Gepiick.. ... ... baggage
rgp ggepanzerte arlnored
G.P graphischer Piunkt graphic point; topographical,1
point
G.P- Grundrichtungsplinkt__ base point (artilr!?!); refer-
ence point (glure'ry)
72 GERMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

gp. Kw_--------- gepanzerter Kraftwagen-_ armored car


Gp.Tr ---------- Gepiicktross ---------- baggage train
G.Pzgr----.------ Gewehr-Panzergranate - - armor-piercing rifle shell
g/qmc ------- Querschnittbelastung --- ballistic coefficient; average
load (ballistics)
G. Qu - - Generalquartiermeister___ Deputy Chief of High Com-
mand, General Staff
G.Qu. M ------ Generalquartierrmeister- _ Deputy Chief of High Com-
mand, General Staff
G.Qu.St -------- Generalquartiermneister- staff of Deputy Chief of
stab Command, General Staff
Gr ------------- Graben . ..........-.--- trench; ditch (on maps)
Gr --------- --- Grad ------------------ degree
Gr -----.. .. Granate ............ shell; grenade
Gr-- - - - - Grauguss --------------- cast iron
Gr -------------- Gr6sse --------- ------- size; greatness; height
Gr ----- ------ G ros ------------------ main body (of a unit)
Gr -------------- Grube ----------------- pit; mine; ditch; quarry;
grave (on maps)
G.R ---------.. Grundrichtung ---- ----- base-line direction (artillery)
Gr -------------- Gruppe section; squad; group; flying
formation
Gran ------------ Granate shell; grenade
gr.Bl.P ---------- grobes Blattchenpulver__- powder in large flakes (pro-
pellant)
Gr.Br ----- ---- Grossbritannien -------- Great Britain
Grd -- Grund ---------------- ground; soil; terrain (onl
maps)
Grdfl ---- - - - Grundfliche ----------- base; basis; area
Grdl -- ---- Grundlage -------------- basis; foundation; base
G rdl ------------ Grundlinie -------------- base line; outline; datum
line; point of reference
Grd.MG Grundnmaschinengewehr _- base piece (machine gun)
G rdr ------------ Grundrichtung .__--- ..- base-line direction (artillery)
Grdr ....... Grundriss .-......... design; sketch; outline; plan
Grdwsp Grundwasserspiegcl ----- water table
Gren ---- - Grenadier - . .... grenadier; infantryman
Grenzm - Grenzmark ------------- Grenzmark (former German
provinces Posnanza and
West-Prussia)
Grepola -- - Grenzpolizeiabschnitt -... border police zone
Gif _ GranatfUllllng --- ------- bursting charge
Gr.F - Gruppenfiihrer -- ---- squad leader (infantry)
gr.Fk ----------- grosse Feldkuche -.----- large field kitchen
ABBREVIATIO:NS 73
Gr.G.St --.--- Grosser Generalstab
.. Grand General Staff (1914-
1918)
Gr.Hptqu Grosses Hauptquartier_ _ _ general headquarters
Gr.H.Qu Grosses Hauptquartier . general headquarters
Gr.K -.-------- Gruppenkommando army group command
Gr. Kpf Grosskampf . large-scale fighting
Gr.Kr. Mun-. Griinkreuzmunition ..... green cross (gas) shell
Gr.Kw.Kol - grosse Kraftwagenkolon- heavy motor transport train
ne
Grkz ---- Griinkreuz -------------- green cross (gas): choking
gas (diphosgene or chloro-
*picrin)
Grin -- - Grenzinark ------------ Grenzmark (former German
provinces Posnania and
West-Prussia)
Grmin ----- - Grossmacht ------------- Great Power
Gr.m.P- Granate mit Panzerkopf armor-piercing shell
grosskal - grosskalibrig...... (of) large caliber
G.R.P - Grundrichtungspunkt .-.. base point (artillery); refer-
ence point (gunnery)
Grp - Gruppe - . ..-. section; squad; group; pur-
suit squadron; bombard-
ment group
Gr.R.Dn Gruppe von Reserve- group of reserve divisions
divisionen
Gr.Seh - - - Grenzschu tz ..... frontier protective force
Gr.St .... _ Grenzstation___ __ border station
Gr T Ruiistgewicht- in Tonlen_ structural weight in tons
(airplane)
(;ru_ -- Gruppe
...... section; squad; group; flying
formation
Gruf -----.-.-.-- Gruppenfuhrer. (SA) Storm-Troops corps
leader (correspondingto lJ.
S. lieutenant general)
(SS) Elite Guard corps com-
mander (corresponding to
U. S. lieutenant general)
Grufahr --------- Fiihrer der Fah rtruppen commander of horsedrawn
beim Grup penkorl- supply trains with the
mando army group command
G(ruff -- ---- ------ Gruppenfiihrer dler Flieg- staff air officer
er
74 GERMAN MILITARY ABBREIVIATIONS

Gru. Kdo ----- Gruppenkommando ----- army group command


gr.u.kl. Fk --- grosse und kleine Feld- large and small field kitchens
kitichen
Gruko------- Gruppenkommando --.-- army group command
Grutrain ----- Ftihrer der Fahrtruppen commander of horse-drawn
beim Gruppenkoinman- supply trains with the
do army group command
Gru Vet ------- Gruppenveterindr.--- chief veterinary officer with
army group command
Gr.W.. ..- . Granatwerfer.
. mortar
Gr.Z... Granatzinder. shell fuze
Grz -- .- . _ Grenz
.... ... border
Grz. Kdo-_.-.- . Grenzkor
.... nllal dol . . frontier division headquar-
ters
Grzsch ........ Grenzschutz_____. frontier protective force
Grz.Sch.Ri(1to
..... Grenzschutzkomnlnando_ frontier protective force
headquarters
Grzst - Grenzstein ----- ----- boundary marker
GS_-_-_ Generalinspekteulr des Inspector-General of the
Sanithitswesens (SA) Medical Service of the
Storm Troops
G.S.L -.-- ---..... Gasschutzlager ....... chemical warfare depot: gas-
defense supply depot
G.S.O. Gasschutzoflizier.. .. antigas officer
G .S.) Grll n(dwassersp)iegel _. water table (topography)
G.Sprgr. Gewelir-Sp)renrggrarlate
- high explosive rifle shiell
G.St,....... Gefecllt sstandl .... conimmaland post
GSt ----- Generalstab. ------- general staff
GStA -.. .. Generalstalsarzt .__.. (corresponds to U. S. major
general, Medical Corps)
G St V_ Gencralstabsveterin/dr (corresponds to UT.S. miajor
general) (Veterinary Corps)
(. S. . Gasschu tzun teroffizier anti gas non-colmnlissioled
officer
G.S.V -... GasschuLtzvorsehlrift
... regulations for defense againlt
chemical warfare
G t ------ ---...... . Fluggewicht in Tonnen__ flying weight in tons (avia-
tion); gross weight; total
weight
Gt. Br .... .-.-.... Gross Britannien Great Britain
G tr.Bhf _ ....--. Giiterbahnhof _... freight yard
G.Tross__ -- Gepificktross
c .. baggage train
Gtt Gitter... grid; fence
ABBREVIATIONS 75
Gtt. Br - Gitterbrficke_.. ... lattice bridge
,_. .....
Giirt.Wa Gfirtelwagenl des langen pcdlrail truck for the long
schweren M6rsers heavy mortar
Giit. Bhf_ Gfiterbahnhof freight yard
Giit.W__ Giiterwagen -.. freight car
g.v .... garnlisonverweil(dlllgstallig fit for garrison duty
GV -- . Generalveterinir. (corresponds to U.7.S. brig$a-
dier general) (l eteri7nary
Corps)
Gvb -h. Gesamtverband . total force
(1V E garlliisonverwevdlllgsfa- fit for garrison duty in tihe
hig ini der Etappe communicieations zoell
G. Verw . . . Geratsverwaltenvorschlrift equil:)lllent admlinistlratioiI for
ftir die Luftwaffe the air corps
GVF_..I gar n is onverwendungsfii- fit for garrison duty in the
hig im Felde field
GVG ... ga r n is onverwenldllgsfii- fit for garrison duty in t he
.L blig in der Garnison garrison
GVH - gar n is ollverwendlllgsfai- fit for garrison dutiy in the
hig in (ter Hcimlat interior
GVI Ga Lir so niverwaltrungsin- inspector (sup)ervisor) of gar-
spektor rison ad(Imilist ration
GVO ____ G arn isonverwalturlgsord- regullationls for garrison ad-
llung Ilministrationl
G.V.O___ Griiberverwaltungsoffi zier grave adl in iistrat ion ofiicer
GVOI___ Garnisonverwaltul ngsoti)er- chief inlspector (sul perv isor)
inspektor of garrison ad(nlinistration
Gv _ ___ Gelnlldewinlkel. angle of site
GWag....... Grilppeiwihlr er..... group selector; intermediate
selectoir (signal service)
G-Wagen Giiterwagel Init 15 Tonllle 2-3 axle, covered freight
Ladlunlgsge
w icht car \with 15i-tonl load ca-
)lacity'
G.Wg _ -- - - - - - - - Giirtelwagerl des langen peldrail truck for the long
schwerenl Mirsers heavy lmortar
GZ --- - - - - - -- - Generalstab - Zentralab- Central Section of the GeCl-
teihlllg eral Staff
G.Z__ Granatziinder____ _._. slhell fuze
GZ___ Gruindzahl . .a.. batsic' (lata (gt nnc0ery)
Gzig... - - - - - - - - Giiterzug.... .... . freight train
Gz t- Zuladungsgewicht in Toni- weigllt of dlisplosalte load il.
neil torns (aviation)
GZug__ Guiterzug... . . freight trainl
76 GERMIAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

H
- hangend ----- .---- inverted (cylinder arrange-
ment of airplane engine)
H .. .--- - Halt! ------------ Halt! -....
Haltestelle _- _----- stop; station
___ Handwerker _.----- -...
workman; artisan; craftsman
H Haubitze.-- _ howitzer -...
H- .--- Haupt-- chief; principal -....
Hauptmann ----- .... captain
H --- -- -- Heckmotor _ - -.-.- rear engine (motor vehicle)
H H eer ------------- - army
l__
engst -- - - - stallion
H _ Hilfs-_- - - auxiliary
Hinter- _ .-.. rear; after; back
H - .--- ,-
H ,--..... Hoch - ...-- high
Hochdecker ------- high-wing monoplane
H - - - - - - - - - - - -- Hochleistungssegel Iflug- high-performance glider
zeug
H -.-- -- - - - - - - - - Holz ------ ------ .-... wood
horizontal .. horizontal
Horizontalachse am ]rheo- horizontal axis of theodolite
doliten (surveying service)
H Hiitte -,- .... hut (on maps)
in der Stunde . per hour
H .............. Reichs-SA-Hochschli lamt_ Reichs Office of Storm-
Trooper Academy
__ Zielh6he____ _ .. height of target (gunnery)
Ha ----.-.-.---- Gruppe Hansa (SA) Hansa Section (Storm
Troopers)
Ha -.-.--------- Handgranatenunterst ,ard hand-grenade shelter
H.A Hauptabschnitt .... main sector
Ha _- .- Hektar hectare
Ha.B.St . H__
auptbeobacht tn gs- main observation post
stelle
Haf . Hafen -- - -
--- port; harbor (on maps)
Haf. Pol--.--- Hafenpblizei -.-.-.- harbor police
Haf-St ..-- - Hafenstadt .- seaport
HAL Haulptanschlulssleitulni g___ main connecting line (com-
munications)
halbhj ----- -- halbjahrlich. ..- semiannual
IHalbkol -------- Halbkolonne ---- ... half column
halt-- ---------- halten --- - - .-.- to stop; to halt; to hold
halti) --- . haltbar..--- tenable; defensible; strong;
durable; valid
ABBREVIATIONS 77
Handb _---------- Handbuch - -------- -. handbook; manulal
Handgr ---------- Handgranate hand grenade
Handl.Kr -------- Handelskrieg econolmic warfare
Handschr --- ..--- Handschrift signature; manuscript; hand-
writing
H.A.O ----------- Anzugsordnmlmg fiir das clothing regulations for the
Reichsheer army
H aub ----------- Hau bitze -- - -- ---- howitzer
Haupt. B. Stelle--- Hauptbeobachtu ngs- main observation post
stelle
Hauptgefr -------- Hauptgef reiter ---------- (corresponds ronghly to Ur. S.
acting corporal)
Hauptl ---------- Hauptleute -------------- captains
Hauptmn.... Hauptmann ------------ captain
Hauwewa ----.--- Hauptwetterwartec----. .. main meteorological station;
main weather station
hb -------------- halb ------ ---- ....-- half
H.B ...--.---- - Haubitzbatterie -_ ...--. howitzer battery
H.B..... Hauptbahn - .. main railway
H.B.-.-.-...... Haul)theobachtung main observation
H .B -- - - - - Heeresbeamter. civilian employee of the
army
H.B.A ---------- H eeresbauamt - ----. army construction service
H.Bau A Heeresbauamlt. army construction service
H.Bef.Best...... Heeresbefi6rderu n gste - army promotion regulations
stinmmungen
H.Bekl.A -------- Heeresbekleidungsa mt _ _ army clothing service
II.BekI.A.V ------ Hecresbekleidun g samnts- director of the army clothing
vorsteher office
II.Bes.Best --.--- Heeresbesoldu ngsblestim- army pay regulations
mungen
II.Bes.EE.V ------- Heeresbesoldungsergan- army supplemenltary pay
zungsvorschrift regulations
Hbf --- ..-..-...- Hauptbahnhof ... main delot; main ra Ail ay
station
Hblhf - .-.-.-...- Hauptbahnhof -.. main depot; main ravilway
station
H.Br_-- Heeresbrot _ . army bread
hbst_ -_ _ ----..
... halbstarr ... .. semirigid
.--- (aviation)
hbst.... .. ....... halbstiin'dig -.. - . every half hour
Hchfl - .......... Hochflieger ----------.. high-altitude flyer
H.D- - .-.----- ..Hochdecker ------------- high-wing monoplane
lIdb_ - .....--..- Handbuch . handbook; manual
0
51q.5f -°-43-f6
78 GERMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATI'ONS

Hdbr_ H andbremse_ hand brake; emergency


brake
Hdfw - ........ H andfeuerwaffe small fire arms
Hdgem__- Handgemenge.. hand-to-hand fight
Ildgr ---- ...... H andgriff --------------- handle
H. Dienst_ IHorchdienst listening-in service (radio)
Hdpfd__. Handpferd..... led horse
Hd.R__ Hunderotte. dog pack (S messenger dogs)
H.Draht INd ------ Drahtnachrichter dienst army wire signal service
des Reichsheeres
Hd.Sch. W Handscheinwerfer - portable searchlight
H.D.St.O_ Heeresdisziplinarstraford- army disciplinary regulations
nIung
H.Dv.. Heeresdienstvorschrift __ army service regulation
H.Dv... Heeresdruck vorschrift printed army regulationg;
army regulations; army
service regulations; army
manual
H.Dv -- Heeresdruckvorschriften- army regulations administra-
verwaltung tion
He -- Gruppe Hessen (SA).. Hesse Section (Storin Troop-
ers)
He Helium -.. helium
H.E.B ........ Heeresergagnzungsbestim- army recruit ing regulations
mungen
Heeresgr_ Heeresgruppe . army group; group of armies
Heer San_ Hleeressaritatswesen _.. army medical service
Heerw -. Heerwesen army organization; military
affairs
H.E.G. - Heereserganzungsordnung army recruiting regulations
Heliorn. -- . .....
Heliometer. heliometer
H.F ------ Hochfrequeiz -- high frequency (radio)
H.F.A---- Heeresforstamt --------- army board of woods and
forests
HI. Fachsch_ leeresfachschtle army technical school
IH.Fachsch. .D .. eeresfachschuldiensi
.H -- army technical school service
H.Fachsch. f.Ld.u. Ileeresfachschule fiir Laand- army school for agriculture
Fstw. wirtschaft und Forst- and f restry
wirtschaft
H.F.Auf.A. ........ H eeresforstautfsichtsamt_ army forest supervision office
Hfbeschl. L.mnstr ...Huifbeschlaglehrmeister__- horseshoeing instructor
.. G..
H.. Hinterbliebenenfuirsorge- law pertaining to the welfare
gesetz of survivors
ABBREVIATIONS 79
H.F.I ---------- Heeresforstinspektion -.-- army forestry inspection
service
H.Filmst _ Heeresfilmstelle --------- army motion picture service
Hfn --- Hafen r ....__ - _ harbor; port
H.Forst-I - H eeresforstinspektion .-.- army forestry inspection
service
H. Forst-Ver rw -.. Heeresforstverwaltung_ _ _ army forestry administra-
tion
H.F.R.A .- Heeresforstrevieramt - -. district office of army fores-
try service
H.F.Sch___ Heeresfachschule........ army technical school
H.F.St .... Haiuptftirsorgestelle -- main social service office
Hfst .... Hilfstelle ----- auxiliary station
H.Fiirs.St __ - Hauptfiirsorgestelle main social service oflice
H .Fz ------ Heeresfeldzeugreister (ci) chief of ordnance; army
ordnance department
H.Fzgr-.... Heeresfeldzeuggruppe -
- army ordnance group
H.Fz.Gru___ Heeresfeldzeuggruppe army ordnance group
H.Fzm ---- . Heeresfeldzeugmeistclr(ei) chief of ordnance; army
ordnanlce department
H.Fz.V --.. Heeresfeldzeugverwal- army ordnance adminlistra-
tung tion
Hg--------- Handgranate .c.. hand grenade
H.G -... Heeresgerat .. army equil)pment; military
e(luipmnenlt
Hg ---------- _Hil'gel . ... hill
H.Geb.O --.. H eeresgebaudeordnutlng_ army housing regulations
Hgefr - .. ---- Haupt;gefreiter ..- (corresponds roughly to '. S.
acting corporal)
H.Ger. Pk ... 1.1eeresgeratepark.. army equipmlent p)ark
H.G.I__.. _. HeergerAtinspizient . army equilpmellnt inspector;
ordnalce inlslpector
Hgr . H.andgranate.. hand grenade
H.Gr ----- H..eeresgruppe -... army group; group of armlies
H. Gren_. ____ Handgranate
. -. hand grenade
Hgr.Kdo - -. _ __
Heeresgruppenkonm- headquarters of a group of
mando arnmies
H.H.A___. Heereshundeanstalt army niessenger-dog kennels
H .Handw.Sch_ Heereshandw erker- ariny vocational school
schule
H.Haush -.... Heereshaushaltsabtei- Army Administrative Sec-
lung tion (of General Army
1Ofi'c)
80 GERMAN MILITARY ABBREiVIATIONS

H.Hd _-_-_-_-_-- Heereshund ....... army messenger-dog


H.HId.Anst Heereshundeanstalt army messenger-dog kennels
H.Hg.Stg ......... Hinterhangstellung _ reverse slope position
Hhl.. H 6hle -----------
--.-. cave (on maps)
H.I -. - . - - -- Halbinsel_... .. peninsula
H i ------ Hinterrider --- - rear wheels
Hi.B.St _-.. _ Hilfsbeobachtungsstelle. auxiliary observation post
Hilfs-Min.Su Hilfsminensucher auxiliary mine sweeper
Hind -- Hindernis...---- - obstacle; barrier; barricade;
entanglement; impediment
hinh _... hinhaltend -------- - -- delaying
hinh. Gef -------- hinhaltendes Gefecht..... delaying action
hinh.Kpf - hinhaltender Kainp)f___ delaying engagement
Hint.H - - HIinterhang..... __ - reverse slope
hinw --- -- --- hinweisen -------------- to indicate; to point (to)
Hitlerjugend . __ Hitler Youth
H.K.A - Heereskiistenartillerie army coast artillery
H.IKav - Heereskavallerie ------ general headquarters cav-
alry
H.K.F _.... Hauptkampffeld....... battle position
H.K.F_
---- Heereskraftwagenfach instructor in an army nmotor
lehrer transport school
H.K.Feld Hauptkampffeld ------- battle position
HKL Hauptkampflinie .-.. main line of resistance
H.Km
m. Gipfelhohe in Kilometer ceiling in kilometers (avia-
tion)
H.K.O ------ - h6herer Kavallerioffizier__ cavalry officer above the
rank of captain
H. K6rp- _ Heeresk6rper -------- body of an army; army
H. iK.P ---------- Heereskraftfahrpark -.. army motor transport park
H.K.PP-_-----_ Heimatkraftfahrpark ----- motor transport park in the
interior
H.KE.S---------
- Heereskraf tfahrsch ule ---- army motor transport school
HI.----------- _ Heeresleitung . -..---- army high command
h.l__- .-. --. hinten links _----------- from behind and to the left
(gunnery, wind direction)
H1..l- ---------- Hohlladungsgeschoss -. blank shell
H.Laz ---------- _ Heereslazarett ---------- army hospital
Illft .------------Halfter ----------------- halter
II.L.Schm-n -_----- Heereslehrschnliede -.--- army horseshoer's school
HIst ------------ Heilstiitte -------------- health-resort (on maps)
H M _----_-__-__ Allgemeine Heeresmitteil- general army information
ungen (bulletin); general army
memorandum
ABBPEVIATIONS 81
hm -------- H6he eines Flugzeuges in height of an airplane in
Metern meters
H.M
.----------- H 6henmesser ----------- altimeter; height-finder
H.Ma ----- -- Heeresmunitionsanstalt _- army ammunition establish-
ment
Hmins------- Hilfsminensucher -- ---- auxiliary mine sweeper
Hmm.......... Hub eines Flugzeugmo- stroke of an airplane in milli-
tors in Millimetern meters
H. Mun.Anst ----- Heeresmunitionsanstalt _- office of army ammunition
H. Mus. Insp ------ Heeresmusikinspizienit --- superintendent of army mu-
sic
H Nb ------- - Heeeer resnach richten army signal corps adnilnis-
triebsleitung tration
H.N. Ma ----- - Heeres-Neben munitioi sub-office of army amnluni-
anstalten tion
H.N.0 -- ----- h6herer Nachrichteno signal officer above the rank
zier of captain
H.N.S ---------- Hauptnachschubstelle main base of supply
H.N.Za ---------- Heeresnachweisun army recording bureau for
zeugamt army equipment
H.N.Za Heeresnebenzeugamt_ army ordnance sub-bureaul
H.O ------ . Heeresordnung......
..... army organization; arry
order
H.O ------------ Hochofen -_- blast furnace (on maps)
h6h _.. ,.. .. ..... h6her. higher
Hoh.Kdo . ......
H6heres Kommando_._ corps command
h6ilz ... .......
h6lzern- .-.. wooden
Ho.Tonn -------- H6chsttonage tonnage limit; maximum ton-
nage
Holzbr ---------- Holzbriicke . wooden bridge (on maps)
H.O.Pf ....... Heeresoberpfarrer -.- senior army chaplain
H/OQuV-._. Heeres - Oberquartier- Army Director of Historical
meister V Records
horiz ---------- horizontal - -.--.- - ----- horizontal
Hp -------- Haltepunkt ------------ aiming point; point of ainm;
stopping point (raitroad,
street car) (on maps)
H.P ------------- Horchposcen . - listening post
H.P.A .. Heerespersonalanit
..... --.- Army Personnel Office
H.Pf.-.------ Heil- und Pflegeanstalt_ convalescent sanatorium
H.Pi.O0 --------- hoherer Pionieroffizier engineer officer above the
rank of captain
Hpt-----.-.-.-- Haupt------------- -- chief; principal
H pt- - - .- - - --_ Hauptstadt ---------- capital
82 GERAMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

Hpt.K.Feld ..... _ Hauptkampffeld-. battle position


Hptl .. Hauptleute. captains
Hptml l ..-.. . ------ Hauptimann captain
Hpt. Res .-----. Hauptreserve . main body of reserve
HEpt.San.Pk ...... Hauptsanitatspark ------- medical supply depot
Hiptscha ... Hauptscharfilhrer ..... (SS) first platoon-leader,
Elite Glard (corresponding
to U. S. master sergeant)
lf ptst ------. - Hauptstadt capital city
llptstuf . .........
Hauptsturmnfiihrer .-.... (SS) chief company-com-
mander, Elite Guard (cor-
respondingto U. S. captain)
Hpt.Tr r-.. .....
Haupttross .---------- main field train; main supply
train
Hpttr -- . --- Haupttrupp ------------ reserve (of advance or rear
guard)
Hpt.Tr.Fhr .. ... Haupttrossfiihrer ------- commander of main field
trains
Hpt. Verb Pl.__.. Haupt verbandplatz_ main dressing station (mned-
ical)
flptverw _.-... Haupt verwaltung ... main administration
IIpt.V. P1 .. Hauptverbandplatz . main dressing stat ion
I pt. Vet. Pk. Hauptveterinarpark ... veterinary supply depot
H.Pz.O.. .... ...h6herer Panzeroffizier tank officer above the rank
of major
H.Qu - Iauptquartier ..---
l.- -- headquarters
HR -.- __-------- Heeresrechtabteilung ...- army legal section
HI.Ro ---- --- Hleeresrohstoffabteilling_ _ army raw material section
I-
Il.R.P . Hauptrichtungspunkt-...
...--- base point
htrsg . herausgegeben -.... __.. edited
H.S Handscheinwerfer hand searchlight
Hs ...--... Handschrift -------------- handwriting; signature; man-
uscript
Hs-. . Haus
........ house (on maps)
H.San.Ispr ------- Heeressanitatsinspekteur inspector of the army medi-
cal service
I.San. Lager . Iauptsanitiatslager main medical supply depot
:1l.Sattlmnstr ._. Heeressattlermeister - army saddle nastcr
hschr. . handschriftlich
..-...... ....
-- written by halnd
H.Schr.V Vorschrift fir den Schtlrift- regulations for army eorre
und Geschaftsverkehr sponden ce
im Reichsheer
H. Schnhm. Mstr.__ Heeresschuhmachermeis- army shoemaker
ter
ABBREVIATIONS 83
hsl --------.-- handschriftlich .. written by hand
H.S.L ..- Hauptsanit/atslager .. main medical supply depot
H.S.S.Ger -- Heeressauerstoff- military oxygen apparatus
schutzgerat
H.SS Pf -------- H6herer SS und Polizei- Superior SS and Police Colll
fiuhrer manlder
H.St ------- Haltestelle stop; station
Hst .-.. Hauptstadt. capital city
Hst -.--------. Hilfstelle. auxiliary station
H.St.O.K -------- Heeresstandortkasse. post finance office
H.St.O.V ..------ Heeresstandorts verwal- army post administration
tung
H.Stp.V --------- Handwaffenstempelvor- small arms stamn)ing regu-
schrift lations
H.St.V ----------- Strafvollstrec ku n gsvor- regulations for the execution
schrift fur das Reichs- of sentences in the arnmy
heer
Ht ------------. Huitte, . hut; cottage (on maps)
hT ------------
_ Treffpunkth6he. altitude of point of impact
(antiaircraftartillery)
HTA -_--------- Haupttelegraplhenllam t main telegraph office
Htf ---- _--_----_ Hinterfessel ... pastlern
H.Tp ---------- Heereskraf twagen trans- army truck detachment
portgruppe
Htr - Hinter-_ .-- rear; after; back
H.U.A HeeresunterkulnftsaInlt arnmy billeting admlinistra-
tioni
H.U.A.Dir -_----- Heeresunterku nlftsamrts- director of arnly billoting
direktor admlinistration
Hiinengr IHtinengrab prehistoric grave (on maps)
H ufbeschl. Lm -. H uf beschlaglehrmieister_ horseshoeing instructor
hund hun dert... hund red
hundtsd hunderttausend ., hundred thousand
HV ------------ Heeresverwaltung army administration
H.V.A ---------- Hauptversorgunmgsarnt -.- main social service anld wel-
fare office (for dependent.s
of soldiers)
H .V.A ---------- IHeeresverpflegungsamt___ arnmy comlllissary service
H.V.B1 -I----- tHeeresverordn ngsnblatt arny builletin
H.Verpfg. A ... Heeresverpflegunlgsamlllt_ armny commllissary service
II.Verpfl.V ------ Ileeresverpflegu ngsvor- army regulations for coIm-
schrift missary service
84 GERMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

H.Vers. A-- Hauptversorgungsamt -__ main social service and wel-


fare office (for dependents
of soldiers)
H.Verw --------- Hauptverwaltung ------- main administration
II.Vet.Akad ------ Heeresveterinairakademie_ army veterinary school
lI.Vet.U.A ------- Ileeresveterinarunters uch- army veterinary examining
ungsamt service
H.Vpfl.A _-_ Heeresverplegungsamt_ _ army commissary service
II.V.PI Heeresverbandplatz -..... army field dressing station
II.V.U.A -_-___-- Heeresveteri narun ter- army veterinary examining
suchungsamt service
H V.V__
---- :.__ Heeresverkehrvor- army traffic regulations
schriften
H.V.V ___.____ _. IIeeresverwaltun gsvor- army administrative regula-
schriften tions
HI.V.V -_------ Heeresveterinarvorschrift army veterinary regulations
1I.W g ---- _------ Handwagen ------------- handcart
hy hydraulisch_
..- _-...... hydraulic
II.Z --- -- --- - H aubitzziinder ---------- howitzer fuze
I.Z ------- Hleereszeitung ..-....-.. army journal
H.Za -- - - IHeeres-Zentralamtt ----- army central bureau
I .Za --------.-- Heereszeugamter -------- army ordnance departmlents
or depots
1H.-Zahlm.Verw.... Ileereszahlmeisterverwal- army finance department
turng
H.Zg.A _......... Heereszeugamt ..... army ordnance department
Hzw ------------ Heereszeugverwaltung -.. army ordnance administra-
tioni
I
im,in _---------------- in; in the
I .-- _--.--. Industrie _-_---- ----- industry
I . …_..... Infanterie ------------- infantry
I_ -_.... Infanterieziel --_-_ _---- infantry target or objective
Insel …----
-- - - -- - - island
Inspektor; Inspektion -.. inspecting officer; inspector;
inspection; supervision
Institut - .. institute
la-------------- (pronounced " Einss-ah")__ operations officer of field
unit
i.a -------------- im allgemeinen ---------- generally
I.A ----- __-_-_-- im Auftrage -------- by order of
i.A _-- in Abwesenheit ---------- in absence
i.A in Ausbildung ... in training
ABBREVIATIONS 85
i.ad.D --. im ausserordentlichen in extraordinary service
Dienst
i.allg ... ....... im- allgemeinen ------ generally
i.Aufb-... im Aufbau ------------- in construction; building up
i.Ausb --. ..... im Ausbau...... __ -- in consolidation; in com-
pletion
I.A.W. . Inspekteur des Ausbild- inspector of training
ungswesens
I.B._. Infanteriebataillon ., infantry battalion
i.bes.A_ im besonderen Auftrage in special mission
I.B.O__ .- ...Infanterie-Beobaclhtungs- infantry observation officer
Offizier
id- -- identisch ..... identical
I.D InfanteriedivisionD ... infantry division
i.d.F in der Fassung. wording (of document)
i.d.G____ in der Gegend. -. in the vicinity
i.d.M ---- in der Minute . per minute
I.d.O -.-- Inspekteur
-........der Ordmuilgs- Inspector of Regular Police
polizei
i.d.R-... -....... _..
in der Regel as a rule
i.d.Res ..... in der Reserve ---..-- in the Reserve
i.d.Sek .-.... in der Sekunde .-.. per second
i.d.Std ....... in der Stunde per hour
I.E.B . ..- . Infanterieersatzbat aillon infantry replacement train-
ing battalionl
i.e.F... .---. in erleichterter Form in simplified form; facilitated
i.Entw - ..... in Entwurf ... in draft: outline
i.e.R - .-... im einstweiligen Rluhe- temporarily retired
stande
I.E.R --- ...... Infanterieersatzregiment_.~ infantry replacement train-
ing regimrnnt
i.e.S im engeren Sinne ------- in a narrower sense
i.F - ...... im Felde -- _------------ in the field
If -- --- - ......Infanteriefiihrer ---- --- infantry commarnder in a
division
I.F.II -......... Flughand- international aviation manl-
internationales
buch nal
I Fhr_ Infanteriefiihrer
-......... ------- infantry commander in a
division
Ifl ------------- Infanterieflieger _....... pilot assigrned to infantry-
support aviat:ion
Iflakheim - Inspekteur der Flugab- inspector of antiaircraft ar-
wehrkanonen in Ileim- tillery in the zone of the
atgebiet interior
86 GERMAN MILITARY ABBRE:VIATIONS

Iflako p -_ . .......
Inspekteur der Flugab- inspector of antiaircraft ar-
wehrkanonen im Oper- tillery in zone of opera-
tionsgebiet tions
I.Fii Infanterieffihrer infantry commander in a
division
i.G - - ........... im Generalstabe -.------ on the general staff
I.G. - __ Infanteriegerate ------- infantry equipment
I.G_ - ........ -Infanteriegeschiitz . . infantry howitzer
Ig -. ............ _Inspektionfiir Waffen und inspectorate of weapons and
Gerat equipment
I.Gesc h .. Infanteriegeschiltz -- infantry howitzer
I.G.I_ .Infanteriegeratsinspizieint inspector of infantry equip-
ment
Igr.Z_ Infanteriegranateziinder infantry grenade fuze
i.H.L .. in Haubitzlafette. in howitzer gun carriage
i.i.D_. .in inneren Dienst___ on interior duty
i.J._ im Jahre
.. . per year; in the year
i. Kas. I ... ...... in Kasematten Lafette on casemate mount
I.K.H. I) ... . inimobiles Kraftwagen- stationary automobile aux-
hilfsdepot iliary depot
I.K.K_.- ........- immobile Kraftwagen- stationary motor transport
kolonne train
I.L.R_ Infanterielehrregiment_ _ infantry training regiment
Iluft_ ......... Inspektion der Luftschif- inspectorate of dirigible
fertruppen troops
Iluk__ .. _......._ Inspektion des Militar- motor transport echelon in-
Luft- und Kraftfahr- spectorate
wesens
im imitiert --- --
____
- ---- - imitated
I. M.K ol . Infanteriemunitions- infantry ammunition column;
kolonne infantry ammunition train
.......... Impediment .--------- obstacle
impr_ -.-. . ....impriigniert _-_-------- impregnated
illst_ ..-- inistande.-- -.--
.. - capable
i.N ........ ilm Namen ------ ..- in the name of
In 1__ ..--.-..... Inspektion der Kriegs- inspectorate of cadet schools
schulen
In 2__ ........... Inspektion der Infanterie inspectorate of the infantry
In 3__ ........... Inspektion des Reit- und inspectorate of riding and
Fahrwesens driving training
In 4 -..--... ....
Inspektion der Artillerie. _ inspectorate of the artillery
In 5 . Inspektion der Pioniere_ inspectorate of combat eng-
ineers
ABB RE VIATI ONS 87
In 6 --------- Waffenabteilung der Pan- weapons section for the pan-
zertruppe, Kavallerie zer troops, cavalry and
und Heeresmotorisie- army motorization
rung
Inspektion der Nachrich- inspectorate of signal troops
tentruppen
Inspektion der Fahr.- inspectorate of transport
In 9 truppen troops
Inspektion der Nebel- inspectorate of chemical war-
und Gasabw ehrtrllppen fare troops
In10 Inspektion der Eisenbahn- inspectorate of railroad en-
piolliere gineers
inakt inaktiv .... inactive
ind-. indem, indes, indessend___ while; meanwhile; however
Ind--- Index. index
Ind - Indiz
..... circumstantial (eviden.ce)
Ind-- Industrie.. industry
Ind. A Industrieanlage ... industrial plant
Ind. B Industriebalh__ industrial railroad
Ind. B_ Industriebetrieb industrial organization; in-
dustrial operation
Indust. Mob industrielle Mobil- industrial mobilization
inachung
Inf - - - Infanterie ..-- infantry
Inf... Informationl..l - information
Inf. Abt .. Infanterieabteihlig_ infantry detachment
Inf. Batl Infan teriebataillon infantry battalion
Inf. Beob. Infaniteriebeob
h ach t er; ilfantry oubserver; infanltry
Infanlteriebeo)bachtlll g observal ioll
Inf. Br. InfanlteriebrigaIde infantry b)rigade
Inf. Btl_ Infanterieblntaillo1 infantry battalion
Inf. Bttr Infanteriebat terie: infantry hoxwitzer b)attery
Inf. Div. Infanteriedivision infantry division
InFest Insl)ektioll der Flestmungen innspectorate of fortresses
Inf.F Infanterieffihrer infantry commander in a
division
Inf. Kol Infanteriekololllle inlfantry train; infantry col-

lnf. Mull. Kol Infalnteriemnil nitio iis- infantrv ammuniition train;


kolonne infalntry ammulrllnlitioll col-

Inf.Nsp _. _ Infanterienachspitze - infantry rear point


lnf .Z ..7 Ifantelrienaelrichtelnzugg
I__ infantry signal platoon
88 CE'RMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

Inf. Regt_ -- Infanterieregiment ------ infantry regiment


Inf.Sclih- - ------ Infanterieschule ----- infantry school
Inf.Sp ----- Infanteriespit ze..... infantry point
Infti - - ----- Infanterieffihrer ------- -infantry commander in a
division
Inf. Wff -- Infanteriewaffen .-.- infantry weapons
Ing - --- -- - Ingenieur .. . . engineer
Ing. O ---.-- . Ingenieuroffizier . engineer officer
Ing.Offz. AnxV- - - - Ilgenieuroffizieranwa Ir1 er engineer officer candidate
Ing. Tr Ingenieurtruppen ... engineer troops
Inh - - - Inhaber ------ -------- possessor; holder; proprietor;
occupant
Inh - --- Inhalt ---------------- content; capacity; substance
inhib-...... ----- inhibieren ---- ----- to hinder; to prevent; to
obstruct
Inn Inneres ---------------- inside; interior
iiinerh innerhalb ---- -- within; on the inside
inof ... ...... inoffiziell ------ -------- unofficial
Ills . ...
Insel -- island
insbes -- insbesondere .---- especially; in particular
Insp -----. - Inspektor; Inspektion insp)ecting officer; inspector;
inspection; supervision
insp -.-- - .inspizieren _... to inspect; to supervise
Insp.d. Artl_ lispekteur der Artillerie_ inspector of artillery
Insp.d. Fest_ Iispekteur der Festullgen inspector of fortifications
Insp.d.lnf Inspekteur der Infanterie_ inspector of infantry
Insp.d.Inf.Sc ...
h .Inspektion (Inspekteur) infantry school inspectorate;
der Infanterieschulen inspector of infantry
schools
Insp. d. Kav_ Inspekteur der Kavallerie_ inspector of cavalry
Insp.d. Kf. Tr' Insp)ekteur der Kraft- inspector of motor transport
fahrtruppen troops
Insp.d. N_.. ..... Inspekteur der Nach- inspector of signal corps
richtentruppen troops
Insp.d. OBef_ .InIspektion der Ostbe- inspectorate of the Eastern
festigungen fortifications
Insp.d. Pion - -..-... Inspekteur der Pioniere_ inspector of combat en-
gineers
Insp.d. W 1Bef_ .-- Inspektion der Westbe- inspectorate of the Western
festigungen fortifications
InspKdr -- . -.-- Inspektionskomman deulr inspection commander (state
.police)
Insp.O ----- ..- Inspektionsoffizier ------ inspecting officer
Inst_ . ............
Institut ---------------- institute
A3BREVIATIONS 89
Inst.96 n A.- Instandsetzunl gsanleitung repair regulations for field
....
fiir das FelIdartillerie- field artillery equipmnent
gerat 1896 n euer Art 1896, new type
Inst.98/09 ((98) -- Instandsetzung gsanleitung repair regulations for field
fiir das Feeldhaubitz- howitzer equipment 1898/
gerat 1898/1 909 1909
Instand -_ ....--. Instandsetzung -g.----____ relpair
Instr -.... -.-.- Instruktion ___ instruction; order; -.......--
com-
mand
Int ---------- Intendant - -- intendant; administrative…......... of-
ficer (with higher staff)
Int ------------- Intendantur_ - ____---_._ general administrative and
provisioning office (branch
of Quartermaster General's
Department)
int -.----------- international_- ..........int ernational
Intdt Intendant ..... --.......- intendant; administrative
officer (with higher staff)
Intend .-.- Intendant .......... intendant: adlninistrat ive
oflicer (with higher staff)
Intend ----- - Intendantur - ---------. general administrative and
provisioning office (branch
of Quartermaster General's
Department)
intern --- --- -- international__ international -.........
Intern ---- Internierung .. internment -.........
Intern.Lag Internierungsla 6ger ----- internment camp
Interv .. Intervention_ ......-- . intervention; mediation
Int.Insp --------- Intendanturins pektor --- inspector in branch of the
Quartermaster General's
Department
Int.Verw -------- Intendanturver rwaltung__ administration of Quarter-
master General's branch
office
Inv ------- ---- Invalide ---- invalid; veteran; soldier …-----…-..not
fit for active service; dis-
abled man
Inv ------- - Invasion .-........
.--- invasion
Invas. A . ._.. Invasionsarmee ... invading army
InvH ..-------- Invalidenhauls .-.-.- hospital for disabled soldiers
InvR - .--
--- Invalidenrenlte -.. .--..-- veteran's pension
Inw ------ --.--.- Inwohner . .. .-.....- inhat:itant
10IO ..---.. . Inspekteur Ost (SA)-- ...
Inspector, Eastern Section
(Stxyrm Troops,
90 GERMAN MILITARY ABBREV'IATIXLNrS

i.P.I, .. .........
in Panzerlafette in an armored carriage;
on an armored mount
(artillery)
int Ruhestand ... retired
I .1
[Irfanteriereginment . infantry regiment
irg___ irgend ...... any
i.R.I, . in Radlafette ... in wheeled gtI carriage
I. R. (mot motorisiertes Infanterie - motorized infantry regiment
regiment
Irr.A -. Irrenanstalt____.. lunatic asylum (on maps)
irreg - irregular . -.-. irregular (soldier)
IS , Infanterieschule infantry school
in Schirmlafette illn carriage with overhead
shield
ISO_. Inspekteur Siidost (SA Inspector, South Eastern
Section (Storm Troops)
I.St.- Iststarke .-. actual strength
Isth---- Isthmus .----- isthmus
Istus_ -_ Internationale Studiein- International Commission
konmmission fiir motor. for the Study of Motor-
losen Flug less Flying
Itanach_ Inspektion der techni- inspectorate of the technical
schen Abteilung der section of the signal corps
Nachrichtentruppen
i.u.F -.. .... im umgekehrten Falle. vice versa
-........
in Vertretung - .. ..... for; as the representative of;
acting for
i.V .... .-......... in Vollmacht .-------- by authority; by proxy
i.Verb-- in Verbindung --------- _ in connection
i. Vorb in Vorbereitung in preparation
L.W ---- Innenwache ...... interior guard
IW_____ . Inspekteur West (SA)_ _ Inspector, Western Section
(Storm Troops)
I.W.G__ . Inspektion fur Waffen unmI inspectorate for weapons
Gerat and equipment
Innenzuinder ....... internal fuze
l.Z.V -- .-.....
. Infanteriezielbauvorschrif t regulations for infantry tar-
get construction (range)

