UNIT IDENTIFICATION VEHICLE MARKINGS

 
 

First group

 

The first group will designate the smallest appropriate unit listed below in accordance with the following code:

 
Army Arabic numeral followed by letter A.
     
Army Air force Arabic numeral followed by a star 3 inch high.
     

Army Ground Forces AGF
     
Corps ( Army ) Roman numeral.
     
Division ( Armored ) Arabic numeral followed by triangle 3 inches high with with -inches stroke.
     
Division ( Cavalry ) Arabic numeral followed by letter C.
     
Division ( Infantry ) Arabic numeral.
     
General Headquarters GHQ
     
Zone of communications ZC
     
Zone of interior ZI
     
  All others Nonconflicting letters.
     
     

Second group

 

The second group will designate separate regiment, separate brigades; groups, separate battalions, or separate companies, and similar units by appropriate number or symbol, followed by arm or service in accordance with abbreviations listed below. When indicating headquarters and headquarters companies or special companies of units identified in first group, the second group will consist only of the letter "X." When indicating brigades, the numeral will be underlined.

 

Airborne AB
     
Army Air Force units Star 3 inches high.
     
Antiaircraft (Artillery) AA
     
Amphibious AM
     
Armored regiment Triangle 3 inches high with with -inches stroke.
     
Bombardment Group BG
     
Cavalry C
     
Chemical Warfare Service G
     
Coast Artillery Corps CA
     
Corps of Engineers E
     
Fighter Group FG
     
Field Artillery F
     
Glider Infantry GL-I
     
Infantry I ( preceded by dash -inch square ).
     
Medical Department M
     
Military Police P
     
Ordnance Department O ( preceded by dash -inch square ).
     
Reconnaissance R
     
Quartermaster Corps Q
     
Signal Corps S
     
Transport TC
     
Tank Destroyer TD
     
Tank Group TG
     
     

Third group

 

The third group will designate companies and similar organizations (cavalry troops, artillery batteries, ect ) by letters in accordance with the following code:

 
Ambulance AMB
     
Antitank AT
     
Cannon CN
     
Collecting COLL
     
Construction CONS
     
Evacuation EVAC
     
Headquarters HQ
     
Heavy weapons HW
     
Maintenance MT
     
Medical MED
     
Military Police P
     
Mortar MR
     
Laundry LDY
     
Ordnance ORD
     
Reconnaissance R
     
Refrigeration REF
     
Sanitary SAN
     
Service company. SV
     
Train TN
     
Transport TC
     
Veterinary VET
     
Separate company identified in second group X or abbreviation of company
     
Lettered company ( A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, K, L and M ) Letter designation
 
     
     

Fourth group

 

The fourth group will designate the serial number of the vehicle in normal order of march within the organization to which it is assigned. Vehicles assigned to any headquarters will be combined for purposes of numbering with those of the appropriate headquarters company or similar organization, and will be given the smaller serial numbers used therein.

 
 
EXAMPLES
 
First Army. 113th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, C Troop, third vehicle 
   
   
   
First Army, 125th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, A Troop, first vehicle 
   
   
   
XIX Corps, 8th Field Artillery Observation Battalion, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, fifth vehicle
   
   
   
XIX Corps, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, second vehicle
 
   
   

2nd Armored Division, 66th Armored Regiment, B Company, second vehicle

   

   
   

30th Infantry Division, 117th Infantry Regiment, F Company, First Platoon, second vehicle

   

   
   

 

 

 

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