N

N : Navigator (on RAF insignia)
NATAF : North African Tactical Air Force
NATOUSA : North Africa Theatre of Operations, US Army
Nav : Navigator
N C : Navy Cross Medal
NCO : Non-commissionned Officer
needle : aiguille
NETH MWO : Militaire Willemes Order - Netherlands
NGSOs : Naval Gunfire Support Officers
NJG : Nachtjagdgeshwader (German Night Fighter Squadron)
nm : nautical miles
NMCM : Navy-Marine Corps Medal
NOPE : New Orleans Port of Embarkation
NOR ROSO : Royal Order of Saint Olaf - Norway
N R : No Record
nucleus : noyau
NWSC : Northwest Service Command
NYPE : New York Port of Embarkation

O

(O) : Ordnance Material Inspector, Example : SP(O)1C
OADU : Overseas Aircraft Despatch Unit
OAMCU : Overseas Air Movements Control Unit
OAN : See LUX OAN
OAN : See USSR OAN
OAPU : Overseas Aircraft Preparation Unit
OBE : Officer, Order of British Empire
Obf. : Oberfuhrer (Rank between Colonel and General)
Ob. Gren. : Obergrenadier (Private First Class)
Oblt : Oberleutnant
Oboe : Radio blind bombing Aid
OBSN : Observation
OC : Officer Commanding
O C : See BELG O C, IRAN OC or IT O C
OCM : Organisation Civile et Militaire
OCU : Operational Conversion Unit
(OFF) : Officer
Ofw : Oberfeldwebel
OG : American Operational Group (4 officers & 30 soldiers, 'American Jedburghs')
Ogruf. : Obergruppenfuhrer und General der Waffen SS (Lieutenant General)
O K : See USSR OK
O L : See BELG O L
(OLC) : Oak Leaf Cluster, additional award-US Army
ONI : See TU ONI
OPR : See RP OPR
OR : Operational Requirement
ORA : Organisation de Résistance de l'Armée
ORB : Operational Record Book
ORBAT : Order of Battle
orchard : verger
ORD : Ordnance
ORS : See USSR ORS
Orstgruf. : Oberstgruppenfuhrer und Generaloberst der Waffen SS (General)
ORTU : Operational and Refresher Training Unit
Osha. : Oberscharfuhrer (Company Sergeant Major, Sergeant 1st Class)
OSS : Office of Strategic Services
Ostubaf. : Obersturmbannfuhrer (Lieutenant-Colonel)
Ostuf. : Obersturmfuhrer (1st Lieutenant)
OTU : Operational Training Unit
outskirts : périphéries
OYH : See CH OYH

P

/P/ : Pathfinder
(P) : Photographic Specialist, Example : SP(P)1C
P A : Presidential Accolade
/PA/ : Philippine army
PAA : Pan American Airways
PAF : Polish Air Force
"Par Nobile Fratrum" : "A Noble Pair of Brothers" - RAF 38 Group, 297 Squadron                                        and 299 Squadron motto
pathfinder : éclaireur
PC : Pay Clerk
PE : Port of Embarkation
peer : pair
PETR : Petroleum
PFC : Private First Class
PFF : Path Finder Force
PGR : Photographer
P H : Purple Heart Medal
PHIL : Philippine
PHIL DCS : Distinguished Conduct Star - Republic of the Philippines
PHIL DSS : Distinguished Service Star - Republic of the Philippines
PHIL G C : Gold Cross - Republic of the Philippines
PHIL MMM : Military Merit Medal - Republic of the Philippines
PHM : Pharmacist's Mate
PHOM : Photographer's Mate
PL : Platoon
PL SGT : Platoon Sergeant
Plt Off : Pilot Officer
PLUTO : Pipe Line Under the Ocean
P M : See CH P M
PM : Patternmaker
PM SGT : Paymaster Sergeant
P/O : Pilot Officer
POA : Pacific Ocean Area
PON : Ponton
PR : Photographic Reconnaissance
PoW : Prisoner of War
PR : Parachute Rigger
PRCHT : Parachute
PRIN MUS : Principal Musician
PRO : Public Record Office
PROV : Provisional
PRTR : Printer
/PS/ : Philippine Scouts
PSO : Presumed Struck Off
PTR : Printer
PTS : Parachute Training School
PUR : Pursuit
PUS : Permanent Under Secretary
PVT : Private
PW : Prisoner of War
Pz.Abt. : Panzer-Abteilung
PzD : Panzer-Division
PzGrD : Panzergrenadier-Division

PzK : Panzer-Korps

Pz.R : Panzer-Regiment

Pz.Jg : Panzer-Jager

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