.1 ..- ...ager
. rifleman (in a light division);
pursuit plane
___ jahrig ----------- annual
.. Jagdflugzeug .. pursuit plane
ABBREVIATIONS 91
Jahr ----------- .---..- year
j -- jiidisch ---------- Jewish
Jabo Jagdbomber pursuit bomber
,Jig -- , - Jager- - - rifleman (in a light division);
pursuit plane
Jag.B Jagerbataillon ..... rifle battalion in a light
division
Jag. K.K Jiagerkraftwagenlk ololle_ motor transport train in a
light division
Jag. R. ..
Jagerregiment infantry regiment in a light
division
JagRzPf Jiigerregiment zu IPferde__ infantry regiment in a light
division (mounted)
Jagdh___ Jagdhaus -... hunting lodge (on mnaps)
Jagdkdo .... Jagdkommando . raiding detachment
Jagdschl.. ....... Jagdschlosss.. ..... hunting castle (on maps)
jed --..-. .... jeder ---------- ....... each; every
jed.. - jedoch .... ... ....... however; yet
J.Eins Jagdeinsitzer - single-seater pursuit plane
jem ----- jemals ...... ever; at any time
jem----- -.......
jem and -_------ someone; anyone
jen ----- ....... jener-ig........ that; that person
jellns - -. ... _... jenseitig; jenseits opposite; beyond; on the
other side
jew .... jeweils --------- .-. . at.- times; for the time being
---------
Jg.Hb___ --------- Jugendherberge _.. . youth
.... hostel (on ?maps)
Jgr - --------- Jiger -- . -- rifleman (in a light division);
pursuit plane
J. H_ Jagerhaus -.- ,, hunting lodge (on maps)
j. J__ jeden Jahres .... of (in) every year
JR___ Jagerreginmc t rifle regiment in a light in-
fantry division
JR.zPf -- - ... Jagerreginllnt zu Pferde_ rifle regiment, in a light in-
fantry division (mounted)
jildisch Jewish
jt--id........
jug
d.... jugoslawisch Jugoslavian
Jul .. .. Juli July
Jun ............ Juni - - -. .. Juline

K
K...... ........ Chef des Kraftfahrwes-- chief of motor transport
ens (SA) (Storm Troops)
K----, Feldkiiche-- .-.. field kitchen
92 GE'RMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIION;S

K --------------- Inspektor und Kontrolle- inspector and supervisor


ffihrer (Militarbekleid- (military clothing service)
ungswesen)
K --------------- Kabel ---- cable
K -------------- Kammer ----- room; clothing depot
K--------------- Kanal --- ---- canal (on maps)
K .. ......... Kanone - cannon; gun
K ---------- - -- - I<Kanonier cannoneer
K Karabiner -------------- carbine
K --------------- Kastenmagazin __.- box magazine (rifle)
K --------- ---- Katapultdeckflugzeug --- catapult deck plane
K --------------- Katapultflugzeug catapult plane
K ------------ _ - Kavallerie -------------- cavalry
K --------------- Kavallerie _ (with Arabic numeral on the
shoulder straps of noncom-
missioned officers and pri-
vates of cavalry division
staff)
(K.) ___.------__ Kirche _-_-- church (visible from afar)
(on maps)
K -_------------- Kirchhof - - cemetery (on maps)
K - - _--- --- --- Kolonne -... column
K - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Kommandant commander; commandant
k ---------------- kommandiert_ detached; detailed; conm-
manded
Kom panie --------------- company
K--- ....... Konstruktionsabteilulg_ - construction detachment
K------ ... Konsul; Konsulat...... consul; consulate
K orps ---- ------------- corps
. Kraftfahrer -------------- driver; truck driver
K----_- .... Krankenhaus.... infirmary; hospital
K__---- Krankentrager der In- stretcher bearer of the in-
fanterie fantry
K-_-_--- Kreis_ -.----------.-.-- district
K------- Kugellager --------- _ ball bearing
--.. - Schirrmeister bei Kraft- supply sergeant. motor trans-
fahrgerit port equipment
K.98b Karabiner 98b ____.. . ___ carbine 98b
K.98K _ Karabiner-..... 98 kurz ----- carbine 98 with short (600
mm) barrel
KA_-_------___ _ Kabelaufffihrungspunkt- - point where overhead line is
connected to underground
cable
ABBREVIATIO0NS 93
Ka ------ Kardan --------------- universal coupling (automo-
bile technical term)
K.A..... Kraftfahrabteilung motor transport battalion
K.A... Kiistenartillerie -...... coast artillery
.... Luftkriegsakademie.... air force staff school; aerial
warfare academy (insignia
on shoulder strap)
K.A.B --- ...... Kriegsgefangenenarbeiter- war prisoners' labor battalion
bataillon
Kab.Tr ....... Kabeltrage ------------- cable carrier: reel
Kad Kader -----------.-.-.--
-...... cadre
Kad - K adett ---------------- cadet
Kad. H___ ..... Kadettenhaus ...-...... military academy
KAI ----- Inspektion -...... der Kiisten- coast artillery and mine
artillerie und des Min- inspectorate
enwesens
K.Ak ---- Kriegsakademie -...... --------- war college
Kal ...-- K aliber - -...... - - - caliber
Kampfgr_ Kampfgruppe ------------ combat group
Kan...-.- ..... Kanal................ canal
Kan----. Kanone --------- - -. cannon; gun
Kan-- ..-..... Kanonier ---..- - cannoneer
K.A.N..... Kriegsausriistungsnach-
-...... war equip)ment information
weisung
Kand- ....... Kandare -....... curb bit (bridle)
Kand. -......
Kandidat -------------- candidate
Kand. Z _..-..... Kandarenziigel- ----- curb rein
Kant .... K antine --------------- canteen; post exchange
.....- Kapazitat ------ ---.--- capacity; ability
Kap--
Kap- -.--- ......-
----- Kapelle ------. chapel
Kap -.----- K apitiin --------------- captain
Kapit... ....... Kapitulation ------------ capitulation
Kapl ... ...... K aplan ----------------- chaplain
Kap.Sch - Kaperschiff ----- --- --- raiding ship; sea raider
Kapt -- .. K apitian --------------- captain
Kar ------ - Karabiner -------------- carbine
Karab ---- .... -. K arabiner -------------- carbine
Kart ------ Kartatsche ------- case shot; canister shot
Kart K artell ---------------- cartel
Kart - Kartograph ---------- cartographer; map drafts-
mall
Kart ------------ Kartusche ------------- shell (semifixed ammunition);
cartridge
5165610°--43 7
94 GE'RMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIiONS

K.Art ----------- Korpsartillerie .......- corps artillery


Kartogr..--.. Kartograph cartographer; map drafts-
man
K.Arzt ... . . Korpsarzt corps area surgeon
Kas-..... Kasematte casemate
Kas. . ............
hKaserne.. barracks
K.A.S . Kiistenar tillerieschllle coast artillery school (l'vil-
helmshaven)
Kasem .-------.. Kasematte..- - .... casement
Kast ------------ Kasten - ..-.- case
Kat ... . Kataputlt catapult plane
Kath .. K Iatholik Catholic
Kathol .... . atholik Catholic
Kav .... Kavallerie . cavalry
Kav. Br Kavalleriebrigade cavalry brigade
Kav. Div_ Kavalleriedivision cavalry division
Kav. Div.-Nachr. Kavalleriedivisionsi'acih- cavalry division communica-
Schwd. richtenschwadron tions troop
Kav.Gesch. . Kavalleriegeschiitz cavalry howitzer
Kav. es(.Z ..... cavalry howitzer platoon
Kavalleriegeschiitzztzug
Kav. K.. ....... Kavalleriekorps . cavalry corps
Kav. Man ..... Kavalleriemana6ver cavalry maneuvers
Kav. MG.Zg Kavalleriemaschinlenge- cavalry machine-gun platoon
wehrzug
Kav. N. Z Kavallerienachrich tenzii g cavalry signal platoon
Kav. Pi-Esk ... Kavalleriepioniereskadron cavalry combat engineer
troop
Kav. Pi-Schwld . Kavalleriepioliersclhwad-
.... cavalry combat engineer
ron troop
Kav.l{gt 1Kavallerieregimenlt cavalry regimllent
Kav. San. W g Kavalleriesaniitit, swsagcll cavally ambulance
Kav.Sch Kavallerieschll le cavalry school
Kav. Schtz Kavallerieschiitzen cavalry riflenlen
19av.Sp-.... Klavalleriespitze cavalry point (tactics);
mounted point
Kav.'Tel, , Kavallerietelegraf ..... cavalry telegraph
K.B . ......
Kavalleriebrigade. cavalry brigade
k.b .. _ komlmandiert bei -. commanded by; detached
by; detailed by
Kb.... Kriegsbeschiddigter ...... disabled soldier
KBeford Best, Kriegsbef6rderull gsbe- act governing wartime pro-
stimmrungen motions
K.Besold.V ------ Kriegsbesoldungsvor- wartime pay regulations
schrift
ABBREVIATIONS 95
K-Blink -------- kleines Blinkgerait ------- small blinker signal equip-
ment
kbm -------.--. - Kubikmeter .. ... cubic meter
KBr -.-- ---.-. Kavalleriebrigade-. cavalry brigade
Kch.V - - - -- - Vorschrift ffir die Ver- regulations for the admininis-
waltung der Truppen- tration of troop kitchellns
ktichen
rD...... Katapultdeckflugzeug_ catapult deck plane
KD . Kavalleriedivision cavalry division
kd(lb kriegsdienstbeschliiigt injured in line of war dllty
K.D.B ...... Kriegsdienstbeschaidigtor war invalid; soldier injured
in war
IK.D.B .. ....-__Kriegsdienstbeschadiguig war service injury; war serv-
ice connected disability
K'deur_ .-. , Kommandeur . .. commander; commanding
officer
K. d.F. .-.-...- Kraft durch Freude .... Strength through Joy (Ger-
man welfare organization)
K. Div _ Kavalleriedivision cavalry division
.d.K Kor..nmandeur der deKraft- comlllander of mnotor-tran.l-
fahrtruppenl port troops
K.d.O -__ .- . Konimnandeur der Ord- Commander of Regular Po-
.....
nungspolizei lice
Kdo - - - Kommnando ------- . ... command; headquarters
staff
Kdo. Beo..... Kommando der Beobach- observation schools command
terschulen
Kdo.d.Pz. Tr_ Kommando der Panzer- armored troops command
truppen
Kdo. Fea - Kommando der Flieger- air-force replacemlent unit
ersatzabteilu-mgenl command
Kdo. Ger --- Komnmandogeratt ....... stereoscopic fire director;
station control (antiair-
craft artillery)
Kdo. Gewalt Komnmandogewalt mmilitary authoritv
Kdo. H Ger Kommandohilfsgert auxiliary stereoscopic fire
director (antiaircraft)
Kldo. l,.Sch :o iniman do der Luft- airship school commnanad
schifferschule
Ndo. \ilgas_ Komnriando der \lilitair- military gas works coml-
gasanstalten n'iai(1
lKdos onomlnandosachc_ _..... nlat ter pertaining to conm-
mrand (military correspond-
ence)
96 GERMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATION'S

Kdo St ---------- Kommandostand....... command post; bridge


(navy)
Kdr ------------- Kommandeur . commander
Kdr.d.F1l------ Kommandeur der Flieger_ commanding officer of air
force with corps head-
quarters
K.d.Schupo ------ Kommandeur der Schutz- commander of the munici-
polizei pal police
K.d.Sipo u.d.SD - Kommandeur der Sicher- Chief of the Security Police
heitspolizei und des and Security Service (of
Sicherheitsdienstes the SS)
Kdt ___------.-. - Kommandant ---------- commander; commandant
kdt -.-.-.--.-.-. - kommandiert ------ --.- command; detailed; detach-
ed
Kdt.H.Q -__-_- Kommandant des Haup- headquarters commandant
quartiers
Kdtr - _- Kommandantur ---- --- administrative headquarters;
commandant's office
Kdt.St.Qu . _..... Kommandant des Stabs- commandant of staff head-
quartiers quarters
kdt.z -_---.-.-.-. - kommiandiert zu, zur__ __ ordered to (the); detailed
to; detached to
K.E ----------- Kalibereinheit ---------- unit of caliber
Ke -------------- Kette .. ... chain; flight (aviation); series
Kea ----------- Kraftfahr-Ersatzabtei- replacement center for mo-
lung tor-transport forces
K.E.B ----------- Kriegseisenbahnbau ----- wartime railroad construc-
tion
Kek ---------- Kampfeinsitzerkomman- command of single-seater
dlo fighter planes
K.E.O _-_-___-.. Kriegsetappenordnung- - - war regulations for the zone
of communications
kf -------------- kaltefest _- - cold resisting
K.F - . Kahnfahre
............ -------- boat ferry; ferry by rowing
boat (on maps)
K.F ------ ___---- Kompaniefiihrer __._ -_ company commander
Kf ---------- _-_-_ Kraftfahrabteilung - -_ motor transport battalion
KF ------- _-_-_- Kraftfahrer .. _ _--. driver
Kf ------- _ ___--- Kraftfahrtruppen_ -- __ motor transport troops
K.F.A ... - -- Korpsfernsprechabteilung corps signal detachment (tele-
phone)
K.F.A _-___----- Kriegsfeuerwerkerei fiir war ordnance section for
Artillerie artillery
ABBREVIATIONS 97
K.f.d.K ------- Kampfbund fiir deutsche militant association for Ger-
Kultur man culture
Kf.K.Tr --------- Kraftfahrkampftruppe___ mechanized combat force
K.Flak ---------- Flugabwehrkanone auf antiaircraft gun mounted on
Kraftwagen truck
Kf. Lehrst -------- Kraftfahrlehrstab ------_ motor-transport training
staff
K .Flzg ---------- Kanonenflugzeug ....... cannon-equipped airplane
K frw ------------ Kriegsfreiwilliger .. wartime
...... volunteer; war vol.
unteer
kftechn ---------- kraftfahrtechnischer ----- motor technical
k.Fuk Station.... kleine Funkstation ------- small radio station
K .F .V ---------- Kraftfahrzeugvorschrift motor vehicle regulations
KFVO _------ Kraftfahrzeugverkehrs- motor vehicle traffic regula-
ordnung tion
Kfw_ ----.-.---- Kampfwagen tank
Kfw ---.-.-.-.-- Kriegsfreiwilliger ------- wartime volunteer; war vol-
unteer
Kfz --- --- - ------ Kraftfahrzeug ---------- motor vehicle
K fzen ----------- Kraftfahrzeugen -------- motor vehicles
K .G --- _-------- Kavalleriegeschiitz ------ cavalry howitzer
K.g ------- _.... Kenntnis genomllenll notice taken
kg............. Kilogramm ... ...kilogram
K.-Gerait...... Kraftfahrgerit_ motor transport equipment
Kgf . Kriegsgefangenle . prisoners of war
K.G.I ------ --- Kraftfahrgeraitsinspiiient_ motor transport equipmnent
inspector
Kgr --------. - Kiesgrube.------------ gravel pit (on maps)
Kgtb ----------- Kriegstagebuch _ _ war diary; station and record
of events book
Kh.............. Krankenhaus ---------- hospital
Kh....... Kriegshinterbliebene . war .. widows and other de-
pendents
Khf - - ----- - Kirchhof ..... cemetery (on maps)
K.H.Qu -------- Korpshauptquartier ----- corps headquarters
Ki --.--.--.-.----- Kimme .............--
-- notch; sight notch; notch of
rear sight
Ki --------
- --- Kirche ... . church (on maps)
K .I -- - -- - - - - -- - Korpsintendant . corps staff administrative
officer
K .I --- _-_-_----- Korpsintendantur .. _- Quartermaster General's I)e-
partment Corps Office
98 GE'RMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

K.Intdt-__------ Korpsintendantr.t-. --.. corps staff administrative


officer
K. llntdt --------- Korpsintendantur__ _--- -Quartermaster (General's De-
partment Corps (ffice
K.i.R.L -_-.--- Kanone in Radlafettlle ._ cannon on wheeled carriage
K .K ---------- Kavalleriekorps --- . __ cavalry corps
K.K ------ _--
- . Kompasskurs ----- compass course
..
K.K - -------- Kontrollkornmissionl ..... control commission
KKS. _. K leinkaliberschii tze l ... riflemen (small caliber arms)
K.K.Schiessen Kleinkaliberschiessenrn ._. small bore target pract ice
(miniature range)
Kkw - - -. -- Krankenkraftwagen_ motor ambulance
kl ----.-.-.---- - Kiloliter ----------- .... _ kiloliter
- klein -------------- --.-- small
kl af...... _- -- __ Kloster .-- -- - - .-... m onastery; cloister; convent
K .Laf ---------- __ Kastenlafette ----- .... box trail
Klbhf......... - -Kleinbahnhof ------- small railroad station
kleinkal ------- __ kleinkalibrig of small caliber
kl.Fk ...... kleine Feldktiche light field kitchen
K1.Fu.u.E.Wa -- kleiner Funk- und E,mp- light radio transmitting and
fangswagen receiving wagon
Klg ------.-.-.-- __ Kugellager .... ball bearing
Kl. Kpfw_.... -_ Kleinkampfwagen___ light tank
K1.Krg ---- ----- _ Kleinkrieg........ guerrilla warfare
Klkw_ .. .. .. Kleinkraftwagen - light motor car
kl.Kw.Kol ------ kleine Kraftwag 'en- light motor transport column
kolonne
kl.Ldg ---------- _kleine Iaduing -.---- .... reduced charge; small load
Klop -----.-.-.- _ Chlorpikrin -- ----- - .... chloropicrin (gas)
K ilost ---------- K loster ------------ cloister; convent; monastery
(on maps)
Klp ...... Klippe. cliff; reef; crag (on maps)
kl.Spi. Bo ------- kleine Splitterbombe_ small splinter bonlb; small
fragmentation bomb-
K. T,tg Kabelleitung .... __.- cable line
kl. Zdg........... kleine Ziindung ---- ...- small primer
KM _---------- IKastenmagazin -.-- - .-.. box magazine (rifle)
km Kilometer .......... - kilometer
K .M ----------- - Kriegsmagazin ------ --.. war magazine; war depot
km 2 ............. -Quadratkilometer ---- .-.. square kilometer
Kmdo ---------- -Kommando ----- -... command; headquarters staff
Km dr ---------- Kommandeur ------ ---- commander
Km dt ---------- Kommandant ------ -.-- commander; commandant
ABBREVIATIO0NS 99
kmdt-........... kommandiert ------------- commanded; detailed; de-
tached
Kmdtr.......... Kommandantur --------- local headquarters
kmdt.z.......... k_ ommandiert zu, zur_____ ordered to (the); detailed to;
detached to
KiMGB -.. katholisches Militar-Ge- Catholic military prayer and
bet- und Gesangbuch song book
kin/std _ Kilometer in der Stunde kilometers per hour
Kn. P _Knotenpunkt...... junction
Kn/Std_ -------- Knoten in der Stunde knots per hour
K.O0.. Kalkofen ... lime kiln (on maps)
Ko ---- Kompass compass
Ko ---- Korn front sight; bead (gunnery)
Kof__ Kompaniefiihrer ------- company conlnander
Kohl. Gr Kohlengrulbe ...... coal mine
IKok Kokarde . cockade (a circular metal
badge wuorn on cap)
Kokampf_ Kommandeur der Kampf- comrmander of the combat
wagenabteilungen beim car units of the army
Gruppenkommando group colllmalnd
kol -------.-.-. - kolonial -.--. coloiial
Kol Kolonie ----------.. colony (on maps)
----
Kol - Kolonne ................ column
Kol. A -- -- - Kolonialarmee .......... colonial army
K oLa ---------- Konzentrationslager ...- - concentration camp
Kol. Br .. Kolonnenbriicke -------- bridge for all arms
Kolb. Verschl Kolbenverschluss .------- bolt section; cylinder breech
Kol.Rgt Kolonialregiment ...... colonial regiment
Koluft Kommandeur der Luft- air force commander (at-
waffe tached to large unit)
Kol.W .. _....... Kolonnenweg ----- _ ]---
road passable for columns;
unimlproved country road
Kom - Klommandant /..........
commllalder; commandant
Kom -n- Kommissar -.... comrnissioner; inlspector
Komrn Kraftomnibus -.. .- niotor btus
Komb Kombattan t -......... combatalnt
(4
Komb-- Kombination - Arbeits- comlnbination fatigue uniform
schutzanzug der Luft- of the aircorps and the
waffe ulnd Kraftfahr- motor transport troops
truppen
komnb.Kol ------- kombinierte Kolonne . 0combilled colunin
hom.nIBr --------- Komnmisbrot - Etrmiy bread
I om do ----------- Koinnmando .-. .. (conlnanld
...
100 GE'RMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

Komdr ------- Kommandeur ----------- commander; commandant


Komdt ---------- Kommandant ------ commander; commandant
Komdtr --------- Kommandantur --- local headquarters; comman-
dant's office
kom.Gen--........ kommandierender Gen- commanding general of a
eral corps
Komm ---------- Kommissar -------- ---- commissioner; inspector
Komp Kompanie _-......... company
Komp ----------- Kompass -- -.- compass
Komp. F...... Kompaniefuihrer --------- company commander
Konf ---- Konfiskation --.
--------- seizure; confiscation; expro-
priation
Kons ------------ Konsul; Konsulat ------ consul; consulate
Konstr ---------- Konstruktion-_---------- construction; type of con-
struction; structure
K ont --- Kontingent ------------- contingent
---------
Konting --------- Kontingent ------------ contingent
Kontr -------- -- Kontrolle --------------- control; supervision
Konv -------- -- Konvoi ---------- ----- convoy (naval)
Konz --------- --- Konzentration---------- concentration
Konz ------------ Konzession ------------- concession; permission; ad-
mission
Konz.Lg -------- Konzentrationslager -- -- concentration camp
Korps-St. Qu ---- Korpsstabsquartier -.-.-- Corps staff headquarters
Koriick ----- _-_-_ Kommandant des rack- Commandant of Army Rear
wiartigen Armeegebiets Area
Kp-------------- Kapelle ---------------- chapel (on maps)
K p ------------- Kolbenpumpe ----------- piston pump
Kp ------------- Kompanie -------------- company
K.P ---------- Panzerkabel ----------- armored cable
Kp.Fhr ------ Kompaniefiihrer -------- company commander
Kpf. Tr ---------- Kampftruppe ----------- combat troops
K pfw ----------- Kampfwagen ----------- tank
KpAv.Abw ------ Kampfhtagenabwehr-_.. antitank
Kpfw.Abw .Gesch__ Kampfwagenabwehr- antitank gun
geschiitz
Kpfw.Abw.Kp Kampfwagenabwehr- antitank company
kompanie
Kpfw.Abw.Z ----- Kampfwagenabwehrzug_ _ antitank platoon
Kpfw. Begl.Art -.-- Kam p fwagen begleit- artillery accompanying tanks
artillerie
Kpfw.Falle ------ Kampfwagenfalle -------- tank trap
Kpfw.Handw.Kp__ Kampfwage nhanduwerk- tank maintenance company
erkompanie
ABBREVIATIONS 101
Kpfw.Kp -------- Kampfwagenkompanie -_ tank company
Kpfw.Kr -------- Kampfwagenkrieg ------- tank warfare
Kpfw.Nachb ----- Kampfwagennachbil- dummy tank
dung
Kpfw.sich.Gel kampfwagensicheres Ge- tank-proof zone
lande
Kpfw.Verb ------ Kampfwagenverband ... tank formation; tank unit
Kpfw.Zg -------- Kampfwagenzug tank platoon
- - ----
Kp.-Grz --------- Kompanieabschnittsgrenze _ company sector boundary
Kpl ------------ - Kapelle ....... _ __ chapel (on maps)
Kp.(mot.gl.) -.-.-- Kompanie auf geliinde- company motorized on cross-
gangigen Kraftfahrzeu- country vehicles
gen motorisiert
Kp.PW- Kompaniepackwagen -.-- company baggage wagon
Kps ------------- Korps-........ corps
KPS----------- Kupferpanzerstahl -.---- copper-steel alloy for armor-
ing
Kpt ---------- -- Kapitan -------------- captain
Kp.Tr -Kompanietrupp --------- company headquarters de-
tachment
K.Q ---------- Kasernenquartier ------- barracks quarters
Kr -------------- Kammer. room; clothing depot
K.R .------------
Kavallerieregiment ------ cavalry regiment
K.R ------------ Kopframpe -.------------ end ramp
Kr ------------. Kraftwagen.------------ motor car
kr -------------- krank ................ iill; sick
Kr ------------- - Kreis --------------- - (district
Kr --------- Kreig.................. war
K.R ------------ Kriegsrecht- ............ martial law
Kr -------------- Krug ---------------- iinn (on maps)
Kr ------------- Krupp ---------------- ]Krupp (manufacturing com-
pany)
Kr.A------------- Kraftfahrabteilung ----- motor transport detachment
'or battalion
K r.A ------ ---- Kriegsanleihe ----------- war loan
Krabus -- Kraftomnibus ---------- motor bus
Krad ---- Kraftrad .
..... notorcycle
Kradf Kraftradfahrer. notorcyvclist
Krad.m.B ---- Kraftrad mit Beiwagen._ motorcycle with side car
Kradsch - Kraftradschiitze .... _- - motorcycle rifleman
Kradsch. Komp Kraftradschiitzenkom- motorcycle company
panie
Kr~ider. ---------- Kraftrader- mot..rcycle..
motorcycles
102 GE'RMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

Kraft . -- - - - ---- Regimentskommandeur regimental commander of


der Kraftfahrtruppen the motor transport troops
Kraft Abtt_ - - - __ - Kraftfahrabteilung- .... motor transport battalion or
detachment
Kraftf -.- -- - - - - - Kraftfahrer - ....- motor transport driver
Kraftf. Tr_ Kraftfahrtruppen ___.. motor transport trool)s
Kraftobus Kraftomnibus - - -.... motor bus
Kraftwk__ K raftwerk ------------- power plant; power station
(on maps)
Kr.Ak-... . riegsakadenmie . ...-.
. Imilitary academy
Krak. W Krankenwagen,. ambulance
Krala.. .Kriegsranglistenalsziug war service record of an
officer
Krankenh;s ..... Krankenhaus ..- --.. -. hospital
Krank. Sarn.P . Krankensanlmlelplunkt . collecting point (medical)
Krank. Wg Krankenwagen,. ambulance
Kr.Art Kriegsartikel .. articles of war
Kr.Ber.Er st. Kriegsberichterstatter war correspondent
Kr.D ----- Kraftdivision_-_ motorized division
Krd.-S. Btl Kradschiitzenbataillon motorcycle rifle battalion
Kr. Erf Kriegserfahru ng .. war experience
Kr. Erkl_ - .. .. ....
Kriegserklarung declaration of war
K rf ------ Kraftfahrer .-.... __ motor transport driver
Krf Kraftwagenfuhrer. driver
Krfa.Abt_ Kraftfahrabteilungllg . motor transport battalion or
detachment
Krfg .... Kriegfuihrung____. conduct of war
KrfT ---- Kraftfahrtruppen . motor transport troops
Kr.G ----- K raftwage ngeschiitz __ self-propelled gun
Kr. G_ hKriegsgericht___ court martial
Kr. Geb. K riegsgebiet - theater of war; war zone;
combat zone
Krgef_. Kriegsgefangener p)risoner of war
Kr. Ger. R. Kriegsgerichtsrat civilian judiciary official in
the Judge Advocate CGen-
eral's I)epartment
Kr.Gesch. IEIeer. Kriegsgeschichtliclle history of the war section of
Abteihllg des lleeres the army
Krgf
... Kriegsgefangenler prisoner of war
Kr. Gr . Kriegergraber. war graves (on maps)
Kr.GR..-- ........ Kriegsgerichtsrat.. civilian judiciary official in
the Judge Advocate Gen-
eral's Department
Krgs ----- -.- Kriegs- _--------------- war
ABBREVIATIONS 103
Krgsd.. ... Kriegsdienst....... war service
Krgs. Gef. Arb Kriegsgefangenenarbeit_ work done by prisoners of
war
Krgs.Gef.Arb. Abt _ K riegsgefangenenarbei- detail of workers who a're
terabteilung prisoners of war
Krgs. Gef. Ark. Btl_ Kriegsgefangenenarbei- battalion of workers who a re
terbataillon prisoners of war
Krgs.Gef .l. Kriegsgefangenenlager_ prisoner-of-war camp
Krgsgef. 1 az Kriegsgefangenenlazarett_ hospital for prisoners of wnar
Krgsk.. Kriegskunst _... art of war
Krgs.laz Kriegslazarett . staltion hospital in (of1-
mullnications Zone
Krgs. lief Kriegslieferant - furnisher of war nmat erial
Krgs. R.iist Kriegsristungen... war armaments
Krgssch
. Jriegsschulle military school
Krgst, Kriegsteilnehbner - participant in war
Krgstln . Kriegsteilnehlmer _ participant in war
Krgsw ..... Kriegswesen . warfare
Krgsw ----- Kriegswirtschaft .. wartime economy
Krh Krankenhaus hospital
Kr.Hint Kriegshinterblie benel war widows and other de-
penldents
Kriegfg -- Kriegf uhrung ...... conduct of Nwar
Kriegsbed Kriegsbedarf.- . military requirements
Kriegsbes Kriegsbesatzung war garrison
Kriegsbesch Kriegsbeschadigter disabled man
Kriegsfin . Kriegsfinanzierung -... financing of war
Kriegsfl --------- Kriegsfliichtling refugee of war
Kriegs Fiirs. Kriegsfiirsorge . care for people affected by
war
kriegsgesch . kriegsgeschichtlich ---- pertaining to military his-
tory
Kriegsgew Kriegsgewinn gains of war
Kriegsgew lKriegsgewi nlner . war profiteer
Kriegskst. Kriegskunst: art of war
Kriegs T Kriegsteilnehmer -.---- participant in wSar
Kriegs-W .. Kriegswesen warfare
Kriegs-W_ Kriegswirtschaft_ warltine ecoeollllnv
Kr.Ind Kriegsindustrie war industrv
Kripo Kriminalpolizei criminal police
Krista - . Kriegsstammrollenauszug war service record (of an en-
listed ?nan or fnonrommitis-
8ioned officer)
Krk.H .R... Krankenhaus hospital
104 GE'RMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

Kr. Kt ------------ Kriegskarte ------------ war map


Krkw.. . .......-.
Krankenkraftwagen
. ----- ambulance
Kr.Laz ---------- Kriegslazarett----------- communications zone station
hospital
Kr.Lg ----------- Kriegslage ------------- war situation; strategical situ-
ation
Krnk.W --------- Krankenwagen --------- ambulance
K rpf ------------ Kriegspfarrer ------- chaplain
Kr.R--......--- Kriegsrecht martial law
Kr.R -_---------- Kriegsrichter------ __---- civilian judiciary official in
the Judge Advocate Gen-
eral's Department with
rank of captain
Kr. Rat ---------- Kriegsration----------- war ration
Krs--------- Kreis -- --- -.- - - district
Kr.San.Ausr Kriegssanitiitsausruistung_ wartime medical equipment
Kr. Sch..- . ____-- Kriegsschule ----.---- military school
Kr. Schd ------- Kriegsschaden - war damage
Kr.Schld --------- Kriegsschulden ---------- war debts
Kr.Schpl -------- Kriegsschauplatz -- ----- theater of war
Kr.Schtz........... Kriegsschatz war chest
Kr.SIl .--.------- Kriegsschuldliuge ---- lie of war guilt
K r.Sp ----------- Kricgsspiel--- ----- ---- war game; map maneuver
K r.St ------------ Kriegsstarke ....... war strength
Kr.St.N --------- Kriegsstarkenachweisung war strength record
K r.Tb ----------- Kriegstagebuch.... war diary; station and record
of events book
Kr.Tr. Abt ------- Krankentransportabtei- ambulance detachment
lung
Kr. Verl ---------- Kriegsverluste ----------- war casualties
K r.W ------------ Krankenwagen --------- ambulance
Krw. G ----- -- Kraftwagengeschtitz ------ tractor-drawn gun
K r.Z ---- --- - Kriegsziel -------------- aim of war
Kr.Zust ---------- Kriegszustand ----------- state of war
Ks---- ---- Kaserne --- --- --- -- barracks
K .S ---- --- ------ Kavallerieschule -------- cavalry school
K.San. Kp -------- Kraftwagensanitiitskom- medical company (motor-
panie ized)
K sgr - ----------- Kiesgrube --------------- gravel pit (on maps)
K .Sig -----------kleines Signalgerat ------ small signal apparatus
K.S.O ----.-.-.-- Kriegssanitatsordnung_ _- war service regulations for
medical corps
KSSVO ------ Kriegssonderstrafrechts- special war penal decree
verordnung
ABBREVIATIONS 105
Kst ------------- Kiiste, Kiisten---_----- coast; coastal
Kst.Batt --------- Kfistenbatterie --------- coast defense battery
Kst.H ---- _---
--- Kiistenhaubitze--------- coast defense howitzer
Kst. K -- Kfistenkanone ---------- coast defense gunI
Kst. L Kiustenlafette ----------- coast defense mounting
Kst. Mrs -------- Kfistenmorser_----_--. coast defense mortar
K .St.N ---------- Kriegsstiirkenachweisun g war strength record
K.S.V ----------- Kriegssanitatsvorschrift-_ war sanitary regulations
K.T --- -- --- - Kabeltelegramm --------- cablegram
Kt---- _-- - Kartatsche ------------- case shot
Kt _-- - - - Karte --.-----
.. ---- map
K.T _-_.___- ------ Kolonialtauglichkeit ----- fitness for colonial service
K.T.B Korpstagesbefehl ----- army corps order of the day
Ktn.Sk Kartenskizze --- -------- map sketch
Kt.O -- -- - -- Krankentragerordnung_ _ stretcher-bearer regulations
K.Tr -- - - - Korpstruppen ---------- army corps troops
Ktt. Br - - Kettenbrticke - ----- suspension bridge
Ku - - Kuppe -------.-.-.-.-. - knoll
Kiist.Bttr Kiistenbatterie.__ coastal battery
K .u.F - _--------- Anleitung fiir den Kampf instructions for warfare on
um Festungen fortified positions
Kuppl .---------- Kupplung ----- coupling; clutch
kv -- _ kriegsverwendungsfiihig -- fit for war service
K. Verschl Keilverschluss ..- ... wedge type of breechiblock
K.Vet - Korpsveterinar - -.--- corps area veterinary
K.Vet.V ---- Kriegsveterinairvor- army veterinary regulations
schriften
kv.f.b.Z-.......... kriegsverwendungsfaihig fit for war service for special
fir besondere Zwecke purposes
KVL ----------- Kriegsverbindungsleut- liaison lieutenant
nant
K.V.O ---------- Kraftfahrtruppenver- motor transport liaison offi-
bindungsoffizier cer
K.V.V --------- Kriegsverpflegungsvor- wartime commissary regula-
schrift tions
K.W --.-.-------- Kartenwinkelmesser ---- map protractor
kW -------.-.-.-- Kilowatt ------ .. kilowatt
Kw -------.--.-. - Kraftwagen- --... ---- motor car
Kw.AH Kraftwagenan hAnger -- - trailer truck
Kw.-D Kampfwagendivision ... armored division
Kw.Flak Kraftwagen-Flugzeugab- motorized antiaircraft gun
wehrkanone
Kw.G ------------ Kraftwagengeschitz .... gun mounted on a truck
106 GERMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

k'W. K_ L . .__ .. Kraftwagenkanone_ _ __ tractor-drawn gun; gun


mounted on truck
Kw.Kol .. Kraftwagenkolonne_ . motor transport train; motor
column
Kw. Werkst Kraftwagen wverkstatt mnotor repair shop
K .Z - ... ............... Kanonen zinder gun percussion fuze; cannon
shell fuze; gun fuze
k.z ----- ---- ---- kommandiert zu, zur_ ordered to (the); detailed to;
detached to
K.Z ------------- Konzentrationslager __ oncentration camp
Kz ---- Kopfzfinder____
-. ___- point detonating fuze
Kz.Flak -------- Kraftzug-Flugzeugatb - motorized antiaircraft gun
wehrkanone
Kz. Laf ----------- Kreuzlafette __------- outrigger-gun platform (anti-
aircraft artillery)
L
L----- -------- Ladung ----------- charge; propelling charge;
load
L ----- Lafette gun carriage
L---. Landes-_ . .. land; country; region
L .... Landesverteidigung__ home defense; national de-
fense
Lan dstllrm - reserve (men over 45)
LaSndwehr - reserve (men between 35 and
45)
lang -- - long
1.... Lazarett hospital
ledig. single (unmarried)
leicht .. light
1b ... Leuchtgeschoss flare shell
Leutnanlt . 2d lieutenant
links left
L_ -. Lnftfahrt -.. aeronautics; aviation
Luftwaffe ....... air force
Lab.Fl - Labeflasehe --------- - canteen
Ladg. Ladung - . charge; load
Lad. R .aderampe ---------- loading ramp
Lad.R__ Laderaum -.-- ... chamber (artillery)
Laf- - ..........- Lafette -----.-. - gun carriage; mount (artil-
lery)
Lag. Iager .. caml); dump; depot; bearing
Landesvtert_ --- -T Landesverteidigulng - home defense; national de-
fense
ABBREVIATIONS 107
Landg ----------- Landegeschwindigkeit landing speed
Landgs . ........
Landungs- landing
L.A.O .......- .. .Anzugsordnlng fur die uniform regulations for the
Luftwaffe air force
L.Ap ------------- L6hnungsappell. pay call
l.Art.Abt ........ leichte Artillerieabteilung light artillery battalion
Latr . .........
- I,Latrine -------- latrine
Laz ...- ........ Lazarett ..... hospital
Laz.Zg .......-. ILazarettzug . hospital trainl
l.b ........ ......lange Brennllange long bllrninlg action (fuze)
Lb ...........-.- Libelle -.... level; spirit, level
L.B ............. Lichtbild ph-otograph
Lb -....... -Luftbild ......... aerial photograph)l
Lb. Flugzugzeug ....... Flugzeug miit eingebaulten plane with built-inl camera
Lichthbildgerat
.Br ..... leiter des Briicken- chief engineer of bridgce con-
schl ages st ruction
L.Brig .... Illftbrigade
..... air brigade
Ld l..
Iand
......... country: land; state: region
Ld l-andulngs-.
.--------.- landing
LD ----------- Landwehrdivisio r . reserve division (men between
356 and 4.5)
Ldfrt -------.-- _Landfront .......... land fronllt
Ldg ------------ Ladung - charge; propelling charge;
load
Ldg --------.-.-- ILandungs- landing
Ldg. Gesch ------ Landungsgeschtit z landing gun
Ldg.1 Landungshafen_ landing port
Ldg. K...... Landungskorps landing detachrmentt; landing
force
Ldg. Pl .. -- Landungsplatz landing place: landing ground
Ldgs .. _.... Landungs- landing
L.Div -....... ... I ,uftdivision air division
L.DIiv -_-_-_---- ILan dwehrdivision_ reserve division (men be-
tween 35 and 465)
I,.d.L --- _-_----- Leutnant der l,andwehr__ Landwehr (reserve) 2d lieu-
tenant
I,.d.R - - - Leuitnant der Iteserve
- _---- reserve 2d lieutenant
Lds ---------.-.-- Landes- land; coultry; regionual
Ldsch. Btl-----... l,ardesscliilt zen batailloh local defense hattlallion
Ldschtz ------.- ,anldesschuitzenl local defenllse unit
Lds. Pol -------- lan(espolizei
l -... slat e pl ice
,dst - - ---------- Iandstullrm .. ..-.. reserve (men oer 45)
108 GERMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATION1S

Ldst.Btl---------- Landsturrmnbataillon --- Landsturm (reserve) battal-


ion
Ldstm--------- Landsturmmnann ------- Landsturm man (reservist
over 45)
Ld.Tr -_-------- Landtransport... _ overland transportation
- -..
L.Dv .-.- Druckvorschrift fir die service regulations for the
Luftwaffe air force
Ldw -- _ _-- _ --- Landwehr -------------- reservists (men between 35
and 45)
Ldw.Div ----- ILandwehrdivision ----- Landwehr (reserve) division
Ldw. Dstpfl ------- Landwehrdienstpflicht_ _ _ obligation for service in the
Landwehr (reserve)
Ldw.IB ---------- Landwehrinfanteriebatail- Landwehr (reserve) infantry
lon battalion
Ldw. IR -------- Landwehrinfanterieregi- Landwehr (reserve) infantry
ment regiment
Ldw.RIgt--------- Landwehrregiment --- ___ Landwehr (reserve) regiment
le.-- ---------- leicht ------ --- _____-- - light
leb.Z --------- lebendiges Ziel _- ___---- living target
led -- - - --- ---- ledig --- --- -- _ .. ___..
-. single (unmarried)
Legit -------- Legitimation ----------- identification
legit --------- _- legitim ieren --_ ---------- to prove identity
Lehrg._- __-
-- _ Lehrgang ___---_____-- - training; course of instruc-
tion
Lehr-113 --------- Lehrinfanteriebataillon__- infantry training battalion
Lehrst ----------- Lehrstab --- - --. - -- staff of instructors
le.I.G -_-- ------- leichtes Infanteriege- light infantry gun
schiitz
Leit -............ Leiter ------------ - --- leader
le.Kp.Wass.Versorg leichte Wasserversor- light company for water
gungskonipanie supply
le.Krad ---------- light motorcycle
leichtes Kraftfahrrad ---
L.E. Munition -.-- Lufteinschiessmunition___ tracer ammunition
L.Ers.I ---------- draft registrants assigned to
Luftwaffenersatsreserve I_
the air corps
I.Ex.M ---------- leichte Exerziermine -- - light training mine
l.Ex.m.R --------
_ leichte Exerzierminle mit light training mine with
Rauchladung smoke element
L.F------- _ Lafettenfahrzeug ----- gun carriage
lfde -- - - laiufende ........... current
l.Fernspr.Tr ----- leichter Fernsprechtrupp_ light telephone operations
squad
1.F.H ----------
_ leichte Feldhaubitze ----- light field howitzer
l.F1.F -_ _------_ vom linken Flugel Feuer__ battery left (artillery)
ABBREVIATIONS 109
Lfschr----------- Laufschritt ----------- double time (march)
l.F.Tr -------- __ leichter Fernsprechtrupp light telephone op)erations
squad
Lftsp _-_-------- Luftspiher ------------- air scout
Lftsp _-_-------- Luftsperre -------------- balloon barrage
Lftw Luftwaffe. air force
l.Fu. Ger. Wg- . - Geratewagen fiir lcichtes equipment car for light radio
Funkgerat apparatus
l.Fu. Wg -_-_-_-- Funkwagen fur leichtes radio car for light wireless
Funkgerat set
Lfw -.---.--.-. - Luftfahrwesen --------- aeronautics; aviation
Lg _- Lange ---- - - -- - -
length
lg - - - - -_- -- - _-- - lang . long
Lg --- ---- - _-- --- Leuchtgeschoss --------- flare shell
L.G - - - Luftgau. air territorial district
lg.Bd.Z _-_-_-_- _ langer Bodenzuin(er ------ long base percussion fuze
L.Gesch Leuchtgeschoss .. flare shell
lg.F. I.Gr lange Feldhaubit zgranate long field howitzer shell
lg.F.H.Gr.(N) -... lange Feldhaubit zgranlate long field howitzer shell
(Nehel) (smoke)
Lggr ------------ Langgranate ------- long shell
Lgr ------ -- - ---- Lager - -.
camp; dtump; depot; bearing
l.Gr.W leichter Granatwerfer - light mortar
Lg. Zdr Leuchtsgeschossziin der__ flare shell flze
l.Hb leichte HIaubitze ----... light howitzer
Li _ Iichtmessbatterie -.---- flash ranging battery
L ib - - -- - - - - -- - - - Libelle . .. .. .. . - -spirit level
l.I.G ------------ leichtes Infanteriege- light infantry gun
schiitz
Lin - Ilni e --------- line
L.Inf.Batl ------- Ielrin fanteriebataill . infantry training bat talion
L.Inf.R. Lehrinfanteriereginiel t infantry training regiment
1.Inf. Wff - - - leichte Infanteriewaffen- light infantry weap)ons
Li.Off ---.-.-. - Lichtsignaloffi ier ..... lami) signal officer
L.I.R --- _-_-_--- Lehrinfanterieregiment __ infantry training regiment
L.I.R............ Landwehrinfanterieregi- Landwehr (reserve) infantry
ment regiment
Li.Sign.Off ----- I,ichtsignaloffizier ------- lamp signal officer
l.K - - ]---
leichte Kolonne --.. -..- light collmn
L.K ------ Luftkiihlung …----------air coolirlg
L. Kg _------------ Leuchtkugel ----------- rocket; flare
1.Kol ------.-.-.- Leerkolonne..... collumn of empty trucks or
cars
5165;Oo ---- 48--
110 GERMAN MILITAiRY ABBREVIATI!ONS

l. Kol. Br._ leichte Kolonnenbriicke bridge for carrying troops in


file
I.Kpfw__ _ leichter Kampfwagen
. light tank
L.Kr. -_. Landkrieg --.. ... land warfare
Lkr..- ...... Lasttkraftwagen --..- truck
L.Kr-___ ...... Leichtkrankenzug_ - -. hospital train for slightly
wounded
I,.Kr.AK ------- Luftkriegsakademl ie_ _. air force staff school
L. K r.Sch ---------- Luftkriegsschule --------- air force school
L.K t - --- -- - l,andkarte --- --- -------
l ,kw -----------.- Lastkraftwagen.--- _- truck
Lkw. f. Betr.St. u. Lastkraftwagen fiir Be- motor t;ruck for fuel and
Gerat triebsstoff und Gerit eq u ipmen t
I,kw.f.Fsp.Ballu Z Lastkraftwagen fiir Fern- motor truck for telephone
sprechbauzmmg installation platoon
I ,kw.f. Fsp.St. Z Lastkraftwagen fiir Fern- motor trulck for telephone
sprechstat ionszugl station platoon
1.K.Z .. ... .. . langer Kanonenzuinder . long cannon fuze
I. Lkw ........... leichter Lastkraftwagen_ light truck
I,.JL.T
.. L,uftlandmlllgst ruppen ----- airborne troops
lange eines Flugzeuges length of an airplane in
in Metern meters
i. M.A -ec - - leichte Munitionsabteilung light ammunition detach-
ment
leicht mechanisiert_____ light mechanized
1.eM.G ----------- leichtes Maschinengewehr. light machine gun
l.mot .--.. -. leicht motorisiert .. _ light motorized
1. Gmot.
IKp ].-..
leichte motorisierte Kom- light motorized company
panie
L,.Mssg -----.-.-.-Lichtmessung ------ -- flash-ranging
L.M .Tr --------- Lichtmesstrumpp .. flash-ranging detail
IJ. M.V. .--.- -- Iichtmlessverfahren .. flash-rangilng process
I.M. W ..--.. - 1eicehter Minenlwerfer light, mortar
1.Nachr. Ger. Kol 1eichte Nachrichtenlge- light signal equipment train
ritekolon-le
Ln.Tr --------- --Luftnachrichterntrup)pe_ air signal troops
lok -____I lokal_ .-................local
l,okomotive . .....-
.-. .. railroad engine; locomotive
Los ____ -------.... LIosung, Losulngswort p assword
Los.W -.--. ------- LIosungswort .-...... password
lP I_..
....... lI [Landespolizei...... state police
L,.Pi.Kip. (mot) .... ILcehr- rind Versuchs-l'io- conll)at engineers training
nierkonipanie (mot1or- and experilental company
isiert) (motorized)
ABBREVIATIONS 111
Lpl . . Ladeplatz . loading place; loading point
(on tlips)
L.P.O ... leitender Pionlieroffizier_ officer in charge of comb)at
engineers (bridge construc-
tion)
L.Rgt-----------. Luftregiment regiment of the air force
Ls- -___________._Il ftschltz .... antiaircraft defense
Lsch.Ger I,auschlgeriat_-------- listening eqLipient (tele-
phone)
L.Schm _ . Lehrschmiede__ -. - horseshoer's school
L.Sch. Wd l,uftschutzwarnclienst -._. air raid warning service
Lsg ----. Losulngswort -.. password
L.S.Gesch Leuchtspurgesehoss -.. tracer bullet
Lsp . . Iuftsport -- air sport
1.Splitt ----. -- leichte Splitterbolt e.. light splinter bonb: light
fragientat ion bombt
1.Spr. M -- - ---- leichte Sprenginine light blast, mine
L,.Spulr .......... Leuchtspur tracer bullet trajeetorvy
L.Stg .. . . I,auerstellung . . hidden gunI enmplaI(ellllnt
Lstr Iandstrasse highway
1t .. . laut-
........... . .- according to
L.T .... .... leuchtturini. lighthouse (on maps)
Lt Le..u.
I,etnant .. 2d lieultenant
Ltg -------- Leitung - . ...... control; line (electricitly) ; ad-
lminlist ration
L.Th__.. Lichtmessthicodolit . flash-ranging t:heodo)lit e
Ltn l.Ieutnant 2d lieutenamlt
Luftb)er . . Luftbereit .. providedl withll pmlemnltl iv
t i res
Luftf l,uftfahrt .. aviatioin
Luft.na.'Tr Iuftnachricllten t ril ple- air signal troops
Luiftvert Lftv ftverteidigli ng air defenlls-e
Luftwi I,uftwiderstantld air resislarelb
uth ......... hlutherisch. !,ult herani
Lv .----... ..... l,aduingsverhiltnlis ratio of charge to weight of
projectile
L.V --- ------ Lautverst/arker amnplifier
l.v_ .._ ..-----
leieht verwunlde . slightly wolunded
l.v _.. links vorl)ei over and to the left, (gunn-
nery)
LX'B1 . . ...I, lftverordflllungsl)laI t air raid protection l)nIlillin
I,.Vert .L. Iandesverteidigunig g holle defense; national de-
fenlse
112 GERMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

L.V.S.St-___---- collecting point for slightly


L e i c h t v erwundetensam-
melstelle Iwounded
Lw -------------- Luftwaffe--------- air force
Lwg------------- Lastwagen-------------- truck
Lwk.----------- Leitwerk--------------- trail unit; empennage; tail
assembly (aviation)
L.W.M ---------
- - leichte Wurfmine ------- light mine (light mortar
shell)
L.W.M.Z.. leichter Wurfminenziin- light mine fuze (on mortar
der shell)
L Z-.._.... ---- Lazarettzug ------------ hospital train

M
M ------ . Magazin
.--- -------------- magazine; store; dump;
depot
M --.--- .---- Magazinverpflegung-- depot food supply; provi-
sioning by supply depot
M Main ------------ the river Main
M Major --.----------.-.-- major
Mann, Miinner --------- man (soldier), men
Man6ver maneuver
Mark -. ---------- mark (coin); model; mark
M........._
i..... Maschine -- machine; engine
M........ .... Maschinist ------------- machinist
M ..... Maske ------------- (gas) mask
M ..... Medaille ---------- medal
m ......... ....-- mehr more; additional
Messmann range finder (infantryman)
M ..... -...
Messpunkt midpoint (antiaircraft)
In...... Meter --------- meter
M........~ militar ------ - - military
Mine ----- mine
minit - - - - - - - - with
...-. M itglied - - - member
....
- Mitteilung message; report; informa-
tion
M itteldecker ----------- midwing monoplane
l ------------.--- mittlerer-------------- medium; mean; average
Mirser ------------.--- mortar
InM-- --- -- -- -- monatlich ------------- monthly
M
M -----------.--- Motor ----------------- motor; engine
Miihle --. mill (on mnaps)
Munitions- ------_ -_-- ammunition
ABBREVIATIONS 113
M --------- _ Muster
.. pattern; model; sample; ex-
ample
2
m __'
----------- - Quadratmeter ---------- square meter
3
m -........... Kubikrmeter . .. cubic meter
M.17, M.18, M.24_ (Gas-) Masken von 1917, (gas) masks of 1917, 1918,
1918 und 1924 and 1924
ma --------------- magnetisch ------------ magnetic
Ma----------- Mannschaftsunterstand shelter on hand grenade
auf dem Handgranaten- practice range
wurfstand
M.A ------ _----- Meldeamt --------
_--- _ draft and inactive reserve
registration office; message
center
Ma ------------ Militairarrestanst alt---- military prison
M.A - Militarattach6e ------ military attache
MA -- - Mitarbeiter ------------ co-worker
M.A ------------ Mondaufgang ----------- rnoonrise
Ma ---.-.-.-.---- Munitionsanstalt -- ----- ammunition loading factory
(on maps)
M.A.A ---------- Militarische Stelle der Military Department of the
Nachrichtenabteilutng Intelligence Section of the
des Auswartigen Anlts, Foreign Office, Berlin
Berlin
M.A.B _------- militarische Ausfiihrungs- military regulations for exe-
bestimmungen cution (of orders)
M.Abw. St _------ Meldeabwurfstelle ------ message dropping center
(aviation)
Ma.C _-------- Munitionsanstalt Cassel__ ammunition loading factory,
Cassel
Ma.F ------------ Mastfernrohr ----------- large observation telescope
on special mount
Mag ------------ Magazin -_----------- magazine; store; dump;
depot (on maps)
Mag.Fp.Kol ----- Magazinfuhrparkkolonne_ depot supply train
Mag.Gew Magazingewehr -.-. ---- magazine rifle
magn - - magnetisch _-------
-- -- magnetic
Mag.Tasche ----- Magazintasche am Ma- magazine pocket of the
schinengewehr Dreyse Dreyse light machine gun
13
Mag. Wff Magazinwaffe ....... magazine weapon
Ma.H - Munitionsanstalt Han- amnllulnition loading factory,
nover Hanover
Ma.In ---------- M unit~ionsanstalt Ingol- amlmuition loading factory,
stadt Ingolstadt
114 GERMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

Maj ....-- ....... Major ---- -- - major


Ma.J -_------- Munitionsanstalt Jiter- ammunition loading factory,
bog Jtiterbog
M.Ak . militiriirztliche Akadenie military medical school
M.K --------- Munitionsanstalt K6niigs- ammunition loading factory,
berg Konigsberg
Malz-Fabr --- Malzfabrik ..... imlalt factory (on maps)
ma.N ... inagnletisch Nord
-- ..... magnetic north
Man Man6ver. mallnetver
m.A.n ---.. - meiner Ansicht nach in my opinion
Mand -------- Mandat. mandate; order; aulthoriza-
tion
Man. Kart .- Man6verkart en .--- maneuver maps
Mannsch ., Man nschaft ---- body of men; crew; team
Man6v. Mlan6ver- maneuver
Man6v. Best \Ianoverbestimn Illngen___ maneuver regulations
M ar ------------ Marine.. navy
Masch -.-- .--Maschine ------ -.-----. machine; engine
Masch - .... Maschinist machinist
Mascha -------- Maschinelnailm locomotive depot; locomo-
tive office
Maschfbr --------- Maschinenfabrik - -.-..- machine factory; engineering
factory
Mlasch. Gew. Maschinengeweh r -.---. machine gun
Masch.Pist . Maschinenpistole . machine
-e .-.- pistol; automatic
pistol; submachine gun
mnassg ----.-.-.-- mnassgebend.... ~.....
-.. authoritative; decisive; de-
termining
Ma.Ste--- -- Munitionsanstalt Stettin_ ammunition loading factory,
Stett in
Mat-ll ......... Matelial - material; materiel: silhstarne
Maultier - .mule
Maul -------
Mausergewehr_ .laauser rifle
m .a.W ---------- mit anderen Wor ten. - in other words
Max - - - - - - Maxim -...... Maxim (machine gun)
M ax ------------ Maximal-, Maxir numm- _ maximum
Ma.Z _-_------ Munitionsanst a lit Zeit- ammunition loading factory,
hain Zeithain
M .B _-_--------- Man6verbestimm iuingen maneuver regulations
M.B _-_--- --- - Messband_ _ . tape measllre
MB ------_
_ --- -- Militarbriefta i be * .. military carrier pigeon
MB1 Motorboot ... motorboat
M .Batt ------------ Messbatterie_ survey battery
M.Batt ---------- Morserbatterie mortar battery
ABBREVIATIONS 115
M.B.d.\ .. . ......
Vorschrift fiir die militii- regulations for the nllitary
rische Benutzuglg der use of waterways in war-
Wasserstrassen i nm time
Kriege
M.B.I.(IK.) ------ Militiirbrieftat beiinastalt nilitary carrier pigeon sta-
I, Konigsberg tion I, K6onigsberg
M-Blink -------- mnittleres Blinkgeriat_.. inediuIm blinker signal ap-
paratus
M-Boot . Minensucherboot
..... ..... _ minle sweeper
M-Boot _ . Motorboot .......... motorboat
M br ------ ------ Marschbreite ------------ width of marching eolumn;
front of marchillg col-

Mbs .--------
Meerbusen bay
M-Buch --------- Bestandsbuch bei den troop inventory of ammu-
Truppen iiber Muni- nition, close-combat wea-
tion, Nahkampf-, pons, explosives, ald priml-
Spreng- und Ziidmrittel ing substances
M.D -). . ........
Messdreieck___. range triangle (instrumen1t
to measure traverse and
range of heavuy nmachine
gun)
Md ------- _ --- - Milliarde. _-----
---- ---- milliard (1,000.000,000); bil-
lion (Americarn)
m.d _ mit dem,---der
... with the
m.D mit der Kriegsdekoration_ with the War D)ecoration
.-----------
M.D............. M itteldecker - -... midlwing mlonolplale
Mdf.. ... . Dienstaiweisung zur Be- service reguilations for the
urteilrlg der Militiir- juldgimelrlt of fitlless for
d(ienlstfahigkeit acti\ive military d(lty
m.d.F.b --------- mit der Fiihrung beatf- atlhltorized to commarld;
tragt commissioned to take
charge
Mdg ...... ......... Miinldllng....... nmIlzzli (gunnery)
Mdg.Sch Miuindungsschon-r. nmImzzh amid sight cover (rifle)
mdl__ _____... - imiindlichl oral; verbal
mdl. Bef .-....... mniindlicher Blefehl_ -.--- oral order
Mdlchf .....----- Miindlochfultter ------- fuze recess (ammunition):
gainle. (of fuze)
m.d.R ____ mit dem Range --------- vith thce rank of
m.d.R.e.GfM . mit denm Range cines with the rank of field
Generalfeldlinars challs marshal
Mdst ....--...... Mundstick mouthpicce
M. Dv .--------
Marinedienstvorschrift naval service regulatioTls
116 GE'RMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

me_-------- mechanisch.._____. mechanical


m.E meines Erachtens .... in my opinion
M.E ------------ Militrcisenbaln military railroad
m.E . mit Erlaulbnis with permission
M.E.Betr.Abt -.-- Militireisenbahnbetr iebs- military railroad operations
abteilung section
Mech ---------- Mechanik_____
. mechanics
mech -------- mechanisiert mechanized
Mechan ------- -- Mechanismus__ mechanism
Meckl ------- Mecklenburg Mecklenburg
Med ----------- Medaille medal
med - . ..........
medizinisch - medical
M.E.D ---------- Militiireisenbahnldirck tion_ Directorate of Military Rail-
roads
Meg ------------ Megaphon --- .-. megaphone
Mego ----------- Messgerdtoffizier -.. ...- measuring - instruments of-
ficer
Mehrf.Kan.Oe -.-- Mehrfachkanone Ocrliikon_ Oerlikon multiple gun (with
several tubes)
Mehrzw ---------- Mehrzweck----- --- - multiple purpose
Mehrzw. Flzg ----- Mehrzweckflugzeug_ multiple-purpose airplane
Mel ---- M elinit ------------ -.-- melinite (explosive)
M eld ------------ Melder --------.-. - - runner
Meld...... M eldung ---------- - message
M eldeh ---------- Meldehund ....-.--- .... messenger dog
M eld.St, ---- -- Meldestelle .... message center
Mens............. Mensur .._ . student's duel
M erk.Z ---------- Merkator-Funklpeilun g___ Mercator radio direction
finding
Mess. I ...... __-- Messinstrument ------ measuring instrument
Messkraftwagen Messkraftwagen fair An- surveying motor vehicle for
Aft schluss-, Fernleitur ngs- connecting, station-to-sta-
und Telegrafenka hbel tion and telegraph cables
der deutschen Teele- of the German Telegraph
grafenverwaltung Administration
Met --------.-.-- Metall -------------- ... metal
m et ------------- metallisch --- - .- --.- metallic
M eteor ---------- Meteorologie -------- -.-- meteorology
Met.St ----- ----- meteorologische Statioon__ meteorological station
M.E.u.B.W --.--- Militair-Erziehunngs- military educational and
und Bildungswesen instructional services
M.E.V.A -------- Militir-E isenbah n - military railroad traffic office
verkehrsamnt
ABBREVIATIONS 117
M.E.W.Abt ------- Militiir-Eisenbahnwerk- military railroad workshop
stattenabteilung section
m. Ex. M. Rmittlere
. .. .... Exerziermine mit tmedium dullmmy mine with
Rauchladung smoke element
M.E.Z ---------- mitteleuropiiische Zeit__- - Central European Time
M f -.------ ----- Marschfolge --- --- - order of march
M. F------------ Mondfinsternis - - - - moon eclipse
Mf -------------- Motorfahrzeug .... motor vehicle
Mfd ------------ Mfindungsfeuerdimpfer_ flash hider; flash reducer
(gunnery)
M-Flak -------- Flugzeugabwehrma- antiaircraft rapid-fire can-
schinenkanone non
m.folg.W -------- mit folgenden Worten___ with the following words
M.F.S . Marinefunkstelle
.......... .. _ naval radio station
M.F.-Schein -.-.- Militirflihrerschein fuir military driver's license for
Kraftfahrzeuge motor velicles
m.Fu.Ger.Wg .. ..Geratewagen fiir mittlerei s equip)nent truck for medium
Funkgerat 17 radio equipmlent 17
m.Fuk.Stat ...... _ mittlere Funkstation___ - medium radio station
m.Fu.Wg Funkwagen ffir mittleres radio wagon for medium
Funkgerat 17 radio equii)ment 17
MG --.-------. Maschinengewehr -_ _-- _ machine gun
mg. . .......
Milligramm - - milligram
MG.08 --.. .
..-- (schweres) Maschinen- (heavy) machine gun
gewehr (Maxim), Kon- (Maxim), 1908 construc-
struktion von 1908 tion
MG.08/15 ------- (leichtes) Maschinlenge- (light) machine gun, 1908
wehr, Konstruktion von construction with changes
1908 mit Xnderungen of 1915
von 1915
MGA ----------- Maschinengewehrabtei- machine-gun detachment
lung
MG.-Batl --------- Maschinengewehrbat ail- machine-gun bat alion
ion
MG.Begl.Zg Maschinengewehr-Be- machine-gun escort (accom-
gleitzug panying) platoon
MG.-Chef ------ _ Chef der Maschinenge- commander of machine-gun
wehrkompanie company
M.G.E.R ----_--_ Maschinengewehrexer- machine-gun drill rules
zierreglement
M-Geriit _-- ----- M6rser (auf Kraftzug)___ mortar (on motor tractor)
M.G.G --- - Maschinengewehrgerat _ - machine-gun equil)pment
MG.Hd.Wg --- Maschinengewehrhand- machine-gun handcart
wagen
118 GERMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

MG.IAnl .______ Maschinengewehrgerat- machine-gun equipment re-


instandsetzungsanlei- pair regulations
tung
MGK ----------- Maschinengewehrkom- machine-gun company
panic
MG.-Kanl . - -.. Maschinengevwehrkamera machine-gun camera (avia-
tion)
Mg. Kp ----- Maschinlengewexlrkonipa- machine-gun company
tlie
Mg.Kw -_ Maschinengewehrkraft- machine-gun truck (carrier)
wagen
Mg]l.. Mitglied member
nm.gl. Lkwi. .U .mittlerer offenler gelinlde- ilediumn open cross-country
ghngiger lastkraftwa- motor truck
g(eIr
m.gl. Pk w- rmittlerer geliindegiingiger medium cross-country pas-
Personen kraftwagenl senger car
m.gl.ZkI w ... ittlerer gel/indegnillgiger medilllll cross-country truck
Zugkraftw agen prine mover
MGMnrrr.-St le_ _ _ Masch i nengewehrlrllmri- nlachine-glln alnlu iiition
tionsa I sgabestelle distributing point
M.G.O Maschinengewehroffizier- machine-gun officer
Mg.Off.v. PI Maschinengewehroffizier machine-gun officer of the
vom Platz fortress
M.Gr ------ Marschgrulppe --------- march group; marching unit
disposed for combat
M.-Gr ------ M6rsergranate.......... mortar shell
MG.-R .A --- .... -M a s c hinenrgewehlrricht- machine-gun sight
aurfsatz
M.G.Sc.lr Maschi nerlgcwehrschfitze_ machine gunner
M.G.Seh. V_ - Maslchi nenlgewehr-
M regulations for machine-gun
Schiess vorsch rift fire
MG.Schwd_ . -- Ma s c hi nenlgewehrschwa- machine-gun troop
dron
MGSS
.-.- . .. Ma s c hi nenge wehrscharf- machine-guln sharpshooter
schfitze
M.G.S.S.A__ .-... M as chinlengewehrscharf- machine-guIn sharpshooter
schtitzenabteilu ng detachment
- M a s chinenrgewehlrgerit- machi
M.... n e-g un equipment
stemlppelvorsch rift stamping regulations
M.G.-T____. -.--.. Maschinelngewel rtlrlm _ machine
r - grn trlrret (avia-
lion )
M.G.V .. Ma rs cli e )ii hrrlisvor- nlarch allowances regulation
schrift
ABBREVIATIONS 119
M.G.V.V -. M a s c hinengewehrgeriit- technical manual on mla-
verwaltungsvorschrif l chine-gun equipllment
M.G.W 'fflll.\ rg .. Maschinengewehlrwaften- machllile-gllllun artificer w\agoin
nlleisterwagein
leichter Maschinenlge- light irachinle-gun cart for
wehrwagen fiir Drei- gu1ns onl tripod
fussgewerll
M.G.Wg. (s.)_ schwerer Magchinenge- heavy mnaehinle-gun cart for
wehrlwagen fiir Schlit- guans o0i sleighs
---
-
tengeswelhre
M.G.Z ---- inittlere Zeit des Meri- Central Greeniwich Meridian
dians von Greenwich 'I'ilne
MG.-Z.F_--------- M a s c h i n e ngewehrziei- nlachine-gli ni telescopic sight
fernrohr
MG.Zg__ Maschinengewvehlrzlg - Inachilne-gulln plat(oon
M.H Meldehuln d messenger dog
M.Hbgr ------- M6rserhaullellgrallate high-explosive Imortar shell
with windshield
Mhd. Meldehulnd ---- messenger dog
MHD Munitionshauptdepot ammunition main depot
Mhd.Vb_ Meldehundverbindlung _ messenger dog communlrica-
tion
M.II.Tr_ Meldehundtrupp__ - messenger dog section
Mi Mittagskost ____ noon meal (military provi-
sioning)
Mi -------- Mitte mniddle
Mikr .Mikronlecer ------- microrneter
Mikr Mikrophon __ rmIicrol)phon e
Mikr Mikroskop__________. mnicroscope
tliil _ mnilitidr mnilitjar
Mil Miliz-_ mnilitia
Mil.A . Militiiranllwilrter ex-service mntll (o(fter 12
yeatr.s of mnilitary service)
Mil.Ak__ Mi lithirakademltie military acatdell
Mil. Arr. A ist. . Militiirarrestanstalt mIilitary guard htouse
Mil. Att .. Militiirattache6-
. military at.tacll6
Mil.Bev_.. Militairbevolllniichltigter mnilitary plenllipotenltiary
Mil. Bez_ Militiirbezirk --- military district
Mil.Bhf_ Militii rbahllhof ......... military railway station (on
tmaps)
Mil.DGO_ )iellcnst- trnd Geschitfts- service and business regula-
or(llung fiir die Mili- tionis for the military
tiirgerichte des Reichms- courts of the G(ernman
heeres artvly
120 GE'RNIAN MILITARY ABBRE"VIATIONS

Mil.Eis --- Militareisenbahn ------- military railroad


Mil.Eis.Dir ----- Militareisenbahndirek- military railroad direction
tion 0
mi!. Gef - ------- Militargefangener ----- military prisoner
mil. Gef ----- ------ militarisches Gefolge -- military retinue
mil. Ger- . -- Militargericht - - - -. - military court
Mil.Ger.Ob.Wm___ Militargerichtsober- military court sergeant (cor-
wachtmeister responding roughly to U. S.
staff sergeant)
Mil.Gouv --- _- Militargouverneur _ _---- military governor
Mfil.Gouv -------- Militargouvernment ---- military government
milit ------------- militar_-_-------------- military
Milit. Eisenb------ Militdareisenbahn ------ military railroad
Milit. Int -------- Milittirintendant -------- administrative officer (with
higher staff)
Milit.Int ------- Militarintendantur ----- office of administrative offi-
cer (with higher staff)
Milit.Just. B----- Militairjustizbeamter -.--- military court official
Milit. Knab. Erz. Militarknabenerziehun gs- military boys educational
Anst. anstalt institution
Milit.L ------.-. - M ilitarlehrer ------------ military teacher
Milit. Ob.Pf ------ Militaroberpfarrer ------ senior military chaplain
Milit. Techn. Akad_ Militartechnischeakademie military technical academy
Milit.Veter.Akad - Milit arveterinhrakademie_ military veterinary academy
Milit.Veter.Insp__ AMilit arveterintLrinspek- military veterinary inspector
teur (-ion) or inspection
Mil.Kab --------- Militirkabinet --------- military cabinet
Mil.Kfz -------- Militarkraftfahrzeug ----- military motor vehicle
Mil. Kr. Wt....... Militarkrankenwiirter -- - military hospital orderly
M il. Lit ---------- M ilitarliteratur ---------- military literature
M il.Alus _-------- Militirm usik ------------ military music; band
M il. M us -------- Militarmusiker ------- military musician;bandsman
Mil. Pers --------- Militarperson ----------- military person
Mil.Reitanst ----- Militiirreitanstalt ------- military riding institution
Mil.-Reitinst______ Militdrreitinsti tut ----- military riding institute
Mil. Reitsch ------ M ilitairreitschule ..... military riding school
Mil.San ---- --- Militarsanatorium ..... military sanatorium
MilStGB -------- MIilitarstrafgesetzbu ch_ _ _ military penal code
MilStGerO ------ Milit arstrafgerichtsord- manual for court-martial
n ung
Mil.Str.Anst ----- Militiirstrafanstalt ------ military penitentiary
Mil.T.Anst ------ Militairturnanstalt nilitary athletic institution
Mil. Url.Zug ----__ Militarurlaubzug -------- train carrying men on fur-
lough
ABBREVIATIONS 121
Mil.Vers --------- Militiirversicherung ----- military insurance
Mil. Verw ------- Militirverwaltung ------- military administration
Mil. Vet. Insp ----- Militiirveteriniirinspekteur military veterinary inspec-
tor
M il.Wbl --------- Militiirwochenblatt ------ military weekly bulletin
Mil.Ztg ---- -- Militarzeitung ---------- military newspaper
/M in ------------ in der Minute ---------- per minute
M in ------------ M inen-_---------------- mine
M in ------------ Ministerium ------------ ministry; department; cab-
inet
M in.Abt --------- Minenabteilung ----- mine detachment
Min.Dep -------- Minedepot -.----------- mine dump
Minens ---------- Minensuch-_ -.......... minesweeping
Minsbt ---------- Minensucherboot ------- mine sweeper
Min.-Su --------- Minensuch-_------------ minesweeping
Minw --------- Minenwesen ----------- military mining; mine war-
fare or tactics
Min.Wf --------- Minenwerfer ------------ trench mortar
Mio ---.-.-.-.-. - m illion ---------------- million
M ipo ----------- M ilitarpolizei ---------- military police
M IR ------------ Militarintendanturrat ... military superintendent (ad-
ministrative official)
Miss ---------.-- M ission --------------- mission
Missb ------- Missbilligung ........... disapproval
Missbr ---------- M issbrauch ----------- misuse
missf ----------
. mnissfallen --------------- displease
Missh ------- Misshandlung ---------- abuse
Mi.-Stelle -------- Minenwerferstelle _-_--_ mortar position
Mitarb --------- M itarbeiter ------------- co-worker
Mitbes --------- M itbesitzer ------------- co-owner
Mitbew---------- Mitbewohner---------- co-occupant; co-inhabitant
Mitgl ---------
_ Mitglied
] - - - - - member
Mitt ------------- Mitteilungen ------------ communications; informa-
tion
M itt ------------ Mittel----------------- middle
mittl.Bomb ____ mittlerer Bomber ------- medium bomber
M ittn ---------- Mitteilungen.---------- communications
M itw ---------
_ ]Mitwirkelder .......... co-operator; participant
M itw ------ -- -1Mitwirkulng ------------ assistance; participation; co-
operation
Mk ----------- Marschkolonne ---------- march colulnl
M.-K.
.......... Maschinenkanonle ...... machine cannlon: automatic
cannon
M.K --------- Meldekopf ---------------. advanced message center
122 GERMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

M.K__ Militirkraftfahr- .. military motor transport


in. K _ _~_ mit Karte __
- with a map
11. .....
K .mit Klappensicherung-_ with folding safety device
MNi ---.- --.... IMunitionskolonne ammumnition column
M.Kab --- Militarkabinet. military cabinet
M.-Ko___ Marschkompass lensatic-type march compass
M.Kol___ Marschkolonne - march column
M.Kr-.... Messkreis__ . map protractor; graduated
circle
M-K-Sch Maschinen kanonen-
- gunner of rapid-fire cannon
schiltze
MKw Munitionskraftwagen ammunition truck
M.I ,. Marineleitung -------- navy department
M .T, ----- Messlatte ................ surveyor's rod
M .L ----- .Militairliteratur. .-........ military literature
Melder runner
---------.-.-.-.
-
M id ----- Meldung --------------- message
Mld .... Milliarde ................ milliard (1,000,000,000): mil-
lion (American)
M.-Lehrling _g . iMilitiirlehrlilng
..... -- ----- military apprentice (in the
aviation industry)
Mlst Meilenstein .----- ------ milest:one (on maps)
2
111111 ...... Quadratmlillimneter ------ square millimeter
3
mnnl - -.... Kubikmillimeter ------ cubic millimeter
m.M.W ___ . ....... mittlerer Minenwerfer --- medium mortar
In.M.W.Zg . mittlerer Minenwerferzug_ medium mortar platoon
Mn .... Minensuch_- . ---- - _. mine sweeping
Mob..... Mobilisierung - .... mobilization
Mob. Instr_ . Mobilmachu ngsinstruk- instructions for mobilization
tion
Mobmr- Mobilmachung ....... mobilization
Mob.Tg Mobilmachungstag . . . mobilization day: M-day
nmob.Tr.. .mobile Truppen . mobile troops
Mod Modell ....... . .. ..- pattern: model
. modern -- ---------- modern
lodel]rgt_ Modellregiment - model regiment
M-Ol.. mineral oil
M firs Miorser
I ..---.....---- mortar
monatl mnonatlich .. . monthly
Morep). Iomn p- _.- Motorreparat irkompanie_ motor repair company
mnorg
.. --. . morge ..... fomorrowv
Mot. .....
Motor
I.. ,, motor
In io t .. .. ... .--... motorisiert
-r motorized
ABBREVIATIONS 123
mot.gl - ._ _--. auf geliindegh/ngigen motorized on cross-country
Fahrzeugen mc(torisiert vehicles
mot.s. Art motorisierte s chwere motorized mediuml artillery
Artillerie
mot. Tr nlotorisierte Triu )Ppen motorized troops
mot.Z motorisiert mit I iraftzug tractor drawn
M.P. - ...... Maschinenpistole .machine pistol; atutomatic
pistol
M.P -- ..- Militirpension .......
_ nmilit ary pension
M.P. Mlilitarpolizei
......- .. .military police
...P.. mit Panzerkopf .. witll armor-piercing head
m.P. mit Pension -_- .. wit h pension
m. Pi mit Plan ... ..... with plans; with map; with
chart
m.R.r -- mit Rohrriicklauf with recoil
Mrs.... Mrser .
... . mortar
M.S..... Meldesaininelst ellle....... nessage center
M.S --- M inensuclllh-_.. ... illesweeping
Mschft.Ers MNannschaft sersat z . ..troop replacements
M'schftn _ .. lannschaft en.ll enlisted personllll b)elow
rank of lnoncommlissionled
officers; rank and file
M.Sch.G - Markscheidegerit ...... inclinometer
m.sek. MeIt ersekllndel . ... _.. letoers per seconld
m.Sig. i it tleres Signalgeirt n....
edimll signal apparatlus
M.S.O Ileldesarlmneloffiz ier. officer in charge of message
cen ter
Ms. Offiz .Mol)ilmachullgsoflrizier mol)ilizat ion officer
mst___ neistens, meist elltoils Iliost vl
Mstb ------ .. assstatb .. scale; standtlardl; rule
MstGB. .. arinlestanll(geset zhuellc a IILal code
MStGB Militiirstrafgesetzl biuch iilitary penal (o0d
MSt(;
M ilitarstrafgeric lhtsordl Imanal for coiurt-martial
fluming
M.Str larscllst rasse. rout;e of Illar(,h
Mstr. mastelr; chief
Mstr liMuster. Iat tern;model(l
M.St.V.V___. - 1\.iiilitirstrafx oll Istrrck- armlly regulations for the
unlgsvorschrift execIutionI of disciplinlary
I)TuMlislhl1ent
M.S.W .--.- - I\lit]itrsanit:it:swes se .. armv Illmedical service
M.T . M...
Marlschtag.... (lday of llarch
MT --- ..... Imilitairtechllischl_ .--.-.- military technlical
'
124 GERMAN MILITARY ABBREVIAT'IOrNS

mt-__-. . -------. mittlere ----------------- medium


M.T . ..--..------
Munitionstragtier ------- munition pack animal
MTB ------------ Messtischblatt -------- map, scale 1:25,000
Mtf ------- Marschtiefe ---------- depth of marching column
M.Tr ------------ Militartransport --------- military railroad transporta-
tion
M.Tr.0 ---------- Militairtransportordnung_- transportation regulations
Mttl . Mittel-
.
.......-. _ middle
M.T. W------. Mannschaftstran s p o r t- personnel transportation
wagen wagon
M.U ------------ Marschunterkunft ------ march quarters; march bil-
lets; march shelter
M. IT_.---_-- - Militarurlauber -------- man on furlough
Mun -- - - - - Munitions-_----- ----- ammunition
Mun-Anst ---.-.- Munitionsanstalt ------ ammunition factory (on
maps)
Mun. Bed -------- ammunition requirement
Munitionsbedarf --------
Mun-Erg ------- replenishment of ammuni-
MunIitionsergainzung -.---
tion supplies
Mun.Ers ------ Munitionsersatz --- ---- ammunition replacement
Mun. F .----- Munitionsfabrik ....... ammunition factory
Mun.Kol . -..-- Munitionskolonne ------- ammunition column
Mun.Nachsch ---- Munitionsnachschub .... ammunition supply and re-
placement
Mun.Trgt .. --. Munitionstragtier ------ ammunition pack animal
Mun.Trsp ----- Munitionstransport ----- ammunition transport
Mun.Verbr-- Munitionsverbrauch __- expenditure of ammunition
Mun.Wg -_------ Munitionswagen -.-. - caisson
Mun.Zg --- -- Munitionszug ----------- amnunition train
M us- ----- ----- M usik ---------------- music
Musk Musketier... musketeer
Must. olin Musterlungskolnmlission _ mustering commission
M.U.Z -- …------. Militarurlauberzug ..-.... train carrying men on fur-
lough
M.V ---------- Militarversicherung -.-.-- military insurance
M.V ------.-- :-- Milititrverwaltung ------ military administration
m.V -----------. mit Verz6gerung - -- with delay-action (fuze)
MVB1 .- Marineverordnungsblatt__ naval regulations publication
m.V.u.K ----. mit Verz6gerung und equipped with delayed action
Klappensicherung and folding safety device
(fuze)
m.W ----------- meines Wissens - as far as I know
M.W ----- ---- Minenwerfer ------- mortar
ABBREVIATION S 125
llW ….…___... ___ missweisend -_------_
_- deviating
m.W. -_.. mittlerer Wasserstand - mean water level
MWB ___ Militirwochenblatt ------ military weekly bulletin
M.W.G Meldewurfgranate ------- message canister
M.W.O ___ Minenwerferoffizier ----- officer in mortar unit
M.W.Pr ------- __ Minenwerferprotze _----- trench-mortar limber
M.W.Tr--...... _ Minenwerfertruppe - --. mortar troops
M.W.Zg (1).. ___ leichter Minenwerferzug light mortar platoon
M.W.Zg. (nim).-. __ mittlerer Minenwerferzug mediuln mortar platoon
M. W.Zg. (s) -.. __ _
schwerer Minenwerferzug heavy mortar p)latoon
MZ -- --- Maschinengewehrztug -.. machinle-gunl platooni
M.Z.... Militairzeitung.. ... military newsl)al)er
Mz Mot orenzahl .- .. nuumber of engines (ariation)
M.Z. Briicke -.-. inittlere zerlegbare Eisen- mediumll portable railroad
bahlbrticke bridge
M.Zug ------. - _ Mehlzug _..-----------
- flour train

N
In ..--. nach . in the direction of; following
, .,.
-. N achrichten_ reports; infornlation; corn-
inunlicationls; iltelligence
...... N achrichtenabteilung _ signal battalion; intelligence
section
N --....... ..... Nachrichtent rtl-pe
l)e signal corl)s
Nachschub-
.. services of siu)lYly
...._..... Nahkamnpf ...... close coinibat
..... Nebel -. slnoke; fog (.sedtl to dles.Ig,,te
gas as well a.s .smokt)
Nebelllnuition ......... siioke ainlllnuiition
n leutral .. neut ral
N -_ _ . n6irdlich ---------------- northern
.. N orden ., north
,,---------
Nordsee... ---- North Sea
N.A ---- . Nebenanlschlllss ....... ext;ension (tclephone)
n.A ----- ........ neuer Art .. of new type
Nachf - Nachforschung .. investigation; search
Nachh.... . Nachhut .......... rear guar(l
Nachkdo .. ..... . Nachkonlllando - rear-guard detachmllent
Nachr..-. - , Nachrichten , ...... reports; 'inf:>rnlatiol; conl-
rln nications; i ntelligelnce
N achr.A
.. ........ Nachrichtenabteilung -.. signlal battalion; intelligence
section
516560°-43- -9
126 GERMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

Nachr.D -------- Nachrichtendienst ----- signal service; intelligence


service
Nachr.F'lg -------- Nachrichtenflugzeug ..... communications plane
Nachr.Ger.Kol __- Nachrichtengeritkolonne_ signal corps equipment col-
ulnn
Nachrm --------- Nachrichtenmittel ------ channel of communications
Nachr.Mine ...-. Nachrichtenmline -- ----- message shell
Nachrm.O .0-.. --- Nachrichtenmitteloffizier_ communications officer
Nachr.St --------- Nachrichtenstaffel ----- signal section
Nachr.Tr ---- Nachrichtentruppe ----- signal corps
Nachr.W -------- Nachrichtenwesen ------ signal service
Nachsch --------- Nachschub ------------ supply
Nachsch. D ----- Nachschubdienst -------- supply service
Nachsch.Kol-...... Nachschubkolonne ------ supply column
Nachsp -------- Nachspitze ------ ------ rear point
Nachsp.Kp ------ Nachspitzenkompanie ---- rear party
Nacht Bo -------- Nachtbomber -.-.------- night bomber
Nachtr --------- Nachtrupp ------------ support of rear party
Nachtw --------- Nachtwache ------------ night uwatch; night guard
nhml ------------ niimlich . that is to say
NahAufkl ----
' ahaufklarung .......... close reconnaissance
Nah-B-Stelle_..... Nahbeobachtungsstelle- - _ close-range observation post
Nahgef Nahgefecht .... close combat
Nahk- .. Nahkalipf- .......--- close combat
Nahk. Battr....... Nah kampfbatterie_ ...... close-combat battery
Nahk. M -------- Nahkampfmittel . __ close-combt)at weapons
N .A .L ----------- Nebenanschlussleitung_ _- extension wire
n.ar ------------- nichtarisch ----.------- non-aryan
na t - - - - - -- - - -- -- national -------- ------- national
Nat.Soz --------- Nationalsozialisnmsllls -. National Socialism
nat.soz - -.-.-.-. - nationalsozialistisch ----
National Socialistic
Natur. V -------- food supplies in kind
Nattlralverpflegung -..-.-
Nav ------------ Navigation............. navigation
N.B ------------ Nahbeobachtung ------- close-range observation
Nb --- ----------- Nebel ------------------ fog; smoke (used to designate
gas as well as smoke)
n. 3 nordliche Breite ------- northern latitude
N.Bomb --------- Nebelboimbe ............ smoke bomb
n. Br .......... nordliche Breite -------- northern lat.itude
N bW ----------- Nebelwerfer ------------ chemical projector (gas or
smoke)
Nb.Zst ----- --- Nebelzerstiauber .-------
smoke-disperser
N dn ------------ Norden .. . north
ndr . --------- nieder-_............... low; down
ABBREVIATIONS 127
N eb ------------ Nebel ---------- ....... smoke; fog (also gas)
neb ---------- --- neben ---------- ..---.. besides; next to
Neben-A--------- Nebenabteilung__ ......- adjacent formation; flank
unit
Neb.Gesch.----- Nebelgeschoss... ....... smoke shell
Neb.Hgr -------- Nebelhandgranate ...-... smoke hand grenade
Neb.Kz --------- Nebelkerze .-.-... smoke candle
Neb. Mun -------- Nebelnlluition_ ---.... smoke alnmunition
Neb.St ---------- Nebelstoff ------ agent -.....
-smoke-producing
Neg ------------- Neger -
--------- negro
Neuform ------- Neuformation-.- new formation; re-formation;
…------
reorganization; newly or-
ganized unit
Neum --------- Neumark ------ Neumark (German city) -------
neutr ----------- neutral --------- neutral
neutr. Bd --------- neutraler Boden_ neutral ground
Neutr. Bed Neutralitiitsbeding gungen _ conditions of neutrality
Neutr. Erkl . Neutralitiitserkliiar Ung _.- declaration of neutrality
neutr. Geb ------- neutrales Gebiet__.....-- neutral territory
Neutr. Grz ------- Neutralitiitsgrenze ....- .boundary of neutrality
Neutr.Sch ------- Neutralititsschutz .....- . protection of neutrality
neutr.St------ neutraler Staat - - ...--.- neutral state
Neutr. Verh ------ Neutralitiatsverhan adlung negotiation of neutrality
Neutr.Vertr Neutralitiitsvertral g- .... neutrality pact; treaty (agree-
ment) of neutrality
neutr. Z --------- neutrale Zone---- -..- - zone of neutrality
N.f.d.D ------- nur fur den Dieenstge- only for service use
brauch
N.f.L --- Nachrichten fiir Luft- flight information
--------
fahrer
NFL -- ---- Nachtflug ------- flight -night
.----
N-Fluwa -------- Nachtflugwache_ ...-.-- night flight guard (patrol,
spotting post)
N. Gesch --------- Nebelgeschoss -.. smoke-shell
N .G .I ----------- Nachrichtengeriitin aspi- inspector of signal equip-
zient ment
Ngl ---- --. - Nitroglyzerin... -.. nitroglycerine
.
Ng.PS -----.--.-- hochste Leistung eines maximum performance of an
Flugzeugmotors in Pfer- airplane motor in horse
destiirken power
N.Hgr _--------- Nebelhandgranate ...... smoke hand grenade
Nitroz -- __------ Nitrozellulose ---- .-...- nitrocellulose
Niv.............. Niveau ---------- .-.-.- level; standard
n/K ------------- neuere Konstruktio ----of nexw-type construction -n
128 GERMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

N.K.A__-________. Nachschubkolonnenab - supply column detachment


teilung
NKdo ----------- Nachkonmnando.. -rear-guard detachment
N.Kz ---------- - Nebelkerze --------- - - -smoke candle
NL ------------- Naturalleistung ------- payment in kind
N.M
.M .. .. .......
Nachrichtenmittel ------ _ channels of communications
N.M - ----------- Nachtmarsch ---------- _ night march
N.M.A.. Nachrichtennittel. - signal communications de-
abteilung tachment
n.Massg ---------- nach Massgabe-.. according to; in proportion
N.M.O .. . ......-
Nachrichtenmittel- - communications officer
offizier
N.Mun --------- Nebelmunition --------- smoke ammunition
N.N.O .--------- Nordnordost ------------ north-northeast
N. N.W~' .. Nordnordwest ---------- north-northwest
N.O ..------ -- . Nachrichtenoffizier --- -. signal officer; intelligence of-
ficer
N.O---- ..... - _ N ordosten -------------- northeast
No------- ... Nordsee .- North Sea
Nob ----- ... Nachrichtenoffizier signal or intelligence officer,
Berlin Berlin
N6Bre ---- Notbremse .. ---- emergency brake
n.------ ....... nicht offentlich --------- not public
n6rdl no6rdlich .. northern
Norm.Spb_ . . .- Normalsp urbahn -------- standard-gauge railroad
Not.F.- ---------------
-Notfeuer
-..... barrage; protection fire
Notw . Notw ehr -------- ------- self-defense
NOzN. - - Nordost zu Nord -_-----_ northeast by north
NOzO Nordost zu Ost --------- northeast by east
NP -. . Nordpol -- ----------- North Pole
N.P ---- . Normalprofil ------------ normal profile
N.P -...-..... Nullplunkt . . _-... .. ---- zero point; zero
N. Post - ..-.-.-- Nachtposten _ . night guard
NRi-----. -Nationalsozialistischer National Socialist Reich
R eichskriegerbnu d League of Veterans (Kyff-
(Kvffhluserbund) haiuserbund)
Nr -------- .Numllnler ... number
N.S-___ Luftnachrichtenschule
- . air force communication and
signal school
NS - - ---------- Nachlschrift......-_ __ postscript
N.-S............ Nebelsignal_ -_- -.- smoke signal
N.-S-----.------ Nordsee ---.. ..--.... North Sea
ABB REVIATIONS 129
NSBD' r-T. . Nationalsozialistischer
...... National Socialist Associa-
Bund Deutscher Tech- tion of German Tech-
nik nology
NSBO_ Nationalsozialistische
-......... National Socialist Organiza-
Betriebszellenorganisa,- tion of C(ells in Indulstrv
tion and ('omlnerce
Nscb--. -. . Nachschub
....... ------- ---- supply
NSDAI 3--B------. Nationalsozialistischer National Socialist Associa-
Deutscher Xrztebund tion of ( ermnan Physicians
and Surgeons
NSDAI Nationalsozialistische
---------- National Socialist German
Deutsche Arbeiter Workers Party.
Partei
NSDFB Nationalsozialistischer
-3-....... National Socialist League of
Deutscher Frontkamnpf- German War Veterans
bund (formerly Stahlihelml (Steel
Helmet) )
NSDMIB3---. . Nationalsozialistischer
. National Socialist Geriman
Deutscher Marinebund Naval League
NSDStI 3B.- ..... Nationalsozialistischer National Socialist Associa-
Deutscher Studenten- tion of German Studetnts
bund
NSF ..- Nationalsozialistische
-........ National Socialist German
Frauenschaft Women's Lreaglue
NSFK_ .-........ N ationalsozialistisch es National Socialist Flyilng
Fliegerkorps ( orps
NSG___ Nationalsozialistische
-......... National Socialist Organiza-
Gemneinschaft "Kraft tion "Strength through
durch Freude" Joy"
NS Hag,o.------… Hauptairt fiir Handwerk Nat ional Socialist C(et ral
u i d Handel der Office of Tra(les alid Com-
NSDAP imerce
NSK.. .-........ N ationalsozia I i s t i s c h e National Socialist Party Bul-
Parteikorrespondenz letin or News Agenlcy
N SKK_ .-- ....... Nationalsoziali s t i s c h e s National Socialist Motor
Kraftfahrkorps Corps
N SKOV. -.
Natiollalsozialis
........ t i s c h e National Socialist Welfare
Kriegsopferversorguitig I)elpartlellt for NWar \ice-
tiins
NSLB ---------- Nationalsoziali s t. i s c h e r National Socialislt Teacher's
l,ehrelrbunld Guild
SNSRK --------- Nationlalsoziali s t i s c h es Natiolnal Socialist Mounted
Reiterkorps Corps
130 GERMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

NSS- _ -- --- Nationalsozi al i s t i s c h e National Socialist Sisterhood


Schwesternschaft of Nurses and Social
Workers
N.St ------------- Nachschubstab -- - supply staff
NSV- .. Nationalsozi a I i s t i s c h e National Socialist Organiza-
Volkswohlfahrt tion for Public Welfare
NSW ----
__ .... Nationalsoziali s t i s c h e r National Socialist Service
Wirtschaftsdienst for Economic Information
NT ------------- Nachrichtentechnik signal corps communlications
(technical branch)
n.tdf - _--- -_ nicht tropendienstfaihig___ not fit for duty in the
tropics (Africa)
Ntldg -N--_. _ - Notlandtung
... ------------ emergency landing; forced
landing
Ntzl ---- _------_ Nutzlast _-- ------------ useful load
N -U rl ----------- Nachturlaub
h---- -.. . overnight pass
NW ------------ niedrigster Wasserstand__ lowest water level
NW --.-.-.-.-.-- Nordwestenl. . northwest
Nz --- _ _,--
- - - --
.- Nachrichtennlittelnetz _ _ network of means of com-
munication
N .Z ------ ------ Nachrichtenzentrale -_ _- communication center
N.z .. _------- INitrozellulose ---- nitrocellulose
N.-Z _.. Normalzeit _ standard time

O
O ---------------- oben ------- -
above---
ober- ....---. uplper; first; chief
Oberkomman dierender_ high commander
Oberkonmnlaldo_ high command
O ........ Oder ................. Oder (river)
......... Offizier ------------------
officer
On1iil ............
- -us
bus
0o_ O rden -:----------------decoration; order
Ordnung -------------- order; regulation
Osten - ..........
. ......
east
ostw ,irts ---------------
eastwards
o.a ----- oben angegeben -------- indicated above
Oa- -
Oa........ - - - Oberabschnitt ----------region or district (of the Elite
Guard)
O.A - . Offizieranwhvrter
......... ------- officer candidate
O.A ----------- Offizieraspirant --------- probationary cadet; aspirant
officer
o.A - ohne Auftrag ----------- without order
o.Az----------- _ ohne Aufschlagzundung__ without percussion system
ABB REVIATIONS 131
ob - _-_-_--------- ober ------------------- upper; first; chief
Obh............. Oberst_. -------------
. colonel
O.B -----------_ Ortsbiwak. close billets
o.b.B ohne besonderen Befund_ without any distinct symp-
tons (medical)
Ob.Baustb-------- Ooerbaustab - - superior construction statf
(equal in stattus to a brigade
staff)
Obbfhb ---------- Oberbefehlshaber - -- commlllander in chief
Ob.d.H -----. _--- Oberbefehlshaber des cornmmander in chief of the
Heeres army
Ob.d.L --.--- .. Oberbefehlshaber der LJuft- conllland(er in chief of the
waffe air force
Ob.d.MM------- Oberbefehlshaber der commander in chief of the
Kriegsmarine nlaVy
Ob.d.W---------- Oberbefehlshaber der commlander in chief of the
Wehrmrcht arlled forces
Oberf-----___ -_-_ Oberfiihrer __-__-------- (SA) first regimental leader,
Storm Troops (equivalent
U. S. rank: colonel); (SS)
first regimental colll-
mani der, Elite Guardl
(equivalent U. S. rank:
colonel)
Oberfeldkdtr ----- Oberfeldkommandantur Suplreme Field Commnrand
Obergruf -------- Obergruppenfiihrer .. ---. (SA) leader of groul) of
Stormi Troops corps
(equivalent U. S. rank:
general); (SS) commllander
of group of Elite (huard
corps (equivalent U. S.
rank: general)
Oberlt -- __------- Oberleutnant, ......... first lieutenant
Oberr ----------- Oberreiter ....- (corresponds roughl!/ to U. S.
private first class, cavalry)
Oberschles .....- - Oberschlesien ..... -- -- Upper Silesia
Oberstlt. Oberstleutnantl
. lieutenlant colonel
Oberstubaf _-_-_-_ Obersturmbanni f ihrer .. - (SA) first battalionl-leader,
Storml 'Troops (equivalent
U. S. raonk: major); (SS)
first bat lalion-comlnlraner,
Elite (Glar(d (equivalent
U. S. rank: major)
132 GE'RMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATI'ONS

Oberstuf-__------ Obersturmffihrer ----- (SA) first company-leader,


Storm Troops (equivalent
U. S. rank: 1st lieutenant);
(SS) first company-com-
mander, Elite Guard
(equivalent U. S. rank: Ist
lieutenant)
Obertruf-_........ Obertrulppffihrer .------ first platoon-leader, Storm
Troops (equivalent U. S.
rank: master sergeant)
OBF .... ..Oberbannfilhrer
..----. - ---- chief district leader (Hitler
Youth)
Ob.Fahnr . .-_ Oberfahnrich
... ----------- officer candidate (corre-
sponding roughly to 11. S.
staff sergeant)
Ob. F. Arzt ----- Oberfeldarzt_ lieutenant colonel (Medical
Corps)
Of. F. Apoth- .. Oberfeldapotheker_ lieutenant colonel (Phar-
macy)
Ob.F.K ----- ... -Oberfeldkommandantur_ Supreme Field Command
Obfut ....... -.- Oberfunker . chief radio operator
Ob.F.Vet.... -.- Oberfeldveteriniir ------ lieutenant colonel (Veteri-
nary Corps)
Ob.Fw --------- Oberfeldwebel (corresponds roughly to U. S.
staff sergeant, ordnance)
Ob.Fw--------- Oberfeuerwerker -.--- ordnance sergeant; artificer
Ob.Fwrk -------- Oberfeuerwerker . ordnance sergeant; artificer
Ob.Fw Sch _...---_ Oberfeuerwerkerschle -- ordnance artificers' school
Ob.Gefr ..-........ Obergefreiter ..-
__. (corresponds roughly to 11. S.
acting corporal)
Obgfr_ ....... Obergefreiter -------- (corresponds roughly to U. S.
acting corporal)
obh ---- _-------- oberhalb ------------- above
Obj-------------- Oberjiager ----------- soldier in light infantry divi-
sion (corresponding roughly
to U. S. privatefirst class)
Objag - . Oberjager-------------
........... _member of light infantry divi-
sion (corresponding roughly
to U. S. private first class)
Obkan ---------- Oberkanonier - (corresponds roughly to U. S.
private first class in artil-
lery unit)
Ob.Kom --------- Oberkommandierender_ . high commander
ABBREVIATIONS 133
Ob. Kom --------- Oberkommando high command
Ob.Kr.Ger Oberkriegsgericht__ general coturt-martial
Oblt --------. Oberleutnant first lieutenant
Ob. Milit.Anw -... - Obermilitairanwalt _ Judge Advocate General
Ob.Pi------------ Oberpionier ------- (corresponds roughly to [U. S.
private first class, combat
engineers)
Ob. Quartiermstr__ . Oberquartiermeister Army Quartermaster (Dep-
uty Chief of Staff)
Ob.Qu. Mstr .-. ....-
Oberquartiermieister Army Quartermaster (Dep)-
uty Chief-of-Staff)
Obr ... Ober- first; chief; uipper
Ob. R ,---------...
Oberreiter (corresponds roughly to U. S.
private first class, cavalry)
Obrtr ----------- Oberreiter -- (corresponds ro ughly to U. S.
private first class, cavalry)
Obs-.. - Observations - - - observation
Ob.Schmstr --- Oberschirrmeister ------- sllupply sergeant (correspond-
ing roughly to U. S. staff
sergeant)
Obschtz ----.---- Oberschiltze ------------ (corresponds rotughly to U. S.
private first class)
Obst -- Oberst
O-e-. ... colonel
ObSta .... .. Oberstabsarzt .... Ilmajor (Medical .Corps)
Ob.St.Apoth -.--- Oberstabsapotheker-...... major (Pharmacy)
Ob.St.ArztL ...... Oberstabsarzt ..... major (Medical Corps)
ObstArzt ..... Oberstarzt-. colonel (Medical Corps)
Ob.-St.-B.]i'hr. Obersturnmbannftifhrer .. first battalion-lea(ler, Storm
Troops; rank of lieutenant
colonel
Ob.Stbs.Vet... .... Oberstabsveterintlr -.... major (Veterinary Corps)
Obstlt . ...--.... Obersleutnant .. lieutenant colonel
Ob.St.Vet .-.-----Oberstabsveterinllir ---- major (Veterinary Corps)
ObstVet ... Oberstveterinrir ...... colonel (Veterinary Corps)
Obus .-.. . Omnibus- -. motor bus
Ob.Vet ..---------Oberveterinir .. ... first lieutenant ( Veterinary
Corps)
Ob. Wachtmstr Oberwachtmeister .. ... (corresponds roughly to U1.S
staff sergeant)
Ob.Wm --------- Oberwachtmeister (corresponds roughly to U. S.
staff sergeant)
Ob.Zahlm - .----- Oberzahlmeister .-----. chief paymaster
Ob.Zm . - . - Oberzahlmeister
....... .. .. chief paymaster
o.D ------------- ohne Datum . . undated
134 GEE'RMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

Od---.---------- Ostdeutscher... Eastern German


Od______-------- Ostdeutschland ------ Eastern Germany
Ojlstation.-- oil station; fuel station
0o_ _...- _ Osterreich
---- Austria
6stlich -.....-- eastward
O.E.G ---- - Offizierentschidigiulgs- officers' compensation law
gesetz
O.M ......... Ohlniihle _-_-_----- .-- oil-mill (on maps)
irtl .- --------- - 6rtlich -..----- - ------ local
Ost ..----------- Osterreich -..--- - Austria
list _--------- _istlich - eastward
Ofeldw ..... Oberfeldwebel-....... (corresponds roughly to U. S.
staff sergeant)
off----------- offen open
.. - - ..--
off- - - offen siv offensive
-- --... -
off . offiziell ...... official
Off Offizier.. officer
Off.Anw Offizieranwirter officer candidate
OffEntsch Gl . OffizierentschAidigulngsge- officer's compensation law
setz
Off. Erg. Besc.. Offiziererganzungsbestim- officers replacement regula-
muingen tions
Off.K
Off.iK ------------ Offizierkorps ..----- ---- officers' corps
Offiz ........... Offizier -.-.-- officer
Offi z. Reitsch... OfFizierreitschllle
. - officers' cavalry school
Off. Kr ---.-.-.-. - Offensivkrieg. . .. offensive war
Off. Patr ------- Offizierpatrouille -.---- officers' patrol
Off. Pf _......... Offizierpferd ... officer's horse
Off.St ---------- Offizierstellvertreter.. acting officer (noncommis-
sioned oflicer)
Off. Stv............ Offizierstellvertreter -.. acting officer (noncommis-
sioned officer)
Offz .......... Offizier ------. officer
Offz.Anw. O(ffizieranwiirter officer candidate
Offz. Anw.d .B- OffizieranwArter des Beulr- candidate for a commission
lau btenstandes as reserve officer
Offz.Asp --------- Offizieraspirant.. probationary cadet; aspirant
officer
Offz. Aufs -----.- Offizieraufsileht officer's supervision
Offz.d.B --------- Offizier des Beurlaubten- reserve officer
standes
Offz.d.R ------ Oflizier der Reserve reserve officer
ABBREVIAT'IONS 135
Offz.d.Rde------- Offizier der Ronde deputy officer of the guard
Offz.d.S -_ Offizier der Seeweh r ..
naval reserve officer
Offz. (E) --------- Ergidnzungsoffizier retired officer recalled to
active duty
ffz. Entl. Best--_ Offizier-Entlassuiigsl estilll- regulatiolls concernilng the
I:nungen discharge of officers
Offz.K _-_ Offizierkorps . officers' corps; comlilissiollned
personnel
Offz.(La E) ------ Luftau fsi chtergliilzllulgs- retireld officer reecalledl to
offizier active dllty for air traffic
controi
Offz. Prf ---.--.-. - Offizierprtifung . .... officers' examination
Offz.Sp.A -....... Offi zierspeiseanstalt officers' Iless
Offzstv --- -- - Offizierstellvertreter
..... r acting officer (noncommis-
siolned officer)
Offz.v.D -.. .-....... Offizier vorn Dienst
. . officeer on duty
Offz. Vers_ _- .-.-.-. Offizierversamminillg i .. officers' assemblv
Offz. Vers. R ---- Offizierversammlnlungs- officers' assemnbly room
raum
Offz.v.Kas. r D- -.. Offizier vom Kasernen- officer on barracks duty
dienst
Offz.v.Lag. D)______ Offizier vom Iagerdienst. officer on camp duty
Offz.v.O__ .... Offizier vorn Ortsdienst officer of the (lay
Offz.v.O.u.d. Rde Offizier vorn Ortsdienst officer of the day and deputy
und der Ronlde oflicer of the guard
Offz.v.TrD --...- Offizier vom Trppl)en- deputy officer of the day
dienst
Offz. (W. E.) ...... Waffenerganzu ngsof- ordnance replacement of-
fizier ficer
Oflag ----- ...... Offizierslager ------------- officers prisoner-of-war campl
O-Flak --- ...... ortsfeste Flugzeug- stationary or fixed antiair-
abwehrkanone craft gun
O-Flak-Batt r____ ortsfeste Flugzeug- stationary or fixed antiair-
abwehrkanonenbat- craft gun battery
terie
O-Flak-Zg__ ...--. ortsfester Flugzeug-
stationary antiaircraft pla-
ab, ehrkanonenzug toon
OFSchm --- ...... Oberfahnenschmied_.__ horseshoer sergeant
Ofw ------- .-..... Oberfeldwebel .. . --
(corresponds roughly to l . S.
staff sergeant)
OGefr --------- __ Obergefreiter- ..... (corresponds roughly to U. S.
acting corporal)
O.Grenz-Kontr ___ Obergrenzkontrolleu chief border supervisor
der_--__
O.K ------------ Oberkommandieren high commander
1.36 GERMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

O.K -------- - Oberkommando -------- high command


O.K -- . Ortskommandant -- local military administrator
O .. _.... -Ortskornmandantur -.__ local military administrative
headquarters
Okdo__ Oberkommando... ...... high command
O.K.H_ Oberkommando des Heeres Army High Command
Okkup~ Okkupation .-. occupation
O.K.L_. -. Oberkommando der Luft- Air Force High (Command
waffe
O.K. MI Oberkommando der Navy High Command
Kriegsmarine
O.Kr- .. Ortskrankenstube. sick bay; hospital ward
O.Kr.G( Oberkriegsgericht. ,,... general court-martial
Okt ... Oktober ..... October
O.K.W_ Oberkommando der High Command of the
Wehrmacht Armed Forces
O.L.... Oberste -......
Luftsportkonl- Supreme Aerial Sports Com-
mission mission
OLandm_ Oberlandimesser .. chief surveyor
Oldb . . Oldenburg ... ...... Oldenburg
OLK ....._ Oberste Luftsportkom- Supreme Aerial Sports Com-
mission mission
01st .....-
- Olstation -------------- oil (fuel) station
O Lt..--- Oberleutnant ........... first lieutenant
O.M ... Ortsmissweisung-.. .------ local compass declination
Omn Ostnmark .... Austria
OMA -- Obermilitaranwalt Judge Advocate General
OMilA __ . .-. Obermilitranwalt .... Junge Advocate General
OMilBefh Obermilititrbefelhlshaber comlnmander in chief
Om nibus ..------- ------ motor bus
ON.. ------ ...... Ortsnetz.. local telephone net-work
ONO ..-.... Ostnordost -.. -.-........ east-northeast
0 .______..
. ..... Abort..... - ..-- latrine
00. GrossgiUterwagen ------ 4-axle heavy freight car (up
to 15 tons)
0.0.__ Ordonnanzoffizier -------- administrative officer
o.P --- ohne Portepee ---------- without sword knot (applies
to junior noncommissioned
officers)
01) ......... ...... Operation ._........... operation
01)-------------- Operationsabteilung ----- operations section
O.P _..... Ortspolizei -----
.------- local police
Op.B -- _-- --- - Operationsbasis --------- base of operations
oper ............ operativ --------------- operative
ABBREVIATIONS 137
Operat_ Operation .. ,. operat ion
Op. Flgh Operationsflughafen...... operational airport
Op.L__ ------. Operationslinie .. . . line of operations
O.p.l.m__ Orden Pour le MWrite, order Pour le M&rite
O.p.l.m.E .........-
Orden Pour le M6rite nlit order Pour le WMrile with
Eichenlaub oak leaf
Op.Pl__ ......... Operationsplan ---------- plan of operations
Opt.- ........- Optik ............ optics
Op.Z --- - . ........
Operationsziel.. . tactical objective
O.Q ---- ....---. . Oberquartierlneister Army Quartermaster (Il)epu-
ty Chief-of-Staff)
O.QQmstr_ Oerquartiernlcist er
.. Army Quarterlmaster (Depu-
ty Chief-of-Staff)
o.R -... ohlne Rauch
-....... . smokeless
Ord-.... Orden.-- -- decoration; order
Ord..-.. Ordnung -.------------ order
Ord. Offz -... C)Ordonnapnzoffizier -.- administrative officer
Ordonn. O)ffiz Ordonnanzoffizier ------ administrative officer
Org ... Organisation ..-..... organ ization
org --.. --......
- organisieren ---- _ _------ to organize
org..- - .-....... originell. original
Org. P1l ........ Organisationsplan plan of organization
Org. Todt_.-....... Or g a n isa tio n T o dt. special construct;io n organli-
zation (named aflcr its Jirs!
head, I)r. Fritz iTodt, m7.rL
deceased)
Orpo .-... Ordnungspolizei .-.. regular police
Ortsbef_ Ort~sbefestigunig, . local fort ification
Ortsbeh_ Ortsbehorde...-- ----- municipal altlhorities; local
authorities
Ortsbw .- - Ortsbiwak -------- close billet
Ortsgef
. Ortsgefecht ......... local combat; local fighting
Ortskdt__ ..--..- Ortskornmnandant___ local military administirator
Ortskdtr__ .---- Ortskommandantur.
... local military administnrative
headquarters
Orts San. Offz..... Ortssanit.itsoffizier local medical officer
Orts Vet.Offz - - - Ort sveteriniiroffizier local veterinary officer
OSAF --- --- -- Oberster SA-Ftihrer. Supreme Commander of tlhe
Storm ''roop)s
O.Sch Oberschiitze (corresponds roughhly to lU. S.
private first class)
Oscha (SA) Oberscharfuhrer_- first sect ion-leader, Storm
Troops (equivalent U. S.
rank: staff sergeant)
138 GETMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

Oscha(SS) Oberscharftihrer ----- platoon leader, Elite Guard


(equivalent U. S. rank: 1st
sergeant)
O.Schirrm - Oberschirrlnreister ------- supply sergeant (correspond-
ing roughly to U. S. staff
sergeant)
OSO ------.----- Oststidost _--------- -- east-southeast
Ost - - -- - - ---- - -- - Ostland -.------------- Eastern Germany
OSta Oberstabarzt-
.. -. ...major (Medical Corps)
OSt. Apoth - Oberstabsapotheker . .....
major (Pharmacy)
Ostd . . -----
- Ostdeutscher ----------- Eastern German
Ostd -.-.-.---- - Ostdeutschlanrd ------- Eastern Germany
Ostuf -.---------- Obersturmfiihrer ------- first company-leader (Storm
Troops), rank of captain
OStV -.-.-.--.-. - Oherstabsveterinr .. ajor (Veterinary Corps)'
ostw ---.-.-------- ostwhirts - _ ..
...... eastwards
o.T -- _-_-------- Ioberer Totpunkt . upper center of gravity; top
dead center
O .T ------------- IOrganisation Todt------ special construction organi-
zation (named after its first
head, Dr. Fritz Todt, now
deceased)
Otg - _-- -- -- -- IOrtung ---------------- orientation; location; navi-
gation
OTF _-_----- ---- IObertruppftihrer -------- first platoon-leader (Storm
Troops), rank of 2d lieu-
tenant
O.U ........-.... (Ortsunterkunft ... billet
O.u.E ----------- Orden und Ehrenrzeichen__ decoration and badges of
honor
O.Untk ---- ()rtsunterkunft --------- billet
OV _ . ..(Oberveterinar_ .------- _ first lieutenant (Veterinary
Corps)
o.VV--.._ _ rhne Verpflegung -------..- ithout rations
o.V _ _------- - - (I>hne Verz6gerulng .-..._. without
. delay
O.v.D .----------)ffizier vomr Dienst . officer on duty
O.V.L -_ Jiberste Verkehrsleitung__ general headquarters, traffic
control section
O.v.N-...__ ()ffizier vom Nachrich- intelligence officer
teindienst
O.v.O
. - - .- (Offizier yrom Ortsdienst officer of the day
OW.----- ------ Oberwachtnleister ------ (corresponds roughly to U. S.
staff sergeant)
ABBREVIATIONS 139
OWachtmnstr ---- Oberwachtmeistel r....-- (corresponds roughly to U. S.
staff sergeant)
O.Z .------------.
Oberzahlmeister_ ..---. . chief paymaster
O.Z --------- Oberzensursteile- -...... chief censor's office
Oz __________-__ Ozean......... ocean
O.Znm . . Oberzalhllmeislcer
....... .-..- chief paymnaster
OzN -.. . .- Ost
. zu Nord.... ........ east by north
OzS ------------- Ost zu Sud .- . ...... east by south

P
. Panzer --- armored
Panzergeschoss_ armor-piercing shell
............ Panzertruppe - armlored troops; armored
units; mechanized units;
tank forces (>I on shoulder
straps)
Park........ park; depot
P -.- - Parkplatz -.- parking lot (for automobiles)
P- .. Parseval - Parseval (non-rigid airship)
P-- Partei - Iparty; faction
Patrone . cartridge; semnifixed shell;
round of almmuntition
Patroulille... . atrol
....... Pegel ... .water gauge; watermark post
(on maps)
.-.- ..-Personenzug- -- .passeliger train
Pferd.l- horse
IlPhosphor ----- .-.
. . phloslfiorus animimtnition
(tracer)
Pionier -.. combat engineer
Pistole ...... ........
p)istol
plannmlssig
-. according to plan
Platzpatronee Iblank cartridge
P _ _ ..-----
--- Polizeibeamlnter. police official; policemean
Prallsch iff I..non-rigid airship
P - . Protestant . Protestant
P Proviant.. .. -.-. s-upllpllies; provisions; stores
Pulver- ... powder
Pllnmpe ... ....-.. . piuTpn
P.A ........ Panzerabwehr . _ antitank defense
P.A.A. Pan zerabweh rablteiliing antitank detachmernt t
PA ... Personalaamt Army Personnel Office
PA ...... Propagandaamit- proplaganda office -.....
140 GERMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

Packh ----------- Packhialle-. .... -...carrying case


Packpf -----. Packpferd ------------- pack horse
P&ck-Wg-------.. Packwagen .- - baggage wagon
Pack-Wg.m F.Schm_ Packwagen mit Feld- baggage wagon with mobile
schmiede forge
Pak -..---.-.. . Panzerabwehrkanone ---- antitank gun
PAN __-... Dringlichkeitsmeldung _-- emergency message (avia-
tion)
Panz.Tr.Pi. Zg.... Panzertruppenpi ionierzug. combat engineer platoon of
tank troops
P.A.O ------ ---- Proviantamtsor Inung. supply office regulations
Pap ----.--------
Papiergeld----- -- .- paper money
Pap. M.--.--.. Papiermtihle --- paper mill (on maps) -.-----..
Par - ---.- --------Parade ------- parade; review .-----..
Par.Anz -- Paradeanzug___ -...---. parade uniform
Par. Stg --------- Parierstange -- ...... bayonet guard
Part.. - - ------ Partei - -.....---- party; faction
Pass .-.-- ------- Passagier ----- -..----. - passenger
Pass.Sch ---------- Passierschein. - ....- - - pass; permit
Pat ----.-------- Patent -------. .---.---. officer's commission; patent
Patr ---------.-- Patrone ------- cartrid g e; semifix
. .-- ed shell;
-----
round of ammunition
Patr_ -------- Patrouille --- -----...-patrol
Patr. Mun-------- Patronenmunitio )oni ---- fixed ammunition
Patr. T ----------- Patronentasche. ___ ____ cartridge pouch
Patr.Tr. Patronentrommnel--. ...cartridge drum
Patr. Wg .--.. Patronenwagen_ . ammunition cairier
P.Auftrag -.-- --- Patrouillenauftnr g .... patrol task; pIatrol mission
PB..... Pionierbataillon - ....- - - combat engineers battalion
PB -.------ -- -- Folizeibeamter_ police official; policeman
P.B.T ---.-.-.-.- Panzerbeobachtt rngstlurin armored observation turret
PEG_ -----------. Pensionserginzzu n gs- law regarding supplementary
gesetz pension
Pens ------------ Pension ------ ------ pension
PensV ----------- Pensionierungsvo )rschrift pension regulations for the
fiir das Heer army
Perisk - --------- Periskop ------ periscope --
Permn -..------- Permanenz.... --_.-- ..permanence
perm.Bef ..... permanente Befe stiging__ permanent fortification
pers ..
--___-_- personlich ------ --.. -.. -. personal
Pers ----------- -Person -------- .-....- - person; passenger-
Pers.Adj.-....... jpers6nlicher Adjl itant --- personal adjutant; aide de
camp
Per-Stoff .- - Griinkreuz .----.-- "green cross" choking gas
ABBREVIATIONS 141
Pers.V ... --- Personenverkehr ---- passenger traffic
Petr.F--------- Petroleumfeuerung ..... petroleum firing (heating);
petroleum fuel
Pf -------- mit Pferdezug-.....
----- --- horse-drawn
P.F-------- Personenfiihre-.....
- - passenger ferry (on maps)
Pf -------- ...... Pfennig ----- -- - -- - pfennig (1/100 of mark)
Pf -_------ Pferd ....-.......... horse
Pf --_----- ...... Pferdehalter ----------- groom (cavalry)
Pf------- .. Pflege-...... .. nursing; care
Pf ---
_ - Pflicht ------ (duty;obligation
Pf --------- ... Pflock-... peg; stake; picket
P f --------- Pfuhl ------ - pool (on maps)
Pf-.
Pfund -- - - - - pondld (.5 of a kilogram)
Polizeifiihrer chief of police
Pf.Aush -.- Pferdeaushebung -- ..... g reqluisitioning of horses
Pf.A.V .. - Pferdeausheb un gs vor- regulations for the requlisi-
schrift tioning of horses
Pfd --.-.-.- Pferd ------- horse
Pf.D ----- Pferdedepot .... remount depot
Pfd.Kr.Kw_ Pferdekrankenkraft- horse ambulance
wagen
Pfd.Kr.Kw.I ol - - Pferdekranken kraf twa- horse amblllance collmnn
genkolonne (motorized)
Pfd.Trsp.Wg Pferdetransportwagen .. horse transport wagon
Pf.Ers ------ Pferdeersatz --------- horse rel)lacement
Pf.F -_-_--- Pfadfinder - scout
PfflB -_---- . Pferdefeldbahn -- horse field-railroad
Pf.Fz -- - Pferdefahrzeug.. .. horse-drawn vellicle
Pfg -.-.-. .. Pfennig . .- , pfennig (1/100 of nmark)
Pf.Kr.S.St Pferdekran kensalninel- collecting station for sick
stelle horses
Pf.L_-- _-------- Pferdelazarett . horse hospital
Pfl -----------
- Pflege -...... ------- nulrsing; care
pfi --------------- pflegen --------- - -1----- to nurse; to take care of
Pfl ----- - -- Pflicht -_-_-_-_- ------- duty; obligation
Pfl -------------- Pflock .... __... - ----- peg; stake; picket
Pfi...... Pfuhl --- ---------------- pool (on maps)
Pf.Laz - - ---- -- Pferdelazarett horse hospital
Pflegep. .... Pflegepersonal___ ------- nursing personnel
pflgem .... pflichtgemiiss. -. ------- duty-bound; loyal
P.F.S ---- Peilfunkstelle -.. ------- ra(tio bearing station
Pf.Verb.Pl Pferdeverbandplat z ------ dressing station for hlrses
Pf.W
.-W--------- Pferdewarter -.-- horse-groom
Pf.Zg ------ _- _-- mit Pferdezug -.-- - - - - -- - horse-drawn
142 GE~RMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIO0NS

Pg -------------- Parteigenosse ----------- member of the National


Socialist Party
P.G __----------- Pensionsgesetz ....... __ pension law
P.G.I .-------- - Pioniergeratinspizient -- - combat engineer equipment
inspector
PGr ------------- Panzergranate _--------- armor-piercing shell
Ph ------------- _ Phosphor --------------- phos p hor u s (ammunition,
tracer)
Pharm - Pharmazeut ------------ pharmacist; apothecary;
druggist
P.II. D - Pionierhauptdepot ------- combat engineer main depot
Ph. Mlun -----.-- Phosphormiu n ition ------ phosphorus (tracer) ammu-
nition
phot ---------- photogrammetrisch_---- photogrammetric
Phot -------------. Photographie ----------- photography
phot ------------- photographisch........ photographic
photogr --------- photogrammetrisch - __ photogrammetric
Photomin - ------ Photometer ------------ photometer; light meter
phys ------- -- physisch --------------- physical
Pi -- ------------ Pionier -------------- pioneer; combat engineer
Pi -------------- Pistole - pistol
PiO8-------.- Pistole (Modell von 1908). pistol, model 1908
Pi.A ----------- _ Pionierabteilung -------- combat engineer detach-
ment
Pi B -------- - Pionierbataill on........ combat engineer battalion
Pi.1Br. Kol ------ - Pionierbruckenkolone ---- engineer bridge train
Pi. Btl . ...--. . Pionierbataillon ........... combat engineer battalion
Pi. lId. Karr ------ Pionierhandkarren ---.--- combat engineer handcart
Pi. KpI.. .... . - Pionierkompanrie
.- ------- combat engineer colmpany
Pi.Kp.(mot) ......motorisierte Pionier- motorized combat engineer
komparie company
Pi.K.u.F .....-.
Pionierdienst
.. in Kampf combat engineers instruc-
uni Festungen tions for warfare on fortifi-
catlions
Pil .. . ..........-. .Pilot - - -. - pilot
Pi.l,. Boot .... Pionier-Landulngsboot combat engineer assault-boat
Pi. v aseh. Zg . Pioniiernaschinenzilg -- engineer repair platoon
Pion -...
.
-... Pionier ------------------ pioneer; combat engineer
Pion.Btl . P.Pionierbataillon ------- combat engineer battalion
Pion.:Kol ....... Pionierkolonne . combat engineer train
Pion. MIirnl.Koip Pionierminren konipanie_ combat engineer mine com-
pany
Pion.u. Nachr.P -.-- Pionier- unrd Nachrichten- combat engineer and signal
park equipment depot (on maps)
ABBREVIATIONS 143
Pion.Vers.K -. --- Pionierversuchs koipanie. · combat engineer experimen-
tal company
Pion.Wg . Pionierwagen
....... .-........... combat engineer wagon
Pi.Park-Kp. -.-- Pionierparkkomlpanlie .... combat engineer park com-
pany
Pi.Rgt .. ..... Pionierregiment ...... combat engineer regiment
Pi.Sch ------------ Pionierschule combat engineer school
Pi.Schirrm. V ---- Pionierschirrmeist e r v or- service regulations for sup-
schrift ply sergeants icombat en-
gi neers)
I'i.Schwd -------- Pionierschrwadron combat engineer troop (cat.-
alry)
Pi.Spr.MM------- Pioniersprengmittel- explosives used by combat
enginleers
Pist ------------- Pistole ..... pistol
Pist. Gr ..........
Pistolengriff- ..-... pistol grip
Pist.Sch --------- Pistolenschiessen - - pistol firing
Pist.Sch.-------- Pistolenschiitze ..... pistol sharpshooter
Pi.tfb. P1 -------- Pionieriibungsplatz combat engineer training
gro undl
P. Verb. Offz_... Pi o nierverbi ndu ngs- combat enginler liaison
offizier officer
Piv.L_ .__....... Pivotlafette ..... - ..- pivot mounting; rotat ilig
mount (artillerly)
Pi.Wst.Kl - Pionierwerkstatt Klaus- combat engileer u orkshop,
dorf Elausdorf
Pi.Zg........ ...... Pionierzug ... combat engineer platoon
Pk..... .... -Park park; dlepot
P.K ------- Propagandakomupanlie propaganda companl
Pkt ------- ..... PI'unkt -..- -..... ..-- -- - point; (lot,; period; aid sta-
tion (nrcdical)
PkW - - - - Packwuagen .......... baggage w agon
Pkw_ ... I'anzerkraftw-agen ... arlnore(l car
Pkw.------ .....- Personenkraftwagen. passeIlger automnob)ilel; pas-
senger car; mlotor car
P1 -_------ Personen- und Lastauto_ comlbilnation p)assenger car
and truck
Plan ... plan; map ; designI; project
pl1 _------ planm iissig ------------ according to plan
.... Plateau --.-------------- plateau
P1i - P latin ------- - ------ --- platinum
P1 _ Platz ------------------ location; place; aid station
(medical)
planm ----------- planiamissig. according to plan
144 GERMAN MILITARY ABBRE.VIATVON1S

P-Lauf_ Platzpatronenla muf am blank-cartridge barrel of


Maschinengewel hr machine gun
P Kdo_ Platzkomnmando_ .. garrison headquarters
P1.Maj_. Platzmajor ----- ........ fortress headquarter's execu-
tive officer
P1.Patr. Platzpatrone .... .-..... blank cartridge
P1. Sch . Planschiessen-... .-...... map fire (artillery)
Plu -.. Planunterlage.... ....... plane table
P1. Vet_ _ Platzveterinar. .___-... local veterinary
P1.W -.. . Planwagen ....... .....--..
tilted cart
Plz -.... .. Planzeiger ..... .. plotting board
P1. Zchn Planzeichnen ---- ...... map making; plotting
PM ... Papiermark: ........ -paper mark (currency)
PM--. Platzmajor ----- -...-- fortress headquarter's execu-
tive officer
P.M---- Pulvermnagazin. .--. .- powder magazine (on maps)
Pmk.... --------- Papiermnark ....-.- paper mark (currency)
P-Mun_ _ ition___ blank ammunition
-Platzpatronenmuni
-.......
Pm.W_. mit Wehri nacht-
Postzug -..... mail train with section for
teil the armed forces
Pneu -...- Pneumatik ... pneumatics; pneumatic tire
P.OO--. ........ Personerinomnibus_ ....... passenger bus
PO ---- Politische-.......Organi sation political organization of the
der NSDAP National Socialist Party
Pol -- - Polizei, . .. ------ police
Pol B.-- ....... Polizeibeaniter - ....... police official; policeman
Pom ---- n .. ...
Pomnertl ...-..... Pornerania
Pont -.-. Pontonll __...... ponton
Pont . .Pontonnier ....... ponton-bridge engineer
Pont. Br ...... PI'ontonbriicke .. .. ponton bridge
Pontorni I'ontonnier .... ..... ponton-bridge engineer
Pont. Zg . ….....
ugt…Ponltonz . ponton platoon
Port- -.. . ... Portepee .. ...... officer's sword knot
Port. Uffz.. . Portepeeunteroffizier -.--- senior noncommissioned of-
ficer (with officer's sword
knot)
Posit.Art --------- Positionsartillerie__ artillery in permanent -------
em-
placements
Pos. I4........... Positionslaimpen_. navigation lights -.....
Pr….. . ..........
Phosphor -........ ------
phosphorus (ammunition,
tracer)
P.R ….-------------
Pionierregiment _- -- combat engineer regiment…--.
Pr.. .-... __-. Probe .......... ------ trial; test
ABBREVIATI(NS 145
Pr Proviant ... supply; provisions; stores
Pr . ......---
- --- - Priifung - test; examination; check
PrA ....__--..... Proviantamt supply office; depot
PrAD ...... Proviantamtsdirekt( supply office director
Prais.St ---------- Praisenzstirke effectives; effective strength
Pr IA ............ Proviantamtsinspekt ;or - supply office inspector
prakt ----.-.----- praktisch .-.--..
. practical
prbw ... --------- probeweise -------- by way of trial; exl)eri-
mental
Prf ---- ---------I Priifung . ... - test; examination ; check
Pris R._ -------- Prisenrecht .... - right of captulre; law gov-
erning prizes (naval)
pr. M... ....... preussische Meile __- Prussian mile (7.532 kilo-
meters)
Pr M -. -. . P'roviant
...... n Iister _ rations non-comnhinssionid(l of-
ficer
Pr. Mun.. Phosplhorlnunition -. -_ phosphorus (tracer) alnllu-
nition
Probl. Problem . . . problem
Proj. ........ PI'rojekt .... ........-. ___ project
Proj .. . Projektil ......... projectile
Prokl Proklamiation proclamation
Prol - .. ....... Prolongation prolongation
Promi___ ........Propagandaminist eriun i._propaganda ministry
Prop. Propaganda. propaganda
Prop_ Propeller . ..... propeller
Prop. Min- .Propagandariinist erinu I'Propaganda Ministry
Prosp Prospekt .... prospect
Prot ...- ....... Protektion ..- . .. protection
Prot .. Protektorat --------- Protectlorate
Prot . - Protestant . .-- Protestant
Prov. .... Proviant ........... .. supplies: provisions; st ores
Prov.Amt Proviantant .... sulpply office; depot (on maps)
Prov. Anst . Provinzialanst alt. provincial insl.it ut ion
Prov. Ch__ . Provinzial-Chaussee . __
provincial highway
Prov. Wsst r ....... Provinzialwasserstrasse provincial waterwav; provin-
cial canal
Proz__. Prozent .. ____. _ __.. per cent
Proz.G - - Prozentgehalt
-....... -......... percentage content
Pr. St-. Protzenstellung
-....... __ .____. limber position
Priif - - - - .... -Priifung . . test; examination; check
Prvy . Proviant ... supply; provisionls; stores
Pry.Amts- -Dir-- Proviantamtsdirektor
... - __ supply office director
146 GERMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

Prvmstr- .. ...
Proviantmeister -------- rations noncommissioned
officer
PS . ...............Pferdestiirken .---------- horsepower
P.S ----.- Pionierschule.. combat engineer school
PS --- Postskriptum......... postscript
P.S. Gr------. -. Panzerstahlgranate .. steel armor-piercing shell
PSi --------.. indizierte Pferdestarken__ indicated horsepower
PS Std ---------- Pferdestiirken pro Stunde_ horsepower per hour
PSt ---.--------- Passstelle -------------- passport office; point on a
mountain pass
l'.St ------------ Pionierst urmalnlcit ung . combat engineer assault man-
ual
Pontonnier ponton-bridge engineer
Pt.V --------- --- Pontonniervorschrift -- ponton bridging regulations
Post-tVberwachung --.--- surveillance of mails
Pulv -.------------ Pulver powder
pulv --------- --- pulverisieren ------ ----- to pulverize
Pulv.Fabr - Pulverfabrik ..- - powder factory
Pulv. Mag- . Pulvermagazin ---------- powder magazine (on maps)
Pumpst --------- Pumpstation ---------- pump station (on maps)
P.V__ . Pensionierungsvorschrift _ pension regulations
P.V ------------- Pontonniervorschrift ----- ponton bridging regulations
P.V.V.---------- Patronenverwaltungsvor- ammunition handling regula-
schrift tions
P.V. W.--------- Postvorschrift fuir die postal regulations for the
Wehrmacht armed forces
pw -------------- paarweise___________ by pairs; in couples
Pw- - Packwagen ------ ---- baggage wagon
Pw - ------ Personen zuggepiickwagen passenger-train baggage-car
Pw4 t ------ 4-achziger D-Zuggepack- 4-axle express-train baggage-
wagen mit stiihlerner car with steel footbridge
ttbergangsbrficke
Pyrot - ---------- Pyrotechniker - artificer
Pz ------------- Panzer ----- armor; armor-plate
PZ ---- - --------- Personenzug -------- passenger train
Pz.Abw --------- Panzerabwehr- .... antitank
Pz. Abw. Abt -- Panzerabwehrabteilung_ _- antitank battalion
Pz. Abv. Kp.... Pan zerabwehrkompanie__ antitank company
Pz. Abw. Zg .-.. Panzerabwehrzugg antitank platoon
Pz.A.O.K --------- Panzerarmeeoberkom- high command of an ar-
mando mored army
Pz.B .---- ---- Panzerbfichse --- antitank rifle
Pz.B . Panzerbrigade ----------- tank brigade; armored bri-
...........
gade
ABBREVIATIONS 147
pzbr ------------ panzerbrechend - --- armor-piercing
Pz.B.Tr. ------- Panzerbiichsentrupp antitank rifle section
Pz.D .. ............
Panzerdivision armored division
Pz Ft ---------- - Panzerfort.. armored fort
Pz.Fu.Wg Panzerfunkwagen armored radio car
Pz.Gr --------. Panzergranate armor-piercing shell
Pz.Gr Panzergrenadier- infantry in a panzer unit
Pz.Jg. . ..........
Panzerjaiger-. antitank
Pz.Jg. Abt . .....
Panzerjagerab)teilulng . antitank battalion
Pz. Kp Panzerkomnpanie . armored company; tank coIn-
pany
Pz. Kpfw --------- Panzerkampfwagen tank
Pzkw.. .--.- - ---- Panzerkraftwagen tank
Pzkw.-Nachb Panzerkraftwage n nac h- dunlmmy tank
bildung
lPz. Rgt ---------- Panzerregiment panzer regiment; tank regi-
ment; armored regiment
Pzsch ....... . Panzerschiiler . student at armored school
Pz. Spr. Gr- ...- _ Panzersprenggranate . high-explosive armor-pierc-
ing shell
Pz.Sp.Wg -------- Panzerspahhw agen armored reconnaissance car;
armored scout car
Pz.Sp.Wg.Kp- _~_ Panzerspahwagen korn- tank reconnaissance conl-
panie parly; armored scout car
company
Pz.T - .---.-.-.. Panzerturmn__ armloredl turret
Pz.Tr_ I'an zertruppen mechanized units; tank
forces
'z. Trsp. Wg_ Panzert ransportwagen armored transport vehicle;
tank carrier
P-Zug
. -- - P'ostzllg . . mail train
Pz. Verb -.. Pan zerverband .... mechanized tank force; tank
force; mechaniz(ed force
1)zwff - . Panzerwaffe armored troops; tank troops
Pz.Z.- - - ... EPan zerziel tank objective
I'Z.-Zg .-.---. Panzerzug . armored train; tank platoon

Q
Quadrant --- quadrant'
Q----------------- Quadrat squlare
q . qualifiziert qlualified
Quartier. . billet;: quarters
QleQ- c..-- .-------------
..
Querschnittstsbelast ung ballistic coefficient
rlcm~ Quadratzentimeter square centimeter,
148 GERMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

qdmni_______ ____- Quadratdezimeter square decimeter


qkm ------------ Quadratkilometer..... __ square kilometer
ql..--------- . ...- querliegend ------------- diagonal
QM ------------- Quadratmeile ---------- square mile
qm------------- Quadratmeter ----------- square meter
qmm ..- ..__ - ..Quadratmillimneter ------ square millimeter
Qmstr ----------- Quartiermeister --------- quartermaster (general staff
officer)
QSL-Karte -.---- Funkverkehrskarte ---- wireless communication map;
radio network chart
Qu .--------.-----Quartier ----------- _--- billet; quarters
Qu --------------. Quartierverpflegung ---- rationing in quarters
Qu - ............. .Quelle ---.. .. ......----- spring; well; fountainhead
(on maps)
Qu . ----- .....--
Querschnitt ---------- __ profile; section; cross-section
Quadr ----- .----Quadrant----- -- - -- - quadrant
Quadr ------ Quadrat
Q.. ..---------- square
quadr- --------- quadratisch ----- _----- square
Qual- ---------- Qualifikation ----- _----- qualification
qual ----------. - qualifiziert .... ----- . --- qualified
Qual. Ber_------ Qualifikationsbericht .- qualification report
Quar . ........... .
Quarantiine quarantine
Quart_ _ _ .-.--..
Quartier ................ billet; quarters
Quartmtr - - -, Quartiermacher- .. . billeting officer
Quart. Mstr - . Quartiermeister ------ quartermaster (general staff
officer)
Quart,. W -... - Quartierwirt. -. host (in billets)
Qu.Bel -.. ----- Querschnittshelastulng --.- ballistic coefficient
Qu.-Blende .
-.- Querschnlittsblende - - -. shutter (to reduce the size and
intensity of blinker beam)
quitt ---- - -_. quittieren -------------
_--- to quit; to receipt; to give a
receipt
Qu. M -. __-------_ Quartiermeister --------- quartermaster (general staff
officer)
R
R.ation ------- -.......- ---- - - - ration
--.. ..... rechts . -------- __ right
R ..- .. . ....Regiment ............... regiment
Reglem enet ------------
-....... regulations; manual; text
book
. Reich .-.. Reich
.-...... Reichsminister ---------- Reich minister
r _---…_.. .--.... reitend -............... mounted
ABBREVIATIONS 149
Reiter -.-.- cavalryman
Rekrut
.--. recruit
R - Reserve - reserve
R- -.. Rettung__ rescue
Richt- __ aiming; sighting
R -.--
-------
Richtung_ direction; alignment; aim
R .....
R----, Rohr---- ..... barrel (gun); tube (radio);
pipe
Rotationsmot or - ----- engine (aviation)
Rtickst osslader - . recoil-operated gun
R R.------.-------- .. Ruhestand ret irement
Ruine--.----- ruin; ruins (on maps)
rund --- round; circular
Rundkopfgeschoss . roullld-headed
... projectile
R..A ............. Regimentsarzt, . regimental medical officer
R .A -- - - - - Reichsamt .... Reich Governmenltt ffice
Rt.A............. Remionteanimt ----- … remount depot
R.A.. REichtaufsatz --.---- gun sight
t A ..... Reichsautobahn -.- -..-. Reich motor highway
Rad Radio -- radio
R.A. I)...... Reichsarbeitdienst_ National Labor Service
Radf ------ ----- Radfahr- _- - .bicycle
Radf.Btl- -.. Radfahrbataillon .. .... icycle battalion
Radf. Kp -.. Radfahrkonlpan ie - bicycle company
Radf.Schwd Radfahrschwadron__ bicycle troop (cavalry)
Radf.Tr ---... Radfallrtruppe ----- .... bicycle troop
Radiogr - -..... Radiogrammll ....- radiogram
R. Adj;
.. Iteginmentsadjultant regimental adjutant
r.Ag -.-.-.-.-- -- riickwartiges Armeeg( ehbiet_ rear area under control of an
army
ltah.i
...TI ... Rahmenheer -------- cadre arnly
R ak ----------- 2Rakete... . -_ lrocket: flare
R.A.K --------- Reservearmeekorps reserve army corps
R Amt.......... Reichsamt .- Reich Governmlnent Oflice
Randst --------- Itandstaat.. border state
Rang. Bhf -.-.---- Rangierbahnhof . shlunting station or yard (on
maps)
Rang-K1l ........ Rangklasse --------- class; degree of rank; grade
Rangl -------.-- Rangliste ----------- officers' register
Rano........... Reichsarbeitsnachweibsfiir Reich employment agency for
Offiziere officers
R.A.N.St ........ R.enlonteamltsnehenstt clle - remount auxiliary depot
150 GERMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

R.Anst.f.Lschtz___ Reichsanstalt fur Luft- (Branch and) Liaison Office


schutz of the German Air Minis-
try
R Anw----------- Reichsanwalt ---------- Assistant Attorney General
r.A.R -- --- reitendes Artillerieregi- horse artillery regiment
ment
R.Arzt Regimentsarzt......... regimental medical officer
Rat R alion. ration
Raup Raupe ..... caterpillar track
Raup. Fzg ---- Raupenfahrzeug ..---- full-track vehicle
R Aussch-Kriegs- Reichsausschuss der Reich Committee for the
Fiirs Kriegsbeschiidigten- Care of War Injured and
und Kriegshinterblie- War Dependents
benen-Fiirsorge
Regierungsbezirk.. _. --- civil administration district;
government district
Regimentsbefehl --------- regimental order
Rb ------ -- Reichsministerium fiir die Reich Ministry for Occupied
besetzten Gebiete Territories
Rb Reihenhild . - mosaic (aerial photo)
R. B.. Reiterbrigade .._...... horse cavalry brigade
r. Battr reitende Batterie ------- mounted battery
R Bez Regierungsbezirk ------ civil administration district;
government district
Rhf Rangierbahn hof -------- shunting station or yard
R bf ----- ----- Reichsbahllnhof railroad station (on maps)
RbF. 34........ Rundblickfernrohr 34 -.-- panoramic sight, M-34 (ar-
tillery)
R.Bg... Reiterbrigade -...------
.. horse cavalry brigade
Rbl.F Rundblickfernrohr_ -.. panoramic sight
R.B.St_ - Regierunigsbezirkshatlpt- capital city of civil adminis-
stadt tration district
R.B.T --- -- - Richtlinien zur Beurteil- directions for the judging of
ung der Tauglichkeit fitness for active duty in
fiur das Reichsheer ulnd the Reich army and navy
die Marine
r.B ttr -- -- -- - reitende Batterie horse battery
Rch -------- ----- Reich _...-.......... Reich
R chs ------------ Reichs-_-............... Reich-
REcklf .- ____ _. Riicklauf .------------ recoil (of weapons)
Rd ---.... .... Rad ... --.. -.-.------ wheel; bicycle
R.D ---- --- - Rekrutendepot--------- recruit depot
R .D ------ --- Reservedivision --------- reserve division
rd -------------- rund round; circular
ABBREVIATIONS 151
R.D.A -__-_--- __ Rangdienstalter ------ .. rank and seniority
RDemobA ------ Reichsdeniobilmachung ;s- Reich Demobilization Office
amt
Rdf ------------ Radfahr- ... bicycle
R.d.F ----------- Reichsminister der Fina n- Reich Finance Minister
zen
RDF1 ..
------- R.eichsdienstflagge - German service flag
RDH ---- _------ Reichsdisziplinarhof___ _- Reich Disciplinary Court
RDisz-Hf -.------ Reichsdisziplinarhof --. .. Reich Disciplinary Court
R I)isz Kam -.-.- Reichsdisziplin/arkamm, er_ Reich I)isciplinary Chamber
R1.d.L --------
-.... Reichsminister der Luf t- Reich Minister of Aviation
fahrt
RTDO ----------- Reichsverband Deutsch4er Reich Association of German
Offiziere Officers
Rdr_- _------- --- Rechtsdrall ..- ----- clockwise rifling (weapons)
Rdr -------------- Reichsdrlckerei .. .. Reich Printing Office
RDStO ............ Reichsdienssstrafor(dlur Ig_ Reich Service Penal Code
reakt .- -....-...... reaktiviert --........ - reactivated
reakt, reaktionar............ - reactionary
Refl ------------
t Reflektor ----------- - reflector
Refr. . ............
Refraktor ------------ refractor
Reg ------------- Regimenlt ------- - -- - _ regiment
Reg -
Regimentts-
... .......... _ regimental
Reg -------------- Region -------------- region
reg --------- - ---- reguliir ----------- - --- . regular
reg. A. . ...........
reguliire Armee .-.. regular armnly
Reg. Bez -... - . Regierungsbezirk
. ... civil adlmnilist ration district;
government district
Reg. Gef. St; - - Regimnentsgefecchtsstand . regimental colmmand post
Regi .... .-.------ Regle e nt _ regulations; inanual; text
b)ook
Reglt ... Reglemlent ------- __ regulations; Ilallal; text;;
book
Reg.SattIl. Mlstr .Regilllentssatt lerneiister regimneltal saddle master
Regt .... .. .. Regiment ......... ... regiment-
reg.Tr . ..... regulare Truppe -... - regular troops
regul .. -.... regular ....... regular
Reichsfrhr ... .. Reichsfreiherr ..... Baron of the Reich (title of
nobilitq)
Reichskok. IReichskokardee----k --- cockade: embleill of the
German Reich
Reichskr. F1 -.. Reichskriegsflagge ------ Reich war flag
Reichsw_ ..... Reichswehr.. .. standing Ge r m an a r m y
- ..-.-.
(before 1933)
152 GERMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

Reihenf ---- Reihenfolge .............


order; arrangement
Reinschr---- .-.. Reinschrift ---------.. clean copy
Reisek------- ReiSekosten ------------ traveling expenses
Reit -...... Reiter .....- cavalryman
Reit. Nsp. - - Reiternachspitze ----- cavalry rear point
Reit Rgt- -.. Reiterregiment ---------- cavalry regiment
Reitsch ------ Reitschule cavalry school; riding school
Reitv ........ ... Reitvorschrift ---------- equitation manual
Reit.Zg ------ Reiterzug -- ------------- cavalry platoon
rek ----- ----- rekonstruiert -. reconstructed
Rekr -------- Rekrut ----- recruit
Rekr.Ausb.... Rekruten-Ausbilder, -Aus- recruit trainer or training
bildung
Rekr. Dep..-.- .Rekrutendepot . recruit depot
Rekr.Offz ... Rekrutenoffizier --------- recruit-training officer
R el --------- Religion ---------------- religion
Rem -------- Remonte --------------- remount
Remn------- Remontierungls- _-.-- remounting
Rem.A ..... . Remonteanlt ..... remount depot
Rem.A.Neb.St Remon teamtsnehen stelle remount auxiliary depot
Rem.Inspr ... Remonteinspekteur_ remount inspector
Rem. Kom -.-- Remontekominission remount commission
Rem.O ------ Remontierungsordn unlg___ remount regulations
Rlemlowo --- - Reichsmnordwochen .-. - . Reich murder weeks (refer-
riqng to oificial purges)
Rep --------- .Reparation ---------.. reparation
Rep --------- Reparatur ..-.-----. repair
Rep --------- Repartierung ........... distribution
Rep. Gew.... Itepetiergewehr --- ----- repeating rifle; magazine rifle
Res - Rleserve.. reserve
Res. A ...... R eservearmee . reserve army
Res.A. K ----- .. eservearmeekorps ...... reserve army corps
Res. Div .. Reservedivision ... reserve division
Res.d. R..... Reserve des Regiments.. regimental reserve
Res. F .... IReserveformation -... reserve formation; reserve
ulit
Res. F. A Rleservefeldartillerie ....reserve field artillery
Res. Fhz . Reservefah rzeug reserve vehicle
Res. I ..- R.eserveinfanterie reserve infantry
Res.I.B ----- Reserveinfanteriebataillon reserve infantry battalion
.Res.1.Br----- ....eserveinfallteriebrigade reserve infantry brigade
Res. Inhf. ..-. Reserveinfanterie - reserve infantry
Res.Inf. Br -.. Reserveinfanteriebrigade reserve infantry brigade
Res. Inf. Btl - . Reserveinfanteriebataillon reserve infantry battalion
ABBREVIATIONS 153
Res.Inf.Div -_---- Reserveinfanteriedivi- reserve infantry division
sion
Res.Inf. Mun. Kol Reserveinfanteriemu n i- reserve infantry ammnlunition
tionskolonne colurllnl
Res. Inf. Regt ... Reserveinfanterieregi- reserve infantry regiment
ment
lRes.J. B ---. -- Reservejaigerbataillon reserve light infantry bat-
talion
Res.K -------.---- Reservekorps__. reserve corps
Res. Kav -......... Reservekavallerie ....-. reserve cavalry
Res. Kav. B ------ Reservekavalleriebrigade reserve cavalry brigade
Res.Kol ...... Reservekolonne _ .. -. - reserve colunllll
Res.Komp -------- Reservekompanie - reserve conlpany
Res. Kp .. Reservekompanie ... reserve compallny
Res. Iaz Reservelazarett -.. reserve hospital
Res. Mun ........ Reservemunition ----- reserve ammunllition
Res.Offz -... Reserveoffizier . reserve officer
Res.Offz.Anw ------ Reserveoffiziersanwairter_ candidate for a conrmmission
in the reserve
lRes. Pi. Btl ------- Reservepioriierbataillol _ reserve combat engineer bat-
talion
Res. Prov. Kol .._- Reserveproviantkolon ne_ reserve supply column
Res. S. K .... Reservesanitatskompanie_ reserve medical comllpany
Res.Tr...---- Reservetruppe _--_ __-__ reserve troop
Res. Uftfz ------- Reserveunteroffizier ------ reserve noncomlmissioned of-
ficer
Retr ----- - Retraite ------- -- -- - retreat
Rett - Rettulng - -.----------- resc lfe
Rett. Man ------ llettungsman6ver ....... life-saving maneuvers
Rev.... -------- Revier................. sick ay; qlluarter; precinct
1Rev ..----------.. Revolver - revolver
Rev.D ...---- --- Revierdienlst .-.-.. hospital-atteldant, duty
__-..
Rev. Kan --------- Revolverkanone --------- rapid-fire calnnon
Rf.. Radfahr- bicycle
Hf ------------ .- Radfahrbataillon - -.. .. bicycle battalion
RF ............... Reichsfuihrer Fiuhrer of the Reich
-
Reichsfiihrerschule ------ Reich School for Leaders
RF - ------------ Reichsffihrung- ...
leadership of the Reich
R.f_ _ ----- R.ohre frei -------------- barrel empty (artillery)
RF....... Rundfunk ------------- radio: broadcasting
Rf.B... .... Radfahrbataillon - . .-...bicycle battalion
Rfl - Richtflache plane of sighting
r.F1.F .......... vom rechten Fliigel Feuer! bat tery right (artillery)
Rf.Sch -------- Reichsfuihrerschulle ... Reich School for Leaders
154 GERMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

RFSS ---------- Reichsfiihrer SS ------- Reich Commander of the SS


R.F.W ----------- Reiterfeldwache . __---- mounted picket
Rf.Zg---------- Radfahrzug ------------- bicycle platoon
RG ---- Reichsgerit ------------- government-issue equipment
Rg Ring - - - ---
-. ---------- ring
R.G.A ---------- Reitergruppenaufgaben _-- Cavalry Group Problems
(manualof instruction)
Rgbhf------------ Rangierbahnhof --------- railroad shunting station or
yard (on maps)
Rg. K- Ringkanone--.-- ------ built-up gun (refers to barrel)
.---.-----
Rgl --- ----- ---- Reglem ent ------------- regulations; manual; text
book
R g.P ------------ Ringpulver ------------- powder in rings (propellant)
R.G.St --- --- - Regimentsgefechtsstand_ - regimental command post
Rgt -------.--.-. - Regiment .. regiment
Rgt --.-.-.-.--.-- Regiments- _----........ regimental
Rgt. Grz ---- --- Regimentsgrenze -.----- regimental boundary
Rgt. IKdr --------- Regimentskommandeur__ regimental commander
Rgt. N. Zg -------- Regimentsnachrichtenzug regimental signal platoon
Rgt. R. Zg -------- Regimentsreiterzug ----- regimental mounted platoon
Rgts ---.--- Regiments-_.. .- - -. regimental
Rgt. Vet---------- Regimentsveterinar ----- regimental veterinarian of-
ficer
RH--------- Reichsheer ------------- Army of the Reich
Rh _------------ R hein ----------------- the Rhine
R.I ----- Reserveinfanterie ------ reserve infantry
Ri - Richtung__________. direction; alignment; aim
R.I.Bg Reserveinfanteriebrigade__ reserve infantry brigade
R .I.Br ---------- Reserveinfanteriebrigade_ reserve infantry brigade
Richt Richtung - .. ..........
direction; alignment; aim
Richt-Empf-Tr... Richtungsempfaingertrupp directional reception troop
Richtgswkl------- Richtungswinkel ------ _ angle of deflection; angle of
sighting (gunnery)
Richt.IH -------- Richtungshorer --------- sound locator (antiaircraft);
direction finder
R.I.D ----------- Reserveinfanteriedivision_ reserve infantry division
Ri. Kr.A --------- Richtlinien fiir Kraft- directions for motor transport
fahrabteilungen units
Rikrs ----------- Richtkreis --------------- aiming circle (gunnery)
R.I.R ----------- Reserveinfanterieregiment reserve infantry regiment
Rittm ----------- Rittmeister ---- ----- captain (cavalry)
R.Jag.B --------- Reservejagerbataillon ... reserve light infantry bat-
talion
ABBREVIATIONS 155
RK -------------- Reichskriegs-_.. _ _.... Reich War-
R.K ------------ Reservekorps............ reserve corps
RK ---- _....... Revolverkano ne -------- rapid-fire cannon; revolver
cannon
R.K ----- _--- - Richtkreis -------------- aiming circle (gunnery)
R.K ----- _------ Ringkanone ----------- built-up gun (refers to barrel)
R.K --- __-_-- - Rotes Kreuz . Red Cross
R .K f U ----------- Reichskraftfahru nfall- motor vehicle accident law
gesetz
R.K.K.-Scheine__ Reichskreditkassen- Reich Credit Office Notes
scheine (occupation marks)
R.K.O __-_-_-_-__ Regimnentskommlandoord- regimental command regula-
nung tions
Rkr __ ----------- Richtkreis ------- _ _---- aiming circle (gunnery)
Rkr.. . Rohrkrepierer .. - ebarrel burster
Rkr.Felda ------- Feldartilleriericht k reis - field artillery aliinlg circle
R.K.U --- _------ Richtkrcisunteroffizie l___. non-commliissioned officer in
charge of ailing circle
RM __.- . _... Reichsminister___
..... ------ Reich Minister (cabinct offi-
cer)
RLE _............. Radlafette ------- _ _---- wheeled gun carriage
R L-- ------ ----- Reichsluft-_ .--------
Reich Air
RL _------------- Reichsluftfahrt-_ ..... Retich Aeronaultical
RL -----.-.-.-.-. - Reichsluftschlutz- _------ Reich Air Defense
RI, ------.-.-.---- Reichsluftsport-_ .. lReich Aerial Sports
RLAD ----------- Reic hsluftaufsich t- Reich Air-Traffic Control
dienst Service
R. I,af ----.-.--.-- R6hrenlafette .- tubblar gun carriage
RLB -- _-_-------- Reichsluftschutzbund National Air I)cfense League
RIF --- _--------- Reichsluftsportftihrer --. Ieadei of Reiclh Aerial Sports
RLIM -_---------- Reichsluftfahlrt in in is- Reich Air Ministry
teriumr
RM -.-.-.-.--.-. - Reichsrmarine ----------- Gelman Navy
RM -------- Reichsmark ------------ R,eichlsm ark
RM ----.-.-.-.-. - Reichsminister ---------- Reich Minister (cabinet offi-
cer)
RM ....-.-_____ Reichsnininisterium ----- Reich Ministry
Rm .A --------- Remontrteanit remount commission
RMfVuP -_-_---. Reichsminlister fur Volks- Reich Minister for Popular
aufklart:ng und Propa- ;nlighltelnmelnt and Prop-
ganda agan(la
R.M.G ---.------- Reichsmilitfirgesetz.. Reich nmilitary law
R.m.O ------.-.-- Ritter mehrerer Orden__- knight holding several orders
156 GERMIAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

RMVP ---------- Reichsmninisterium fiir Reich Ministry for Popular


Volksaufklarung und Enlightenment and Prop-
Propaganda aganda
R.O. ---- -- -- - Reiseordnung ------------ travel regulations
ROA....... Reichsostwehranordnung_ Reich East Army Orders
R.O.A______ Reserveoffizieranwiirter___ reserve officer candidate
Rohrbr ...------ . Rohrbremse ------------ recoil brake (artillery)
Rot .....-. Rotationsmotor ---------- rotary engine (aviation)
rot - ------- - .- rotieren - to rotate
Rot......--- Rotort ........ rotor
Rottf --------
- Rottenfuihrer....... (SA) file-leader, Storm
Troops (equivalent U. S.
rank: corporal); (SS) file-
leader, Elite Guard (equiva-
lent U. S. rank: corporal)
Rp-------------- Raupe ---------------- caterpillar track
R.-P -----.-- Reisepass --- _---------- passport
Rp - ............. Reparatur ------------- repair
R.P------------- Richtpunkt ............ aiming point (gunnery)
R.P..- . Rohrenpulver
...... ... - tubular powder (propellant)
R-Patrone ------- Rauchpatrone fiir Mess- smoke-signal cartridge for
batterie survey battery
Rp. Fz.. Raupenfahrzeug full-track vehicle
Rp.Schl ---------. Raupenschlepper ... caterpillar tractor
Rp.S.. Raupenschlepper -. caterpillar tractor
R.P.V - . Reichswehrpostvorschrift-
.......... arnly postal regulations
R.P.-Verf .. Richtpunktverfahren .. ___ inidirect laying (artillery)
Rpw .-. ------- Reparaturwerkstatt ------- repair workshop
R.Q - . Reisequartier
............ ... - - - march billet
R R.---------- Reichsrundfunk-_ .... Reich broadcasting
R. R.. -..... Reiterregiment. horse cavalry regiment
RRG .---------. Reichsrunldfulnkg e s e ll- Reich Broadcasting Corn-
schaft panly; Reich Radio Com-
pany
R.Rp.Fz -------. Raderraupenfahrzeug __ wheel-tracked vehicle (ar-
mored vehicle that can run
either on wheels or on a
caterpillar track)
R.R.Zg ---------- Regimentsreiterzug _ regimental mounted platoon
Rs- ..............
Regimentsuntersattler- regimental assistant saddle
meister master
R.-Sfl.-B.-Schule__- Reichs-Segelflugbauschule Reich Glider Building and
Construction School
ABBREVIATIONS 157
R.Sp ----------- Reiterspitze ..... ..--..- cavalry point; molunted point
R.Sp.Tr --------- Reiterspahtrupp_ cavalry reconnaissance -....---
de-
tachment
RSt ------------ Regimentstab___ regimental staff -.......
RSt ---------- Reitersturm ---- mounted troop of Storm -.---...
Troops or Elite Guard
R .St.---- --- --- Richtstelle -.... .......- aiming-circle station
R-Sta.. Reiterstandarte - regiment of Storm
-mounted
-......
Troops or Elite Guard
RSt GB -- Reichstrafgesetzb uch ---- Reich penal code
R.St.V.O - Reichsstras se nve r- German highway traffic
kehrsordnung regulatiolls
RT ------------- Reichstag ----- - Reichstag; German Parlia-
ment
R t ------------ Reiter - -- - -....-. - cavalryman
R.T....... Reservetruppe - .-...... reserve troops
rtde - - reitende .-. . - mounted
Rtg_. Reichstag ------ Reichstag; German Parlia-
mellt
R.T.K --- Reservetruppe nkom- reserve troops command
mando
Rtm - Rittmeister .. captain (cavalry)
Rtr Reiter.. ....... cavalryman
Rtr . -- Reiterregiment_ cavalry regiment (horse)
Rttm Rittmneister .. captain (cavalry)
R.U -------- --- Reiterunteroffiziei r_. cavalry nollcomllllnimssionled
officer
R.Ul............ Reserveunterstanl¢ d . -- .-reserve dulgout; shelter
R.U.i - ---- --.-- RichtkreisuinteroflTizier -- nonlconllmissiollerd officeer in
charge of ailing circle
Rii... Riistung------- ...... armament; equipment
Riickl - - Riucklauf ..-
--. recoil (of a gun)
Riicksp___ Riickspiegel .... rearview mirror
Riickst - Riickstoss . repulse; recoil
rtickw ---.------- rtickwartig ----- .--.-.. behind the line; rearward
rtickw ---- - rUckwarts ------ ..... hbackwards; to the rear
rtickw - - - - - riickwirkend - -.. retroactive
Riickw - Riickwirkung_ _ ... _reaction; repercussion
riickw.Kr riickwirkende Kra ft.. retroactive power
riickw.Verb ------ riickwartige Vert bindull- communication in or to the
gen rear
Riickz ----------- Riickzug ------- .. ... retreat; withdrawal
itiist - ----- - RIistung ........ armament; equipment -......
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158 GERMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

RUist.Ausg ----- Riistungsausgaben ------- armament expenditure


Ruist.St .... .....
Ruistungsstand. state of military prepared-
ness
R.U.P -- - Reiterunteroffizierposten- mounted cossack post led by
noncommissioned officer
russ -------.. ..--- russisch -------- ---- Russian
R.u.V------------ Verordnung iiber Rang- German Army rank and su-
u n d Vorgesetzenver- periority regulations
hailtnis der Soldaten
des Reichsheeres
r.v --------------- rechts vorbei -...... too far to the right (gun-
nery)
R.V ------------ Reiseverordnung fuir die travel regulations for sol-
Soldaten diers
R.V ------------. Reitvorschrift. equitation manual
R.V.O ----------- Reichsversicherungsord- Reich insurance law
nung
RW .----- -------- Reichswehr -------- _--- standing German army
(before 1933)
R. W --.- - Reparaturwerkstatt ---- repair workshop
R.W ------------ Richtungsweiser- - .. signpost
Rw_
.. Rollwagen --- --------- dray-cart
R.-Wagen ------- Rungenwagen---------- heavy freight car (15 tons)
RWD --------
-_. Reichswetterdienst ------ German weather bureau
RWe. . Reichswehr _-.. _
....--------- .. _ standing German army
(before 1933)
R.Wg . . .........
R ohrwagen . barrel carriage (artillery)
r.w.K ------------ rechtweisender Kurs ---- true course (aviation)
Rw San V -------- Reichswehrsanitatsvor- regulations regarding the
schrift Medical Service of the
Reichswehr
Rz --------------- Rohrzerspringer ------ barrel burster (artillery)
R.Zg --------- Reiterzug -------------- cavalry platoon
R.Zug ------------ Reiterzug --------------- cavalry platoon

S
S------------ ..-- Heeresnachrichtenschule_ army signal school (insignia
on shoulder straps)
S.--......... Luftsprengpunkt- .... point of burst in air (mortar)
S-..... Sachverstindiger -.----- expert
S- Siure ---- - acid
S-. .. . Sammelstation -------- collecting station
ABBRE VIATIONS 159
S---------------- Sammeltransport ----- collective transport; conmbi-
nation transport
S -------------- Sanitats- . medical
S .------------ Sanitatsabteilung - medical battalion; medical
detachment
S-------------- Sanitatsunteroffizier ---- medical noncommlissionled
officer
S --------------- Schallmessstelle -- __---- sound-ranging station (on
sketches)
S-.-------_..... scharf ------------------ live (amm unition)
S-.-------_..... Scheinwerfer ----------- searchlight
S..--._._........ Scheinwerferzug -------- searchlight platoon
S.__----.._._.... Schirrmeister ---- _ _---- supply sergeant (sleeve in-
signia)
S--------.------ Schiess-_------- _-_----- fire; firing
S---------------- Schiessbaumwolle__ _---- gun cotton
S.---. _...... Schnellzug ------------- express train
S.-------........ Schiitze ----- ----- ---- rifleman
S--------._------ Schule ------ ----- ---- school
S--------.------- Schutz-_------ -- -- -- protective
S...----. __._.. Schwefel _--------_
_ _- sulphur
s _- ------------ schwer ---------------- heavy (medium in case of
artillery weapons)
schwere Panzerwagen ... heavy tanks
S ------ _-- -- -- Sehscharfe-------------- sight; clearness of vision
S-............... S eite ------------------ page
S- ....------.. Seiten-_ ... _._......... flank
S-........._._... Sekunde ---------------- second
s --------... _--.. selbst-_-------- -- -- -- self-
S--------- _ Sicherheit -------------- secllrity; safety
sichern __........ to put machine gun at safety
by the safety catch
S-------------... Sicherungsstreitkriifte..---- protecting forces (navy); re-
serve forces
siehe -------------- ---- see. refer to
S-.. _......
.... Signal . .-- _-__------- signal
S- Sold -- -- -- -- -- -- - pay
S- - Soldat ---------------- soldier
S-................
S- --- --- -- -- -- Sommer ----------- . summer
S-................
Sonder-_--------------- special
S-................
Sozialist ----- socialist
S-. - - - - - - Spitz--_.----- _----.--- pointed
Sprechstelle call station (on sketches)
160 GERMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATI!ONS

S--------------- Sprengpunkt----- ..- _ point of burst


S.--------------- Stahl --------------- .... steel
S-.------------ Streitkriifte --------- fighting forces
S .-------- Sud-__ south
s --------------- siidlich............. southward; southerly
08/S -----. Riickstossverstairker
... fiir recoil booster for live am-
scharfe Munition munition (machine-gun)
S.A ------------- Sanitiitsabteilung. ---- medical battalion; medical
detachment
S.A ----. Selbstanschlussamt _ automatic central office
S. A ------------- Skiabteilung ------- - ski detachment; ski battalion'
SA -,-.- ------- Sonnenaufgang --.-- . sunrise
SA -------------- Sturmabteilungen der Storm Troopers Organ iza-
NSDAP tion of the National Soci-
alist Party
SA.-A_---------- Anwarter der Sturmab- candidate for the Storm-
teilung der NSDAP Troopers Organization of
the National Socialist
Party
Sab ---------- Sabotage........... ..-. sabotage
Sach.B.. ..... ..----
Sachbearbeiter----- .-.- specialist
Sachbesch ------ Sachbeschiadigung - - .- .. damage to property
sachgem- - .....-
sachgemiiss -------- .. relevant; pertinent
Sachk-- - ---- Sachkenntnis ------- .... professional knowledge
Sachk --------- -- Sachkunde ---------- ---- expertness
Sachl ----------- Sachlage ---------- .... state of affairs; situation
Sachsch ------- -- Sachschaden -------- ...- damage to property
Sachsch.-V_____ SachschadenDversichert ing_ insurance against property
damage
Sachv .-. Sachverstaindiger. expert; specialist
Sachv.-G -- Sachverstandigenguta tch- expert's opinion; expert's
ten report
Sab-........... Sibel . saber; sword
Sab.Sch --------- Siabelscheide -------. .- saber sheath
Sab.Tr ......... Saibeltroddel .......... ... sword knot
Siiub.Tr --------- Sau berungstrupp - -.. mopping-up
. party
SA-M ----------- Sturmabteilungsmann. ..- (SA) Storm Trooper (equiv-
alent U. S. rank: private)
Sam ------------ Sammel-------------- ... collecting; collective
Sam.Bhf --------- Sammelbahnhof ----- ... railroad collecting point
Sam.Dep Sammeldepot ------- ... collecting depot
Sam.Kp --------- Samnmelkompanie --- - ... salvage company
Sam.L.-- _--_.. Sammellazarett ------ ..- collecting hospital
Samml ---------- Sammlung ---------- -.- collection
ABBREVIATIONS 161
Sam. San.P
..-. ...Saminmelsanithatspark -.... medical supply collecting
depot
Sam.Sch. . ..Samnlelschutz ------.... gas protection measures
Sam. St . ..........
Samllmelst elle salvage dunmp; collecting
point
Sam.Tr ---- ---- Sammelt ransport -.---- collective transport; combi-
nation transport
San - - Sanitiits-_ ..------- - -- medical
San -- --- Sanitatslager --------- medical depot
San.A - .-
- Sanlitatsamt .------- medical department
San. Abt Sanithtsabteilung -.--- medical battalion; medical
det achment
San. Ausr Sanit itsausriistung
.. .... medical equipment
San.Bed . Sanititsbedarf . needed medical supplies
San. D ---------- Sanitalisdienst .. medical corps; armnl medical
service
Szn. Dep
... --- Sanitatsdepot . medical depot
San. I).St
... Sanittsdienststelle .: medical service stationl
San. Einrr . Sanitatseinricht lung (en) ___ medical establishment; medi-
cal installations
San. Fz ------ Sanitiitsfahrzeug .. .... medical vehicle; ambulance
San. Ger. Wg -.----- Sanititsgeratewagen .... medical suplply car
San.Hd ----------- Sanitatshund ------ -.. . ambulance dog
San. Insp .-. Sanitatsinspektion ..... medical insl)ectorate
Sanit. K .......... Sanitatskorps .......... medical corps
San. K . Saniitfitskarren
.......... -. ambulance cart
San. K -------- Sanitatskraftwagenl ambulance
Sanka ----------- Sanitiitskraftwagenbt eil- ambulance detachment
ung
San. Kp ---------- Sanititskonipaie... medical company
Sankra .... .......
Sanitatskraftwagen ..... ambulance
San. Kst -- ------ Sanititskasten . ... medical kit
Sankw_ .-
.- ...Sanitatskraftwage ... anibl.llance
San.Mitt -------- Sanitatsmittel - medical slpl)lies
San.Ob.Fw.b.St ... Sanithatsoberfeldwebel (corresponds roughly to U. S.
beim Stabe staff sergeant, Medical
Corps, at headquarters)
San. Ob. Gefr - San it/it sobergefreiter - -.. (corresponds roughly to UJ. S.
acting corporal, MAdical
Corps)
San. P ----------- Sanitatspark ------------ medical supply dlepot
San. Pers --------- Sanitatspersonal-...-....- medical personnel
San. P. Pf -------- Sanitatspackpferd ..- ---- medical pack horse
San.P. T -------- Sanitatspacktasche ----- medical pack
162 GERMIAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONqS

San.St ----------- Sanitiitsstab...........- medical staff


San.Tr-------- Sainitatstrupp ---------- medical detail (navy)
San.Vorr.Wg ----- Sanitatsvorratswagen ---- medical supply car
San. Wg------- SanitAtswagen.......... ambulance
s.Art... . schwere Artillerie ------- medium artillery
s.Art.(mot.) ------ motorisierte schwere motorized medium artillery
Artillerie
Sas Sandsack ------ sandbag
Satt -- ---------- Sattel ------------------ saddle
Sattlnstr -------- Sattlermeister ----------- master saddler
Sattl.Zg . Sattelzeug
........ -------------- saddle harness
Sauerst. ---------- Sauerstoff ..---------- oxygen
sb ---------- selbstandig----------- independent
s.b ------ ------- - siehe bei --------------- look under
S.B ------------- Soldbuch -------------- identification book and serv-
ice record
s.B -------- -- sUidliche Breite --------- southern latitude
Sbd ----- - -- Sonnabend ------------ Saturday
Sbst ---------- -- Selbst- .-... self-; automatic
Sch ------------- Schaden --------------- damage; injury
Sch Schaft--------- ---. shaft; rifle stock
Sch ------------- Schallmess------ sound-ranging
Sch -------- -- Schanz- -------------- entrenchment; fieldwork
sch ------------- schanzen ----- to entrench; to dig
Sch Schar ----- _--- troop; band; host; multitude
sch ------------- scharf ----- i---------
sharp; live (ammunition)
Sch ------------- Scharfschiitze --------- sharpshooter
Sch ----------- Scheibe ------- ---- target
Sch ..------------- Scheide -------------- limit; boundary; sheath
Sch Scheidung.---------- separation
Sch -------- Schein ----------------- appearance; light; dummy-
Sch .---------- Scheinwerfer ---- ------ searchlight; headlight
Sch ------------- Scheune I------------
barn (on maps)
Sch ..------------- Schi _ - ..-----.-----
--- ski
Sch -------- Schieds- --- .---------- arbitration; umpire
Sch ---------- Schiene --------------- splint; rail
sch---- --. - schienen ---------- 1to put in a splint
Sch. . ......------
Schiess- _-----------_ ifiring; shooting
Sch ------------ - S chiff ------------- -_ sship
Sch ------ --- --- Schiflfahrt ----------- - inavigation
Sch ------------. Schilderhaus sentry box
E----------
Sch ------------. Schirm -- __----- - -_ Eshelter; screen; umbrella
Sch ------------. Schirr- . _ ..-- _-- Iharness; trappings
Sch ...............Schnee ---------- ssnow
ABBREVIATIONS 163
sch -- __----_-- schon ---- _-_---------- already
Sch - - - - Schornstein ------------ chimney
Sch - - Schitze.. rifleman
sch ----------- schiitzen -- _----------- to protect; to guard; to
shelter
Sch _- - Schule _- - school
Sch -- _ Schuss - shot
Sch Schultz ---- _----------- shelter; refuge: protection;
cover
Sch _ Schutzschild ------------ protective shield
Schalld -- Schalldaimpfer ------------ muffler; silencer
Schall-Geschw Schallgeschwin digkeit velocity of sound
Schallm - Schallmessung . sound-ranging
Schallm. Battr - Schallmessbatterie.... sound-ranging battery
Schallm. Ger Schallmessgerat -. - sound-ranging equiplmernt
Schallm.Tr ------ Schallhnesstrupp .. sound-ranging section
Schallm. Verf ----- Schallmessverfahren -.--- sound-ranging met hod
Schaltg Schaltung . connection; gear shift
Sch.Anl -_-_----- Scheinanlage -- ---- ----- dumrnmy works; camnouflage
works
Schanz. Wg --- Schanzzeugwagen -------- entrenching-tools wagon
Scharfsch -. Scharfschiitze ......... sharpshooter
Scha (SA) ------- Scharfuhrer -----. ------- section leader, Storm Troops
(equivalent U.S. rantk: ser-
geant)
Scha (SS) - Scharfuhrer _-_-_-_-_--- first section-leader, E;lite
Guard (equivalent U. S.
rank: staff sergeant)
Schb Scheibe --------------- target
Sch.B _ Schiessbuch .......... score book (gtunnery)
Sch. B Schiutzenbrigade -------- rifle brigade
Sch. Bew_ _._._ Scheinbewegung ..----.. feint; sinullated movement
Sch. Biw Scheinbiwak_---------- dummrrry bivouac; caoullttlage
bivouac
Schbw ------ Schiessbaumwolle .........guin cotton
Sch. D - Schulterdecker --------- high-M ing monoplane
Schdpfr Schalldiimpfer
' -------- mluflter; silenlcer
Scheinanl -------- Scheinanlage ----------- dummy works; camouflage
works
Scheingef --- Scheingefecht ------- sham battle
Scheinst _--_-- Scheinstellung ---- dunilmm IositionT; camouflage
position
Scheinw ------ hn.
Scheinwerfer ..... e..--- searchlight; headlight
Scheinw. Ger. Wg. Scheinwerfergeraitewagncn _ searchlight equipment trucik
164 GERMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

Scheinw.Zg ------ Scheinwerferzug --------- searchlight platoon


Sch.Entf -------- Schussentfernung ----- range
Scherf ----------- Scherenfernrohr ------ battery commander's tele-
scope
Schf ------------ Scharfschiitze ----- _ _-_ sharpshooter
Sch.F ----------- Scherenfernrohr -------- battery commander's tele-
scope
Sch. Flgz _--------- Schulflugzeug---------- training plane
Sch.G ----------- Schulgefechtsschiessen _-- combat practice firing
Schgr _---_--- Schottergrube ---------- rubble pit (on maps)
Sch. Gr --- - Schiitzengraben .- trench
Sch.Gr.........-- Schiitzengruppe rifle squad
Sch. Grab.Kan-... Schiitzengrabenkanone_ trench gun
Schi-Abt ....- - Skiabteilung ---------- ski detachment; ski battalion
Schicht.l ... ------ Schichtlinien ----------- contour lines (on maps)
Schiess-Aufs ---- Schiessaufsicht --------- supervision of firing
Schiessf Schiessfertigkeit ----- - fire proficiency; fire skill
Schiess-G -------- Schiessgestell .. firing stand; firing rest
Schiess-H. M ---- Schiesshilfsmittel -.- --- fire control aids
Schiessli-------- Schiesslehre ------------ ballistics; gunnery
Schiesspl ......... Schiessplatz............ firing range (on maps)
Schiess St - Schiessstard ------------ rifle range (on maps)
Schiessst. Aufs... Schiessstandaufseher .- rifle range supervisor
Schiess-tb -------- SchiessUibung ____ .. shooting practice
Schiess V____- -- Schiessvorschrift -------- gunnery manual
Schiess-Verf------ Schiessverfahren --------- method of fire; conduct of
fire
Schiessw -----____ Schiesswesen ----------- ballistics; musketry; guln-
nery
Schildhs _-------- Schilderhaus----------- sentry box
Schirrm -_- Schirrmeister ----------- supply sergeant
Sch. K - -- Schii tzen kette ----------- skirmish line
Sch.Kl Schiesskladde .. data book
Sch.K 1 ----------- Schiessklasse marknmanship rating
Sch.Kp I Schiitzenkompanie .... rifle company
Sch. Kpf -------- Scheinkampf --- ---- ---- sham battle
Schl ------------ Schlacht --------------- battle
Schl - Schlappe --------------- reverse; rebuff
schl -- schleichen _--_----- ---- to crawl; to creep
Schl Schleier --------------- screen; veil
Schl Schlepp-_-------------- tow-
Schl ------------ Schlepper.............. tractor; prime mover; tug
Schl ------------ Schleppflugzeug -------- tow plane
ABBREVIATIONS 165
Schl -_--- ------- Schleuder--------------- catapult
Schl -.........-- Schleuse --------------- sluice; lock
Schl ------------ Schliessender ........... file closer
Schl .--------
-- Schlinge ---------------- sling; noose
Schl ------- - - - Schlitten --------------- sled; sleigh
Schl .------------
Schloss............... castle (on mnaps)
Schl .- Schlucht................ ravine; gorge
schl.----------- schliisseln --------------- to encode; to encipher
Schl .-----------
- Schluss ----------------- end; close; conclusion; ter-
ination; finish
Schl ------------- Schiitzenloch -..... ----- rifle pit
Schlicht --------- Schlachterei butchery, slaughter
Schliacht. A bt. Schlachtereiabteilungl slaughter detachmnent
Schl.Aussch .. Schlichturngsaussch uss arbitration comnlllit.tee
Schl.Bolz -------- Schlagbolzen... firing pin; striker
Schl.Bt . . ......-.
Schlauchboot ------------ pneumatic boat (combat en-
gineer setrvice)
Schlchtgs A -....... Schlichtungsamint arbitration office
Schl D ... Schleppdamtpfer tugboat
Sch. Leist - -.. Schussleistung
... .. . guni performlance
Schles ----------- Schlesien .. Silesia
Schl.Flgz -------- Schlaclltflugzeug --.---- fighter plane
Schlf.M ---.. Schleifnitihle ........, grinding-mill (on maps)
Schl.Geschw ------ Schlachtgeschwader -. battle wing (airplane)
Schlicht. A ussch _ _ Schlichtutngsausschu ss .. arbitration committee
Sch.Lkw -,. Schienenlastkraftwagen__ truck on rails
Schl. M G- Schlittcnnlasch i n e n ge- machine gun on sleigh
wehr iiloutit
Schl.O ----------- Schlachtordnung .. battle order
Schlp -------.. Schlepp-_ . tow-
Schlp.Flgz ---- ___ Schleppflugzeug --------- tow plane
Schl.Seg --------- Schleppsegel ------------ landing-apron (dragged sail
for landing airplanes at
sea)
Schl.St ------- - Schlachtstaffel --- - battle wing (air planes)
Schl WV--- ---_- Schleppwagen ----------- tow car (motor vehicle)
Schl.Z.Schr ------ Schlagziindschraube ----- threaded-base percussion
primer
Schm ..----- . Schirrmneister
... ----------- supply sergeant
Scll. M .-------- Schtitzenmulde --------- skirmisher's trench (for
prone riflemen)
Schmnalsp. B ---. Schmalspurbahn -------- narrow-gauge railroad
Sch. Masch _--_____ Schulmaschine _--__ ... training plane
166 GERMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONlS

Sch. M.K ___ -Schallmesskabel


-... . .. _.. _. sound-ranging cable
Schn - -- Schnecken- .-. worm-
.
Schn. Schnee --.... .-.--- snow
schn ..... schnell .-- . fast; quick; rapid
...
Schn - Schnitt .. cut; section; intersection;
bearing
Schn.Aufs Schneckenaufsatz -_
- -.. worm-gear sight (artillery)
Schn. Br. Schnellbricke -..... portable footbridge
Schn. Br.Zg Schnellbriickenzug -- .. portable . footbridge platoon
(combat engineers)
Schnee. Btl_ _ Schneeschuhlaufer rbatail- ski battalion
lon
Schnee-K__ Schneeketten snow chains; nonskid chains
(for motor vehicles)
Schnefeu- Schnellfeuer rapid fire
Schnellbr. Schnellbriicke portable footbridge
Schnellf - Schnellfeuer . rapid fire
Schnellf. GeschI____ -Schnellfeuergeschii it ....
z rapid-fire gun
Schnellf. Kan_ Schnellfeuerkanon, e ...... rapid-fire cannon
Schn. Sch. Patr -... Schneeschuhpatrot uille ski patrol
Schn. Sch. Sptr ..... Schneeschuhspahti rupp - -- ski scout squad
schn. Verb -- schneller Verband .-.-.-- mobile task force (of motor-
ized, mechanized mixed
troops)
Sehn. Z -- Schnellzug -.-- express train
Sch. O Schiessstandordnuing -.-- rifle range regulations
Scll. P ----. . Scheitelpunkt zenith of trajectory (bal-
listics)
Schp ------ Schuppen shed; hangar (on maps)
Sch.Pl Schiessplatz ... firing range
Sch.P1.J ---. . Schiessplatz Jiiterb)og. Jluterbog Firing Range
Sch. P1.K--.... Schiessplatz Kumnrr ersdorf Kummri ersdorf Firing Range
Sch. PI. Kdo_. Schiessplatzkomima ando_ firing range command
Schpl.W ----- Schiessplatzwache_ firing range guard
Sch. Pol_----- Schutzpolizei__. - -......- police
schr.. schr&ag ---------- oblique
Schr Schrapnell .-
- .... shrapnel
Schr --------- Schraube -------- screw; propeller
Schr......... Schrot . small-shot; buckshot
Schr --------- Schrott .- ....... scrap metal
Sch. R -- Schiitzenregiment_ .-.-.-- rifle regiment
Sch. R --- Schuitzenreihe --- file of riflemen
Schr. A ------ ... -Schrapnell mit Auf schlag- shrapnel with percussion
ztinder fuze
ABBREVIATIONS 167
Schrapn_ Schrapnell.............. shrapnel
--------
Schrbl_ _ -------- Schraube .-...... screw; propeller
Schrbm_ --------- Schraubenmut ter ..... nut
Schr. Bz_--------- I Schrapnell mit Brenn- shrapnel with time fuze
ziinder
Sch. Rdl -------- Schiitzenrudel ----------- rifle squad in combat forma-
tion
Schr. F1........ Schrotflinte -- --------- small-shot rifle; buckshot
rifle; shotgun
Schr.Gew --. Schraubengewinde thread (mechanics)
Sch Rgt.. Schiitzenregiment ---- rifle regiment
Schrm.... Schirrmeister-.... supply sergeant
Sch.Rm -- Schutzraumr......... shelter (air raid)
Schrum.u.Zgw. V_ Schirrmeister- und Zeug- manual for supply sergeants
hauswaffenmeistervor- and arsenal ordnance non-
schrift commissioned officers
Schr.St .......... Schreibstube ----------- orderly room; office
Sch.S .......... Schulschiessen- .. practice fire
Sch.Std --.---- Scheibenstand ---------- butts (musketry)
Sch. Tf -.-------- Schusstafel ...--- ---- - firing table; range table
Sch.Tr ---------- Schiitzentrupp ------- rifle squad
Schtz- .......-- Schiitze --.. ---------- rifleman
Schtz ----------- Schutz -------.-.-.-.-. - protection; cover
Schtz.Sch -------- Schutzschild ---------- protective shield
Sch.U ----------- Schiessunteroffizier ...--- marksmanship instructor
(noncommissioned officer)
Schiitzh --------- Schtitzenhaus-- .-.------ shooting lodge; club-house
of a rifle-club (on maps)
Schultkl ----- Sehulterklappe -.- ----- shoulder straps (on uniforms
of noncommissioned offi-
cers and privates)
Schultst --------- Schulterstiick---------- officers' shoulder straps (on
uniforms of officers)
Schupo ---------- Schutzpolizei ------------ municipal police force
schussf- ... schussfertig - . .......... ready to fire
Schussgeschw_. Schussgeschwindigkeit_ - - velocity of fire; rate of fire
Schussl. - Schusslinie ..-- gun-target line; line of sight-
ing; line of aim; line of
future position (antiair-
craft)
Schuss/Min Schuss in der Minute --- rounds per minute
Schussw - Schusswaffe .....- -.- - - firearm
Schussw --------- Schussweite -.--- --- range
SchusswG --_--- Schusswaffengesetz ..... firearms law
168 GERNMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

SchussZ------- Schulsszahl ..... number of rounds


Schutzbr ------ Schutzbrille.......------ goggles
SchutzWg ..--- Schutzwagen ---- - .. protective wagon (armored
train)
Sch. V. Schiessvorschrift -.
---- gunnery manual
Schv.f. Gew --- Schiessvorschrift fiir Ge- gunnery manual for rifle
wehr (Karabiner), leich- (carbine), light machine
tes Maschinen gewehr gun and pistol, and regu-
und Pistole, und Bestim- lations for the throwing of
mungen fiir das Werfen live hand grenades
scharfer Handgranaten
Schv.s.M.G.____. Schiessvorschrift ftir das gurlnlery manual for the
schwere Maschinenge- heavy machine gun
wehr
Sch. W.....-- Scheinwerfer -. -.. searchlight; headlight
Schw --------- Schultzwacbe he ---.. . protective guar'd
Schwaden - - --- fumles; vapor
--------
Schw ......
Schw------ ----- Schwadron ------------- troop (cavalry); squadron
Schwan z ------------ trail (gun); tail
Schw
..--.-- .---
Schwarm - - swarm (6-7 airplanes, 2
flights)
Schllw
schwarz ... _----------- black
Schwenkarnm ----------- rotating arm
SChIw- _ ......... Schwenkkung ----------- turn; turning movement;
wheeling
schw-----..----- schwer_ - -.-.-.
-.- - heavy
Sehw.... Sch wimnl m ---- ------- floating
Schw --------- Schwirnnler - swimmer; float; ponton (avi-
ation)
Schw- .-.. ...---- Schwinge --------------- bird's wing (collar insignia of
the air force)
Schwadlr . …--- Schc wadron ------------- cavalry troop; squadron (avi-
ation)
schw. Art..... __.... schwere Artillerie -..-.. medium artillery
schw. Art,.Abt - -- schwere Artillerieabteil- medium artillery battalion
ung
Schw.B ---------- Schwebebahn ------ suspension railroad
sChw.Besch _----- Schwerbeschaidigter - seriously injured person
schw.Bornb ------ schweres Bombenflugzeiug heavy bomber
schw. 13r. Mod ----- schweres Briickeumodell_ heavy bridge model
schw. Bttr -------- schwere Batterie ------- medium battery (artillery)
Schwd ------ _-_- Schwadron _-__--------- cavalry troop; squadron
(aviation)
Schw.D --------- Schwimmdock------- floating dock
ABBREVIATIONS 169
Schwd.Ch . .......
Schwadronschef ..-..... troop commander (cavalry)
Schw.-l)ock . Schwimmidock --------- floating dock
Schwefla .........
schweres Flachfeuer --- heavy flat trajectory fire
Schwerb --------- Schwerheschadigter - -. seriously injure(l person
Schwerg -------- Schwergewicht ...........
heavy weight; main stress;
emphasis
schwerkr ---- - schwerkrank__ -------- seriously ill
SchWf ----------- Scheinwerfer . searchlight; headlight
Schwf.Ger _------ Scheinwerfergerat - - -. searchlight eqtipmlent
Schw.Fhr ....... Scheinwerferferfh rer..... searchlight commanllader
schw.Fu-Sta. (Kr.)_ schwere Funkstationl auf heavy radio station on truck
Kraftwagenl
Sch.WG .
... ...... Gesetz iiber Schusswaffenl- law concerllilg firearllms and
Munlition alamlullition
Schwg. Dpfl . Schwiiguig sdaiiginl)fer -- vibratioll damplller (aviation)
SchwgR- ...... S
Schwunlgrad- .... .. ttywheel
Schw.K.---.. .. Schwarnlkeil ............ wedge formation (aviation)
schw.Kp . .........schwere Kompanie ---- heavy weapons colpanyll
schw.Kpfw ---... schwerer Kampfwagen___ heavy tank
Schwbl-Mot ......
Schwerhollotor_ heavy oil engine (aviation)
Schwp . - ........-
Schwerplunkt------- strong point (tactics); center
of gravity
Schwpv- -.... Schwarzpulver ---------- black powdler
schw.v---------. schwer verwtmidet seriouislvy worlIn(ted
Schw.W ---------- Schwarmllwinkel ------ wedlge formluat.ioll ( lviation)
Sclhw. W.- ....... Schwesterwaffe ------- related braincl.,- (of the
armed forces)
schw. Wff .-.---- schwere Waffenl . heavy weapolls
Schz .- -. Schlanzzeug
.ll.g entremnchinig tools
Sch.Zg .. .......
Scheinrwerferziig -..- - - searchlight, platoon
Schl.Zg --. . Schtlitzenzulg
.--- -..- rifle platoonl
Schz.Wg . ........Schanzzeugwagen -l------ emit renehllg-t ools ( wagon
SI) - -------- - .--..Seitendeckung.. flank guard; flank security
S.DI) ------------.. Sichermligsdieilst .-..... security service

sd -------------- sonder .- special
sd -------------- siiddeutsch. Soul It (erlrlall
Sd . . ......... Slund -.. ...... sound; arl of tthe sea
Sl)eckg --- ------ Seitendeckuing . ..... flank guard: flank seenriily
sdl .. siidlich .... ..----- soullt hern; southward
sdr ….. … sonder-
......... S)pecial
Sd r. (;esc(h .- Sondergeschoss . special projectile
Sdr. Kdo --------- Sonderkomlmando ------ special collllallnd; sep)arate
corllmalld
SdS_ ,Sandsack_ sandl ag
170 GERMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

S.d.S___ Soil der Sanittatsausriis- requisitlion of medical sup-


tungen plies
Seefl .... Seeflieger naval flier
Seeflgz_ ........-
Seeflugzeulg .. .......... seaplane; hydroplane
Seegef__ ......-
__. Seegefecht ... ........... naval engagement; fleet ac-
tion; sea battle
Seek .._. ..........
Seekarte ----- ........- sea chart; hydrographic
chart
seekl --- -. seeklar -..... ..-.-..... ready to sail
SeelA Seelenachse_. axis of the bore (artillery)
Seeobsdienst __ Seebeobachtunf gsdienst_ international nautical weath-
er service
seew ---- seewarts . seaward
Seg -.- ------- Segel .. ........ sail
Seg.Flgz ------ __ Segelflugzeug_- ..-- . ....glider
Sehr --------- Sehrohr . -... .......... periscope (submarine, tank);
telescope
Seit .....----- Seiten- _. flank
Seit.Abw ----- Seitenabweichm ng ------- drift; deflection error; lateral
deviation
Seit. D --- Seitendeckung_ ...-...... flank guard; flank security
Seit.F1l -- Seitenflosse .-.-.... vertical fin (aviation)
Seit. Gew ..... Seitengewehr.. --........ bayonet; side arm
Seit. M Seitenmarsch .-.-- flank march
....
Seit.Sch Seitenschutz -_ .......... flank protection; flank se-
curity
Seit. Sich Seitensicherung_ --..... - flank protection
seitw -..- . seitwiirts ..... sidewards
Sek..----- Sekunde -... second
/Sek ----- in der Sekunde_ per second
sekr------- ....... sekret _....... secret
Sekr ---. Sekretiir...... secretary
Sekt ------. Sektion ------ section
Sekt --..-. Sektor ... _ sector
S.E.L .... ..... Selbstlade-EinstiecklauLf subealiber barrel for auto-
matic weapon
Selb ------ ....... Selbst- ------- self-; automatic
selbst..... .-....- selbstiindig -__.. independent
Selbstf.L_ - ....... Selbstfahrlafette .......... self-propelled artillery mount
Selbst-St___ .... __Selbststeucrung_ .automatic control (aviation)
selbst. Verb selbstiindiger Ve rband___ independent unit
Send ------ ..... Sender.. ..__ sender; transmitter (radio)
Send _----- . Sendung. transmission; broadcasting;
-------.
shipment
ABBREVIATIONS 171
Send.Anl --.----- Sendeanlage transmitting station
Send.St-. Sendestation . transmitting station; sending
….----.-
station; broadcasting sta-
tion
senkr senkrecht . vertical -.........
sessh ............
sesshaft . ........... persistent (gas)
Sessh - - Sesshaftigkeit -.. -- - -- persistency (of a gas)
Sext ------------- Sextant ..... sextant
S.F... Scherenfernroh r -. . battery
...... commllander's tele-
scope
S.-F -- -- -- -- Sonnenfinsterniis -.------ solar eclipse
s.F.H schwere Feldha Lubitze medium field howitzer
s.F.H.M.W - Munitionswa agen der amlmunition wagon for the
schweren Felldhaubitze medium field howitzer
S.F.K --- Schnellfeuerkar none rapid-fire cannon
Sfl.. Segelflieger__ . glider
Sfi...... Selbstfahrlafett te- self-prol)elled niount
........
Sflg -...-- Seeflieger - - - -- naval flier
------
Sflg -.. Segelflug_ ............ glider flight ; gliding
SflL .... Segelfluglager_ __ glider depot
Segelflugiibulngs sgeliinde . drill grolnd for practice
gliding
SFR..... ........ Schnellfrontzug rnit Reise- express troop train w itl) civil-
zugtceil ian section
S.F.St... ... Scherenfernrohl rstand .... telescope nlount
s.F.St _ schwere Funkst relle large radio station
(w .....Geratskraftwag :en fiur heavy radio equilrnlent truck
schlweres Funkgeriit
s.Fu.Ger.V
s. Fu. Ger. I Vg . bespannter Geerttwagen heavy radio equipmlent wag-
fiir schwere s Funk- on (horse-drawn)
gerat
s.Fu.I w-__ ....... _ Kraftwagen fii r schweres truck for heavy radio equip-
Funkgerat Inen t
s.Fu.St .......... schwere Funkst elle large radio station
s. F'u. Wg _ _._ bespannter Wi agen fiir wagon for heavy radio
schweres Fun kgerat equipmlent (horse-dlrawun)
S.F.V .... ... Segelflugverein -. glider club
s.F.Wg . schwerer Feldw, agen heavy field wagon
SF-Zug Schnellfrontzug ; -. -express troop I rain
......
S.-Gerat Schutzgerait..... - protective equiplnient; de-
fensive appliances
S-Gesch - Spitzgeschoss_ pointed bulllet
SGew..... --- - - - Seitengewehr_. . bayonet; sidearms
Sg. Fl... Segelflieger -_ . glider
172 GERMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIIONS

s.gl -_------ schwer geltndegangig . heavy cross-country


s.gl.LTKW _ schwerer geliindegiangiger heavy cross-country motor
Lastkraftwagen truck
s.gl. PK .. schwnerer gel/Andegiingiger heavy cross-country person-
Personenkraftwagen nel carrier
Sgr ,.... Sandgrube . . sandpit (on maps)
S.H.D ---- - Sicherheits- und Hilf- air-raid protection auxiliary
dienste services
Si .. Signalstation.. _. signal station
Sich ---- - Sicherheit_- -s-------. security; safety
sich sichern...... . to secure; to protect; to put
weapon at safety
Sich.Abt Sicherungsabteilting . security detachment
Sich. 13 Sicherheitsbeanlter security official
Sich. Best Sicherheitsbestimminingen- safety regulations
Sich.D .T)-..... Sicherheitsdienst .. security service
Sich. F1. Sicherungsfl Ugel . - safety catch (weapons)
Sich. H ..... Sicherunlgshebel . . . safety lever (weapons)
Sich. T.. Sicherungslinie . outguard line of resistance
Sich. Massn Sicherungsinassnahmle safety precaution; protective
measure
Sich...-.
Schl . Sicherungsschleier . .....
safety screen
Sichth . Sichtblarkeit, . visibility
Sichterk ...... Sichterkundung . visual reconnaissance
Sich. Tr . Sicherheitstruppe.. ... ..... security troops
Sichtv ... Sichtvernierk ..... . visa
Sicht-Z --- Sichtzeichen ..---------- ground signal; ground panel
(aviation) visual signal
Sich.W . Sicherullgswesen -ll-. seculrity rmeasures; safety
measu res
Sieg..- Sieger.. ....-------. victor
.
siegr. _ siegreich__ victorious
Sig.... Signal .... signal
___ schweres Infanteriege- heavy infantry gun
schtitz
Signal..._ signal
Sign..._ -__ Signatur__ conventional sign (map or
troop symbol)
Sign. H Signalhorn -- - ..- signal horn; siren
Sign. Mitt Signalmittel ..- __-. __ signal device
Sign.Off -- Signaloffizier signal officer
Sign. Rak Signalrakete . signal rocket; flare
Signst __---.---- Signalstation -------- signal station
ABBPEVIATIONS 173
Sign. W ------- Signalwerfer .. signal flare projector
Sig.Pers. Signalpersonlal signial personnel
Sig. Pist . _ Signalpistole ... .. signal pistol
Sig. W..... Signalwesen . signal system
silbh.. ... silb)ern -. silver
S. In
.. II eeressanitatsinlspek tion army medical inspectorate
s.Ilf. Wff schwere lnfanteriewafiel heavv infantry weal)ols
Sipo .. Sicherheitsp olizei seculrity police
Si. Spruch.. Signalspruch. signal mllessage
Sist... Sistiierung_ temporary arrest
SK . Sal itatskolorl o medical colimlllll
Schnlellfeuierkaione rapid-fire cannon
Sk. ...........
Sk Skizze .. -. sketch; outline
S.KX. Sonderkoin Ilima.do spccial commalld: sepa.lare
command
I.Reichwcite eilnes ululg- range of a plane in kilo-
Zellgs ill Kiilonleteril meters
S.Kol San it/tskolotlme medical train
s. Kon l. schwerer Kraftollni lbus heavy motor )biLs
S. Kp-_ Sanritatskolrpanie medical company
Skr_ - - Sek retar secretnar
S.I. -L Sanitiiitslager meldical depot
S1L... Sattel .. saddle
SL -...- See- tli1d lanrdflugzeulg amni)hibioiis planie
Slhb Silber silvr
SIgy Samnihing collection
Slv .. Salve . salvo (artillery);volley (rifle)
broadside (naovy)
S-M Seemleile ...... sea mile; nautical mile: geo-
graphical mile; klnot (1S.55
meters; 60S0 feet)
sm. - Sekundenmneter __ met ors per seco(odll
s.Nlast-lw __ Ma stkraft wagen fiir antenna truck for heavy
schwcres Funkgeriit auf radio apparat:us (mIotor-
Kraft.wagen ized)
s. Mast- WVg ---- Mastwageon fur bespann- antenna wagon for heavy
tes schweres Funk- radio equipllent (horse-
geralt drawn)
s Med silherne AIedaille silver nledal
s. I( . .-. schweres MNlashlinlenge- heavy mnachlille glln
wehr
Snl/h .-------
-. Seeniclen in der Stilnde.... nautical miles per hour;
knots
6 1 ;,5fO0 -4: ---12
174 GERTMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATTONS

S-Mine ---- Spreng- or Schrapnellmine anti-personnel mine; "silent


soldier"
S.M. K___ schwere Munitionskolonne heavy ammunition column
Smk -... ........ Spitzgeschoss mit Stah I- pointed bullet with steel
kern core
Sm K L-spmr ..---- Spitzgeschoss mit Stah I- pointed bullet with steel core
kern und Leuchtspur and tracer effect
Sm/Std___ Seemeilen in der Stind( knots per hour
S. M.Tr___ ........ Schallhnesstrupp ------ sound-ranging section
S-Mun___ scharfe Munition .---- live ammunition
s. Mun. Wg .02 ---- schwerer Munitionswi a- heavy ammunition wagon,
gen Modell 1902 model 1902
s. Mw --- ........ schwerer Mlinenwerfer__ heavy mortar
SO------ ........ Signaloffizier ---------- signal officer
SO --- -- Sidosten..-... .-. __ southeast
so .---..- ..... stidostwarts ---------- southeastward; southeast-
erly
Sock. Laf_ Sockellafette ............rotating-base mount
Sold.... .----- S61dner --------- - -. hired soldier; mercenary
861d.H ........ Soldnerheer......... _. mercenary army
Sold.Tr___ .-...... Sildnertruppe -------- mercenary troops
sof........
- __.... -sofort
.. .-. immediately
Sof -.--.-- .-... Sofortsache ... immediate action (notice on
documents)
sog..... sogenannt_ ..- . so-called
sogl ------ sogleich ... . immediately; at once
sol .------ .- . solange
.... .-......... so long as
Sold..... ------ Soldat .- ....... soldier
sold ..... ..... soldatisch....... soldierlike
Sold-B .... .. .. Solci)uch .... identification book and serv-
ice record
Sold.Frdh_ - - ... Soldatenfriedhof -------- soldiers' cemetery
Soldgr Soldatengrab.. .. soldiers' grave (on maps)
Sold. Hm Soldatenheinl ... soldiers' hoime
Sold. Spr. .-....... Soldatensprache .. soldiers' slang
Sold. St ..---.. Soldatenstand .. .military profession
Sold. Url.O_ .. Soldaten rlal i),sordl nit rg_ _ soldiers' leave regulations
Sollbest__ Sollbestand___ required strength
Somm0 ..... Sommeer . ...... sltnmmer
sond ------ .-. sonder..__
. special
Sond. Anl _........ Sonderanhianger -.---- special trailer; extra car
(motor transport)
Sond.Auftr ..... Sonderauftrag ---------- _ special mission
Sond.-Ber_ - Sonderbericht.......... - special report
ABBREVIATIONS 175
Sond. KI_ Sonderklasse -......__-.-. special class
Sond.Url__ Sonderurlaub ------- special leave
Sond.Zw Sonderzweck . ......
special purpose
Sonnt Url Sonntagsulrlaub ... Sunday leave
SOzO_____ Suiidost zu Ost. southeast by east
S.P ----- Signalposte.. signal post: signal guard;
signal sentry
Sp_ Spah-. . ...............
scout-
sp/ahen ..-- .
-.. to scout; to observe
.....
Sp_ Spither ... . scoutt; observer
sp_ -spilllig . . drawn
........... by animals
sp-- spat-_ ................ late
Sp- Spalte... .. .............. split; crack
Sp- Spalllung . . tension; strain; stress; volt-
age
Sp - Sperre ,,..... . barricade; blockade
Sp, Sperr-_
.... .- -.. blocking; arresting
Sp - sperren . .. . . to block; to arrest
spezifischl ... specific
Sp _.
Spiegel ............... nilirror; reflector
Sp- Spiess..--- --------- spit; pike; soldier's slang for
master sergeant
Sp_ Spind ... locker (soldier's wardrobe)
Sp Spinne..... road junction
Sp Spion (age)__ .. spy; espi)onage
sp- - ....
spioniere .. to spy
Sp Spital hospital
Sp_ Spitzen- . head; point; advance
Sp_ Splitter- _ . splinter
Sp ,. Sporn . trail splade; tail skid; spur
(artillery, aviation)
Sp___ Spreng-_ .... explosive
Sp___ Sprenlglpnkt ... . point of burst (gunnery)
Sp_ _ Spur . track; trail; scent
Sp.A_ Sportabzeichen. . badge for achievementl in
sp)orts
Spanmn.-W... Spannlweite.... ... wingspread; spatl
Span. R. . Spanische Reiter. cheval-de-frise (wire entan-
glerents)
Sp.I). lSpillditnst_____ .... . scouting duity
Sperrf........ Sperrfeuer . barrage; barrage fire
Sperrh___
- Sperrhlolz .,. plywood
Spez
... .. -- Spezialitit ..... specialty
spez. Gew .... spezifisches Gewicht... specific gravity
176 GE!RMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONIS

Spez.Tr------- ___Spezialtruppeen special troops


Spez. Verw. Spezialverwendung-___ special use
Sp.Flg- ___ Spaltfiiugel_____ slotted wing
Sp. Flgz ---- Spezialflugzeug ... special airplane
Sp. Flgz - - ___ portflugzeulg sport plane
Sp.Ft -_ Sperrfort .. outer fort
spg - - - -spannig______.. drawn by animals
Spg - - - - - ___ Spannung. -. sI)an; voltage
Sp.Geb --- ___ Sperrgebiet -... barred zone; blockaded zone
S P.Gesch___ ___ Spitzgeschoss mrit Phos- pointed bullet with tracer
phor effect
Sp.Gr --------- ___ Sperrgrenze. -. boundary of blocked zone
Sp. Gr - ... Spitzengrupl)e.. __ forward echelonl
Sp.Gr - ___Sprenggranate .... high-explosive shell
Spgr.m.K ------ ___ Sprenggranatenlzii nder fuze with centrifugal safety
mit Klappensicherung device (Iligh-explosive
shell)
Sp-H ----- Sprenlgpunkth6he ..-- height of point of burst
Spion --------- Spionage . . espionage
Spit ------------ __ Spital - ----- hospital
Spitz --- -- Spitzen-_ head; point; advance
Spitz. Komp -. Spitzenkomrpanie_ advance party
Sp.Kp... -... __ Spitzenkonmpanie ...... _. advanlce party
Sp.K-ps __ Sprengkapsel ------------ detonating cap
Spl.Bo -.... Splitterbomibe ---------- frglllelitatiOi b)omb): splin-
ter bollib
Sp. Leist -------- __ Spitzenleistmlng ------- peak capacity; record
Spl.Gr --- Splittergranate ------ -- fragmllentlatiol shell
Sp.M - Sperrnmaiuer . - ------- blockilng wall; rampart
Sp. Metalle -- __ Sparmnetalle . ... rare metals
Spr------ - -- blockilig: Iillinig (naval)
S.Pr ---------- _ Spit;zgeschoss Illit Phos- poinited bullet witfh tracer
phor effect
spr ----------- spreizen ----------------- to spread; to straddle
Spr -- - -- - Sprenig- _ .-..............
explosive
spr - - - - sprellgel - - - to blast,
Spr.B ----- Sprenllgbichsc ........ blasting charge
Spr. B3o Sprengbomlnbe
.. .------ higli-explosive bolnb
Sp. Ired ------- Spornrad rowel; spur wheel
Sprengmn … _Spreigmlittel explosive
Siprengm -.-.-- Sprengmuimit iori explosive ainimilil it ion
Sprengst -_ -- Sprengstoff ::.plosive
Spr.Gr ------ Sprenggranlate -___ ___ high-explosive shell
ABBREVIATIONS 177
Sprgr.m...... Sprenggranate mit Kilap- high-explosive shell with
pensicherung folding safety device
Spr. K ...... Sprengkorper .. __.. blasting charge; explosive
charge
Spr. Kab . Sprengkab)el . .. blasting ignition calble
Spr.Kdo . - Sprenlgkomnlmando -.... demolition party
Spr.EKpr .. . Sprengk6rper ........... blasting charge; explosive
charge
Spr. Kps Sprengkapsel detonating cap; primer cap
Spr.Kps. Zd Sprengkapselziilnder ------- detonator
Spr. Laf .-.. Spreizlafette.... split-trail carriage
Sprldg . . Sprengladung...
.... high explosive charge
Spr. Mitt . ....Sprengmittel. explosive
Spr. Mn. .. .... Sprengmunition explosive ammunition
Spr. Mt _t_~ _.... Sprengmunition .. explosive aminmllllit ion
Spr.P Sprengpunkt .. ........ point of burst
Spr.Patr --------- Sprengpatrone --- ----- blasting cartridge
Spr. Patr -------- Sprelgpatrouille . demolition patrol
Spr.St ---------- Sprechstelle -.. . .-- telephone extension ; call sta-
tion
Spr.St . ..........
Sprengstoff -- __ -_ - _. explosive
Spr.St ............ Sprengstiick ------------ bomb splinter; shell fragment,
Sp. Rtr ---------- Spanische Reiter. cheval-de-frise (wire entan-
glements)
Spr.V --.-------- Sprengvorschrift --------- techTlical manual on, blasting
Sprzlaf ---------- Spreizlafette ------ -.. split-trail carriage
Spt ------------- September- September
Sp.Tr ---------- Spahtrupp ... scout squad; patrol
S-Pulver ----... Pulver fiir scharfe Mlni- powder for live ammunition
tion
Sp.W ----------- Spannweite --- - wing spread; span
Sp.Zg. . Spielhannszug._____.
.......... fife and drum corps
s.Pz.Kpf.Wg schwerer Panzerkampf- heavy tank
wagen
S.Pz. Sp. Wg ----- schwu-erer Panzerspihwa- heavy armored scouting car:
gen heavy armored reconlnais-
sance car
S.R ..- . Schiitzenregiment
............ ---. rifle regiment
S.R Sehrohr --------------- periscope; telescope
Ss................ . Sandsack ------------- sandbag
.S S ---------. - Scharfschiitze ..- sharpshooter; marksman
S.-S .---------- Schlutzstaffel der NSDAP Elite Guard of the National
Socialist Party
178 GERMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIIONS

S SBriOcke ..----. schwere Schiffsbriicke heavy ponton bridge


s S-Gesch ------- schweres Spitzgeschoss heavy pointed bullet
S.Sich ----------- Seitensicherung . flank protection
S.Sign ---------- Schallsignal ... sound signal
SS-Mann -- Schutzstaffelmann _._.. (SS) Elite Guard private
ss.MG -- -- iiberschweres Maschinen- superheavy (large caliber)
gewehr machine gun
SSO0--
--------- Siudsudost -.---- _----- south-southeast
S.S.P ----------- Sammelsanitatspark -... medical collecting depot
SS Pf ----------- SS und Polizeifuhrer... SS (Elite Guard) and Police
Commander
S.St ------------- Sammelstelle ---- collecting point; salvage
dump
sst.............. schriigstehend ---- ------ diagonal
S.St.A ----------- Schiffsstammabteilung_ _- cadre (naval)
SSW ------------ Suiidsuidwest -.-.- ------ south-southwest
SS. Wagen- besonders schwerer Giiter- especially heavy freight car
wagen
ST -- -- -- -- - Schliisseltrupp zur Bear- radiogram deciphering troop
beitung von Funksprii- (on sketches)
chen
S.T-- schnelle Truppen -.----- mobile troops
St -_---- Stab -----------.. .---- staff
st __ standig ---------------- permanent
St -------------- Stiirke. strength
St--------------- Stafette --------------- dispatch-radio; messenger
relay service
St--------------- Staffel ---------------- echelon; squadron (aviation);
detachment; ammunition
section
st _------------- staffelformig........... echeloned
St -------------- Stahl .................. steel
St ----------- -_ Stahlhelm ------------- Steel Helmet (organizationof
war veterans)
St _----- Stall - - - - -- - - - - - - -- -- - - - stable (on maps)
St ---.- . Stam m - _-------------- stem; cadre
St ------- Standarte ------------- standard; regiment of Storm
Troopers
- Stapel-- --------------- staple; dump
st -------------. _ stark ------------------ strong
st -- --------. __ starr -------------.---- rigid
__ Station ..--
---- -- -- station; depot
St --------- -- _- Staudruck.------------ dynamic pressure; impact
pressure (aviation)
ABBIREVIATIONS 179
st _----------- __ stehend... ......--- ...standing
st -- steif -- ..--........ stiff; rigid
st .. ___ steigend. .....-----..- rising; climbing
st stellen . to put; to place; to set
St Stellung . .---- . ......
position
St Stellvertreter r . deputy
.........
St . Stempel ......------ stamp
st sterben -.. to die
St Sterninot or_ . radial engine
St.. Steuer rudder; tax; heln controls
(aviation)
st stenern ....... to steer; to navigate; to
pilot
St Stoff stuff;
s.. material
st_ stoppen . ............ to stop
St Stoss-_ thrust
St Straf-_ . ------. punlishlment; sentence; pen-
alty
St ..- Strasse___ ---..... .... street
St -.... Stube .. room
St Stiick - ... ...
,piece; part
St .... Sttitze . ----.. ssul)l)ort
St Stunde_ -.... hour
St- Sturm-. storm; assault
St_ Sturz... .- . crash; dive; plunge
Sta. Stutzen_ short rifle
Sta - Stabsarzt captlain (Medical Corps)
..
Sta .. Standarte -..standard; regimellnt of Storm
l'roop)ers
Sta --- .-... Station ... . station; railroad stat1ion
St.A .A Stubenarrest, confihlemrelnt to (tuart ers
Staatsh . Staatsbahll federal railway
Stabsw. .. ... Stabswaehe . .headqularters com1lLpany
St. Abw Sturllabwelh r defense against assault
Stt. St~irke st rengt h
St/i. N chw_ -.- Stirkenachvecisling. statement of actual strength
Staff Staffel echelohl; squladron (aviation);
det achmient; almunition
sect ion
St.Afii Stab des Art ilIleriefiihrers_ staff of tilhe (divisimnal) artil-
lerv connrllialder
StAG Sturrnahwehrl geschliltz anti-assault gun
Stahlw Stahlwerk steel works
St.A1
.. stiller Alarm silent alarm
180 GE'RIAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

Stalag ----.--- Standlager --- ........- prisonter-of-war camp for en-


listed men
Stamni B ------- Stammbataillon ......... cadre battalion
Starnmbttr - Stammbatterie- ........ . cadre battery
Stamnml - Stammliste -. muster roll; cadre list -.......
Stammrolle - - .-- ---. register of recruits: name
roll (of a formation)
Stand - - -- - - Standarte -_ -.. standard; regiment of Siorm
Troopers
Stanldart enfiihre -r ----- (SA) regimental leader,
Storm Troops (equivalent
U. S. rank: colonel)
(SS) regimental commnander,
Elite Guard (equivalent
U. S. rank: colonel)
Stand.Ger ------ Standgericht. ...- court
. martial
Standorta .. Standortarzt_ garrison medical officer
Standortlaz
..... Standortla zarett -------- Kgarrison hospital
Standr ---- - -- Standrecht-... martial law
standr ------. - standrechtlich__ ...- by martial law
St. Angeh -.-.-.- Staatsangehbrigeer citizen; subject of a state
St. Angeh ----- Staatsangeh6rigkkeit.-. citizenship; nationality
Stap. -.--------- Stapel-........ ...... staple; dump
Stapellg Stapellegung-... laying of the keel
St. Apoth ------- St absapotheker_ ..--..... captain (Pharmacy)
St. Art ---------- Stell u ngsart illeri ie....... artillery in permanent em-
placements
StaStr ---------- Starkstromll_ high voltage
St.B ----------- Stamnmbatterie _ cadre battery
stB ------------- stenographischer Bericht. short hand report
Stb. -A---------- Stubenaltester_ _ man in charge of barracks
room
St. Batt ---------- Stabsbatterie. ...... headquarters battery
St.Bef ----------- Stabsbefehl ... . admninistrative order; head-
quarters order
Stbr ------ --- Steinbruch ----- quarry
Stbs ----- -- --- Stabs- _ .... staff; headquarters
Stbstr ----- --- Stabstrompeter leader of trumpeter-corps
(cavalry)
StbsW15 .-.-.- Stabswache
. . headquarters company
St. Ch --------- Stabschef ------ .- .- (SA) Chief of Staff, Storm
Troops (equivalent U. S.
rank: general)
ABBREVIATIONS 181
Stek ------- Stilck ,, piece; part
Std Stunde .. hour
/Std ----.-. - .... in der Stunde per hour
stdg - - staindig permanent
Std./Geseh w Stundengeschwindigkeit speed per hour
Stdkm .... Stundenkilometer ------ kilometers per hour
Std.L . Standlinie -------------- radio base line (air naviga-
tion)
stdl - -- - -- ....
_ stiindlich .. ... hourly
Stdort -.----- .-.. Standort garrison; station
'Stdort-Vet Standortveterinii r garrison veterinary officer
St.Dr Stacheldrah t, barbed wire
Std/sm Seemeilen in der Stulnde knots per hour
St.D.V Standortdienstvorschrift__ manual on garrison duty
steh.II .... stehendes Ileer standing army
Steig ---- Steigerung. increase; aullgmenation
Stei g... Steigung --------- ------ gradient; ascent,; rise; pitch
(aviation); inclile
Steigb........ Steigbtigel .... stirrup
Steigg........ - Steiggeschwiindigkeit ..- climbing speed; rate of cliint)
(aviation)
Steilf ----- Steilfeuer.. high-angle fire
Steilf. Gesch _ St.eilfeulergeschiitz high-angle glun
Steilh .. .-. Steilhang
. steep bank; precipice
Stei n br ---- .... Stein bruch - quarry
St.F
Fis .... Steigeisen . climbing iron
Stell ---- - StelluhIg -.- position; ermplacementt: line;
setting; stat ion: post;
rank; attitulde
Stell. Div . .-.. Stellungsdivision --.- front-line divisioiI; divisioni
in line
Stell. iKr Stellllngskrieg ..----
----- war of position
Stellv . Stellvertreter .......... deputy
stellv.K.A-... - stellvertretender Korps- deputy corps area surgeon
arzt
St.Ent.... Sturnmentfernung assault distance
Sterbl. Z - Sterblichkeitszifter mortality rate
St.F ------ Staffelfiihrer ------------ squadron'leader (aviation of-
ficer)
St.F .... St6rungsfeuer. - harassing fire (artillery);
strafing
Strffstbh .. ....... Staffelstab. divisional train command
Stf ------------- Stabsfiagge ........... staff flag
182 GERMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATDONS

stfr -------------- sturmfrei__ unassailable (well-fortified


-...........
against surprise attack)
St.Fu.St --------- Standortfunkstelle ... garrison radio station
Stg ------------- Stahlring ------------- ring of steel
stg ----- --------- steigend ------- ------ climbing; rising
Stg ------------ Stellung --------------- position; emplacement; line;
setting; station; post;
rank; attitude
Stg.Aufs --------- Stangenaufsatz -------- tangent sight; bar sight
St.G.B-....... Strafgesetzbuch -------- penal code
St. Gefr -------- Stabsgefreiter ---------- (corresponds roughly to U. S.
acting corporal)
St.G r ----------- Standesgrade -------- grade
Stg.Vis ---------- Stangenvisier ----------- tangent sight; bar sight
Sthg------------- Stielhandgranate ----- stick hand grenade; "potato
masher"
Stichpr ---------- Stichprobe ------------- spot check; sample at ran-
dom
Stickst ---------- Stickstoff -------------- nitrogen
Stielhgr ---- -- Stielhandgranate ----- stick hand grenade; "potato
masher"
ST K----------- schnelle Kavallerietrup- mobile troops (cavalry)
pen
St.K . Staffelkeil
..-
.------ -------------- squadron wedge (aviation)
St.KK----------- Strassenkommandantur_ _ road traffic control head-
quarters
St.K.............. Streitkrifte _---------- combat forces
Stkm ----------- Stundenkilometer ------- kilometers per hour
St.Kn -- --------- Steuerkniippel-------- joy stick (airplane); control
column
St. Kol ---------- Staffelkolonne ---------- squadron column (aviation)
St. Kol ---------- Sturmkolonne ---------- assault echelon
St.Kp --- ----- -- Stabskompanie --------- headquarters company
St.Kpf ---------- Stellungskampf --------- position warfare
St.Kr ----------- Stellungskrieg ---------- war of position
Stllv ----------- Stellvertreter ....... deputy
St. Ltg........... Stanmmleitung ..... __ trunk line (communications)
Stm _------------ Sturmmann --- _-_-_---- (SA) Storm Trooper (equiva-
lent U. S. rank: privatefirst
class); (SS) Elite Guard-
man (private first class)
St.N - __---- ----- St/rkenachweisung - - statement of actual strength
StO .-----------
Stabsoffizier ---------- staff officer; field officer
ABBREVIATIONS 183
St.O --- _-_---- Standort ------- --..--. garrison;
. station
st.o . --------- Standortailtester__..- - ....
garrison commander
StOArt -------- Stabsoffizier der Artillerie,. staff officer for artillery
Stofahr -------- Stabsoffizier der Fahr- staff officer for horsedrawn
truppen supply troops
Stoffgl - _------ Stoffgliederung - ......- classification
St.Offz ----. Stabsoffizier - - ..--... staff officer; field officer
Stokraft _-_---. -- Stabsoffizier der Kraft- staff officer for motor trans-
fahrtruppen port troops,
St.O.Laz - Standortlazarett__ .-.-..- garrison hospital
Stona ... - Stabsoffizier der Nach- staff officer for signal troops
St.O.Pf -------- Standortpfarrer_ garrison chaplain
St.O.Pi -------- Stabsoffizier der Pi toniere__ staff officer for combat en-
gineers
St.O.V -------- Standortverwaltun g -----_ garrison administration
St.O z --------- Stiller Ozean . Pacific Ocean
St.P ---------- Stiitzpunkt -- ... strong point; base'
st. Patr -_------ stehende Patrouilliec... _.. fixed patrol
St. Pers -------- __ Starnmpersonal__ cadre -......
St.PI.-------- - Stapelplatz ----- dump;l; depot -.....
Stpl ----------- Stempel stamp -___-._
St.PS --- _----- Steuerpferdestarke __-_ taxable horse power (motor -en
vehicles)
St.P.W. Stabspackwagen__ . ..... headquarters baggage-wagon
ST Pz schnelle Panzertru ppen___ mobile troops (panzer)
St.Q Stabs(luartier - - headquarters -......
St.R _ Stammrolle ----- register of recruits; nonlinal…...___
roll (of a formation)
Str ----------- Steuer ----- _-_- rudder; tax; helmn controls …..____
(aviation)
str _- - strafen .-..... to punish
Str.. Strand .-.-.-. shore; beach; coast
Str - - - - - Strasse _ - street
str _- strategisch ------- ....... strategic
Str Strebe _-- -- stay; brace; strut; support
(airplane construction)
Str Streife .--..... party; patrol; raiding
Str Streifen ...... band; strip; sector; lane
str - - streitbar fit for fighting; warlike; val-
iant
Str -----.-.-.- Streitkrtfte...... fighting forces
I For a comprehensive definition and discussion of Sti2tzpunkt, see MIS Special Series, No. 5, "The
Development of German Defensive Tactics in Cyrenaica---1941," p. 3.
184 GERMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

str _.-------- --- streng -------


_---.-. ----- severe; strict; stern; harsh
str... ------.-.-. - streuen -- _-_-_-_- _ _--
- - search and traverse
Str -- ------- Strom ----------------- current; stream; river
Str. A ..- --- Strafanstalt ............
prison; jail; penitentiary
Straf. Anst Strafanstalt ------------ prison; jail; penitentiary (on
maps)
Strassb --- -- Strassenbahn ---------- street car
Strat a- Stratosphare ----------- stratosphere
strat. B.......... strategische (Eisen-) Bahn strategic railroad
Strat.Ball Stratosphatrenballon stratosphere balloon
Strat. Flgz - -.----- Stratosphdrenflugzeug -.- stratosphere plane
strat. LP strategische Linie..... . strategic line
strategischer Punkt -.--- strategic point
strat. P-------
strat.P ------- strategischer Plan ----- strategic plan
strat.Z- - -_ - - strategisches Ziel strategic objective
Str.-B... Strassenbahn --------- street car
Str. B -- ---.---.. Strassenbau road construction
StrBef Strafbefehl ------------ sentence (by lower court)
StrBesch --- Strafbescheid ---------- sentence (by government de-
partment)
Str.B.Kp Strassenbaukompanie . road construction company
Strd .......... Strand... ... coast
Strd.Bttr -------- Strand batterie---------- shore battery (coast artillery)
Streuf -- -- - -- Streufeuer -------- _ _- -- corn bined traversing and
searching fire (artillery)
Str.F --
- ----- Streufeuer -- _ -- _ - _ -- comnbined traversing and
searching fire (artillery)
strf -- -- -- -- - -- -- sturrlreif . softened up for assault
Strg - - ---------- Streuung ... .. . dispersion (balli.stics)
St.Riem ..- -.-- Sturnriemen ----------- chin strap (of steel helmet)
Str.Korps .-- Streifkorps ------- ---. - raiding force; combined unit
for patrolling duties
Str. Kr --------- Strassenkreuzung ------- street intersection; cross-
roads
Str. Kr ---------- Streitkraifte - fighting forces
Str. N ---------- Strassennetz -_ .- - road netM ork; road system
Str.P.O-.....__ .... Strafprozessordnlu ng. - criminal code
Str.Pzkw -------- Strassenpanzerkraft- armored scout car
wagen
Str.Pzkw. Kp Strassenpanzerkraft- armnored scout-car company
wagenkompanie
Str. Pzkw .Zg --- Strassenpanzerkraft- armored scout-car platoon
wagenzug
StrR ------------ Strafrecht , ---- _- __--- Ipenal law
ABBREVIATIONS 185
,Str.Sp . . .- .....
. St rassenspinne ---- road junction
Str.Spr Strassensperre ---- -..... barricade
Str.T .- . Streckenzugtafel..
........ - - . .... traverse table (gunnery)
Str.V -........ .... - Strafvollstreckung - execution of sentence
ST Sch ............ schnelle SchiUtzentr uppen_ mobile troops (infantry)
St.Schl ........... Stellungsschlacht ..... position warfare
st.Sptr ...........---- stehender SpAihtrup p ----- fixed scout sq(uad
St.St.. .......... Staffelstab -. . ... divisional trainl commland
St.Stellg .......... Sturnmstelhlng-. .--- assault position
..
St.Str ............ Starkstrom ------ .-.-.-- high voltage
St.Tr ............ Stosstrupp ------- shock detachment: assault
detachment
St.Trt . .......... Stamnitruppenteil cadre unit
St.U............
-Stellungsunterschiec d .... perpendicular from hase
piece--aiillng circle---tar-
get line (artillery)
St.U............- - Stoppuhr -......… -. ...... stop watch
Stub.A .......... Stubenarrest
. -. -...... confinemnent to quarters
Stub. - -.......... Stubeiltester..... --... man in charge of barracks
room
Stubaf ---------- Sturmbannfilhrer .-...- (SA) battalion leader, Storm
Troops (equivalent U. S.
rank: m.ajor); (SS) battalion
commander, Elite Guard
(equit'alenl U. S. rank:
major)
Stiitzp - .------... Stiitzpuinkt .... s...... sitrong poinlt; base (see note,
p. 18.)
Stuf … …-------
Sturinffihrer. (SA) comnlpany leader, Stormn
Troops (equ.ivalent U. S.
rank: 1st lieutenant)
Stu. Gesch Sturmgeschfitz _-- -. assault, gun
Stu.H. Sturmhaubitze- - -. -- assaullt howitzer
Stuka . Sturzkampfflugzelug dive boImber
Sturmnthptf - - -. Sturmhauptfiihrer_ -.-.- (SA) chief company-lhader,
Storm Troops (equivalent
U. S. rank: captain)
Sturminf -----. Stn rminfanterie .. …... shock infantry; assault in-
fantry
StY.-...... Stabsveterin/ar ...... captain (Veterinary Corps)
Sty -.---- - -- - - Stellvertreter ------ - .--- deptuty
St.V.O ---------- Strassenverkehrsordr nung_ traffic regulations
St.V.Z.O -------- Strassenverkehrszulassungs- ordinance for the operation of
ordnung motor vehicles
186 GEIRMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

Stw_------------ Stabswache ---- ____ headquarters company


St. W ----------- Staffelwinkel ----------- open squadron angle (avia-
tion)
St. W -- ---- Stallwache ------------- stable guard
St.W --- ----- Stellungswechsel --------- shift of position; change of
position
St.Z------------- Stabszahlmeister -_--- civilian official of the Army
Finance Department with
equivalent rank of captain
Stzbomb -------- Sturzbomber ------------ dive bomber
St.Zm ---------- Stabszahlmeister --_----- civilian official of the Army
Finance Department with
equivalent rank of cap-
tain
St.t
.-----
Z-----t Steigzeit --------------- time of climb
s .-
u.......... siehe unten ------------- see below
S.U --. ---------- Sonnenuntergang -------- sunset
subm ------------ submarin.............. submarine
sUdd............ suddeutsch ------------ South German
stidl ------------- siudlich ---------------- southern
sudl.Br ---------- suidliche Breite ---------- southern latitude
sudw ------------ sfidwArts --------------- southward
Siidw.. Siidwesten --------- ---- southwest
S.u.E.-Gerdat Sende- und Empfangsgerat transmitting and receiving
apparatus
S.V -------------- Selbstverwaltung ------- autonomy
s.v.a -----.---- soviel als --- ---------- as much as
S.Verst ---------- Selbstverstuimmelung --- self-mutilation
SVG ------------ Soldatenversicherungsge- soldiers' insurance law
setz
S.V.w.--_-----_--- soviel wie -------------- as much as
S.W --- _-_----- Scheinwerfer ----------- searchlight; headlight
S.W -- _--------- Scheinwerferzug ------ searchlight platoon
S.W
W---------- Schmiedewagen -------- forge, wagon
S W ------------- Siudwest ---------------- southwest
sw.------------- siidwestlich ------------ southwestern
S.W.Abt --------- Scheinwerferabteilung - - - searchlight detachment
S-Wagen ------ Giuterwagen ------------ 2-axle freight car with iron
side-supporting-bars, de-
tachable wall, suitable for
carrying rails
s.W.G ------------ schweres Werfergerat ---- Iheavy mortar equipment
S.W. Zg--
--------- siehe weiter unten------- see further down
S.W.Zg ----------- Scheinwerferzug ----- Isearchlight platoon
ABBREVIATIONS 187
SWz S.------- --- Siidwest zu Siid . . southwest by south
SWz W Sidwest zu West__ .-
---------- ...southwest by west
SZ -------------- Schnellzug ------- ...... -express train
S.Z ---------- Selbstzerleger _... ....... self-destruction charge (pro-
jectiles)
Sz .......-- -- Sitzzahl ......... ..... -seating capacity (aviation)
SZ -------------- Spielmannszug -.-. fife and drum corps
S-Zerl .---------- Selbstzerleger -- _- ...... self-destruction charge (pro-
jectiles)
S.Zg ------------ Sekundenzeiger --- second hand (timepiece) -.....

T
T ----------------------------- air base (conventional sign in
double circle)
-....-. Giiterwagen mit Selbst- freight car with self-loading
ladeeinrichtung installation
..... Tauschung.. ... deception; fraud; illusion
T _-- - ...... Tag -.--------.-.-.-.-- day
T Tagesbefehl ----- -------- order of the day
T -- Tank tank
..--.------------
.-.... Tapferkeits - Medaille; medal or decoration for valor
Tapferkeitsorden
T --- - - - ......
T Tasche ----- - ..- .. pocket
.- . Technik
... ------- ----- -. technilque; technology
Techniker --------------- technician
technisch --- -_ _-_------ technical
Teil ----- _-_-_--- --- -- part; element; component;
piece
T ------------. Teilring --------------- gra(lllated ring; azilmuth
drumi; micrometer ring;
dial
'I'Telefon -------- _ _--
- - teleplhone
T _- Telegraf ------.-.-.-.-- telegraph
t - ...... telegrafisch telegraph ic
T ........... 'ITemperatur temperature
Tenlder - tender (boat or train,)
T ........... Termin --- - -- - - term; date; hearing (law)
t --... tief .... . .. ....._ . deep; low
T.. . Tiefdecker ----- low-wing monoplane
T I . Titel .. . _.... title
t-- ._... Tonnlle -------------- nletric ton (2,205 pounds)
T ------- .-- - T'opograf ------ ----- topographer
T _------ -.-.- Topographie; topograph- topography; topographic
isch
188 GERMAN MlILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

Torpedo . -----------.
- torpedo
T __________-_-___ Torpedoboot ----------- torpedo boat
Torpedoflugzeug --------- torpedo plane
Touren _--------------- revolutions
Tross ------ _-- train
T ----.-.-.-.--.-- Transport _---------- transport; conveyance
T a.........-
T _- -
- - - - - ----- - Treffpunkt. point of impact (ballistics)
Treib- ---------.-.-.-. - propelling; driving
Trieb-______ .. driving
T . A......
Triebwagen ------------ self-propelled railroad car
T__ Trupp - - ....- ------- party; detail; troop
T__ Truppendienst ------. duty with troops
Truppengerat .... -. troop equipment
Turbine - . turbine
Turm-in....-----.-.- tower (on mnaps); turret
Taf -------------- Lufttechnische Akademnie_ Technical Aeronautic Acade-
my (insignia on shoulder
Tag-P
- ------ straps)
Tank --------- -- tank
Tarnung --- .---..--. camouflage
takt .-...... Tabelle .-...... table; list
taglich -l---- ......-- daily
Tausch T'i usch ung ..-.....-deception; fraud; illusion
Tals ____- ---- - ---
Tafel -- .--... I table; chart; index; diagram
Tag --------.---. .------. day
Ta. M------------- Tagegeld ------- ..---..- daily allowance
Tagposten -.- ..---.. day post
Tankabwehrkano e____ ... antitank gun
Tak-Kp.--------- Tak-Kompanie__ antitank company
T akt -------------
Ta.N....... Taktik -- - - tactics
Takt.L
Tarn -----------
....... Takt ikleh rer . teacher of tactics
taktische Lage tactical situation
takt. tb.R taktische burngsrreise tactical route march
taktische tbungsiritt. tactical practice ride
Takzug _ - - - ... . antitank platoon
Talsohle -------- bottom of valley
Talsp ------------ Talsperre ----- ... dam
Talsp.-S --------- Talsperrensee - - lake
l... formed by daR -...
(on
maps)
Tarnmittel . .. camouflage
.. material
Ta.N
..........--- Tarn netz . . .
-.. camouflage
. net
T arn -------------- Tarnung - . camouflage
Tasch -........... Tasche ------- pocket -......
ABBREVIATI0ONS 189
Tasch. M-___ .... Taschenmunitionl ....... small arms ammunition in
pouches
Taus Tausend
-.........
--- thousand -......
T.B.............. Tuberkulose -.-- .- ..... tuberculosis
Tb ------------ Turbine... - - turbine
T.-Bed --- --- - Tagesbedarf ----.. ...... daily requirements
T.B.F ------ _---- Turmbeobachtuntl gsfern- turret observation telescope
rohr
T.Br --- Tankbrigade ----- tank brigade
tch _-_- - technisch --- ----- technical
T.D _-.-. -.-.--- Tiefdecker ------- ------ low-wing monoplane
td f ---- - - - - - - -- - -
tropendieinstfibhig__ fit for service in the tropics
(Africa)
T.D.F ---------- _ Tropendienstf/ihigkeit__ - availability for tropical serv-
ice
T dr ------------- Tender ---------- ----- tender (boat or train)
t.E - - - - taktischle Einheit - tactical unit
t.E. Ball.Zug ------ technischer Ersatzballon- technical replacemenltt train-
zug ing balloon platoon
Techn Technik --------------- technique; technology
Techn.Insp ------- Techniseher Inspektor --- technical inspector
Techn. Nh -------- Technische Nothilfe ----- Technical Ernergeilcy Serv-
ice
Techn. Ob.Insp .. Technischer Oberinspek- chief technical inspector
tor
Techn.Offz ------- Technischer Offizier -.--- technical officer
techn.Schwd ------- technische Scllwadron.. technical troop (car.vlry)
techn.Tr ---------- technische Trul)pen ----- techrnical troolps
Teilg - ---- - T'eilh ng ---- ----------- division; separation
Teilm -- Teilmnantel ------ ---. senmi-jacketed (bullet)
Teiln.. --- Teilneh rner ---------- participant
teilw ------------ teilw eise ------------- partial; in part; partly
Teilz ------------- Teilzahlung -.... .-----
part-paymr niet
T.-Einn ------- Tageseinnahnme --------- receipts of the day
Tel .-. Telofon_ .... telephone
Tel
Tel ---------------- Telegraf.. telegraph
tel telegrafisch -_--- _ _-.- - telegraphic
Tel ---- ---------- Telegranmm - .. telegram
TelA Telegrafcilarnlt .... telegraphl office
Tel. Insp - Telegrafelinlspektor__ telegrap)h inspector
Tel .Kp --------- Telegrafenk onlpanlie . telegraph company
Tel-Ob-Bauf -- Telegrafen-Oberbaufuihrer- telegraph construction squad
engineer
516560' -- 43-13
190 GERMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

Tel. St -------- Telegrafenstation ------- telegraph station


Tel. Vt ----------- Telegrafenverwaltung ---- telegraph administration
Temp ----------- Temperatur __-----
---- temperature
Tend-Tendendz -------- ___--- tendency
Tend ---- _------- Tender ----------------- tender (boat or train)
Teno ___---------- Technische Nothilfe--___ Technical Emergency Serv-
ice.
Term ___---- ----- Terrin _------ ------- term; date; hearing (law)
Terr ------------ Terrasse ------------. terrace
Terr ------------ Territorium ------------ territory
Terr.G1 ---------- territoriale Gliederung - territorial organization
TF ------------- Telefunken ---------- trade name of German wire-
less-telegraph company
tf --------------- tief _.._----------
---- _ deep; low
T.F ----------- Tiefenfeuer ------------- searching fire
TF ------------- Tragtierfiihrer __...... _ pack animal leader
T.F -------- ----- Transportfiihrer -- ------ officer in charge of a military
transport
T.F ---------- Truppenfiihrer -- _----- commander of a task force
T.F ------------ Truppenfiihrung -------- tactical command; leader-
ship
TF --- __-_-_---- Truppffihrer ----------- troop leader
T-Falle ---------- Tankfalle.. .........-.-- tank trap
T.f.d. Gstb-------- Taschenbuch fiir den Ge- pocket manual for the gen-
neralstabsoffizier eral staff officer
T-Flugzeug Torpedoflugzeug _-_----- torpedo plane
T-Fluwa -_---- Tagflugwache -- _-_----- daylight spotting post
Tg _-- Tag ---------- _-_-_---- day
Tg.BB---_._..... Tagbomber --_-_-_-_--- daylight bomber
Tg.Bef Tagesbefehl_ _ _ _....... order of the day
Tg.Bo ----------- Tagbomber _---_-__ .._- daylight bomber
tgl ------ _-_-_--- taiglich ----------------- daily
Tg.MM---_...... Tagmarsch; Tagesmarsch day march; day's march
Tgr _------------ Telegrafie -- ----
---- telegraph
Tgt ----.-.-.-.-
_ Tragtier - --- .---- - -- pack animal
T.H _-_-- ____--- Technische Nothilfe --.- Technical Emergency Serv-
ice
T h -------_ - _---- Theodolit -------------- theodolite
T h ------- ----- Theorie ---- ---- ---- - theory
T.EI
.. _...... Turnihaubitze --------- -howitzer in turret
Therm -------- Thermometer -------- -thermometer
Thi ir ---------- Thuringien ---- - Thuringia
Tief - Tiefen-_- -............. idepth
Tiefangr --------- Tiefangriff --- -- - ---.. ] low-flying attack
ABBREVIATIONS 191
Tiefd ----------- Tiefdecker ------------- low-wing monoplane
Tief.Gl1 --------- Tiefgliederung ---------- distribution in depth
Tief.St -- -- -- Tiefenstaffelung -------- echelonment in depth
Tief. Z.. Tiefenzone ------------- defensive zone
Tilg Tilgung-- ------ ------ exterminlation; eradication
Tit ------------- Titel ------------------ title
T.I.W ----- ---- Train - Instandsetzungs- train-repair workshop
Werkstatt
T k -------------- Tank................. tank
TK Turmkanone ----------- gun in turret
Tkst ------------ Tankstelle - filling station; gas station
T L --- --- _--- - Taschenlampe ----------- flashlight
T 1i-- - -- - - T eil ----- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - part; element: comnpollent;
piece
T.L -------------- Torpedolaboratorium - torpedo laboratory (Kiel)
T.L ------------- Truppenlehrer . __.. military instructor
TI,Blatt - - Taschenlamnpenbat terie_ __ flashlight battery
Tlbn --- -- -- - Taschenlampenbatterien__ flashlight batteries
Tin Taschenlampen .------- flashlights
Tin Teilnehmer .. participant
TM............. Tapferkeitsmedaille. medal for valor
tm - - - - - teilmotorisiert -.. partly motorized
TM Torpedomechaniker -.. torpedo mechanic
T/M in ---------- Touren in der Minute.. revohltions per minulute
T-Mine --------- Tellermine --.- flat percussion-type antitank
m ine
tmot ------------ teilmotorisiert ----- partly motorized
T-Mun ......... Tank-Munition .... tank ammunition
T.N............ Technische Nothilfe -.-.- Technical Emergency Serv-
ice
T.N.A.------ - Truppennachrichten- signal communications bat-
abteilhng talion
T.N.V -----.- - - rruppennachrichten- signal communilnications unit
verband
T.O.... _........ rechnischer Offizier technical officer
T.O.... _........ Teerofen -. tar works (on maps)
To..... _._...... Tonne ---------------- ton (1000 kilograms or about
2205'pounds avoirdupois)
TO ------------- Transportoffizier ------- transport officer
TOBF -_-_-----_ Telegrafen-Oberbaufiih- telegraph construction squad
rer engineer
Tonn ----------- Tonnage -...- tonnage
Top ------------- Topograph topographer
192 GE:RMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIIONS

Top -...... Topographic; toppgraph- topography; topographical


isch
Torn - Tornister ....---..- pack; knapsack
Torn. Fu. Ger_ Tornisterfunkggerit ----. portable radio set
Torn. Fu.Tr_ Tornisterfunkt trupp . portable radio detachment
Torp .-.. Torpedo- ..... .......... torpedo
Torp.Flgz Torpedoflugzei ig .torpedo plane
Torp. Lab Torpedolabora toriumnl -- torpedo laboratory (Kiel)
Torp. Mot. Bt. Torpedomotor boot. torpedo motor boat
tot - - - total -------. ........... total; complete
Tot - Toter------ .---..---.- dead person
tot.Kr - totaler Krieg total war
tot. Mob totale Mobilmniachungr.. total mobilization
tot. P.. toter Punkt_ ......_ .. dead center; dead point
Tot-V -- Totalverlhist total loss
tot.W toter Winkel dead angle
Tp - Torpedo, -- ,.. torpedo
....
t.P..- trigonometrisclher 'lukt . trigonometrical point (on
maps)
tp .--.. tropenfest heat-resisting
Tp ----- ......... Tropenrnunit io n ........ tropical ammunition
T.p.M Teile pro I\lilli( on. . ..parts per million
T.p. Min Touren in der Mlinulte
. . revolutions per ninullte
Tpp . Trupp. ... ..... troop; party; detail
T. ..
t Tankregiment_ tank regiment
........-.
Tr - .Tralb: Traber trot; trotter
Tr Trager ..... carrier; prop; girder (avia-
lion)
tr ------ ....... tragbar. ..---....... portable
'Train -------- train
Tr ----- Traktor . tractor
Tr -- Transformat or transformer
Tr Transport . transport; conveyance
tr t reffen ........ . to hit (gunnery); to meet
Tr Treffer_______. ..-...... hit (gunnery)
Tr - - -- Treib-_-.. ........ propelling; driving
Tr.
Treibladung . propellant charge
Tr Trennschnit.... .......... cross section; chamber (ex-
Tr... plosive)
Tr -- ....... Trennung . .......... division; dividing
Tr ... Tross . ........... supply train; field train
Tr .--. rrupp- . ........ party; detail; troop
Trag .. Trager ---- carrier; prop; girder (avia-
tion)
ABBREVIATIONS 193
Tragf... _ Tragfahigkeit -- ---- carrying capacity
Tragf I-------- - Tl'ragfliigel --------- Vwirlg (aviation)
Tragschr'_ - - _ Tragsclhraib
l er gyroplane; autogyro
Tragt ---..---... Tragtier... pack animal
I ragw .------- Tragweite ---------- range; significance; bearinlgs
train . . trainieren.
.......... to train
Traj Trajekt ferry
Trakt Traktor .. tractor
transatl . transatlamntiscbh ..___. transatlantic
Tralsp. Transport transport; conveyalnce: car-
rier
Transp. F .. 'I'ransport fihllrer officer in charge of a mlilit ary
tIransport
T'r. Arzt ......... Tr uppenarzt .. __ _ medical o ffieer withll troops
Tr. Ausw ...._-
- Trupl)pelnasweis -.... __ ilitary idtellt ifi cat ion palnpr
Tr.B -- --------.. T'Irefferbild plotted hits
Tr. Bef ----------- Truppenbefehl milit arv order
Tr.Befh . . Truppelnbefehllshaber
........ coImllmnalnder
IT.lbl.F - .-. 'Turinrullndl()lickfelrnroih turret paloranmiic telescope
Trbst .-....-...... Ireibstoff .. fuel
Tr. Dst, -.------ -'lrulppendlielst _duty with troops
Tr.E -------- Truppeneinteil ng. disposition of troops; tact ical
organization; organization
for combat
Tr.IEint Truppneeinteilnmg (dispositionl of trool)s; tactical
organizat ion; organization
for comllbat
Treff ... T...
reffer . hit (guLnncry)
Treffiihigk Treffahigkeit accuracy of fire; striking
accuracy
Treffwahlrsch Treffwaahrscheinlich keit hittinlg pro)al)ility; I)roblal)le
percelltage of hits
Trens.Z ... Trensenziigel . . snaffle rein
Tr.F .. . Truppenfuilrer conmnander
Tr. FM. Tragfliigel wing (aviation)
Tr. Fz .. ruppenfahrzeug troop carrier
Trgf . Tragfahigkeit . carrying capacity
Tr.G . Truppelngliedernilg organization of troops; for-
mnation of troops
Trgw . Tragweite. range; significance; bearings;
span (of bridlge)
Triebkr . Triebkraft driving power
trig.P , trigonometrischer Punkt_ trigonometrical point (on
rmaps)
194 GE~RMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATrON'S

Tr.Kch-_----- --- Truppenkiche -------- troop kitchen; field kitchen


Tr.Kdr -- - Truppenkommandeur- commander
Tr.L .. .. ..- Trennungslinie..- __.. line of demarcation
Tr.Ldg-- Treibladung ----.---- propelling charge
Tr. Lehr Truppenlehrer ------- military instructor
Tr.Lsch --------- Truppenluftschutz- -.- military air protection; aerial
defense
Tr. Mldg .---.---- Truppenmeldung unit report
Tr. Nachr.V ------ Truppennachrichtenver- communications detachment
band
Trop--------- .. Tropen ----------------- tropics
trop.df - .-..-.- tropendienstfahig -.------- fit for service in the tropics
(Africa)
Trop.Hm.._ Tropenhelm ------------ sun helmet
Tr. P-. Treffpunkt -------------- point of impact
Trsp ---- -- ------ Transport ------- -..- - transport; carrier
Trsp. Bew ------- Transportbewegung ------ transport movement
Trsp.F ---------- Transportftihrer ------ officer in charge of a mili-
tary transport
Trt ------------- Tragtier --------------- pack animal
Trt.Kol --------- Tragtierkolonne ----- pack animal train
Tr.T.----------. T'ruppenteil ------------ unit
Tr. Trsp --------- Truppentransport ....... transportation of troops
Tr..tP1.-.. , Truppenuibungsplatz ----- drill ground; training area
Truf ------------ Truppfuhrer ------- (SA) platoon leader, Storm
Troops (equivalent U. S.
rank: 1st sergeant)
Tr. V. P1--------- Truppenverbandplatz - dressing station
Trw-------------- Treffwahrscheinlichkeit hitting probability; proba-
ble percentage of hits
TrWg ----------- Trieb-wagen ---------- self-propelled railroad car
Tr.Z ------ - Truppenzeichen ------- conventional signs or troop
symbols
T-S ----------.. Talsperre.. __.. dam
Tsd --------------- Tausend _____ . __.. thousand
Tsp -. - -- __ Talsperre.......... dam
T-Staffel .- -.--- Torpedoflugzeugstaffel ... torpedo plane squadron
T.St. R. Nr ----- T ru pp enstammrollnum- unit roll number
iner
TTT --- - Sicherheitsmeldung -- weather warning signal (avia-
tion)
Tuberk________ . _ Tuberkulose . tuberculosis
T.Vtb.PI ----- Truppeniibungsplatz ... - drill ground; raining area
ABBREVIATIONS 195
tunl............. tunlich, tunlichst ------- feasible; most feasible
Turb -- --- Turbine ---------------- turbine
Turin-MG Turmmaschinengewehr -_ turret machine gun
T.V---- Truppentransportvor- troop transportation regu-
schrift lations
T.V ------------- Truppenvermessu n g s- surveying service (artillery)
dienst
T.V.P ----------- Truppenverbandplatz . aid station (combat)
T.W - - - - - Turmwarte .. observation towxer (on maps)
T.Z ----------.-. - Tagesziel . day's objective
T.Z -- Teilringzahl ... micrometer setting
T.Z.F Turmzielfernrohr... turret telescopic sight
U
u um -.. about; around
Umlaufmotor ----------- rotary engine
-. . .und - - - - - - - - - and
U -------- Unfall .---- accident
Uniform .. . uniform
U---------- .... untauglich fur Wehr- unfit for military service
dienst
Unter-
. under; beneath; subordinate
U ---------- U nterkunft -.------------- billet; accommodation; shel-
ter
U........--- Unteroffizier ------------ noncommissionled o ffi c e r;
sergeant (corresponding
rouglhly to U. S. sergeant)
U-.------------- Unterrichtsmunition -.... practice amulnunition; drill
ammunition
U ......---...... Unterschied -..-. - difference
U ,in.... lUnterseeboot ---------- submarine; IJ-boat
UI ..... IJnterstand . dugout; shelter
u.a ------- und andere - - and others
U.A ------------ - Unterabschnitt ---------- subdivision of a sector
u.a .. _- unter anderen.-.
...-------- among others
U. A ...... ters...
Unterseebootsabwehr r.. defense against submarines
U.Abt Unterabteilung --- subdivision
U.Abt ----------- UInterseebootsabteilung_ submarine detachment
u.a ----- _------- und iihnliches -..... and the like
U.A.K ---------- Unterabschnittskom- sub-sector commander
mandeur
U.Arzt --..-..- Unterarzt- .. medical officer aspirant
Ubtsabt --------- Unterseebootsabteilung_ submarine detachment
196 GERMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

u.dgl -- und dergleichen_ -....... and the like


u.d.M___.. unter dem Meeresispiegel__ below sea level
Ud.S.S.R_ Union der Soz'ialisten Union of Socialist Soviet
Sowjetrepublike eIn Republics
uiber ..------ - -....... above; over
ii _---… - iiberschwer- . .-....- superheavy
iib------ iiber ..... ........ above; over
tbereinkominen_ ....... agreement
tYb__ U bergang ------- -------. crossing; level crossing (rail-
road); transition
Ub - - -- t.berschreitung___ --.--- .crossing; transgression
.tbersicht ------- ..---.- survey; synopsis; summary
. bung ------- ....... drill; maneuver; exercise;
practice
....... tbungsmunition -.-.-.- blank ammunition; practice
ammunition
VbAnl .. thbungsanlage ....... planning of field practice
th>.A 1l __. __-blungsanleitllng - --..- field practice regulations
tt).Beg . ... V._
t)ungsbeginn ...-
-.. start of practice drills
tb.Best . tThungsbestiminmil gen --- field practice regulations
lMhereinlk _?bereinkonmen__ ......- agreement
Ubtereink. tbereinkunift ---- ....... arrangement
Mtl)erfahrt .----.. crossing; passage
ttberf - Mtberfall -------- raid; surprise attack
tberf t berfiihrulng - ......- crossing; transfer
.tberfliigell ng ---- ......
oultfianking
Uberfl.. t'herfluss ....... ------. abundance
tberg. fl. el:rgahe_ .. .-...- surrender; capitulation
ttbergew _ behrgewicht. overweight; preponderan lce
Utberg.z. R Ubergang zur Itllh e ..-. transition to rest periodl; comn-
ing to rest
Vberl..- .. Pberliiufer- - - -- deserter
Vberl
tUberl -. .- .....
_.. tiberlassung ... .-..... cession; yielding
fhberlastung overstrain; overburdening
- -
tUberl -.- tUherlegenheit.. . superiority,
tVberL
Vh)erpr --
_ _---- tberlieferung_. -.-.-. tradition; surrender
Uberi ----- ---- tbernachtu ng --- ...... spending the night; shelter-
ing
- Tbernahme ----- ...... taking over; taking posses-
sion
tVberpreis ------- ....... overprice; excessive price
th)erpr --.
Cherr t berpriifung -..- examination; check-up
t'berr_ tVberraschung .... . surprise
Uberr-... U berredung ------- ..... persuasion
ABBRlEVIATIONS 197
tberr .... t'berreichung___ .---.... presentation; handing over
Vbers ---. Jbersee . .- overseas
uibers ------ ibersetzen -___. 'to cross (a river); to trans-
late
tVbers .tbersetzer -..... ...----. translator
(tbersch .tberschAitzung -. ..... overestimation; overrating
tVbersch .Jberschiessen firing beyond the target
Vtberschw__ ........ U berschwemnmlln g ....... flooding; overflowing; inun-
dation
iiberschm. M [G__ iiberschweres Ma&
schinen- superheavy mnachine giun
gewvehr
Vtbers.K --. . bersichtskarte_ ......
- index map (to a series of
maps)
tCbertr - .- ... ttbertragung ... transmission; trallscription
ttl)ertr thertreibulng.. exaggeration
tbertr -... .hbertretulng.. .. violation; transgression
thberv -- e..rvolkerlg . ...... excess of popllation; over-
population
Vtb)erv -.. . )bervorteilmg__ ______.. imrposition; overreaching
therw - _ t berweisun g... ___.____ transfer; conviction
ttherw_ Vberwinterung - hibernationl
tTberw. Bttr_ thberwachungsbat Lterie observation battery
uberz ----- ....... . iiberzahlige -- ---- ,.-..__ surphlus; supernllllllrary
Uberz ----- tUberzahl-------- ....... surplus; superior imll)ier (of
forces)
tberz tberzeugung -__- .-.. _- conlviction
tb. Flgz -. bgsflugzeug_ - ........
llll training planle
Vtb.Fz-- CUbulgsfahrzelug_ ..... - _training velicle
Ub.Gr ..... Ublnmbgsgranate_
t. practice shell
ibl... .iberland-. . overland
tb.Ldg_ - t. bungsladung -_ -.. ....
practice charge
Vtb.M,g .. bungslager .. training camp
tb.M. ....-. (tbungsmarsch-_ .. practice march; route march
ttV). Mt tll ungsmine ---- _-- -- (dumluniy (training) mine
ttb. Mun --- Ubungsmunition - -[] - ~blank ammunition; practice
ammunition
ltb.P1 _-__ -..... tUbungsplatz ---- ....... drill ground; training ground
t b.Pl.Kdo - ..-... t)bungsplatzkomnoando~__ drill ground headquarters
tJb.PI.Kdt- .---- Kommandant des Trup- commander of the drill
penfibungsplatzees ground
tUb.Pse - .---.- tibungspause -.- ... _rest
.... period during training
Vb. RI-- --.... tVbungsreise ...... tactical ride
thbs .-... - tbersetzung .... translation; crossing (a river)
]tb.Spr.K__. .- tbungssprengkOrIpier.. dummy blasting charge
198 GEaRMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATION1S

ttbst------------- t bergangsstelle- --... crossing point


Ub. Shg --------- t¢bungss tiel handgranate - practice stick hand grenade
Ub.Tg -------__ tbungstag -------------- drill day
{Yb.Tp ---------- tYbungstorpedo ----__--- training torpedo; dummy
torpedo
tbtr _--tt----- -- Ubertragung--...... transmission; transcription
tbtr ----------- _ tYbertreibung _--------- exaggeration
[tbtr ----------- _ Ubertreuing ----------- violation; transgression
tCt --- __.----- -_ tberlagerungsfrequenz___ heterodyne frequency
ii. MG _--------.. iiberschweres Maschinen- superheavy machine gun
gewehr
t. Pi -- _-------- tYbungsplatz ----------- drill ground; training ground
iischw __--u----- fiberschwer __........ superheavy
IJf -. Unterteldwebel _--------- (corresponds roughly to CT. S.
sergeant)
IT.F-........... UInterfuihrer _------------ subordinate commander
ITffz . -........_ IUnteroffizier _--- _- __--- noncommissioned officer;
sergeant (corresponding
roughly to U. S. sergeant)
Uffz. Anw .--- Unteroffizieranwarter - noncommissioned officer as-
pirant
ITffz.D.R -.------ Unteroffizier der Reserve_ reserve noncommissioned oi-
ficer
Uffz.v.D .------..
Unteroffizier vom Dienst- noncommissioned officer on
duty
Uf.Schn.St ---- _--- Uferschnellsteg ---------- hasty landing bridge
U.Fw ----------- Unterfeidwebei ---------- (corresponds roughly to U. S.
sergeant)
ugesch ---------- ungeschiitzt ------------- unprotected
ugf ----- _-_----- ungefahr ----- _-_-_-_-_ approximately; about
U.K .. - Umgebungskarte -------- position sketch; map of im-
mediate vicinity
Uk _-- - - Umzugskosten.......... moving costs
uk . , unabkommlich.......... indispensable; subject to oc-
cupational deferment
u.M _--_ unter dem Meeresspiegel. below sea level
umnf............. umfangreich ..... voluminous
umf...___... umfassend ------------- extensive; comprehensive;
enveloping
Umg ------------ Umgang detour
umg----------- _ umgeiindert ------- __--- changed; altered; converted
(amm unition)
Umg-.. . Umgebung
......... ------------- vicinity
ABBREVIATIONS 199
Umg.Bew -------- Umgehungsbewegung_ turning moveilent: flanking
nloveln!ent
Umg. K --------- Umgebungskarte ------ position sketch; nmapl of iml-
mediate vicinity
ming. Man _------ Umgehungsiman6ver --- outflanking manleuver
Umgr ____-_-_-_-_ Umgruppierung - regrouping; re(dist ribut ion of
forces
umh -__-_-_-_-_ umhanigen ...----. to sling (packs or rzfles)
U/M in ---------- Umdrehungen in der Min- revolutions per minlute
ute
Umkr ----------- Umkreis .-................
surround(ing envirolnlenit
Uml ------------ Um lauf --------------- circulation; rotat ion; revolul-
tion
Uml. Mot ........ Umlaufmotor ----------- rotary engine
Umw ------------ Umweg ----------------- detour
Un - - - - - - - - - -- - - Uniform --------------- uniform
Unabh ---------- Unabhiingigkeit -------- independence
unangr_---------- unangreifbar ------------- unassailable: impn)regnable
unausg ----------- unausgebildet ----------- untrained
unbed ----------- unbedeutend ----------- insignificant
unhed ----------- unbedingt -------------- unconditional; absolute
unbef _. ...... unbefestigt ------------ unfortified; open
unbek -----.----- unrbekannt ------------- unknowln
Unbek.Sold Unbekannter Soldat .. unknownl soldier
unbem ---------- unbemannt ------------ unmanned
u nbeinm---------- unbeemerkt . ............. unnoticed
unbeob ---------- unbeobachtet ----------- unobserved
unbes ----------- unbesetzt -------------- unoccupied
unbesch --------- unbeschaidigt ---------- uninjured; undamaged
u n besch ---------- unbeschaiftigt ---------- unemployed
unbesch --------- unbeschutzt ----- _----- unprotected
unerl ------------ unerlaubt ------------- forbid den
u nerl ------------ unerledigt.............. unsettled
unerpr.-- ------- unerprobt ------------- not tested; untried
unerr _ .---------
unerreichbar ----------- unattainable; inaccessible
uiners -------____ unersetzlich ------------ irreparable
unerw ----- _-_-_-_ unerwartet _-_-___----- unexpected
Unff-----_----
-- Unfall ----- _------ -..-
- accident
unf __ 1
unfahrbar -- ----------- impassable
ung -____--- -___1ungiinstig ....---------- urnfavorable
ungb.-.......... ungangbar ------------- im passable
ungeh .......- - ungehorsamrn ---------- disobedient
ungen.-......... tingenau -- _-_---------- inaccu rate
200 GERMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATION~S

ungep- _........ ungepanzert --------- ___ without armor; unarmored


unges _---------- ungesetzlich --------- unlawful; illegal
unges ---------- ungesichert -.......... unsecure
unges ..------- _ ungesund ----------- unhealthy
ungesch .---. ungeschitzt --------- unprotected
u ngez_ _ ungezielt ------------
... unaimed
ungez ... ungezogen -- - unrifled
ungf ...---- ungefaihr -...-- ___ approximately; about
unh - -.-.- unhaltbar.------ untenable; indefensible (posi-
tion)
Unif ----. Uniform........... uniform
unk -. unkundig ------- --.. ignorant
unl - - - - - - - - - - - - - unloslich - - insoluble
unpass ----- unpassierbar ..-....... impassable
unt - -------.-- unter --- -- tinder
Unterg ......... Untergalng __ decline; fall; ruin
UIntergb .. Untergebener ----- subordinate
unterh - unterhalb . below; beyond
Unterk.Grr Unterkunftsgruppe -. billeting party
Untern Unternehmnu ng .. enterprise
Unterord --------- Unterordnung --- subordination
Unterr --------- Unterredung.. conversation
Unterr- - - .- -..- Uncerrichtsmunition practice ammunition; drill
ammunition
Unterscl - - I nterscllied_ difference; distinction
Unterst.- - T'nterstand _ shelter; dugout
Unit. F__ ... ___ .__ Unterfiillrer. ------- __ subordinate commander
IUntffz ----------- Unteroffizier. __ noncommissioned o f f i ce r;
sergeant (corresponding
roughly to U. S. sergeant)
UIntffz-Sch-------- ITnteroffiziersschule _ _ _ school for noncommissioned
officers
utntgl -__--------
.. untauglichll . unfit
1 v11 - -v ulnvollstiindig_ ...-- incomplete
unvert _--_.. .. unverteidigt _--------- undefended
unverz _--- _--- unverzagt ............. undaunted; fearless
unvors ..-------
unvorsichtig . . careless; unwise
uinzug..... unzlgaiingliclh
.- - ---- inaccessible
unzul... -- - unzuliinglich .----- - insufficient
unzul________. unzulassig. inadmissible
uInzuvllV ------ . unzulverlassig -- ------ unreliable
Uoffz ---- _-_.- Unteroffizier ---------- noncommissioned officer;
sergea n t (corresponding
roughly to U. S. sergeant6
ABBREVIATIOcN S 201
U.P -____----- _ Unteroffizierposten lnollcomlrlissio ned( office r
command post
u.R............. unter Riickerbittung. -___ _ request return (on docutments)
Url Urlaub - furlough; leave
Url.Antr Urlaubsantritt.. date of start of furlough
Url.Ges --------- Urlaubsgesuch request for furlough
Url.Sch .......... Urlaubschein ------- furlough paper or pass
Url.Sp ........... Urlaubssperre ...... (temporary) discontinuance
for furlolughs
Ursache -..... cause; reason
U rschr ---------- Urschrift .-.. original (as opposed to copy)
Urspr. Ursprung ... origin
Urs.u ........... Ursache unbekannt_ cause unknown
U.S -------------- Unteroffiziersschule_ school for nollcollmlissionell
officers
Uscha--------- - Unterscharfiihrer_ (SS) section leader. Elite
Guard (equivalent U. S.
rank: sergeant)
Uschla --- __ __-
- - Untersuchuings- und National Socialist Supreme
Schlichtungsatlssel hilss Party Board of Investiga-
der Reichsleitnlng der tion and Arbitration
NSI)AP
Ustuf __........ Unterstulrmfiihrer_ _- . (SS) company commllander,
Elite G(ilard (eqliivalent
U. S. rank: Ist lieltenant)
11sw............. und so weiter and so forth
u.UT ___--________ unterirdischer I nterst ;and sublterranean shelter or dug-
out
u.U.__ ---------- unter Umstanden .. .n.. leunr certain conditions
u.VN - _.......... unter Vorbehalt with the proviso or reserva-
tion
IT.V.D -- _------_ Unteroffizier vom Di( enst_ nonconlllnissionelc officer on
(lilty
uverh_ .------- _ unverheiratet -..... single (unmarried)
U.Wm ........... Unterwachtmeister . . (corresponds rouqltlq to U. S
sergeaInt)
U.z.b.V --------- Unteroffizier zur beson ide- nonconmlissioned officer
ren Verwendung specialist

V
V- . Vater
......... ..-....... father
V .......--
- .- Veranderung ---------- change; alteration; Inodifica-
tion; variation
202 GERMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

V- . Verband
......-------- -.-- _ formation; task force;-........
unit;
surgical dressing
V...------------- Verbindung__ connection; junction; -_-.....__
com-
bination; communication;
contact; liaison
v- . _ .. verboten --- forbidden; prohibited -.........
v . ..-------------
verdeckt -.. -.........
defiladed; camouflaged;
screened; masked; covered
V -.------------. Verdienst___ earnings; gain; profit;-..........
merit
V ---- _---------- Verein. -__ association; society; -..........
union
v -------.- vereinigte___ united; combined -.......
V ------------- Vereinigung ........... unification; union; associa-
tion; fusion; junction
V _------_-_----- Verfassung - ........... state; condition; constitu-
tion; situation
V--------------- Verfiigung___ ............ decree; order; disposition;
disposal
V _- --- ---- Vergiitung -_ --. . compensation;
. . . indemnity
. ..-
V ----- __--_ Verkehr ---- traffic; communication;-..........in-
tercourse
V --------------- Vermessungs-] Batterie --.- survey battery (used in con-
junction with conventional
sign)
V -------------- - (Fernsprech)-' Vermi ttlung_ telephone exchange (on
sketches)
V------------- Vermongen -.. ---. __ wealth; ability; power; ca-
pacity; faculty
V --.-----------.. Vernehmung_. .-..-- examination; hearing; inter-
rogation; questioning
V------------- Verbiffentlichung --. .-.--- publication; promulgation
V------------- Verordnung ------- _--- order; ordinance; decree; in-
struction
V- Verpflegung -...- food supply; ration
Verpflegungsunterof fizier__ supply noncommissioned of-
ficer (used in conjunction
with conventional sign for
cavalry)
V -- ------ ---- Verschlagwagen.__. .- _--- crate car; freight car with
latticed-walls for small
cattle
V ---------------- Versichertlng ------...--- insurance; assurance
V ---------- ----- Versorgung __-.- - ----- supply; provisioning
v-_ _-----------_ verspannt -_-_-- -- ..--- braced (airplane construc-
tion)
ABBREVIATIONS 203
V -_._._ Verstarkung
-......... reinforcement; amplification
V- .. _.. Versuch. -......-- attempt; experiment; trial
V- .. _.. .-- Verteidigung defense
verteilen -_
-......--
- to distribute; to divide
v---.... vertikal vertical
V------- Vertikalachse vertical axis of theodolite
(survey service)
V ----------- Vertrag ---------------- treaty; contract; agreement
V -- .--. ----- Vertreter --------------- representative; agent
V .------------...
Verwaltung ........... administration; management
V------------ ---- Verwaltungsamt --------- administrative office
V -..--------- - Verwaltungsdienst .. ...... civil service
V ------------- - Verwaltungsunteroffizier adminlistrative noncomlnnis-
der Luftwaffe sioned officer of the air
corps (sleeve insignia)
V--........... Verwendung ..-
........... use; application; empll)loy-
ment; appropriation
v ---.--..--. verwundet ----------- woundted
V------------. - Verz6gerung ----------- delay; delay-action (ammu-
nition); retardation
V --------- ----- V eterinar -------------- veterinary
Viertel ---------------- quarter; fourth
V --------------- Vize- _-. . --- .. vice-
V --------------- V61lker .. .....--.-.-.-.
- peoples; nations
Volks- ----------------- people's
Voll -................. full
V ---------------- Vollzug . ... .. execution (of orders): carry-
ing out
Volt............ volt
vom........... .---.---- of the
vonll . ..-- . ....
from; of
vor- _---.---. before: in front of; for
formerl1v
V --------------- vorbei --------- . missed! (gunnery)
V --------------- Verder- _------ front; forward
Vorderrad ----- front wheel
Vorgang ------- .--..-.- event; occurrence
V ---------------- Vorhaltepunkt .-.-.-.- lead point (antiaircraft
artillery)
Vormittag ----- -.-....- morning; forenoon
v................ vormittags ....... .-.--... in the morning; before noon
Vorn- . . front
Vorposten -.--- outpost
204 GERMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

Vorschriften -.---- - regulations; instructions;


manual; provisions
V.---------- - Vorwerk ----- advanced work; outwork
verwendungsfiihij fit for duty; employable
1.V - ---.-.
- erste Verz6geruin g. - - - - short delay
2.V _ zweite Verz6gerul ngF ... long delay
vlA-___ Landegeschwindij gkeit von landing speed
Flugzeugen
__ Heeresverwaltung gsamt___ Army Administration Office
V.A ------ Vermessungsabtei ilung.. survey detachment
VA--. Versicherungsanst talt insurance office
VA - - - - Versuchsanstalt - ....... experimental station; re-
search laboratory
V.A Verteidigungsanle itung_ defense regulations; defense
instructions
VAbd -. Vorabend_.._ ... eve; evening before
VAbz - Verwundetenabze ichen_ wound stripe
var .- variabel ..__.... ..... variable
Var . Variation ------- -...-- variation
vat -----.-.-- vaterlindisch --- national; patriotic -......
vaterl. vaterlindisch . --..... national; patriotic
Vb- - Verband___ ____ .-..... formation; unit; task force;
surgical dressing
Vb.. Verbindung.. connection; junction; -------
coim-
bination; communication;
contact; liaison
Vb- Vereinbarung _ agreement; arrangement;
-------
ac-
cord
VB .--- - Visierbereich_ danger zone (gunnery)
V.B... .
.I
. .Vol
kerbund__ League of Nations
VB ----- -__... Vollzugsbestimmu ngen__ _ regulations for the execution
of orders
VB - ..-.-. vorgeschobene Beeobach- advanced observation
tyVng
V. Battr - .-...... Vermessungsbatter rie_ survey battery
Vbd -- Verband ........ .-. iformation;
. unit; task force;
surgical dressing
Vbd ---- -.---... Verbindung .--.- -- . .c onn e c tion; ju n ctio
---n; co m-
bination; communication;
contact; liaison
vbd ------ ... verbunden ______. ....... joined; combined; connected;
dressed (medical)
VBef-.. Vollstreckungsbefe
...... hl_ _ writ of execution; execution-
warrant
ABBRENIATIiONS 205
Vb.G _... Verbindungs graben commllunication trench
vbl - ........ variabel -... variable
V.B1.. .... Verordmungs blatt
...... publlished orders
Vbr ------ Verbrauch__ expenditure (ammunition);
consumptioll
V.B.St -.. ...... meBeobacht-
vorgeschobel advanced observation post
ungsstelle
V.D Veterinardep otr.- veterinlary depot
v.D - vom Dienst_ onil duty; of the service
v.d.... -..-... v on der-... .-.-- ---- . ..of the
v.d -- --- vor dernm .. .-...
- --- . before the
VDA --- .... Volksbund fi r d as National Association for the
DeutschturnimAusland German Element Abroad
V.d.F.H- . Anleitung ziur Verptleg- field commissary regulations
ung des Fe Idheercs for the army
Vdg ------ Verordnung__ decree
ve ------. - Endgeschwin,digkeit der final velocity; striking ve-
Geschosse locity of projectiles
V.E --- - ..... Verpflegungsceinheit ration unllit
VE ---- ..... Volksempfainlger... people's radio receiver
Ver Verein __ . associatiol; society; ulnion
ver ...... vereinigte ._- .. unlited; combined
verabsch__ -......verabschiedet t .... . discharged;
.... . retired; takent
leave
Verabsc h ...... Verabschiedu ng .------
dismissal; discharge; farewell
Veriind . Veranderungl -------- change; alteration; modlifica-
tion; variation
Verantw Verantwortlic her -.-.---- responlsible perlson
verb verbessert_- corrected; ilnmproved
Verb .... ...... Verbesserunig correction; improvemelt ; ad-
justmeiit
Verb ---- -- Verbindung . connectionl; jumctiotn; com-
binationl; coimmnicialio);
contact; liaisoln
verb__ ....... verboten__ forbiddein; p)rohlibited
verb . verbtindete- allied; united; confederate
verb_.. ....... verbunden .j.... joined; combined; conl ected;
dressed (medical)
Verbd_ .-.-.-. Verband
.-.. formation: uliit sulrgical
dressing
Verbd ----------- Verbindung__ ........... connection; junction; con,-
bination; communication;
contact; liaison
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206 GERMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

Verb.Flgz --------- Verbindungsflugzeug_ communication plane


Verb. Gr --------- Verbindungsgruppe__ connecting group; communi-
cation section
Verb. Grb ------- Verbindungsgraben -.--- communication trench
Verb.Kradf ------ Verbindungskraftrad- communication motorcy-
fahrer clist
Verb. Kst......... Verbandkasten --------- surgeon's dressing case; med-
icine chest
Verb. I----------- Verbindungslinie -..---- line of communication
Verb. Lte …------- Verbindungsleute -- - --- connecting file
Verb. M .......... Verbindungsmann ... .. contact man (march security)
Verb. Offz.-..... Verbindungsoffizier liaison officer; agent officer
Verb. P --------- Verbandpackchen ------ first-aid kit
Verb. Pi1 ------- Verbandplatz ---------- field dressing station
Verb. R --------- Verbindungsrotte ...... connecting file
verbr ----------- verbrannt ------------- burned; consumed by fire
V erbr ----------- Verbrauch............. expenditure (of ammunition);
consumption
verbr -- _-_------- verbraucht ------------ consumed; spent; used; ex-
pended (of ammunition)
Verbr ----------- Verbrechen ------------ crime; felony
verbr ----------- verbrecherisch -.... ---- criminal
Verbr ----------- Verbrennung............ combustion
Verbr. Geschw -... Verbrennungsgeschwin- rate of combustion (gunnery)
digkeit
Verbr. Mot -....... Verbrennungsmotor ------ combustion engine
Verbr. R........ Verbrennungsraum ------ combustion chamber (gun-
nery)
Verbr.Temp ----- Verbrennungstemp- combustion temperature
eratur (g snnery)
Verbst ---------- Verbandstoff ---------- bandage; dressing
Verb.St ---------- Verbindungsstab - liaison staff
Verb. Uffz -------- Verbindungsunteroffizier liaison non-comnmissioned of-
ficer
Verbzg ---------- Verbandzeug ----------- bandage; dressing (medical)
Verd ------------ Verdacht - suspicion
verd ----- __----- verdachtig ------------- suspected; suspicious
verd ---- _--- ---- verdiinm t ------------- tamped (combat engineer
blasting service)
Verd ------------ Verdainmung ---- _-__ - tamping (combat engineer
blasting service)
verd -verdeckt -------------- defiladed; camouflaged;
screened; masked; cov-
ered
ABBREVIATIONS 207
verd ------------ verdichtet .------------
condensed; compressed
Verd ------------ Verdichtung ----------- compression; condensation;
concentration: packing;
solidification; thickening
Verd ------------ Verdichtungsverhiltnis__ compression ratio; degree of
compression (engine)
Verd ------------ Verdienst -------------- earnings; gain; profit; merit
verd ------- verdient --------------- deserved; earned: merited
verd ------------ verdorben ------------ spoiled; rotten
verd ------------ verdunkelt ------------- blacked out
Verd ------------ Verdunkelung ...... black-out
Verd. Med Verdienst medaille .. medal of merit
Verd.b.--------- Verdunkelungsubunlg - - black-out practice
vereid ----------- vereidigen --------- ---- to swear (a person) inl; to
administer all oat h
Vereid ---------- Vereidigter -------------- person un:lder oath
Vereid ---------- Vereidigung ------------ swearing-in; attestation
verein ----------- vereinigenl.......... to concentrate (fire)
Vereinf ---------- Vereinfachung ---------- simplificationl
verf ------------- verfahren -------------- to act; to proceed; to manage
Verf ------------ Verfahren -------------- procedure; process; pract ice
Verf ----------. V erfall ---------------- decay: decadenlce: declilne
verf-------------- verfallen ------------- to decay; to decline; to
deteriorate
Verf------------- Verfassung ------ ---- state (condition); Constit u-
tion; situation
verf-------------- verfehlen -------------- to fail; to miss
Verf - - Verfehlung ------.. lapse
verf ---------- verfeuern -- _-_-_-_-_--- to burn; to use up
verf - - - verfeuert---------- burned; used up (of ammrnu-
nition)
verf ..- ...... .....verfolgen --------------- to pursue, to per s( e lte; to
trail
verf-------------- verfolgt --------- ---- - pursued; persecuted; trailed
Verf ------------ Verfolgung ------------- persecution: pu)rsuit
verf ------------- verfiigen..----------- to decree; to dispose
Verf------------- Verftigunmg ------------- decree; order; disposition;
disposal
Verf.FI1-------- Verfolgungsflieger ------ pursuit flier
Verf.Tr __-------- Verfiigungstruppe ------ reserves; mInaeuver force;
permanently militarized
SS units
Verg ---------- Vergangenheit ------ past
verg ... vergasen ..... ... to gas; to attack with gas
208 GCE'RMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

Verg_ ..- Vergaser. . carburetor


Verg_ .-... Vergasung gassing; carburetion
verg vergattern_- assemble for change of the
guard (by the beat of a
drum)
Verg_ Vergatterung change of the guard
Verg_ .... _-Vergehen misdemeanor
verg vergelten to repay; to retaliate; to re-
ward
Verg ------ Vergeltung. retaliation; reprisal
verg ------ vergiften to poison
Verg Vergiftung ... lpoisoning; contamination
Verg Vergutung ..... compensation; indemnity
Verg. F Vergelt ungsfeiierl retaliatory fire
Vergl _ Vergleich.... ... comparison
Vergl.S -h_ __Vergleichsschiessei _n . ...
registration fire
Vergl. Z Vergleichsziel auxiliary target (artillery)
Verg. M Vergeltulngsmassall ahme__ retaliatory measure
Verg. MIot. - Vergasermot or._ carburetor engine
Vergr Vergr6sserung -.. enlargement; increase; aug-
mentation
Verh_ Verhliltn is.. relation; proportion: ratio
verh_ verhal ginisvoll. fatal; fateful; ominous; por-
tentous; disastrous
,verh,. verhaftet ..---.. arrested; apprehended; tak-
en into custody; impris-
oned
Verh. Verhaftung arrest; imprisonment; cap-
ture
Verh_ Verhalten__ behavior; attitude
verh _ verhandelt negotiated; treated; deliber-
ated
Verh ---------- Verhau - .-. abatis; barbed-wire obstacle
verh -.--- ___ verhindert ,,__ hindered; prevented; ob-
structed
Verh ---------- Verhinderung .... hindering; prevention; ob-
stacle; impediment
V erh ---------- VerhOjr .hearing; interrogation; ex-
amination; questioning
verh... ..... . verhlort examined; interrogated; ques-
tioned
verj _ ___. .____ verjudcet, _.... Judaized
Verj.......... Verjtingng - - - - - ..- tapering (form of projectile)
verk ----------- verkantet ------ tilted; canted (sighting error)
ABBREVIATIOTNS 209
Verk - Verkehr_ traffic; commnunication: in-
tercon rse
Verk ------.-- .--. Verkiilldigung ___ _ _.._ _ _ _ _ announcement; publicat ion;
proclamnationl; pronounc-
ing (of sentence)
Verk ----- . Verkiirzung___ ......--.. . shortening; abridglenlt; ab-
breviation
Verk.Fl - Verkehlrsfliegel r .... commercial flier
Verk.Flzg --- Verkehrsfilgze !ug , commercial plane; passellger
plane
Verkl -- - - ___ Verklcidung__ cowVling (airplane and auto-
mrobile construction); cns-
ing: camouflage: disgulise
Verkl -. --
_ Verkleinerung_ reduction; diminitt ilo
Verk. Tr .... Verkehrstrul)ppCITI. communication troops
Verkzg. ... Verkiirzungr shortening; abridgmenlt: arb-
breviat ion
verl_ -- verladen___
..... to load; to entrain (troops)
Verl .....- Verladung ent raining; embarkat ion; (e11-
bussing
Verl- Verlaingerung l)rolongation; extension
verl_ v'erlastcet. loaded (pack animals)
Verl Verlastung -- loading of pack animals
Verl Verlauf ...
,. course; progress; proicess; de-
velopment
verl -- verlegen _ to shift fire (artilltr!l)
\Verl - Verlegulng shift; transfer: tranlspolirta-
tion (of troops)
verl_ verlesen to call the roll
verl verlet zt .woulnded; injureld; hurrl; vio-
lated; offenlded-
Verl. Verlet zuing .... injury; violation
verl -- - - verloren...- lost,
Verl ----- Verlust . -- loss: casualty
Verl.Bhf . Verladebahnhol loading station (rail!to )
Verl. Kdo_. Verladekomnlmal udo enltrainling colllllallnd post
Verl.L -- Verlustliste casualty list
Verl. Off z Verladeoffizier_ entraining officer
Verl. R -... Vcrladerampe_ loading ramp
Verl.St_ _ Verladestab loading crew
Verl. St . Verladestation . entraining stat ion
Verl.St -.- Verladestelle_ _ . ent raining point: loading
point; point of emlubarktl-
tion; entrucking point
210 GERMAN MILITARY ABBRE;VIATIONS

Verl.St ........... Verlingerungssttick extension piece


Verl.Utb --------- Verladeiibung ---------- entraining practice
Verl. Z........... Verladezeit ------------ entraining time
verm------------ vermacht ------------- bequeathed
Verm ----------- Vermichtnis ----------- testament
Verm ---------- Vermahlung ----------- grinding
verm ..-------- vermehrt ------------- increased; multiplied
Verm ----------- Vermehrung ----------- increase; multiplication
Verm ----------- Verm erk -------------- observation; note; remark
verm ---------- vermessen -------------- to measure; to survey
Verm ----------- Vermessung ------------ survey; measurement
verm.__-_-_-_-__ vermindert ------------ lessened; diminished; abated
Verm ----------- Verminderung ---------- reduction; diminution
verm------------ vermisst-------------- missing
Verm ------------ Vermisste -- ----- ----- missing men
verm ------- vermitteln ------------- mediate; arrange
Verm ----------- Vermittlung ------------ intervention; mediation
Verm ----------- Vermittlungsstelle ------ telephone exchange
Verm ----------- Verm6gen ------------- wealth; ability; power; ca-
pacity; faculty
verm ------------ vermutet --- ------- conjectured; supposed
verm ------------ verm utlich --------------- presumable; probable; likely
Verm ----------- Vermutung ------------ supposition; conjecture;
surmise
Verm. Abt ------- Vermessungsabteilung -..- survey detachment
Verm.Battr Vermessungsbatterie -.--- survey battery
Verm. Tr --------- Vermessurlgstrupp ------ survey detachment
V ern ------------ Vernachliissigung ------ negligence; neglect
V ern ------------ Vernehmung ----------- questioning; interrogation;
examination; hearing
vern ------------ verneint --------------- denied; contradicted
V ern ------------ Verneinm ng ------------ denial; contradiction
vern ------------ vernichtet ------------- destroyed; annihilated
Vern ------------ Vernichtung ----------- annihilation; destruction
vern - _-_-_-_-_- _ vernachlassigt ---------- neglected; slighted
vern ---------- vernagelt -------------- spiked (weapon)
vern ---------.--- vernommen ------------ questioned; interrogated;
heard
verneb.......... vernebeln -------------- to screen by smoke
Verneb ---------- Vernebelung ------ ----- smoke screening
Vern. F.......... Vernichtungsfeuer ------ destructive fire; annihilating
fire (artillery)
Vern.i.D......... Vernachlissigung im neglect of duty
Dienst
ABBREVIATIONS 211
Vern. Kr ---- _-_- Vernichtungskrieg -- ---- war of annihilation
Ver6ff ----------- Ver6ffentlichung ------- publication; promnlgation
verordn _-_--- verordnet -------------- ordered; decreed
Verordn -- _-_-_-_ Verordnung _-_-_-_-_--- ordnance; decree; order; in-
struction
Verp - _-_-_-_---- Verpackung _-_-_-_-_-_- packing; loading
verp -- _-_-_-_--- verpasst missed; adjusted (gas mask)
..-------------
verp ------------ verpestet _------------- infected; poisoned
verp ------ _-_-_- verp6nt --------------- forbidden; prohibite(d
verp ------------ verpufft -----------.-.- fired away (uselessly) ; wasted
verpfl -----.-.-.-- verpflanzt ------------- transplanted; replanted
verpfl ----------- verpflegt -------------- fed; cared for; nourished
Verpfl ----------- Verpflegung-............ rations; food supply; ration-
ing
Verpfl -------.-.-- Verpflichtung ........... obligation; duty
Verpfl.Auf ------- Verpflegungsaufent halt .. food stop
Verpfl.Ausg. (St.) V e r p f I e g ux g sausgabe- rations distribution point
stelle
Verpfl. B.------- Verpflegungsbasis ------- rations base
Verpfl. Empf ---- Verpflegungsenlpfang -- - receipt of rations
Verpfl.Fz -------- Verpflegungsfahrzeug --- commissary wagon
Verpfl. Kfs -_-_--- Verpf legungskraftfahr- rations motor truck
zeug
Verpfl. Kol -------- Verpfleg ungskolonne ----- commissary train; supply
column
Verpfl. L ------ Verpflegungsliste --- ration list,
Verp.I g ----------- Verpflegungslager ------ commissary depot
Verpfl. Mag ------ Verpflegungsmnagazin -- -- food depot
Verpfl. Nachsch -.. Verpflegiungsnachschub___ supply rep)lacementll; brinig-
ilng up of food supll)lies
Verpfl.Offz ------- Verpflegungsoffizier -.-- comlmissary offlicer: mess offi-
cer
Verpfl.P ----. _--- Verpflegungsportion _._.. individual rations
Verpfl.Tr __------ Verpflegungstross ------- supply train; ration train;
commissary train
Verpfl. Uffz ------- Verpfl egungsuntero ffi- supply noncomtlnlissiolled
zier officer; mess sergeallt
Verpfl.V _-------- Verpflegungsvorschrift. -.. rations regulations
Verpfl. Wg ------- Verpflegungswagen .... siupply wagon
Verpfl.Zg -------- Verpflegungszug .. - - slupply train (railtway)
Verr ------------ Verrater . ..... traitor
Verr ------------ Verrat . treason
verr------------ verraten_-------------- to betray
212 'GERMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

verr.. verrechnet_ placed to account; settled;


miscalculated
Verr. Verrechnung placing to account; settle-
ment; miscalculation
verr ---- verringert ---- diminished; reduced
verr -. verriickt ....... .. insane; crazy; deranged
Verrgl Verriegelung .. ........ barricade; locking mechan-
isin (weapons)
Vers---- Vershumnis . neglect; negligence
vers ----- vershumt -- missed; neglected
vers ------- versagen _-------
-- ....... to fail; misfire; refuse; deny
Vers ..... Versager ----- misfire
vers.. versammnelt .. assembled
Vers Versamrnmlung ...... convention; assembly; gath-
ering
vers versandt ------ ...... dispatched
Versandung ------ ...... sanding up; choking up with
sand
Vers versehlien ----- ....... provided; furnished with;
supplied
Versehen ------- ------ provisioning; furnishing
with; supply; mistake;
blunder
vers. versetzt ... transferred; removed
Vers
vers Versetzullng - transfer; removal
versichert ... insulred; guaranteed
Vers Versicherulng . ... insurance; assurance; secu-
rity.
Vers. versorgt...... provided for; cared for
vers Versorgll ng provision; maintenance sllp-
ply
Vers Versorgungswesen .suplply system; state pro-
vision for the deserving
Vers Versuchl
. ..... .-.... attempt; experiment; trial
vers ---- versuclhsweise --- .. by way of trial; as an experi-
ment; experimental
Vers. Aldbt, . Versuchsabteilunhg experimental department
Vers. Abt.d.Verk.- Versutchsabteilumg der experimental detachment of
Tr Verkehrstruppen the communication troops
Vers. Anst ------ Versicherungsanstal lt .... insurance office
Vers. Anst ----- - Versuchsanstalt experimental station; re-
search laboratory
Vers. Anst.f.Ifdfw-_ Verstichlsanstalt ffir 1Hland- experimental station for
feuerwaffen small weapons
ABBREVIATIONS 213
Vers.B - Versuchsballon . .. experimental balloon
Vers.1Ba Itt... Versuchsbatterie. experimental battery
Vers. BeAh.... Versorgungsbeh6rde state administration for vet-
erans
Vers.Bt Versilchsboot. experimlental boat
Vers.Bt tr .. Versuchsbatterie experimental battery
versch - . verschalt .. boarded; revetted
.--
-
versch_ verschan zt .. .. entrenched
Versch .Verschan zulng. elitrenlchmlent; enutrelnching
versch ---- verscharrt . . covered with earth
Versch Verschiebung.. shifting; displacement; de-
lay
versch__ ....-- .... verschieden -------- died: variouls
..
Versch .......... \
Verschiedenes.. snlldry; various
Versch Verschiedenheit .. difference; variety
versch verschifft ---- --- shipped out; exported
Versch \Verschiffung ... shipping: shipment
versch . verschoben ... removed; shifted; delahyed
verschb verschollen iresumlied dead; sunlk ilnto
oblivionl
Versch Versehollene. _missing person
versch_ ......... verschont
......... protected; spared: illunllne
versch.. _ .......... verschossenll . .------ out of aninuiiiitioni
Versch ........ Verschiuttung g -...
.. burial alive
versch verschulldell .... to be in debt: to be iridehild
Versch. I . rschiffunigshafenl port of emibarkati ill
Verschl_ .......- - Verschlamnung .. silt
verschl . verschleehte.rt ...... deteriorated:; made \Norse
Verschl_ Vrschlechtterlng-
e deterioration
verschl. verschleiert ..... screened
verschl verschleppt .------- remiloved; nluisllaced(
verschl_ vershleudert ..... thrown away; wasted
verseh . verschlossen .... locked: uncomlmnui-iicat ive
verschl__ .... verschluhgen swallowed: illt:erwov(en
Verschll Verschluss .. . bolt; brecch l:ock lock;
breech miechanismil
Verschl. I --K .--..
. Verschlusskappe .... locking cap; breechi}lock
cover
Verschl.S it-------- Versc hluhsss tick. breechlilock
Verschl . Fr ------. Verschleierungtruppen camouflaging troops: smloke
troops
Verschr .... Verschraubung screwing
Verschr_ Verschrot tung ... scrapping
verschw_ verschwiegen --------- secretive
214 GERMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

verschw ---------- verschwinden -.--- -. -- to disappear


Verschw -.. Verschworung ------ ..... conspiracy; plot
verschw- . verschwunden____' ..... disappeared
Verschw. Laf Verschwindlafette_ _ ..... retractable gun mount
Vers.Fst Vorschrift fiir die wirt- regulations for the provision-
schaftliche Versor]gung ing of fortresses
der Festungen
Vers. Fz _-_----- Versuchsfahrzeug__ test vehicle
Vers. Geb Versammlungsgebiet assembly area
Vers. Kdo Versuchskommando_ experimental unit
Vers. Kdo. F]ak . - Versuchskommando fiir experimental detachment of
Flugzeugabwehrks ano- antiaircraft artillery
nen
Vers. Komp ------ Versuchskomp anie --____ experimental company
Vers. L,g .. Versammlungs lager ----- reception center; assembly
camp
Vers. Mschft.... versammelte l' lannschaft_ assembled personnel (of a
unit)
Versorg - -- __.-- Versorgu ng___ provisioning; supply;-........social
security
Versp --------- Verspattung .--........ delay
versp -- --.---- verspannt .__ -...- .-. ..braced (aviation)
Versp .. ..-- -__.- Verspanlnung_ bracing (airplane)
versp -- - -__
-- versperrt .._. blocked; barricaded; block-
-.........
aded
Versp- Versperruing_ barring; barricading; block-
ade (of a port)
Vers. P1 .... Versammhllngsl platz ----- assembly point
Verspr . Versprechung_ promise
Verspr. Versprengter straggler
Verspr... Versprengung_ dispersal; isolation
Verspr.S.St Versprengter isammel- straggler collecting point
stelle
Vers.Sch ....-........ Versuchschiess( en - -_ - , test firing
Vers.St. --------- Versorgungstell le _ supply station; social welfare
office.
V er.St ----------- Verladestelle __.---...-- entraining point; loading
point; point of embarka-
tion
Ver.St -....... __ Verlingerungss tiiick extension piece
Verst.......... Verstarker -. amplifier (radio)
verst........... verstarkt __ reinforced; intensified
Verst ----------- Verstarkung__- .--....... reinforcement; amplification
(radio)
ABBREVIATIOLNS 215
verst . .. verstanden understood
Verst. Versteck ...... hiding place
verst versteckt .-.. hidden
Verst -- Verstopfung . .........---
stoppage; obstruction
verst - verstorben ------------- deceased
Verst.. Verstorbener ---------.. deceased person
verst --- verstiimmelt - mutilated; maimed
Verst Verstiimmelung ..- - -. . mutilation
Vers.St -- -- Versuchsstelle .. ... testing station
Verst.Art Verstarkerungsartillerie reinforcement artillery
verst.F.P__. - verstairkter Feldpostenu reinforced combat outpost
Verstkg ------- Verstarkung -- --.--- reinforcement; amplification
(radio)
Verstzg ---------- Versetzung .-. transfer
Verst.Zul. Vcrstiimrnmelten zulage- allowance for mnlutilat ed
Vers.Vbd -- Versuchsverband . experimental unit
Vers.Vg -------- Versailler Vertrag... Versailles Treaty
Vers.Zw ------ Versuchszweck .. experimenlltal purpose
vert -----. -------- vcrtagt . adjourned
Vert --------- Verteidiger . defender
....
vert ----------- verteidigt --------------- defended
Vert ----- Verteidigung . ...........
defense
vert ----------- vert eilen __-_______....
.- to distribute
Vert----_---_ Verteiler --- ---------.-- distributor
vert vertikal ...----
.. vertical
Vert . Vert reter ------. representative: agent
Vert. Abschn Verteidigungsabschnitt . defense sect or
Vert.Anl... Verteidigungsanlage defenses; defellsiv( works
Vert. Anl -.. Verteidigungsanlleitl ng. defense instructiolns
Vert.Art -.---..- - Verteidigungsart illerie (lefenrsive artillery
Vert. Bhf -- Verteilungsbahnhof . distribution railroad station
Vert.Fr..... Verteidigungsfront defense front; frol t age of
defensive position
Vert.L ---- Verteidigungslini e line of defense
Vert.P -.---- - Verteidigungspunkt .. defense point
Vertr. - Vertrag .... treaty; contract; agreeiment
vertr - . vertreten to represelt;
Vertr . Vertreter representative; agent
Vertr. P Vertrauensposten confidential position; place
of trust
Vertr. Tr.Arzt Vertragstruppenarzt contract surgeon
Vert.St- .__ Verteidigungsstelhlng defensive position
Vert.Syst ..- Verteidigungssystem defensive system
Vert.Z .-.-- Verteidigungszone .. defense zone
216 GERMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

Vert.Zust_._._._. Verteidigungszt istand . defense condition


verurs ....-.------ verursacht ... - caused
Verurt --------- Veru rteilter__ condemned person; convicted
person; sentenced person
Verurt -------- Verurteilung ___ condemnation; sentence
Verv .. Vervielfiiltiglung ___ reproduction; multiplica-
tion
Vervollst....... Vervollstaindigu .ng. completion
Verw ..........
- Verwalt er administrator
verw --------- verxwaltet ........ nadministered; managed
Verw ------------ Verwaltulng .-......... administration; management
verw......---- verwandt ...... -related
Verw ------------ Verwarnung_ .-. .caution; reprimand; warn-
ing
Verw_---- ------- Verwechsellng ........ confusion; mistake
Verw --------- Verweigerung . refusal; denial
Verw. ----.--.-. - Verweis- .....-......--.. reprimand; rebuke
Verw -- --.------- Verwendung .. use; employment; applica-
-......
tion; appropriation
Verw_------- - Verwnviistung --- ..-----.- devastation
Verw ------- - Verwundeter.. wounded person: injured --------.
man
verwu --.-- verwundet - .-.-..... wounded
Verw ...
Verw. Abblef
I:::: Verwundung__
Verwu.ndetena abbefor-
wound; injury
evacuation of wounded men
derung
Verw.Absch-_ VerwundetenabEsCh1lb evacuation of wounded men
Verw.A)z ..__ .... Verwundetenab2 zeichen. wound stripe
Verw. B - ..... Verwaltullgsbehi tlter administrative official
Verwdg .. . Verwendung . -use; emiployment; applica-
tion; appropriation
Vcrw. (eb Verwaltungsgebi aiude. administration building
Verw. N.... .... -Venvundetennes t . forward collecting point for
...
wounded
Verw. Pers ....... Verwaltu ngspers sonatl administrative personnel
Verw. S.St. Verwuiindetens am nlel- collecting point (mredical)
stelle
Verw.Tr-.... ..... Verwundetentrai nsport transportation of wounded
men
verz --.-.-.- .-... verzeichnet . listed; registered
Verz -------- Verzeichnis
... -.... -........ - index; list: register
Verz -------- Verzettelunlg..-.... .- . waste;
.
...-- scattering
verz ----. verz6gert _----- -. ....... delayed
ABBREVIATl'O':S 217
Verz - ----- ------ Verz6gerung --. . ...--. delay; delay-action (ammu-
nition); retardation
Verz__ .......... Verzug__ -.-----.- --....- delay; postponement
Verzw_ ........... Verzweiflung__.. -_ ...... despair
Verzw_ ... _......_ Verzweigmnig ramification
Verz.Z_ - - .....- Verz6gerun gszi der r .... delay-action fuze
Vet_ _ .......... Veterinar .. veterinary
Vet ... Veterinarmittel -.... .... veterinary supplies and rem-
edies
Vet.D ----------- Veterinardienst.... veterinary service; Veteri-
nary Corps
Vet. Ger ....... Veterinargerait___ veterinary equipmentlt (in-
strulnents)
Vet.Insp .----- VeteriniArinspektion. . inspectorate of veterinary
services
Vet.K__- .-.-... Veterinairkorps. Veterinary Corps
Vet. Offz .-.-. ...Veterinaroffizier. veterinary officer
Vet. R___ __ -....
-Veteriniirrat
. senior veterinary officer in
government, service
Vf Verfassung ---- -.......... state; condition: constitu-
tion; situlation
Vf --- Verfolgung - . persecutioun; pursuit
Vf -------------- Verfiugung decree: orcder; dtisl)osition;
disposal
V.F '------------- Vernichtungsfeuer_ e.structive fire (artillery)
annihilating fire
V.F
.14'
.. . . Vorschrift
....... fiir- regulations for-- -
Vfg ---------- Verfiigung .. decree; order: disposition;
dis posal
Vg .- -------. li6chstgeschwindigk( eit. top speed (airplane)
Vg ------------- Vereinigung - associationl; u 1nion
Vg .......--------
Verordnung decree
Vg ---- ------ ---- Vertrag - - . ... treaty; contract; agreement
Vg -..-.----- - Volksgenosse .. fellow countrymlan; co-na-
tional
Vg .. Vorgang --
..---------- .... event; occurrence
VgKm/h - . Hochstgeschwindigk(
....... eit in top speed in kilometers per
Stundenkiloimetern I hour
Vgl --------------- Vergleich .- comparison
vgl --------------- vergleiche compare; see
Vgr ----------.. Vergaser . carburetor
v.g.u _____________ vorgelesen, genehil nigt, read, approved, signed
unterschrieben
218 GERMAN MILITARY ABBREVIATIONS

v.H ----------- vom Hundert ...- per cent


V.I-------------- Veterinarinspektion_ inspectorate of veterinary
services
viell vielleicht -_------------- perhaps
Vierr. Antr Vierradan trieb ---------- four-wheel drive
Vierr.Br --------- Vierradbremse --------- four-wheel brake
viersp ----------- vierspannnig ............. drawn by four horses
Vjn-- - - - - - Veterinarinspektion ------ veterinary inspectorate
Vis ----------- Visier ----------------- rear sight
Vis.------------ Visum ---------------- visa
Vis.Ber _--------- Visierbereich ----------- danger zone
Vis.Eb --- -- -- - Visierebene ------------ plane of sighting
Vis.Einr ---- - - -- Visiereinrichtung ------ sighting mechanism
Vis.L............ Visierlinie ---- -- -- -- line of sighting;